Refers to the broad industry related to using computers in concert with telecommunications systems. This includes dial-up service to the Internet as well as all types of networks that rely on a telecommunications system to transport data.
The term has evolved to refer to systems used in automobiles that combine wireless communication with GPS tracking. The term is further evolving to include a wide range of telecommunication functions that originate or end inside automobiles.
The science of translating sound into electrical signals, transmitting them, and then converting them back to sound; that is, the science of telephones. The term is used frequently to refer to computer hardware and software that performs functions traditionally performed by telephone equipment. For example, telephony software can combine with your modem to turn your […]
- telephoto lens
A camera lens that has a narrow angle of view, and a longer than usual focal length. The effects of a telephoto lens are akin to using binoculars; the image is magnified making the subject seem closer than it actually is.
The term used to describe a set of technologies, such as high definition audio, video, and other interactive elements that enable people to feel or appear as if they were present in a location which they are not physically in. Used mainly as a collaboration tool, telepresence is used by vendors, including Cisco to help […]
Slang term used to indicate a user who has violated a Web site’s TOS, or Terms of Service. Such a user would say they have been “TOSsed”.
- television board
An expansion board that enables your computer monitor to do double-duty as a television screen. The board contains a TV tuner to select channels and circuitry to convert from the TV video standard (NTSC) to your computer’s video standard (normally VGA or SVGA). Most television boards support windowed TVs as well as full-screen viewing. With […]