Category Archives : Interesting

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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Will The World End In 2012? According To The Mayan Calendar, Yes

Last Updated Monday, April 4, 2011 Amazon.com Widgets There is a somewhat wideheld belief that the end of the Mayan Calendar – December 21, 2012 – will be the end of the world as well. Sure, it could be just another “doomsday” prophesy tossed out there, but there are quite a few interesting coincidences. First, […]

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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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Sumarian Inventions – Bull Lyre

Last Updated Friday, November 15, 2013 The Ancient Sumarians of Iraq invented the Bull Lyre around 3200 BCE. Its design was developed from the harp by replacing the single bow shape with two upright arms joined by a crossbar, and the strings, instead of joining the sound box directly, were made to run over a […]

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Aztec Inventions – Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum Aztec Invention

Last Updated Friday, June 13, 2014Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve chewed gum. But, did you know that the Aztecs and Mayans were among the first to use it? When the Spanish Conquistadores invaded in 1518, they ran across Aztec prostitutes chewing gum on the corners. Nearly 500 years later, that hasn’t […]

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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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