Eye candy

The term “eye candy” is most often used in reference to computer graphics and multimedia presentations that are pleasing to look at, but which may not be particularly functional or informative. In other words, eye candy is used to describe something that looks good, but which may not be very useful. The term “eye candy” … Read more

CMOS sensor

A CMOS sensor is a digital image sensor that uses the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) technology to capture images. CMOS sensors are used in a variety of digital cameras and camcorders, and are also found in some handheld scanners and digital microscopes. CMOS sensors offer a number of advantages over other types of digital image sensors, … Read more

Firefox Reality

“Firefox Reality” is a virtual reality (VR) web browser developed by Mozilla. It is designed to work with head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Google Daydream. The browser allows users to browse the web in a VR environment, and supports both 2D and 3D content. Mozilla has been working on … Read more

Bit depth

Bit depth is a term used to describe the number of bits used to represent the color of a single pixel in an image. The higher the bit depth, the more colors that can be represented. Is 8 or 16-bit depth better? The number of bits used to represent the color of a pixel is … Read more


A sprite is a two-dimensional image or graphic that is integrated into a larger scene. Sprites are a popular technique for 2D graphics, and are used in a variety of video games and other software applications. A sprite typically contains a single image, but can contain multiple images that are displayed sequentially to create an … Read more

WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)

The term WYSIWYG is an acronym for “What You See Is What You Get”. WYSIWYG is a type of interface that allows users to view content as it will appear when published. This is in contrast to a text-based interface, which requires users to input code or mark-up language in order to create a desired … Read more

Room-scale VR (room-scale virtual reality)

Room-scale VR is a type of virtual reality technology that allows users to move around in a virtual space. This is usually done by tracking the user’s movements with a special camera or other tracking device. Room-scale VR can be used for a variety of purposes, including gaming, education, and training. How much space do … Read more

Image stitching

Image stitching is the process of combining multiple images with overlapping fields of view to produce a single, panoramic image. This is accomplished by warping or aligning the images so that corresponding pixels align, and then blending the images together. Image stitching is commonly used in photography and video to create panoramic or 360-degree views. … Read more

Bit map

A bitmap is a digital image created by a raster graphics editor, which is a tool used for creating and manipulating images. The term “bitmap” comes from the fact that the image is composed of a series of pixels, or “bits”, which are arranged in a rectangular grid. Each pixel in a bitmap image has … Read more

Audio introduction

An audio introduction is a short recording, usually under one minute in length, that is used to introduce a person, product, or service. Audio introductions are often used in marketing and sales presentations, as well as on websites and podcasts. What are the basics of audio? Sound is a type of energy that travels through … Read more