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ITGS Chapter 13 - Home and Leisure

Key terms for the ITGS specific scenario 'Home and Leisure'. These terms relate to chapter 13 of the textbook (www.itgstextbook.com).
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3D modelling
Software often used in the digital restoration of historic sites or artefacts.
augmented reality
Overlapping layers of computer data with images of the real world.
avatar
Representation of a person in a virtual environment.
biometrics
Use of fingerprints, retina scans, or other body features as an authentication mechanism.
CAVE
Form of virtual reality which projects images on the walls surrounding a user.
Cave Automated Virtual Environment
Form of virtual reality which projects images on the walls surrounding a user.
citizen journalism
News reporting by everyday citizens using mobile technology, rather than traditional media.
copyright infringement
Illegally copying or distributing copyrighted material.
digital restoration
The process of using digital versions of historic works or places and software to "rebuild" them to their previous states.
Digital Rights Management
Software which restricts the actions a user can perform with a file, such as copying or printing.
digital radio
Upgraded version of radio signals which offers higher quality than analog television.
digital television
Upgraded version of television signals which offers higher quality than analog television.
digitisation
The process of converting analog data into digital computer data.
DRM
Software which restricts the actions a user can perform with a file, such as copying or printing.
e-book
An electronic book, presented as a document on a computer or an e-book reader.
electronic ink
Technology used in e-book readers to improve display quality.
Entertainment Software Rating Board
Organisation that provides content ratings for computer games.
ESRB
Organisation that provides content ratings for computer games.
ground penetrating radar
Specialist imaging hardware used to detect and visualise objects buried underground.
HDTV
Television images that have a resolution up to 1920 x 1080.
High Definition Television
Television images that have a resolution up to 1920 x 1080.
home automation
Home which uses technology to improve its efficiency, security, and comfort, by automating many aspects.
Home Theatre PC
Computer with multimedia capabilities designed specifically for watching television and films.
HTPC
Computer with multimedia capabilities designed specifically for watching television and films.
IPTV
Systems which allows television images and sound to be delivered over the Internet.
laser scanning
Technique used to build 3D computer models of real world locations.
Massively Multiplayer Online Game
Games played by connecting to a central server and interacting with other players in a virtual world.
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
Games played by connecting to a central server and interacting with other players in a virtual world.
MMOG
Games played by connecting to a central server and interacting with other players in a virtual world.
MMORPG
Games played by connecting to a central server and interacting with other players in a virtual world.
Motion Picture Association of America
Film industry group that works to reduce illegal copying of films.
MPAA
Film industry group that works to reduce illegal copying of films.
news aggregator
Software which fetches news headlines from a variety of sources for display in one location.
P2P
Network in which all computers are equal and there are no centralised servers.
Pan European Game Information
Organisation that provides content ratings for computer games in Europe.
paywall
System to prevent access to a web site's content unless the user pays a subscription fee.
Peer-to-Peer
Network in which all computers are equal and there are no centralised servers.
PEGI
Organisation that provides content ratings for computer games in Europe.
piracy
Term for the illegal copying or downloading of copyrighted material.
Recording Industry Association of America
Music industry group that works to reduce illegal copying of music.
RFID
System of tags which contain data that can be read from a distance using radio waves.
RIAA
Music industry group that works to reduce illegal copying of music.
smart home
Home which uses technology to improve its efficiency, security, and comfort, by automating many aspects.
smart meters
Systems which measure a household's consumption of water or resources, producing statistics that can be used to improve efficiency.
social news
News sites which rank news stories based on user ratings.
stereolithography
'3D printer' that can produce actual objects from computer models.
streaming media
Video or audio data that is played while it is downloading.
Video On Demand
Television and films which can be streamed at any time from the Internet, rather than waiting for a TV broadcast.
virtual worlds
3D environment in which character select an avatar and then explore. Sometimes used by companies for marketing purposes.
VOD
Television and films which can be streamed at any time from the Internet, rather than waiting for a TV broadcast.