In video and computer games spawn is the reforming or appearance of a player somewhere in the game level. In FPS games, when a character is fragged the game is not over, but rather the character spawns in one of several set locations in the map and continues playing. Usually when a character spawns after a frag they no longer have any items and special abilities they had before being fragged.
An electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance. Synonymous with loudspeaker.
- spear phishing
A type of phishing attack that focuses on a single user or department within an organization, addressed from someone within the company in a position of trust and requesting information such as login IDs and passwords. Spear phishing scams will often appear to be from a company’s own human resources or technical support divisions and […]
- special character
A character that is not a letter, number, symbol, or punctuation mark. Control characters, for example, are special characters, as are special formatting characters such as paragraph marks.
- speech synthesis
Refers to a computer’s ability to produce sound that resembles human speech. Although they can’t imitate the full spectrum of human cadences and intonations, speech synthesis systems can read text files and output them in a very intelligible, if somewhat dull, voice. Many systems even allow the user to choose the type of voice — […]
- spell checker
A program that checks the spelling of words in a text document. Spell checkers are particularly valuable for catching typos, but they do not help much when your misspelling creates another valid word; for example, you type too instead of to. Many word processors come with a built-in spell checker, but you can also purchase […]