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IMAGES: Top tech innovations that changed the geek world in the last decade

Last updated on: May 18, 2011 16:07 IST

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Rohit Sane, TechFreakStuff.com

Get Ahead reader Rohit Sane lists top 11 technology innovations that changed the Internet and the geek world forever in response to our reader invite (bleow).

The first decade of the 21st century came to a really amazing end just five few months back and sitting on my desk I was recalling all the greatest things that happened on the Internet & the gadget world, in particular from 2000 to 2010. Here are the 11 innovations that changed the face of the Internet and the geek world forever.

2000: Playstation 2

This was the year that not only ended a decade or a century, but the entire millennium. The work Geek world took a completely new meaning with the launch of Sony's biggest creation, the Playstation 2. It was launched on March 4 and it took the entire world by surprise as they now had an entire Game-Station to play with!

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Image: Playstation 2

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2001: Microsoft vs US Government

We may never forget the tragic 9/11 attacks. But we may also never forget the war of Microsoft vs US Government came to an end with Microsoft getting the top spot.

If Microsoft wouldn't have won, we wouldn't have the latest Windows to crib about.


Image: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates
Photographs: Jeff Christensen/Reuters
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2002: iMac G4

At a personal level somewhere I feel this year was a gift of the almighty!

iMac G4 was introduced by Apple Inc in February. It was known as the next generation iMac.


Image: iMac G4

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2003: OLED display

This was the year when the first digital camera with OLED display was released.

Well, thank you Kodak!


Image: Kodak's OLED display

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2004: Here comes Facebook

The new platform to officially share photos, make friends and chat online was gaining ground. All of this was made possible by Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook was launched in February 2004.


Image: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters
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2005: Sony PSP

Woo hoo! Sony PSP was launched sometime during this year. It was the Gameboy killer and the new King of the Handheld Gaming market.

It became the Lord of the geeks!


Image: Sony PSP

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2006: Nintendo Wii

Since Nintendo's Gameboy was brutally murdered in 2006, they were furious and came back with a bang!

Wii was officialy launched to public on September 17, 2006. Not only this was a slap to Sony but also to all the couch potaoes.

People who bought Wii said that they indeed lost weight along with the cash and time!!


Image: Nintendo Wii

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2007: iPhone

This was the year of the Mobile revolution! Can you recall? Apple launched its coolest product, the iPhone.

It was the coolest thing that happened to Mobile technology. Within no time, iPhone became everyone's dream phone.


Image: iPhone

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2008: Flexible display screens

Flexible display screens were first spotted in 2008.

The first look of Nokia 888 was released. A fully flexible cellphone was made and patented but God knows why not launched.


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2009: Resident Evil 5

It was a fantastic year folks. For the gamers, Resident Evil 5 hit the stores, and for the tech crazy, Sony Rolly was launched. Yes, it was among the biggest invention of 2009.

A robotic MP3 player, which even dances to the music played. Quite fun!

And finally came...


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2010: iPad

This was the year when all the geeks and gadget lovers had been waiting for! Apple Inc finally launched its tablet, the iPad after a long wait and it became the talk of the town, everyone who owned the iPad in this year was called a cool guy/girl.

Launched in April 2010 the iPad is still one of the coolest gadgets in the world.

To summarise, the decade was really amazing for the gadget lovers. Along with the above inventions, we saw the launch of PS3, 3D-Television, Android phones, Chrome OS and much more.

What do you think does this decade have in store for us?

Image: iPad

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