Deutsch: Regenschirm / Español: Paraguas / Português: Guarda-chuva / Français: Parapluie / Italiano: Ombrello
Umbrellas and parasols are primarily hand-held portable devices designed to shield an individual from sun or rain, and are sized for personal use. Today, larger parasols are often used as fixed or semi-fixed devices, used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture, or as points of shade on a sunny beach. The collapsible/folding umbrella, the direct predecessor to the modern umbrella, originated in China.
In the industrial/industry context, UFO typically refers to "Unidentified Flying Object", which is an object in the air or outer space that cannot be identified by the observer. However, as UFOs are not typically associated with any particular industry, it is difficult to provide examples of UFOs in an industrial context.
Deutsch: Universal Serial Bus / Español: Universal Serial Bus / Português: Universal Serial Bus / Français: Universal Serial Bus / Italiano: Universal Serial Bus
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.
USB was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals (including keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters) to personal computers, both to communicate and to supply electric power. It has become commonplace on other devices, such as smartphones, PDAs and video game consoles. USB has effectively replaced a variety of earlier interfaces, such as serial and parallel ports, as well as separate power chargers for portable devices.