Daily Tech Headlines – June 22, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Apple forces Imagination sale, Waymo accuses Uber of contempt, Snap adds Maps.

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Today in Tech History – June 22, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1675 – Britain’s King Charles II established the observatory at Greenwich with the main purpose of determining precise longitudes to aid in navigation. This purpose led to Greenwich being marked as the prime meridian and later Greenwich Mean Time.
http://books.google.com/books?id=KXFLAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=june+22+1675+greenwich+royal+warrant&source=bl&ots=Wq9jymLyYF&sig=aIu0NBzBNBOKCLwJfhH-gS1D-Pc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=He65UYGiMeWKjALA_IDgDw&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=june%2022%201675%20greenwich%20royal%20warrant&f=false

1799 – The first definitive prototype metre bars (mètre des Archives) and kilograms were constructed in platinum.
http://www.sizes.com/units/meter.htm

1996 – Quake, the successor to the first-person shooter Doom was released by id Software with music composed by Trent Reznor. The Quake engine offered full real-time 3D rendering and had early support for 3D acceleration through OpenGL. It also added several multiplayer options.
http://rome.ro/news/2016/6/22/happy-20th-birthday-quake

1999 – The first demonstration of live rats directly controlling a robot arm with their thoughts was published by Nature Neuroscience.
http://onlineathens.com/stories/062299/new_robots.shtml

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DTNS 3057 – No CEOs Currently in Your Area

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWho should be Uber’s next CEO? Has Twitter figured out how to make more money? The triumphant return of Sega!

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Daily Tech Headlines – June 21, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Uber’s CEO resigns, Twitch partners with Blizzard and Scott Forstall breaks his silence.

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Today in Tech History – June 21, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1948 – The Small-Scale Experimental Machine, SSEM took 52 minutes to run its first program, written by Professor Tom Kilburn. SSEM was the first computer to store programs electronically. The SSEM was nicknamed the “Manchester Baby”.
http://www.computer50.org/

1981 – IBM retired the last of its “STRETCH” mainframes. These mainframes were part of the 7000 series that made up the company’s first transistorized computers.
http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/other/4375893/IBM-retires-7030–STRETCH–computer–June-21–1981

2004 – SpaceShipOne became the first privately developed piloted vehicle to leave Earth’s atmosphere and reach the edge of space.
https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/spaceshipone

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DTNS 3056 – Frenchy French Thing

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comIs Spotify taking payola? Netflix launches choose-your-own-adventure shows, and whether streaming services should be required to go local with content.

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Daily Tech Headlines – June 20, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google launches job search, Apple adds to Qualcomm complaints, Spotify lets music labels pay for playlist placement.

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Today in Tech History – June 20, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1840 – Samuel F.B. Morse received a US patent for “Improvement in the mode of communicating information by signals by the application of electro-magnetism.” We call it Morse code.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=Xx5AAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

1963 – A hotline was established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis. While later it would become the famous “red telephone” it started as a teletype.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-and-soviet-union-will-establish-a-hot-line

2003 – The WikiMedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida by Jimmy Wales to oversee the various Wiki projects like Wikipedia.
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Relocation

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