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Test your tech jargon
Many people are perplexed by the buzzwords used to describe new technology. Test your knowledge in our quiz.

What is a megapixel?
A: A bit of code hidden on web pages that secretly collects information about surfing habits
B: The technology used in high-definition widescreen televisions
C: A word that describes the resolution of gadgets like a digital camera or a computer monitor
What does DVR stand for?
A: Direct Video Rastering - converting human actions into the movements of characters in video games
B: Digital Video Recorder - a device that records TV shows on a hard drive
C: It is just the new word used by electronics companies to sell Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs)
What is a peer-to-peer network?
A: A way of allowing computers to share files with each other
B: All your friends in your e-mail address list
C: A database of everyone who is a member of the House of Lords
What is Bluetooth?
A: A new dental technique to tackle cavities
B: A short-range communications technology that uses radio waves
C: An infamous pirate who terrorised the Caribbean in the 18th Century
What does HTML stand for?
A: Highly threaded mobile language - a program used to keep your mobile phone connected
B: Hypertext markup language - the computer code used to define what web pages look like
C: Hello there Mr Lee - the first message sent on the world wide web
What is a PDA?
A: A way of recording music on computers
B: A web-based guide to shopping on the internet
C: A gadget that helps people manage information
What does LCD mean?
A: Lossy Compression Design is used to create small audio files for sharing over the web
B: Liquid Crystal Display technology is used for flat screen monitors
C: Linux Code Distributors is the name of a group campaigning for open source software

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