Category Archives : Innovations

Touch screens are now everywhere

The Samsung Omnia smartphone uses a touch screen

Last Updated Friday, October 4, 2013As we see the use of touch screens everyday in our lives it is hard to believe that they were originally developed in the late 1960s. But it wasn’t until 1972 that we saw the first touch screen launched in a computer assisted learning terminal. Today we see them used […]

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Toshiba to start selling portable hard drives

Toshiba 200GB Portable HDD

Last Updated Friday, October 4, 2013Toshiba is going to start selling portable hard drives in addition to laptops and DVD players. The USB 2.0 external hard disk will be available in capacities ranging from 100 GB to 200 GB – the largest capacity yet available in a portable, compact form factor. The device itself is […]

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6 Inventions That Changed The World – And What You Can Learn From Them

Thomas Edison 1877

Last Updated Tuesday, November 4, 2014Throughout history, people have made inventions that changed the world. Some got lucky and stumbled on something, some actually set out to make something, and still others improved upon existing technology to create something revolutionary. We’re going to show what we consider the top 6 world changing inventions, from how […]

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Google Developing Its Own Phone?

Last Updated Friday, January 14, 2011In what is sure to affect their stock ratings, Google has admitted to having a “phone project” in the works. Now, in typical google fashion, they are rather tight lipped about the details, and speculation has people guessing that they’re introducing their own phone to compete with Apple’s upcoming iPhone. […]

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Ancient India Inventions

Last Updated Thursday, June 6, 2013Ancient India is not typically a civilization that receives a lot of publicity about inventions. However, as with any civilization that last for an extended period of time and flourishes, it has made some notable innovations. Billions of Years (Infinity) Along with the ancient Mayans, the ancient Indians are thought […]

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Chinese Inventions – Zhou Inventions & Innovations

Wall of China Zhou Dynasty

Last Updated Friday, June 13, 2014The Zhou Dynasty of Ancient China lasted from 1122 BC to 256 BC, followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty, and preceded the Qin Dynasty.  The Dynasty itself was the longest running in Chinese history – though the Zhou control of China lasted for a much shorter period than the dynasty itself.  […]

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Mayan Inventions

Last Updated Thursday, June 20, 2013The Mayans were one of the major civilizations (along with the Aztecs) originating in Central America around 1500 BC. They were an isolated civilization in that they had no contact with the other early people in China or the Middle East. Mayan inventions include a calander and a complex heiroglyphics […]

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Ben Franklins Inventions – Bifocals

Ben Franklin Bifocal Glasses Invention

Last Updated Friday, September 12, 2014As most people know, Benjamin Franklin had numerous inventions that ranged from small convienences to incredible things that changed how people lived. The bifocals didn’t necassarily change how people lived, but they were more than a small improvement for anyone who had multiple sets of glasses to wear. He is […]

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