High Definition: An A to Z Guide to Personal Technology

High Definition: An A to Z Guide to Personal Technology

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Modern life is packed with information technology, but many technical terms leave us with puzzling questions. Whata€™s the difference between an MP3 and an MP4? How is a€œelectronica€ different from a€œdigitala€? Where, and what, is the a€œcella€ in my cell phone? High Definition: An A to Z Guide to Personal Technology provides answers to these and thousands of other questions about the technology we live with and depend on. With more than 3, 000 terms, this is the first dictionary to bring together both the basic and the not-so-basic vocabularies of home computers, cell phones, modems, the Internet, CD and DVD players, monitors and screens, gaming systems, and other information technology found in houses, offices, backpacks, and pockets. Both the nontechnically minded and the techno-savvy will find the explanations and cross-references helpful, clear, and interesting. The dictionary helps to decipher in straightforward and accessible language the myriad of confusing terms associated with current technology. Buyers can bone up on the technical specifications of electronic products and why they matter. With more than 500 abbreviations and acronyms, this is an indispensable reference in a world full of technological shorthand. No other book on the market puts so much information about the technology we use every day into one convenient and thorough volume.PDF is a common format for exchanging documents containing text and graphics on the Internet. ... network can tap into each othera#39;s resources, although access can be restricted to files that a computera#39;s user chooses to make public. ... See pixel. pen computer A handheld that uses a touch screen and a stylus or light pen . pen register A device that records ... such as one that records the phone numbers dialed from a phone line, or network addresses to which transmissions are routed.

Title:High Definition: An A to Z Guide to Personal Technology
Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2006-10-18

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