The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) was designed as a high-speed point-to-point channel for attaching a video card to a computer system, primarily to assist in the acceleration of 3D computer graphics. It was originally designed as a successor to PCI-type connections for video cards.
ActionScript is an object-oriented programming (OOP) language that is designed specifically for Web site animation. Originally released with Macromedia Flash 4 and enhanced for Flash 5, ActionScript is a sophisticated version of the script language introduced in Flash 3.
An active shutter 3D system (a.k.a. alternate frame sequencing, alternate image, AI, alternating field, field sequential or eclipse method) is a technique of displaying stereoscopic 3D images. It works by only presenting the image intended for the left eye while blocking the right eye’s view, then presenting the right-eye image while blocking the left eye, and repeating this so rapidly that the interruptions do not interfere with the perceived fusion of the two images into a single 3D image.
ActiveX is a set of object-oriented programming technologies and tools that Microsoft developed for Internet Explorer to facilitate rich media playback.
An ad hoc network is a network that is composed of individual devices communicating with each other directly. The term implies spontaneous or impromptu construction because these networks often bypass the gatekeeping hardware or central access point such as a router. Many ad hoc networks are local area networks where computers or other devices are enabled to send data directly to one another rather than going through a centralized access point.
6. Address Resolution Protocol
The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is a communication protocol used for discovering the link layer address, such as a MAC address, associated with a given internet layer address, typically an IPv4 address. This mapping is a critical function in the Internet protocol suite.
Adobe Inc. (/əˈdoʊbiː/ ə-DOH-bee) is an American multinational computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California. It has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more recent foray towards digital marketing software. Adobe is best known for its Adobe Flash web software ecosystem, Photoshop image editing software, Adobe Illustrator vector graphics editor, Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF), and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe was founded in December 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell the PostScript page description language. In 1985, Apple Computer licensed PostScript for use in its LaserWriter printers, which helped spark the desktop publishing revolution.
DSL or Digital Subscriber Line is the technology that allows us to use internet by transmitting digital data over a local telephone network. ADSL or Assymetrical DSL is a technology that allows us to use higher level of communication over copper telephone lines. This is done using frequencies that are not used on a phone call. It’s been observed that ADSL can only be used over short distances(4 kms) from a telephone exchange. To allow both, ADSL and regular phone services a ‘splitter’ is used.
Adware is a software application running inside another software and has advertisements embedded into it. Adware generally runs in the background of a freeware program and intermittently shows the user advertisements. An additional code is included to display pop-up ads. The main aim of adware is to recover development cost which is forfeited to reduce user cost.
Advanced Encryption standard is a type of encryption which is widely used in US Government agencies and many other commercial transactions. It was established by the National institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) in the year 2001 and was originally called Rijndael. AES is more advanced than DES, which was a widely used encryption standard till the 90s.
Ajax is a set of web development techniques using many web technologies on the client side to create asynchronous web applications. With Ajax, web applications can send and retrieve data from a server asynchronously without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page.
12. Alan Turing
Alan Turing, born in 1954 is considered to be the father of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist with an Indian Connection. His father, Julius Mathison Turing worked for the Indian Civil Services.
At the age of 16, he encountered the work of Albert Einstein and found it quite interesting. He extended Einstein’s work over Netwon’s Law of of motion and crisply explained it. He created the Turing machine- which could simulate any algorithm – a major breakthrough in the field of computing and AI.
15. Alternating Current
18. American MegaTrends
19. Analog Computer
21. Angry Birds
24. Apache CouchDB
25. Application Programming Interface
27. Application Server Provider
28. Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
29. Arcade Games
An arcade game or coin-op game is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games or merchandisers. While exact dates are debated, the golden age of arcade video games is usually defined as a period beginning sometime in the late 1970s and ending sometime in the mid-1980s. Excluding a brief resurgence in the early 1990s, the arcade industry subsequently declined in the Western hemisphere as competing home video game consoles such as the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox increased in their graphics and game-play capability and decreased in cost. The Eastern hemisphere retains a strong arcade industry.
Arduino is the world’s leading open-source hardware and software ecosystem. The Company offers a range of software tools, hardware platforms and documentation enabling almost anybody to be creative with technology.
Arduino is a popular tool for IoT product development as well as one of the most successful tools for STEM/STEAM education. Hundreds of thousands of designers, engineers, students, developers and makers around the world are using Arduino to innovate in music, games, toys, smart homes, farming, autonomous vehicles, and more.
31. Arithmetic Logical Unit
32. ARM Architecture
33. Artificial Intelligence
39. Automatic Speech Recognition