Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, may apparently add "developer of two-step authentication" to his résumé. Following Twitter's recent implementation of a two-factor authentication system, Dotcom declared that he had created the method and had been granted a patent for it. He also alleged that Google had been using its position as the default provider for the OS to benefit itself at the expense of other security firms.
Dotcom claimed that he had invented two-step verification to prevent hackers from breaking into accounts by getting your password. The method works by requiring you to enter a code sent to your mobile phone when you log in from a new device or browser window.
Two-step verification has become popular among large organizations who need to protect sensitive data. It can also be useful for individuals who want to protect their Facebook accounts from being hacked. Currently, only Google supports two-step verification through its app called Google Authenticator. Other companies need to use another solution such as Dotcom's invention to provide this feature to their users.
When Google introduced Google Authenticator, it was not available on all browsers or devices. As a result, many people used Dotcom's invention to generate the codes they needed to access their accounts. This means that Kim Dotcom should probably get credit for inventing two-step verification even if he is not the original developer of this technology.
Computer Wozniak ("Woz") developed his first computer when he was 13 years old and was a high school electronics prodigy. When he was 19, he met 14-year-old Steve Jobs, and the two adolescents collaborated on the creation of an electronic "blue box," which allowed them to hack the public telephone network and make toll-free calls.
Their invention attracted the attention of Silicon Valley's pioneering computer industry, and Woz was hired by HP to work on their line of computers. While working there, he invented the Apple I personal computer with Steve Jobs at its helm. This is how the world came to know Apple as we know it today.
In 1986, Wozniak left Apple to start his own company, Woz Inc. The company made wireless terminals for use with personal computers, but they were unsuccessful and went out of business a few years later. In 1990, Wozniak started another company called Virtual Research Inc., which designed and sold software products for use with personal computers. This company also failed and went out of business in 1994.
Wozniak then moved back into hardware development by creating the Power Computing PC-100 microcomputer, which was aimed at educational institutions. This product was successful and led to the creation of other portable computers such as the Power Macintosh 5200/5500 series. In 2001, Wozniak launched a third company called Fusion-io, which produced non-volatile memory cards.
Leonard Kleinrock is credited with inventing the Internet after publishing his first article, "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets," on May 31, 1961. J.C.R. Licklider became the first Director of IPTO in 1962 and presented his concept of a galactic network. He proposed that computer networks should be organized like the galaxy with special nodes responsible for transmitting data across long distances.
The Intergalactic Network (ING) proposal was published by Licklider as part to the report "Galactic Science." The report also included proposals from other researchers including John McCarthy who developed COBOL, one of the most popular programming languages, along with others. All of these people were involved in creating what would later become known as the ARPANET.
Licklider's idea was adopted by the U.S. Defense Department who established the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in October 1957. One of ARPA's first projects was the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). This project was initiated by Paul R. Morton at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Leonard Kleinrock at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). They designed a protocol for packet switching systems based on research they had done separately. The result was released as a document titled "Proposal for an International Telephone Exchange Board (ITEB) Network" in February 1960.
See also the Article History. The Step Reckoner is a calculating machine invented and built by the German mathematician-philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz between 1671 and 1673. The Step Reckoner built on the principles of French mathematician-philosopher Blaise Pascal, performing multiplication via repeated addition and shifting. It was one of the first mechanical calculators.
Leibniz's goal was to create a calculator that could add, subtract, multiply, and divide without human intervention. His invention included an approach to accounting using steps, which allowed the computer to keep track of its calculations while reducing them to a simple reading of a counter. The Step Reckoner is considered the first functional calculator because it performed complex calculations such as those required for calculus. It is also regarded as the ancestor of all modern computers because it represented the first attempt at creating a programmable calculator.
The Step Reckoner was constructed from wood and brass using parts made by hand. It had two main columns with four rows of steps, each column capable of measuring up to 40 steps. Steps were marked in tenths of a percent, which meant that to perform a calculation using the calculator, you would need to provide more than just the numbers to be multiplied or divided—you would also need to specify whether these numbers were large or small, positive or negative, even or odd, etc.
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3M was founded in 1866 by Carl F. Martell and William McGuyer as a leather goods shop. It later became known for its adhesive products and now specializes in specialty materials and products for industries such as healthcare, technology, and transportation.
The company's first patent application, for adhesive tape, was filed two years after it was founded. Today, 3M operates through five business segments: Safety Products, Graphics Technology, Paper & Packaging, Adhesives Technologies, and Healthcare.
The Safety Products segment makes protective clothing, footwear, and equipment for various markets including military, law enforcement, fire, industrial, and sports. This segment also includes children's wear brands Pampers and Huggies.
The Graphics Technology segment manufactures inkjet printers, photocopiers, facsimile machines, and other office products for commercial and industrial markets. This segment also includes labelstock, tags, and seals product lines.
Roberto del Rosario is the inventor. In the Philippines, the "Minus One" Karaoke System was created. Roberto del Rosario, a Filipino inventor, built the "Minus One" karaoke machine with no knowledge of Japanese karaoke. On a magnetic tape, two tracks were recorded: one with music and the other with voice. The player selected one track at a time and by doing so, it played both songs simultaneously.
In 1969, del Rosario sold his invention to a Japanese company called Geneon for $80,000. They in turn, licensed the product back to del Rosario who then started to manufacture and sell it under his own name. Today, "-1" systems are popular all over the world and many new companies have entered the market seeking to create more innovative products.