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No, the computer was not invented in 1959. However, a major  computer supplier, Hitachi, was founded and Robert Noyce's creation  of the integrated circuit happened this year.
HP is Full name Hewlett-Packard Company which provided all  Technical Support such as laptop, Routers .
This question depends on what you call clever. The first programmable device was a Jacquard loom(1801). Programmed using wooden boards it allowed a loom to create intricate patterns in silk which would have taken months by hand. Charles Babbage invented the analytical engines which were used to...
The definition of a supercomputer is "a particularly powerful  mainframe computer." and the advantages are:   -good for crunching data   -generally used for science models and things of that nature   disadvantages are:   -they consume butt loads of electricity   -they are expensive ...
do you mean computer generated imagry?      Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application  of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art,  printed media, video games, films, television programs,  commercials, videos, and simulators.   
It helps students think about why certain chunks of code are there  and how they affect the program itself. This helps in programming,  as once you see a block of code that does one job, you can usually  replicate it within your own work to bypass problems.
  The first high speed printer was invented in 1938 and was invented by Chester Carlson       In 1455, Germany, Johannes Gutenberg printed the first book. It was a copy of the Bible, but the first ever made with movable type.
Computers are pretty cool, but there are some things that could be  seen as disadvantages:    People working on computers have advantages over people trying  to work without computers, which leads to educational and  technological deficits for poor people and poor countries.  Computers give...
From what I can gather, the IBM Portable Computer was introduced in  1975 at a selling price of $9000 and weighed about 50 lbs.
February 15, 1946 By Charles Babbage. it was called the ENIACcomputer.
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IBM was founded in Endicott, New York and currently operates out of  Armonk, New York.
The World Wide Web has changed based on the differentfunctionalities the Web now provides. Once used as a repository fordata, is now widely used for communication via social media(Facebook, Reddit, etc.)
  Reference the original DARPA network on Google, and it will give a map.  I don't recall exactly, but their first WAN connected Denver to a city in Texas, Texas City to Georgia city, Georgia City to a North Carolina City, and North Carolina City back to Denver.  A rectangular shaped...
No, he only improved the computer. Computers have been around since the 1950's.
The I LOVEYOU virus was detected on May 5, 2000 when it infected  millions of Windows users in the Philippines.
how does PowerPoint help presentations?Answer: It shows you what it looks like after you finish a document.
Mid-latitude climates are characterized by more annual temperature  variation than occursin the low latitudes.
Tough question. The sarcastic answer would be your brain but I  don't think that is what you want as an answer. If you are talking  about a non-electric, mechanical machine that can add, then the  first such machine would be an abacus. This was generally used in  East Asian countries
An HP computer is a personal computer (PC.) So are Dell computers, Asus, and Lenovo.
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computers have developed a lot more than they have in the earlier days. see apple&dell etc , they have all been INVENTED by very clever people! technology has developed a lot more than it was like before eg: 1910, computers were just a screen and keyboard. now apple have a iOS inside iPhones,...
An Abacus has beads and strings.
well, video games came before computer games, and the first video game is called "Tennis for Two". The first very popular computer game was for the TRS-80, and it was called "ZORK" The first computer game was SPACEWAR! on the DEC PDP-1 in 1961. It was written at MIT by Steve Russell. It was so...
Their computers have big screens and are fast. however, they are not very portable.
Computing accurate artillery firing tables for all the Army's new guns coming out in WW2 as well as all the new and different conditions in which they were being fired.
the second language is the language that one learns after ones  native language,whereas target the language is the language of  translation,situation or sitting in which reader needs to ude the  language.
Daughter of Lord bryon mentored by Babbage called by some the first programmer?
They were caegorized by using miniaturization of components and use  of integrated circuits. (Not a reliable source)
The wonderful thing about mini computers is that they can be used  just about anywhere. Long battery life allows the unit to be used  at the beach, at the pool, or anywhere where power is not  available.
That depends on what you define as a laptop. There is no firmly agreed definition, so choose your own. The first self contained laptop size and weight machine that used an LCD screen was the Epson HX-20 introduced November 1981. It had 20 characters of text on each of 4 lines of display and weighed...
The motherboard is an essential piece of hardware needed to run the  computer, because it contains all the components that make the  computer work. Specifically, it contains slots for memory, the CPU,  ports for peripherals, USB, and Firewire, among other things.
The advantages of computers is that it makes different task easier.  It also saves time and effort and reduces the overall cost to  complete a particular task.
A complete computer system consists of hardware and software.  Hardware comprises input, output, processor and storage while  software encompasses system and application software.
A symbolic constant is a constant with a name, numeric constants are unnamed and must be retyped in the code on each usage. Generally use of symbolic constants is preferred as it makes the code self documenting and allows the compiler to catch typing errors in constant usage.
1940s to 1958: vacuum tube computers, primary I/O magnetic tape or punched cards.
Because it was found that any component except an inductor could be made with a semiconductor, so if several were made on the same chip and connected into a complete functional circuit the resulting device could be packaged in a case the same size as that for one transistor. This was done twice in...
the first 'portable' computer is the Osborne 1. however, portable is an overstatement. since it was released before the days of flat-panel displays, it's more accurate to say 'luggable.' it has a 3" blurry CRT screen, and two 5 1/4" diskette drives.
the GUI and the mouse came at the same time, in the Xerox Alto, then the Xerox Star, then the Apple Lisa, then the Macintosh.
Original answer: Netscape Navigator (in 1994) Another thought: people reading magazines in a store
The Fight Club was the first to have facial CGI in 1999. However, the first computer generated assisted animate was in 1971 when a 2d short was created using a drawing tablet the artist was Peter Folds of metadata. This inspired the Star Wars epic sequence - The Trench Run which was all wire...
The main advantage of a GUI is that the visual representation of  functions allows easier use of the computer compared to a  command-line-based interface. It also speeds up the user's work for  non-technical people.
See the link to a similar Q as it relates to helicopter gunships. The first use of helicopters were for medical evacuation. The Bell 47 fulfilled this role in the Korean War. I'll see if I can find the first use of an Army helicopter.    Answer    AnswerSee the link to a similar Q as...
Yes, human are considered to be the most advanced beings in the  universe. Though computers can process larger amounts of data and  faster, the human brain is considered far more advanced.
Yes, those were first generation vacuum tube computers.
Some second generation computers: IBM 7090IBM 7094IBM 7080IBM 7070IBM 7072IBM 7074IBM 7030 StretchIBM 7010IBM 1401IBM 1410IBM 1440IBM 1620UNIVAC IIIUNIVAC 1107UNIVAC Solid State (had a few vacuum tubes, many transistors, but was mostly Feractor magnetic amplifiers)DEC PDP-1DEC PDP-6DEC PDP-8 ...
bad uses are that you can get people dumping each other over it. There are certain other uses, mostly involving illegal actions, such as:illegal sharing of files such as music and movies (tame), hacking, accessing pornography for youths (tame), accessing underage pornography (disturbing). etc.
The first woman programmer, and generally the first programmer, was  Ada Byron Lovelace. Nicknamed the 'enchantress of numbers',  Lovelace wrote the first computer program in 1842.
  Zero, only very big and rich companies could afford to have it.
emails are written on a computer or a device and a letter is written on paper
Steve Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak on 1st April,1976 invented the 1st Apple computer. It was a revolution in the field of Personal Computer. It was the first digital computer which took away the people from the idea of using huge and massive vacuum tubes.
Depends... It is educational, a way to communicate and its convenient. (Let's not forget entertaining). On the other hand, it takes up too much time of kids lives. For example, the time kids spend on the laptop could be time to be doing exercise. I mean with technology these days, kids are leaving...
Laptop processors are designed to use less power and create less heat than desktop processors laptop processors are used less power.
The keys on a QWERTY keyboard are not arranged alphabetically  because the creator of typewriter layouts designed it where the  most used keys were on the home row or within easy reach of the  fingers. The least used letters, like Q, X, and Z, are put at the  corners of the keyboard, where the...
computer are not exact. It is approx
In computing, the Open Systems Interconnection model partitions a  communication system into seven layers. They are the physical  layer, the data link layer, the network layer, the transport layer,  the session layer, the presentation layer, and the application  layer.
In a 1970 survey, the New York Times suggested a consensus definition of a minicomputer as a machine costing less than $25,000, with an input-output device such as a teleprinter and at least 4K words of memory, that is capable of running programs in a higher level language, such as Fortran or Basic....
Actually they stole the idea from John Vincent Atanasoff.
  If I remember correctly, when hard drives started getting common in personal computers (in the mid-80s), generally computers had two floppy drives, designated a: and b:, so the hard drive was called c:. Later, the convention was to have the a: drive be a 5 1/4'' drive, and to have the b: drive...
ENIAC had 17468 vacuum tubes and over 5 million hand soldered  joins. It weighed over 27 tons and was eight feet tall.
The first electronic computers were built during World War II so your question is about a time when even I was not born yet.    In those days the computers that were in existence were used mainly by the Military for calculating the trajectory of Artillery shells fired from big guns into enemy...
Michael Dell is the founder of Dell Computers.
Thayyur , in Velur panchayat of Kerala's Thrissur district is the  nation's first 100 per cent computer-literate village.
Charles Babbage invented the concept of a programmable computer. He also created the difference machine, which was a mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions.
Steve Wozniak's friend introduced them to each other
1.Differential Machine 2. Analytical Machine In addition to the machines, Babbage also invented otherinteresting devices like: The plans of the analytical machine counted on a part destined tothe impression of results very innovative for the time, being ableto add spaces in white, to alternate...
wozniak is known as an engineering brain who built the first applecomputers
Ofcourse. Here it is: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Von_Neumann_architecture.svg
Steve Wozniak built "blue boxes". Devices that enabled the user to make free long distance telephone calls. The devices were home built, and not necessarily blue. The first device obtained by Bell Systems Security was in a blue plastic case.
  ...You don't. Sorry, but unless you hire a hacker (hundreds of dollars), there's no way I know of of looking at deleted browsing history.
Yes, Apple has acquired a large number of companies since 1988,  including Nashoba Systems, Xemplar Education, Siri, BroadMap,  Burstly, Spotsetter, Swell, and Beats Electronic.
The error rate and slowness of human computers trying to solve large problems.
SATA offers several compelling advantages over the older parallel ATA (PATA) interface: reduced cable-bulk and cost (reduced from 80 wires to seven), faster and more efficient data transfer, and hot swapping.As of 2009[update], SATA has mostly replaced parallel ATA in all shipping consumer PCs. PATA...
  == Answer ==   Punch cards were used by computer programmers back when computers used punch cards. The cards were used to tell the computer what to do. Programmers had a machine that they used to write computer programs and it would punch the holes in the cards. It took a lot of cards just...
The answer to this question depends on your definition of a"computer". The earliest "computers" were mechanical devices usedto help people count. The first known counting devices or toolswere Tally Sticks from about 35,000 BCE. The abacus was invented, possibly by the Babylonians or the Chinesein...
Hold down ALT and using the right hand number keyboard (make sure num lock is on) type 252 :)
They were made to make people have fun with their family on a rainy day or a snowy day.
The plow, steam engine, movable print, the cotton gin, etc.
Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, was the first general-purpose electronic computer.
George Harry Heilmeier was born May 22, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his M.S.E., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in solid-state electronics from Princeton University. Heilmeier joined RCA...
Steve Wozniak installed a chipboard that was more advanced than any  technology introduced before it.
Computers provide a great resource of knowledge that students may not be able to find in a traditional High School library. Some books in libraries date as far back as the 1920s. Online resources such as current periodicals, and publications are also more available to students with computers in...