Glossary: U

UART
Acronym for Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter.
UBI
Abbreviation for Usage Based Insurance.
UX
Short for User Experience (Design).
Ubiquitous Computing
The concept of embedding microprocessors in everyday things so they can communicate information continuously. 
Unikernel
Specialized machine images created using library operating systems to run a specific application. 
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
A microchip controlling a computer's interface to serial devices, converting the bytes it receives from the computer along parallel circuits into a single serial bit stream. 
Usage Based Insurance
Also known as pay as you drive (PAYD), UBI bases the insurance rate on pre-defined variables including distance, behavior, time and place. 
User Experience Design
The process of producing user interfaces (UI's) to products that maximize usability and satisfaction. 

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