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A technology developed by U.S. Robotics (now 3COM) for delivering data
rates up to 56 Kbps over plain old telephone service (POTS). It was long
believed that the maximum data transmission rate over copper telephone wires
was 33.6 Kbps, but X2 achieves higher rates by taking advantage of the fact
that most phone switching stations are connected by high-speed digital
lines. X2 bypasses the normal digital-to-analog conversion and sends the
digital data over the telephone wires directly to your modem where it is
- XML: (eXtensible
Like HTML, XML is a markup language, but unlike HTML, it is not limited
to Web documents. XML lets Web developers and designers create customized
tags that offer greater flexibility in organizing and presenting information
than is possible with the older HTML document coding system.
Stands for Extended Memory Specification, a procedure developed jointly
by AST Research, Intel Corporation, Lotus Development, and Microsoft
Corporation, for using extended memory and DOSís high memory area, a 64K
block just above 1MB.
- XSL (eXtensible
A formatting language standard that defines how the data fields in a XML
document will be viewed by a browser.
- ZIF Socket
Zero Insertion Force socket. A special socket for plugging in integrated
circuits easily. The socket can be opened with a small lever or screw; the
chip is dropped in, then the socket is closed.
Stands for Zone Information Protocol. This is an application that allows
for the compression of application files.
"The Zune Experience". This is Microsoft's digital music entertainment
platform. The whole experience is centered around "connectivity". Connection
with your music library, friends, family and to other connected devices.
This 30GB digital media player features wireless technology, a built in FM
tuner and 3 inch screen. The device offers many ways in which you are able
to customize your Zune Experience. You can create playlists, play home made
music, share pictures and music between friends and with other Zune devices.
Zune will also offer many accessories to enhance the experience such as:
- Zune Car Pack:
Has a built in FM transmitter with AutoSeek and a car charger.
- Zune Home A/V
Has a AV output cable, Dock, sync cable, AC adapter and wireless remote
for Zune Dock.
- Zune Travel
Has premium ear phones, dual connect remote, gear bag, sync cable and a
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