eBay sniper - A term that refers to being
outbid at the last second on eBay. Although it is against the rules,
here is an
article that explains manual and automatic sniping.
ECC - Error Checking and Correcting. A diagnostic check used by memory (RAM).
EDO- Extended Data Out. Older type of RAM.
EFI - Extensible Firmware Interface
EFS - Encrypting File System
EIDE - Enhanced Integrated Device Electronics
EHF - Extremely High Frequency. Radio
frequency operating between 30 and 300 ghz.
Electronic Smog - A new term that refers
to the dangerous electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones, cell phone
towers and WiFi masts. Electromagnetic radiation emitted by these sources is one
billion times stronger than the natural field of living cells. Small children
are especially susceptible to this danger because of thinner skull bones and
developing nervous systems. Electromagnetic radiation is also emitted by other
household sources such as kitchen appliances and computers.
Find out how
to protect yourself and your family here.
the branch of tech
science that makes use of the controlled motion of electrons through
different media and vacuum.
Electrosensitive - A new term coined by
the World Health Organization that refers to persons that can suffer from
various health issues due to electromagnetic radiation.
Elevation - For satellite tv dish pointing, this term refers to moving the dish up and down.
EMI - Electromagnetic Interference.
Electrical device emissions that can interfere with other electrical devices and
just recently discovered, can cause serious health issues in humans.
Enable - To make a device functional.
Entanglement - A quirk of quantum physics
where two particles can be bonded so that even when separated by large
distances, they communicate instantly, and what happens to one affects the
other. In laymen's terms, teleportation.
EPROM - Erasable Programmable Read Only
Memory. A "read only" electronic chip that can be "reprogrammed" (meaning that
data can be erased or written).
Error Control - Used by modems to control
data error transmissions. Turning this modem function on will increase data
ESDI - Enhanced Small Device Interface.
ESN - Electronic Serial Number
Ethernet - A network where the computers
are connected by cables. 10base2 are connected by coaxial cable. 10baseT and 100baseT
are connected by twisted pair cabling.
Ether Talk - A network protocol that
allows AppleTalk to communicate across Ethernet.
EVDO - Evolution Data Optimized. A
telecommunications standard for broadband wireless technology through radio
signals. Used by mobile broadband 3G network.
Expansion Port - Extra slots (ports) in your
motherboard where you can add on devices.
Expression - In computer programming
terms, a set of calculations.
Extension - A computer file term that
refers to the three letters after the dot in a file name.
Extract - This word basically means to
"uncompress" files of data. Files are sometimes "compressed" (compacted or
zipped) to make the file size smaller and thus easier to transfer over the
internet. Once received, the files are "extracted" to original size and
Extranet - A intranet extended into the
a detailed explanation of extranet