Today in Tech History – March 22, 2018

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.

https://film110.pbworks.com/w/page/12610310/The%20Lumi%C3%A8re%20Brothers/

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.”
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F35%2F4597088%2F04597099.pdf%3Farnumber%3D4597099&authDecision=-203/

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.

http://www.cedmagic.com/history/sft100-1981.html/

1993 – The Intel Corporation shipped the first Pentium chips featuring 60 and 66 MHz CPUs.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/first-pentium-cpus-shipped-14-years-ago-yesterday/331

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.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/22/psvr-400-bundle-preorder/

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