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  • March 31, 2016 31 Mar'16

    programmable logic controller (PLC)

    A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a modular solid state computer with custom programming. The systems are used in the industrial control systems (ICS) for machinery in a wide range of industries, including many of those involved in critical ...  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2016 30 Mar'16

    human-machine interface (HMI)

    A human-machine interface (HMI) is the user interface that connects an operator to the controller for an industrial system.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2016 29 Mar'16

    spin (PR, marketing)

    Spin, in the context of public relations (PR) and journalism, is the selective assembly of fact and the shaping of nuance to support a particular view of a story.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2016 29 Mar'16

    brogrammer

    A brogrammer is a male programmer with traits often associated with fraternity brothers (bros) rather than the coder's stereotypical geek persona. The term is a portmanteau of bro, a short form of brother, and programmer.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2016 28 Mar'16

    360-degree photograph

    360-degree photos simulate being in the shoes of a photographer and looking around to the left, right, up and down as desired as well as sometimes zooming.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2016 28 Mar'16

    Collaboration and collaborative software: Glossary

    Collaboration is growing both within and beyond the enterprise. See our glossary of terms to learn more about the trends and technologies related to collaboration and collaborative software.  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2016 25 Mar'16

    3D gaming

    3D gaming is interactive computer entertainment that is graphically presented in the three dimensions of height, width and depth; the addition of depth to 2D gaming enabled the exploration of virtual worlds with more realistic representation.  Continue Reading

  • March 24, 2016 24 Mar'16

    video card (graphics card)

    A video adapter (alternate terms include graphics card, display adapter, video card, video board and almost any combination of the words in these terms) is an integrated circuit card in a computer or, in some cases, a monitor that provides ...  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2016 23 Mar'16

    ICS security (industrial control system security)

    ICS security is the area of concern involving the safeguarding of industrial control systems, the integrated hardware and software designed to monitor and control the operation of machinery and associated devices in industrial environments.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2016 23 Mar'16

    gyroscope

    A gyroscope is a device with a spinning disc or wheel mechanism that harnesses the principle of conservation of angular momentum: the tendency for the spin of a system to remain constant unless subjected to external torque.  Continue Reading

  • March 22, 2016 22 Mar'16

    Oculus Rift

    Oculus Rift is a VR headset that is designed to connect to a high-powered PC to enable advanced computations and graphics rendering. The Constellation positioning technology allows the user to physically move in space while interacting with the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 21, 2016 21 Mar'16

    VR headset (virtual reality headset)

    A virtual reality headset is a heads-up display (HUD) that enables users to experience and interact with simulated environments through a first-person view (FPV). VR headsets create a convincing replacement of the user’s environment with 3D content,...  Continue Reading

  • March 18, 2016 18 Mar'16

    data set

    A data set is a collection of data that contains individual data units organized (formatted) in a specific way and accessed by one or more specific access methods based on the data set organization and data structure.  Continue Reading

  • March 18, 2016 18 Mar'16

    electronic nose (e-nose)

    An electronic nose (e-nose) is a device that identifies the specific components of an odor and analyzes its chemical makeup to identify it.  Continue Reading

  • March 18, 2016 18 Mar'16

    triage

    Triage is the procedure of assigning levels of priority to tasks or individuals to determine the most effective order in which to deal with them. The first usage of the term in this sense was in the 1930s, where it referred to prioritizing the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2016 17 Mar'16

    critical infrastructure

    Critical infrastructure is the body of systems, networks and assets that are so essential that their continued operation is required to ensure the security of a given nation, its economy, and the public’s health and/or safety.  Continue Reading

  • March 16, 2016 16 Mar'16

    industrial control system (ICS)

    An industrial control system (ICS) is integrated hardware and software designed to monitor and control the operation of machinery and associated devices in industrial environments.  Continue Reading

  • March 14, 2016 14 Mar'16

    gaming

    Gaming is the running of specialized applications known as electronic games, especially on machines designed for such programs and, in a more recent trend, using personal computers on the Internet in which case the activity is known as online gaming.  Continue Reading

  • March 11, 2016 11 Mar'16

    spin (angular momentum)

    Spin, in physics, is the velocity of rotation of something around a particular axis. Spin is also known as angular momentum. Conservation of angular momentum is one of the fundamental laws of physics.  Continue Reading

  • March 11, 2016 11 Mar'16

    Chief Process and Innovation Officer (CPIO)

    Chief Process and Innovation Officer (CPIO) or sometimes just Chief Process Officer (CPO) is a corporate C-level position that calls for a leader who is able to identify which parts of a company's business processes could be improved and identify ...  Continue Reading

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    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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    Open source storage is data storage software developed in a public, collaborative manner that permits the free use, distribution ...

  • CompactFlash card (CF card)

    A CompactFlash card (CF card) is a memory card format developed by SanDisk in 1994 that uses flash memory technology to store ...

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    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

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    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

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    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

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    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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