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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).