- game level
A game level is a section or part of a game. Most games are so large that they are broken up into levels, so only one portion of the game needs to load at one time. To complete a game level, a gamer usually needs to meet specific goals or perform a specific task to […]
A task performed by a computer system. For example, printing a file is a job. Jobs can be performed by a single program or by a collection of programs.
- Instagram Photo Sharing
Instagram is the name of an online photo sharing social Web service that lets you share your life with friends through a series of pictures captured with a mobile device. Instagram also supports video uploads and lets users of the service instantly share photos on several social sites, including Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter or […]
)(al´g&-rith-&m) (n.) A formula or set of steps for solving a particular problem. To be an algorithm, a set of rules must be unambiguous and have a clear stopping point. Algorithms can be expressed in any language, from natural languages like English or French to programming languages like FORTRAN . We use algorithms every day. […]
- address translation cache
Another name for a translation look-aside buffer.
- local bus
A data bus that connects directly, or almost directly, to the microprocessor. Although local buses can support only a few devices, they provide very fast throughput. Modern PCs include both a PCI local bus and a more general ISA expansion bus for devices that do not require such fast data throughput.
Short for initial program load, the process of loading the operating system of a mainframe into the computer’s main memory. IPL is the mainframe equivalent of booting or rebooting a personal computer.
Short for eXtendedVCD it is a non-standardized recording format that offers features similar to VCD, however it can use a higher resolution to produce higher video quality. XVCD uses MPEG1 video. It can be played on some standalone VCD-compatible players, and on computers with a CD or DVD-ROMs with the use of compatible software.
Win32/Winwebsec is a Trojan horse that is delivered via a fake YouTube link that entices users to download and install a rogue security Trojan. The Winwebsec page may contain a message like “I can’t upload this to YouTube as it will get deleted. Click the link on the right to watch.” The malicious page will […]
A popular World Wide Web search engine and directory. Like Excite, Lycos offers a full-text search engine, a directory of Web sites organized by category, and reviews of selected sites.