Vocabulary for Describing Technology and Media

Here is a list of vocabulary words and their definitions related to technology and media:

  • Technology: The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, often in the design and development of tools and systems.
  • Digital technology: Technology that uses binary code, such as 0s and 1s, to represent information and perform operations.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI): The development of computer systems that can perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as recognizing patterns or making decisions.
  • Big data: Extremely large data sets that can be analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, particularly in the areas of human behavior and interaction.
  • Cloud computing: The delivery of computing resources and services over the internet, allowing users to access and use them as needed without having to maintain physical hardware.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): The network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, and connectivity, allowing them to collect and exchange data.
  • Media: The various means of communication and information dissemination, including traditional media such as television, radio, and print, as well as digital media such as the internet and social media.
  • Social media: Online platforms that allow users to create, share, and exchange information, opinions, and content, often through a network of connected users.
  • Streaming: The delivery of audio, video, or other media content over the internet in real-time, allowing users to access and view it as it is being transmitted.
  • Cybersecurity: The protection of digital systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, theft, or damage.
  • Encryption: The process of converting plain text into code, making it unreadable without a key, to protect sensitive information from being intercepted or accessed by unauthorized parties.
  • Virtual reality (VR): A simulated, immersive experience created by computer technology, often used in gaming, training, and other applications.
  • Augmented reality (AR): A technology that enhances real-world environments with virtual objects and information, often viewed through a smartphone or tablet camera.

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