Special keys on the keyboard that have different meanings depending on which program is running. Function keys are normally labeled F1 to F10 or F12 (or F15 on Macintoshes). On older PCs, for example, 10 function keys are grouped on the left side of the keyboard; new PCs have the enhanced keyboard, with twelve function keys aligned along the top of the keyboard.
- functional specification
A formal description of a software system that is used as a blueprint for implementing the program. At minimum, a functional specification should precisely state the purpose (e.g., the function) of the software. Depending on the software engineering methodology used, the functional specification might also provide implementation details, such as how the project is divided […]
A slang term used to describe any technology that will not become outdated any time in the near future.
- Fuzzy Logic
A type of logic that recognizes more than simple true and false values. With fuzzy logic, propositions can be represented with degrees of truthfulness and falsehood. For example, the statement, today is sunny,might be 100% true if there are no clouds, 80% true if there are a few clouds, 50% true if it’s hazy and […]
- fuzzy search
A type of search that will find matches even when users misspell words or enter in only partial words for the search.
The name of the first smartphone using the Android open source platform. The G1 was announced by T-Mobile includes built-in support for T-Mobile’s 3G and EDGE networks, as well as Wi-Fi compatibility. Android is a mobile platform that is backed by Google. See “G1 Takes on iPhone” on Wi-FiPlanet.com