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  • October 31, 2018 31 Oct'18


    G-putty is a polysilicone polymer infused with graphene. Polysilicone polymer is better known as Silly Putty®, a stretchy, moldable product sold in toy stores.  Continue Reading

  • October 30, 2018 30 Oct'18

    Kool-Aid point

    The Kool-Aid point is a threshold of fame or success that, when reached, will cause a negative backlash simply because the individual in question is famous or successful.  Continue Reading

  • October 30, 2018 30 Oct'18


    Gaslighting is a method of psychological manipulation based on undermining the target’s sense of reality, making them doubt their own perceptions, beliefs and/or memories.  Continue Reading

  • October 30, 2018 30 Oct'18

    Human Interface Device protocol

    Human Interface Device protocol (HID protocol) is a USB protocol for a broad category of user input devices.  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2018 29 Oct'18

    BeeMe (MIT Media Lab)

    BeeMe is a web-based social experiment that will be hosted by the MIT Media Lab at 11pm on October 31, 2018. Happy Halloween!  Continue Reading

  • October 26, 2018 26 Oct'18

    Kano Model

    The Kano Model is a product development theory which is centered on customer satisfaction. The model was developed by Professor Noriaki Kano in the 1980s.  Continue Reading

  • October 26, 2018 26 Oct'18

    graceful shutdown and hard shutdown

    Graceful shutdown and hard shutdown are two opposing methods of turning off a computer. A graceful shutdown is when a computer is turned off by software function and the operating system (OS) is allowed to perform its tasks of shutting down ...  Continue Reading

  • October 25, 2018 25 Oct'18

    lead trajectory

    A lead trajectory is a projected path of a lead or potential customer as it applies to a goal, such as signing the customer up for a service or making a sale.  Continue Reading

  • October 25, 2018 25 Oct'18

    streaming data architecture

    A streaming data architecture is an information technology framework that puts the focus on processing data in motion and treats extract-transform-load (ETL) batch processing as just one more event in a continuous stream of events.  Continue Reading

  • October 24, 2018 24 Oct'18

    communication service provider (CSP)

    Communication service provider (CSP) is the broad title for a variety of service providers in broadcast and two-way communications services.  Continue Reading

  • October 22, 2018 22 Oct'18

    Internet of Vehicles (IoV)

    The Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is the moving network made up of IoT enabled cars through the use of modern electronics and integration of the information to help maintain traffic flow, and to perform more effective fleet management and accident ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2018 19 Oct'18

    pressure sensor

    A pressure sensor is a device that detects a force exerted on a surface (pressure) and converts it to an electronic signal whose strength is relative to the strength of the force.  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2018 19 Oct'18


    MindSphere is a cloud-based platform as a service (PaaS) OS for IoT devices in industrial and manufacturing sectors. The OS was created by Siemens.  Continue Reading

  • October 18, 2018 18 Oct'18

    BSD licenses

    BSD licenses are a low restriction type of license for open source software that does not put requirements on redistribution.  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2018 17 Oct'18

    terminology management

    Terminology management is the systematized collection of concepts and terms with the purpose of unifying and standardizing technical documentation.  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2018 17 Oct'18

    cross-channel analytics

    Cross-channel analytics is a strategy used by marketing professionals to study the methods by which customers are influenced to buy a product or service, especially when those methods are combined.  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2018 17 Oct'18

    acceptable spam report rate

    An acceptable spam report rate is a metric set for how many of a company's marketing or status emails are reported as spam, also known as "junk mail," or unsolicited bulk messages sent through email.  Continue Reading



  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...


  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides authentication, privacy, and data integrity between two communicating ...

  • van Eck phreaking

    Van Eck phreaking is a form of electronic eavesdropping that reverse engineers the electromagnetic fields (EM fields) produced by...

  • zero-trust model (zero trust network)

    The zero trust model is a security model used by IT professionals that requires strict identity and device verification ...



  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...


  • solid-state storage

    Solid-state storage (SSS) is a type of computer storage media made from silicon microchips. SSS stores data electronically ...

  • persistent storage

    Persistent storage is any data storage device that retains data after power to that device is shut off. It is also sometimes ...

  • computational storage

    Computational storage is an information technology (IT) architecture in which data is processed at the storage device level to ...