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Daily Tech Headlines – March 23, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Apple buys Workflow app, more big companies pull ads from Google, Nintendo fixes JoyCon problem.

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Today in Tech History – March 23, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1857 – The first department store elevator for passengers was installed at E.V. Haughwout & Co. in New York City. This was a significant development towards the building of skyscrapers.

1882 – Amalie “Emmy” Noether was born in Erlangen, Germany. Albert Einstein called her a mathematical genius. She broke ground in theories of rings, fields and algebra and developed Noether’s theorem which explained the fundamental connection between symmetry and conservation laws.

1996 – The US space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir for the third time, and for the first time dropped off a US astronaut. Shannon Lucid began her record-breaking stay on the space station.

2001 – The final commands to light the engines of the Progress supply ship were sent to the Russian Mir space station, which then broke up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

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DTNS 2992 – A Little Conductive Foam Fixes Everything

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comIs LastPass secure?, whether to look to LinkedIn for news, and Wired’s Tim Moynihan explains what to fear and what not to fear from thatLithium Ion battery in your pocket.

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Today in Tech History – March 22, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1895 – The Lumiere brothers showed their first film to an audience. It was a romantic comedy about a crowd of mostly women leaving a building.

1960 – Arthur Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes were granted the first patent for a laser (US. No. 2,929,922) under the title “Masers and Maser Communications System.”

1981 – RCA’s first SelectaVision VideoDisc the SFT100W went on sale. The machine used Capacitance Electronic Discs to fit a couple hours of video programming on a 12-inch vinyl disc that sold for around $15.

1993 – The Intel Corporation shipped the first Pentium chips featuring 60 and 66 MHz CPUs.

2016 – Sony began taking orders for its Playstation VR headset. The first pre-orders were for a $499 bundle including the headset as well as Move controllers and a camera.

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Daily Tech Headlines – March 22, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Android O now in previews, Reddit changes profiles, and Airbnb rebrands in China.

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DTNS 2991 – Redditbook

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comGoogle releases Android O, Apple tweaks the iPhones and Reddit changes to be a bit more like Facebook.

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Daily Tech Headlines – March 21, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Apple’s new iPhones and iPads, US restricts large electronics in some flights, Google and Twitter crack down on extremist content.

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Today in Tech History – March 21, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1965 – NASA launched Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes. Ranger 9 slammed into the Moon sending back high-resolution pictures of the Lunar surface before impact.

1999 – Dr. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Briton Brian Jones landed their Breitling Orbiter 3 just after 8 AM local time 300 miles southwest of Cairo, Egypt. They became the first people to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon.

2006 – Jack Dorsey sent the first Twitter post which read “just setting up my twttr”. Twttr was the original spelling of the site which was used internally at Odeo.com for the first 4 months.

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