COUNTER
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COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is a standard for the use of online content. She was born in 2002 at the initiative of publishers, libraries and library consortia. She gave birth to a British company nonprofit: Counter … Read More

Telegraphy
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Telegraphy is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters. This definition includes recent forms of data transmission such as fax, email, and computer networks in general. (A telegraph is a machine for transmitting and receiving … Read More

Interpreting versus translation
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Despite being used interchangeably, interpretation and translation are not synonymous, but refer, respectively, to the spoken and written transference of meaning between two languages. Interpreting occurs in real time, in the presence — physical, televised, or telephonic — of the … Read More

Casino token
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One dollar chips from various Las Vegas casinos. Casino tokens are little colored metal or plastic discs utilized in gambling establishments. There are two most important forms of tokens employed in casinos: multicolor tokens of numerous denominations known as chips, … Read More

Standard ranking of poker hands
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In poker, certain combinations of cards, or hands, outrank other hands, based on the frequency with which these combinations appear. The player with the best poker hand at the showdown wins the pot. Although used in poker, these hand rankings … Read More

Xperia X1, a rival for iPhone
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Sony Ericcson decided to join forces with Microsoft in order to realize a smart phone powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, Xperia X1. Xperia X1 will have a 3 inch touch screen and will include a full QWERTY keyboard within a … Read More