a series of related instructions that tells a computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them.
any hardware component that allows users to enter data and instructions (programs, commands, and user responses) into a computer.
an input device that contains keys users press to enter data and instructions into a computer.
has twelve or more function keys along the top; it also has two CTRL keys, two ALT keys and a set of arrow and additional keyes between the typing area and the numeric keypad.
keys that are labeled with the letter F followed by a number, are special keys programmed to issue commands to a computer.
also known as a cursor in some programs, is a symbol on the screen, usually blinking vertical bar, that indicates where the next character you type will appear.
a battery-powered device that transmits data to the system unit using wireless technology, such as radiowaves (bluetooth) or infared light waves (IrDA)
the goal of __________ is to incorporate comfort, efficiency, and safety in the design of the workplace.
Predictive Text Input
where you press one key on the keypad for each letter in a word, and software on the phone predicts the word you want.
a small symbol on the screen whose location and shape change as a user moves a pointing device.
Motion-sensing mouse that, in addition to typical buttons, allows you to control objects, media players, and slide shows by moving the mouse in predetermined directions through the air.
A pressure-sensitive pointing device shaped like a pencil eraser that is positioned between keys on a keyboard.
An input device that enables users to scroll through and play music, view pictures, watch videos or movies, adjust volume, and/or customize settings
With ____ you touch a stylus or digital pen on a flat surface to write, draw or make selections.
A ________ which is slightly larger than a stylus, featuring electronic erasers and programmable buttons.
Signature Capture Pad
To capture a handwritten signature, a user writes his or her name on a _______ ________ _______ with a stylus or pen that is attached to the device.
The input device that directs movements and actions of on-screen objects used by video games and computer games.
Held with both hands, controls the movement and actions of players or objects in video games or computer games.
A flat electronic device divided into panels that users press with their feet in response to instructions from a music video game.
Motion-Sensing Game Controller
Allow the user to guide on-screen elements by moving a hand-held input device in predetermined directions through the air.
A mobile device that allows users to take pictures and store the photographed images digitally, instead of traditional film.
also called speech recognition - is the computer's capability of distinguishing spoken words.
The process of entering any sound into the computer such as speech, music and sound effects.
The process of caputring full-motion images and storing tem on a computer's storage medium such as hard disk or optical disc.
also called a PC video camera, is a type of digital video camera that enables a home or small business user to capture video and still images, send email mesages wtih video attachments, add live images to instant messages, broadcast live images over the internet, and make video telephone calls.
a meeting between two or more geographically separated people who use a network or the Internet to transmit audio and video data.
A light-sensitive input device that reads printed text and graphics and then translates the results into a form the computer can process.
Works in a manner similar to a copy machine except it creates a file of the document in memory instead of a paper copy.
Optical Character Recognition
A technology that involves reading typewritten, comptuer printed, or hand-printed characters from ordinary documents and translating the images into a form that the computer can process.
include a small optical scanner, for reading characters and sophisticated sofware to analyz what is read.
A document that you return (turn around) to the company that creates and sends it.
Optical Mark Recognition
a technology that reads hand-drawn marks such as small circles or rectangles.
Bar code reader
an optical reading that uses laser beams to read barcodes by using light patterns that pass through the bar code lines.
an identification code that consists of either a set of vertical lines and spaces of different widths or a two-dimensional pattern of dots, squares, and other images.
Radio Frequency Identification
A technology that uses radio signalse to communicate wtih a tag placed in or attached to an objects, an animal or a person.
Magnetic Stripe Card Reader
often called a magstripe reader reads the magnetic stripe on the back of credit cards, entertainment cards, bank cards and other similar cards.