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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...

Nokia E90 Communicator
2013-03-23 00:00:00

Nokia E90 Communicator is a 3G smartphone developed by Nokia. It is the latest model in the Communicator series, which was launched in 1996 with the bulky 9000 Communicator. The E90 was announced in 2007 with the first unit being sold at auction in Indonesia on May 17, 2007, for a staggering $5,000 US. The E90 is a fifth generation Nokia Communicator. Unlike its predecessors, it operates on...

Nokia 9000 Communicator
2013-03-23 00:00:00

The Nokia 9000 Communicator, released in 1996, was the first product in Nokia’s Communicator series, and was the predecessor to modern smartphones. In essence, the Nokia 9000 Communicator was the first smartphone, with features that included fax, short message texting, wireless imaging, digital camera connectivity, web browser, calendar, calculator, clock and more. The Nokia 9000 was...

Flip or Clamshell
2012-07-01 22:49:47

The flip or clamshell is a form factor found mainly in cellphones in the electronics market. There are typically two distinct sections of the device that fold together via a hinge. When the device is open, it is up and ready to be used, and provides more surface area then when closed. When the unit is closed, the interface components such as keys and display are protected and the device is...

Samsung Galaxy Tab
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. Credit: PaulK/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0) The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android-based tablet computer produced by South Korean manufacturer Samsung Group. It was introduced on September 2, 2010 at IFA Berlin. The Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch TFT-LCD touch-screen, Wi-Fi capability, 1.0GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Samsung Exynos 3110 processor (codenamed Hummingbird), a...

Automation and Remote Control
2012-05-08 14:57:48

Automation and Remote Control is a Russian periodical published by MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica Press. It is distributed in English exclusively by Springer Science. It has been online since August 2004. The journal was founded in April 1936 by the USSR Academy of Sciences Department of Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes Problems, along with the Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences...

Wi-Fi
2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wi-Fi, a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, is not a technical term; however, the Alliance has used the term to describe only a narrow range of connectivity technologies including wireless local are network as well as PAN, LAN, and WAN. "IEEE 802.11", the technical term, has been used interchangeably with Wi-Fi even though Wi-Fi has become a superset of IEEE 802.11 over the past few years. It is...

Walkie-Talkie
2010-12-03 23:12:19

A walkie-talkie, hand-held and portable, is a two-way radio transceiver. Its development has been credited to Donald L. Hings, Alfred J. Gross, and engineering teams at Motorola. Other armed forces were developing similar designs. Walkie-talkies were commonly used in public safety, commercial and industrial job sites after the war. The walkie-talkies include a half-duplex channel as well as...

Post-It
2010-12-03 22:59:13

The Post-it note is a piece of stationery designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces through the use of a strip of adhesive on the back. They are most commonly seen in a 3-inch square and yellow in color although they can come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. A low-tack adhesive allows the notes to be stuck and removed quickly with no residue left behind....

Foghorn
2010-12-03 15:57:54

A foghorn, most often used in foggy conditions, is a device that uses sound to warn vehicles of hazards. Generally the term is used in marine transport. When lighthouses are obscured the foghorn provides an audible warning of any dangers to ships. They have been used for hundreds of years with some of the initial ones being simple bells or gongs that were manually struck. Some lighthouses shot...

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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