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  • March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    NAT64

    NAT64 is a proposed mechanism for translating IPv6 packets to IPv4 packets and vice-versa.  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    Quiz: Security Basics

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about security basics teminology.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Mobile device security quiz answers

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz - Mobile device security and compliance regulations can be as hard to pin down as a strong connection for your smartphone. Test your knowledge of risk areas and compliance rules in this quiz.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    smart dust

    In nanotechnology, smart dust is an ad hoc network of tiny devices equipped with wireless micro-electromechanical sensors (MEMS).  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2009 25 Mar'09

    white balance

    In video recording, white balance is an electronic process that calibrates the picture for accurate color display in different lighting conditions by determining what is "white.  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2009 25 Mar'09

    accounting error

    What is an accounting error?An accounting error is a non-fraudulent discrepancy in financial documentation.  Continue Reading

  • March 20, 2009 20 Mar'09

    Quiz: Name my claim to fame!

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about famous people in tech history.  Continue Reading

  • March 20, 2009 20 Mar'09

    Leonardo da Vinci's car

    Da Vinci's car is a vehicle developed from the Renaissance artist/engineer/architect's drawings. The car has a boxy shape and resembles a wagon. It has three wheels and, in the full-scale model, measures five feet by five feet, six inches. (...  Continue Reading

  • March 19, 2009 19 Mar'09

    Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American scientist, electrical engineer, and inventor whose research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication systems.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2009 17 Mar'09

    heat

    Heat is the transfer of kinetic energy from one medium or object to another, or from an energy source to a medium or object.  Continue Reading

  • March 13, 2009 13 Mar'09

    Google Street View

    Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps that enables users to view and navigate through 360 degree horizontal and 290 degree vertical panoramic street level images of various cities around the world.  Continue Reading

  • March 09, 2009 09 Mar'09

    Digital Text Platform (DTP)

    Digital Text Platform (DTP) is Amazon.com's self-publishing service.  Continue Reading

  • March 03, 2009 03 Mar'09

    seven wastes

    The seven wastes are categories of unproductive manufacturing practices identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).  Continue Reading

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    Public cloud storage, also called storage-as-a-service or online storage is a service model that provides data storage on a ...

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