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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is an event held every year for software developers who create software for MacOS and iOS. The first WWDC took place in 1987. After 13 years of being held in early June in San Francisco, California, WWDC ...

                                               

AppleScript

AppleScript is a way for people to write commands and actions on their Apple Macintosh platform. It is a simple language, like English, and is made by Apple Inc. since the year 1993. The AppleScript program came from the HyperCard program.

                                               

Applet

An applet is a computer program that can be run inside a web browser. Most of the time, applets are written in Java. They are used to display a scrolling menu on a website, for example, the applet is also used to show some applications. In Java, ...

                                               

Appletalk

Appletalk is a suite of protocols for computer networking. It allowed Apple Macintosh computers to connect one another. It also allowed a computer to use a printer connected to the network. Apple has switched from Appletalk to TCP/IP.

                                               

Application layer gateway

An application layer gateway is a special firewall which does stateful packet inspection. Some protocols such as TFTP use ports chosen at random. An application layer gateway can strengthen such a system by only allowing communication on ports wh ...

                                               

Application programming interface

An Application Programming Interface is a set of functions, procedures, methods or classes used by computer programs to request services from the operating system, software libraries or any other service providers running on the computer. A compu ...

                                               

Application-specific integrated circuit

ASIC or Application-specific integrated circuit is a kind of integrated circuit. It is built for a particular use instead of for general-purpose use. Digital circuits are a common form of ASIC, but analog ASICs were manufactured beginning in the ...

                                               

APTonCD

APTonCD is a tool that can create one or more ISOs, CDs or DVDs with all of the packages the user downloaded via APT-GET or APTITUDE, creating a removable repository that the user can use on other computers. APTonCD will also allow the user to au ...

                                               

Aragonese Wikipedia

The Aragonese Wikipedia is the Aragonese-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was started in July 2004. As of July 2013, it has over 29.000 articles.

                                               

ARD (broadcaster)

ARD is a public broadcaster in Germany. The name is an abbreviation. It stands for Arbeitsgemeinschaft der offentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. This can be translated as "Consortium of public-law broadcasting i ...

                                               

Arduino

Arduino is a small popular electronic machine that makes it very easy for people to make electronic things. It has two parts: a circuit board and a program that lets people tell the circuit board what to do. As of 2011, more than 300.000 Arduinos ...

                                               

Arena (web browser)

                                               

Arithmetic logic unit

In computing, an arithmetic logic unit is a digital circuit that performs arithmetic and logical operations. The ALU is a basic building block of the central processing unit of a computer, even the simplest microcontrollers contain one for purpos ...

                                               

Arity

                                               

Armenian Wikipedia

The Armenian Wikipedia is the Armenian-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was started in February 2003. As of October 2015, it is the 38th largest edition of Wikipedia by number of articles. As of July 2013, it has over 47.000 articles.

                                               

ARP Spoofing

ARP Spoofing is a method someone could use to redirect traffic from a computer through the hackers computer and then to the internet. This allows the hacker to then read all traffic sent from or to the first computer. This will reveal passwords, ...

                                               

ARPANET

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network was an early packet switching network and the first to use TCP/IP. It was made by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the United States Department of Defense. It was the main network of a set tha ...

                                               

Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison is a Canada-based online dating service and social networking service. It used for people who are married or in a committed relationship. It promotes affairs. Its slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair." The website was launched ...

                                               

Asimo

Asimo was a robot that was built by Honda. The current models could walk, run, and go up and down stairs. Engineers planned to add laser capabilities. Its height was 130 centimeters and weight 54 kilograms. Asimo was just like an astronaut wearin ...

                                               

Ask.com

Ask.com is a search engine that was started in 1996. This website helps people find web pages that they are looking for, by typing in the subject they want. For example, if someone is looking for web pages about dogs, they would type in "dogs" or ...

                                               

ASP.NET

ASP.NET is a scripting language that was made by Microsoft. It helps make web pages more interactive by allowing developers to develop for the web. It allows developers to use languages like Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic and Visual F# to ma ...

                                               

Asphalt

Asphalt, or bitumen, is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid, composed almost entirely of petroleum. It is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits. It is the material which made the La Brea tar pits. Its m ...

                                               

Assembler

In computer science an assembler is a program that turns assembly language into machine code. An assembler is a program that takes basic computer instructions and converts them into a pattern of bits that the computers processor can use to perfor ...

                                               

Asus

ASUSTeK Computer Inc., usually referred to as ASUS, is a computer hardware and electronics company. It was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao. ASUS is the worlds fifth-largest PC vendor by 2013 unit sales.

                                               

ASUS Eee PC

The ASUS Eee PC is a very small laptop made by ASUS and Intel. It is designed to have a light weight and low price. It runs Linux as its operating system. The name Eee pronounced as the letter e, IPA /iː/ comes from "the three Es," ASUS used in t ...

                                               

Asynchronous Transfer Mode

Asynchronous Transfer Mode is a set of protocols used for computer networks. It is mostly used for Wide Area Networks. It splits the data, and encodes it into packets of a fixed size. Each packet can be routed differently, along virtual paths set ...

                                               

AT&T

AT&T Inc. is the largest provider of both local and long distance fixed telephone services and Internet access in the United States with 71.4 million customers. It is the second largest wireless service provider in the country. AT&T has b ...

                                               

AT&T U-verse

U-verse or at&t U-verse is a brand that provides internet connection, premium television channels and VoIP. Launched in June 26, 2006 it is available in 22 US states. By 2011 U-verse was available to 30 million people. U-verse High Speed Inte ...

                                               

Atacama Large Millimeter Array

The Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array is an array of radio telescopes in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. A high and dry site is very important for millimeter wavelength work. ALMA is being built on the Chajnantor plateau at 5000 ...

                                               

Atanasoff–Berry Computer

The Atanasoff-Berry Computer was one of the first computers. It was designed in 1937. It was not able to be programmed, and it was designed only to solve groups of linear equations. It was successfully tested in 1942. It was very amazing technolo ...

                                               

Atari XL

The Atari XL was a series of 8-bit home computers introduced in 1983. They were an improved version of the Atari 400 and Atari 800 computers from 1979. Their main CPU was a MOS Technology 6502. There were 3 versions- the 1200XL, the 600XL and the ...

                                               

ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. was a Canadian company known for making graphics processing units and motherboard chipsets. It was founded in 1985 as Array Technology Inc. In 2006, ATI was bought by AMD.

                                               

Atom (feed)

The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for web feeds. The Atom Publishing Protocol is a simple HTTP-based system of rules for creating and updating web resources.

                                               

Atomicity

Modern database systems are governed by things about transactions called the ACID principle. In that context, several operations can be grouped into what is called a transaction. From the outside, there are two points in time: before the transact ...

                                               

ATSC standards

Advanced Television Systems Committee standards are American standards for digital television over terrestrial, satellite, and cable forms. It is mainly used in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea. They replaced the old NTSC standa ...

                                               

Audio cassette

An audio cassette is a type of cassette which can store music and sounds. To play a tape, a cassette player or cassette recorder is used. Cassettes store the sound on a magnetic tape that is wound around the two reels in the cassette.

                                               

Audio crossover

Audio crossover is an electric circuit that separates low and high audio frequencies in a signal. It is needed because very small loudspeakers would break if fed by low frequencies. Likewise, bigger speakers are not able to play higher frequencie ...

                                               

Audio feedback

Audio feedback is typically unwanted noise that occurs when an audio system oscillates. It often happens when microphones are pointed at loudspeakers. There are ways to avoid or reduce feedback, such as with equalization or reducing the rooms echo.

                                               

Authentication

Authentication is the actions taken to establish or verify something as authentic. It is the method of verifying claims made by someone about the thing. This might involve confirming the identity of a person, the origins of an object, or to make ...

                                               

Autoclave

An autoclave is a device that uses pressure to heat aqueous solutions above their boiling point. It is done to kill microbiological organisms, called sterilization. The autoclave was invented by Charles Chamberland in 1879.

                                               

Automata theory

Automata theory is a branch of Theoretical computer science. Automata theory is concerned with the study of abstract machines called automata, and with the problems that can be solved using such machines. An automaton is characterized by a number ...

                                               

Automatix (software)

Automatix was a computer program to install software on Ubuntu in an easy way. Automatix allowed the menu-driven installation of 56 different" capabilities”, including commercial closed source programs such as the Flash plugin, Acrobat Reader, mu ...

                                               

Autonomous underwater vehicle

                                               

Autopackage

Autopackage is a free computer programme aimed at making it simple to create other programs that can be installed on all Linux distributions. Right now, the only operating system to include Autopackage is Super Ubuntu

                                               

Availability

Availability is a term used in information security to show that a system is running and reachable by those that are supposed to be able to use the system. Availability is sometimes expressed as a percentage of uptime, such as 99%. High availabil ...

                                               

Avast!

Avast! is a brand of antivirus software. It is a free downloadable software that is compatible with Windows XP through Windows 10. It has many features, Avast! Cloud services and upgrades can be bought from inside the program. There are no PC mai ...

                                               

Awk

                                               

Azerbaijani Wikipedia

The Azerbaijani Wikipedia is the Azerbaijani-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was started in January 2002. As of July 2013, it has over 95.000 articles.

                                               

Backward compatibility

Backward compatibility refers to hardware or software that can successfully use interfaces and data from earlier versions of the system or with other systems. For example, Perl, the scripting language, was designed to be backward compatible with ...

                                               

Baidu Baike

Baidu Baike is an online encyclopedia owned by Baidu, a Chinese search engine. It started providing service in 2006. As of August 2013 Baidu Baike has about five million articles. This compares with about 700.000 articles in the Chinese Wikipedia ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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