Every so often, a device comes along that changes the way we live our daily lives and things are never the same again. With today's digital technology, such devices may come more frequently than in the past, but our list revolutionary gadgets extends back two centuries.
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The first wireless television remote came out in 1956, operating via ultrasonic waves and actually clicked. It was the forerunner of today's couch potato talisman and created the expectation that we shouldn't have to touch our appliances to enjoy them. In fact, some modern remotes have more buttons than the devices they control, and still no one has figured out how to avoid losing them. But no one gets up to change the channel anymore, and for that we can thank the remote.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
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