History of Technology Timeline | Britannica

History of Technology Timeline | Britannica

  • 3.3 million years ago: The first tools
    The history of technology begins even before the beginning of our own species. Sharp flakes of stone used as knives and larger unshaped stones used as hammers and anvils have been uncovered at Lake Turkana in Kenya. The tools were made 3.3 million years ago and thus were likely used by an ancestor such as Australopithecus.
  • 1 million years ago: Fire
    When humanity first used fire is still not definitively known, but, like the first tools, it was probably invented by an ancestor of Homo sapiens. Evidence of burnt material can be found in caves used by Homo erectus beginning about 1 million (and maybe even 1.5 million) years ago.
  • 20,000 to 15,000 years ago: Neolithic Revolution
    During the Neolithic Period several key technologies arose together. Humans moved from getting
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Technology in the Classroom | 2019 Guide to Using Technology in the Classroom

The growing presence of technology in the classroom is directly correlated with students’ increased usage of technology outside of the classroom. Thanks to students’ familiarity with technology, teachers can utilize different types of technology to create a more diverse and inclusive learning environment.

The main

benefit of using technology in the classroom

is interactive lessons that engage students, foster in-depth learning, and encourage collaboration. Technology in the classroom also provides benefits for teachers, such as saving time by creating lesson plans online.

There are

pros and cons

for incorporating technology in the classroom. The drawbacks of technology in the classroom can include shorter attention spans for students and a decreased ability to finish intricate projects. Overall screen time in and out of the classroom can contribute to poor educational performance and weight problems in children.

In contrast, some

research on technology in the classroom

has demonstrated that it can improve

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How technology has changed over the last three decades

Where this data came from

Music sales figures from 1995 to present are from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) U.S. sales database.

Home entertainment spending by format from 1999-2010 is from the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) 2010 year-end home entertainment report, and figures from 2011-2016 are from individual DEG year-end reports. Data from 1997 and 1998 are extrapolated based on DVD player sales data from a 2005 DEG report. Industry-wide sales data is not available from 1985-1997. While tapes were dominant over DVDs during that span (DVDs were invented in 1995) we aren’t sure of tapes’ precise market share because of competing but less popular technologies such as LaserDisc.

Cellphone usage statistics for 2002-2016 are from the Pew Research Center Mobile Fact Sheet. Statistics for 2000 are from the Web at 25 Pew series — 2001 and 2003 percentages are interpolated. A single figure for cell usage was

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Defining “Technology”

[Last updated June 2020.]

I spend a lot of time reading books and essays about technology; more specifically, books and essays about technology history and criticism. Yet, I am often struck by how few of the authors of these works even bother defining what they mean by “technology.” I find that frustrating because, if you are going to make an attempt to either study or critique a particular technology or technological practice or development, then you probably should take the time to tell us how broadly or narrowly you are defining the term “technology” or “technological process.”

Photo: David HartsteinOf course, it’s not easy. “In fact, technology is a word we use all of the time, and ordinarily it seems to work well enough as a shorthand, catch-all sort of word,” notes the always-insightful Michael Sacasas in his essay “Traditions of Technological Criticism.” “That same sometimes useful quality, however, makes

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Software Center (Windows) | Office of Information Technology

How to install software with Software Center

Customers that have a Windows system can take advantage of Software Center to download
and install software managed by OIT.


Software Center is a component of the System Center Configuration Management Suite,
which provides a scalable, efficient way to manage large groups of Windows computers.
It’s feature set allows the Office of Information Technology (OIT) the capability
to preform software distribution in line with industry standards and best practices
to meet the needs of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and Statewide Administration

Verifying that you have Software Center

Software Center is installed on all Windows UA domain computers at UAF and SW. If your computer is not on the UA domain, it will not have Software Center installed.

The Software Center application is located at:

  • Start Menu > Microsoft System Center > Software Center.

You can further confirm operation

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Octo acquires defense & intelligence IT integrator — Washington Technology


Octo acquires defense & intelligence IT integrator

Nearly six months after closing one large combination, Octo has moved onto the next transaction in this phase of its strategy to be the go-to technology modernization provider for federal agencies.

Reston, Virginia-headquartered Octo said Tuesday it has acquired Volant Associates, an enterprise IT and software development company whose customer base stretches across the defense and intelligence communities. Terms were not disclosed.

Volant was founded in 2008 and holds prime contracts with the Defense Intelligence Agency and other members of the larger intelligence community for work in areas such as cloud-native solutions, enterprise data architectures and interoperability initiatives.

The Chantilly-headquartered company’s portfolio also includes support of the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise framework, which is essentially an online portal that links agencies to software tools for their organization.

For Octo, this smaller tuck-in deal comes

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What is Technology? – Definition, Types and More [CTR]

What is Technology?

Technology is a set of notions and knowledge used to achieve a precise objective, which leads to the solution of a specific problem of the individual or the satisfaction of some of their needs. It is an extremely broad concept that can cover a huge variety of aspects that can range from electronics to art.


Invention of tablets, which are capable of performing the work of a computer. Tablets are being excessively light and portable, is a merit of technology.

As well as the creation of robots for the automation of repetitive tasks.

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Types of Technologies

Hard Technology

Technology which use elements of the hard sciences such as engineering, mechanics, mathematics, physics, chemistry and others. In this way, it can be used as an example of hard technology, applied to the field of computer

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Marriage, Technology, and Emotional Infidelity

Marriage, Technology, and Emotional Infidelity

The institution of marriage has come under a great deal of scrutiny. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles warned us more than a decade ago that “the adversary’s attacks upon eternal marriage will continue to increase in intensity, frequency, and sophistication.”1 One area of concern involves modern technology, which has opened new avenues for engaging in what is termed “emotional infidelity.”

Heavenly Father’s teachings on the sanctity of marriage, however, remain clear. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” tells us that “children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity.”2

The scriptures declare, “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14; see also Mosiah 13:22; D&C 59:6), and “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife [or husband]” (Exodus 20:17; see also Mosiah 13:24). Story after

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Huntington Ingalls Industries to Acquire Alion Science and Technology For $1.65B; Andy Green Quoted

Andy Green EVP

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Tuesday that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billion in cash from Veritas Capital, subject to customary adjustments. Alion is a technology-driven solutions provider for the global defense marketplace. 

The transaction constitutes an enterprise value-to-expected 2022 adjusted EBITDA1 multiple of approximately 12.2x. It will make Alion a part of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division and is expected to close in the second half of 2021.

“The combination of Alion and our Technical Solutions business represents a significant value creation opportunity that broadens our capabilities and customer access in our target markets,” commented Andy Green, HII’s executive vice president and president of Technical Solutions. 

“The experienced Alion team and the highly complementary solutions and products they provide are consistent with the strategic vision we have articulated for the Technical

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Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Technology

The technology sector includes everything from major companies that everyone knows, to players both big and small that operate largely behind the scenes. The category is also home to emerging companies of all sizes, start-ups, and billion-dollar household brands.

In a broad sense, the category includes stocks involved with the research, creation, and distribution of technology-based goods or services. That can be everything from computers to software, televisions to websites. Hardware is the physical device — a computer, a television, a smartphone, etc. Software is the computer code and platforms that make those devices work. 

Technology stocks offer investors a lot of opportunities. In fact, the sector offered the highest returns of all ranked market sectors at 34.28% in 2017.

Those strong returns, however, do not mean the technology sector is without risks. Technology changes quickly, and one-time leaders can quickly fall behind, or even go out of business. In

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