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What is Telepresence?

Telepresence is the action or simulation of remote attendance. Although true stimulation of all five human senses from a remote environment is not possible with current technology, high-quality remote video and audio feeds are termed telepresence for... [more]

What is a Text Editor?

A text editor is a program for displaying, editing, and saving plain text documents with no formatting. Formatted documents are not considered text, and are displayed and edited with a word processor. Common examples of text editors are VI on Linux c... [more]

What is Throughput?

Throughput is a measurement of the rate of data transfer through a network. Often erroneously referred to as bandwidth, throughput is a combination of the limiting factors of device latency, the speed of the data transfer medium, and the distance bet... [more]

What is Top Posting?

Top posting is the practice of placing the reply text to an email at the top of the message being returned, with the original message quoted below. Although most mail clients encourage top posting by automatically placing the cursor at the beginning ... [more]

What is Touch?

Touch is the concept of physical contact between two objects. In everyday experience, touch can be perceived as one object applying physical force upon another. However, on the scale of atoms, no two particles ever have zero distance between them. Th... [more]

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution, designed with the intent of overthrowing Microsoft Windows as the world's most widely-used operating system. The distro is composed entirely of open source components, which have been heavily modified for easy ... [more]

What is a UFO?

UFO is an acronym for Unidentified Flying Object. Any airborne vehicle or phenomenon that cannot be accounted for by qualified, experienced investigators using modern, accepted equipment and methods is classified as a UFO. Although UFO's are often at... [more]

What is Unix?

Unix is an operating system designed by Bell Labs to handle time sharing on their DEC mainframe computers. After abandoning the Multics OS project, Bell was in need of an operating system to power it's DEC mainframes. A notable Bell Multics developer... [more]

What is a URL?

URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. URL is the technical term for what is often called a "web address". It is the address by which computers and documents on the Internet can be located. The URL was invented by Tim Berners-Lee as one of h... [more]

What is USB?

USB is a connection standard for computer peripherals. The term USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. Specially designed, one-way connectors ensure that computer keyboards, flash drives, printers, digital cameras, [media pl... [more]


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