From Transistors to smart phones, technology has come a long way. The way we live & have even evolved, credit goes to the ones who invented certain gadgets which have come to become the part and parcel of our daily lives, an essential we just can’t overlook & avoid.
The ones those top our charts are the gadgets of our past & present which have become a part of our future as well. Starting from the present
It is estimated that there are 5 billion mobile connections In the world, with the emergence of smart phones, mobile technology has reached new level of technology. It’s hard to imagine our lives without this tech gadget which makes the world shrink in to our palms. Making our meetings easier, never allowing us to get bored with its applications & camera.
Magellan sold the first handheld unit of GPS in 1989 for civilian use. The device helps to track locations of people as well as gives you directions. The technology is now used for military as well as in cars & mobiles.
Developed by Kozo Ohsone in 1979, the Sony Walkman was launched in Tokyo. The walkman was a favorite of many until the coming of iPod. It made easier to listen to music while travelling by allowing to listen to music through headphones.
In 1975, Ed Roberts coined the term “personal computer” when he introduced the Altair 8800. Although the first personal computer is considered by many to be the Kenback-1.The Micral is considered to be the first commercial non-assembly computer.
Radio technology which began as “wireless telegraphy” owes its development to invention of telegraph and the telephone. The credit of its invention is shared by many but Nikola Tesla is credited with being the first person to patent radio technology.
John Logie Baird in 1925 demonstrated the world’s first television system to the public. The development of color TV was carried out by many & the contribution is shared by a number of inventors.
Ralph Schneider is credited to the invention of plastic money. The card has evolved from credit metal to plastic cards.
The first laptop was invented by Adam Osborne of Osborne Computer Corporation. It is hard to remember the time were we worked without a laptop computer. Bill Moggridge had created the modern laptop used nowadays..
Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt to improve telegraph, let to the inventions of the one of the greatest inventions of all times in the year 1876.
Wright Brothers invented the world’s first successful airplane on December 17, 1903. The aviation industry came to existence because of this invention which has reduced the distance of places from days to hours.
12. Artificial Heart
Vaccum Cleaner is one of the most widely used devices of today. Daniel Hess is invented vaccum cleaner in 1860 & called it a carpet cleaner.
The pop up toaster was designed by Charles Strite in 1919. The invention changed the way people ate breakfast all around the world.
16. Zippo Lighter
The syringe with a needle fine enough to pierce the skin was invented by Charles Gabriel Pravaz and Alexander Wood in 1853.Used in medical profession at a very large scale & the use is widespread.
18. Hair Dryer
The first hair dryer was invented in 1890 by a French stylist, Alexandre F. Godefrey. The large, seated version consisted of a bonnet that attached to the chimney pipe of a gas stove. Quite a risky seat to be in the name of beauty! Today’s blow dryers can produce up 2000 watts and can dry hair faster than ever before.
Today the zipper is everywhere & has come a long way up, the mechanical wonder that has kept so much in our lives ‘together’ was designed by Gideon Sundback
Thomas Elva Edison invented Light Bulb which made our dark nights brighter . Althogh many other options are available today for lighting houses, a light bulb still hols equal importance in villages.