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What is is a reserved IP address corresponding to the host computer. Known as the loopback address, is used whenever a program needs to access a network service running on the same computer as itself. Although mainly used as a testing and... [more]

What is 3G?

3g is an acronym signifying third-generation mobile phone technology. Based upon higher network bandwidth than the first 2g digital cellular phones, 3g-capable telephones and networks will support video calls, high speed WWW access, multimedia sharin... [more]

What is 404?

An HTTP 404 Error Message is a standard webservers response when it cannot find the file requested by the user agent. 404 Error Messages are typically the result of misspelled URL's and pages being moved or removed. Misspelled URL's can be the result... [more]

What is the 787 Dreamliner?

Dreamliner is the nickname of the Boeing's 787 jet airliner. The 787 Dreamliner made it's public debut on July 8, 2007, or 7/8/7 in American date notation. With orders for well over 600 airplanes at the time of the debut, totaling over $100 billion U... [more]

What is 802.11?

802.11 is a series of IEEE specifications describing wireless data transfer. Most commonly implemented in WiFi applications, 802.11 has become the de-facto wireless connection specification for long-term connection and application function. Only Blue... [more]

What is ActiveX?

ActiveX is a series of computer program distribution and runtime technologies. Developed by Microsoft, ActiveX technologies have been incorporated into almost all of Microsoft's products released in recent years including Windows, Word, Excel, and In... [more]

What is ADSL?

ADSL is an acronym for the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. ADSL is the most common consumer form of DSL, the Digital Subscriber Line that makes high-speed Internet access possible over legacy communication equipment. While traditional modems are ... [more]

What is Adware?

Adware is software that is distributed without charge in exchange for the user's consent to view advertisements. The name "adware" is a portmanteau of the words "advertisement" and "software". As computer users turn to FOSS or pirate software to redu... [more]

What is AIDS?

AIDS is an acronym for the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. As the name implies, AIDS is a combination of symptoms and failures of the immune system, caused by an infectious agent. The infectious agent usually associated with AIDS is HIV, the Huma... [more]

What is Ajax?

Ajax is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Ajax is a technique whereby a website can update part of a page without refreshing the whole content. This saves bandwidth and provides for a more interactive user experience. In other words, ch... [more]


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