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AR DC 2 Unit 1: Hardware/Software & Storage Media

AR DC 2 Unit 1: Hardware/Software & Storage Media
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Bluetooth
wireless technology to transfer data
Burner
a CD or DVD writer; can be internal or external
Cloud computing
use of web services to perform functions that were traditionally performed with software on an individual computer, i.e. Flicker, Picasa, Google Docs, Picnik)
Compact disk (CD)
an optical storage medium made of molded polymer for electronically recording, storing, and playing back audio, video, text, and other information in digital form; also CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Digital Video Disk (DVD)
an optical disk with a capacity of 47 Gb or more that can hold a full-length commercial movie; also DVD-ROM, DVD-D+\-R, DVD+\-RW, Blu ray
Drawing software
program used to create vector graphics; provides fir freehand as well as geometric shapes
Flash drive
a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory and is lightweight enough to attach to a key chain; also known as a pen drive, keychain drive, thumb drive, jump drive
Flash memory
sometimes called "flash ram"; is solid-state memory that can be erased and reprogrammed; gets its name because the microchip is organized so that a section of memory cells are erased in a single action or "flash"
Gigabyte (GB)
a unit of storage measuring roughly one billion bytes
Image editing software
software designed to edit, manipulate or modify digital photographs
Kiosk
a free-standing electronic system that allows transactions or provides information, such as DVD Rental, ATM, gift registry, photo development, etc.
Megabyte (MB)
a unit of storage measuring roughly one million bytes
Optical storage
storage device that records data by burning microscopic holes in the surface if the disk with a laser
Painting software
programs used to create bitmap images; useful in creating original art because they provide the tools used by artists (such as brushes and pens)
Point-and-shoot cameras
a still camera used for simple operations
Scanner
an input device that converts hard copy, such as photos and documents, to a digital copy
SLR (a single lens reflex) camera
camera that has a detachable lens
Terabyte (TB)
a unit of storage measuring roughly one trillion bytes
Universal Serial Bus (USB) port
a connection port used to connect various outside devices, i.e. flash drives, USB cables
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