How the Introduction of the Internet Affected the 1990s

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Remember when you had to watch the TV news to know about local and national events, back before you could hop on Facebook? Or when you had to make phone calls on a land-line to talk with family and friends? What about when you had to use encyclopedias for school assignments? Yes, it’s hard to… Continue reading How the Introduction of the Internet Affected the 1990s

How the ’90s Lawsuits Against Microsoft Gave Us Google

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Google started as a simple research project conducted by two Stanford University graduate students, but the company didn’t stay simple for long. Google has since grown to be the most used search engine on the web across all platforms. And today, Google handles an estimated 3.5 billion searches per day. But what if, in its infancy, Google… Continue reading How the ’90s Lawsuits Against Microsoft Gave Us Google

How the World’s Most Trusted Company Came to Be

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Google Search, also known as Google Web Search or simply Google, is the web search engine developed by Google LLC. Google Search is the most used search engine on the web across all platforms, with a whopping 92.74% market share as of October 2018. Google alone handles more than 3.5 billion searches per day and… Continue reading How the World’s Most Trusted Company Came to Be

A Look Back at Opportunity: The Little Rover That Could

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You probably heard the news that the Opportunity Rover (nicknamed “Oppy” by NASA) was finally pronounced dead and its mission over in February of 2019. The little Mars rover was originally designed to last for a 90-day mission, but she held on, working and sending back invaluable data for 14 years and 300 days. Here’s… Continue reading A Look Back at Opportunity: The Little Rover That Could

A Decade of Tech – The Technology the 90’s Brought Us

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The 90’s laid the groundwork for some tech-related inventions that we seemingly can’t live without today. From video games, to software, all the way to Google itself, the 90’s was a decade of fast-paced tech development. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and remember all of the huge innovations that the 90’s brought us.… Continue reading A Decade of Tech – The Technology the 90’s Brought Us

A Short History of Wikipedia

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It’s hard to remember a time before Wikipedia, right? Most of us are completely used to having the service around as a general information center on just about any topic. As of September 2018, Wikipedia had almost six million articles- equal to more than 2,500 print volumes of the old-school Encyclopedia Britannica. Even more impressive,… Continue reading A Short History of Wikipedia

Remembering The Y2K Bug

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The year was 1998. Time magazine published a cover story about “Millenium Madness” and “The End of the World”- and the panic just steamrolled from there. If you’re old enough, you may remember how worried everyone was that all computers would melt down on January 1st, 2000 when their systems couldn’t recognize the date. The Y2K (short… Continue reading Remembering The Y2K Bug

Believe It Or Not, High Definition TV Was Invented Back in The 1980’s

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When HDTV was introduced into American homes in the early 2000’s, the new technology made a big splash, as it greatly enhanced the user viewing experience. Although only 23% of American households had an HDTV by 2008, that number went up to 75% by 2013, according to Leichtman Research Group. This rapid rise in home… Continue reading Believe It Or Not, High Definition TV Was Invented Back in The 1980’s

Are You Old Enough To Remember The War Between VHS and Beta?

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While many people today have an easy time remembering when DVDs were battling to become the preferred video format, do you remember what VHS had to do in order to beat out its fiercest competitor, Betamax? In the 1970’s, the first at-home video recorder was manufactured by Sony, using the company’s Betamax format. It didn’t… Continue reading Are You Old Enough To Remember The War Between VHS and Beta?