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What does the CPU stand for?
Central Processing Unit
Computer Processor Unit
Calculating Power Unit
Circuit Processor Unit
Today, the term “CPU” refers to microprocessors, but it is older than them. The computer engineers have used the term "central processing unit" at least since the early 1960s.
What does the http acronym stand for in web addresses?
Handle To The Page
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
Highly Transferable Text Page
Highly Trusted Transfer Protocol
Http is a foundation of the internet. It is a protocol in the client–server computing model."
What was the first instant messenger?
ICQ was the first stand-alone instant messenger (IM) originally developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996. The name ICQ derives from the English phrase "I Seek You". The technology Mirabilis developed for ICQ was distributed free of charge. The technology's success encouraged AOL to acquire Mirabilis on June 8, 1998 . At its peak around 2001, ICQ had more than 100 million accounts registered.
What was the first commercial application of microprocessors?
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Busicom was a Japanese company that owned the rights to Intel's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, which they created in partnership with Intel in 1970. Busicom asked Intel to design a set of integrated circuits for a new line of programmable electronic calculators in 1969. In doing this, they spurred the invention of Intel's first microprocessor to be commercialized, the Intel 4004. Busicom owned the exclusive rights to the design and its components in 1970 but shared them with Intel in 1971.
What is the most popular Google font?
Roboto is the default font on Android, and since 2013, other Google services such as Google+, Google Play, YouTube, Google Maps, and mobile Google Search. It’s now massively popular, comes in 12 different styles, and makes multiple appearances on Google Fonts’ analytics.
Who is the forerunner of virtual reality?
Myron Krueger is an American computer artist who developed early interactive works. He is also considered to be one of the first generation virtual reality and augmented reality researchers. Krueger went on to develop Metaplay, an integration of visuals, sounds, and responsive techniques into a single framework. In 1971, his "Psychic space" used a sensory floor to perceive the participants' movements around the environment.
Which company created a computer imitating the short-term memory of the human brain?
DeepMind Technologies is a British artificial intelligence company taken over by Google in 2014. the company has created a neural network that learns how to play video games in a fashion similar to that of humans, as well as a Neural Turing machine, or a neural network that may be able to access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine, resulting in a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.
What is the modem for?
enhance the Wi-Fi network signal
a device that provides access to the Internet
browsing web pages
sending and receiving mail
The information sent over phone and cable lines are analog waves. So your modem takes the analog waves, changes it to digital and delivers it to your computer. In other words, your modem will connect you to the internet so that you can watch videos, upload videos, check emails, play on Facebook and anything else that you’d like to do online.
What is UPS?
basic power supply
fan mounted in a computer
uninterruptible power supply
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails. A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions, by supplying energy stored in batteries.
ISO, UPC and GS1 are the abbreviations of what?
A barcode is an optical, machine-readable, representation of data; the data usually describes something about the object that carries the barcode. Initially, barcodes were only scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers. Later application software became available for devices that could read images, such as smartphones with cameras.
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