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Thanks to all the improvements of this global system of interconnected computer networks, based on platforms of wireless communication, nowadays we can exchange. That is why this article will give you valuable knowledge about this field. Here you are going to get familiar with the following vocabulary in French:

  • technological innovations
  • the Internet
  • digital innovations.

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Technological Innovations

Tech Innovations – Des innovations technologiques

Technology We Use Everyday
Des outils technologiques quotidiens
a desktop computer un ordinateur de bureau
a laptopun ordinateur portable
a personal computerun PC
a tabletune tablette
external hard driveun disque dur externe
a mobile phone, a smartphoneun téléphone portable, un smartphone
Computer Elements And ComplementsLes composants d’un ordinateur et ses compléments
the screenl'écran
a touch screenun écran tactile
the cursorle curseur
the keyboadle clavier
a keyune touche
a mouseune souris
a memory stickune clé USB
hard driveun disque dur
wirelesssans fil
HardwareLe matériel, le hardware
an interfaceune interface
a peripheralun périphérique
The MemoryLa mémoire
a byteun octet
a megabyteun mégaoctet
a gigabyteun gigaoctet
a microprocessorun microprocesseur
a serverun serveur
compatible, compatibility
compatible, la compatibilité
Computer Science
a computer engineern informaticien, une informaticienne
a programmer un programmeur, une programmeuse
a geek un mordu d’informatique
a hackerun pirate informatique
to computerize informatiser
Software And Programs Les logiciels et les programmes
a piece of softwareun logiciel
a software packageune suite de logiciels
a plug-inun plug-in
a passwordun mot de passe
to write a programécrire un programme
Menu and Files Le menu et les fichiers
a menu barune barre de menus
the toolbarla barre des outils
a scrollbarune barre de défilement
a bugun bogue
a virusun virus
a fileun ficher
to open, to close a fileouvrir, fermer un fichier
to copy and pastefaire du copier-coller
to deleteeffacer
an error messageun message d’erreur
the system is downune panne de système

The Internet

Can you imagine life without the Internet? It’s a little bit hard because it provides education, information, communication, entertainment, among many other useful resources which have become part of our existence. Let’s dedicate this section to some specific vocabulary about the Internet:

Vocabulary About The Internet – Vocabulaire sur Internet

the webla toile
to have broadbandavoir une connexion à haut débit
a browserun navigateur
a service providerun fournisseur d'accès
a search engineun moteur de recherche
a linkun lien
a web userun, une internaute
to log on / to log offse connecter, se déconnecter
to be on lineêtre en ligne
to download/ to uploadtélécharger/ télécharger vers un serveur

Digital Innovations

Nowadays many things such as bringing new services to the market, launching different kinds of products, improving business efficiency and customer experience and finding new ways to attract users have been improved by means of the use of digital innovations. Can you think of some examples?

Digital Innovations – Des innovations digitales / numériques

Web 2.0 or participative webLe web 2.0 ou web participatif
user accountune compte d’utilisateur
a blogun blog
a social networking platformune plate-forme de réseau social
user interfaceinterface d’utilisateur
self-publishing platformsplateformes d’auto-édition
like buttonsdes boutons “j’aime”
insert tags insérer des étiquettes
social bookmarkingmarque-page social, navigation sociale, partage de signets
crowdsourcingla production participative, l'externalisation ouverte
user experiencel’expérience utilisateur
a commentun commentaire
a subscriberun abonné, une abonnée
an applicationune application, une app
software widgetwidget interactif, vignette interactive, mini-logiciel

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