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What does LTE mean?

LTE means Long Term Evolution

LTE is the successor to the GSM and UMTS network, and is a technique used in 4g networks. The speed of LTE (up to 100 Mbps) makes it possible to stream movies. In the Netherlands a number of tests will be started in 2011, for now it is not yet available nationwide, this depends on several factors (number of devices that can work with LTE, enough applications, sufficient demand). Read More

What does LBS mean

LBS means Location Based Services

With LBS, it is about services that provide information about a user's current location. Often it is a smartphone with GPS that transmits its location (whether or not at the user's request), but often it also goes through the position of the GSM Zend Master. The idea is that a user himself indicates where he is (see also Foursquare) and thus gets information that is of interest to him at that time. Especially marketing people see a lot of added value here because they can try to get customers into the store.

What is a gadget?

A gadget is a thing

A gadget (a thing, Gizmo) is an article that is innovative and often cleverly designed. Often a gadget is a consumer electronics product (but it doesn't have to be). The technology or design is innovative, so a trendsetter likes to buy it. Often a gadget is also purchased as a status symbol. A gadget is especially interesting at the beginning (and even then it is more frequent for the entertainment purchased, and not so much for its functionality), later there are too many people who have it too, and it is not interesting anymore to have (or to show off). A gadget is often purchased online, in a special gadget or gift shop.

What does GSM mean?

GSM means Global System for Mobile communication

The abbreviation GSM is an international standard for the use of mobile networks. It originated in the years 80 of the last century when a European working group began drafting a standard. Previously, the abbreviation was: Groupe Special Mobile, but in 1993 there were more than 36 different GSM networks, and the abbreviation was adjusted. Read More

What does QR-code mean?

A QR code is a two-dimensional barcode, developed by Denso-Wave. QR stands for quick Response, because the code is quickly decryptable. You can scan the QR code with a mobile phone or PDA. If you have internet on your mobile phone, you can easily open the link without having to tap the address. In a similar way, email addresses, SMS messages, phone numbers and texts (up to 7089 characters) can be offered. An example code is listed below, which goes to this website. You can create these codes Via Google Charts API. At the very bottom of this post an online way to create a QR code using Google Charts.