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Hack has a more modern usage of the word in Internet slang. It is a quick fix or trick or ‘an appropriate application of ingenuity’ as stated by MIT. Often used by bloggers to donate a cleaver incident.

Hacker is a person sometimes referenced to as “a clever programmer” or a hacking program. In general, both are used to illegally “hack” or break into, computers or networks for many no-good reasons, but not always.

Hackathon is an event when programmers meet to do collaborative computer programming. Hackathons last typically, between several days and a week in length, in which code is produced. See Programmers in this glossary.

Hardware in computing refers to the solid components that go into the functionality of the software, that brings you a usable computer; these components are a case containing the hard disk, DVD ROM, mother board, CPU and chips. Additionally, the other components are the display screen, keyboard and mouse. See Software in this glossary.

HDD, Hard Disk Drive, commonly known as the “Hard Drive”, is the computers storage and retrieval of data or digital information device. HDD’s store their data on rotating metal discs magnetically and are known as read-write devices.

HDTV, High Definition Television, displays high quality video material equal to a 35 mm movie in quality, with a vertical resolution display from 1080p, p= progressive scanning, 1920 x 1080 resolution, at 2.1 megapixels per frame.

Homepage or landing page, usually the first page you see when you access a Website. A homepage has hypertext links to other pages on the same server, or to other Web servers. The homepage has a unique address (URL), on the World Wide Web.

Host or Web Host, can be companies or individuals with one or more websites, using their computer as the host and Web server, serving pages to websites. Generally DNS Web hosting services are done by designated companies that run large Internet servers, providing hosting services to serve
content to the Internet.

HTML, Hypertext Mark-up Language, is code for programming and editing, is used to create documents for display on the World Wide Web.

HTTP, Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the set of rules and standards that govern how information is transmitted on the World Wide Web.

Hub is a central network device; in a USB hub is a single receiver with multiple distribution lines. In an Ethernet hub or network hub there are multiple input/output (I/O) ports, connecting communication lines together.

Hyperlink, a synonym for both link and hypertext link, is usually underlined and colored. When you move your mouse over a hyperlink or live link, the mouse arrow will turn into a pointing finger, which indicates you can click the link.

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