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Hibernation
is what happenes when the computer saves an image fo the desktop and enters a state of reduced power consumptions to save energy
A set of programa that searches the web to find information is called a
search engine
The primary use of the internet is for
communication
______ is a set of computer programs that enables the hardware to perform different tasks.
Software
____ is a series of small memory cards that plug into slots on the motherboard
RAM
RFID tags are small versions of what?
roadway electronic toll system used in many states
One way to mark a site so that you can return to it later is to
use favorites or bookmarks
Setting up a ____ ____ means having an appropriate computer and digital devices, all of which are connected to a home network
digital home
Cookies :
Small text filed that can be automatically stored on your computer when you visit an internet site
RSS stands for
Really Simple Syndication
A ______ is a specially designed scannable sticker that resembles an inkblot and contains all the important information about a UPS package.
Maxicode
______________ are shortcut keys that you press to perform special tasks; each software application has its own set of tasks assigned to these keys.
Function Keys
____________ is the set of techniques used in information handling and retrieval
Information technology
While engineers work to create computers that can understand us emotionally, ___ ____ are also evolving toward more human appearance.
Computer Systems
The ________________________ language consists of just two digits: 0 and 1
Binary
_________________ is the nerve center of any digital home, allowing you to interface with the different digital devices connected to the network
A computer
________________ are large printers used to produce oversize pictures that require precise continuous lines, such as maps and architectural plans
Plotters
The first Internet communication took place between which of the following locations
Standford and UCLA
The name of the free Internet browser from Mozilla is
Firefox
USB ports are fast replacing traditional _________________ and _________________ ports because of their ability to transfer data quickly.
Parrallel , Serial
_______________________ plug into slots on the motherboard
Expansion Cards
In the URL http://www.prenhall.com, the portion labeled .com is the
top- level domain
Instant messaging (IM) services are programs that enable you to
communicate with friends in real time
A __________________ is approximately 1 million bytes.
megabyte
The prefix nano stands for
one- billionth
_______________ microphones pick up sound from only one direction.
Unidirectional
Devices such as monitors and printers that are connected to the computer are called
Peripheral devices
What protocol allows files to be transferred from a Web server so that you can view them on your computer using a browser?
HTTP
Hard disk drives are considered _______________ storage.
Nonvolatile
Medical students can train on _______________ and experience firsthand how a human would react to a particular treatment.
patient stimulators
____________ are essentially hard drives that have been made portable and are quite often used to back up the data on an internal hard drive in case a problem develops or data needs to be recovered.
external hard drives
Another term for notebook computer is:
Laptop computer
Surgeons use ___________ to perform delicate operations by manipulating devices through computers instead of manually.
robotics
HTTP is the abbreviation for
Hypertext transfer protcol
One of the disadvantages of satellite Internet is that
the signal is culnerable to interference
If you wanted to keep a written online journal, you would use
a Webblog
An Internet site that anyone can change is called a
wiki
__________________ software is the set of programs that enables the computer's hardware devices and application software to work together.
System
The small, touch-sensitive area at the base of the keyboard on a notebook is known as a:
touchpad
The process of searching huge amounts of data with the hope of finding a pattern is called
data mining
A(n) _________________ enables you to enter data (text, images, and sound) and instructions (user responses and commands) into the computer.
input device
One type of chip already being implanted in humans as a means of verifying a persons identity is called a
Verichip
A _______________ is used to enter data into a PDA or on Tablet PCs for handwriting recognition.
stylus
_________________ is the applied science concerned with designing and arranging things that people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.
Ergonomics
A printer's ____________ determines how many pages it can print per minute.
Speed
______________________ is a form of permanent memory that holds all the instructions the computer needs to start up.
ROM
Computers are very good at _______________________ data into information.
processing
Children who do not have access to _____________ and _______________ wont be prepared for future employment.
the internet, computers
The Internet was established to create a means by which all computers could communicate and to
secure military communications
A Webcast is
a broadcast of audio or video content over the internet