Inventions Over The Last 20 Years

1998 – MP3 Player

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1999 – Digital Video Recorders

2000 – Bluetooth – wireless technology for sending data.

2001 – Segway – a two wheeled self-balancing scooter.

2002 – Robot Vacuum

2003 – Skype – face to face conversations online have now become commonplace thanks to this accessible software.

2004 – Facebook – many social media sites came before it but this one has become the most popular in recent years.

2005 – GPS – the Global Positioning System was actually launched in 1973, however 2005 was the year when GPS become commercially viable and embedded into phone devices.

2006 – HDTV – clearer TV.

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2007 – Smartphone – Although smartphones have been developed since the early 1990s, the introduction of touchscreen smartphones lead to their massive increase in popularity.

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider – This was constructed over a period of 10 years and tests started in 2008.

2009 – Bladeless Fan – a fan with no blades.

2010 – Tablets – they’re like big smartphones.

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2011 – Curiosity Rover – launched by NASA to explore Mars.

2012 – Google Glass – smart glasses.

2013 – Cronut – a croissant/doughnut hybrid.

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2014 – Hoverboard – But only when placed above a conductive material.

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2015 – Self-Balancing Two-Wheeled Car

2016 – Self-Tying Shoes – Nike unveil self-tying shoes.

2017 – Self-Driving Truck – Tesla unveil plans to introduce self-driving trucks to the market.

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