Computer Apps Scavenger Hunt

Colton Scholl and Colby Gendron

Earliest Computing Device

According to ucmas.ca "The first Chinese Abacus was invented around 500 B.C. The Abacus, as we know it today, was used in China around 1300 A.D. Often referred to as the first computer, the Abacus is an instrument used to add, subtract, multiply and divide. It can also be used to calculate fractions and square roots."


http://www.ucmas.ca/our-programs/how-does-it-work/abacus-and-its-history/

http://history-computer.com/CalculatingTools/abacus.html

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Texas Instruments

According to ti.com "An integrated circuit is a small electronic device made out of a semiconductor material. The first integrated circuit was developed in the 1950s by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor. The impact of Kilby's tiny chip has been far-reaching. Many of the electronics products of today could not have been developed without it. The chip virtually created the modern computer industry, transforming yesterday's room-size machines into today's array of mainframes, minicomputers and personal computers. Without the chip, man could not explore space or fly to the moon. The chip helps the deaf to hear and is the heartbeat of a myriad of medical diagnostic machines. Since then, the worldwide electronic market has gone from $29 billion to $1,500 billion."



http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/FiveGenerations.asp

http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/company/history/timeline/semicon/1950/images/FirstCircuit-pop.jpg

http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/kilbyctr/jackbuilt.shtml


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What happened on March 12 in computer history?

The Hulu website was released to the public (March 12, 2008). Hulu is an online service that offers an abundance of shows, clips, and movies.

What happened on my birthday in computer history?

According to computerhistory.com "Now one new computer fills all your data processing needs. (April 7, 1964) IBM System/ 360 a much bigger system than ever before that can meet all of your needs. You no longer have to switch input and output devices. Also, any operating system can work on it. System 360 solves all of your computer problems by providing a bigger platform that all devices work on."


http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/text/IBM/IBM.360.1964.102646246.pdf

http://www.computerhistory.org/brochures/applications.php

http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/history.pl

http://assets.huluim.com/h2o/facebook_share_thumb_default_hulu.png

http://ibmcollectables.com/s-360_65.jpg

My favorite website YouTube

YouTube was founded on February 14, 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim.

It is a website where anyone can create a profile and upload/share videos to the public.

You can access it easily with internet connection. They also have a YouTube app to access it even easier. It does not have a buy now feature. They make a profit because of all of the ads that pop up next to nearly every video. Companies pay YouTube to display their ads on their website.


http://mashable.com/2011/02/19/youtube-facts/

https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube&espv=2&biw=927&bih=692&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=ctIGVfzgJciqNv_CgcAI&sqi=2&pjf=1&ved=0CAkQ_AUoBA#imgrc=xemQQ8naVMnJuM%253A%3BnED2aTSXEDFPjM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Fyt%252Fbrand%252Fmedia%252Fimage%252FYouTube-logo-full_color.png%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Ft%252Fcreators_downloads%3B773%3B481

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Youtube_founders.jpg

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Apple

According to Biography.com "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."



Steve Jobs- co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple

Ronald Wayne- provided administrative oversight for new products

Steve Wozniak- designed Apple 1 and Apple 2 computers


http://www.computerworld.com/article/2849243/apples-remaining-co-founders-woz-and-wayne-reminisce-about-early-company-relics.html

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Apple_logo_black.svg/834px-Apple_logo_black.svg.png

http://pixshark.com/steve-wozniak-and-steve-jobs-and-ronald-wayne.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805#synopsis

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Microsoft

According to biography.com

"Bill Gates- founded the world's largest software business, Microsoft, with Paul Allen, and subsequently became one of the richest men in the world.

Paul Allen- Entrepreneur and investor Paul Allen is best known for being the cofounder, with Bill Gates, of Microsoft."


http://www.biography.com/people/bill-gates-9307520

http://www.biography.com/people/paul-allen-9542239

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Twitter

According to biography.com "Self-made billionaire and internet mogul Evan Williams is best known for co-founding Twitter, a social-networking website used by millions worldwide."



http://www.biography.com/people/evan-williams-21402351

https://g.twimg.com/Twitter_logo_blue.png

http://twittermania.nl/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Evan-Williams.jpg


First Computer Game

The first computer game was invented in 1958 by William Higinbotham. It was a basic tennis based game called “Tennis for Two”.



http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blcomputer_videogames.htm

http://pongmuseum.com/history/_picts/tennisfortwo/tennis_for_two.jpg


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Product Placement

Madden NFL 15 has very noticeable advertisements for Snickers in each football game matchup.


http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ea-madden-nfl-15-xbox-one-014633367850/10296424.aspx

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Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth shows the past, present, and future of technology. According to wdwinfo.com “Sponsored by Siemens, Spaceship Earth features a trip back in time studying the development of communication through the ages”.


http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/guides/epcot/epfw-earth.htm

How much did the first computer weigh? Electricity used?

ENIAC weighed 27 tons and used 150 kW of power.


http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/

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Chess Playing Computer

According to theverge.com "On May 11th, 1997, a chess-playing computer called Deep Blue defeated Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov."


http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/11/3015223/deep-blue-15-year-anniversary-kasparov

http://vagueterrain.net/journal12/nicholas-stedman