Techy Terms

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On this page you will learn about Techy Terms. Good luck!

Techy Terms

Question Answer
APPName given to a piece of software that runs on a computer of mobile phone
AttachmentName given to a file sent within an email
Backing StoreDevice used to store files or software
BluerayName given to a format of optical storage
CEOPProtection unit set up by UK police to keep children safe while online
Cloud StorageStoring files or software on online server through the internet
CPUDevice that completes the processing of data
DownloadBring back file from another computer, server or backing device of internet
Drawing TabletInput device used to draw directly into a graphics package with a pad and stylus
DVDOptical device used to store data
DVD-ROptical device used to write data to

More Techy Terms

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EMAILElectronic sending of text, images and files from one computer to another
ERGONOMICSDesign and manufacture of products to reduce risk of injury from RSI
ETHERNETSHigh speed communication port used to connect networks or internet routers
EXPORTSending file from software package so another program can use it
FTPMethod used to send large files securely from one computer to another via a network
GB1024 megabytes
GPUSpecial processor that does graphical calculations very quickly
GRAPHICS CARDComputer device that processes graphics and contains the GPU and VRAM
GUIImages used on screen to make using computer easier
HDDBacking storage device that uses moving discs and magnetic fields to read and write data
HIDInput device that allows humans to direct control over computer

Even More Techy Terms

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IMPORTLoad file from one software package into another
INPUTDevice that connects computer and sends data into CPU for processing
INTERNET PROTOCOLRule that governs communication over the internet
KB1024 bytes
LOCAL AREA NETWORKComputers connected in local area which share resources, internet, printers and scanners
MB1024 kilobytes
MONITOROutput device displaying graphics, text and images
OPERATING SYSTEMSoftware that controls computer device
OUTPUTDevice that connects computer and presents results of CPU for processing via sound, images or movement
PRINTEROutput device that gives paper hard copy of images, graphics or text
PROCESSWork a computer system takes when making calculations or decisions

Final Techy Terms

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RAMMemory the computer needs when running software
RSIInjury that occurs when repeatedly making same motion
ROMHardware device that stores code items permanently
SCANNER2D and 3D input devices used to get paper-based graphics or models of physical items into computers
SSDBacking storage device that reads and writes data to a memory chip
TB1024 gigabytes
TWAINProtocol that lets scanners and digital cameras share images with computers
UPLOADPhrase used to send a file from one computer or internet to a server, backing store device or another computer
USBAn industry standard communication port
VDUMonitor or screen used to show data
VRAMFast type of memory used on graphics cards
WIRELESSShort range radio adapter that allows computer devices to access local network or internet