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The Best of Technology:1978-2008
The Best of Technology:1978-2008
Date: 26-03-09
Topic: Reviews & Previews
Author: d@rK nEmEsIs

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The Best of Technology:1978-2008



The Best of Technology:1978-2008



Long ago computers were strange and exotic room-sized machines.Today you might have four or five in your pockets!. Today we take a look at the best of tech over the last 30 years.




1978

APPLE II


The apple II used to cost only $3,000 when it was launched-unbelievable reasonable for that time
hyeah:








1979

FAX MACHINE

The first fax machines was used by the post office in Europe.Each device was quite huge in the beginning.






SONY WALKMAN


Sony Launched the first walkman into the market.By 2004,more than 200 million devices were sold.






1980

MS-DOS

The first version of the MS DOS operating system was launched.It was first developed for 8086 PCs.





DONKEY KONG


Donkey Kong became one of the most the most successful video game created by Nitendo,even before Mario made its debut.





1981

C64

The Commodore 64 was lovingly known as the "bread box" to its 22 million dedicated users.





286 PROCESSOR


Intel put the 80286 processor on the market.





1982-1983

APPLE MACHINTOSH

The "Mac" set new standards for user interfaces and computer graphics.





IBM PC AT


The AT(Advanced Technology) form factor which became the standard for computer motherboards,cabinets and peripherals after many years to come.





1984

WINDOWS 1.0

MS first version of Windows was not very successful and didn't earn much for the company in the beginning.





1985

NINTENDO NES


One of the most successful gaming consoles of that time.






CD-ROM


The first drives came out this year and were unbelievably expensive.






1986-1987


AMIGA 500

The Amiga 500 was a best-selling computer which even common people could afford due to its low price.It was popular for gaming because of its picture and sound quality.







1988

GAMEBOY

Nintendo made gaming portable with its small hand-held device.Over 200 million Gameboy sold worldwide.






TROJAN HORSES

The first Trojan horse hides all files and extorts$378 from victims to restore them.






1989

LINUX KERNEL

Linus Torvalds developed the first version of the OS kernel,initially known as "Freax".






1990-1991

DIGITAL CAMERA

The Kodak DCS-100 was launched, It had a resolution of 1.3MP.






1992

IBM THINKPAD


The reputation of rock-solid construction lasts even after the trademark has been sold to Chinese firm Lenovo.



BREAKTHROUGH OF THE INTERNET

The first provider, EUnet,started in Germany:543 million computers are online today.





1993

PENTIUM PROCESSOR

Instead of using x86 numbering codes,Intel gives its CPU a brand name.





CF CARD

Upto 64GB can be saved onto these cards but they started out at more modest size.





1994

WINDOWS 95 & INTERNET EXPLORER

MS ushered in a whole new era for operating systems
.





PLAYSTATION

Sony has now sold more than 100 million Playstation consoles.





1995

FLASH

The animation software which revolutionized graphics on the web would later be sold to Adobe.






SONY VAIO

Stylish and powerful,Sony became a dominant laptop maker beacuse of these devices.






1996-1997

TAMAGOTCHI

The hype around these small egg shaped toys spread from Japan to all corners of the world.






DEEP BLUE

IBM's supercomputer defeatsds the reigning human world chess champ,Gary Kasparov.





WINAMP


This small and powerful media play er propels the early growth of MP3 file circulation.





1998


iMAC

Apple sets new standards in design with its colorful and trendy PCs.





WINDOWS 98


Crashes with a blue screen in front of the world's press during its launch demo at CES,Las Vegas.






1999

AIBO

Sony's cyberpet communicates and interacts with human beings.






2000

PENTIUM 4

Intel sets off new millennium with a chip that contained 42 million transistors.





Windows XP


The MS-DOS base was finally laid to rest with this release.






SD CARD


Additional functions aimed at restricting file copying gave this memory standard its name.





2001-2002

SECOND LIFE

More than 11 million users have built a second virtual identity for themselves knoiw.





BLUETOOTH


The name was inspired by vikings,this technology is widely known today.






2003

ITUNES

Apple simplified the process of online purchasing with its itunes music store.






SKYPE


Phone calls can be made for free over the internet,thanks to VOIP





2004

BLOGS

Internet blogs become mainstream,everyone seems to have one,and the "Blog" becomes word of the year.





NINTENDO DS


Completely new gaming concepts are possible thanks to touchscreens,Wi-Fi and a microphone.




2005

NINTENDO Wii

Motion-sensitive controllers allows user to deeply immerse in the gaming world.






YOUTUBE


This garage startup company would be brought over by Google for $1.6 billion





2007-2008

WINDOWS VISTA


With plenty of graphical flourishes,but too many headaches for users,Vista is still not much of a sucess.





IPHONE 3G


With music,video and cellphone featured in a single,innovative device,this apple gadget makes surfing the Internet almost as rich as using a desktop PC,even on the move.





NETBOOKS

Asus launches the EeePC thrusting the mini laptops with power-saving CPUs and low prices into the limelight.








Hope you guyz enjoyed the ride down the lane of the best of technology from the past 30 years.





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  #1  
By vijayninel 27-03-09
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Fascinating read D@rk. repped.
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By Marun ♥ 27-03-09
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Wooooo... history!!!
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By Stuge 27-03-09
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Ooooooo! Nice ...and Vista included in best of the technologies lool

repped !
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By vijayninel 27-03-09
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^^ Vista is the best OS EVER ! Period.
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By M@J!NBuu~ 27-03-09
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damn, nice piece u there m8 good wirte up
recalled my old memories
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By Aragorn 27-03-09
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i loved this article ... the minimalism adds to its beauty ... .. amazing mate ..
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By initpidzero 27-03-09
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Beautiful article dude!
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By BLuEBLOODED 27-03-09
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A real 'visual' brush-up of history...congos mate...
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By MaxAxe 27-03-09
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missed out a few things ... but great effort nevertheless
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By d@rK nEmEsIs 27-03-09
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thanks everyone, this is my second article I need to brush up my article writing stills more
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By d@rK nEmEsIs 27-03-09
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nxt article on game development coming soon
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By baba doga 27-03-09
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vista must be excluded. and lots of other things needto be added. like the floppy disk.
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By d@rK nEmEsIs 27-03-09
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Originally Posted by rpm19050 View Post
vista must be excluded. and lots of other things needto be added. like the floppy disk.
you cant expect me to add all the things.
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By d@rK nEmEsIs 27-03-09
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Originally Posted by d@rK nEmEsIs View Post
you cant expect me to add all the things.I wanted the article to be short and sweet,if I add all the things then it would become quite boring
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