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 product to both the Adobe Macromedia Flash player and Apple QuickTime player.
- Single SideBand modulation
Abbreviated as SSB, Single SideBand modulation is a type modulation that eliminates all components of one sideband from an amplitude-modulated wave. SSB was used for long distance telephone communications. It consisted of groups of telephone conversations modulated on upper and/or lower sidebands of contiguous suppressed carriers. SSB was also used by the U.S. Air force […]
- Sirius Satellite Radio
A U.S.-based satellite radio provider that currently offers subscribers 130 digital channels covering Music, Sports, News, Talk and Comedy. Sirius boasts 69 commercial-free music channels. Sirius programming is available in Canada, with services provided by Sirius Canada. Sirius and competing satellite radio provider, XM Satellite Radio, merged in 2007 to create a single satellite radio […]
- Six Sigma
A data-driven management philosophy developed by Motorola for eliminating defects, waste and quality-control problems in manufacturing. The basic idea behind Six Sigma is that if one can measure the amount of “defects” in a process, one can systematically determine how to eliminate them, getting as close to zero defects (i.e., perfection) as possible. In order […]
A type of cellphone virus that deactivates all links to your cellphone applications, including e-mail, IM, and calendar. It replaces all icons on your cellphone with images of skulls.
Skype is a computer program that can be used to make free voice calls over the Internet to anyone else who is also using Skype. It’s free and considered easy to download and use, and works with most computers. Once you download, register and install the software, you’ll need to plug in a headset, speakers […]