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Overclocking

Overclocking is the process of configuring a computer processor or other electronic circuit to run faster than it was designed to. Overclocking allows a computer to be faster and more responsive. Overclocked processors tend to use more electricit ...

                                               

Packet (computing)

In Information technology, a packet is collection of data that can be used by computers which need to communicate with each other, usually as part of a network. Some computers and networks do not use packets to communicate. But most currently do, ...

                                               

Personal computer

A personal computer is the common name for a type of computer that is most popular in offices and homes. The first PC called the "IBM PC" was made by the company called IBM in 1981, although many computers were made before like the Commodore PET. ...

                                               

Personal digital assistant

A personal digital assistant is a handheld computer. Personal digital assistants were designed to replace non-electronic day planners. Many PDAs can work as an address book, a calculator, a clock, and a calendar. Some also have games on them. New ...

                                               

Quantum computer

A quantum computer is a model of how to build a computer. The idea is that quantum computers can use certain phenomena from quantum mechanics, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. The basic principle behind quant ...

                                               

Simputer

The Simputer is a small, cheap device, similar to personal digital assistant. The unique feature of this device is a smart-card interface which allows a single Simputer to be used by many users. Users private datas might be kept on a cheap smart- ...

                                               

Stop error screen

A Stop error screen is a screen that a device shows when it has an error it cannot fix and has to stop. These screens are usually called screens of death because the device cannot recover from the error and the operating system or firmware has to ...

                                               

Supercomputer

A supercomputer is a computer with great speed and memory. This kind of computer can do jobs faster than any other computer of its generation. They are usually thousands of times faster than ordinary personal computers made at that time. Supercom ...

                                               

System/370

The System/370 or S/370 was a mainframe architecture, IBM built in the 1970s. The System was mostly compatible with System/360, which IBM had built before. > Many applications coulds be re-used. The biggest change was that S/370 could handle v ...

                                               

Tab (GUI)

On computers using graphics for an interface, a tab is a way to switch between different controls, or documents. Only one tab can be active at a time.

                                               

Tablet computer

A tablet computer is a type of computer that can be carried easily. Unlike a laptop it has no physical keyboard or trackpad, though users sometimes add those things. Users control a tablet mostly by using its touchscreen with multi-touch technolo ...

                                               

Tianhe-2

Tianhe-2 is a supercomputer built by the National University of Defense Technology in China. It can do more than 33.862 million operations every second. It is the fastest computer in the world. It is twice as fast as the Tianhe-1, the previous fa ...

                                               

Transistor computer

A transistor computer, now often called a second generation computer, is a computer which uses individual transistors instead of vacuum tubes. The first generation of electronic computers used vacuum tubes, which generated large amounts of heat, ...

                                               

User interface design

User interface design or user interface engineering is the design of our machines and software interface such as the interface of your computer, printer, phones, etc. It helps the user interact with the system in order to increase the user experi ...

                                               

Watson (computer)

Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system that can answer questions asked in a natural language. It was made by IBM to compete on the American television game show Jeopardy!. In February 2011, Watson played as a contestant on Jeopardy ...

                                               

Whitelist

A whitelist is a list of acceptable, recognised or privileged people, websites or images. On the computer, a whitelist shows a list of websites that you can go to; any website not on the whitelist is not accepted. The opposite is a blacklist, whi ...

                                               

Windowing system

A windowing system is a computing term. It refers to a way a computer operating system displays computer programs on a computer screen. It is a type of graphical user interface using windows, menus, and a pointer. Microsoft Windows is a popular O ...

                                               

Z3

The Z3 was an electromechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse. It was the worlds first working programmable, fully automatic digital computer. The Z3 was built with 2000 relays, implementing a 22 bit word length that operated at a clock freque ...

                                               

ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum was a range of home computers based on the Z80 microchip and sold by Sinclair Research Ltd, the business company owned by British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair. The computer was first produced in April of 1982 as part of a project t ...

                                               

Bag

A bag is a kind of soft container. It can hold or carry things. It may be made from cloth, leather, plastic, or paper. Many bags are disposable but some are made to use for a long time. A bag may have one or two handles or a shoulder strap. Bags ...

                                               

Barrel

Barrel is an old English word for a big holder of liquids, such as petrol, beer, wine or oil. Barrels are most commonly made of either wood or metal but many are plastic Barrels are used to age wine, and other beverages such as whisky and beer. M ...

                                               

Canopic jar

Canopic jars were used to store the internal organs of a mummy in Ancient Egypt. The lid had the head of a baboon, human, falcon or a jackal - representing the sons of Horus. These jars were used to store organs which were removed from a dead per ...

                                               

Chalice

                                               

Cornucopia

In classical antiquity, the cornucopia, also called the horn of plenty, was a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts.

                                               

Crate

A crate is a type of container often used in shipping. It can be made of wood, but crates made to carry bottles are often plastic. Steel and aluminium crates are also used.

                                               

Flower pot

A flower pot is a container in which flowers and other plants are grown. They are traditionally made from terracotta, but are now often also made from plastic, wood or stone. The flower pot is filled with soil and have a plant planted in them. Of ...

                                               

List of freight ship companies

This list is in order of size, with the largest first. In 2009, for example, Nippon Yusen Kaisha NYK was the tenth in size worldwide. This list is in a table format: This list is not finished; you can help Wikipedia by adding to it.

                                               

Jar

A jar is a type of container, mostly used to store food. Jars are usually cylindrical, and are usually made of glass or clay. Glass jars are able to be heated in microwave ovens.

                                               

Kalasha

Kalasha, also spelled as Kalash, is a metal pot with a large base and small mouth, large enough to hold a coconut. Sometimes "Kalasha" can mean a pot filled with water and topped with a coronet of mango leaves and a coconut. This combination is o ...

                                               

Lunchbox

A lunchbox is used to carry a persons lunch. They can come in many shapes and sizes and by a number of manufacturers. They can also be in the form of a brown paper bag. The first aluminium lunch box was created in 1954 by a man by the name of Leo ...

                                               

Marot jar

A marot jar is a special kind of syphon or siphon device invented some time during the 1700s. The device is filled up water and lets it out in a special way so that the speed and amount of water that comes out is always the same, even if the jar ...

                                               

Matchbox

A matchbox is a box that contains safety matches. Usually, they are made of wooden sticks or cardboard. Matchboxes commonly have the dimension 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm. Matchbooks have replaced matchboxes for some applications.

                                               

Paper cup

A paper cup is a drinking cup made out of paper. Paper cups are usually coated with plastic or wax to stop liquid leaking out or soaking through the paper.

                                               

Piggy bank

A piggy bank is used to collect coins. It is shaped like pig and comes in various colors and sizes. It is often used by parents to teach their children how to save money. It is not certain about why it is a called piggy bank and how it was starte ...

                                               

Plastic bag

A plastic bag is a type of container. It is made of thin, flexible, plastic film, nonwoven fabric, or plastic textile. Plastic bags are used for containing and transporting goods such as foods, produce, powders, ice, magazines, chemicals, and was ...

                                               

Rainwater tank

A rainwater tank is a container to capture water runoff from the roof. Water can be stored during the rainy season and used later in the summer when water is more scarce. The use of water barrels is forbidden in some jurisdictions.

                                               

Safe (container)

A safe is a container where people can put important things to protect them from fire, theft, or both. A safe is usually a box-shaped container with a lock. Safes that are designed to protect things from just fire may not have a lock or may have ...

                                               

Unit load device

A unit load device, or ULD, is a pallet or a container. It is used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft. It allows a large quantity of cargo to be bundled into a single unit. As with other car ...

                                               

Urn

An urn is a vase, often with a cover, with a typically narrowed neck above a rounded body and a footed pedestal. Describing a vessel as an "urn", as opposed to a vase or other terms, generally reflects its use rather than any particular shape or ...

                                               

Waste container

A waste container is a container, usually made of plastic or metal, used to store refuse. Rubbish trash is usually kept in these until it is emptied by collecters, who will take it to a landfill or incinerator. Some bins are used specifically for ...

                                               

Water bottle

A water bottle is a container that is used to hold water, liquids or other beverages for drinking. Using a water bottle allows people to transport, and drink, a beverage from one place to another. Water bottles can be either disposable or reusabl ...

                                               

Adze

An adze is an ancient type of "edge tool". It dates back to the stone age. Adzes are used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking. They are similar to an axe, but with the head mounted perpendicular at right angles to the handle. The cu ...

                                               

Angle grinder

An angle grinder is a handheld power tool. It is also known as a disc grinder or side grinder. They are commonly used in machine shops and metal workshops. Most angle grinders today are powered by electricity. They can be corded or battery-powere ...

                                               

Axe

An axe is an ancient tool. It is used to shape, split and cut wood. The hand axe was probably the first tool in the Stone Age. It did not have a handle. In the past, axes were used as weapons by soldiers. Today, axes are usually related to woodcu ...

                                               

Bolt cutter

A bolt cutter is a tool that is used for cutting bolts, chains, rebar, padlocks, screws, nails, and many other objects. It is similar to a pair of cutting pliers, but is much larger.

                                               

Japanese saw

The Japanese saw or nokogiri is a type of saw used in woodworking. The saw cuts on the pull stroke, unlike many Western saws which cut on the push stroke.

                                               

Knife

Construction knives and utility knives are used for cutting vinyl flooring, insulation, plastic sheathing, and carpet. Hunting knives are used for skinning animals. Cooking or kitchen knives: also known as the chefs knife. Several types of knives ...

                                               

Kukri

The kukri or khukuri is a knife which is mostly used by Nepali speaking Gurkhas of India and Nepal. The blade of the knife is curved inward, similar to a machete. It is used as both a tool and as a weapon in South Asia. The kukri, khukri, and kuk ...

                                               

Loppers

Loppers are a long-handled cutting tool. It has two handles, one connected to a blade and the other to a blunt surface that holds the object being cut. Like the word scissors, is always used as a plural. It is used for cutting thick plants, even ...

                                               

Machete

A machete is a long cutting tool. The blade is usually 20-24 inches long and less than.2 inches thick. The machete is a large knife often used in jungles because it can easily cut through plants and vines. It can be used to open coconuts and cut ...

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