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  • 1. Class Terms Communications Technology Loveland High School Take Notes and Remember
  • 2. Week 1
  • 3. Week 1 Terms
  • 4. 1. Charisma
    • refers to a rare trait found in certain human personalities usually including extreme charm
  • 5. 2. Visionary
    • By extension, visionary came to mean also a person with a clear, distinctive and specific vision of the future
  • 6. 3. Mesh Networking
    • is a way to route data between computers. It allows for continuous connection around broken paths by “hopping” from node to node until the destination is reached.
  • 7. 4. Nanobots
    • Nanorobotics is the technology of creating machines or robots at small scale
  • 8. 5. Wiki
    • A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.
    • www.wikipedia.org
  • 9. 6. MLA Format
    • Modern Language Association, It is an academic style guide widely used in the United States providing guidelines for writing
  • 10. 7. PDF
    • The Portable Document Format is the file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange.
  • 11. 8. JPEG
    • In computing, JPEG is a commonly used method of compression for images. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • 12. 9. Flash Drive
    • flash memory data storage devices integrated with a USB interface. They are typically small and rewritable
  • 13. 10. USB
    • Universal Serial Bus. A major component in the legacy-free PC. USB was designed to allow peripherals to be connected using a single interface socket & to improve capabilities
  • 14. 11. Bluetooth AirLiner
    • Wireless slate enables you to connect from anywhere to a Personal Computer through Bluetooth.
  • 15. Week 2 Terms
  • 16. 12. Productivity
    • is a high level of output created during performance
  • 17. 13. Blog
    • To write entries in and add material to or maintain a weblog.
  • 18. 14. Collaboration
    • is a structured process where two or more people work together by building and sharing knowledge in an intellectual endeavor toward a common goal.
  • 19. 15. Pixel
    • short for pic ture el ement, is a single point in a graphic image
  • 20. 16 Wi Fi
    • Wi-Fi - known as Wireless Fidelity, is a wireless technology brand intended to improve local area networks products based on the 802.11 standards
  • 21. 17. Motion Sensor
    • detect movement and turn on electronic equipment in response when needed.
  • 22. 18. Mashup
    • is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool
  • 23. 19. SMART Board
    • The SMART Board interactive whiteboard is a product of SMART Technologies. It is a large, touch-controlled screen that works with a projector and a computer
  • 24. 20. Lithium-ion
    • are a type of rechargeable battery used in consumer electronics.
    • One of the most popular types of battery for portable electronics, with one of the best weight ratios
  • 25. 21. Adapt
    • to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly
  • 26. Week 3 Terms
  • 27. 22. Slidecast
    • Combining a Slideshow with Background music and broadcasting across the web
  • 28. 23. Bluetooth
    • A specification for wireless networks. Provides a way to connect & exchange information between devices such as mobile phones & PCs over a short-range radio frequency.
  • 29. 24. Terabyte
    • is a measurement term for data storage capacity. The value of a terabyte is defined as one trillion bytes or 1000 gigabytes
  • 30. 25. Red Hat
    • Red Hat is one of the larger and more recognized companies dedicated to open source software. It is also the largest distributor of the Linux operating system
  • 31. 26. Entrepreneur
    • is a person who operates a new enterprise and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks.
  • 32. 27. Plug In
    • A add-on is a computer program that interacts with a web browser to provide a certain, usually very specific, function on demand
    Flash Shockwave PDF Quicktime Java
  • 33. 28. Moore's Law
    • states that the number of transistors we can fit on a chip will double every 18 months. Later revised to every 2 yrs. This law is generally accepted within the tech industry to illustrate that computers get drastically faster each year.
  • 34. 29. Streaming Media
    • is multimedia that is continuously received by and normally displayed to the end-user while it is being delivered by the provider.
  • 35. Week 4 Terms
  • 36. 30. SMS
    • Short Message Service, text messaging,
    • is a means of sending short messages to and from cell phones.
    • Up to 160 Characters
    • 80 Billion Dollar Business in 2006
    • Started in 1993
  • 37. 31. C++
    • is a general-purpose programming language with high-level and low-level capabilities. For programming
  • 38. 32. Slingbox
    • is a TV streaming device that enables consumers to remotely view their cable, satellite, or personal video recorder programming from an Internet-enabled computer with a broadband Internet connection.
  • 39. 33. Identity Theft
    • is a crime involving illegal usage of another individual's identity.
    • Fastest growing crime in the United States
  • 40. 34. CAD
    • Computer Aided Design is the use of computer technology to aid in the design of a product. Current packages range from 2D vector base drafting systems to 3D solid and surface modellers.
  • 41. 35. Advertising
    • is a paid, one-way communication through a medium in which the sponsor is identified and the message is controlled by the sponsor.
    • Publicity, TV, radio, movies, magazines, newspapers, video games, the Internet, and billboards.
  • 42. 36. Broadcasting
    • is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. The audience may be the general public or large audience
    • TV, Radio
  • 43. 37. PDA
    • Personal digital assistants are handheld computers, are also known as pocket computers . Uses include calculation, clock, calendar, Internet, E-mails, video recording, Pictures, Word processing, Address book, Spreadsheets, Scanning bar codes, Radio, and Global Positioning Systems
  • 44. 38. Geek Squad
    • a subsidiary of the Best Buy Company. It offers various computer services for residential and commercial clients. The Geek Squad works both in-store & on-site, and also provides 24 hr telephone support.
  • 45. 39. URL
    • Universal Resource Locator
    • unique web address for each web page
  • 46. 40. Lightscribe
    • is an optical disc recording technology that utilizes specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels
  • 47. Week 5 Terms
  • 48. 41. Artificial Intelligence
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 49. 42. Client
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 50. 43. GPS
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 51. 44. Biometrics
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 52. 45. Encryption
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 53. 46. FTP
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 54. 47. HTML
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 55. 48. Webcast
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 56. 49. Java
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 57. 50. Linux
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 58. Week 6 Terms
  • 59. 51. Tablet PC
    • A Tablet PC is a notebook mobile computer. Its touchscreen or digitizing tablet technology allows the user to operate the computer with a stylus or digital pen, or a fingertip, instead of a keyboard or mouse.
  • 60. 52. Emoticon
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 61. RSS Really Simple Syndication contains a summary of content from an a web site. Makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner. Google Reader NetVibes
  • 62. Spamming
    • is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other types of media
  • 63. Journalism
    • a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news. Journalism applies to various media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, and television.
  • 64. Quicktime
    • QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple capable of handling various formats of digital video, media clips, sound, text, animation, music.
  • 65. Open Source
    • a set of principles that promote access to the design and production of knowledge. The term is most commonly applied to the source code of software that is available to the general public with non-existent intellectual property restrictions.
  • 66. Week 7 Terms
  • 67. Sitemap
    • is a graphical representation of the architecture of a web site
  • 68. OCR
    • Optical Character Recognition, is the electronic translation of images of handwritten or typewritten text
  • 69. SD Memory
    • Secure Digital is a flash memory card format developed for use in portable devices, including digital cameras, handheld computers, PDAs and GPS units.
  • 70. Nanotechnology
    • refers broadly to a field of applied science and technology whose unifying theme is the control of matter on the molecular level in scales smaller than 1 micrometre, normally 1 to 100 nanometers, and the fabrication of devices within that size range.
  • 71. ISP
    • Internet Service Provider
    is a business or organization that provides consumers or businesses access to the Internet and related services.
  • 72. Shockwave
    • first and most successful multimedia player prior to the introduction of Macromedia Flash
  • 73. Discussion
    • Consideration of a subject by a group; an earnest conversation.
    • A formal discourse on a topic; an exposition
  • 74. Week 8 Terms
  • 75. MP3
    • designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent audio.
  • 76. Broadband
    • Refers to High Speed Internet Access
  • 77. Webmail
    • E-mail application that is located on the Internet
  • 78. Dual Monitor
    • Using Multiple Monitors for Display Purposes
  • 79. Blackberry
    • is a wireless device introduced in 1999 which supports e-mail, telephone, text messaging, internet faxing, and web browsing
  • 80. VOIP
    • Voice over Internet Protocol , is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network.
  • 81. Leader
    • A Person who guides other individuals to a common goal or purpose
    Coach President
  • 82. Inkjet
    • type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper.
  • 83. Week 9 Terms
  • 84. Phishing
    • a criminal activity where Phishers attempt to fraudulently acquire information.
    • such as passwords & credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity.
    • eBay and PayPal are two of the most targeted companies, and online banks are also common targets.
  • 85. Web host
    • A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals their own websites accessible via the Web.
  • 86. Scanner
    • is a device that analyzes images printed text, or handwriting, or an object (such as an ornament) and converts it to a digital image.
  • 87. Web Form
    • allows a user to enter data that is, typically, sent to a server for processing and to mimic the usage of paper forms.
  • 88. Mega Pixel
    • is 1 million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image
  • 89. Outsourcing
    • is utilizing experts from outside the company that were once done inside the company.
  • 90. Easter Egg
    • A virtual Easter egg is a hidden message or feature in an object such as a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program, or video game, www.eeggs.com
  • 91. Blu-Ray
    • A dual layer Blu-ray Disc can store 50 GB, almost 6 times the size of a dual layer DVD at 8.5 GB. Used for HD Formats
  • 92. Feedback
    • is a process of sharing observations, concerns and suggestions with the other person with an intention of improving his/her performance as an individual.
    • Feedback has to be bi-directional so that continuous improvement is possible in a organization.
  • 93. Week 10 Terms
  • 94. Off shoring
    • Off shoring describes the relocation of business processes from one country to another. This includes any business process such as production, manufacturing, or services.
  • 95. HD-TV
    • High-definition television is a digital television broadcasting system with a significantly higher resolution than traditional formats
  • 96. Electronic Funds Transfer
    • Transferring Funds through electronic methods without paper involved
  • 97. eCycle
    • The term eCycle pertains to recycling computer and electronic related hardware
  • 98. Inkjet
    • type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper.
  • 99. Inkjet
    • type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper.
  • 100. Inkjet
    • type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper.
  • 101. Inkjet
    • type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper.
  • 102. 100. E-Waste
    • is a waste type consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance
  • 103. Inkjet
    • type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper.