Input, Output, & Processing

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Audio Input

the process of entering any sound into the computer

Biometrics

an authentication technique using automated methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristics

Digital Camera

A camera that encodes an image digitally and stores in a computer memory for later reproduction

Expansion Slot

socket on the motherboard that can hold an adapter card

FireWire

cable, also known as IEEE-1394, that carries digital video signals, which include audio, video, and control (stop, start, etc.) signals

Inkjet Printer

Provides good-quality color printing for less expense than a laser printer.

Input

enter (data or a program) into a computer

Keyboard

Common input device for entering numeric and alphabetic data into a computer.

Laser Printer

Produces images using the same technology as copier machines.

Modem

A device that lets computers communicate through telephone lines.

Monitor

the display device on a screen

Mouse

A device that controls the movement of the cursor or pointer on a display screen.

Output

data thats has been processed into a useful format; such as printed text, spoken words, music, pictures, video, or graphics

Plug-and-Play

Refers to the ability of a computer system to configure expansion boards and other devices automatically.

Pointing Device

an input device that allows a user to control a pointer on the screen

Port

also known as "jack" , is an interface to which a peripheral device attaches to or communicates with the system unit

Printer

Used to produce a paper or hard copy of the prcessing results

Scanner

Devices that can change images into codes for input to the computer

Trackball

Pointing device that works like a mouse turned upside down; controls the movement of the on-screen pointer.

Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Port that can connect up to 127 different peripherals with a single connector and supports data transfer rates of up to 200 million bits per second (Mbps).

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