May 31, 2020
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⟶ Updated 26 Sep 2018 ⟶
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Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web
Broadcast.com becomes one of the world's first online radio stations.
WRAL-HD broadcasts the first high-definition television (HDTV) signal in the United States.
Electronics companies agree to make Wi-Fi a worldwide standard for wireless Internet.
Apple revolutionizes music listening by unveiling its iPod MP3 music player.
iRobot Corporation releases the first version of its Roomba® vacuum cleaning robot.
Amazon.com launches its Kindle electronic book (e-book) reader.
Apple introduces a touchscreen cellphone called the iPhone
Apple releases its touchscreen tablet computer, the iPad.
3D TV starts to become more widely available
Supercomputers (the world's fastest computers) are now a mere 30 times less powerful than human brains.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs launch the Apple I: one of the world's first personal home computers
First grocery-store purchase of an item coded with a barcode.
Martin Cooper develops the first handheld cellphone (mobile phone).
Douglas Engelbart develops the computer mouse
Astronauts walk on the Moon.
World's first solar power station opened in France.
Japanese company Noritake invents the vacuum fluorescent display (VFD).
Japanese electrical pioneer Akio Morita develops the Sony Walkman, the first truly portable player for recorded music.
Compact discs (CDs) are launched as a new way to store music by the Sony and Philips corporations.
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