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 WhatIs.com 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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Peripherals

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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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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  • term boosting - Term boosting is the ability to assign higher importance to specific words in a search engine que...
  • Amazon - Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. The company was originally a book seller but has e...
  • iPad Air - Apple’s iPad Air is an iOS tablet that is lighter and thinner than the company’s previous tablets.
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Printers

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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  • Apple iPhone 5c - iPhone 5c is a lower-cost smartphone from Apple that runs iOS 7 and comes in five different colors.
  • BBM 2.0 - BBM 2.0 is an overhauled version of the BlackBerry Messenger application for iOS, Android and Bla...
  • iPhone 5s - iPhone 5s is a smartphone from Apple that runs the iOS 7 operating system  (OS) and is powered by...
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