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  • Item Type: Technology

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Before releasing the SP-1200, E-Mu Systems, Inc. released their first mass-market music machine and the first programmable drum machine, the Drumulator. The machine was reasonably priced at $1,000, and the device came with several samples already…
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In 1972, Technics, a brand of the Panasonic Corporation, released the SL-1200 model of their classic turntable. Turntables work by spinning a record on a platform, while a metal stylus moves along the grooves in the record, picking up vibrations, and…
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Cable television, generally, any system that distributes television signals by means of coaxial or fibre-optic cables. This system originated in the United States in 1948 was designed to enhance poor reception of over-the-air television signals in…
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On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released by Apple. The inspiration for the format of iPhone came from Apple's previous touch-screen portable device, the Newton MessagePad. "Like the Newton, the iPhone is nearly all screen. Its form factor is…
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On November 15, 1971, Intel placed an advertisement for the first single-chip CPU, the Intel 4004, in Electronic News. Designed by three Intel engineers Federico Faggin, Ted Hoff, and Stanley Mazor, "the 4004 was a 4-bit, 16-pin microprocessor that…
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From the original mechanical television to the electronic television, this display apparatus of moving images went through many periods. In the 1920's, John Baird patented the idea of using arrays of transparent rods to transmit images for…
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The invention of the radio is a process thanks to the efforts of many generations. "The first systematic and unequivocal transmission of electromagnetic waves was performed by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz in his experimental proof of their existence". In…
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In 1855, the Geissler tube was invented by Heinrich Geissler, a German glassblower and physicist. After the invention of the electrical generator, "many inventors began conducting experiments with Geissler tubes, electric power, and various gases"…
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The world's first electric tram line operated in Sestroretsk, Russia, invented and tested by Fyodor Pirotsky in 1880 (Pyrgidis, 2016), and America's first large electric street railway system was operated in Richmond, Virginia eight years later, …
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First released in 1991 and branded as “SMART Board” by husband and wife team David Martin and Nancy Knowlton, the interactive whiteboard fuses traditional blackboard-style teaching with contemporary technologies and specialized software.  Boards are…
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1. An antenna (aerial) on your roof picks up radio waves from the transmitter. With satellite TV, the signals come from a satellite dish mounted on your wall or roof. With cable TV, the signal comes to you via an underground fiber-optic cable.
2.…
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After a long time of evolution, printing technology reached a time of change in 1843. Richard March Hoe's family owned a steam-powered printing manufactory. When Richard became the head of the company in 1833, he decided to change the flatbed…
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Filmstrip technology predates this particular DuKane projector, but this device and accompanying strips and soundtrack disc marked a significant step forward in advancing educational technology. This iteration of the filmstrip projector incorporated…
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Google’s introduction of a low-cost, easily-assembled handheld device through which to view images echoes Oliver Wendell Holmes’ invention of the handheld stereoscope over 150 years prior. Google’s device utilizes a contemporary smartphone (not…
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While LaserDiscs and their accompanying players never reached widespread commercial success in the home video market, the technology fared significantly better as an educational tool. An analog format rather than optical—such as a CD or DVD, where…
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After the invention of the incandescent light bulb, the use of projection devices began to shift away from oil and gas-powered contraptions such as the traditional magic lantern. The variant of this lantern device that used an incandescent bulb…
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A camera phone is a smartphone which can capture photographs and often record video using one or more built-in digital cameras. The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, a Sharp J-SH04 J-Phone model (Hoista 2012). Most camera phones are…
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In 1975, Steven Sasson, an engineer at Kodak, invented and built the first self-contained electronic camera that used a charge-coupled device image (Mccullough 2016). The camera weighed 8 pounds and had only 0.01 megapixels and the image been…
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The Red Flag 20 is a copy of the Leica M3 and Leica M4. This product made in Shanghai in about 1971-76. It has the Leica M lens-mount, and three lenses were made for it. The standard lens is a 50 mm f/1.4 Ref Flag 20, a copy of the Summilux; the…
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In the late 1940s, the period of the Republic of China has been made in China's first camera, SELO camera. SELO camera was made by Zheng Chonglan in 1947, during the Chinese Civil War. When it comes to Chinese camera, people cannot avoid the father…
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