Computers through the ages

Timeline created by mollygeehan12
  • 1822 - First Computer

    Charles Babbage created the first computer on the 14th of June 1822. He called it the 'Difference Engine.'
  • 1953 - First Electronic Computer

    1953 - First Electronic Computer
    Tom Kilburn, Richard Grimsdale and Douglas Webb, demonstrated a prototype transistorized computer on November 16, 1953. The 48-bit machine used 92 point-contact transistors and 550 diodes
  • 1963 - First Mouse

    1963 - First Mouse
    Made by Douglas Engelbart wiht help from Bill English. Today, the mouse is now found and used on every computer.
  • 1969/ 1973

    1969/ 1973
    Unlike technologies such as the light bulb or the telephone, the Internet has no single “inventor.” Instead, it has evolved over time. The Internet got its start in the United States more than 50 years ago as a government weapon in the Cold War. For years, scientists and researchers used it to communicate and share data with one another. Today, we use the Internet for almost everything, and for many people it would be impossible to imagine life without it.
  • 1977 - First Email

    1977 -  First Email
    Ray Tomlinson was the first person to send the first email. The message said, 'QWERTYUIOP.'
  • Amazon launched

    Amazon launched
    Amazon.com, is an American electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based company in the United States. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Fire table
  • MSN Invented

    MSN Invented
    MSN (originally The Microsoft Network; stylized as msn) is a collection of Internet websites and services provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Network debuted as an online service and internet service provider on August 24, 1995, to coincide with the release of the Windows 95 operating system.
    The range of services offered by MSN has changed since its initial release in 1995. MSN was once a simple online service for Windows 95, an early experiment at interactive multimedia content on the Web.
  • Netflix launched

    Netflix launched
    Netflix, Inc. is a provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in all of North America (except Cuba), South America and parts of Europe (Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and Germany), and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs are sent via Permit Reply Mail. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
  • Google

    Google
    Larry Page and Sergey Brin created google. They came up with the simple design that the headquaters said it was uncluttered and efficient
  • Zombo.com

    Zombo.com is a single-serving site that was created in 1999 when Flash animation was a new technology. The site parodies Flash introductory web pages that play while the rest of a site's content loads. Zombo took the concept to a humorous extreme, consisting of one long introductory page that never leads to any content.
    The website has remained largely unchanged since it was created.
  • iTunes launched

    iTunes launched
    iTunes is a media player, media library, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video on personal computers running the OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The iTunes Store is also available on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad.
    Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and movie rentals in some countries.
  • MySpace Invented

    MySpace Invented
    Myspace (stylized as myspace, previously stylized as MySpace and is a social networking service with a strong music emphasis owned by Specific Media LLC and Justin Timberlake.[6] Myspace was launched in July 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. In April 2014, Myspace had 1 million unique U.S. visitors.
  • Flikr launched

    Flikr launched
    Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.
  • 2004 - Facebook Launched

    2004 - Facebook Launched
    Created by Mark Zuckerberg. With help from his college friends Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. He has made millions of dollars through making this website.
  • Youtube launched

    Youtube launched
    Founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and has been owned by Google since late 2006. The site allows users to upload, view, and share videos, and it makes use of Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos
  • Twitter launched

    Twitter launched
    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets"
    Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS, or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.
    Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and by July 2006 the
  • Wii launched

    Wii launched
    The Wii launch was the release of Nintendo's seventh generation video game console. This successor to the Nintendo GameCube was released in most territories in November and December 2006. It was the third (after the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) seventh generation console to be released in Japan and North America, but was second in Europe, being released before the PlayStation 3.
  • BlinkBox launched

    BlinkBox launched
    Blinkbox (stylized as blinkbox) is a UK-based transactional (purchase and rental) video-on-demand (VoD) service available on Macintosh and Microsoft Windows computers, games consoles, tablet computers and Smart TVs. Content is generally streamed, with downloading currently possible on Windows PC/laptops. The blinkbox brand has been extended to companion services offering digital music and books.
    The company was co-founded in 2006 by Michael Comish (he was Blinkbox's chief executive officer u.
  • ooVoo Invented

    ooVoo Invented
    ooVoo is a video chat and instant messaging client developed by ooVoo LLC for Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and Facebook. It was released in 2007, and is similar in some respects to Microsoft's Skype.
  • Tumblr Invented

    Tumblr Invented
    Tumblr (stylized in its logo as tumblr.) is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website's features are accessed from the "dashboard" interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear. As of January 1, 2015, Tumblr hosts over 216
  • iPhone launched

    iPhone launched
    iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It runs Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone models are the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were unveiled at a special event on September 9, 2014.
  • Whatsapp launched

    Whatsapp launched
    WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones and selected feature phones that uses the Internet for communication. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages as well as their location using integrated mapping features.
    WhatsApp Inc. was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo! The company is based in Mountain View, California and employs.
  • The iPad

    The iPad
    iPad an iOS-based line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models, the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, were revealed on October 16, 2014. The creator was Steve Jobs.
  • Instagram launched

    Instagram launched
    Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. Users can also apply digital filters to their images.
  • Kik launched

    Kik launched
    Kik Messenger is an instant messaging application for mobile devices. The app is available on most iOS, Android, and Windows Phone operating systems free of charge.[1] Kik Messenger is modeled after BlackBerry's Messenger. Kik uses a smartphone's data plan or Wi-Fi to transmit and receive messages. Kik also allows users to share photos, sketches, mobile webpages, and other content. Kik Messenger requires users to register a username.
  • Google+ Invented

    Google+  Invented
    Google+ (or Google Plus) is a social networking and identity servic that is owned and operated by Google Inc. Google has described Google+ as a "social layer" that enhances many of its online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website, but also an authorship tool that associates web-content directly with its owner/author. It is the fifth-largest social networking site. 540 million monthly active users are part of the Identity service site.
  • Snapchat launched

    Snapchat launched
    Snapchat was started by Brown and Spiegel as a project for one of Spiegel's classes at Stanford University, where Spiegel was a product design major. Beginning under the name "Picaboo," the two later brought Murphy into the project to code the application. When Spiegel floated the idea in April 2011 in front of the product design class for his final project, classmates balked at the idea of the impermanent photos. Snapchat first launched in July 2011 under the name Picaboo in Spiegel's father
  • Vine launched

    Vine launched
    The company was acquired by Twitter in October 2012 for a reported $30 million. Vine officially launched on January 24, 2013 as a free app for iOS devices. On June 2, 2013, an Android version was released.
  • Instagrammers Losing Followers

    Instagrammers Losing Followers
    Rhianna lost 1.2 million followers on her Instagram account and Kim Kardashian lost 1.3 million. The reason they lost these followers are because the people who work at Instagram found out that most of these account were spam accounts. They then deleted these which made Rhianna's and Kim's followers list fall. There is now an app that you can download which can gain you followers but these are all spam accounts too.
  • New Health Trackers Aim to Prevent Emergencies

    New health trackers aim to prevent health crises before they happen, and warn people as soon as they do.
    From sensors that aim to halt asthma in its tracks, to home monitors that warn the family when grandma is in trouble, several new trackers on display at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show are going far beyond older medical alert systems.
  • Samsung 360 degree speakers

    Samsung 360 degree speakers
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    ◾Gorgeous, conical design
    ◾Full 360-degree sound eliminates the need for a sweet spot Against
    ◾Companion app's abilities unclear at this time
    ◾Details about the subwoofer, price missing Samsung has long focused on design. So it doesn't surprise me to see Samsung launch a series of stylish speakers with a look, and a technology, heretofore unseen. Called the Samsung Omni Directional Experience, there are three versions currently planned, including the WAM7500.
  • A piece of jewelery that can display photos from your phone.

    A piece of jewelery that can display photos from your phone.
    Designer Judy Tomlinson models her creation Zazzi - the rectangular screen can be turned into a necklace pendant, bracelet or ring. The screen is made of e-paper and while the display is a rather basic black and white it can display photos taken with the wearer's smartphone