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101 Gadgets That Changed the World

Popular Mechanics magazine listed the most influential gadgets ever made. Although arbitrary, can you come up with the same choices they did?
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/reviews/101-gadgets-that-changed-the-world#slide-101
Quiz by CBTemple
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First submittedApril 25, 2014
Last updatedApril 26, 2014
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From the list creator: "To make our list of 101, a gadget had to be something you could hold in your hands, mechanical or electronic, and a mass-produced personal item."
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Hint
When
Answer
Electronic
1983
Portable cellphone
Audio/Visual
1896
Radio
Audio/Visual
1939
Television
Medical
1844
Hypodermic syringe
Electronic
1970s
Personal computer
Home appliance
1939
Portable air conditioner
Electronic
1876
Telephone
Audio/Visual
1877
Phonograph
Home appliance
1876
Alarm clock
Home accessory
1878
Electric light bulb
Energy source
1886
Dry cell battery
Sport/Leisure
1885
Safety bicycle
Tool/accessory
1910
Match
Tool/accessory
1870s
Typewriter
Electronic
1949
Modem
Electronic
1954
Transistor radio
Electronic
1989
Hand-held GPS
Home appliance
1907
Vacuum cleaner
Home accessory
1900
Brownie point & shoot camera
Electronic
1950
TV remote control
Electronic
1971
Answering machine
Electronic
1970s
VCR
Electronic
1982
Laptop computer
Home appliance
1933
Sewing machine
Audio/Visual
1954
Hi-Fi
Tool/accessory
1907
Crescent wrench
Electronic
1999
Blackberry
Musical instrument
1931
Electric guitar
Audio/Visual
1984
Camcorder
Electronic
1984
CD player
Electronic
1962
LED
Electronic
1960s
Computer mouse
Electronic
1967
Microwave oven
Audio/Visual
1990
Digital camera
Audio/Visual
1876
Microphone
Audio/Visual
1930s
8MM camera
Personal accessory
1901
Wristwatch
Electronic
1987
Digital HDTV
Tool/accessory
1916
Electric drill
Electronic
2000
Wi-Fi router
Electronic
1957
Pocket calculator
Electronic
1997
MP3 player
Audio/Visual
1948
Instant camera & film
Tool/accessory
1971
Floppy disk
Electronic
1979
Sony Walkman
Home safety
1800s
Fire extinguisher
Tool/accessory
1983
Leatherman (PST)
Electronic
1989
Gameboy
Tool/accessory
1923
Circular saw
Audio/Visual
1962
Cassette tape
Home appliance
1830
Push lawnmower
Hint
When
Answer
Electronic
2007
Kindle e-reader
Tool/accessory
1851
Portable car jack
Tool/accessory
1945
Ballpoint pen
Electronic
1949
CB radio
Electronic
1800s
Tape recorder
Home appliance
1920s
Hair dryer
Sport/Leisure
1909
Outboard motor
Electronic
1988
CD-ROM
Musical instrument
1950s
Moog synthesizer
Home safety
1960s
Smoke detector
Sport/Leisure
1952
Charcoal grill
Food container
1800s
Lunch box
Weapon
1825
Derringer
Tool/accessory
1893
Zipper
Tool/accessory
1868
Spring tape measure
Tool/accessory
1600s
Binoculars
Sport/Leisure
1916
Coleman lantern
Home appliance
1959
Electric toothbrush
Electronic
1970s
Boombox
Audio/Visual
1961
Carousel slide projector
Personal accessory
1916
Stopwatch
Electronic
1984
Laser printer
Tool/accessory
1880
Safety razor
Home accessory
1912
Electric blanket
Tool/accessory
1700s
Chainsaw
Electronic
1994
DVD player
Home appliance
1870
Can opener
Tool/accessory
1890
Swiss army knife
Sport/Leisure
1949
Spincast fishing reel
Home appliance
1950s
Leaf blower
Tool/accessory
1896
Flashlight
Home appliance
1919
Toaster
Home appliance
1972
Drip coffeemaker
Personal accessory
ancient
Sunglasses
Personal accessory
1898
Hearing aid
Tool/accessory
1970s
Ginsu knife
Electronic
2000
Flash drive
Home accessory
1954
Teflon pan
Tool/accessory
1932
Zippo lighter
Electronic
1999
Digital Video Recorder
Sport/Leisure
1953
Picnic cooler
Clothing
ancient
Brassiere
Home appliance
1922
Blender
Sport/Leisure
1982
Super soaker
Sport/Leisure
1937
Quick-release ski binding
Tool/accessory
1941
Aerosol spray can
Home appliance
2002
Roomba
Tool/accessory
1866
Stapler
Sport/Leisure
1950s
Fiberglass fishing rod
Tool/accessory
1940s
Duct tape
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level 34
Apr 26, 2014
For some reason its not accepting some correct answers such as toaster,can opener,hair dryer,etc. Also I had to erase correct answers.
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level 76
Apr 26, 2014
Corrected -- thanks so much for catching this! However, due to our common use of verbal shorthand and acronyms, some answers will overlap -- this can't be helped unless I make the quiz more difficult than it should be.
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level 50
Apr 26, 2014
yea, fix this
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level 16
Oct 24, 2014
can a mobile phone be acceptable for a portable cellphone?