Technology of 2000-2010

By HappyB
  • USB Thumbdrive

    USB Thumbdrive
    The year: 2000
    The invention: UBS Thumbdrive
    The inventor (or Original company): Amir Ban, Dov Moran, and Oron Ogdan of M-Systems.
    The USB thumbdrive was a way to save things in a small package. It made it easy for people to carry around computer files and work on their files on any computer, like a library or at school.
  • Microsoft Windows XP

    Microsoft Windows XP
    The year: 2001
    The invention: Microsoft Windows XP
    The inventor (or Original company): Microsoft
    This was an advancement to the modern features of windows that are still in use today. It was a big improvement to the user interface and made using a computer be more user friendly.
  • YouTube

    The year: 2005
    The invention: YouTube
    The inventor (or Original company): Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim
    This allowed people to share and watch videos online. It became wildly popular and dramatically changed how people use the internet. It is used for a wide variety of purposes, not limited to entertainment, like education.
  • Wii

    The year: 2006
    The invention: Nintendo Wii
    The inventor (or Original company): Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda of Nintendo
    The Wii had several advancements. It had wireless motion-sensing remotes that allowed players to interact with video games in a new way. It was also the first Nintendo system that was fully able to connect to the internet.
  • Kindle

    The year: 2007
    The invention: Kindle
    The inventor (or Original company): Amazon under the direction of Jeff Bezos.
    The kindle was a basic tablet designed just for reading ebooks. It let people carry a whole library with them in a lightweight, easy to read package.