Basic technology history
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First computer invented:
Most people when they think of the first computer invented think of Bill Gates. However, this is not true, as the computer was invented long before Bill Gates existed. Bill Gates just revolutionized the computer, creating a more compact and useful form of the computer and making it available to everyone who had a job.
There are many people out there who would say that the first “computer” was the abacus, invented in Asia around 5000 years ago. However, I would not.
The first of the “modern” computers was invented during World War II, in 1941 by a German engineer named Konrad Zuse. Its name was Z3 and it was used to help design German aircraft and missiles. Then, in 1943, the Allied forces developed a computer called the Colossus. Helped decode German messages.
The Mark I, designed by Howard H. Aiken, an engineer who works with Harvard and IBM. The Mark I was really huge and took up half a football field. However, it was useful and helped create ballistic charts for the US Navy during the war.
Shortly after this came the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), developed by John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly, in collaboration with the government and the University of Pennsylvania. ENIAC was about 1000 times faster than The Mark I, but not smarter.
Using transistors, ment computers that could store memory and even run programs. Soon after, computer languages were invented so that people could change the programs that the computer runs. Eventually, computer research brought us smaller, more useful computers, and eventually the kinds of computers we have today.
First Invented Laptops:
Although it is a bit difficult to determine what was the first laptop or notebook computer, and when it was invented, we can say that there is more than one claim to fame for the laptop. There were even signs of laptops dating back to 1979. Designed by a Briton, William Moggridge, for NASA use in the early 1980s. It was one-fifth the weight of any equivalent model in performance and was a 340K byte bubble memory laptop with a die-cast magnesium case and fold-out electroluminescent graphics display screen.
Since then, laptop PCs released in 1981 have become the first. It was the Epson HX-20, a battery-powered laptop with a 20-character by 4-line LCD display and built-in printer, that started the new widespread desire for these laptops.
In January 1982, Kazuhiko Nishi and Bill Gates of Microsoft start discussions about the design of a portable computer, based on the use of a new liquid crystal display or LCD screen. LCD technology in 1982? Yes it’s correct! Believe it or not, we had the technology to make the LCD TVs and monitors you’ve seen recently over 22 years ago. But that’s another story in itself.
First PDAs invented:
First of all, PDA stands for personal digital assistant in case you don’t already know. In 1993, Apple Computer Inc. released the first PDA (personal digital assistant) “The Newton®”. Over the next three years, PDA sales declined and almost skyrocketed. Then, in March 1996, Palm(TM), Inc. delivered the industry’s first truly compelling handheld computer, the PalmPilot. Today there are many PDA companies and products that they don’t even bother to mention.
Some things you can do on a PDA:
Get a wireless connection
Browse the web
Play music and video files
Watch movies with PocketTV
Play a game
Use your Pocket PC as a backup device
Update Office documents
Download and read eBooks
listen to audio books
Connect to Windows servers using Terminal Services
Use messaging tools
Change the theme of your Pocket PC
Project your Pocket PC screen onto your desktop
do your taxes
Some PDA programs:
Medical/Pharmaceutical Resource PDA Software
Medical Calculators PDA Software
Learning Tools PDA Software
PDA Patient Tracking Software
Document Readers PDA Software
PDA software for medical equipment
PDA Software Databases
PDA printing software
PDA news and information services
Street Maps and PDA Software
PDA Bible Study Software
Voice Command PDA Software
Language Translator PDA Software
PDA tax software
Home entertainment technology:
Home Entertainment really is just a collaboration of all our entertainment technologies in one package that surely won’t disappoint. Home entertainment systems have many different parts that together give us the feeling of being in the theater.
DLP rear projection TV
surround sound audio systems
Accessories and Furniture
Media Center HTPC
First television invented:
The first indications of a tele go back to 1862 when the abbot Giovanna Caselli invented his “pantelegraph” and became the first person to transmit a fixed image through cables. In 1900, at the World’s Fair in Paris, the 1st International Congress on Electricity was held, where the Russian, Constantin Perskyi, made the first known use of the word “television”. In 1930 Charles Jenkins broadcast the first television commercial. The BBC starts regular television broadcasts.
Then, over the years, inventions came one after another. In 1950, the FCC approves the first color television standard, which is replaced by a second in 1953. Vladimir Zworykin developed a better camera tube: the Vidicon. In 1956, Robert Adler invented the first practical remote control. Giant-screen projection televisions were first commercialized in 1973. Followed by Sony’s launch of the first home video cassette recorder in 1976. By the time 1996 rolled around, there were a billion televisions around the world.
First DVD player invented:
We can only assume that the transition from CD and CD players to DVD and DVD players was not that difficult. The technology was already there for them. So the DVD player was surely invented before or just after the DVD was invented. DVDs are the work of many companies and many people. The DVD evolved from the CD and related technologies. Companies like Sony, Philips, Toshiba, Matsushita, Time Warner and others announced the new “high density” DVD in September 1995.
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