Day in Tech History

Day in Tech History
By Jeffrey Powers
About this podcast
I love history. That is why I started Day in Technology History podcast. It's a Daily rundown of events in science, tech and geek news. Find out what was released, in a chronological order. This Podcast is produced 7 days a week, 365 days a year. www.dayintechhistory.com
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February 20, 1986: MIR Space Station launched 1986 – The first piece of the Mir Space Station is launched. With 6 docking ports and labs for research, the Space Station was expected to push us into the stars. The term “Mir” is Russian for “Peace”. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 20 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Compaq Presario 2100 is introduced Napster‘s 1 billion dollar bribe to the RIAA Google found Atlantis?
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February 19, 1990: Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released 1990 – Thomas Knoll was a student at the University of Michigan when he decided to write a program for his Macintosh Plus. The program was a simple image viewer, but when his brother – John Knoll – caught wind, he suggested that Thomas turn it into an image editor. Thomas took 6 months to develop the first version of the photo editing program. They then took the idea to Adobe, who snapped the idea up. At that point, Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released. 23 years later, it is the premier image editing software for most. The first version only ran on Mac and because of the Monochromatic display, only created in black and white. There is not a day I go by without having to open up my version of Photoshop. I even used to do Photoshop contests – Here are some of the photoshops I did. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 19 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. The first computer Search Warrant Pong gets patented Analog Cellphone networks shut down
Feb. 18, 2018
February 17, 1979: It snows in the Saraha 1979 – for the first and only time in recorded history, it snowed in the Sahara Desert. It was in Southern Algeria and the storm only lasted a half hour. The snow melted off quickly. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 18 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Corel ships WordPerfect Suite for DOS. JavaScript v 2.0 is released White House website recovery.gov is launched
Feb. 17, 2018
February 17, 2000: Microsoft  released Windows 2000 2000 – Microsoft released the next version of the Windows Operating system in Windows 2000. Also known at Windows NT 5.0, it was the beginning of merging the NT and 9x versions. Of course, the companion was Windows ME, which didn’t do too well. The end result streamlined the two OS into Windows XP. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 17 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Apple QuickTake 100 Camera is released XBox cord recall DTV in the US was suppose to happen today, but was delayed
Feb. 16, 2018
February 16, 1979: First BBS Created 1978 – The first computer bulletin board system was created in Chicago, Illinois by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess. The Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS) came together in 30 days, where it was then launched. Even though it was already turned on for testing, today was the day CBBS went into production. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 16 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Inauguration of 911 First known Malware for Mac OS X Lance Armstrongs’ bike is stolen.
Feb. 15, 2018
February 15, 1946: ENIAC Debuts 1946 – J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly debut the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). 17,468 vacuum tubes at 100,000 pulses/second. It was part of a $400,000 contract from the U.S. Army.  The computer was actually announced on Feb 14th, but the dedication happened on the 15th. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 15 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Intel demonstrates the Willamette processor Kevin Mitnik is arrested by the FBI The Pirate Bay trial begins in Sweeden
Feb. 14, 2018
February 14, 2005: YouTube is Established Happy Valentines Day! 2005 – YouTube, the popular video sharing website, is established by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. The website was registered on February 14th, and didn’t officially launch until November 2005. Google bought out YouTube on October 9, 2006 for $1.65 Billion. With an upload every 20 minutes and over 1 Billion views a day, YouTube has definitely grown to a video powerhouse. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 14 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Texas Instruments makes the first “micro on a chip” Lotus Symphony Nintendo releases the Game Boy Advanced SP
Feb. 13, 2018
February 13, 1996: JTS merges with Atari 1996 – Atari Corporation announces the merger with Jugi Tandon Storage (JTS). Atari extended a bridge loan of $25 Million so JTS can still build drives. The company would still be known as JTS, but Atari would own 60% of the company.While Atari was sold to Hasbro via THQ, JTS could not emerge from the debts. They ended up filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Feb 28, 1999. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 13 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. The Last Peanuts Comic Strip is released one day after Creator Charles Schultz passes Apollo Computer is formed Rush Limbaugh gets service call from Steve Jobs
Feb. 12, 2018
February 12, 2001: Anna Kournikova Virus hits 2001– Jan de Wit – a.k.a. “OnTheFly” sends out an email stating that it is a picture of the famous tennis player. Of course it turned out to be a a Worm that takes down tens of thousands of computers. Most companies will shut off their email to the world just to prevent from getting it. De Wit would then be arrested two days later and sentenced to 150 hours community service. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 12 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Packard Bell employee opens fire Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 source code is leaked
Feb. 11, 2018
February 11 – AT&T asks for an injunction against Samsung 2012 – Apple began the lawsuits in the US of Samsung made Galaxy Nexus citing patent violations back in April 15, 2011. This would span across the Nexus S, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G and Galaxy Tab. A lawsuit that has gone back and forth between the two companies. The patents in question were for data tapping, a Siri search method, a slide-to-unlock patent and a word completion patent. On this day, Apple officially asks for a preliminary injunction for Samsung sales in the US . 1966 – The Johnniac Open Shop System (JOSS) was taken down by the RAND Corporation. JOSS was set up to relive bottlenecks in programming batches, but more and newer work pretty much took the JOSS to the limit and ultimately became a bottleneck. Therefore, JOSS was taken offline indefinitely.JOSS began operation in 1953. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 11 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Digital Computers discontinues the Rainbow CRUX Linux 0.5.3 Released Starbucks announces they will switch from T-Mobile to AT&T at their stores.