Combination of features
Read Only Memory
Short Message Service - used for only text messaging
Multimedia Message Service - used for messages that include sound, images, or video
Operating system used by some cell phones
Personal (or Portable) Media Player
One of the most popular compressed audio formats. Others include wav, aac, wma, and flac.
A popular compressed video format. Other formats include wmv, avi, mov, qt, rm, etc.
The number of times per second the music is measured and converted to a digital value
Personal Digital Assistant
Wireless connection that uses radio waves to transmit data over a short distance (30 feet)
Infrared is a wireless connection that uses infrared light waves to transmit data
Global Positioning System -uses satelite signals to calculate latitude and longitude
Adds functionality to your notebook by providing an expansion slot
type of network in which all computers on the network communicate directly with one another rather than relying on a server as client/server networks do.
An abbreviation for compressor/decompressor. Software or hardware used to compress and decompress digital media.
nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and programmed anew
A low-end, inexpensive laptop with a small 9 or 10 inch screen and no optical drive that is generally used for web browsing, email, and word processing by users on the go.
This term can describe either how many pixels a monitor can display or how fine a printer can print.
process of updating data so that the files on different systems are the same
encompasses the general use of equipment to provide voice communication over distances, specifically by connecting telephones to each other.
Technology that is so much of the environment that people don't even notice it. (Also referred to as ubicom)
Voice over Internet protocol - a phone connection through a personal computer with any type of broadband Internet connection.
Internet Service Provider - a company that provides Internet access. AOL and Cox are examples of ISPs
a single cable, with just one plug, that carries all of the video and all of the audio information. Stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface
Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group. JPEG is a compression technique for color images. Although it can reduce files sizes to about 10% of their normal size, some detail is lost in the compression. (As opposed to tiff, bmp, raw, etc)
(Wireless Fidelity) A popular term for a form of wireless data communication, basically "Wireless Ethernet".
3rd Generation Cell Technology
Enhanced Data Rate for Global Evolution (used by AT&T and T Mobile)
infinitely varying signals or frequencies
4th Generation Cell technology. Faster than either Wifi or 3G