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2000 - 2010 Computer History

  • First Camera Phone

    First Camera Phone
    Sony-built J-Phone J-SH04 Japan's SoftBank introduces the first camera phone, the J-Phone J-SH04; a Sharp-manufactured digital phone with integrated camera. To date, camera phones have replaced most camera purchases for the average individual - why buy another product when the one in your phone out performs the need of the general population?
  • DARPA's Centibots Project

    DARPA's Centibots Project
    The Centibots project, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), built fully independent robots that worked together to reduce risk to human individuals who needed to go into dangerous areas. These robots could map the area and look for specific objects. Say a bomb for example…
  • The launch of Gmail

    The launch of Gmail
    Gmail launched on April 1, 2004 - with a much larger storage space than many of its competitors. Many people thought the launch was an April Fool's Day joke, however now this particular email option is one of the most prevalent in the world.
  • Hadoop

    According to its co-founders, Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella, the genesis of Hadoop was the Google File System paper that was published in October 2003. Google built Hadoop as an open source software to extract search results from data found on the web. It was used by many large corporations like Google, Yahoo, American Airlines, IBM and Twitter. With Hadoop different types of data could be seamlessly integrated and Hadoop could redirect work to another system if a node failed in the cluster.
  • The Beginning of Bitcoin

    The Beginning of Bitcoin
    A person under the fake name of Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the Internet currency bitcoin on January 3, 2009. Bitcoin’s story reflects the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi), the emergence of blockchain technology, and countless innovations that are changing how investors think of commerce as well as what the future of crypto might hold.