A Cuckoo Egg is an edited MP3 file that appears to be a copyright protected song being distributed via the Internet without the permission of the copyright owner. The initial portion of the song (first 30 seconds or so) will be of the real song. The remainder of the song however, has been overwritten by something other than the initial song; usually cuckoo clock sound effects or or a series of random sounds and noises which are free of any copyright ownerships. Cuckoo Eggs will have the correct file size and playing time as the original copyrighted MP3 file will have.
The Cuckoo Egg project was started to discourage people from trading copy protected music files online with Napster.
(pronounced as “cool”) Cuil is an Internet search engine that first launched in July 2008. According to Cuil founders, this search engine searches more pages on the Web than any other search engine, including Google, and rather than using popularity as a search measurement, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and […]
The codename for the first major release of the open source mobile operating system, Android. Cupcake, which bumps the software’s version to 1.5, the first significant upgrade since Android’s initial Fall 2008 release. Key features of the 1.5 upgrade include speech recognition tools, a virtual keyboard, video upload support for YouTube and support for live […]
- Cyber Monday
In retail and online shopping the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving (or the Monday immediately following Black Friday) in the United States is referred to as Cyber Monday. This is a busy day for online retailers as it was initially perceived as the day when employees would return to work and shop online for the items […]
A slang term normally used to describe the combination of hardware and software tools used for surveillance in the workplace. Cyberveillance is the monitoring of employee’s computer activity. This refers to both on and off-line activity monitoring where managers are able to watch file changes on the system, the Web sites visited by the employee, […]
A U.S. corporation founded in 1988 that manufactures Intel-compatible microprocessors. Its 6×86 line of processors is comparable to Intel’s line of Pentium chips. Cyrix was acquired by National Semiconductor in 1997 and then by VIA in 1999.