Friday, November 23, 2007

Jargon Buster! Lesson No. 5

Seems like people really pay attention to these lessons. That's good. And there's more good stuff for you today. So lend me your ears... No, not literally! Stop trying to pull off your ears!

CF (CompactFlash)
A type of memory card. Type 1 CF are 3.3mm thick and use flash memory, while Type II cards contain miniature HDDs within their 5mm chassis. CF cards can have high capacities or contain peripherals such as Wi-Fi adapters and GPS.

The part of a processor that performs operations. Dual-core, quad-core and eight-core processors are almost like a number of seperate processors working together on a single task - so as long as the software supports them, the more the better.

DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
Free-to-air digital radio transmissions carrying sound, station info and EPGs. Broadcasts use compressed digital audio with quality measured in Kbps.

DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications)
A digital wireless voice communications standard used commonly for home phones. Good sound quality and range, with the ability to run several handsets.

DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
A certification which guarantees that consumer electronics with built-in wired (Ethernet) and wireless (Wi-Fi) networking will work together. DLNA-certified electronics should automatically recognise one another and interact without any problems.

Genus Type-R
No filmsy plastic here: the Type-R is made almost entirely from wood and metal - with glowing touch-sensitive controls.

And that's all folks. For today that is. And John... you can have your ear back.

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