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Microsoft worked on concept like Apple Touch bar in 1999

Technology giant Microsoft started working on the technology for an ‘adaptive keyboard’ that changes the function key displayed depending on the application in use in 1999. The prototype featured on Microsoft’s blog uses s touch-sensitive display strip above the keyboard. Microsoft rival Apple unveiled its latest Mac Book Pro notebooks with a similar ‘Touch Bar’ feature last week.

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World’s first website is still running!

The NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 to create the world’s first website. Berners-Lee’s site went live in 1991. Even if you can’t name the inventor of the World Wide Web (It’s Tim Berners-Lee), you’ll probably want to celebrate one of the information network’s most important milestones. On August 6, 1991 , 25 years ago, Berners-Lee published the world’s first website from a lab in the Swiss Alps.

The site, originally found at the clunky URL http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

It was updated frequently after launching; therefore, images of its earliest versions were never saved. Nevertheless, a later copy from 1992 is still preserved and welcoming visitors.

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