Tech Quiz of the Day


July 14, 2008  12:45 PM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: What do you know about Adobe AIR?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day today is Adobe AIR.

Tech Trivia
In 1960, a device for transmitting data between computers over telephone lines was called a “dataphone.” What do we call it today?
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Secret Word of the Day
Like Google Docs, this free, Web-based word processor from Adobe allows users to create, edit and store documents online. What’s the secret word?
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Acronym Challenge
Adobe’s widely-adopted PDF captures all of the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. What does PDF stand for?
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July 11, 2008  10:56 AM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: What do you know about the graphene transistor?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day today is graphene transistor.

Tech Trivia
What graphite-based structure was formerly suggested as a possible replacement for silicon in processors?
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Secret Word of the Day
This describes the ease with which an electrical current passes through a substance. What’s the secret word?
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Acronym Challenge
Do the letters in “nano” stand for anything?
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July 10, 2008  12:44 PM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: What do you know about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day today is Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR).

Tech Trivia
What’s the new, cool name for the delivery model we used to call ‘apps-on-tap?’
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Secret Word of the Day
In this backup mode, the functions of a system component are assumed by a secondary component when the primary one becomes unavailable. What’s the secret word?
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Acronym Challenge
BIA is designed to reveal vulnerabilities and develop strategies for minimizing risk. What does BIA stand for?
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July 9, 2008  11:52 AM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: What do you know about array-based memory?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
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The WhatIs.com Word of the Day today is array-based memory.

Tech Trivia
What law does array-based storage break?
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Secret Word of the Day
The prefix for this unit of storage capacity comes from a Greek word meaning “monster.” What’s the secret word?
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Acronym Challenge
WORM technology allows data to be written to a disk a single time and prevents erasure. What does WORM stand for?
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July 8, 2008  2:38 PM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: What do you know about phlashing?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore
OS/400

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day today is phlashing.

Tech Trivia
Is charge-coupled device another name for a fax machine — or is it a light-sensitive microchip?
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Secret Word of the Day
One of the first terms to substitute ‘ph’ for ‘f’ described someone who breaks into the telephone network illegally, typically to make free long-distance phone calls or to tap phone lines. What’s the secret word?
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Acronym Challenge
SPIT is unsolicited bulk messages broadcast over VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to phones connected to the Internet. What does SPIT stand for?
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July 8, 2008  5:12 AM

Tech Quiz of the Day from WhatIs.com: What do you know about an economizer?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry
OS/400

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day today is economizer.

Tech Trivia
Is Project Blackbox a modular data center or a government supercomputer?
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Secret Word of the Day
From a Greek word meaning activity, we get this term for the capacity of a physical system to do work. What’s the secret word?
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Acronym Challenge
LEED is an environmentally-friendly building certification program. What does LEED stand for?
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