Timeline on Tech History Bernice Peralta 9B

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  • Charles Babbage Plans His Difference Engine

    Charles Babbage Plans His Difference Engine
    Source Babbage is called the "Godfather of Computing". He started to plan for the invention of a difference engine in 1822 (although no definite date is specified). In the mid 1800s the British empire ran on tables (especially for navigation), and with his computer called the "difference engine", he could help to eliminate mistakes.
  • Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine

    Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine
    Source During the year 1834 (no definite date is specified), Babbage started to plan on making the Analytical Engine which was a machine that could asses mathematical formulas and use punch cards. In fact, its concepts have been used to create the modern digital computer (it was also far superior to Babbage's previous machine, the Difference Engine).
  • Alan Turing and the Turing Machine

    Alan Turing and the Turing Machine
    Source During 1936 (no definite date is specified), Alan Turing had an idea that stated that automatic computation is not able to get the answers to every single mathematical problem. This idea is called the Turing Machine, and it is also said to be the foundation of the present-day princicples of computation.
  • Flowers Offers His Idea About the Colossus

    Flowers Offers His Idea About the Colossus
    Source Flowers talked about his idea to use more than 1800 valves (vacuum tubes) to make an electronic system that could decipher codes used by the Germans during World War II in the February of 1943 (no definite date is specified). The Bletchley Park Management did not accept his idea, so Flowers decided to make it without their help. In fact, most of the funds of the project were from Flowers himself.
  • Tommy Flowers and the Colossus

    Tommy Flowers and the Colossus
    Source Tommy Flowers unveiled his new computer called the "Colossus". It consisted of plenty of valves and was created to crack 'Tunny', the code that Hitler and his generals utilized. The code was more complex than that of the Enigma, and Tommy wanted to make a computer that could help to crack the code. The Colossus was the first programmable electronic computer.
  • Microwave Oven

    Microwave Oven
    Source The microwave oven was invented by Dr. Percy Spencer in Waltham, Massachusetts in the year 1946 (no definite date is specified). He was an employee of the Raytheon Company.
  • Laser Printer

    Laser Printer
    Second SourceFirst Source Gary Starkweather invented the laser printer in the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in Palo Alto, California. It was invented in the year 1969 (no definite date is specified).
  • Digital Camera

    Digital Camera
    First Source Second Source The digital camera was made by Steven Sasson in December 1975 (although no definite date is specified). It was created in Rochester, New York.
  • Google

    Google
    Source Larry Page and Sergey Brin invented the search engine Google in Palo Alto, California, and the website was registered on September 15, 1997. At first it was only available for Stanford students, but then it became accessible to the public.
  • Kevin Warwick - Cyborg and Professor of Cybernetics

    Kevin Warwick - Cyborg and Professor of Cybernetics
    Source The first stage of the research for Project Cyborg began on 24 May 1998. Project Cyborg was the group of tests that were conducted so that a chip could be put into Warwick's arm. This is because he wanted to become a cyborg. A cyborg is a cybernetic organism (it is part machine and part human).
  • Apple's iPod

    Apple's iPod
    Source Apple Inc. introduced the iPod on October 23rd, 2001, and the iPod was made in Cupertino, California. Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Inc., hired a special group of people to make the iPod. This group included Jon Rubistein, Jonathan Ive, Tony Fadell, Michael Dhuey, and Steve Jobs himself.
  • GMail

    GMail
    Source The initial release of GMail was on March 21, 2004. GMail was invented by Paul Buchheit in Mountain View, California.
  • Nintendo DS

    Nintendo DS
    Source The Nintendo DS was invented by a group of people from Konami Corp. It was invented in Kyoto, Japan. It was released in North America on November 21, 2004.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    First Source Second Source YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. It was launched on February 15, 2005. YouTube's early headquarters were in San Mateo, California.
  • Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo Wii
    Source The Nintendo Wii was invented by a group of people from Konami Corp. It was invented in Kyoto, Japan. The idea for the Nintendo Wii arised in 2001, but it was in 2003 when a group of people was gathered to start the production of the Nintendo Wii. It was released in September 14, 2006.
  • Apple's iPhone

    Apple's iPhone
    Source A group of engineers from Apple Inc. built the iPhone, but John Casey and Steve Jobs both came up with the idea of the iPhone. The iPhone was introduced in the Macworld Convention on January 9, 2007. The iPhone was designed in Cupertino, California.
  • Tumblr

    Tumblr
    First Source Second Source Tumblr was founded in New York City by David Karp, and his lead developer was Marco Arment. It was launched on February 19, 2007.
  • Apple's Macbook Air

    Apple's Macbook Air
    Source Apple Inc. introduced the Macbook Air on January 15, 2008, and it was made in Cupertino, California. The inventors of the MacBook Air include Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, and Douglas B. Satzger.
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    Cracking the Enigma Codes with the British Bombe

    Source Alan Turing was able to crack Enigma codes from the Germans. He made plans for a new machine called the British Bombe (no definite date is specified). The Bombe was intended for cracking any Enigma-enciphered message (but the hardware of the Enigma should be known and a plain-text 'crib' of about 20 letters should be able to be estimated correctly).
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    Construction of the Colossus

    Source From early Februay of 1943 to December 1943 (no definite date is specified), Tommy Flowers constructed his computer called the Colossus. He was able to build it in about 11 months.