Technology History

  • ENIAC was invented

    ENIAC was invented
    SourceENIACENIAC was the first electronic general-purpose computer. It was Turing-complete, digital, and capable of being reprogrammed to solve "a large class of numerical problems".The ENIAC cost about $500,000 to build back in the day.
  • EDVAC was invented

    EDVAC was invented
    SourceENIAC inventors John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert proposed the EDVAC's construction in August 1944. A contract to build the new computer was signed in April 1946 with an initial budget of US$100,000. The contract named the device the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Calculator.
  • PDP-1 Was Invented

    PDP-1 Was Invented
    SourceThe precursor to the minicomputer, DEC´s PDP-1 sold for $120,000. One of 50 built, the average PDP-1 included with a cathode ray tube graphic display, needed no air conditioning and required only one operator. There had the largest telescope as well which led to the fist video game.
  • Intels 8008 processer made its debut

    Intels 8008 processer made its debut
    SourceA vast improvement over its predecessor, the 4004, its eight-bit word afforded 256 unique arrangements of ones and zeros. For the first time, a microprocessor could handle both uppercase and lowercase letters, all 10 numerals, punctuation marks, and a host of other symbols.
  • First Cell phone Invented

    First Cell phone Invented
    SourceThe first mobile phone call was made 40 years today, on April 3, 1973, by Motorola employee Martin Cooper. Using a prototype of what would become the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, the world's first commercial cell phone, Cooper stood near a 900 MHz base station on Sixth Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets, in New York City and placed a call to the headquarters of Bell Labs in New Jersey.
  • First Portable Computer

    First Portable Computer
    SourceAdam Osborne completed the first portable computer, the Osborne I, which weighed 24 pounds and cost $1,795. The price made the machine especially attractive, as it included software worth about $1,500. The machine featured a 5-inch display, 64 kilobytes of memory, a modem, and two 5 1/4-inch floppy disk drives.
  • First Mp3 player

    First Mp3 player
    SourceThe German company Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft developed MP3 technology and now licenses the patent rights to the audio compression technology - United States Patent 5,579,430 for a "digital encoding process". The inventors named on the MP3 patent are Bernhard Grill, Karl-Heinz Brandenburg,
  • Wifi Invented

    Wifi Invented
    SoureIn 1991, NCR Corporation with AT&T Corporation invented the precursor to 802.11 intended for use in cashier systems. The first wireless products were under the name WaveLAN. The 802.11 standard uses a large number of patents held by many different organizations.
  • First Bluetooth

    First Bluetooth
    SourceThe Bluetooth specification was developed as a cable replacement in 1994 by Jaap Haartsen and Sven Mattisson, who were working for Ericsson in Lund, Sweden. The specification is based on frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology.
  • PS1 was invented

    PS1 was invented
    SourceThe history of the Playstation begins in 1988 when Sony and Nintendo were working together to develop the Super Disc. The first incarnation was made in 1991, basically a concept. But in 1993 the playstation as it was known was worked on. It was launched in Japan on December 3, 1994. It launched in North America September 9, 1995 and in Europe on September 29, 1995.
  • Ipod invented

    Ipod invented
    SourceThe iPod is a line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first line was released on October 23, 2001, about 8½ months after iTunes (Macintosh version) was released.
  • Xbox invented

    Xbox invented
    SourceThe original Xbox was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market.
  • DS was invented

    DS was invented
    SourceThe Nintendo DS (ニンテンドーDS Nintendō DS?) is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device went on sale in North America on November 21, 2004. The DS, short for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen",[4] introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming
  • wii was invented

    wii was invented
    SourceThe Wii (/ˈwiː/) is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others.
  • Iphone invented

    Iphone invented
    SourceiPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It runs Apple's iOS mobile operating system.[14] The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhones, the seventh-generation iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, were introduced on September 10, 2013.