1974-1975 Personal Computer : Scelbi Computer Consulting The first consumer computers.
Scelbi, Mark-8, Altair, IBM Company, Jonathan Titus, The IBM 5100 becomes the first
5100 Micro Instrumentation and commercially available portable computer.
Telemetry Systems (MITS),
1976-1977 Apple I, II Steve Jobs and Steve Apple I, the first computer with a single-
Wozniak circuit board. Apple II offers color graphics
and incorporates an audio cassette drive
1981 MS-DOS Computer Bill Gates and Paul Allen It introduces a whole new language to the
Operating System general public. Typing “C:” and various
cryptic commands gradually becomes part
of daily work. People discover the
backslash () key.
1981 Acorn IBM First IBM personal computer
1983-1984 Lisa, Apple Macintosh Apple Inc. First personal computer with a Graphical
User Interface (GUI)
1985 Microsoft Windows Microsoft Corporation Microsoft ships Windows 1.0. Now, rather
than typing MS‐DOS commands, you just
move a mouse to point and click your way
through screens, or “windows.” Bill Gates
says, “It is unique software designed for
the serious PC user.”
1990 HyperText Markup Tim Berners-Lee and Robert WWW is an information system of
Language (HTML) and Cailliau interlinked hypertext documents that are
World Wide Web (WWW) accessed via the Internet. It has also
commonly become known simply as the
2003 AMD’s Athlon 64 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. First 64-bit processor
2004 Mozilla’s Firefox 1.0 Mozilla Foundation and It challenges Microsoft’s Internet Explorer,
contributors the dominant web browsers.
2006 MacBook Pro Apple Inc. First Intel-based, dual-core mobile
2007 iPhone Apple Inc. Original Smartphone era begins from here.
2008 Android Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick T-Mobile G1 is the First-ever Android
Sears and Google device; had quirky design elements like the
swing-out keyboard and the "chin".
2010 iPad Apple Inc. Apple releases the original iPad.
2011 3D transistors Intel Corporation Intel announces the commercialisation of
2012 Ultrabook Intel Corporation It is a specification and trademarked brand
by Intel for a class of high-end
subnotebooks which are designed to
feature reduced bulk without compromising
2014 Intel® CoreTM i7-5960X Intel Corporation Intel unveiled its first eight-core desktop
2015 Ubuntu operating system Canonical Ltd., The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition
Ubuntu community becomes the first phone running the
contributors, Ubuntu operating system to be released
The Carrier Advisory Group February 11, 2015.
2016 Smart Mobile Theater Royole Corporation Royole-X is the world"s first foldable smart
system, Royole-X mobile theatre device. The system has
noise-canceling headphones and a viewing
system that is vision correctable.
2016 Oculus Rift Oculus VR, LLC The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality head-
mounted display. Software, most notably
video games, must be custom programmed
to use the Rift.