A technology developed by Macromedia, Inc. that enables Web pages to include multimedia objects. To create a shockwave object, you use Macromedia’s multimedia authoring tool called Director, and then compress the object with a program called Afterburner. You then insert a reference to the “shocked” file in your Web page. To see a Shockwave object, you need the Shockwave plug-in, a program that integrates seamlessly with your Web browser. The plug-in is freely available from Macromedia’s Web site as either a Netscape Navigator plug-in or an ActiveX control.
Shockwave supports audio, animation, video and even processes user actions such as mouse clicks. It runs on all Windows platforms as well as the Macintosh.
Shotgun, when capitalized, refers to the Shotgun modem-bonding technology. Shotgun technology bonds the data streams of two modems together to work intelligently over two ordinary phone lines and enables consumers to obtain Internet connections at speeds of up to 112 Kbps.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of leading-edge logic products, including core logic, multimedia, connectivity and information appliances. The company was founded in 1987 in the Hsin-chu Science-based Industrial Park in Taiwan and has been listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange since August 1997.
Term used to describe the malicious act of hijacking an engaged Web session with a remote service by intercepting and using the credentials that identified the user/victim to that specific server. Typically, SideJacking is most common on sites that require authentication through a username and password, such as online Web mail accounts as well as […]
- Silicon Valley
A nickname for the region south of San Francisco that contains an unusually high concentration of computer companies. Silicon is the most common semiconductor material used to produce chips.
A Web-based digital video technology by Microsoft, codename “WPF/E”. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering media and rich interactive applications for the Web. The Silverlight browser plug-in is freely available for all major browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Apple’a Safari and Windows Internet Explorer running on the Macintosh or Microsoft Windows. It’s a competitor […]