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19 Gadgets That Changed The World

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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If there's a theme to these gadgets, it's portability. In 1979, Sony revolutionized our expectations of how we relate to music by giving us a way to have our choice available wherever we were, without having to rely on the radio. As with other devices on this list, the Walkman and the tape cassettes it played are almost obsolete now, but they laid the foundation that today's MP3 players could build on.

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