Scavenger Hunt

By Amadou Ndiaye

World's Oldest Computing Device

The rusty bronze fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, the world's oldest computer, are 100 years older than scientists previously thought.

This is according to Argentinian researchers who found that an eclipse prediction calendar - a dial on the back of the mechanism - includes a solar eclipse that happened on May 12, 205 B.C.

Previous radiocarbon dating analysis of the remarkable mechanism had provided a later construction date of around 100 to 150 BC.

Microsoft

Microsoft was founded on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Microsoft is now worth 460 billion dollars.
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Internet

  1. Regional networks were connected to a backbone network, which became known as the NSFNET. As the "Internet" continued to grow and prosper, ARPANET came to an end in 1989 ( PBS Timeline ) just before HTML protocol was introduced in 1990.

On November 6th...

Microsoft signs a contract with IBM to create an operating system for the new IBM PC. The PC ignited the personal computer market, making home computers popular among more than just hobbyists. Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen developed the Microsoft Disk Operating System, commonly known as MS-DOS, using existing software from a Seattle company as a foundation.

Plankalkul

Plankalkul was the world's first complete high-level language designed in the 1940s by German computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, the creator of the first relay computer.
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Debut of the Playstation

Sony brings the PlayStation to the U.S. and sells the console for $299. Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64 in Japan (it's released in the U.S. in 1996).

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Where To Get More Sony Products

  • Website: http://www.sony.com/
  • Sony make products like TV's and DVD's, Cameras, Smartphones and Tables e.t.c. But their most popular product is the Playstation(their most recent one being the PS4)
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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology. He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Now Steve is remembered as one of the greatest inventor and one of the smartest and innovative people in history. Steve has a net worth of 8.3 billion.

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World's First Computer Game

In October 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game. It was a very simple tennis game, similar to the classic 1970s video game Pong, and it was quite a hit at a Brookhaven National Laboratory open house.

Product Placement in Video Games

Product Placement is a great way to promote your business or product because in the modern, technology era, video games is very popular. In-game advertising generated $34 million in 2004, $56 million in 2004, $56 million in 2005, $80 million in 2006, and $295 million in 2007. In 2009, spending on IGA was estimated to reach $699 million and grew to $1 billion by 2014.

Google

Google is the world's leading search engine as well as a multinational corporation. Google specializes in internet-related activities like online advertising, search, cloud computing, and software.Google also create products like smartphones and have linked e-mails that can connect to sites like youtube. Google was created in September 4,1998 to be a reliable search engine for internet reasons. Google, starts with two students Larry Page 23 and Sergey Brin 24, who were pursuing their Ph.D. at Stanford University, when they got the idea to create a new search engine. Supposedly, Larry Page and Sergey Brin did not like each other initially. Google currently does not have a "buy now" button.
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Apple Stocks

The Apple stock for friday, March 13, 2015 is currently at 122.70 1.72 (1.38%). The stock is currently dropping.