Tech terms debunked

By Hawkeye Staff

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Living in a high tech world can be hard. There are so many terms that people use when talking about technology, but do they really know what they mean? When people buy things like software or computers they use words like RAM or hard drive, but in general do not truly understand what these words mean. People can use this “techtionary” to add to their vocabulary so that the next time they run into a “techie” term they won’t feel like such a noob.Living in a high tech world can be hard. There are so many terms that people use when talking about technology, but do they really know what they mean? When people buy things like software or computers they use words like RAM or hard drive, but in general do not truly understand what these words mean. People can use this “techtionary” to add to their vocabulary so that the next time they run into a “techie” term they won’t feel like such a noob.

Megabyte- Used to measure computer memory sometimes used to mean one million bytes.

Gigabyte- One gigabyte contains exactly -1,073,741,824 bytes.

Pixel- A pixel is the smallest logical unit (on-the raster scale) of visual information that can be used to make up an image.

RAM- Random Access Memory. The working memory of the computer. The memory used for storing data temporarily while working on it.

Hard Drive- A disk drive that reads and writes to the hard disk, or “computer filing cabinet”

Noob- A person that is new to an online gaming

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