An amount of computer memory consisting of about one million
bytes. The actual value is 1,048,576 bytes.
A unit equal to one million pixels. The higher the resolution,
the more pixels in an image and therefore the greater
the image quality. An image file that is 1 megapixel (MP)
can make a photo realistic print of 5 x 7 inches; a 2
MP file can make an 8 x 10-inch print; a 3 MP file can
make an 11 x 14-inch print.
A memory card for use in Sony digital cameras and other
Information stored in a web page that's not displayed
in the browser window and which contains keywords describing
the site. Some search engines use these meta tags to index
A Microdrive is a data storage system developed by IBM,
consisting of a tiny hard disk in a package the same size
as a Compact Flash Memory card. Microdrives can store
large amounts of data, but on the downside can be fragile
due to having moving parts.
Modulator/Demodulator. A device that enables computer
signals to travel over phone lines. Modems come in different
speeds. If you intend to use the Internet, you should
usually go for a fast 56 Kbps V90 standard modem. Also
check out special modems and access to faster ISDN or
broadband connections. A standard modem connects the computer
via a telephone line, a cable modem uses a cable network
and a DSL modem uses a telephone line which is connected
to an DSL enabled exchange.
Like normal text messaging (SMS), but with greater multimedia
capability, such as pictures and sound, which can be sent
to e-mail addresses as well as other mobile phones.