Refers to using a large number of low-cost, low-performance commodity computers working in parallel instead of using fewer high-performance and high-cost computers.
- Commodity Hardware
Computer hardware that is affordable and easy to obtain. Typically it is a low-performance system that is IBM PC-compatible and is capable of running Microsoft Windows, Linux, or MS-DOS without requiring any special devices or equipment.
- iPod Shuffle
The smallest device in Apple’s lineup of iPod digital portable music players. Now in its fourth generation, the iPod Shuffle features an all-metal, unibody design with an integrated belt clip for listening to the player in a hands-free fashion, as well as 2GB of flash memory storage and VoiceOver capabilities for audibly reporting song details […]
- Lightning Connector
An 8-pin power connector developed by Apple, Inc. in 2012 as a replacement for the traditional 30-pin connector previously used on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Lightning Connector is currently utilized by the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad (iPad 4), fifth generation iPod touch and seventh generation iPod […]
- iPod Nano
A small portable music player that fits in between the smaller iPod Shuffle and the larger iPod touch in Apple’s lineup of iPod devices. Now in its seventh generation, the 2012 version of the iPod Nano provides a smartphone-style iPhone-like interface with 16GB of flash memory storage, multi-touch support, Bluetooth compatibility, video playback capabilities, redesigned […]
- Resistive Touch
One of the two primary types of touchscreen displays (along with capacitive) employed on smartphones, tablets, laptops and similar electronic devices. Resistive touch screens are typically cheaper to produce than their capacitive counterparts, but they have the drawbacks of being less sensitive and delivering reduced visual clarity in most cases. Contrast with Capacitive Touch In […]