A symmetric encryption algorithm designed by Bruce Schneier in 1993 as an alternative to existing encryption algorithms, such as DES. Blowfish is a 64-bit block cipher (i.e., a cryptographic key and algorithm are applied to a block of data rather than single bits) that uses a key length that can vary between 32 and 448 bits. Blowfish is available for free use by any, and the technology is unpatented and free of license.
A proprietary tracking technology from Microsoft that lets you use a mouse on virtually any surface, excluding clear glass and mirrored surfaces. According to Microsoft, in a BlueTrack technology mouse, the sensor, the light and the component configuration are optimized for the best possible surface image for a variety of conditions. BlueTrack Technology provides the […]
Derived from the words “Bogus” and “Mips”, BogoMips, when used in the context of the Linux operating system, is a unit of measurement that indicates how fast the computer processor runs. BogoMips is not a scientific unit of measure, but rather an indication. The program that provides the BogoMips measurement was written by Linus Torvalds […]
The name of an online eBay alternative marketplace that aims to make selling online easy for its users, and to offer unique items to buyers. The site offers sellers an easy-to-use listing process, eBay and other marketplace item importers, real-time chat options for conducting sales, and an online image tool for uploading and manipulating product […]
- Boolean expression
An expression that results in a value of either TRUE or FALSE. For example, the expression 2 < 5 (2 is less than 5) is a Boolean expression because the result is TRUE. All expressions that contain relational operators , such as the less than sign (
- Boolean Logic
(bool´ē-&n loj´ik) (n.) Named after the nineteenth-century mathematician George Boole, Boolean logic is a form of algebra in which all values are reduced to either TRUE or FALSE. Boolean logic is especially important for computer science because it fits nicely with the binary numbering system, in which each bit has a value of either 1 […]