The home video recorder was introduced in 1972 by Philips of the Netherlands.
The CD was developed by Philips and Sony in 1980.
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The video recording machine was invented by the Ampex corporation of California in 1956. The first video recorder, the Ampex VR1000, stood 1,1 m (3 ft 3 in) high and weighed as much as a small car: 665 kg (1,466 lb).
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.