technologies now and then and wikipedia

technologies now and then and wikipedia

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The new year is just around the corner, and major tech companies have promised us some innovative new products to arrive in coming months. Of course, we'll see the really new stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show in January (along with a lot of concepts and vaporware), but the 2011-ready products have been in the making for a long time. A Sony PSP phone, a white iPhone, Windows and Android tablets, and a 3D VAIO laptop are just a few of the things we're looking forward to.

So here are some of the most anticipated tech products of 2011--check them out.

We are no longer held captive by the prime-time schedules of a handful of networks. Now, with TiVo cable DVRs, we don't have to wait for our favorite shows. And thanks to Hulu and Netflix, we can go back and rewatch entire seasons that we may have missed the first time around--without buying any DVDs.

The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. The earliest villages developed before 2000 BC. The first Maya cities developed around 750 BC, and by 500 BC these cities possessed monumental architecture. Two hundred years later, the Maya were using Hieroglyphic writing, the most advanced script in the pre-Columbian Americas. Only three of their books of history and ritual knowledge are known for certain to remain. Beginning in the mid third century, the Classic period saw the Maya civilization develop a large number of city-states linked by a complex trade network. In the 9th century, there was a widespread political collapse in the central Maya region. In the 16th century, the Spanish Empire colonised the region; the last Maya...

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