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Instant Messaging
2013-02-16 10:10:10

Image Credit: Photos.com Instant messaging (IM) is communicating over the Internet through the typing of text from one person to another. This is done on a computer or other device connected to the Internet by a cable or wireless connection and done in real time. It is text communication done specifically between users by a contact list, buddy list, or a friend list, whereas online chat is...

Google Chrome
2013-02-16 09:42:00

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser that was released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and fully released on December 11, 2008 as a standalone. As of November 2012, usage share is 35 percent worldwide. A mobile version for Android was released on November 28, 2012. When Google first thought of developing a web browser, chairman Eric Schmidt opposed, but after...

Nintendo Game Boy
2013-02-10 08:14:53

Image Caption: The original Game Boy (released in Japan in April 1989). Credit: William Warby/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Game Boy is a hand held video game device manufactured in 1986 by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on April 21, 1989, in North America in August 1989, and in Europe on September 28, 1990. It was the first in a series of Game Boy handhelds and was originally bundled...

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...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.