#OnThisDay 1981: A word game commonly found in newspapers, now taking over the world - including television. (9,6) Radiohead ''OK Computer'' Floppy Disk, 1997. Portable music c. 1950s. *****Certainly rings true for me: WiFi is the most important issue for #Hotel guests. Flashback to when floppy disks were a thing... This adorable copy of the Book of Genesis was the world's smallest book when it was printed in 1965. (Photo by @uispeccoll.) What went wrong at BA? Image copyright Getty Images.
*****Recently, the MP3 format was abandoned by its creators. BBC Archive has popped back to 1998, when MP3 was the future of music. 20 years of diet and exercise. #OTD 1959: We've got a lovely bunch of transistors, here they are all standing in a row. Big ones, small ones - well, mostly small ones. City Legend ! #Summerbee #manchestercity #citizen #football #retro #fashion #man #vintage #polo #coolligan.
Taking a screenshot in 1983. *****The frontiers and beyond (1984) LBF. *****1917 W. T. Tutte was born in Newmarket, Suffolk. Bill Tutte was the Tunny / Lorenz cipher codebreaker & mathematician at @BletchleyPark. MESM - the first universally programmable electronic computer in continental Europe, created in Kiev, USSR (1951) #OTD 1958: Bored of monophonic sound? Now you, too, can experience the awesome sensation of stereo! Ssh - here comes the science part. *****1967 Sony Portable Videocorder. #Sony. Uk.businessinsider. Facebook's AR technology can fill a room full of virtual skittles.
Getty Facebook's next big thing is augmented reality. At the company's annual developer conference on Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the wraps off his plans to "mix the physical and digital in whole new ways" using AR, the nascent and potentially revolutionary technology being worked on by Apple, Microsoft, Snap, Magic Leap, and others. Starting Tuesday, Facebook will give developers the ability to build their own AR effects for the Facebook app's camera. Robot pets 1971: Tired of traditional pets? The Xee has red eyes, random movements, and a metal shell - and is still less terrifying than a furby. Image shows how the Photoshop user interface has changed over the last 30 years.
London in the 1920's ~ Telephone Engineer. 1983: Apple “iPhone” Prototype. #OTD 1994: Tomorrow's World showed electronic mail and online shopping. They failed to foresee the internet's true purpose - cat videos. 10 Chrome tricks to improve your browsing experience. Google's Chrome Web browser has made significant inroads in the enterprise over the past couple of years.
What started out as a consumer novelty (in the eyes of this sysadmin) has become an institutional product. Google has worked hard to illustrate the business-level capabilities of Chrome. It's available for Linux and Mac and even for mobile devices, making it ubiquitous across platforms. Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder. The concept of using web-based programs like Google's Gmail is "worse than stupidity", according to a leading advocate of free software.
Cloud computing – where IT power is delivered over the internet as you need it, rather than drawn from a desktop computer – has gained currency in recent years. Large internet and technology companies including Google, Microsoft and Amazon are pushing forward their plans to deliver information and software over the net. But Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the computer operating system GNU, said that cloud computing was simply a trap aimed at forcing more people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that would cost them more and more over time. Interactive mirror made of 3,000 flowers responds to your movement.
*****23 April 2005. The first YouTube video was uploaded. It was called: "Me At the Zoo". Smart watch, 1984 style. 250MB Hard Drive, 1979. 14 April 1956. A videotape recorder was first demonstrated in Chicago. The smartphhone in 1959. 25 years of mobile phone revolution #CES2017 □ These are the world's most popular websites. #Onthisday 2000: Before the dotcom bubble burst, some shoppers weren't convinced that e-tailing was the future.
Steve Jobs, John Sculley and Steve Wozniak unveiling a new Apple II series computer. 1984. Kodak's first prototype digital camera, 1975. This joke is out of this world □ *****1982: Nationwide visited Central Scotland's answer to Silicon Valley, Silicon Glen. Technically it isn't a glen... 1976 - Bell & Howell. The most popular web browser by country, 2008-2015. 2005 vs 2014. Amazing. #Onthisday 1995: Alan Sugar was delivering a boardroom barracking over the idea of using email. It'll never catch on... What did people do #BeforeTheInternetExisted? Ceefax. Welcome to Someday, 1982. #OTD 1997: Could the "World wide internet" finally get Londoners to stop ignoring each other? World’s First Digital Camera (1975).. Created by Kodak's engineer Steve Sasson. #Onthisday 1996: Inventor James Dyson told Esther how he went from barrow boy to vacuum tycoon.
Sony has a plan for a contact lens that can record video. Read more. PHOTO OF THE DAY. Archivists in Paris (1937). A 6-foot #robot from @BostonDynamics in action. London's first computer, the fastest in the world at 1MHz. May, 1950. Freak just sitting there not looking at technology. Boy watching TV for the first time in an appliance store window, 1948. Times Square, D-Day, 1944. (colorized) #Onthisday 2002: The days of internet users hogging the landline were coming to an end, as cheaper broadband arrived. Mobile phone market is made up of two operating systems. Global sales show #android the clear market leader. 2005 vs 2014. Amazing. Some people say modern technology is making us more antisocial... *****4 levels of computer skills, and the surprising number of adults who fall short. It’s easy to assume that almost everyone, particularly in rich nations, is computer literate.
Steve Jobs introduces the new Apple II computer in 1977. No, this isn't a new Kraftwerk video, it's a sonic torch demonstration on Tomorrow's World from #OTD in 1967. #OTD 1946: ENIAC, the first multi-purpose electric computer, was turned on at the University of Pennsylvania. The television of the future - where the stars of tomorrow fax you their autograph! Hugo Gernsback #invention, 1935. ***1966: Engineers tested their designs for lunar explorers in "simulated moon conditions" - so rocks and sand, then. #OTD 1951: The Met showed off their snazzy new radio equipped motorcycles. In your faces Ponch and Jon! 1983 - AT&T. Atari home computers, 1979. Typewriter with multiple fonts, 1918. The Apple WALT.. The iPhone Before The iPhone,Unfortunately the device never found its way into stores, 1993.
Chart: The Countries With The Fastest Internet. Latest figures According to Akamai, South Korea is well ahead of the pack when it comes to fast internet.
With an average connection speed of 26.3 Mbps, 10 more than the U.S., no country even comes close. The very first text message was sent in 1992. The difference that 25 years makes. #OTD 1982: Riverside dared to ask the question that would define the 80s: Will Super8 be replaced by video? Well will it, Stewart Copeland? Here's where the term software bug came from. An actual "moth" got stuck inside one of the early mechanical computers. #DLD17. Here is why a fix in software is sometimes called a "patch." It was once a piece of tape covering some punched holes. #DLD17. 90+ years after Baird first demonstrated TV to an audience of Ri Members, come and see how it has evolved over time. #OTD 1977: Sir Clive Sinclair launched a pocket TV. You can see just as much detail as a full size TV - assuming it's closer to your face. These are the places with the fastest internet in the world. Read more. 10MB Hard Drive.. $3,495, July 1980. #Apple announced the first #iPhone #onthisday 10 years ago. Here’s a look back at its grand unveiling.
Spotted today @LindaHall_org: Computer punchcards for a Soviet mainframe, c. 1972! #histSTM (attn: @ComputerHistory @SIGCIS @vcfederation) #OTD 1966: Tomorrow's World visited Elliott Automation in Glenrothes, to see how microelectronic circuits were produced #WomenTechWork. Here's How Hard It Was to Move a 5MB IBM Hard Drive in 1956 (Note: Required a Forklift) How QR Codes Work. Yesterday, I said "OK Google" to my phone, then my car Sat Nav piped up and my phone talked back to it. Not sure I'm needed anymore. Scientists want to store your data on diamonds. With the amount of data storage required for our daily lives growing and growing, and currently available technology being almost saturated, we’re in desparate need of a new method of data storage.
The standard magnetic hard disk drive (HDD) – like what’s probably in your laptop computer – has reached its limit, holding a maximum of a few terabytes. Standard optical disk technologies, like compact disc (CD), digital video disc (DVD) and Blu-ray disc, are restricted by their two-dimensional nature – they just store data in one plane – and also by a physical law called the diffraction limit, based on the wavelength of light, that constrains our ability to focus light to a very small volume.
Microscale rockets, about 10 microns in length, propelled by bubbles. ''This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that's here below me''- Bill Gates,1994. Amazing graph shows how much faster we adapt #technology these days! #Mobile usage best example! Keynote Etlinger's risks of intelligent cities. #scewc16. Before the smart-phone, 1983.
Super long-lasting batteries: Coming soon, a laptop you don't need to charge for over a year. In Brief Engineers from the University of Cambridge have created an ultra low power transistor that can run for a long time without a power source.
This tech could be used in various sensor interfaces and wearable devices, or in more autonomous electronics that can harness energy from their environments. Scavenging Power As electronic devices become more compact and powerful, conventional methods for manufacturing electrical components simply won’t do. The problem lies in the fact that current systems require a huge battery and their components are too bulky.