On CNET's 25th anniversary, take a look back at the last quarter century of the technology industry and remember who and what defined it.
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From teleportation devices to hoverboards, here are some inventions that never made it past sci-fi novels and films.
For better or worse, these techs and gadgets changed our lives in the past quarter century.
As flat-screen technology killed CRT and rear projection, a lot more people could afford a huge TV.
Even into the first decade of the 2000s, it was a device many thought we didn't need.
The music industry has been rocked by technology since CNET's start in 1995 and so has how we discover, create, collect and listen to it.
The Net. Hackers. Johnny Mnemonic. Twenty-five years ago, cinema met cyberspace in a riot of funky fashion, cool music and surveillance paranoia.
The year 1995 could really be counted as Year Zero of the digital world we live in today. Netscape had an IPO, Amazon and eBay launched, Microsoft released Internet Explorer, and CNET was born.
When CNET first went online at the end of June, the original dot-com boom was just gathering steam. That first boom went bust just five years later, but the tech industry, while certainly not unscathed, adapted and charged ahead. More of the planet's population went online, small startups like Facebook and Google went on to become industry giants, and gadgets such as phones and laptops got cheaper, smaller, faster and ubiquitous.
Through it all, CNET was there to tell the stories behind this remarkable industry. Join us as we relive some of the biggest technology stories, products, companies and people of the last quarter century.