Today in Tech History – September 22, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1791 – Michael Faraday was born in south London. He grew up to discover electromagnetic induction and coined the terms ‘electrode’, ‘cathode’ and ‘ion.’ He also lent his name to the Faraday cage.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/faraday_michael.shtml

1986 – In NEC Corp. Vs. Intel Corp., the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that microprograms are copyrightable literary works. And so all the trouble began.

http://jolt.law.harvard.edu/articles/pdf/v03/03HarvJLTech209.pdf

2011 – Facebook announced its new Timeline feature which would collect all your posts and materials in chronological order, replacing the old profile.
https://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150289612087131

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DTNS 3121 – Down With Tech?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWhy Google bought part of HTC, why Bose wants the Google Assistant in headphones and why everyone is mad at big tech companies.
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Daily Tech Headlines – September 21, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Waymo wants billions from Uber, new Bose + Google integration headphones, Bill Gates has regrets.

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Today in Tech History – September 21, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1866 – Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England. He would grow up to write under the name H. G. Wells and help form the genre of science fiction.

http://www.britannica.com/biography/H-G-Wells

1999 – Google came out of beta. The young company announced its new Google Scout feature and the launch of its new website, removing the beta designation from the Google search engine.

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/1999/09/googles-new-googlescout-feature-expands.html

2000 – Kevin Mitnick was released from a Lompoc, California prison after almost five years of incarceration.
http://news.cnet.com/Mitnick-released-from-prison/2100-1023_3-235933.html

2015 – Christopher Poole aka ‘moot’ sold 4Chan to its inspiration 2Channel. Hiroyuki Nishimura became 4Chan’s president.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/09/21/4chan-has-been-sold-to-2channel-after-12-years-of-independence/

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DTNS 3120 – The Nest Big Thing

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDrone delivery cranks up in Switzerland, Nest back with new products and whether we want pro sports like eSports leagues. Overwatch League anyone?
With Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, and Scott Johnson

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Today in Tech History – September 20, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1848 – At noon in the library of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, members of the former Association of American Geologists and Naturalists met to create the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

http://archives.aaas.org/exhibit/origins2.php

1954 – John Backus and his team at IBM ran the first FORTRAN program. FORTRAN stands for FORmula TRANslation and was the first high-level language and compiler developed.

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4396778/1st-FORTRAN-program-runs–September-20–1954

1983 – A patent for the RSA Algorithm for public-key cryptography was awarded. RSA stands for Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman, who first publicly described it in 1977.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=daEsAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false http://people.csail.mit.edu/rivest/Rsapaper.pdf

2012 – Makerbot Industries released the Replicator 2 3D printer, meant for non-expert users, and providing 100 micron resolution printing. They also announced the opening of a store in Manhattan.

http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2012/09/19/a-whole-new-makerbot-introducing-replicator-2-desktop-3d-printer/

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Daily Tech Headlines – September 20, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google event product leaks, Optionsbleed Apache bug, and Amazon making smartglasses.

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DTNS 3119 – EFF is no longer BFF with W3C

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comThe EFF withdraws from the W3C, Xbox Controllers enlisted by US Navy, and first impressions of iOS 11.
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