Orientation to Computer Technology, Chapter 3

You need to set up a computer to store and deliver email messages for your small business. Which of the following are you most likely to use?
Mail server
You need a version of USB technology that will support older USB devices, of which you have many, as well as newer ones. What word do you want to see in the specs.
Backward compatible
Which of the following is a portable, personal computer designed to fit on your lap?
Notebook
One common method of thwarting a smartphone thief is to not use the phone to check the time.
True
You have a collection of all the photos, videos, and audio you have captured from your nephew. What is the name for this collection?
Media library
Which of the following is not part of a server like the one in the accompanying figure?
Bundled software
Newer versions of USB can charge connected mobile devices even when the computer is not in use.
True
How many peripheral devices can you connect with a USB port?
Up to 127
All-in-one desktops are usually more expensive than purchasing a system unit and monitor separately.
False
A brownout is a complete power failure.
False
You go to your local town utility in order to pay your gas bill. Which of the following are you most likely to use?
Financial kiosk
A thief has unfortunately captured your ATM card number by placing a panel on top of the face of an ATM, which was virtually undetectable to you. What is this technology called?
Skimmer
Docking stations may include shots for memory cards, optical disk drives, and other devices.
True
You are looking for a port that will work for an audio device. Which of the following is likeliest to work?
HDMI
Your collection of stored digital media:
Media library
An environment of servers that house and provide access to resources users access through the internet:
Cloud computing
A computing device small enough to hold in your hand:
Mobile device
Unsolicited email messages:
Spam
The number of horizontal and vertical pixels in a display device:
Resolution
A computer, usually with limited processing power, that enables users to send data to and/or receive information from a server:
Terminal
Technology that uses short-range radio signals to transmit data between two specifically enabled devices:
Bluetooth
The electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate a computer:
CPU
The point at which a peripheral device attaches to or communicates with a computer or mobile device:
Port
Joins a cable to a port:
Connector
Provides a central location for online game play:
Game server
The practice of sharing or pooling computing resources, such as servers and storage devices:
Virtualization
The smallest element in an electronic image:
Pixel
Functions as a component in a larger product:
Embedded computer
Another name for a notebook computer:
Laptop
The case that contains and protects the motherboard, hard disk drive, and other electronic components of the computer from damage:
System unit
Another name for text message service:
SMS
A device that combines the features of a smartphone with a tablet:
Phablet
An external device that provides connections to peripheral devices through ports built into the device:
Port replicator
Malware authors rarely focus on social media because it is so difficult to get personal information via that channel.
False
Ergonomic studies have shown that using the correct type and configuration of chair, keyboard, display device, and work surface helps users work comfortably and efficiently and helps protect their health.
True
Which of the following are large, expensive, powerful computers that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected users simultaneously and the store tremendous amounts of data, instructions, and information?
Mainframes
A UPS connects your computer and a power source.
True
A large amount of e-waste ends up polluting developing countries, who accept the materials for profit.
True
Which of the following terms would you be looking for if you want to to make a purchase of a variety of software at the same time that you purchase your new desktop?
Bundle
You have purchased a surge protector and you are happy with it, in part because it has an appropriate Joule rating. What is that rating?
600
Mobile users a susceptible to hardware theft because the size and weight of their computers and devices make them easy to steal.
True
Some handheld game device models are internet capable for downloading games and apps.
True
Some users configure a desktop function as a server on a network.
True
You should always try to purchase the least powerful desktop available as a means of getting the best bargain.
False
Teen drivers statistically are more susceptible to being distracted while driving.
True
Which of the following exists in the form of a single circuit board?
Blade server
What is the technology featured in the trend known as the Internet of Things?
Embedded computers
You need to restore a computer that has suffered a catastrophic failure. Which of the following are you most likely to use?
Backup server