Saturday, November 30, 2013

John Edward Warnock

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John Edward Warnock was born on October 6, 1940. He is an American computer scientist who co-founded Adobe Systems Inc. with Charles Geschke. He was president of Adobe for his first two years and Chairman and CEO for the last 16 years at the company. He retired in 2001, but still co-chairs with Geschke. Warnock was a recipient of the National Medal of Technology.  For more info click here 

Ada Lovelace, the mother of the modern computer

she was born December 10, 1815 into a very wealthy family, after it was discovered that she had a talent for numbers and science she was put into the care of tutors who helped her develop these skills. at the age of 17 she was able to meet Charles Babbage a well known mathematician who was working on the worlds first calculator. she was astonished by the machine, but that didn't stop her from suggesting changes that could be made in order to give the computer more functionality. she developed the first algorithm, and became the worlds first computer programmer.   

Friday, November 29, 2013

Namihei Odaira

Namihei Odaira is the founder of the major Japanese technology company known as Hitachi.
He was born January 15, 1874 about 100 km outside of Tokyo, Japan and died October 5, 1951
Was a Japanese Entrepreneur and philanthropist
Namihei acted as the Managing Director and later the President of Hitachi.
 For more information on Namihei Odaira, click here

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Michael Dell

Born in Huston Texas February 23 1965 Michael Dell was born. He is the man how founded Dell inc. one of the worlds leading computer brands. Dell was the youngest CEO to have his company in fortune magazine at the age of 27. Dell has received the 2013 Franklin Institute's Bower Award for Business Leadership. he is the 41 richest man in the world. $15.9 billion as of March 2012.Click here to learn more

Larry Page

Larry" Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. On April 4, 2011, Page succeeded Eric Schmidt as the chief executive officer of Google. He was born on March 26 1973. In 1998, Brin and Page founded Google, Inc. Larry ran Google as co-president along with Brin until 2001 when they hired Eric Schmidt as Chairman and CEO of Google. In January 2011 Google announced that Page would replace Schmidt as CEO in April the same year.

Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Engelbart was born on January 30, 1925 and died on July 2, 2013. He always dreamed to use computers to connect individuals in a network. He was an American engineer and inventor of the computer mouse. He decided in the 1950's that he would rather focus on making the world a better place instead of having a steady job. Douglas won the 1997 A.M. Turing Award, the highest honor in computer science for his inspiring vision of the future. For more info click here

Jack dorsey

Jack Dorsey was the man behind the massive social network know as twitter.
Jack was born November 19, 1976. he was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. At the age of 13 Jack became very interested in dispatch routing. Some of the open source soft ware he made is still used be taxis today
He became a app designer and was later known for being a co- founder and co- creator of twitter.
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Markus Alexej "Notch" Persson ----- The Creator of Minecraft and company Mojang

Markus Persson was born on June 1, 1969. He is a Swedish video game producer and designer. He began on his fathers computer when he was seven years old. He experimented a few different programs and made his own game at the age of 8. Now he owns Mojang, the company he created with two friends. His reason for creating Mojang was for the purpose of Minecraft. This game rapidly gaind popularity after its tech demo in 2009. Because of this game, he gained significant notability withing the video game industry.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Man behing Facebook : Mark Zuckerburg

On May 14, 1984, the future billionaire child  was born. Two decades later, on February 4, 2002, the largest social networking site was launched. Zuckerburg had created one of the most used social networks in the world, Facebook It was first open to Harvard students, then to other colleges then eventually open to everyone. It is a website that connects people together through an online system of personal profiles, exchanging messaging, updating statuses etc. As of March 2013, there are around 1.15 billion people around the world on Facebook, making it the most social networking serviced used by people! Zuckerburg is now a billionaire and ranks among the top 100 richest people in the world!

For more info on Facebook or Mark Zuckerburg, click the following link here.

John Vincent Atanasoff

John Atanasoff was the inventor of the first electronic digital computer, with the help of an electric engineer named Clifford E. Berry. This computer was called the ABC which stands for the Atanasoff-Berry Computer. This computer was not a general-purpose computer, but instead it was created to solve systems of simultaneous up to 29 linear equations. This means this computer could take in two linear equations at once with 29 variables and a constant. Then the computer would eliminate the variables and figure out the solution. This computer could not store program instructions which makes it different from modern computers. John Atanasoff was born Oct. 4, 1903 and died June 15, 1995. To learn more about John Atanasoff click here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

George E. Gerpheide

You may not have heard the name before but George E. Gerpheide was the creator of the touch pad mouse commonly found on laptops. Since 1994 touch pads have become a big part of the laptop world being sleek and not taking up much space. George also founded the Cirque Corporation that further promoted touch technology. George has also been part of many other technology related products and studies and has won many awards for his work. To see more of George's accomplishments and to find more information, click here.

Jonathon James

Jonathon James was a computer hacker who hacked into NASA and downloaded enough info to learn how the International Space Station worked. He was convicted and sent to prison. When he was fifteen he managed to hack into networks like Bell South, Miami-Dade, the U.S. Department of Defense and also NASA. The info that he had got from NASA costed $1.7 million. NASA shut down there network for three weeks while investigating it and cost them $41,000.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Computer Virus

Computer Viruses insert copies of itself into other computer programs, when it is replicated it affects The areas. Other than computer programs it can infect data files, boot sectors of the hard drive. Viruses perform a type of harmful activity on infected hosts like stealing hard disk space, or even access personal information. For more information about Computer viruses click Here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Computer Animation

Computer Animation, also called CGI Animation, generates animated images by using computer graphics. The technique used is similar to illusion of movement made on televisions and motion pictures. Computer animation is known as the digital successor of stop motion animation used in earlier days. Two kinds of animation are mainly used. 3D and 2D animations. 3D animations are rigged with a virtual skeleton to help with movement of characters or creatures. For 2D animations layers are used and sometimes skeletons as well. Eyes, mouths, and limbs are moved by the animator to fit the frame. The difference in appearance of the character in each frame is calculated by the computer automatically. To complete the animation, the animation is rendered to run in smooth movement.
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the 4K TV
The newest TV is a 4K TV. Other TV's presented the images in 2 megapixels, but this tv has its images in 8 mega pixels. this type of TV in about 4x better then the previous HD TV.

John Deer 7R series

2014 is a big year for John Deer as they come out with their new series of models. 
with the tier 4 engines being put in. they hold lots of horse power and  very few emissions that are being produced. The larger models will have the PSS Engines which is the tier 4 but larger for more HP. communication tech becomes the infrastructure for new features too. Click here to learn more 

Xbox one Xbox is releasing the new member to the family.

Northrop Grumman X-47B

The Northrop Grunman X-47B is a combat unmanned air vehicle developed by American Defense Technology Company Northrop Grunman and is now part of the U.S. Navy. The company intends to bring the X-47B prototype into a battle ready aircraft by 2019. The program is costing the U.S. $813 million to continue in the research and test flight of these new drones. 3 different versions are being researched, the X-47A, X-47B, and the X-47C. Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a very innovative child who loved playing and fiddling with electronics. As he grew up he did not have a specific career that he wanted to pursue. Then in 1976 Jobs and Woziak started Apple Computers. These computers were a big hit. The next several products produced were not such a big hit, and they thought Jobs was the reason behind it. Then Jobs purchased the Pixar Animation Studios. He had good success with this. Jobs later got pancreatic cancer and died on October 5, 2011.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iPad Air

The fifth generation iPad, called the iPad Air was released on Tuesday. The new iPad's processor is the A7, which is also found in Apples knew iPhone 5s. It weighs only one pound, becoming the lightest full size tablet in the world. It is 7.5 mm thick, which is 25 percent thinner than the previous iPad.  It has a 5-megapixel iSight camera, and a 1080p FaceTime camera on the front. It will be available in black, white, silver and space gray. The new iPad's will start at $499, and will become available on November 1. For more info click here


The HTC One X is a touchscreen phone with a slate sized design manufactured by HTC. There is 1GB of ram. There is also a  4.7 inch (120 mm) 1,280x720 pixels. One of the features is that it has a camera on the back and on the front. The rear facing camera has an 8-mega pixel. The battery has a 1,800 mAh battery. On the front of the camera there are three buttons. The home button, the back button and the more screens option. There are three physical buttons to the up and down on the volume and the power button. Click here to see more information.

The Colorful IPhone

Apple sells exploded on September 20, on that day, Apple released its brand new IPhone 5c. Apple's new concept building the IPhone 5c around a steel reinforced frame that acts as an antenna. It is then attached to the outer shell by laser wielding, creating a precise fit. The software stored internally is the latest of its kind, the iOS 7. The completely new design of the software make the IPhone 5c looks extraordinary. It contains an A6 chip which displays super clear graphics and high quality videos. As a bonus, the 8MP camera lets you take a clear picture wherever you may be. Plus the lowered price makes it more attractive to less fortunate countries and people.

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The coin-sized Retriever is a solar powered GPS tracking device. The device is roughly the size of an American quarter and a centimeter thick. The tracker uses the smallest fully operational GPS module also having an antenna. It has a SiRFstarIV processor which allows it to work in areas a regular GPS could not. It is also water proof up to a depth of three metres and has a lithium ion battery. It also has the ability to have perimeters set that once it leaves the area, it sends out an email, text or phone call. It will cost $169 and a monthly subscription fee of $1.79. Click here for more information. 

Playstation 4, High prices in Brazil

Sony's Playstation 4 will be released in a month and people in Brazil are already crying out in anguish. Most Brazillians wont be able to affor the PS4 because it is said it will cost 3,999 Brazillian currency. This is about $1,845 American. Sony representatives came out to explain the high costs. They explained that due to the high taxes on imported electronics and electronics in general the cost is much more than the cost elsewhere in the world.

Samsung Galaxy S5?

Now that the S4 has landed, there are expectations for the S5 already. 
It's very likely that we'll see the Korean firm take to the stage with the fifth generation Samsung Smart Phone sometime in March 2014. A lot of rumors are going around that there is going to be all metal. Samsung wants a bit of the 64-bit A7 Processor that apple has put into the IPhone 5S. The Samsung will match the new coming IPhone with its own 64-bit chip. The design will possibly way different from the SIII and S4, The metal chassis will help the change of the look. The romours of a fingerprint scanner are true, Samsung is following Apple with a fingerprint scanner to the Galaxy S5

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Space Ballooning

for the low low price of just 75,000$ a head, you and seven friends can follow in the footsteps of Felix Baumgartner and travel to the edge of space in a helium balloon.( although there will be no jumping this time.) the balloon will take you up to 98,000ft into the atmosphere and safely back to the ground. this is the first step towards "space tourism" which is expected to take off in the not so distant future. to learn more click here

Fastest Battery Charge

A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created micro batteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries for example “jump-starting a car with powering a cellphone. The group was led by William King and is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit inside a “credit-card thin” device. In practice, the batteries could help create devices last 30 times longer or transmit farther distances for more information click here

Friday, October 18, 2013

Welcome to Credo Tech[nology]

Welcome! This is a blog for the BIM students at Credo to share their discoveries about technology from the world around them. Each month they will be required to make at least one post describing something related to technology. Each post must be unique and therefore whoever posts the entry first gets to keep it. It is your responsibility to make sure you're not repeating what someone else has already described. Read your classmates posts and enjoy the discoveries!

Specific requirements for each post will be given in the box on the right.