Today in Tech History – – October 26, 2018

1936 – The first electric generator went into full operation at Hoover Dam, about a month after President Roosevelt had dedicated the dam and tried to encourage people to call it the Boulder Dam.–October-26–1936

1992 – Software deployment issues in CAD, the new ambulance dispatch system in London, caused 30-45 deaths. Poor training, a memory leak and no load testing contributed to the failure.

2004 – Apple debuted the iPod photo, capable of displaying digital photographs and album art on a built-in color screen.

2012 – Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system went on sale, with its tile-based start screen.

2016 – Microsoft announced the Surface Studio, an all-in-one desktop PC with a touchscreen that could fold down almost flat on a desk. It worked with the new Surface Dial input device and sold for $2,999.

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