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Author - Vangie Beal

  • Vangie Beal is the Managing Editor of Webopedia.com. Prior to joining Webopedia, she covered small business marketing, social media and technology for numerous online and print publications. A small business owner herself, Vangie owns and operates a seasonal fish market, located along the Minas basin in Five Islands, Nova Scotia.

  • digital twin

    Digital twin describes a computerized (or digital) version of a physical asset and/or process. Sensors collects data to represent the physical asset. »

  • 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD)

    4K resolution (Ultra-High Definition) describes a display resolution of 3,840 pixels in the horizontal. It is four times the pixels on a 1080p display. »

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) means any type of aircraft with no pilot on board. UAVs are remotely piloted. »

  • Technology Education (ed tech)

    Technology education (also called ed tech or tech ed) is the study of technology. It is designed to teach students about technology within specific fields of study. Teachers cover topics related to technology processes, concepts and knowledge. »

  • bone conduction headphones

    Bone conduction uses the natural vibrations of a person's facial bones (such as jaw and cheek bones) to let a person hear sound. The headphones allow people to hear ambient noises. For example, a runner could listen to music and still hear a car approach from behind. »

  • WhatsApp

    WhatsApp is a mobile messaging app for mobile devices or desktop PCs. It uses Wi-Fi connections to make free text, voice  or video calls. »

  • Google Classroom

    Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for teachers and students. Teachers can create a classroom, invite students to the class then create and distribute assignments. »

  • 5 Hot Holiday Gifts for Tech Enthusiasts

    From cute electronic toys to VR gaming, here are 5 hot gifts to give to your special tech enthusiast this holiday season. »

  • Fitbit

    The Fitbit is a wearable computing device — a fitness band, worn on a person's wrist and is designed to track physical activity. »

  • programmatic advertising

    Programmatic advertising uses algorithmic-based ad buying and selling. Buyers set key parameters and are algorithmically matched with ad inventory. »

  • Weird, Spooky and Odd Halloween Technology Words

    To celebrate Halloween tech-style, we're bringing you a fun list of some of the spookiest acronyms and tech term oddities we found in the Webopedia database. »

  • Fun and Interesting Facts About Google Search

    From Goats to Penguins, a server outage and trillions of searches, our slideshow presents interesting facts about Google and the Google.com homepage. »

  • 5 Easy Editorial SEO Tips to Boost Traffic

    This slideshow reviews five easy on-page editorial SEO tips to help drive organic search engine traffic, including the page title, heading, subheadings, keyword usage and image ALT tags. »

  • Project Fi

    Project Fi is a virtual mobile network, owned by Google. It uses technology partners to help mobile customers connect to available Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks. »

  • 5 Essential Mobile Apps and Services for IT Students

    Five education industry experts offer advice to finding the best IT student apps and services. »

  • mobile learning (m-learning)

    Mobile learning (m-learning) is flexible education via the Internet or network using personal mobile devices allowing students access to education anywhere, anytime. »

  • HTAP - hybrid transaction analytical processing

    HTAP (hybrid transaction / analytical processing) is a business application phrase that refers to database systems that perform simultaneous transactions and analytics.


  • gaming monitor

    Gaming monitor is the phrase used to describe a computer monitor designed for use in a computer gaming system, or rig. »

  • List of 5 Free VPN Services

    Free VPN refers to services and tools that let you browse the Web securely and anonymously. The tools are typically available for desktop and mobile Web browsing. »

  • IPA - Intelligent Personal Assistant

    An intelligent personal assistant (IPA) is software that has been designed to assist people with basic tasks, usually providing information. »

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