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A common type of high-definition video: 1,920x1,080 pixels, but with half the picture updated each frame.
Of the common types of high-definition video, this is the best quality: 1,920x1,080 pixels.
A measure of the shape of a display. 16:9 indicates a widescreen, cinema-shaped display.
Stereo speakers with a separate subwoofer.
A measure of how much information a computer can process at once. Most older computers are 32-bit, more modern ones are 64-bit.
A card, or chip built into a laptop, designed to process 3D graphics for games.
A mobile phone technology that allows for fast mobile internet access.
A type of video file recorded by many mobile phones.
An error message displayed in a web browser. It indicates that a website has been unable to find the page at the address you have typed into the address bar of the browser. It means that the address has been typed incorrectly or the page originally published there has been moved or deleted.
A common email scam in which the sender promises a large, but imaginary, sum of money to entice information or money from the victim.
An emerging set of technologies that delivers mobile broadband, so called because it is the fourth generation of mobile data networking standards.
A surround-sound system with five speakers and one separate subwoofer.
The speed of non-broadband internet modems.
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