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C++ is released and 'The C++ programming language' book is released
Denning the Sentry robot it created as a security guard patrolling for up to 14 hours at 3 mph. It radioed an alert about anything unusual in a 150-foot radius. The product, and the company, did not succeed.
Nintendo released the NES which re-defined the console industry
NSFNET starts up with 5 supercomputers across the USA
Compaq introduces deskpro 386 system with a whole 4KB of memory!
pixar is bought for $10mil by steve jobs and renamed pixar. it was bought by disney in 2006
Thinking Machines Corporation develops an AI using massive parallelism in the Connection Machine CM-1. The machine used up to 65,536 one-bit processors and could complete several billion operations per second.
Digital mobile networks start being developed outside the military
the 3.5 inch floppy disk becomes standard with the PS/2 (personal system/2)
William Atkinson designs hyper-card
Perl is written by larry wall
Pixar´s Tin Toy becomes the first computer-animated film to win an Academy Award, taking the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
23 year old Robert T. Morris, sends a nondestructive worm through the Internet causing major problems for days for about 6,000 users.
steve jobs makes the NeXT which had three microprocessors and 8 MB of RAM.
David levy is defeated in chess against the deep thought computer board
Intel released the 80486 microprocessor with a 64-bit floating-point unit, and a clock rate of 33 MHz
Nintendo releases the game-boy, the first handheld console
machintosh portable is introduced
Magneto-Optical Discs are introduced. stored in cartridges, they are a combination a magnetic and optical storage
photoshop is released
the world wide web is
video toaster is introduces
the difference engine is published
charles babbages difference engine is re-created
Linux kernel is created by linus torvalds
Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, a public-key encryption program, is introduced and is used for securing texts, emails and files.
Based on the Touchstone Delta computer Intel had built at Caltech, the Paragon is built and that uses 2,048 Intel i860 processors.
JPEG standard finialized
intel paragon is operational
JPEG standard finalized
prototype SSD is made for evaluation
Doom is released
jurrasic park released
Apple enters the handheld computer market with the Newton. Dubbed a “Personal Data Assistant” by Apple President John Scully in 1992
The Pentium is the fifth generation of the ‘x86’ line of microprocessors from Intel, the basis for the IBM PC and its clones
the first online adverts
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