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Since time immemorial, human beings have always tried to make life easier by inventing things. Emergence of creations such as the first car, light bulb, and telephone will always remain embedded in the books of history. The last century was full of new inventions that changed how people interact with each other and the environment. However, the last 15 years seem to have been full of exciting creations, some of which are reviewed in this article.

The release of the first hybrid car by Toyota was one of the main highlights of the year 2000. Toyota designed this car with the aim of reducing harmful emissions. Due to its unique qualities, the car has won many accolades, including the North American Car of the Year in 2004.

Another interesting invention came in 2001, in the name of the Segway. A segway is an interesting two-wheeled device with amazing self-balancing capabilities. The equipment can be used to navigate congested urban environments, or for hiking.

The phone camera was also invented within the last 15 years, specifically in 2002. Ever since the emergence of this amazing device in Japan, everybody is now fond of taking “selfies” and all other things that a camera phone can do.

Did you know that the first ever YouTube video was uploaded in 2005? On April 23, 2005, Jawed Karim, who is the co-founder of the site, sent the video “Me at the Zoo”, prompting a revolution in the video sharing technology. 

Google search engine is also a prominent invention of the last 15 years. The electronic resource only emerged in 2004 and it had already hit the one billion monthly users’ mark by 2011. 

For book lovers, the emergence of the Amazon Kindle in 2008 was the main highlight in terms of technological invention. Today, there are all forms of Ebooks and readers do not need to wait for their favorite book to hit the shelves. 

The last 15 years were full of technological advancements that have made life enjoyable for many people. Looking into the future, the possibilities are boundless.

This is exactly what OpenDevs is about. Exploring technology, together. We look forward to having you with us.

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