Tech Quiz of the Day


November 11, 2008  11:58 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about cognitive radio?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cognitive radio.

Tech Trivia
Who demonstrated wireless communication in 1894?
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Secret Word of the Day
Dr. McCoy implanted these devices into Kirk and Spock, for tracking purposes, before they beamed down to the planet Ekos. It’s a wireless communications, monitoring, or control device that picks up and automatically responds to an incoming signal. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
Radio waves carry information through their portion of the EM spectrum. What does EM stand for?
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November 10, 2008  11:05 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about thermoelectric cooling?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is thermoelectric cooling.

Tech Trivia
Is an electron’s charge positive or negative?
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Secret Word of the Day
For your computer, this temperature should ideally be on the lower end of 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
LEED is an ecology-oriented building certification program run under the auspices of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). What does LEED stand for?
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November 7, 2008  4:39 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about buckypaper?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is buckypaper.

Tech Trivia
What structure, similar to a geodesic dome, was the nanotube developed from? (Hint: It’s also know as a “buckyball.”)
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Secret Word of the Day
This term is used to describe what life on our planet might become if self-replicating robot s or nanomachines got out of control and began to use up life forms for their own energy needs in some unstoppable way. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
An STM works by detecting electrical forces with a probe that tapers down to a point only a single atom across. It can be used in nanotechnology to move atoms individually, as well as to generate high-resolution maps of material surfaces. What does STM stand for?
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November 6, 2008  5:24 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Flexible Mandatory Access Control (FMAC)?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Flexible Mandatory Access Control (FMAC).

Tech Trivia
What operating system preceded Solaris at Sun Microsystems?
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Secret Word of the Day
This open source program is designed to automatically and quickly generate scanners, also known as tokenizers, which recognize lexical patterns in text. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
SPARC is a 32- and 64-bit microprocessor architecture from Sun Microsystems that is based on reduced instruction set computing (RISC). What does SPARC stand for?
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November 5, 2008  9:45 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about white spaces?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is white space.

Tech Trivia
Google’s Larry Page has noted that the unlicensed model used for this wireless technology has resulted in a projected one billion chips being produced in 2008. What technology is he talking about?
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Secret Word of the Day
This is a sound that contains every frequency within the range of human hearing (generally from 20 hertz to 20 kHz ) in equal amounts. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
Many white space devices are likely to use the UHF portion of the RF spectrum. What does UHF stand for?
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November 4, 2008  9:10 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about touch screens?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is touch screen.

Tech Trivia
What type of voting equipment will nearly 56% of Americans use today?
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Secret Word of the Day
When a touch screen vibrates or otherwise physically indicates that an input has been received, what kind of response is it demonstrating? (Hint: It’s the science of touch.)
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IT Acronym Challenge
Congress passed HAVA in 2002, providing a mandate and funding for thousands of new scanning and touch screen e-voting machines nation-wide. What does HAVA stand for?
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November 3, 2008  3:51 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about traffic engineering?

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is traffic engineering.

Tech Trivia
What is the unit for traffic density used in telecommunications systems?
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Secret Word of the Day
This practice, also known as ‘packet shaping,’ is a frequent topic of debate between advocates of Net neutrality and proponents of a two-tiered system. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
Did the Web get back to you about that Halloween party this weekend? Using the Internet’s RSVP, packets passing through a gateway host can be expedited based on policy and reservation criteria arranged in advance. What does RSVP stand for?
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October 30, 2008  10:24 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about zombie armies?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is zombie army.

Tech Trivia
What operating system is Ghostscript associated with?
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Secret Word of the Day
A crunchy treat for Dracula’s pal Renfeld is a coding error in software. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
RIP: You know what it stands for on a tombstone. What does it stand for in a networking context?
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October 30, 2008  11:06 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about communication portals?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is communication portal.

Tech Trivia
What’s an evil twin, in a communications context?
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Secret Word of the Day
This spooky phenomenon happens when your computer attempts to make a dial-up connection automatically. What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
The acronym POTS is sometimes used to differentiate traditional telephone systems from newer technologies. What does POTS stand for?
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October 29, 2008  11:23 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about ARAX?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is ARAX (Asynchronous Ruby and XML).

Tech Trivia
According to the pasta theory of programming, which is better: spaghetti or ravioli?
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Secret Word of the Day
Yukihiro Matsumoto called his object-oriented language this to suggest “a jewel of a language.” What’s the secret word?
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IT Acronym Challenge
OLE is a Microsoft framework for a compound document technology. What does OLE stand for?
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