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Today in Tech History – – October 29, 2018

1675 – Gottfreid Leibniz wrote the integral sign in an unpublished manuscript. It’s a sign that would later haunt the nightmares of students and be widely misapplied on blackboards in movies. So happy Integral Day!

http://books.google.com/books?id=bOIGAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA166&lpg=PA166&dq=leibniz+writes+integral&source=bl&ots=U_vboOt1rM&sig=ojXqmr8IEIWcrbOdC2UlM94fW5g&hl=en&ei=uyWbTr2dCdHbiALn_f3WBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=leibniz%20writes%20integral&f=false

1969 – The first ever computer to computer link was established on the ARPANET. UCLA student Charley Kline sent the characters l and o to Stanford. The connection crashed before he could finish sending ‘login’. The Internet has been crashy right from the start.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/birthplace-of-the-internet-celebrates-111333

1988 – Sega launched the Mega Drive console in Japan. It would be released elsewhere in the world later as the ‘Genesis.’

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/the-true-16-bit-experience-segas-genesis-turns-25

1998 – The Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-95.html

2013 – Motorola announced its modular phone project called Project ARA. It would end up becoming Google’s project after Google sold Motorola.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/29/motorola-project-ara-modular-smartphone/

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Today in Tech History – October 29, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1675 – Gottfreid Leibniz wrote the integral sign in an unpublished manuscript. It’s a sign that would later haunt the nightmares of students and be widely misapplied on blackboards in movies. So happy Integral Day!
http://books.google.com/books?id=bOIGAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA166&lpg=PA166&dq=leibniz+writes+integral&source=bl&ots=U_vboOt1rM&sig=ojXqmr8IEIWcrbOdC2UlM94fW5g&hl=en&ei=uyWbTr2dCdHbiALn_f3WBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=leibniz%20writes%20integral&f=false

1969 – The first ever computer to computer link was established on the ARPANET. UCLA student Charley Kline sent the characters l and o to Stanford. The connection crashed before he could finish sending ‘login’. The Internet has been crashy right from the start.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/birthplace-of-the-internet-celebrates-111333
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:First-arpanet-imp-log.jpg

1988 – Sega launched the Mega Drive console in Japan. It would be released elsewhere in the world later as the ‘Genesis.’

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/the-true-16-bit-experience-segas-genesis-turns-25

1998 – The Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-95.html

2012 – Apple announced Scott Forstall would leave the company in one year, and that retail head John Browett had left the company as well.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/10/29Apple-Announces-Changes-to-Increase-Collaboration-Across-Hardware-Software-Services.html

2013 – Motorola announced its modular phone project called Project ARA. It would end up becoming Google’s project after Google sold Motorola.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/29/motorola-project-ara-modular-smartphone/

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Today in Tech History – October 29, 2016

Today in Tech History logo1675 – Gottfreid Leibniz wrote the integral sign in an unpublished manuscript. It’s a sign that would later haunt the nightmares of students and be widely misapplied on blackboards in movies. So happy Integral Day!

1969 – The first ever computer to computer link was established on the ARPANET. UCLA student Charley Kline sent the characters l and o to Stanford. The connection crashed before he could finish sending ‘login’. The Internet has been crashy right from the start.

1988 – Sega launched the Mega Drive console in Japan. It would be released elsewhere in the world later as the ‘Genesis.’

1998 – The Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

2012 – Apple announced Scott Forstall would leave the company in one year, and that retail head John Browett had left the company as well.

2013 – Motorola announced its modular phone project called Project ARA. It would end up becoming Google’s project after Google sold Motorola.

Like Tech History? Get the illustrated Year in Tech History at Merritt’s Books site.

Today in Tech History – October 29, 2015

20140404-073853.jpgIn 1675 – Gottfreid Leibniz wrote the integral sign in an unpublished manuscript. It’s a sign that would later haunt the nightmares of students and be widely misapplied on blackboards in movies. So happy Integral Day!

In 1969 – The first ever computer to computer link was established on the ARPANET. UCLA student Charley Kline sent the characters l and o to Stanford. The connection crashed before he could finish sending ‘login’. The Internet has been crashy right from the start.

In 1988 – Sega launched the Mega Drive console in Japan. It would be released elsewhere in the world later as the ‘Genesis.’

In 1998 – The Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

In 2012 – Apple announced Scott Forstall would leave the company in one year, and that retail head John Browett had left the company as well.

In 2013 – Motorola announced its modular phone project called Project ARA. It would end up becoming Google’s project after Google sold Motorola.

Like Tech History? Get the illustrated Year in Tech History at Merritt’s Books site.

Tech News from October 1992 – DTNS 3435

The DTNS gang go back in time to Oct 1992 to debate the wonders of the nascent consumer CD-ROM technologies.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Rich Stroffolino

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Today in Tech History – – October 25, 2018

1955 – Tappan introduced the first microwave oven for home use. It sold for $1,295. Raytheon developed the Radarrange after engineer Percy LeBaron Spencer was working on an active radar set and accidentally melted a candy bar in his pocket.

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4399387/1st-domestic-microwave-is-sold–October-25–1955

1977 – VAX/VMS was born. At a shareholder meeting, DEC, the Digital Equipment Corporation, released VMS v1.0 the first version of what we later would call OpenVMS, along with the VAX 11/780 architecture which increased the PDP-11 address space.

http://h41379.www4.hpe.com/openvms/30th/t_past_text.html

2001 – Microsoft Windows XP hit retail shelves for the first time.

http://edition.cnn.com/2001/TECH/ptech/10/25/xp.london.launch/

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Today in Tech History – – October 23, 2018

1906 – Alberto Santos-Dumont flew an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France. Some argue he should be credited with the first flight at all. But that’s a long controversy.

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/scitech/impacto/graphic/aviation/alberto.html

1995 – A federal judge for the first time authorized a wiretap of a computer network, leading to hacking charges against a young Argentinean for breaking into sensitive US government networks.

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/10/1023first-computer-wiretap/

2001 – Apple announced their new music player, the iPod. Apple used PortalPlayer’s reference platform and hired Pixo to design and implement the user interface. The iPod became the first massively successful digital music player.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/10/23Apple-Presents-iPod.html

2012 – Apple announced the iPad Mini at 7.9 inches.

http://techland.time.com/2012/10/23/apple-announces-ipad-mini-for-329-fourth-generation-ipad/

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Today in Tech History – – October 1, 2018

1958 – The National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics was officially absorbed by the brand new National Aeronautics and Space Agency. Another expanded government bureaucracy that was only good for putting people on the moon.

http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/research/online_documents/nasa.html

1971 – The first clinical human CT scan was performed on a middle aged lady with a suspected frontal lobe tumor, at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in South London.

https://www.birpublications.org/doi/pdf/10.1259/bjr/29444122

1982 – Sony started selling the first CD players to the public, the CDP-101 for 168,000 yen (that’s about $730 US). At the time you could get Billy Joel’s album 52nd street on CD– and soon many more.

http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/2-09.html

2003 – 4Chan launched its main page, intended as a sister-site to the Japanese 2Chan for discussions of manga and anime. They provided the fertile ground for the growth of lolcats, Rickrolling, Anonymous, Pedobear and more.

http://www.4chan.org/news?all#2

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Today in Tech History – – July 29, 2018

1947 – ENIAC was switched on after being transferred to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. It operated continuously until October 2 1955.

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4374183/Construction-begins-on-ENIAC–May-31–1943

1951 – A recording was made of Beethoven’s 9th by EMI that eventually became used to justify the diameter of the CD.

http://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?item_code=8.111060&catNum=8111060&filetype=About+this+Recording&language=English

1958 – President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/whyweexplore/Why_We_29.html

2015 – Microsoft launched Windows 10 as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

http://www.itpro.co.uk/operating-systems/23119/windows-10-release-date-and-specs-76

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