Technology In Action: Chapter 2

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Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to ________ data.
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enter
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Serial ports and parallel ports have long been used to connect input and output devices to the computer.
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True
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Bits and bytes are used to represent the quantity of data and information the computer inputs and outputs.
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True
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The area that holds all of the instructions the computer needs to start up is RAM.
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False
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Restarting the computer while it’s powered on is called a cold boot.
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False
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________ computers are specially designed computer chips that reside inside other devices such as your car or the electronic thermostat in your home.
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Embedded
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A digicam sits on your computer monitor and is used primarily for transmitting live video.
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False
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The four functions of the computer include input, process, output, and ________.
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storage
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A keyboard and mouse are examples of ________ devices.
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input
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The central processing unit controls all the functions performed by the computer’s other components and processes all the commands issued to it by software instructions.
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True
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One bit is equal to eight bytes.
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False
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A ________ enables your computer to connect to other computers or to the Internet.
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network interface card (NIC)
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________ keyboards can be rolled up and put in your backpack.
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Flexible
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Processing is manipulating, calculating, or organizing data into information.
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True
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A ________ was the first device with touch-screen capabilities.
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tablet PC
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________ printers have tiny hammer-like keys that strike the paper through an inked ribbon.
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Impact
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The computer port that is used to connect televisions and DVD players is the ________.
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DVI
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________ is data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion.
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Information
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Keyboards that display on screen when input of text is required are known as virtual keyboards.
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True
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Brightness determines how lighter colors appear on the display.
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False

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