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Technology Timeline

  • Radio Created

    Radio Created
    In 1900, Reginald Fessenden made a weak transmission of voice over the airwaves. In 1901, Marconi conducted the first successful transatlantic experimental radio communications
  • First Television

    First Television
    Scottish inventor John Logie Baird employed the Nipkow disk in his prototype video systems. On 25 March 1925, Baird gave the first public demonstration of televised silhouette images in motion, at Selfridge's Department Store in London.
  • First Video Game Created

    First Video Game Created
    In 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game. It was a very simple tennis game
  • Computer Mouse Invented

    Computer Mouse Invented
    The computer mouse was invented in 1964 by Douglas C. Engelbart, he made the mouse 20 years before it was first used
  • Email Invented

    Email Invented
    Ray Tomlinson is credited with inventing email in 1972.. He picked the @ symbol from the computer keyboard to denote sending messages from one computer to another. He sent the first email to himself
  • First Cell Phone

    First Cell Phone
    The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today. On April 3, 1973, Motorola employee Martin Cooper stood in midtown Manhattan and placed a call to the headquarters of Bell Labs in New Jersey
  • First Personal Computer Created

    First Personal Computer Created
    The first personal computers, introduced in 1973, called the Xerox Alto
  • Microsoft Created

    Microsoft Created
    Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • Apple Computers Born

    Apple Computers Born
    Apple was created in a garage by Steve Jobs in 1976
  • Camcorder Invented

    Camcorder Invented
    Sony released the first consumer camcorder in 1983, the Betamovie BMC-100P
  • Floppy Disk Created

    Floppy Disk Created
    In 1984, it introduced the high density floppy disk for the PC, which could store 1.2 megabytes of data—capacious at the time
  • Internet Created

    Internet Created
    ARPANET adopted TCP/IP on January 1, 1983, and from there researchers began to assemble the “network of networks” that became the modern Internet. Later, a man named Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web
  • WiFi Created

    WiFi Created
    In 1991, NCR Corporation with AT&T Corporation invented the precursor to 802.11, intended for use in cashier systems, under the name WaveLAN.
  • Google Invented

    Google Invented
    Google was Invented in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin after being a research project for 3 years. They were PHD students at Stanford
  • Facebook Invented

    Facebook Invented
    The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.