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Consumer Technology

Definitions about consumer technology including Internet acronyms, tech lingo, multimedia definitions, words about personal computing and peripherals as well as wireless and mobile definitions.

Desktop PCs

Terms related to PCs, including definitions about desktop computers and words and phrases about computer components.

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Internet acronyms and lingo

Terms related to Internet acronyms and lingo, including slang definitions and jargon about texting, Twitter and other social networking sites.

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Internet technologies

This glossary contains terms related to Internet technologies, including definitions about port numbers, standards and protocols and words and phrases about how the Internet works.

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Multimedia and graphics

Terms related to multimedia, including graphics, animation and video definitions and words and phrases about images and sound.

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Terms related to peripheral devices including definitions about keyboards or mice and words and phrases about printers, monitors, digital cameras and scanners.

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  • printer - A printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the info...
  • DLT (digital linear tape) - Before the popular Linear Tape-Open Consortium came into existence, Quantum had its proprietary d...
  • backup - Defining what backup is, and the tools and policies to manage it in organizations, comprise a key...
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Personal computing

Terms related to personal computers, including definitions about computers sold as consumer products and words and phrases about laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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Terms related to printers, including definitions about scanners and words and phrases about inkjet, laser, photo and all-in-one printers.

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  • photocopier - A photocopier is an electronic machine that makes copies of images and documents. Photocopiers w...
  • PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) - PARC is Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, located in Palo Alto, California, in the high-tech are...
  • Xerox - Xerox is a provider of document-related technology and services. Xerox derives from xerography, ...
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Wireless and mobile

Terms related to wireless and mobile technology, including definitions about consumer mobile technology devices and communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE.

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