[ UK /dˈɒŋɡə‍l/ ]
  1. (computer science) an electronic device that must be attached to a computer in order for it to use protected software
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  • If you can get the 3 dongles on to HSPDA the speed is great. Cheeseburger Gothic » So, fast internet in outer Wherethefuckistan?
  • The controllers come in both corded and cordless versions, the latter having a USB dongle to connect to, and featuring switches for vibration control and power on the back of the unit (both to save power).
  • And as long as the dongle and adapter remain within 30 feet of each other, you're good for 32-bit True Color HD video at up to 1080p on your TV and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound audio.
  • I'm kinda hard-pressed to imagine a scenario where my HDD is vulnerable to theft or instrusion and not likely to be stored with the dongle that's required to make it work (i.e., laptop-bag snatches will only be foiled you if you don't carry the key in the bag, and after you've left the key at home once or twice on a cross-continent trip, how likely are you to carry them together? Boing Boing: January 26, 2003 - February 1, 2003 Archives
  • Features a 1600 dpi resolution, anti-interference technology (works up to 10 meters away), and a mini dongle that can be stored inside the mouse. Latest Headlines
  • A dongle is a piece of hardware that plugs into a computer and verifies that you did in fact purchase this five thousand dollar software package. Kludge Proof
  • | Reply you got it wrong … the USB dongle is for people that dont have wireless routers already, and can just plug that dongle into their PC, which will shoot the wireless to the console wirelessly. EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - A nice breakdown of all Wii know
  • Through an associated software utility, the disk is formatted and can be only unlocked when the security dongle is used.
  • Once you plug in the Wii MotionPlus dongle, the title auto-recognizes it and takes advantage of its added precision. IGN Complete
  • (As an alternative, you can connect a non-carrier netbook to 3G by using a so-called dongle that plugs into, and dangles from, a USB port.) Dueling netbooks: AT&T vs. Verizon
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