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 internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if he or she gets something is to leave something for the cache. [Source: Geocashing.com FAQ]
Other names for Geocaching include GPS Stash Hunt or Global Positioning Stash hunt.
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.
- Gigle Networks
Gigle Networks Inc. is the corporate name of a high-definition content and service provider for home networking. The company’s products include intelligent multi-PHY switches for Gigabit Home Networking and 200Mbps Home Networking solutions.