How 7 strange tech terms got their names

You use words like "Bluetooth," "wiki" and "Wi-Fi" all the time, but do you know how those things actually got their names? You might be surprised to find out.
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Tech terms can be funny things. Think about it: What does "Bluetooth" actually mean? Why do we call a piece of code that tracks us a "cookie"? And what for the love of GOOG is a "wiki"?

So where did some of the strangest sounding tech terms come from, and how did they get their unusual names? Grab yourself a cookie -- the sugar- and flour-made kind, that is -- and let's seek out some answers.

The slideshow is based on the ITworld article "The true stories behind tech's strangest terms."

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