C1 - Communication

state-of-the-art technology

the best technology available

cutting-edge

extremely modern and advanced

user-friendly

easy to use

handy

clever and useful

gadget

a small, useful machine or device

technological advances

The introduction of new techniques or methods that increase output per unit of input.

game-changer

a person, an idea, or event that completely changes the way a situation develops

a quantum leap forward

a big step ahead

scientific breakthrough

a sudden and important discovery or development in science

household appliances

eg. TVs, dishwashers, hoovers

all mod cons (=all modern conveniences)

technology at home that makes jobs easier such as a washing machine, dishwasher etc.

big data

a collection of large, complex data sets, including structured and unstructured data, which cannot be analyzed using traditional database methods and tools

social media giants

eg. FB, youtube

the system goes down

the system breaks down

play up / be on the blink

stop working

a computer whizzkid

a computer expert

social media bubble

The idea that we, through our own actions as well as targeting efforts by certain internet platforms, tend to surround ourselves with like-minded people, increasingly excluding alternative points of view.

echo chamber

megerősítési torzítás" - eg. FB adverts

technophobe

a person who dislikes or avoids new technology

technophile

lover of technology

charge a phone

to put electricity into a phone, such as a battery

unplug the phone

take the phone off the electricity/charger

give sy a call

call sy

make a call

to telephone someone

landline / home phone

the phone at home

the phone's engaged/busy

sy's on the phone and you can't reach the person

missed call

#NAME?

beep/tone

the phone's voice

reception

vétel

coverage

lefedettség

signal

a sound or an action that sends a message

hang up

end a phone call

cut off

to disconnect

top up

to fill up again

run out

have none left

get through

to successfully make contact with someone (usually by telephone)

speak up

speak louder

put sy through

connect sy on the phone

log in

the process of gaining entry into a computer or network

free up

to make something available to be used

scroll down

to move down the screen

passcode

string of characters used as a password, especially to gain access to a computer or smartphone; typically numbers

broadband

A high speed connection to the internet

do the decent thing

do the right thing

don

to put on

delight

great pleasure

brisk

quick and energetic

albeit

although, even though

untenable

unbearable

ravenously

extremely hungry

wolf

eat food greedily

posh

elegant and fashionable

beyond the realms of possibility

impossible

conceive

to imagine

contactable

able to be communicated with

firm arrangement

definite agreement