home computer


Definition of home computer

: a personal computer used in the home

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People fretted again with the advent of the radio, the TV, and home computers. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "Reader, I Googled It," 26 Aug. 2019 One of Jose’s relatives found a reference to a will on Jose’s home computer but did not know how to gain access to the document. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, "30 Years After the Menendez Brothers Murders, Read PEOPLE's 1990 Cover Story," 20 Aug. 2019 And that proportion has only shrunk in recent decades, perhaps in part due to marketing for home computers that increasingly targeted men and boys. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Why TIME's 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley's Future," 7 Aug. 2019 Computer hack: Whisper Bluff Trail A resident reported that their home computer was hacked by a person their son was conversing with on an app known as House Party. Brian Lisik, cleveland.com, "Thief tries to open fake credit card accounts: Hinckley Township Police Blotter," 5 Aug. 2019 Audiences responded, and the game, available for the Xbox One, home computers and Nintendo Switch, has sold more than 4 million copies globally since its 2017 release. Todd Martens, latimes.com, "‘Cuphead,’ the excruciatingly difficult video game, is coming to Netflix as a TV show," 9 July 2019 With 84% of Americans having home computers and 77% owning smartphones, according to the Pew Research Center, the need to protect our digital lives is constant – and evolving. Cynthia Blahnik, Detroit Free Press, "Wanted: More Michiganders to explore new frontier of cybersecurity careers," 14 June 2019 Terri Hutchins’ inspiration for a career change came when a menacing digital virus hijacked her home computer. Cynthia Blahnik, Detroit Free Press, "Wanted: More Michiganders to explore new frontier of cybersecurity careers," 14 June 2019 Gone are the days of anonymously mining bitcoin on your home computer. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Bitcoin's Climate Impact Is Global. The Cures Are Local.," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of home computer

1955, in the meaning defined above

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