The world is evolving every Day technologically, and one needs to be synchronized with it; gears and gadgets are the only way to do it.
Can you look around where ever you are?
Thankfully You are surrounded by gears and gadgets all the time, right?
Now imagine with the reliance you have on these gears and gadgets, can you survive a Day or a week, for that matter, without them. You shall be ceased. Your daily Life chores depend on these gears and gadgets.
You can’t make communication over text, call, or video.
You can’t see or hear the news.
You can’t check your mail subscription.
You can’t watch your favorite song, movie, or sports channel.
You can’t even read this very blog post. Hehe!
This is the impact and interference these gears and gadgets have on us, everyone living in this global civilization.
From this blog onwards, we are going to start a series that will discuss these gears and gadgets, from their elementary and most common types to very delicate and complex gears and gadgets that there are.
Daily Life everyday gadgets, traveling gears and gadgets, gadgets for foodies, gears and gadgets for biking, for hiking, for camping, and so on and so forth.
Are you up for this series? We hope you do.
Let’s start with prevalent ones.
Electronic television was first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco on September 7, 1927. The system was designed by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a 21-year-old inventor who had lived in a house without electricity until he was 14.
Since then, it has evolved and taken so many shapes with new invested technologies.
- fully electronic cathode ray tube television
- color television
- wireless remote control
- portable television
- domestic flat-screen television
- 3D television
- edge-lit L.E.D. Television
- Smart television
While Italian innovator Antonio Meucci is credited with inventing the first primary phone in 1849, and Frenchman Charles Bourseul devised a phone in 1854, Alexander Graham Bell won the first U.S. patent for the device in 1876.
In today’s times, no one can leave home without a cell phone. One can afford to lose their wallet somehow but not their phone. It has become a vital part of the important stuff that we carry around.
Even today’s smartphone has changed so many shapes and technologies over the decades, and to Name some major ones are :
- The Telephone was Created
- First Commercial Telephone
- First Telephone Numbers
- The First Rotary Dial Handset Telephone
- The Dial Pad Telephone
- First Cordless Phones
- The First Mobile Phone
- First Advanced Mobile Phone System
- First Flip Phone
- First Smart Phone
- First Phone with Internet Connection
- First iPhone
Computers are made up of many parts, and each one of them is a unique invention on its own. In this timeline, we will look at many of these parts, and how they contributed to the computers, we have today.
Bell Telephone Company invented the transistor. It wasn’t a computer in itself, but it was a vital computer component.
International Business Machines came out with their first computing machine.
The first bank computers were invented. They used MICR’or magnetic ink character recognition to read checks.
Bill Gates worked with Paul Allen to develop BASIC for the Altair 8800.
Tim Berners Less came up with the World Wide Web. He started a computer revolution.
The first laptop computer, the Power Book, 100’came out.
There were other portable computers before this, but they were very clunky and expensive.
Nokia introduced a phone that had internet capabilities. This started a revolution of devices that were small portable computers.
A camera is an optical instrument that records images that can be stored directly, transmitted to another location, or both. These images may be still photographs or moving images such as videos or movies. The term camera comes from the word camera obscura, an early mechanism for projecting images.
Camera Obscura, the first pinhole camera, was invented by Ibn Al-Haytham. It is a box with a small hole in it, through which light travels and strikes a reflective surface to project an image in color upside down. The camera obscura was originally used to observe solar events and in drawing architecture.
Now we shall point towards some major evolutions for what the camera is today.
The Daguerreotype Camera by Louis Daguerre was one of the world’s most expensive cameras.
George Eastman, a pioneer in photographic film usage, patented the Kodak roll-film camera.
Then the most desirable travel camera for landscape photographers, Raisecamera, was invented.
Edwin Land invented the Polaroid camera, which could take a picture and print it in about one minute was invented by Edwin Land.
1978: First autofocus camera Konica C35 AF by Konica.
1981: Sony Mavica – The world’s first digital electronic still camera.
1986: Fuji introduced the disposable camera (also called single-use cameras).
1991: Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (D.C.S.), which was widely used by photojournalists.
1994-1996: The first digital cameras that worked with a home computer via a serial cable were the Apple QuickTake 100 camera (1994), the Kodak DC40 camera (1995), the Casio QV-11 with LCD screen (1995), and Sony’s Cyber-Shot Digital Still Camera (1996).
2000: The world’s first camera phone.
2005: The Canon E.O.S. 5D is launched.
We hope you’d like this brief history of very basic yet essential gears and gadgets of the modern Life style.
We shall return with some latest gears and gadgets in our next post to this series. Stay connected with us.