The History of the Computer

  • The first computer (Charles Babbage)

    Charles Babbage proposes building computer
  • first concealed camera

    1871–1880 – First concealed cameras and hidden cameras disguised as pocket watches, hats, or other objects.
  • first projector (Woodvile Latham)

    On this day in 1895, Woodville Latham and his sons, Otway and Gray, demonstrate their “Panopticon,” the first movie projector developed in the United States.
  • first keyboard

    A few key technological developments created the transition of the typewriter into the computer keyboard. The teletype machine, introduced in the 1930s, combined the technology of the typewriter.
  • first electronic functional computer (Konrad Zuse)

    Konrad Zuse in his parents living room in 1936 to 1938 and is considered to be the first electro-mechanical programmable modern computer and really the first functional computer.
  • The first vdeo game (William Higinbotham)

    William Higinbotham created the first video game ever in 1958. His game, called "Tennis for Two," was created and played on a Brookhaven National Laboratory oscilloscope
  • The First Mini Computer

    In 1960, Digital Equipment Corporation released its first of many PDP computers the PDP-1.
  • The first mouse (Douglas Engelbart)

    In 1964, the first prototype computer mouse was made to use with a graphical user interface, 'windows'. Engelbart received a patent for the wooden shell with two metal wheels.
  • First Printer

    The Laser Printer was invented at Xerox in 1969. The earliest model was based on the company’s own xerographic copiers and was modified according to the requirements of a printer.
  • The first Email (Dick Watson)

    Dick Watson proposed a form of email in July 1971
  • First Digital Camera (Steve Sasson)

    It was a camera that didn’t use any film to capture still images. It took 23 seconds to record the digitized image to the cassette. The image was viewed by removing the cassette from the camera and placing it in a custom playback device. This playback device in
  • First Apple Computer (Steve Wozniak)

    Steve Wozniak designed the first Apple known as the Apple I computer in 1976.
  • First laptop/ Portable computer (Adam Osborne)

    The first truly portable computer or laptop is considered to be The Osborne I, which was released on April 1981 and developed by Adam Osborne. The Osborne I weighed 24.5 pounds, had a 5-inch display, 64 KB of memory, two 5 1/4" floppy drives, ran the CP/M 2.2 operating system, included a modem, and cost US £140.
  • first playstation

    In 1991, Sony used a modified version of the Super Disk as part of their new game console - the Sony Playstation. Research and development for the PlayStation had began in 1990, headed by Sony engineer, Ken Kutaragi.
  • Microsoft Xbox

    The first was the acquisition of games developers Bungie, securing a launch title called Halo: Combat Evolved – a game that would become synonymous with the Xbox. The second was the arrival, a year on from Xbox, of Xbox Live – a service that took the increasingly popular world of online gaming that had been flourishing on PC, and brought it to the US console.
  • LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking.
    110,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors.
  • My Space

    Myspace was founded in 2003 and was acquired by News Corporation in July 2005 for $580 million. From 2005 until early 2008, Myspace was the most visited social networking site in the world, and in June 2006 surpassed Google as the most visited website in the United States.
    70,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors
  • Android (Andy Android)

    Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin.Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005.
  • facebook launched (Mark Zuckerberg)

    In February 2004 Mr Zuckerberg launched "The facebook", as it was originally known; the name taken from the sheets of paper distributed to freshmen, profiling students and staff. Within 24 hours, 1,200 Harvard students had signed up, and after one month, over half of the undergraduate population had a profile.
    750,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors
  • Twitter (Jack Dorsey)

    Twitter was invented by Jack Dorsey and created in 2006. It was first released to the public in August of that same year.
    250,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors
  • smart phone liquid cooling

    Japanese company NEC again pleases its users the extremely unusual smartphones. NEC has introduced a smartphone, equipped with a water cooling system processor, called Medias X.
  • SONY Wrist computer

    Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen. Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Earmarked for the year 2020, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible.
  • 5G wireless network

    Samsung is looking some seven years into the future and claims to have built and tested a 5G wireless network capable of delivering one-gigabit-per-second speeds. Though many parts of the world are still scurrying to build out their 4G networks, Samsung says they’ve developed the necessary technology to operate in the millimeter-wave Ka bands and deliver such ultra-fast speeds