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What is a Mouse Over or Mouse Hover?What is a Mouse Over or Mouse Hover?
A mouse over (also known as a mouse hover) is an action that happens when the user stops or "hovers" the on-screen mouse pointer above a specific element on a computer screen. Holding, or "hovering" the mouse in one location then reveals additional information on the screen. This information usually appears in a small text box and is made available through the website or application being used. . . . keep reading

What is a Computer Crash?What is a Computer Crash?
A computer crash occurs when a computer stops working as a result of any software or hardware failure. A crash makes the computer unusable, either because it is "frozen" (still powered on, but not responsive) or has the computer has turned off completely and will not operate. When a computer crash occurs, any work not saved before the crash may . . . keep reading

What is a milliamp-hour (mAh)?What is a milliamp-hour (mAh)?
A milliamp-hour (mAh) is a measurement of how much electric current a battery can deliver over time. Our increasing use of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops has made us all aware of how long a single battery charge will last. There are one thousand milliamps in one amp. Since electronic devices are designed to work using . . . keep reading

What is a Programmer?What is a Programmer?
Programmers are problem solvers who use software languages to write instructions that computers use to perform tasks. Since computers work 24 hours a day and with smartphones are in the hands of billions of people around the world, people and organizations are looking for ways to improve work and life using technology. . . . keep reading

What is Artificial Intelligence?What is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a machine to process information and ideas like a human brain. A more scientifically appropriate definition says that artificial intelligence is the ability of a machine to perceive its environment and then act to achieve success. . . . keep reading