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Breakthrough
(n) a discovery or achievement that comes after a lot of hard work: Scientists have finally made the breakthrough they were hoping for.
Broadband
(adj) able to send different types of communication signals at the same time: You need a broadband connection to watch the video.
Broadband
(n) a high-speed Internet connection: Have you got broadband at home yet?
Click
(v) to make a computer do something by pressing a button on the mouse: Click here for more results.
Complex
(adj) with a lot of details or small parts, which makes something difficult to understand or deal with: The issue is too complex for simple solutions.
Consumer electronics
(n phr) electrical equipment, such as digital cameras, etc., which is available for the public to buy: There's just so much choice in the world of consumer electronics these days.
Craft
(v) to make or produce something skilfully: You can see that this basket was crafted by a real expert.
Craft
(n) a traditional skill of making things by hand, for example furniture or jewellery: It's a shame that traditional crafts are fast disappearing.
Data
(n) information in a form that a computer can use: Imagine how much data passes over the Internet each day.
Download
(v) to move information to your computer from a computer system or the Internet: Listen to this song I downloaded from The Internet.
Download
(n) a downloaded computer file: When your download has finished, close this window.
File
(n) a set of information on a computer: Make sure you save the file somewhere.
(games) console
(n phr) a small piece of electronic equipment that you connect to a screen, used for playing video games: There's a lot of competition between manufacturers of games consoles.
Manual
(adj) operated by people rather than automatically or using computers: The pilot switched to manual control as the plane approached the runway.
Manual
(n) a book containing instructions for doing something, especially for operating a machine: See what it says about this problem in the manual.
Network
(v) to connect computers together so that each computer can send and receive information to and from the other computers: We've networked all the computers in the office so that we can send files to each other more easily.
Network
(n) a set of computers that are connected to each other so that each computer can send and receive information to and from the other computers: There seems to be a virus on the network.
Nuclear
(adj) relating to energy produced by changing the structure of the central part of an atom: Nuclear power is the only way we can meet our energy needs.
Offline
(adj) working on a computer but not connected to the Internet: Download it now and you can read it when you are offline.
Offline
(adv) working on a computer but not connected to the Internet: You need to go offline to stop the virus spreading.
Online
(adj) connected to or available through a computer or a computer network, especially the Internet: I've started an online library of songs.
Online
(adv) on the Internet: You can find what you need online.
Primitive
(adj) at a very simple stage of development, before modern technology: Da Vinci drew pictures of what we might see as a primitive helicopter.
Programmer
(n) someone whose job is to create computer programs: I'd like to be a programmer and work on computer games.
Resource
(n) something you can use to help you to achieve something, especially in your work or study: The main resource for my research was the library.
Technique
(n) a method of doing something using a special skill that you have developed: I've worked out a new technique to get the computer to do what I want.
Upload
(v) to send documents or programs from your computer to a larger system using the Internet: I'm just uploading something to my website.