Tech Quiz of the Day


October 28, 2008  11:27 AM

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is neuromarketing.

Tech Trivia
Which type of brain wave would be associated with answering this question: alpha or beta?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This term describes a complete transfer of accessible knowledge about a particular subject from your brain to some other storage medium, such as paper or your computer’s hard drive. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
BCI enables signals from the brain to direct some external activity, such as control of a cursor or a prosthetic limb. What does BCI stand for?
Answer

October 27, 2008  12:52 PM

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is IFrame.

Tech Trivia
What was hidden in the original Trojan horse?
Answer (Scroll to the second paragraph.)

Secret Word of the Day
This keyboard-oriented, text-only Web browser was developed at the University of Kansas primarily for students who used UNIX workstations. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
HCI is the study of how people interact with computers and how to design computers for successful interaction with human beings. What does HCI stand for?
Answer


October 24, 2008  4:47 PM

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

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is CloudAV.

Tech Trivia
What’s the name of IBM’s set of cloud computing services?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This marketing term is used by vendors promoting an enterprise computing architecture that’s protected by a firewall.
What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
Amazon EC2 is a Web-based service that allows business subscribers to run application programs in the Amazon cloud. What does EC2 stand for?
Answer


October 23, 2008  8:48 PM

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

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is disposable email account.

Tech Trivia
According to Eric Allman, what was the “killer app” of the ARPANET?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
Even inboxes aren’t recession-proof. When you declare this, you’re acknowledging that your email has become unmanageable and that you’ve made the decision to either purge your inbox and start afresh or, more radically, to renounce email altogether. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
Users typically employ SMTP for sending e-mail and either POP3 or IMAP for receiving e-mail. What does IMAP stand for?
Answer


October 22, 2008  4:42 PM

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

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is SIP trunking.

Tech Trivia
Like HTTP or SMTP, SIP works in the ___________ layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model. What is it?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
Elephants have ‘em, people swim in them and you’ll find them on the luggage rack. In IT, it’s a line or link designed to handle many signals simultaneously. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
SIMPLE is a protocol that applies SIP to unified communications. What does SIMPLE stand for?
Answer


October 21, 2008  6:25 PM

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

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Drizzle.

Tech Trivia
The first version of this language was developed at IBM by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce in the early 1970s. What is it?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is an integrated circuit (IC) to which two or more processors have been attached for enhanced performance, reduced power consumption, and more efficient simultaneous processing of multiple tasks. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
MySQL is an RDBMS based on SQL that runs on virtually all platforms, including Linux, Unix, and Windows. What does RDBMS stand for?
Answer


October 20, 2008  4:28 PM

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

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Groovy.

Tech Trivia
What do you call computer object code that is processed by a virtual machine instead of the hardware processor?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This is a basic interface or segment of code that can be used to build more sophisticated program elements or interfaces. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
In Java, a JIT compiler turns computer object code into instructions that can be sent directly to the processor. What does JIT stand for?
Answer


October 16, 2008  2:25 PM

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is telepresence room

Tech Trivia
Which of the physical senses does the field of haptics involve?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This describes a state of unified communications (UC) in which the traffic-handling capacity and bandwidth of a network always exceed the demand.
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
RTC is any mode of telecommunications in which all users can exchange information instantly or with negligible latency. What does RTC stand for?
Answer


October 16, 2008  1:44 PM

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is burn-in

Tech Trivia
In an old computer, where would you find an electron gun?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
This testing model derives from a hardware context in which an initial test is considered a success if the item doesn’t burst into flames. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
What does RGB stand for in relation to a display?
Answer


October 15, 2008  12:10 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about Wi-Fi Multimedia?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wi-Fi multimedia (WMM)

Tech Trivia
Does a given resolution yield a sharper resolution as the display gets smaller?
Answer

Secret Word of the Day
The photosensitive qualities of this element, discovered in 1873, meant that visual information could be converted to electrical signals and transmitted. What’s the secret word?
Answer

IT Acronym Challenge
As an analog signal reaches the farther limits of its range, the SNR decreases and the quality of the transmission suffers as a result. What does SNR stand for?
Answer


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