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  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    holographic processing unit (HPU)

    Holographic processing unit (HPU) is what Microsoft has named the coprocessor in its HoloLens virtual reality (VR) headset. The HPU conducts the processing that integrates real world and data for augmented reality.  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2015 29 Sep'15

    smart grid

    Smart grid is a generic label for the application of computer intelligence and networking abilities to a dumb electricity distribution system.  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    HORNET (high-speed onion routing network)

    HORNET is an anonymized and accelerated onion routing network; the name is an acronym for high speed onion routing network.  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    multiprogramming

    Multiprogramming is a rudimentary form of parallel processing in which several programs are run at the same time on a uniprocessor.  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    contingency plan

    In business continuity and risk management, a contingency plan is a process that prepares an organization to respond coherently to an unplanned event.  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    extrapolation and interpolation

    Extrapolation is an estimation of a value based on extending a known sequence of values or facts beyond the area that is certainly known.  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    Predictive Index (PI)

    The Predictive Index (PI) is often used for employee profiling. PI is a theory-based, self-report measurement of normal, adult, work-related personality that has been developed and validated for use within occupational and organizational populations.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    broken window theory

    Broken window theory is the concept that each problem that goes unattended in a given environment affects people's attitude toward that environment and leads to more problems. As a corollary to the theory, when an environment is well-tended and ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2015 16 Sep'15

    strategic inflection point

    A strategic inflection point is a time period when significant change in the business environment requires an organization to respond effectively or face deterioration.  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2015 16 Sep'15

    inflection point

    An inflection point, in a general sense, is a decisive moment in the course of some entity, event or situation; typically, an inflection point marks a significant change.  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2015 16 Sep'15

    clickjacking (user-interface or UI redressing and IFRAME overlay)

    Clickjacking (also known as user-interface or UI redressing and IFRAME overlay) is an exploit in which malicious coding is hidden beneath apparently legitimate buttons or other clickable content on a website.  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2015 15 Sep'15

    virtual printer

    A virtual printer is an application that replicates the software interface for a physical printer to facilitate various tasks without actually printing anything.  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2015 15 Sep'15

    file shredder

    A file shredder, also known as a virtual or digital shredder, is a program designed to render computer-based files unreadable, just as a conventional shredder makes physical documents unreadable.  Continue Reading

  • September 11, 2015 11 Sep'15

    algorithmic transparency

    Algorithmic transparency is openness about the purpose, structure and underlying actions of the algorithms used to search for, process and deliver information.  Continue Reading

  • September 04, 2015 04 Sep'15

    Turing test

    In artificial intelligence (AI), the Turing Test is a method for determining whether or not a computer is capable of thinking like a human.  Continue Reading

  • September 03, 2015 03 Sep'15

    Photoshop

    Photoshop is Adobe's photo editing, image creation and graphic design software.  Continue Reading

  • September 02, 2015 02 Sep'15

    synthetic intelligence (SI)

    Synthetic intelligence (SI) recognizes that although the capacity for software to reason may be manufactured, it is nonetheless real intelligence and not just an imitation of how human beings acquire and apply knowledge and skill.  Continue Reading

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