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Nano is a prefix meaning "extremely small." When quantifiable, it translates to one-billionth, as in the nanosecond. Nano comes from the Greek word "nanos," meaning "dwarf."


Napster™ is a controversial application that allows people to share music over the Internet without having to purchase their own copy on CD.
Record stream capture music from Napster™.

Natural Search

Where a site comes up in a search results page - not paid.


  • .net is one of the top-level domain names that can be used when choosing a domain name. It generally describes the entity owning the domain name as an organization that administers or provides network connection services.
  • net is sometimes used as a short form for "Internet."


Network Basic Input Output System
An application programming interface (API) with functions for local-area networks (LAN). Used by DOS and Windows.


The browser from the company Netscape. The most popular browser for many years. Today IE has the lead.


Record stream capture videos from Netflix™.


In information technology, a network is a series of points or nodes interconnected by communication paths. Networks can interconnect with other networks and contain subnetworks.

Network Effect

The internet has now has over 1 Billion users on a global basis and continues to grow at incredible growth rates. This growing user base enables companies that embrace the Web to leverage the unique opportunity of the Internet's "Network Effect". This is the premise that any network becomes more valuable to both ownership and membership as as more people join it.


A newbie is a novice or neophyte: anyone who is new to any particular type of endeavor, such as a sport or a technology. The term is commonly applied to new users of personal computers and to new users of the Internet.

News Groups

User-submitted notes on various subjects; each subject is a newsgroup.


A newsreader gathers the news from multiple blogs or news sites via RSS (see below), allowing readers to access all their news from a single web site or program. Online newsreaders (like Bloglines, Pluck, or Newsgator) are web sites that let you read RSS feeds from within your web browser. Desktop newsreaders download the news to your computer, and let you read your news inside a dedicated software program.

News Server

An Internet server dedicated to the task of serving Internet newsgroups.


In web terms: A computer connected to the Internet, most often used to describe a web server.


The process of maximizing volume of a digital audio data without adding any distortion.


NTSC is a high definition television format (HD-TV). It is in 16:9 with 853 x 480 resolution.

The implementation of HD TV is being carried out with the term HD-ready. HD-Ready was used to describe the first generation of HD television devices, which were offered to consumers in 1,280 x 720 resolution. The technical description for this format is HDTV 720p.

The HDTV 1080p format has the highest resolution and is referred to as full-HD. This format is broadcast in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution.