Technology and Family: Can they mix to make a memory?

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About This Quiz

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?

Believe it or not, the very first photographic image came from France, way back in 1826.

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

In 1969, two inventors for Bell Labs created the CCD image sensor that would later make digital photos possible.

Who patented the first no-film electronic camera?

Texas instruments came up with the idea in 1972, but Kodak was right behind them in 1975.

What company released the first commercial electronic camera?

With the Sony Corporation's "Mavica," the very first digital still camera prototype was born in 1981.

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

It took more than 20 years for the digital camera that we use now to become a reality.

When did the first photo quality inkjet printer come out?

The first photo inkjet printer came out at the same time as the first digital camera. It offered a whopping 720 dots per inch, which was more double that of other printers during this time.

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

A lot of electronics use AA batteries, and the digital picture frame is no exception.

When was the first battery invented?

Allessandro Volta invented the first battery in 1800 and called it the voltaic pile.

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

In 2000, a company called CEVIA Logic, headed up by two former execs from Disney, invented the digital photo frame.

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

Leave it to Apple to create the first consumer digital camera that worked with a computer, even though it only worked with an Apple computer.

In what year was the first e-mail sent?

In 1969, computer researchers were able to get two computers to "speak" to each other for the very first time.

What was the first smartphone?

While other companies may have become famous for their Smartphones, IBM designed the very first one, and its name was Simon.

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

Fax, e-mail, calendar, gaming, the IBM Simon had it all -- except for a camera.

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

Cloud storage involves keeping important e-documents online, so the cloud is a metaphor for the Internet itself.

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

Cloud backup is done over the Internet, so no wires required.

What does VPN stand for?

VPN, or virtual private network, is a network that uses public infrastructure to share private documents.

What does the H in VHS stand for?

VHS means Video Home System, though it's rumored that Panasonic originally invented the Vertical Helical Scan System.

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

Bigger film means better quality and resolution, so 16mm is superior to 8mm in terms of both size and quality, but 35mm trumps them both.

What is an example of a cloud storage system?

YouTube is essentially a cloud storage system, even though it doesn't advertise itself in that way.

What is the biggest concern about cloud storage?

Clients need to know that their data is easily retrievable and safe from being accessed by someone else.

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