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Daily Tech Headlines – June 23, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500YouTube launches 180-degree video, Tesla wants into the music business, and Uber employees lobby for Travis Kalanick’s return.

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Today in Tech History – June 23, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1912 – Alan Turing was born in London, although his father worked for the Indian Civil Service and his parents lived in India. He helped break the code of the German enigma machine and developed the Turing test for artificial intelligence.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/alan_turing

1943 – Vint Cerf was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He grew up to become known as one of the fathers of the Internet, most famously for his co-creation of the protocols underlying TCP/IP.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0148576/bio

1983 – Paul Mockapetris and Jon Postel ran the first successful test of the automated, distributed Domain Name System at the University of Southern California School of Engineering’s Information Sciences.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/dns-marks-20th-birthday-128

1996 – The Nintendo 64 launched in Japan becoming the first home console to rely on the analog stick as its primary control.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/09/24/nintendo-64-launching-a-legacy

2005 – Reddit launched online with a submission about the Downing Street memo.
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DTNS 3058 – Justin Asks Tom To Stop, Tom Won’t Apologize.

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comFacebook has a new mission statement and it makes us wonder how Mark Zuckerberg avoided Travis Kalanick’s fate. Plus Tesla wants to get into the music business and Google Glass is back!

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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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