Today in Tech History – April 2, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1973 – Lexis launched Computerized Legal Searching. It was limited to searching the full text of cases in Ohio and New York.

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/04/0402lexis-nexis-launches/

1978 – The patent expired on Swiss inventor George de Mestral’s invention of a hook and loop fastener he called Velcro. Soon children everywhere no longer had to learn to tie shoes quite so early in life.

http://famousdaily.com/history/velcro-released-in-the-marketplace.html/

1980 – Microsoft Corporation announced its first hardware product the Z80 SoftCard for Apple. It was a microprocessor on a printed circuit board that plugged into the Apple II and sold for $349.00.

http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/April/2

2014 – Amazon announced Fire TV, it’s set-top TV box to deliver streaming TV shows and video games. It also included voice commands spoken into a Bluetooth remote control.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/02/amazon-announces-android-powered-streaming-stick/

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