ICT - Chapter 2: On the move

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Microchip
a miniature electronic circuit used to control computers and most other electronic devices
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Biometrics
an automated method of recognising a person based on physical characteristics. Among the features measured are face, fingerprints, hand geometry, iris and voice
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Netbook
a small portable laptop computer designed for wireless communication and access to the internet
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USB (Universal Serial Bus)
a standard method of connecting devices such as keyboards and printers to a computer
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Flash memory card
used for fast and easily tranferable information storage in digital devices such as mobile phones, media players and cameras. Flash memory is known as a solid state storage device, meaning there are no moving parts. Everything is electronic - mobile
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Cyber cafe
a cafe or coffee shop that has a number of personal computers connected to the Internet and available for use by customers. Most charge by the hour or fraction of an hour.
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Hotspot
a venue that offers a WiFi Internet connection. Many are located in hotels and restaurants and lots of them are free
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Cloud computing
a system in which all computer programs and data is stored on a central server owned by a company and accessed virtually
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Web app
any application that can be accessed using a web browser. The application can be as simple as a message board or guest sign-in page on a website or as complex as a spreadsheet
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Sat nav
a device, usually used ina car, that gibves directions based on information received froma series of statelllites
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Convergence
when one device is developed to carry out functions that were originally performed by several different devicses
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Metadata
provides information about the content of a digital item
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Geotag
to attach the exact geographical coordinates of longitude and latitude to a digital image, giving the location of where it was taken
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an automated method of recognising a person based on physical characteristics. Among the features measured are face, fingerprints, hand geometry, iris and voice

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Biometrics

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a small portable laptop computer designed for wireless communication and access to the internet

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a standard method of connecting devices such as keyboards and printers to a computer

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Card 5

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used for fast and easily tranferable information storage in digital devices such as mobile phones, media players and cameras. Flash memory is known as a solid state storage device, meaning there are no moving parts. Everything is electronic - mobile

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