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  • December 24, 2010 24 Dec'10

    Fast Guide to Mobile Telephony

    This printable table provides explanations for each of the major mobile telephony protocols, organized by generation.  Continue Reading

  • December 23, 2010 23 Dec'10

    Quiz: The robots are coming!

    Sure -- NOW they vacuum and scrub the floor -- but what happens when they wise up? The following could be required information when the robots take over.  Continue Reading

  • December 23, 2010 23 Dec'10

    Quiz: What's the Big Idea?

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about important theories teminology.  Continue Reading

  • December 22, 2010 22 Dec'10

    Flat-panel TV Guide

    Benefits of flat-panel TVs | Flat-panel features to considerA quick comparison of LCD, LED, OLED and plasma TVsFlat-panel TV technologies: LCD | LED | Plasma | OLEDMore informationA flat-panel TV is a television set that uses one of several ...  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2010 21 Dec'10

    Enterprise Cloud Computing FAQ

    Enterprise cloud computing is the special case of utilizing cloud computing for competitive advantage through breakout opportunities both for cost savings and, more importantly, for business innovation in terms of unprecedented speed and agility ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    What is the difference between LCD and LED TVs?

    In this webcast, learn about the differences between LCD and LED TVs, and which one might be right for your next television purchase.  Continue Reading

  • December 14, 2010 14 Dec'10

    WikiLeaks

    WikiLeaks is an independent, non-profit online media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous sources.  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2010 10 Dec'10

    gummy bear hack

    A gummy bear hack is an attempt to fool a biometric fingerprint scanner by using a gelatin-based candy to hold a fingerprint.  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    interface device (IDF)

    An interface device (IDF) is a hardware component or system of components that allows a human being to interact with a computer or other communication device.  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Good Practice Guide 13

    Good Practice Guide 13 defines requirements for protective security monitoring that local authorities must comply with in order to prevent accidental or malicious data loss.  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    UK Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSX)

    The UK Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSX) is a secure WAN that allows officials at local public-sector organisations to interact and share data privately and securely with central government departments.  Continue Reading

  • December 06, 2010 06 Dec'10

    mobile number portability (MNP)

    Mobile number portability (MNP) is a service that allows a cellphone or smartphone customer to change service providers and keep the same phone number.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    Screencast: How to use iTunes to have a successful interview

    In this screencast series, learn how to find and use tools that will help you have successful interviews and even land that job - all thanks to iTunes.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    soap opera effect (motion interpolation)

    Soap opera effect is consumer lingo for a visual effect caused by motion interpolation, a process that high definition televisions use to display content at a higher refresh rate than the original source.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    3-D TV

    3-D TV is a television display technology that enables a three-dimensional effect, so that viewers perceive that an image has depth as well as height and width, similarly to objects in the real world.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    LCD TV

    LCD TV is a television display technology based on a liquid crystal display.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    judder

    Judder is a television screen artifact that occurs when content recorded on film is shown on a television with a 60Hz refresh rate.  Continue Reading

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    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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