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Cloud computing is the most advanced form of computer storage, though it is not the most recent. This form of computing was created by Dr. Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider through his research and development on the Advanced Research Project Agency…
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The Williams Kilburn tube is a device created by Freddie Williams and Tom Kilburn in 1947. It is known as the first electronic random access memory (RAM) device. It could hold both programming and data electronically. Not only was everything…
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Invented in 1839, microphotography is the same as regular photography, but with a slight twist. Traced to John Benjamin Dancer by historian Frederick Luther, the first microphotograph was created when a 20 inch document was photographed using a…
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The floppy disk drive is a form of data storage technology that was invented by Alan Shugart in 1967. The disk was the result of a project at IBM, code named “Minnow.” The original disk was a bare flexible piece of mylar, a type of plastic…
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Magnetic tape storage has not always been used for computing, it originally started as a means for audio recording in 1928. Years later, 1951 to be exact, it was developed by the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation to record digital data, not just…
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Punch cards were created by Joseph Marie-Jacquard between the years of 1801 and 1805, for use in the Jacquard loom. The cards were used to indicate to the machine which threads needed to be raised in order to create the desired weaved pattern. …
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A box camera is a very simple camera that consists of two metal components joined together to form a sealed rectangular box with a single element meniscus fixed focus lens on the front and a loading knob on one side. Several types have two additional…
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A digital camera is a camera that captures photographs in digital memory. A digital camera is a camera that takes pictures and stores them on a computer. The majority of cameras developed today are digital (Musgrove 2006), which have essentially…
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Meitu Xiu Xiu (Meitu Pic) (Chinese: 美图秀秀) is a popular image editing software in mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is available for download on Google Play and the App Store. It includes picture editing tools such as filters,…
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Xiaohongshu, or Little Red Book, is China's social media and e-commerce portal. It's been dubbed "China's response to Instagram" (Deng 2021). This platform allows its users to post photos and videos to share their life, including but not limited to…
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A front-facing camera is one that has the lens facing the user on the same side as the screen on a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer monitor. A front-facing camera, generally known as a "selfie camera" on a smartphone or a "Webcam" on a…
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A selfie stick is utilized to take photos or video by positioning a digital camera device, ordinarily a cell phone, past the typical scope of the arm. The selfie stick allows shooting at angles and distances that cannot be achieved with a human arm.…
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GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a mobile data service technology that provided the main bridging link between 2G and 3G mobile services. The GPRS technology linked its users together via the private GRX (GPRS Roaming Exchange) networks, which…
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Beginning in the late 1970s, BBS software allowed computer users with modems to “dial in” to bulletin boards running on a computer within local calling distance. These communities could be run by anyone with a working system and could only be “called…
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Superseding the short-lived Bell 101 modem, the Bell 103 modem introduced in 1962 set the standard for networked computer communication for years to come. The technology was developed, as its name indicates, at Bell Labs, and was released by AT&T for…
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Beginning with the introduction of telephone service in the late 1800s, the “party line” could connect everyone in the same community (often rural) along one phone line. The Rural Electrification Act of 1935 increased the number of rural communities…
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Amateur, or ham, radio, was the successor to the amateur wired telegraphy of the late 19th century. The first wireless telegraph club was founded in 1908 at Columbia University; in between this date and the rise of commercial radio, the mania for…
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CCTV, also known as closed circuit television, is a system of video cameras transmitting signals to a limited set of monitors. The system is closed and independent, and access to the system is limited. A CCTV system is composed of certain basic…
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Credited as being the world’s first gaming laptop and created to ensure the prevention of the “death of PC gaming,” the Razer Blade was one of the most innovative creations of its time. Released in 2011 by Razer (one of the largest gaming hardware…
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