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Hardware Basics 0614

Scanner An input device that is connected to the computer through a port connection and that allows the conversion of a printed page of text or graphics to digital format
Web cam Tiny camera that sits on or is part of the computer and feeds video directly into the computer.
Resolution Defines the clarity of the image that is seen on the computer screen.
Portable media players Portable devices that store and play audio such as music or podcasts and or audio and video
Storage devices Allow storage of data for later use.
USB drives Also called pen, flash, or jump drives were introduced in 2002 and provide great flexibility in mobie storage devices.
Application software Allows the computer to carry out specific functions such as word processing
Clicker A handheld device that resembles a TV remote that allows students to respond to questions posed by the instructor
Parallel ports Developed by IBM and used to connect a computer to a printer.
Anti-glare filters Clear screens that fit over a computer monitor to reduce glare from overhead lights and large windows
Electronic pointing devices Allows the user to control the cursor using ultra-sound, an infrared beam, eye movements, nerve signas, or even brain waves.
Pixel A single colored square on the screen.
Printer Outputs the data after it has been processed in what is called a hard copy, or a readable, permanent copy.
Firewire ports Provide a very fast connection to transfer large amounts of data quickly.
RAM A temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is availabe only while the computer is turned on.
Tablet computers Complete computer systems in a slate format.
Created by: mm1993