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1990-2000 Computer Technology

  • IBM 9345 Hard Drive Disk

    IBM 9345 Hard Drive Disk
    Developed by the IBM company in San Jose, California, the IBM was codenamed "Sawmill." It was the first hard disk drive to use magneto-resistive heads. Magneto-resistive heads gave the 9345 an advantage over its competitors, as the bits could be stored more densely. Its main use is for memory and storage.
  • JPEG Standards were Finalized

    JPEG Standards were Finalized
    The JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group) is a group of international organizations to create standards of digital imaging. In 1992, they set the rules for photo quality and file sizing for JPEG or .jpg formats.
    The photo is an example of a JPEG file photo because it is not an actual physical invention.
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Entertainment Software Rating Board
    The ESPR is a governmental rating system for early childhood to adult only games. These ratings are a guideline for parents and consumers, similar to those given to films. There was no clear inventor of the ESRB as it was made by several of the largest game providers.
  • Sony Vaio Series

    Sony Vaio Series
    The Vaio computers were a new entry to the global computer market. The VAIO line of computers would be best known for laptops designed with communications and audio-video capabilities at the forefront, including innovative designs that incorporated TV and radio tuners, web cameras, and handwriting recognition. The line was discontinued in 2014. The computers were created by the company Sony.
  • GeForce 256

    GeForce 256
    A company called Nvidia released the first consumer GPU (graphics processing unit). The GeForce 256 was designed to relieve the pressure on the central processing unit (CPU) by handling graphics calculations, while the CPU processed non-graphics intensive tasks.