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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;...

Digital Subscriber Line DSL
2013-02-17 10:12:40

Image Caption: Schematic showing how DSL works. Credit: Jhbdel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The term DSL or ADSL (a higher speed connection) is the technology of delivering an Internet connection over wires using a local telephone network. A filter is used to block high frequency interference, enabling the user to have access to the Internet as well as use of the phone simultaneously. The rate...

Wireless Broadband
2013-02-16 12:05:15

Image Caption: Three 155 Mbps dishes on top of the Oil & Gas Commerce Building, Fort Worth TX. Credit: RockyDallas/Wikipedia Wireless broadband is a technology that gives users a high speed internet connection or a connection to a computer network covering a wide area without the use of a wired connection. Broadband is instant access to the Internet or a network at data rates greater...

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...

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...

Social Networking Service
2013-01-27 09:02:30

A social networking service is an online service provided to the public for social interaction between families, friends, and also for gaining new friends over the internet. These networks often include such services as e-mail and instant messaging. Social networks are found worldwide and used by half of the world’s population in some form or another. In 2011 a survey revealed 47 percent...

BlackBerry Curve
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Curve is a smartphone manufactured by Research In Motion (RIM); introduced on May 3, 2007, with the Curve 8300 series. It had robust multimedia features with a high resolution camera. Five models were introduced, the 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, and 8350i. In early 2009 the Curve 8900 and 8500 series were introduced and in the next few years three more models were released, the...

Nokia Lumia
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nokia Lumia is a Smartphone first introduced in November 2011 that uses the Windows Phone operating system. The name was established from the word Lumi which means snow in the Finnish language. Nokia partnered with Microsoft in February 2011 and switched to the Windows Operating System (OS) from the declining Symbian platform of their previous phones. The first generation Lumia: The...

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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