Between 1842 and 1843 Ada Lovelace translated an article by Italian military engineer Luigi Menabrea on the early computer created by Charles Babbage
first computer keyboard
It was invented by three inventors. Then in 1875 Christopher Sholes, Samuel Soule and Carlos Glidden patented it. Now days we call it the Qwerty keyboard or standard keyboard.
First hard drive
IBM ships the first hard drive in the RAMAC 305 system. The drive holds 5MB of data at $10,000 a megabyte. The system is as big as two refrigerators and uses 50 24-inch platters. (For the full story and interviews with key players.
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First computer mouse
The computer mouse as we know it today was invented and developed by Douglas Englebart during the 60's and was patented on November 17, 1970. While creating the mouse, Douglas was working at the Stanford Research Institute, a think tank sponsored by Stanford University, and originally referred to the mouse as a "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System." This mouse was first used with the Xerox Alto computer system in 1973.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies.
Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers
A laptop is a computer which is easy to carry around. Its user can fold the laptop up and be able to take it with him/her. The laptop was created mainly for this particular reason. In order to develop a easier way to carry a computer technology was taken and then scaled to smaller size.
Joel’s sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD album. It’s worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn’t a new album – it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player – the Sony CDP-101 – in Japan
The Nintendo Game Boy (Gēmu Bōi?), is an 8-bit handheld video game device developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21), in North America in August 1989 (1989-08), and in Europe on September 28, 1990 (1990-09-28). It is the first handheld console in the Game Boy line,
The data protection act introduced
Its a law passed by the British government anIt sets out rules for people who use or store data about living people and gives rights to those people whose data has been collected. The law applies to data held on computers or any sort of storage system, even paper records.The law covers personal data which are facts like your address, telephone number, e-mail address, job history etc.People who use the information are called data users. People who the data is about are called data subjects.
Google Inc. is an American multinational corporation that provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies.
Xbox live invented
Its an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation.
Skype Technologies S.A., Skype Software S.A., Skype Communications S.A., Skype Inc. and Skype Limited, are a group of companies that develop and operate the VoIP software and service Skype. Skype has its headquarters in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Wikipedia
As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users.
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees, on which users can upload, view and share videos.
xbox 360 unveiled
Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV, its sold over 70 million copys.
Over 500 million registered users as of 2012
Is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service provided by Sony Computer Entertainment.
playstation 3 released
It was first released in Japan and with international markets following shortly later.
The Wii launch was the release of Nintendo's seventh generation video game console. This successor to the Nintendo GameCube. It was the third (after the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) seventh generation console to be released in Japan and North America, but was second in Europe, being released before the PlayStation 3.
BBC iPlayer left beta and went live.
Netflix is a way of streeaming movies from the internet.
Prediction: Computers get cheaper
AS more people buy them.
Prediction: Robot brain
First computer with enough power to run like a human brain.
Prediction: Robot Servants
Robots that take care of your house for you, cleaning up, mowing the lawn, etc.