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Technology Advances

  • First touch-screen device

    First touch-screen device
    The first finger-driven touchscreen to have been invented by E.A. Johnson at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern, United Kingdom.
  • Mobile Phone

    Mobile Phone
    Martin Cooper invented the first cell phone that didn't have to be built into a vehicle.
  • Wifi

    NCR Corporation with AT&T Corporation invented the precursor to 802.11, intended for use in cashier systems.
  • First smartphone

    First smartphone
    The first smartphone was invented by IBM.
  • Text messaging

    Text messaging
    Neil Papworth sent the first text message which said "Merry Christmans" over the Vodafone nextwork to Richard Jarvis' phone.
  • The internet

    The internet
    Though the internet was in developmental stages from as early as 1958, it became open to the public in 1992. It was not invented by one person, but rather by a few experts over many years.
  • First bluetooth

    First bluetooth
    A group of engineers at Ericsson, a Swedish company, invented a wireless communication technology, later called Bluetooth.
  • Myspace

    myscpace was one of the first social media websites invented by Tom Andersonand Chris DeWolfe
  • First smart

    First smart
    In 2012, many companies have created a smart TV that can have access to the web, apps, movie and photos.