2010-2019: A Quick Look Back At The Decade’s Tech

2010-2019: A Quick Look Back At The Decade’s Tech

As 2019 creeps to a close and we prepare to usher in 2020, we here at GeekTrio are reminded of an article we published 10 years ago. The article titled 2000-2009: The Decade’s Top 10 In Tech was published on December 29, 2009. It included things like Facebook, YouTube, the iPod, smartphones, and much more. We thought it would be fun to do a similar list for the following 10 years. Here are 20 highlights in chronological order…

  • April 3, 2010 = The Apple iPad was released
  • June 4, 2010 = HTC releases Evo 4G (the first 4G smartphone)
  • October 6, 2010 = The Instagram app hits app stores
  • June 15, 2011 = The Chromebook arrives on the market
  • July of 2011 = Snapchat’s first app was released
  • February 24, 2012 = Raspberry Pi unveils the world’s first ULPC
  • July of 2012 = Oculus VR founded in CA
  • October 26, 2012 = Microsoft releases Windows 8… unfortunately
  • April 15, 2013 = Google Glass arrives (and so do Glassholes)
  • November 15, 2013 = Sony’s Playstation 4 hits stores in time for the holiday shopping season
  • November 22, 2013 = Microsoft’s Xbox One arrives just in time to give Sony competition
  • August 29, 2014 = Intel unveils the Core i7-5960X (the world’s first 8 core desktop CPU)
  • November 6, 2014 = Amazon unveils Echo (and the Alexa ecosystem)
  • April 24,2015 = The Apple Watch hits stores
  • July 29, 2015 = Windows 10 is released (as a free upgrade)
  • August 19, 2016 = ┬áSamsung releases the Galaxy Note 7 phablet
  • March 3, 2017 = Nintendo gets back in the game with the Switch console
  • March of 2018 = The Cambridge Analytica scandal comes to light (#deleteFacebook)
  • September 11, 2019 = Apple goes camera crazy with the iPhone 11 Pro MAX
  • October 7, 2019 = GeekTrio turns 10!

Obviously, that’s not everything that happened in the last decade, but it is a nice sampling. There was some good news and some bad news, good inventions and horrible ones. It’s all part of the industry. So what do the 2020’s have in store?

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.