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What is HDTV?

What is HDTV? High Definition Television (HDTV) is a digital television exhibiting the highest quality in terms of video. It contains wider image aspect ratio than standard televisions. The aspect ratio of HDTV is similar to that of a movie theatre screen. It is featured with a wide screen and a resolution that makes viewing [...]

What is the Amazon Kindle?

What is the Amazon Kindle? The Amazon Kindle is a convenient hand-held device that enables users to read eBooks. An eBook, short for electronic book is a complete publication of text and images but in a digital format. The Amazon Kindle is one of the major eReaders on the market with wireless internet connectivity. The [...]

What is HD?

What is HD? HD stands for high definition, which is an increased visual resolution or picture quality for videos. HD can apply to TV formats, video file formats, multimedia streaming formats, video recording format or optical disc format. A good analogy for this are high resolution images that look crisper visually than pixilated images, images [...]

What is Unlocked Cell Phone?

What is Unlocked Cell Phone? A cellular or mobile phone usually has a feature that allows for its use only with specific service providers or only in specific regions. When service providers such as for example AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile etc. acquire a batch of cellular phones from i.e. Nokia, Sony Ericksson, the phones are then [...]

What is Xbox?

What is Xbox? Xbox is a video gaming console developed and manufactured by Microsoft. Xbox is Microsoft’s first venture into the business of video gaming console, and Xbox competed with the more established Sony Playstation 2, Sega Dreamcast, and Nintendo Gamecube. Xbox was first released in November 2001 in North America, followed by a release [...]

What is a Mnemonic Device?

What is a Mnemonic Device? Mnemonic devices are tools used to memorize ideas or facts. These tools are especially helpful for students and working people who may need to improve or enhance their memory. The most common and most familiar mnemonic device or tool is “Alliteration or Rhyming”. In this technique, a short rhyme is [...]

What is JMX?

What is JMX? Java Management Extensions or JMX is a technology for application in the J2EE environment. With JMX, you will be able to monitor and manage your Java applications. JMX’ monitoring capabilities include looking at attributes and components running inside the Java Virtual Machine environment. Like in the case of component status, JMX monitoring [...]

What is DFU Mode? – A How to Guide

What is DFU Mode? – A How to Guide DFU is an acronym used for Device Firmware Upgrade. DFU mode is often mistaken to be the same or similar to restore mode. So what does DFU mode do? DFU mode circumvents the existing Operating System installed. The process allows the device or your iPhone to [...]

What is Froyo?

What is Froyo? Froyo is actually a short term for frozen yoghurt, which is also used as another term for Android 2.2. Therefore, Froyo is an operating system for Android. Froyo is a major upgrade to the Android OS. Since Froyo was coined from the phrase frozen yoghurt, the symbol used for the OS upgrade [...]

What is HD Radio?

What is HD Radio? For more than half a century, radio technology has not really changed much. The only significant change in the radio industry was during the 1960s and 1970s. It was in between these years when Frequency Modulation (FM) was adopted. In 2002, a new radio format has added new features to listeners’ [...]

What is UPnP?

What is UPnP? UPnP or Universal Plug and Play is a collection of open format protocols, which is not OS limited that is intended for the purpose of trouble-free network connectivity. The architecture of the protocol permits device-to-device connection of networked electronic appliance, computers, and other wireless devices. Specifically, UPnP was designed for home users. [...]

What is XMB?

What is XMB? XrossMediaBar is officially abbreviated as XMB and pronounced as cross-media bar. Sony Computer Entertainment developed this GUI or Graphical User Interface. The main feature of the new GUI is that the icons are horizontally placed across the screen. When a user navigates the screen, the icons move instead of the cursor. The [...]

What is RAID?

What is RAID? RAID is the acronym for redundant array of independent disks. RAID is a category of disk drives that make use of a combination of two or more drives in order to keep data safe and to increase computer performance. This type of disk drive is not normally used on personal computers but [...]

What is iPhone DFU?

What is iPhone DFU? DFU mode in iphone means Device Firmware Upgrade. This is not similar to the restore mode. Unlike restore mode, when in DFU mode, iPhone can work with the iTunes without having to load the iPhone operating system. Thus, it bypasses the current OS installed, thereby allowing one to downgrade to legacy [...]

What is HDR on iPhone?

What is HDR on iPhone? HDR or High Dynamic Range is a camera feature available on iOS4.1 for the iPhone.  This is a greatly anticipated feature for iPhone’s built-in cameras.  With this HDR option, iPhone cameras can now produce better quality photos with life-like colors. High Dynamic Range (HDR) involves capturing of images in different [...]

What is DOHC and SOHC?

What is DOHC and SOHC? DOHC refers to “Double Overhead Camshaft” while SOHC refers to “Single Overhead Camshaft”. These are different configurations on a car engine’s valve train, which is involved in the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. SOHC is simply called OHC or Overhead Camshaft in the past. It is [...]

What is a Jitney?

What is a Jitney? A jitney is a vehicle for public transportation with the combined features of a taxicab and a bus. Jitney’s are like buses because many passengers can fit it inside and routes are usually fixed. It is also similar to taxis because detours are allowed along the entire route. The word “jitney” [...]

What is Android 2.2?

What is Android 2.2? Android 2.2 is the latest version or update to the Android open platform for use in mobile devices. The Android system came as a result of major industry players working together to have a platform where developers can collaborate on for faster and cheaper development of products in the mobile phone [...]

What is Android Rooting?

What is Android Rooting? Android Rooting means tweaking or tinkering with your Android phone to have administrator rights or privileges. “Rooting” refers to “root” permissions on your phone similar to the concept of administrator rights in Windows Operating Systems and “sudo” in Linux-based platforms. After a particular Android phone has been “rooted”, applications are said [...]

What is HVAC?

What is HVAC? Modern buildings and the automotive industry needs to deal with comfort so people in it would comfortably do their thing. In order to bring this comfort to the people, they need a technology – HVAC or Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. HVAC has many importances especially in the design of huge infrastructures [...]

What is BBM?

What is BBM? BBM is the abbreviation of Blackberry Messenger Services. This messenger application is instantaneous. All the modern blackberry devices hit the market with this preloaded application. The credit for its development goes to the Canadian Company RIM, Research in Motion. They released it on October 2010 .It enables messages to be sent through [...]

What is xD?

What is xD? xD is the abbreviated form for Extreme Digital. xD is mainly used in digital cameras to store digital pictures. It has a storage capacity from 16 Mega Bytes to 2 Giga Bites. The card was introduced in 2002 by Olympus and Fujifilm. There are three types of xD cards available in the [...]

What is Assistive Technology?

What is Assistive Technology? The technology which aids disabled people to perform day to day functions as a normal person is called assistive technology. The advent of this technology has enabled the disabled community to perform activities which were considered to be impossible before. It is also known as adaptive technology. Assistive technology services help [...]

What is Flash Memory?

What is Flash Memory? Flash memory is a memory chip commonly found in small and portable electronic gadgets of today. It can handle data storage without the need of a power source. Technically, it is a type of EEPROM or electronically erasable programmable read only memory wherein data can be erased or deleted much faster [...]

What is MagicJack?

What is MagicJack? Magicjack is a computer peripheral that can provide internet based phone services over the internet or voice over IP (VoIP) to the US and Canada. Magicjack is a USB device that can be plugged into the computer. On the other end of the device is a standard RJ-11 telephone jack that can [...]

What is FML?

What is FML? It was more than thirty years ago when FML was developed. FML or Fiber Metal Laminates are the recent kind of composite, which Delft University of Technology developed. The new composite is developed with alternating sheets of aluminum and the conventional composite. The original FML was made up of aramid/epoxy combined with [...]

What is J Micron JMB 36x?

What is J Micron JMB 36x? J Micron Technology is a company which manufactures integrated circuits. J Micron is based in Taiwan. It also produces controller chips which are used by other companies. The purpose of JMB36x is to convert from PCI express standard to different type of standard, mainly to SATA and PATA standards. [...]

What is JTagging?

What is JTagging? JTagging is a means of testing board applications remotely to repair and reduce problems while in the production stage and improve product quality through the JTAG or boundary scan technology. JTAG stands for Joint Test Action Group, developed in 1980 and became an IEEE 1149.1 standard back in 1990. JTAG was originally [...]

What is EDGE?

What is EDGE? Nowadays, the use of cellular phones in accessing the Internet is widely used. Wireless network technology has improved a lot in terms of speed and availability of coverage. EDGE is a 2G network and one of the significant developments in wireless network technologies. EDGE is an acronym used for Enhanced Data GSM [...]

What is Mac?

What is Mac? Mac or Mack is the short term for Macintosh, a coat that is rain-resistant developed in the United Kingdom. The term mac has been used as the generic name for almost every raincoat. However, a genuine edition of the raincoat is made to avert leakage by utilizing a rubber coating. What made [...]

What is Fiat?

What is Fiat? Fiat is the brand name for a line of vehicles. It is considered a distinctive, high-class brand featuring typical Italian design. Fiat stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, translated as Italian Automobile Factory of Turin. Fiat is proud of their vehicle’s design claiming, “Italian tradition, immaculate details and harmonious forms typical of [...]

What is Aperture?

What is Aperture? Literally, aperture means opening, a crack, hole, gap, space, slit or orifice. However, when it comes to photography, aperture means a bit different. Photography describes aperture as to the amount of light a camera admits. A camera man can adjust the aperture manually. On the other hand, a camera can also adjust [...]

What is a HTC phone?

What is a HTC phone? HTC phones are among the world’s best-loved mobile phones in terms of design and innovation. These phones are manufactured by the HTC or “High Tech Computer” Corporation based in Taiwan. HTC originally started making generic mobile devices for use by telecommunications operators like T-Mobile and Orange. A generic base or [...]

What is ECU?

What is ECU? ECU stands for Engine Control Unit and is installed in today’s vehicles for monitoring of the engine. It helps in calculating the amount of fuel for injection into the engine’s combustion chamber for increased efficiency and fuel economy. Basically the engine’s ECU interacts with the vehicle’s computer control unit for the purpose [...]

What does HTC mean?

What does HTC mean? HTC is a mobile phone company established in 1997 by Cher Wang and Peter Chou. HTC or High Tech Computer Corporation first ventured in the mobile phone and handheld device markets in Taiwan. Its first venture was a combination of a mobile phone and a personal data assistant. But the first [...]

What is ECHELON?

What is ECHELON? ECHELON is an interception and relay system developed to monitor electronic communication between countries of the world. It is a global system formed by the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Functions of this system are led by the US National Security Agency, with support from various intelligence agencies [...]

What is CVT?

What is CVT? CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. It is an automatic type of transmission installed in modern vehicles of today. It is said to be an upgrade of the standard automatic transmission in the sense that it provides more power, better fuel mileage, and smoother gear shifts through unlimited gear ratios. The controls [...]

What is HID?

What is HID? The term HID is used in lamps and the acronym stands for High Intensity Discharge lamp. HID lamp is a kind of lamp that produces high intensity light but in reduced power consumption. HID lamp is actually a type of arc lamp. To produce the high intensity light, an arc tube houses [...]

What is DAB Radio?

What is DAB Radio? DAB or Digital Audio Broadcasting is refers to a new technology for receiving digital radio signals. It said to produce better radio signal and sound quality than conventional FM radios. DAB radio is sometimes referred to as digital radio. The use of digital radios doesn’t require any fine-tuning when transferring between [...]

What is FPGA?

What is FPGA? The electronic technology in use today is quite advanced and offers products that have a variety of capabilities that were previous thought of as pure fantasy. Today’s electronic products can serve several functions with some even capable of handling a number of simultaneous processes. These advances have contributed to the progress witnessed [...]

What is a GSM phone?

What is a GSM phone? GSM phone refers to mobile phones that use the technology called GSM or Global System for Mobile Communications. These phones are said to be 2G or second generation phones wherein data is handled digitally. It is said that most of the world’s mobile phones use GSM technology. This allows for [...]

What is AWD?

What is AWD? AWD or All-Wheel-Drive is a system that is similar to 4WD or Four-Wheel-Drive in which all four tires of a particular vehicle are given power for performance and traction. But unlike its 4WD counterpart, AWD’s don’t have a “low range” setting which is valuable in off-road conditions. AWD systems were used to [...]

What is EHR?

What is EHR? EHR stands for Electronic Health Record and this refers to computerization of medical records for all patients. Some call it EMR or Electronic Medical Record and its basic intention is for easy integration of medical information between various health providers. The whole concept of computerizing medical records involves making all data across [...]

What is GPRS? – General Packet Radio Service

What is GPRS? – General Packet Radio Service The phase of cellular phone devices seem to be evolving day after day. The generation today is talking about the latest hit in wireless telephone systems, 3G. This is the third-generation telephone systems, with features that include mobile Internet scouting and various sophisticated features. All of these [...]

What is GVWR? – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

What is GVWR? – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating. This shows the allowable weight the vehicle can carry that does not put too much of pressure to the vehicle that causes damage. The factors of the gross vehicle weight is determined when a vehicle is filled with all the [...]

What is TKIP? – Temporal Key Integrity Protocol

What is TKIP? – Temporal Key Integrity Protocol TKIP stands for Temporal Key Integrity Protocol which is used as a security procedure in wireless networking standards. IEEE 802 group and WIFI alliance are the programmers of this security program which is their answer to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Frequency) problems without further replacing the legacy [...]

What is DNP3?

What is DNP3? DNP3 refers to Distributed Network Protocol and is a system of protocols used commonly by utility companies for electricity and water in their process automation systems. This system is designed to allow communication between SCADA devices and IED’s. SCADA refers to Site Control and Data Acquisition systems while IED’s are Intelligent Electronic [...]

What is Differential Fluid?

What is Differential Fluid? RWD or Rear-Wheel-Drive cars have some sort of gearbox connecting the car’s two axles. This gearbox is responsible for the conversion of engine power and its transmission to the tires, allowing them to turn at varying speeds. This part of the car is called the “differential” and lubrication is needed for [...]

A Closer Look At iTrip

A Closer Look At iTrip You might be very familiar of the iPod. Oldies and the younger generation alike are familiar of the high technological gadget that brings about the finest music there is today. Now, how about trying the iTrip? Does it ring a bell? Well, if you still do not know much about [...]

ASF File Ideas in a Capsule

ASF File Ideas in a Capsule Those who are technology buff might be very familiar (or eve annoyed) of the term ASF file. In fact, they get to see these files day by day. Now, if you are quite new to this term, what exactly is it and how does it differ from any other [...]

What is HTC Footprints?

What is HTC Footprints? HTC Footprints is an automatic location-based logger application on HTC mobile phones. It is geo-tagging software which enables you to create a diary of places of events. It saves the photo of the location, its address or specific location, its exact coordinates, time, date and even a phone number. You can [...]

What is IPSW?

What is IPSW? ITunes is Apple Application digital media software that organizes music and videos. This connects and synchs IPad, IPhones, and IPhone Touch in your computer. ITunes and mostly all Apple supported Hardwares uses IPSW file format. IPSW or commonly known as IPhone/IPad/IPod Software contains set of information and data that is used by [...]

What is MWC?

What is MWC? On February 14 through 17, 2011, around 60,000 people flocked to Fira de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain to celebrate the year’s Mobile World Congress. According to MWC website, this year’s attendance was biggest and best mobile world conference so far. Moreover, the MWC website claimed that it was attended by more outstanding CEOs [...]

What is EMC storage?

What is EMC storage? EMC storage refers to the various storage devices and technologies developed by EMC, said to be the industry leader in storage market and technologies. Various storage systems developed by this company over the years have become increasingly efficient, simpler and yet so powerful making them the choice for many businesses and [...]

ICR Is Definitely A Blessing!

ICR Is Definitely A Blessing! Are you tired of retyping into a text format any document that has no soft copy or is handwritten? Well, if this is a big problem to you, you better take a look at ICR or Intelligent Character Recognition. The good thing about ICR is that it reduces the burden [...]

What is MDE?

What is MDE? Have you heard of the abbreviation MDE? If this is familiar to you, let us get it straight. MDE is actually an abbreviation, standing for Model-driven Engineering. It is a software development technology, placing emphasis on the creation and exploitation of domain models instead of making use of computing (algorithmic) concepts. Its [...]

What is a Pedometer?

What is a Pedometer? A pedometer is basically a device that could count the steps of a particular individual. Some of these devices are electronic while some combine mechanical and electronic parts. Pedometers usually try to detect movement on the hip area while a person is walking. Some pedometers have a generic or pre-encoded stride [...]

What does BBM mean?

What does BBM mean? BBM stands for BlackBerry Messenger, the instant messaging service exclusive to BlackBerry phones and devices. This messaging service only works for BlackBerry devices through the BlackBerry PIN system. The messaging service and the devices themselves are developed and created by RIM or Research In Motion. But aside from instant messaging between [...]

What is iPod Disk Mode?

What is iPod Disk Mode? iPoD Disk Mode is an option given to iPoD owners and users to use their music and/or media player as a storage device. This means that the iPod can serve as an external hard drive or flash disk for storing and transferring files other than music or media files. Other [...]

What is T-Mobile Visual Voicemail?

What is T-Mobile Visual Voicemail? T-Mobile Visual Voicemail is an application for easy and fun voicemail management offered by telecommunications company T-Mobile for a variety of mobile phones and handsets. Aside from T-Mobile G1 and T-Mobile myTouch 3G, Visual Voicemail will also work on Motorola’s CLIQ phone, Blackberry Bold 9700, Samsung’s Behold II, and other [...]

What is AOSP?

What is AOSP? The abbreviation AOSP has actually gotten more and more popular these days. This stands for Android Open Source Project. This is a program wherein the applications of developers run on different types of devices. Well, it is therefore important that you know more about AOSP since they will also show you how [...]

What is emWave?

What is emWave? emWave Personal Stress Reliever is a convenient and effective tool for stress reduction and the balancing of emotions and performance increase. The product is basically a handheld and certified stress relieving system which utilizes audio feedback, colorful LED display and the effectively powerful stress relief techniques. Using the product ensures significant reduction [...]

What is ROV?

What is ROV? ROV refers to Remotely Operated Vehicle used in the marine technology. It is a tethered vehicle utilized for underwater exploitation and development. The deepwater industries that use and benefit from this type of vehicle include offshore hydrocarbon extraction. In some cases, this is also termed as remotely operated underwater vehicle. This is [...]

What Is IIP3?

What Is IIP3? In the world of telecommunications, it is important to keep on improving what technology has already been in existence. This is the main reasons why there are a lot of techniques done in order to further what has been invented already. In doing so, it is important to make use of computations [...]

What is a Ringback Tone?

What is a Ringback Tone? A ringback tone is basically the sound you hear when calling a person on the phone. With this audible sound, the caller will know that the call is active and that he/she is just waiting for the called party to pick up the phone. Though the ringback tone may not [...]

What is a PVR?

What is a PVR? PVR or personal video recorders are devices that enable a person to record videos in digital format. These devices may come in the form of handheld media player units or “stand-alone” devices. And since the video format saved is digital, these devices may also be called DVRs or digital video recorders. [...]

What is Digital Media? – Its Importance

What is Digital Media? – Its Importance Digital media is the opposite of analog media, which are actually electronic media that runs on digital codes. Computers interpret binary digital data and that means it can only read “0” and “1”. Digital media can be anything like digital audio, digital video and other digital content such [...]

What is IMAX?

What is IMAX? IMAX is a motion picture film format that is capable of displaying images of higher resolution and size than regular film systems. It is owned by the Canadian IMAX Corporation which deals with the leasing and marketing of IMAX films, but is also involved in the development and production of IMAX motion [...]

What is HDMI?

What is HDMI? There have been major advances in entertainment over the past couple of years. Technology has been greatly improved to ensure the delivery of high quality entertainment to audiences. Picture and audio quality is constantly going up to higher levels and things are expected to get even better as far as quality is [...]

What is Xbox Kinetic?

What is Xbox Kinetic? Xbox Kinetic refers to the gaming experience offered by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 that is said to be “controller-free”. No game controllers and joysticks are involved, and only movement is required to play a particular game. This “kinetic” way of playing a game on the Xbox 360 is marketed as “KINECT” for [...]