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A seven-pin SATA cable. Hardware

What Does SATA 6Gb/s Mean?

SATA 6Gb/s is the third-generation of SATA, or serial ATA. Click here to learn more about advantages and revisions to the SATA interface.

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Margaret Lipman

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A file folder can contain files, other folders, or nothing at all. Software

What Is a Computer File?

A computer file is a specific piece of data held on a computer system. This can be anything from an executable program to a user...

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Lisa Bigelow
Network drivers help complex systems communicate with each other without encountering any issues in the process. Software

What Is a Network Driver?

A network driver is a software program that controls a device that's used to connect a computer to a network. If the driver is not...

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Erik Neilson
Pixels are made of individual color dots. Hardware

What Are Pixels?

A pixel is a dot used to display an image. Most pixels display at least 8 bits worth of color, but more advanced pixels can...

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Lisa Bigelow

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What Is a Front Side Bus?

A front side bus is an electrical pathway on a computer's motherboard that connects hardware to the CPU. Practically, a front side...

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Amanda Holland
Old CRT Monitor. Hardware

What Is a CRT Monitor?

A CRT monitor is a display device that create a visible image on the screen. Click here to learn more about CRT fun facts and alternatives.

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Amanda Holland
A CDA file does not actually contain the audio stream, but rather the information for locating the beginning and end of the named track. Software

What Is a CDA File?

A CDA file is a file that holds data that serves as the index for tracks on an audio CD. If a CD is ripped to a computer, the CDA...

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Margaret Lipman
In a bluebugging attack, the hacker is able to seize control of the phone’s functions. Security

What Is Bluesnarfing?

Bluesnarfing is the hacking practice of using a Bluetooth® connection to access a mobile device. It is very hard to do because it...

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Margaret Lipman

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