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Graphics Tablet
2013-03-23 07:43:01

The graphics tablet or digitizer is a device that lets the user input hand drawn images, graphics, text, or hand written signatures into a computer. This device may also be used to trace an image by securing it to the face of the device and tracing it onto the tablet. The device has a flat surface where the user draws or traces an image by using a pen-like drawing tool called a stylus. The...

Microsoft Surface
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Microsoft Surface is a tablet line designed and marketed by the Microsoft Corp. and announced on June 28 2012, by CEO Steve Ballmer at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California. It comes in two versions: One uses Windows RT and the other uses Windows 8 Pro. Both models can install programs from the Windows Store, but only the Windows 8 Pro can install third party desktop programs. The...

Nexus 4
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nexus 4 is the fourth generation of the Nexus line-up released by Google and manufactured by LG Electronics. It was released to the market on November 13, 2012 on the online store, Google Play, and within minutes of most markets stock was sold out. More became available to US markets on January 29, 2013. By February 2013, sales surpassed one million devices. In the US the Nexus 4 uses...

Nexus One
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nexus One is the first generation of Nexus phones. It is a Google smartphone manufactured in Taiwan by the HTC Corporation. Tests began on the Nexus One on December 12, 2009, but Google did not confirm the phone to be sold at that time. However, it became available on January 5, 2010, and uses the Android open source mobile operating system featuring voice to text technology. The Nexus...

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol SMTP
2013-03-16 08:23:11

Image Credit: Photos.com SMTP is the standard protocol for delivering electronic mail over the Internet. Secure SMTP connections are known as SMTPS. Electronic mail servers use the SMTP to send and receive mail messages or e-mail, and in user-level applications the SMTP is used only for sending messages to a server. To receive messages on a user-level application the POP, IMAP, Microsoft...

HTC One S
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Front and back view of the HTC One S. Credit: APPER/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The HTC One S, first unveiled on February 26, 2012, and released for sale on April 2, 2012, is a premium smartphone using the T-Mobile and Telus networks. It runs on the Android 4.0 operating system. It has a 4.3-inch screen and uses the energy efficient PenTile Matrix pixel display...

HTC Droid DNA
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: HTC Droid J Butterfly/HTC Droid DNA. Credit: Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The HTC Droid DNA is the Verizon version of the HTC J Butterfly smartphone released in Japan. The Droid DNA was released in November 2012, costing $200 with a two year contract. The display is a 5-inch 1080p touch screen. The phone has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB storage with a microSD slot. It has two cameras;...

Dial-Up Internet Access
2013-02-17 10:01:27

Image Caption: Phone connector with female socket, used for dial-up Internet access. Credit: Shaddack/Wikipedia Dial-up access is a connection to the Internet using telephone company lines to connect to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The user connects to an internal or external modem that decodes the data and displays it onto the computer, laptop, or similar device. Often this choice...

File Transfer Protocol FTP
2013-02-17 09:49:33

Image Caption: Illustrates the FTP connection between a Client and a Server, using the PASV command. Credit: Michael Lorer/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) File transfer protocol (FTP) is the protocol of transferring files from one host to another host usually over the Internet. This protocol is normally done by authentication by the user entering a username and password. However, some servers...

Web Feed
2013-02-17 09:41:03

Image Caption: This icon, known as the "feed icon" or the "RSS icon", was introduced in Mozilla Firefox in order to indicate a web feed was present on a particular web page that could be used in conjunction with the Live bookmarks function. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera and some other browsers have adopted the icon in order to promote a de facto standard. Credit: Mozilla/Wikipedia...

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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.