IBM has been around more than a century: it was founded in 1911 as Computing Tabulating Recording Company, and changed its name to International Business Machines in 1924. The dudes over at IBM are serious about improving computing: the company has 12 research laboratories around the globe and holds the record for most patents generated by a company for two decades straight, as of 2013. While other companies are busy making things look pretty, IBM is more focused on the brain power behing their technology, and they have the human brain power to back it up, since IBM employees have earned five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, five National Medals of Science, and ten National Medals of Technology. How do you like dem apples? Here is A Brief History of IBM Computing Innovations you may not have known they had a hand in.