A class of notebook computer that accepts input from an electronic pen rather than from a keyboard. Slate PCs are particularly useful in situations where keyboards are awkward or unnecessary. Typically, slate PCs can decipher clearly written block letters and translate them into their ASCII equivalents. To date, however, they cannot handle script, although the technology of handwriting recognition is progressing rapidly.
Any device that is controlled by another device, called the master.
- sleep mode
An energy-saving mode of operation in which all unnecessary components are shut down. Many battery-operated devices, such as notebook computers, support a sleep mode. When a notebook computer goes into sleep mode, it shuts down the display screen and disk drive. Once awakened, the computer returns to its former operating status.
In low-speed communications networking a slice is a subdivision of a channel buffer. Sections of the buffer are divided into slices that are used for buffering network messages and data.
A slide or slider phone is a mobile phone form factor where the phone is designed like a clamshell phone, in that each half of the phone is dividing the display and speaker from the keyboard buttons. However, rather than the halves being hinged to open and close, the two halves slide open. On a […]
- sliding window
(n.) Also referred to as windowing, a method of flow control for transferring data over networks. TCP sends data across a network in packets and requires the receiving device to send an acknowledgement, or ACK, when it successfully has received the packet, which signals the sending device that another packet can be sent. Window size […]