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Access
The act of reading data from or writing data to a storage device.
Biometric Device
Authentication techniques that rely on measurable physical characteristics that can be automatically checked.
Barcode Scanner
Input devices that read bar codes that allow you to track both assets and inventory. .
Communications Connectivity
A computer buzzword that refers to a program or device’s ability to link with other programs and devices.
Digital Camcorder
A camcorder that produced video recordings with highly accurate color and crisp, clear resolution.
Digital Camera
A camera that images rather than recording on film.
Fire Wire Device
A very fast external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps.
Global Positional System
Uses three satelites.
Handheld Computer (Pocket PC)
A portable computer that is small enough to be held in one's hand.
Handwriting Recognition
The technique by which a computer system can recognize characters and other symbols written by hand.
Interactive Whiteboard
Whiteboards that are connected to a computer and input can be accomplished by writing or tapping on the whiteboard through interactive software.
Laptop Computer
A small, portable computer that can fit in your lap.
LCD (liquid crystal display)
A type of display used in many portable computers and flat screen monitors..
Media Storage Device
Objects on which data can be stored.
Notebook Computer
An extremely lightweight personal computer
Probe (scientific devices)
These devices are connected to a computer to be able to translate data
Scanner
A device that can read text or illustrations printed on paper and translate the information into a form the computer can use.
Speech Recognition
The field of computer science that deals with designing computer systems that can recognize spoken words.
Tablet PC
A type of notebook computer that has an LCD screen on which the user can write using a special-purpose pen, or stylus.
Tablet
An input device that enables the user to enter drawings and sketches into a computer.
Touch Screen
A touch-sensitive transparent panel covering the screen. Instead of using a device such as a stylus, you can use your finger to point directly to a selection on the screen.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive (Pen Drive)
Plug this device into your USB port and you instantly have an additional hard drive.
Webcam
A camera that broadcast images through the Internet through a computer or web cell phone.
Web Cell Phone
A cellular telephone that also allows users to access the Internet via wireless communication.
Web TV
A small box with a keyboard that connects to your telephone line and television.
Wireless Communication
The ability to send data or video without being connected to a wire, either by telephone or handheld computers.