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  • December 24, 2010 24 Dec'10

    Fast Guide to Mobile Telephony

    This printable table provides explanations for each of the major mobile telephony protocols, organized by generation.  Continue Reading

  • December 23, 2010 23 Dec'10

    Quiz: The robots are coming!

    Sure -- NOW they vacuum and scrub the floor -- but what happens when they wise up? The following could be required information when the robots take over.  Continue Reading

  • December 23, 2010 23 Dec'10

    Quiz: What's the Big Idea?

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about important theories teminology.  Continue Reading

  • December 22, 2010 22 Dec'10

    Flat-panel TV Guide

    Benefits of flat-panel TVs | Flat-panel features to considerA quick comparison of LCD, LED, OLED and plasma TVsFlat-panel TV technologies: LCD | LED | Plasma | OLEDMore informationA flat-panel TV is a television set that uses one of several ...  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2010 21 Dec'10

    Enterprise Cloud Computing FAQ

    Enterprise cloud computing is the special case of utilizing cloud computing for competitive advantage through breakout opportunities both for cost savings and, more importantly, for business innovation in terms of unprecedented speed and agility ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    What is the difference between LCD and LED TVs?

    In this webcast, learn about the differences between LCD and LED TVs, and which one might be right for your next television purchase.  Continue Reading

  • December 14, 2010 14 Dec'10

    WikiLeaks

    WikiLeaks is an independent, non-profit online media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous sources.  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2010 10 Dec'10

    gummy bear hack

    A gummy bear hack is an attempt to fool a biometric fingerprint scanner by using a gelatin-based candy to hold a fingerprint.  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    interface device (IDF)

    An interface device (IDF) is a hardware component or system of components that allows a human being to interact with a computer or other communication device.  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Good Practice Guide 13

    Good Practice Guide 13 defines requirements for protective security monitoring that local authorities must comply with in order to prevent accidental or malicious data loss.  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    UK Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSX)

    The UK Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSX) is a secure WAN that allows officials at local public-sector organisations to interact and share data privately and securely with central government departments.  Continue Reading

  • December 06, 2010 06 Dec'10

    mobile number portability (MNP)

    Mobile number portability (MNP) is a service that allows a cellphone or smartphone customer to change service providers and keep the same phone number.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    Screencast: How to use iTunes to have a successful interview

    In this screencast series, learn how to find and use tools that will help you have successful interviews and even land that job - all thanks to iTunes.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    soap opera effect (motion interpolation)

    Soap opera effect is consumer lingo for a visual effect caused by motion interpolation, a process that high definition televisions use to display content at a higher refresh rate than the original source.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    3-D TV

    3-D TV is a television display technology that enables a three-dimensional effect, so that viewers perceive that an image has depth as well as height and width, similarly to objects in the real world.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    LCD TV

    LCD TV is a television display technology based on a liquid crystal display.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    judder

    Judder is a television screen artifact that occurs when content recorded on film is shown on a television with a 60Hz refresh rate.  Continue Reading

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    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

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    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

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  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

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    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

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    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

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  • Metamorphic virus

    A metamorphic virus is a type of malware that is capable of changing its code and signature patterns with each iteration.

  • vulnerability assessment (vulnerability analysis)

    A vulnerability assessment is the process of defining, identifying, classifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities in computer ...

  • cyberextortion

    Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a demand for money or some other response in ...

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    Practice Fusion Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that developed a free electronic health record (EHR) system available to ...

  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

    An RHIA, or registered health information administrator, is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of patient...

  • 21st Century Cures Act

    The 21st Century Cures Act is a wide-ranging healthcare bill that funds medical research and development, medical device ...

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  • storage medium (storage media)

    In computers, a storage medium is any technology -- including devices and materials -- used to place, keep and retrieve ...

  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

    Random Access Memory (RAM) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • floating gate transistor (FGT)

    A floating gate transistor (FGT) is a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology capable of holding an electrical ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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