The Internet started off as ARPANET, the internal network of the Advanced Research Projects Agency. ARPA was established in the U.S. in response to launch of Sputnik 1 by the Soviet Union.
The first commercially available cell phone was Motorola's DynaTAC 8000X. It took 10 hours to charge the device which gave 30 minutes of talk time. The world's first call from a mobile phone was made using this device by Motorola's Martin Cooper, the father of the cell phone. [more...]