Computers through the Ages

  • First Computer

    First Computer
    The Difference engine was a mechanical computer. It was developed by Charles Babbage. to make calculations.
  • First 3D film released

    First 3D film released
    The earliest confirmed 3D film shown to an out-of-house audience was The Power of Love, which premiered at the Ambassador Hotel Theater in Los Angeles on 27 September 1922.
  • First 3D TV

    First 3D TV
  • First Electronic Computer

    First Electronic Computer
    The world's first elecronic computer, the Colossus, was developed for the British codebrealers in WWII in order to help the cryptanalysis of the Lorenz cipher. It was invented by Tommy Flowers.
  • First Mouse

    First Mouse
    The first computer was developed by Douglas Engelbart and Bill English ans was used for the first time with the Xerox Alto system in 1973. It wasn't very successful so the first widely used mouse is credited to being the mouse found on the Apple Lisa computer.
  • Internet Launched

    Internet Launched
    THe internet was launched by Tim Berners-Lee
  • First email sent

    First email sent
    It was sent by Ray Tomlinson as a test message, It wasn't documented and most likely was "QWERTYUIOP".
  • First Games console

    First Games console
    The Magnavox Odyssey was the world's first commercial home video game console. It was first demonstrated in April 1972[1] and released in August of that year, predating the Atari Pong home consoles by three years
  • Aardman founded

    Aardman founded
    Aardman Animations, Ltd., also known as Aardman Studios, or simply as Aardman, is a British animation studio based in Bristol, United Kingdom. The studio is known for films made using stop-motion clay animation techniques.
  • First Feature-length CGI film

    First Feature-length CGI film
    Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated film and the first theatrical film produced by Pixar.
  • Netflix Launched

    Netflix Launched
  • Google launched

    Google launched
    Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in a garage.
    while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University.
  • Data Protection Act came into force

    Data Protection Act came into force
  • First online game service

    First online game service
    XBOX live was the first online game service.
  • HDMI Introduced

    HDMI Introduced
    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. (wikipedia)
  • LinkedIn launched

    LinkedIn launched
    LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service.
  • Mysoace launched

    Mysoace launched
    Myspace is a social networking service with a strong music emphasis owned by Specific Media LLC and Justin Timberlake. It was founded on August 1, 2003
  • Facebook Launched

    Facebook Launched
    Facebook was launched by Mark Zuckerberg in an attempt to rehabilitate his image after the www.facemash.com controvosy. It was launched in his college dorm room at Harvard along with his fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
    It was met with a legal challenge by brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as they said that Zuckerberg stole the website. Saverin, one of the founders also challenged Zuckerberg legally after his shares were diluted.
  • Flickr Launched

    Flickr Launched
  • YouTube Launched

    YouTube Launched
  • Twitter Launched

    Twitter Launched
    Work on the project stsrted on March 21st 2006 when Jack Dorsey sent the first Twitter message at 9:50 PM Pacific Standard Time: "just setting up my twttr"
  • tumblr. Launched

    tumblr. Launched
  • Pintrest launched

    Pintrest launched
  • Snapchat Launched

    Snapchat Launched
    Snapchat is a photo messaging application developed by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, then Stanford University students.
  • Instagram bought by Facebook

    Instagram bought by Facebook
    Facebook paid $1,000,000,000 (£629) and stock to takeover Facebook
  • Facebook reaches 1 billion users

    Facebook reaches 1 billion users
    Facebook reached 1 billion people who are "actively" using the social network every month in October 2012.
  • Vine introduced

    Vine introduced
    Vine is a short video sharing service that was aquired by twitter in October 2012
  • Windows XP Support Ended

    Windows XP Support Ended
    Windows XP is a personal computer operating system produced by Microsoft. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and released for retail sale on October 25, 2001. Support for XP ended on 8th April 2014 making it now obsolete.
  • Right to be forgotten ruling

    Right to be forgotten ruling
    As of 21 August 2014, Google has received over 30 million deletion requests, mostly due to copyright violations and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • First 5K Computer Screen

    First 5K Computer Screen
    iMac 27inches. Costs £1999
  • Anonymous leak 13k PSN and XBOX Live users' details

    Anonymous leak 13k PSN and XBOX Live users' details
    A gang of internet hackers claims it has leaked personal details of more than 13,000 users of PlayStation, Xbox and sites including Amazon in what appears to be the latest high-profile breach of internet security in recent weeks.
  • Ambulace Drone Introduced

    Ambulace Drone Introduced
    The ambulance drone is a drone with a built in defibrillator that was developed by student Alec Momont. It reduces the response time to around 2 minutes bringing possible survival rates to around 80%. It can reach around 60mph (100 km/h)
  • Fast Charging (under 1 minute)

    Fast Charging (under 1 minute)
    An Israeli start-up company has introduced a charging dock and battery that takes around two minutes to charge fully. It cannot however be retrofitted to other phones as the 40amps of power would probably set fire to the phone.
  • Smart Window introduced

    Smart Window introduced
    annunced CES 2012