Today in Tech History – April 22, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1592 – Wilhelm Schickard was born. He would grow up to create an early form of calculating machine called the “calculating clock”, that could add and subtract up to six-digit numbers.

1993 – NCSA Mosaic 1.0 was released, becoming the first web browser to achieve popularity among the general public.

2000 – The Big Number Change took place in the United Kingdom, changing how phone numbers were dialed in many areas. With the boom in mobile devices, the UK had almost exhausted all possible numbers, and needed the change to increase the pool of numbers to be assigned.

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DTNS 3014 – I Would Cheer With My Bits For That

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comA flying car takes it’s first ride, That cross-platform standard for browser ad-blocking seems to be real, and Jenn Cutter helps us evaluate Twitch’s new ways of paying streamers.

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Daily Tech Headlines – April 21, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google Music becomes default on Samsung, Windows 10 and Office go to twice-yearly releases, Twitch opens up money-making to more streamers.

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Today in Tech History – April 21, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1962 – President John F. Kennedy opened the Seattle World’s Fair by telephone from Palm Beach, Florida. He pressed a gold telegraph key which focused an antenna at Andover, Maine and a Navy radio telescope station in Maryland on a star to pick up a 10,000 year-old radio signal. That in turn set in motion various exhibits at the fair.

1964 – Satellite Transit-5BN-3 failed to reach orbit after launch. It carried 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg) of radioactive plutonium from its SNAP RTG power source.

1988 – Tandy Corp. held a press conference in New York to announce its plans to build IBM PS/2 clones.

1989 – Nintendo released the original GameBoy in Japan. It sported the same controls as the NES and used black and gray pixels for the display.

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DTNS 3013 – Does this smell anti-trust-y to you?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comGoogle, the biggest ad company on the planet, wants to block ads in its Chrome browser, plus a squeezable phone and using sound to dry your clothes.

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Daily Tech Headlines – April 20, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Chrome might get an ad blocker, Facebook wants to read your brain, and Microsoft replaces Wunderlist.

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Today in Tech History – April 20, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1926 – Sam Warner approved the sound-on-disc system created by Western Electric and created the Vitaphone company to develop the process to add sound to film.

1940 – Vladimir Zworykin and his team from RCA demonstrated the first electron microscope. It measured 10 feet high and weighed half a ton, achieving a magnification of 100,000x.

1964 – The first AT&T picturephone transcontinental call was made between test displays at Disneyland and the New York World’s Fair.

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DTNS 3012 – Nintentional Scarcity

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comChina’s Baidu’s move to capture the self-driving car market, Alphabet’s move to use data to discover ways to stop people getting sick, plus our picks for to-do management.

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