Daily Tech Headlines – August 21, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Intel’s 8th-generation chips, Xbox One X pre-orders begin, Warnings about lethal Autonomous Weapons.

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Today in Tech History – August 21, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1888 – William Seward Burroughs received four patents, including one for a ‘Calculating Machine’. It would power the Burroughs Adding Machine Company.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=BehtAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

1973 – Sergey Brin was born in Moscow. His family emigrated to the US in 1979. He would grow up to co-develop a search engine with Larry Page and co-found Google.
http://www.biography.com/people/sergey-brin-12103333

1993 – NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer three days before it was supposed to enter orbit. As it began to pressurize fuel tanks, the spacecraft’s transmitters went silent and it was never heard from again.

http://science.nasa.gov/missions/mars-observer/

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Today in Tech History – August 20, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK, began operating in Michigan. Now, WWJ, it is owned by CBS.

http://www.nrcdxas.org/articles/1stfacts.txt

1930 – W2XCR began broadcasting at 2.1-2.2 mHz from Jersey City, New Jersey, with the first demonstration of telecasts meant for the home. A half-hour program, hosted by the cartoonist Harry Hirschfeld, was viewed on screens placed in a store in the Hotel Ansonia, the Hearst building, and a home at 98 Riverside Drive.

http://www.earlytelevision.org/w2xcr.html

1970 – John Carmack was born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He would grow up to co-found id software and bring the world Doom, Wolfenstein and Quake.

http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/A-Ca/Carmack-John.html#b

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Today in Tech History – August 19, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1839 – At a crowded meeting of the Paris Academy of Sciences, Louis Daguerre demonstrated the process of making photos called daguerreotypes.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v144/n3642/abs/144341b0.html

1906 – Philo Farnsworth was born on Indian Creek in Beaver County, Utah. He would grow up to inspire the beloved professor character on Futurama. He also gets credit for inventing the first completely electronic television.

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfarnsworth.htm

1934 – Gordon Bell was born in Kirksville, Missouri. He would grow up to help build PDP computers and oversee the development of DEC’s VAX series.

http://www.thocp.net/biographies/bell_gordon.htm

2003 – Dave Winer posted an experiment with RSS enclosures. It allowed subscribers with the right aggregator to have an MP3 of an interview Chris Lydon did delivered with no click-wait. This would lead to Christopher Lydon becoming the first podcaster before it was called podcasting.

http://scripting.com/2003/08.html#When:9:49:05PM

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DTNS 3098 – A Quantta of Solace

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comChinese Cyber-court, ATT&T’s big loss, and mining the Deep and the Dark Web.
With Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse and Len Peralta.

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Len Peralta’s “Devouring the Deep Web

Daily Tech Headlines – August 18, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Reddit hosts videos now, Skype for Mac gets redesigned, AT&T loses lawsuit to slow competitors in Louisville.

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Today in Tech History – August 18, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1937 – The first Frequency Modulation or FM radio permit was granted to W1XOJ, in Paxton, Massachusetts. It went on the air with scheduled programs in May 1939 and operated with the highest output power (50 kilowatts) granted prior to World War II.

http://www.nrcdxas.org/articles/1stfacts.txt

1947 – Eight years after William Hewlett and David Packard founded it, Hewlett-Packard was officially incorporated.

http://books.google.com/books?id=KMSH_wzyDaEC&pg=PA113&lpg=PA113&dq=august+18+1947+hewlett+packard+incorporated&source=bl&ots=YfkA9g_uAY&sig=mDYAGbyTlXh-xMlVMVbqAEwJlCk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gckHUoTJBI7OyAHKl4C4Aw&ved=0CHsQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=august%2018%201947%20hewlett%20packard%20incorporated&f=false

2005 – The largest and most widespread power outage in history happened on the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bffd3f32-1044-11da-bd5c-00000e2511c8.html?nclick_check=1

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DTNS 3097 – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comA Dashboard for privacy management, self-healing phone screens, and due process for websites.

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#303 – Smooth Roberator

All the best books are being adapted into TV shows and movies including Good Omens, The City and the City, Dawn, and The Fifth Season! Plus we dive into the Gunslinger and talk mostly spoiler-free about fantasy westerns. And BONUS song about our Goodreads moderator, Rob.

Daily Tech Headlines – August 17, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google tweaks Google Docs, launches Google Home calling and HMD shows off Nokia 8.

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