Significant Inventions in Computer Technology 2000-2009

  • USB Flash Drive

    USB Flash Drive
    A data storage device that is typically removable and rewritable. Common uses of USB flash drives are storage, supplementary back-ups, and transferring of computer files. It impacted our lives by making floppy disks and CDs obsolete. The inventor of the USB flash drive has not been settled and multiple claims exist.
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    Significant Inventions in Computer Technology

  • Microsoft Windows XP

    Microsoft Windows XP
    Upon its release, Windows XP received critical acclaim, noting increased performance and stability, a more intuitive user interface, improved hardware support, and expanded multimedia capabilities.
  • Gmail

    At its launch in 2004, Gmail provided a storage capacity of one gigabyte per user, which was significantly higher than its competitors offered at the time. Today, the service comes with 15 gigabytes of storage. The idea for Gmail was developed by Paul Buchheit several years before it was announced to the public.
  • Twitter

    Twitter is an online social media and social networking service. It was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. They called it a social network, they called it microblogging, but it was hard to define, because it didn't replace anything. Twitter is in a class all its own these days.
  • Android

    T-Mobile launched the G1 (HTC Dream), the first smartphone to use Google's new operating system for mobile devices, Android version 1.0.