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A technology developed by 3Com (formerly US Robotics) allowing modems to receive at up to 56Kbits/sec. It rivalled K56flex, developed by a consortium including Rockwell. Both technologies have now been incorporated in the V.90 standard.
The bottom edge of a chart or graph. It is normally used to plot dates or timescales. The left-hand edge is the Y axis and may be used to show numbers or amounts.
An extension to the General Midi standard. Developed by Yamaha, it offers more voices and effects, allowing samples to be played with great expression.
A type of audio connection with between three and seven pins used by microphones.
Extensible Markup Language. A versatile type of document that can store various types of information.
XML Paper Specification. A format developed by Microsoft that enables documents to be viewed on a variety of PCs and is similar to Adobe's PDF format.
A video file format commonly used on the internet.
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