Computer and Internet History

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In History
  • Invention of the Transistor

    Invention of the Transistor
    A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. On 23 December 1947 the first transistor was successfully demonstrated at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey U.S.A. Bell Labs is the research arm of American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T). The three individuals credited with the invention of the transistor were William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain.
  • First Computer Game - Spacewar!

    First Computer Game - Spacewar!
    Spacewar was developed by Steve Russell as a space combat video game. The “needle” and “the wedge” are two spaceships featured in the game which control by players with limited ship weaponry and fuel for manoeuvring. The ships remain in motion even when the player is not accelerating. Both are engaged in a dogfight whilst manoeuvring in the gravity well of a star. Ships were destroyed if they collided with a torpedo, the star or each other.

    The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was the first wide-area packet-switching network with distributed control and one of the first networks to implement the TCP/IP protocol suite. Both technologies became the technical foundation of the Internet. ARPANET, which established the first host-to-host network connection on 29 October 1969.
  • First Mouse

    First Mouse
    A computer mouse is a hand-held pointing device that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface. This motion is typically translated into the motion of a pointer on a display, which allows a smooth control of the graphical user interface of a computer. On 17 November 1970, Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute (now Sri International) had been credited as the inventor of the computer mouse.
  • Apple 1 Release

    Apple 1 Release
    Apple Computer Company was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne as a business partnership. Apple-1, is a desktop computer was released on 11 April 1976 by Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc) and was sold as a motherboard with CPU, RAM and basic textual-video chips for USS666.66.
  • The Invention of Windows

    The Invention of Windows
    Windows 1.0 was released on 20 November 1985 .Windows components include terminal and write, reversi, paint, notepad, control panel, cardfile, clock, clipboard view, calendar and calculator. Windows are tiled and does not allow overlapping windows. Windows only allowed modal dialog boxes to appear over other windows. Microsoft sold as included Windows Development libraries with the C development environment, which included numerous windows samples.
  • The Founding of Google

    The Founding of Google
    Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specialises in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 4 September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California and incorporated Google as a California privately held company.
  • The founding of Facebook

    The founding of Facebook
    Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc. On 4 February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched “Facebook”.
  • The First iPhone

    The First iPhone
    The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. that use Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The first iphone was released to the public on the 29 June 2007.
  • Facebook reaches 500 million users

    Facebook reaches 500 million users
    In 21 July 2010 Facebook the world’s largest social networking site announced it has hit a widely anticipated milestone, signing up its 500 millionth user. Mark Zuckerberg said he “could have never imagined all of the ways people would use Facebook when we were getting started 6 years ago” Zuckerberg thanked Facebook users and told them “you really have created a worldwide movement”. Half use the site every day for an average of 34 minutes and 150 million users access the site by mobile phone.