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Technology and Family: Can they mix to make a memory?
by Staff
Whether you use a digital camera, smartphone or hi-def video, there's a way for you to keep the magic of the family bond immortilized forever. Take our quiz on using technology to preserve family memories to see how much you know!

In what year was the first photograph taken?

  • 1826
  • 1856
  • 1876

What company first created the "charged couple device" that made digital technology possible?

  • Texas Instruments
  • Bell Labs
  • Eastman Kodak

Who patented the first no-film electronic camera?

  • Texas Instruments
  • Sony
  • Kodak

What company released the first commercial electronic camera?

  • Kodak
  • Sony
  • Canon

When did the first actual digital cameras make it into the marketplace?

  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 1996

When did the first photo quality inkjet printer come out?

  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 1996

True or false? Digital picture frames typically run on AAA batteries.

  • 1
  • 0

When was the first battery invented?

  • 1800
  • 1850
  • 1900

The digital picture frame was invented by two former executives of what company?

  • Kodak
  • Coca-Cola
  • Disney

The first consumer-grade digital camera that worked with a home computer was invented by what company?

  • IBM
  • Apple
  • Kodak

In what year was the first e-mail sent?

  • 1979
  • 1974
  • 1969

What was the first smartphone?

  • Apple Talkfone
  • IBM Simon
  • Nokia Communicator

What feature was not a part of the first smartphone, the IBM Simon?

  • camera
  • fax capable
  • e-mail

The "cloud" in cloud computing is a metaphor for what?

  • hard drive
  • heaven
  • Internet

True or false? Clouds require use of a firewire cable.

  • 1
  • 0

What does VPN stand for?

  • virtual public nanospace
  • virtual public network
  • virtual private network

What does the H in VHS stand for?

  • home
  • helical
  • hello

What's the difference between 8mm and 16mm film?

  • size
  • quality
  • both of the above

What is an example of a cloud storage system?

  • MacMail
  • YouTube
  • Google

What is the biggest concern about cloud storage?

  • reliability
  • security
  • both of the above