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Technology Vocab 7

TSDE Vocabulary 7 - Internet Usage & Hardware/Software

TermDefinition
spam irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients
software piracy the copyright infringement of software refers to several practices which involve the unauthorized copying of computer software
social media websites and applications used for social networking (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
search to look for specific information on the internet or computer
search engines any of a number of giant databases on the Internet which store data on websites and their corresponding URLs that search, gather and identify information based on keywords, indices, titles and text
TCP/IP the programming protocols invented by individuals in the U.S. Department of Defense to carry messages around the internet; Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
URL the address that defines the route to a file on the web or any other internet facility; Universal Resource Locator
video conferencing teleconferencing in which still or moving pictures can be transmitted along with voice and text
virtual reality interfaces the hardware and programming used to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects for on-screen virtual reality environments
virtual with regard to memory, virtual refers to temporarily storing information on the hard drive; virtual memory is controlled automatically by the operating system
web page one document on the World Wide Web; it is usually a file written in Hypertext Markup Language, stored on a server
web page layout text, graphics, video and sound files in web format
website each website is identified with a host name and is composed of one or more related pages
World Wide Web the section of the Internet that allows access to text, graphics, sound, and even video; WWW
anti-virus an application designed to search for viruses and repair files on a computer
applications programs that allow you to accomplish certain tasks such as write letters, analyze numbers, sort files, manage finances, draw pictures, and play games
alias a file that points to another item, such as a program, document, folder, or disk; when an alias is opened, the original item that the alias points to is opened; this helps in the organizing and accessing of files; alias is purely a Mac term
client/server a term denoting the technology relationship between two types of computers, the client (normally your Mac or PC) and the server; when surfing the internet, you are the client, and the pages you are reading come from the server
CPU the hardware that most people consider the "brain" of the computer; it takes instructions from software, makes calculations, and helps run the show; Central Processing Unit
disk a round, flat, magnetic medium used to storing data
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