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  1. Only around 1% of the world's PCs are running hardware that can support virtual reality (VR)(e.g.; sight and sound) headsets.
  2. In the case of the original Apple Macintosh computer there are 47 signatures of members of Apple's Macintosh Division, which built the first Apple Macintosh computer in 1982.
  3. Iomega, founded in 1980, made the first Zip Drive with 100MB capacity, a huge improvement over the 1.44MB limitation of floppy disks in 1994.
  4. The Pentium microprocessor, released on March 22, 1993, was the fifth generation of the ‘x86’ line of microprocessors from Intel, the basis for the IBM PC and its clones.
  5. Linux, a Unix-like and POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution, was designed and released by Finnish university student Linus Torvalds in October 1991.
  6. A computer virus is a malware program that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected". There are about 200 new computer viruses released every day.
  7. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), is an e-mail encryption program created by Phil Zimmermann in 1991 while working at PKWARE, Inc, as a tool for people to protect themselves from intrusive governments around the world. 
  8. The first portable 1-GB hard disk, made in 1980, weighed about 550 pounds, and was sold at $40,000 each.
  9. IBM 5120 made in 1980 was the heaviest desktop computer with a weight about 105 lbs and a 130 lbs external floppy drive.
  10. The first portable hard drive was created in 1979, and it could hold just 5MB of data.
  11. Floppy disks in the late 1970s were 8 inches in diameter.
  12. In 1961 IBM introduced the model 1311 disk drive, which was about the size of a washing machine and stored two million characters on a removable disk pack
  13. Over 300 million inkjet cartridges and 70 million laser cartridges are sold in the U.S. annually.
  14. Approximately 1.3 billion inkjet cartridges are used around the world annually and less than 30 percent are currently being recycled. Each year over 350 million cartridges are thrown out to landfills.
  15. The Intel first microprocessor was Intel 4004, which was designed for a calculator, contained only 2300 transistors and worked at a clock rate of 740 kHz. The Intel Sandy Bridge-E, one of the latest microprocessors from Intel, contains 2270 million transistors!
  16. Apple Lisa was the first personal computer that offered a graphical user interface and a mouse. It was sold around $10,000 during the early 1980.
  17. The Apple II is an 8-bit home computer, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products It had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was launched.
  18. Apple Macintosh Portable, the first battery-powered portable Macintosh personal computer, was released on September 20, 1989, weighs 16 pounds and had a 16MHz processor
  19. The first "IBM" personal computer that run on batteries was the IBM PC Convertible released in 1986.
  20. The world's first computer, called the Z1, which contained almost all parts of a modern computer, i.e. control unit, memory, micro sequences, floating-point logic and input-output devices, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His Z2 and Z3 were follow-ups based on many of the same ideas as the Z1.
  21. Konrad Zuse, an inventor and computer pioneer, created the world's first programmable computer, the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941.
  22. The first IBM PC was introduced on August 12, 1981; pricing started at $1,565 for a configuration without disk drives and a color-graphics adapter.
  23. Graphical user interface, Computer mouse, laser printing, and the network card were all developed by Xerox located in Palo Alto, CA
  24. Douglas Carl Engelbart is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, resulting in the invention of the computer mouse in 1964, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces.
  25. The first electronic digital calculating device used about 300 vacuum tubes, with capacitors fixed in a mechanically rotating drum for memory.
  26. The bipolar transistor was invented in 1947
  27. Alan Turing was the first to conceptualize the modern computer, a device that became known as the
  28. Universal Turing machine.
  29. The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first electronic programmable computer built in the US. ENIAC, which had full operation in 1945, was huge, weighing 30 tons, using 200 kilowatts of electric power and contained over 18,000 vacuum tubes, 1,500 relays, and hundreds of thousands of resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
  30. Charles Babbage is a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, he is best remembered for originating the concept of a digital programmable computer in 1833.
  31. The electronic computers developed around the 1940’s had the size of a large room and consumed huge amounts of electricity.
  32. Hewlett Packard, one of the world's leading computer and computer peripheral manufacturer, was first started in a garage at Palo Alto, CA, in the year 1939.
  33. Computers are programmed to carry out instructions required adding numbers together, and moving data from one place to another etc.
  34. David Bradley is credited for implementing the "Control-Alt-Delete" key combination that was used to reboot the computer.

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  1. How Virtual Reality Works.
  2. USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0. - FireWire vs USB
  3. Laptop vs. Notebook. - Laptop vs. Tablet.
  4. Mac vs. PC. - 10 Differences Between Macs and PCs.
  5. Computer Power Usage.
  6. Portable Computer Devices: Apple iPod - Apple iPad - Apple iPhone - SmartPhone - Amazon Kindle - Amazon Kindle Fire - Tablet - GPS - PDA - MP3.
  7. Wonder About Computer Chips & Processors.
  8. Intel Microprocessors.
  9. AMD Chips.
  10. Software.
  11. Operating Systems:
  12. Comparison of Operating Systems.
  13. Formatting Disks and Drives.
  14. How to Partition and Format a Hard Drive in Windows.
  15. How To Format a Hard Drive in Windows 7
  16. How to Format a Hard Drive.
  17. How to Erase and Format a Hard Drive.
  18. How to Erase a Hard Drive and Start Over.
  19. Top 10 iOS Shortcuts and Gestures.
  20. A History of Windows.
  21. Computer Languages:
  22. Comparison of Programming Languages
  23. Data (Computing).
  24. Database.
  25. Executable.
  26. Instruction Set.
  27. Programmed Data Processor (PDP).
  28. Touch Screen.
  29. Computer Architecture.
  30. Computer Hardware.
  31. AMD Processor & Intel Processor
  32. Computer Microprocessors/Central Processing Units (CPUs):
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  34. Execution (Computing).
  35. Computer Program.
  36. Central Processing Unit.
  37. An Understanding of Computer Cluster.
  38. Desktop Computer.
  39. Laptop
  40. Ultrabook
  41. Notebook
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  43. Google Chrome
  44. Workstation.
  45. An Understanding of Mainframe Computers.
  46. Supercomputers.
  47. IBM Personal Computer.
  48. IBM 5100 PC.
  49. NeXT Computers.
  50. The Wang 2200
  51. Computer Terminal.
  52. Personal Computers.
  53. History of Laptop Computers.
  54. An Understanding of Minicomputers.
  55. Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!
  56. Warhol & the Computer.
  57. History of Computers 1. - 2.
  58. The Turing Archive for the History of Computing.
  59. The Invention of Desktop Computers.
  60. The Modern History of Computing.
  61. A Brief History of Computing.
  62. Computer History from B.C. to Today.
  63. 1973 to 1981: The First Personal Computers (PCs).
  64. Who Invented the Computer?
  65. History of Microsoft DOS.
  66. Computer Beginners Guide.
  67. An Understanding of Computers.
  68. Early Electronic Computers (1946-51).
  69. Generations of Computers.
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Computer Review

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  3. Acer Aspire R13 Laptop Review
  4. Acer Aspire R7 Laptop Review
  5. Acer Aspire E15 Series (E5-573G-7034) Laptop Review
  6. Acer Aspire E15 Touch (E5-571P-363N) Laptop Review
  7. Asus Laptop Review
  8. Asus Transformer Book T100HA Review 1 - 2
  9. Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA Review
  10. Asus Chromebook Flip C100 Review
  11. Asus Z170-Deluxe Laptop Review
  12. Asus ZenBook UX305FA Review
  13. Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review
  14. Asus Chromebook Flip C100 Laptop Review
  15. Asus ROG G751JY-DH71 Laptop Review
  16. Asus G751JL Laptop Review
  17. Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review
  18. Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi (Signature Edition) Review
  19. Dell Laptop Rating and Review
  20. Dell Precision M3800 (2015) Laotop Review
  21. Dell Latitude 14 7000 (E7450) Laptop Review
  22. Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series
  23. Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop Review
  24. Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Review
  25. Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series Review
  26. Dell XPS 15 (2014) Review
  27. Dell XPS 13 (2015, Nontouch) Review 1 - 2
  28. Gateway Notebook/Laptop Ratings and Review
  29. Gateway NE72206u Laptop Review
  30. Gateway NV5214u Laptop Review
  31. Gateway P-7805u FX Laptop Review
  32. Gateway MD7818u Laptop Review
  33. HP Reviews, Ratings, and Pricing
  34. HP EliteBook 1020 (12.2 x 8.27 x 0.62 inches) Laptop Review
  35. HP Elite x2 1011 Laptop Review
  36. HP Spectre x360 Laptop Review
  37. HP Pavilion x360 13 Laptop Review
  38. HP ZBook 14 G2 Review
  39. HP ZBook 15 G2 Review
  40. HP Pavilion x360 11T Review
  41. HP 15t Touch Review
  42. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Hybrid Laptop Review
  43. Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Laptop Review
  44. Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Laptop Review
  45. Lenovo LaVie Z Laptop Review
  46. Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K Laptop Review
  47. LG UltraPC (Model 13Z940) Laptop Review
  48. LG Z360 Full HD Ultrabook Review
  49. LG Gram Ultra PC Review
  50. MSI PE60 Prestige Laptop Review
  51. MSI GT80 Titan Review
  52. MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC Laptop Review
  53. MSI GS70 Stealth Laptop Review
  54. MSI GE62 Apache Laptop Review
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  56. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Laptop Review
  57. Sony Laptop Review
  58. Sony VAIO Flip 15 Laptop Review
  59. Sony VAIO Pro 13 Laptop Review
  60. Sony VAIO Duo 13 Laptop Review
  61. Sony VAIO Pro 11 Laptop Review
  62. Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5294 Laptop Review: 1 - 2 - 3
  63. Toshiba Kirabook Laptop Review
  64. Toshiba Satellite L55-B5294 Laptop Review
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  34. An Comparison of Power Usage of Desktop, Notebook, and Netbook Computers.
  35. The Engelbart Hypothesis: Dialogs with Douglas Engelbart, "Father of the Mouse".
  36. Tablets and Tablet PCs Review
  37. iPad Reviewed by Ubergizmo & CNet
  38. iPod Reviewed by CNet
  39. iPhone Reviewed by Ubergizmo & CNet
  40. Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-Book Reader Should You Buy?
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  53. Windows 8.1 Review: Start's Return Cheered by Some but Problems Remain.
  54. Was Control-Alt-Delete a Mistake?
  55. Stanford Team Develops First Computer Using Only Carbon Nanotube Transistors.
  56. How Super High-Def Displays Change Everything.
  57. One Reason Apple Is Hard To Beat.
  58. Regulators Shut Down Global PC 'Tech Support' Scam.
  59. Computer Hacking Arrests: 'Jonathan Rees and Alex Marunchak' Bailed.
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  62. How is your PC Behaving?
  63. Solid State Drives.
  64. An Inside Look at Hard Drives.
  65. How to Choose a Hard Drive?
  66. The 13 Easy Steps to Installing a Primary Hard Drive.
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