It's all geek to me: Brits more baffled by tech jargon than foreign languages

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Algorithm, Beta, Cache? It's more tricky than Mandarin apparently...

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A neurological study commissioned by Geek Squad, the technology support partner of Carphone Warehouse, has discovered that the human brain finds tech jargon more confusing than foreign languages like Mandarin, French and Russian.

Although we're able to understand basic words and phrases in foreign languages, tech jargon like 'megabyte' and 'reboot' quickly confuses the average Brit.

According to the study, women are the natural tech linguists of the two sexes, while men consistently struggled to grasp computer-based terminology. In fact, men's brains pumped out 138% more negative emotion and 80% more sweat when asked about "vlogging", "plug-in" and "OS" in comparison to women!

In response to the study, Geek Squad will be banishing the top ten most confusing terms in an effort to, errr, break through the language barrier.

If you're intrigued to discover what these ten tricky terms are, just look below...

1. Algorithm (A step-by-step procedure for calculations and computer commands)

2. Beta (A "test" version - not the final released version of a piece of software or product)

3. Cache (A memory that is used for active applications on your computer)

4. Phablet (A computing device with a screen size between five and seven inches long)

5. Vlogging (Video blogging)

6. Phishing (The fraudulent practice of sending e-mails pretending to be from legitimate companies in order to disocver your personal or private data)

7. ISP (abbreviation for internert service provider)

8. Trojan (A programme that appears to be honky dory but actually contains viruses, 'worms' and malware that can infect your computer and damage your saved items)

9. Geo-tagging (Adding a location to a photo, video, or tweet to identify where the content was posted)

10. Back-end (This normally means the admin area of a site where you can change various settings)

Now you'll definitely win at Mastermind!

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