Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Jargon Buster! Lesson No. 8

School's back in action and the holidays are over. And today we're going to learn more jargons! Did I hear you groan? Oh come on... We're doing this for your own good.

The digital equivalent of a conventional printed book - formatted for reading on the screen. Dedicated E-book reading hardware that uses E-ink technology is becoming more common.

EDGE is an enhanced version of 2.5G GPRS mobile data connections, offering speeds approaching those of 3G. Mobile internet and audio streaming are viable over an EDGE network.
A blossoming display technology. The monochrome screens are designed for very low battery consumption and paper-like legibility, perfect for reading E-books on.

EPG (Electronic Programme Guide)
An on-screen guide providing information on the broadcast timetable for the near future and enabling recordings to be scheduled with a single button press. EPGs are available on digital TV and DAB radio.

Ethernet (ee-ther-net)
A common form of wired computer network. Devices on an Ethernet are physically connected together with Cat5 cable and can communicate and share data with one another. Media can be streamed and internet connections can be shared (using a router).

Motorola RAZR 2 V8
Thinner, sturdier, shinier and more powerful than it's forebear, the EDGE-equipped V8 also filters background noise.

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