Today in Tech History – August 11, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1942 – Hedy Markey and composer George Antheil received a US patent for a frequency-hopping device. The technique has led to many advancements in wireless technology including Wi-Fi. Markey was better known under her stage name of Hedy Lamarr.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=R4BYAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

1950 – Steve Wozniak was born in San Jose, California. He would grow up to invent the first successful personal computer, and revolutionize desktop computing.
http://mashable.com/category/steve-wozniak/

1965 – Shinji Mikami was born in Japan. He grew up to become a video game designer for Capcom, revolutionizing survival-horror games with his popular series, Resident Evil.
https://www.giantbomb.com/shinji-mikami/3040-32999/

1994 – Net Market founder Dan Kohn watched his friend buy a Sting CD online from Net Market using his credit card. This is sometimes considered the first ecommerce transaction.
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2015/11/26/the-first-ecommerce-transaction-wasnt-a-pizza-hut-pizza-or-weed-it-was-a-sting-cd/

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