PictBridge is a technology that lets you print directly from your digital camera to the printer without using a computer to handle the data transfer in between. Some manufactures offer direct printing for their own proprietary devices (for example, the ability to print from a Canon digital camera to a Canon printer with the aid of USB hook-up), but PictBridge is an industry standard rather than proprietary technology, meaning you could connect one manufacturer’s camera to another manufacturer’s printer for direct printing if they both support PictBridge. PictBridge compatible devices offer camera-to-printer connecting, single-image printing, and uniform error messages.
Formerly called Gaim, Pidgin is an open source, a graphical multiheaded IM program for Linux, BSD, MacOS X and Windows multi-IM client that works similar to Trillian. Pidgin is compatible with many chat networks including; AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, […]
- Pierre Salinger Syndrome
The tendency for one to believe that everything he reads on the Internet is true. Named for the former White House press secretary and journalist Pierre Salinger who reportedly relayed a bogus report that he read on the Internet, stating that TWA flight 800, which crashed on July 17, 1996, had been the victim of […]
- Pixel Shader
The name used to describe the method in which a GPU applies textures and renders pixels to the display. Pixel Shaders are used to give a more realistic look to objects, such as reflections.
An open source dynamically compiled language with a trivial syntax in which advanced features can be written in the language itself, as modules. Modules in Pliant consist of normal library routines or meta-programming functions. Pliant can run as an application under any Linux distribution, as an application under the Windows operating system, or as a […]
Short for Plug and Play, a technology developed by Microsoft and Intel that supports plug-and-play installation. Microsoft has made PnP technology a part of its operating systems since Windows 95.