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Hardware Basics 05##

RAM Temporary memory designed to hold new data and available only when the computer is on.
pen input Personal digital assistant- allows for handwritten notes.
terabyte Equals about 1024 GB.
cache Provides a temporary storage area that provides quick access to information.
lumens Measure of brightness in a projector.
PAC Mate A PDA designed for blind or low-vision users.
parallel port Old port, used to connect computers to printers.
Firewire port IEEE 1394- very fast transfer speeds.
USB hub Multiple USB ports.
interactive whiteboard Dry erase and interactive, if connected to a computer, everything written on it can be transferred to the computer.
graphics tablet With a stylus, artists and can illustrate directly into the computer.
optical character recognition Software that converts text. Used in scanners.
classroom response system "Clicker", a handheld device used by students to respond to questions posed by the instructor.
CD-R Allows users to record data once for storage purposes. Cannot be edited.
CD-RW Allows users to record data for storage. Can be edited.
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