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    • The History of Computer Viruses

      The History of Computer Viruses

      Computer viruses have been around just about as long as the personal computer has existed. With the advent of the Internet, the ability of viruses to rapidly spread has increased substantially. Despite this increase in capability to infect large numbers of computers across international borders, the definition of a computer virus has not substantially changed

    • The History of the Computer

      The History of the Computer

      The computer dates back to the early days of Babylon, circa 300 BC. The Babylonians used the first computing device, the abacus, for simple counting. With the increase in human needs and modernization, the computer (especially its power and speed) has advanced significantly. The computer’s evolution is not the accomplishment of any one person. It

    • Who Invented the Television?

      Who Invented the Television?

      Who invented the television is a hotly debated question. The invention of the television grew out of the invention of the radio. Since you can easily send sound through the air waves many inventors starting thinking of the possibility of not only sound being sent through the airwaves, but also images. On December 2, 1922,

    • Who invented the ENIAC?

      Who invented the ENIAC?

      The ENIAC is credited as being the first electronic general-purpose computer. The acronym stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. Although earlier machines had many of the same qualities that the ENIAC exhibited, the ENIAC was the first Turing-complete digital computer capable of solving a range of computing questions. However, ENIAC was originally built as

    • The History of the Internet

      The History of the Internet

      Introduction The Internet has truly revolutionized the world. From its extremely humble beginnings to its rapid growth, nothing in perhaps the history of the world has brought so much information to the masses and has helped individuals communicate with others. While the Internet might seem simplistic in theory, it took quite a few innovations to

    • The History of UNIX

      The History of UNIX

      UNIX is one of the most important operating systems ever developed. What made Unix stand out in the crowd of countless other operating systems is that it was a competent operating system that was extremely affordable and worked on low cost hardware. Economics definitely played a large part in UNIX’s popularity and today it is

    • Who Invented the Water Thermometer?

      Who Invented the Water Thermometer?

      The water thermometer has been around for centuries, but not many people are aware of the origins of this instrument. The following is a brief synopsis of the origin and development of the water thermometer. Origins The first water thermometer was created during the 16th century. In the year 1593, Galileo Galilei did the existing

    • Who Invented the First Car?

      Who Invented the First Car?

      Cars have become an integral part of human life today. They are used everyday by millions of people around the globe. There were estimated 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) cars in 2010, whereas there were only 500 million in 1986. The numbers are continuously on the rise.  The maximum number of cars today are found in India and

    • Who Invented the Telephone?

      Who Invented the Telephone?

      The invention of the telephone is credited to American Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson in the mid-to-late 19th Century. Although Bell ultimately prevailed in the early signs of patent wars to come in the tech industry, there are a number of inventors who helped contributed technological and conceptual advancements that furthered telephone technology in

    • Who Invented the Computer?

      Who Invented the Computer?

      The question of who came about with the computer is a problematic question. There are so many claims of who invented the computer. However, it may be understood that various contributions led to the creation of the computer. There are some people who will consider the conception of the whole idea about inventing a computer

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