(1) When spelled Gbps, short for Gigabits per second, a data transfer speed measurement for high-speed networks such as Gigabit Ethernet. When used to describe data transfer rates, a gigabit equals 1,000,000,000 bits.
(2) When spelled GBps, short for Gigabytes per second.
Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the […]
A serial port for Apple computers that provides an interface between a telephone line and the computer. The GeoPort Telecom Adapter Kit announced in late 1996 supports modem speeds of up to 28.8 Kbps and provides enhanced fax and telephone services when used with the Apple Telecom 3.0 suite of communications applications.
- Gibbs Effect
An MPEG compression artifact that blurs the outline of sharp objects. The Gibbs Effect is commonly seen in end-video credits where text images have been compressed. May also be called mosquito noise.
- Giant Global Graph
A term used in place of Semantic Web. The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee in November 2007 on his blog. Here Lee suggests that Giant Global Graph may be a more appropriate taxonomy than “Semantic Web.”
- Gigabit Ethernet
Abbreviated GbE, a version of Ethernet, which supports data transfer rates of 1 Gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second. The first Gigabit Ethernet standard (802.3z) was ratified by the IEEE 802.3 Committee in 1998.