Today in Tech History – January 21, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1957 – NBC taped and broadcast President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s second inauguration address, further popularizing the taping of video.

1981 – The first DeLorean DMC-12 sports car rolled off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. This one made no use of gigawatts in any way.

2004 – The Mars Rover Spirit abruptly stopped transmitting. Apparently too many files had been written to the flash memory and it went into fault mode.

2015 – Microsoft announced more details about Windows 10, the Microsoft Surface Hub, an 84-inch 4K whiteboard TV, and Windows Holographic. Using HoloStudio and HoloLens, Windows Holographic promised to bring holograms into everyday use.

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