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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When the Game Boy was released in 1989, at $90, it gave every kid and every gamer a way to entertain themselves wherever they were, fulfilling two qualities of a revolutionary gadget: changed expectations and portability. As of 2008, the Game Boy and its successor, the Game Boy Color, were reported to have sold more than 118 million units worldwide. And thanks to that, untold numbers of car and plane trips have gone much more smoothly.
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.