Things We Use All the Time That Didn't Exist 15 Years Ago

Remember that Alexa was nearly unheard of only a few years ago when you order her to turn off the lights, give you the weather, or play a song.

Amazon Alexa

Unlike text messaging services, people can communicate for free with worldwide users, making the service practical for immigrants and tourists.

Facebook Messenger

Netflix used to ship DVDs, not stream content. Netflix wasn't a streaming service until 2007.

Netflix Originals

In 2013, Jamie Siminoff crowdfunded the smart doorbell device that Amazon would acquire five years later for over $1 billion.

Smart Doorbells

Not long ago, you were lucky if your favorite non-pizza restaurant delivered, especially outside of major cities.

Grubhub and DoorDash

When USB-C came onto the scene in 2014, it revolutionized how we transfer data and charge devices.


Not a problem these days with services like Instacart, where someone else will grab everything on your list and bring it right to your door.


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