Short for UNIX to UNIX Network, the first commercial Internet service provider, headquartered in Fairfax, VA. The company was founded in 1987 by Rick Adams, one of the original developers of ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet. In 1996, UUNET merged with MFS Communications, Inc., and later that year, WorldCom acquired both MFS and UUNET. UUNET is now a full-service provider.
Short for Unified Video Decoding, UVD is a dedicated video decode processing unit first introduced by ATI Technologies with the company’s ATI Radeon HD 2000 series of GPUs. The HD 2000 graphics processors offloads both CPU and GPU rendering pipelines. UVD technology reduces power use, decreases system noise and increases notebook battery life during HD […]
Short for Ultra Extended Graphics Array, a display specification that is capable of displaying 1600 x 1200 resolution, or approximately 1.9 million pixels.
Short for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure. Designated to provide short-range, high-speed wireless networking communication at low cost, U-NII consists of three frequency bands of 100 MHz each in the 5 GHz band: 5.15-5.25GHz (for indoor use only), 5.25-5.35 GHz and 5.725-5.825GHz. The three frequency bands were set aside by the FCC in 1997 initially to […]
In Fibre Channel the Universal port (U_Port) is one that has not yet assumed a specific function in the fabric. It is a generic switch port that can operate as an E_Port, F_Port, or as a FL_Port.
A slang term used to describe an above and beyond, an exaggerated, an omnipresent 24/7 electronic surveillance. Not only does the term suggest a surveillance that is always on but also surveillance that is always with you, referring to a surveillance technology that is embedded within the human body (e.g. Big Brother on the inside, […]