• DVD Player

    Some manufacturers originally announced that DVD players would be available as early as the middle of 1996. These predictions were woefully optimistic. Delivery was initially held up for "political" reasons of copy protection demanded by movie studios, but was later delayed by lack of titles. The first players appeared in Japan in November, 1996, followed by U.S. players in March, 1997, with distribution limited to only 7 major cities for the first 6 months. Players slowly trickled in to other r
  • Ipod

    iPod is a line of portable media players created by and marketed by Apple Inc. The product line-up consists of the hard drive-based iPod classic, the touchscreen iPod touch, the compact iPod nano and the ultra-compact iPod shuffle. iPod classic models store media on an internal hard drive, while all other models use flash memory to enable their smaller size (the discontinued mini used a Microdrive miniature hard drive). As with many other digital music players, iPods can serve as external data s
  • Xbox

    The Xbox is a video game console manufactured by Microsoft. It 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. As part of the sixth-generation of gaming, the Xbox competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast (which stopped American sales before the Xbox went on sale), and Nintendo's GameCube. The Xbox was the first console offered by an American compa
  • MacBook Pro

    The MacBook Pro is a line of Macintosh portable computers introduced in January 2006 by Apple Inc., and now in its third generation. Replacing the PowerBook G4, the MacBook Pro was the second model, after the iMac, to be announced in the Apple–Intel transition. It is also the high-end model of the MacBook family and is currently produced with 13- and 15-inch screens, although a 17-inch version has been offered previously.
  • Ps3

    Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 3 (then marketed as PLAYSTATION 3[14]) to the public on May 16, 2005 at the E3 2005 conference,[15] along with a 'boomerang' shaped prototype design of the Sixaxis controller.[16] A functional version of the system was not present there,[17] nor at the Tokyo Game Show in September 2005,[18] although demonstrations (such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots[17]) were held at both events on software development kits and comparable personal computer h
  • Iphone

    Iphone 2007 The iPhone (retroactively labeled the original iPhone, iPhone 2G, or iPhone 1) was the first generation of iPhone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. and was succeeded by the iPhone 3G. It was announced on January 9, 2007[10] after months of rumors and speculation.[11]
  • Digital Camera

    Main article: History of the camera#Digital cameras
    Steven Sasson as an engineer at Eastman Kodak invented and built the first digital camera using a charge-coupled device image sensor in 1975.[2][3] He received the National Medal in Technology and Innovation for this invention in 2009
  • WIFI

    A large number of patents by many companies are used in 802.11 standard.[6] In 1992 and 1996, Australian organisation CSIRO obtained patents for a method later used in Wi-Fi to "unsmear" the signal.[7] In April 2009, 14 tech companies agreed to pay CSIRO $250 million for infringements on CSIRO patents.[8] This led to WiFi being attributed as an Australian invention,[9] though this has been the subject of some controversy.[10][11] CSIRO won a further $220 million settlement for Wi-Fi patent infri
  • Nook

    The Barnes & Noble Nook (styled "nook" or "NOOK") is a brand of electronic-book reader developed by American book retailer Barnes & Noble,[1] based on the Android platform. The original device was announced in the United States in October 2009, and was released the next month.[2] The original Nook includes both Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G wireless connectivity, a six-inch E Ink display, and a separate, smaller color touchscreen that serves as the primary input device.[3] A Wi-Fi-only model of the original
  • Ipad

    Apple re-entered the mobile-computing markets in 2007 with the iPhone. Smaller than the iPad but featuring a camera and mobile phone, it pioneered the multitouch finger-sensitive touchscreen interface of Apple's iOS mobile operating system. By late 2009, the iPad's release had been rumored for several years. Such speculation mostly talked about "Apple's tablet"; specific names included iTablet and iSlate.[27] The actual name is reportedly a homage to the Star Trek PADD, a fictional device very s