Ada Lovelace is credited as being the first computer programmer, but a lot has changed since she wrote the first computer algorithm in 1843. Over the decades that followed punch cards and vacuum tubes dominated the computer landscape until transistors paved the way for computer chips in 1956. Jack Kilby made the first integrated circuit out of transistors just two years later, propelling computer science forward at rocket speed for the next several decades. Now we have computers in our pockets more powerful than the first space shuttle just 50 years later. Learn more about the evolution of computer science from this infographic!
We’re sure you’ve all heard of the term ‘Man Cave’, a space taken up by large TV’s and comfy seating, a place for people to chug beer whilst watch sporting events and a room that is often off limits to the other half!…But have you heard of the ‘Geek Cave’? Moving away from sports fans, the folks at Nabru have provided you with the must have gadgets for your Geek Cave.
The gadget wars of the past and present may have been bloody affairs, but they are often entertaining to watch. The duels between warring gadgets pictured below resulted in some heavy blows — and alas, some mortal wounds.
infographic courtesy Mint.
From flying cars to personal robot assistants, the middle of the 20th century was ripe with dreams of futuristic grandeur. Solar energy was just starting out, with applications in both the space race and the high-class American home. In the 50-plus years since, solar power as an industry has grown exponentially thanks to the availability of solar loans and leases — and now nearly one million U.S. homes utilize solar.
However, many of those far-fetched solar gadgets dreamed of in the 1950s have not yet come to pass. Here are the top five solar-powered devices we totally wish existed by now.
infographic courtesy of: elementscapitalgroup.
in 2016, there is a great need to explore faster and more effective methods of activating relief efforts. These apps can help keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency. Let’s check them out!
Infographic via: Nature’s Water.
We all love to take care of our garden, some more than others. There are tons of really great gadgets to make gardening easier and fun. With the technology of today, you’ll find a range of great tools all beneficial for you and your garden.
Infographic by: watermateirrigation
Bullying has always been with us, but it has only been in recent years that we’ve learned just how damaging it is. Beyond the physical harm, children who are bullied suffer from eating and sleeping disorders, decreased academic achievement, and depression. And that has resulted in the development of various kinds of tools to battle bullying. We look at seven apps designed to help.
infographic via: whoishostingthis.
Imagine logging into Facebook and seeing updates of your friends’ locations right in your glasses. Though it sounds like science fiction, it may soon be science fact. Facebook is currently working on Augmented Reality glasses that will soon allow you to see your friends’ avatars in their current locations along with their updates. Augmented Reality is projected to be a $90 billion industry, and it will be a household fixture before you know it. Learn more about the future of virtual reality and augmented reality from this infographic, which comes courtesy of FramesDirect.
In a world where everything is digitized, print books don’t seem to stand a chance. And yet, the simple charm of holding a book in one’s hand hasn’t gone away. The Kindle rush of 2010 was thought to be the end of print, but these days ebook sales have dropped and have allowed booksellers to get back on the horse.
Though the ebook industry grows every year, it’s clear that it will be a long while before it ever catches up to classic print.
infographic courtesy of: blurb.