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Casio FX-7000G
2013-03-23 00:00:00

Image Caption: A Casio FX-7000G with box and manual. Credit: ML5/Wikipedia The Casio FX-7000G is the world’s first graphing calculator available to the public, offering 82 scientific functions, the ability to produce graphs, it is programmable and can do basic arithmetic problems. It was manufactured from 1985 - 1988. Since then Casio has produced upgraded models using the same...

IP Address
2013-02-09 10:40:55

Image Credit: Photos.com An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to a device that participates in a computer network that uses the internet for communication, such as a printer or computer. The IP address has two functions, network interface identification and location addressing. IP addresses have been defined as a 32-bit number system known as Internet...

Top-Level Domain
2013-02-09 10:00:20

Image Credit: Photos.com The top-level domain (TLD) refers to the highest level in the Domain Name System of the internet. It is the last part of the domain name. For example, in www.example.com,  .com is the TLD. Domain names are not case sensitive so .COM works the same as .com. The management of most TLDs are assigned by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN),...

Motorola Razr
2013-03-23 00:00:00

Image Caption: Motorola Razr3 V13. Credit: ChoisChoice/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Motorola Razr is a 4LTR mobile phone produced by Motorola that was first released late 2004. The V3 was the first model of this series of phone. By 2006, 50 million were sold and in the first four years over 130 million had been sold, making it the best-selling clamshell phone in the world. In July 2007...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is...

BlackBerry Torch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Torch is a line of smartphones produced by Research In Motion (RIM); models are the Torch 9800, 9810, 9850, and the 9860, all using the BlackBerry OS. The Torch has been hailed as the best BlackBerry ever, but still lags behind in the smartphone industry. The Torch as compared to other Blackberry phones has many improvements such as, a better user interface, improved browser, and...

BlackBerry Storm
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Storm is developed by Research In Motion (RIM). It is a touchscreen smartphone with a virtual keyboard and comes in the 9500 and 9530 series. This phone has a feature called SurePress, which enables the screen to press down like a button to provide physical feedback. The Storm 9500 has a disabled CDMA module to allow for use outside North America, but it has only frequency...

Web Browser
2013-01-30 14:59:51

A web browser is an application used for retrieving, presenting, and transferring information over the Internet. Information is gathered by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), which can be a web page, an image, a video, or any other type of content viewed on the browser. The most widely used web browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari. The...

Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP
2013-01-30 14:36:19

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributing images, videos, text, and other content for communicating over the worldwide web (Internet), through a web browser. The HTTP is a request to a server in the form of text and the response from the server will be in the form of a web page, usually a website, with the content containing the information requested....

Apple iPhone
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Apple iPhone is a line of smartphones using Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. Up until mid-2010 it was known as the iPhone OS. It is able to take photos, play games, play music, browse the web, send and receive e-mails, is GPS capable, can send text messages and has a visual voicemail function. Video was not introduced until the iPhone 3GS. There are currently over a million apps...

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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