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Computer Hardware

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CPU Processor The CPU is the brains of the computer where most calculations take place
Motherboard a printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit boards can be slotted
Power Supply A power supply is an electronic device that supplies electric energy to an electrical load. The primary function of a power supply is to convert one form of electrical energy to another
RAM Random access memory, a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes.
Hard Drive The primary computer storage device, which spins, reads and writes one or more fixed disk platters
Expansion Cards Expansion card is a connection in a computer, especially a personal computer, to which a new board or card can be added to expand the computer's capabilities.
Video Cards a printed circuit board controlling output to a display screen
Sound Card a device that can be slotted into a computer to allow the use of audio components for multimedia applications
Network Card The NIC contains the electronic circuitry required to communicate using a wired connection
Bluetooth Card Bluetooth is defined as being a short-range radio technology aimed at simplifying communications among Internet devices and between devices and the Internet. It also aims to simplify data synchronization between Internet devices and other computers.
Computer Case A computer case also known as a computer chassis, tower, system unit, cabinet, base unit or simply case and incorrectly referred to as the "CPU" or "hard drive", is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer
Monitor A display screen used to provide visual output from a computer, cable box, video camera, VCR or other video generating device
Trackball The user rolls the ball with the thumb, fingers, or the palm of the hand to move a pointer.
Keyboard A panel of keys that operate a computer or typewriter
Touchpad A computer input device in the form of a small panel containing different touch-sensitive areas
Animoto Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows
Digital Video Digital video is a representation of moving visual images in the form of encoded digital data
Video Editing Video editing is the process of editing segments of motion video production footage, special effects and sound recordings in the post-production process
Frames Frames are data transmission term for variable-size packet of data bits in a particular format and with codes that mark the beginning & end of the packet.
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