Day in Tech History

By Jeffrey Powers

About this podcast   English    United States

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
In this podcast
Feb. 28, 2018
February 28, 1966: FCC creates Right to Privacy During non-leap years, this Day in Tech History episode will be for the 28th and 29th. 1966 (Feb 28) – With all these ways to listen in on a conversation, the FCC has to make a ruling to protect the rights of US citizens. They create the Right to Privacy act which bands evesdropping or direct and indirect use of radio – controlled devices. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 28 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. M*A*S*H*  broadcasts the final episode PeopleSoft reorganizes
Feb. 27, 2018
February 27, 1998: Apple Newton is discontinued 1998 – After Steve Jobs takes the role of Acting CEO (After the firing of Gil Amelio) he decides to trim some of the product fat. In result, the Apple Newton – it’s attempt at a PDA – was officially discontinued after 5 years.  But not all was lost off this, for the mobile applications got shifted into their other Mac OS technologies. Cyberdog and OpenDOC were two other Apple programs that were discontinued after Jobs took the helm again. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 27 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. Netscape makes their source Code available Google relaunches Jotspot
Feb. 26, 2018
February 26, 1991: Sir Tim Berners Lee Shows the WorldWideWeb via Browser 1991 – Sir Tim Berners-Lee showed everyone the first web browser and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor. The Browsers’ name was called “WorldWideWeb”, but was later changed to “Nexus”. Berners-Lee ran it on the NeXTSTEP platform and worked with not only the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), but the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Nexus is not in production anymore. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 26 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. 3Com announces they will acquire US Robotics Intel introduces the Pentium III Yahoo launches Buzz
Feb. 25, 2018
February 25, 1999 – hacker Gigabyte hacks C# language 1999 – Microsoft’s newest programming language at the time – C# (pronounced “C-Sharp”) was hacked on this day. The perpetrator was a seventeen year old female hacker from Belgium, calling herself “Gigabyte”. 2002 – Gigabyte posts the source code to the virus on her website. Kim Vanvaeck would be arrested in 2004 for writing the malicious code. The reason why she did it? I want to let people (and especially guys) know there ARE girls out there who like computers and for more than games. I think that’s quite important … for all girls out there who know something about computers but are surrounded by guys who think they’re all stupid.. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 25 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. IBM releases Object REXX Macbook Pro with Multitouch trackpad
Feb. 24, 2018
February 24, 1997 – Disney and Pixar 5 movie agreement 1997 – Walt Disney and Pixar enter into a 5 movie agreement in 10 months. They would share costs, profit and logo credits. The two would come into issues after Toy Story 2, which ultimately were resolved in 2006 when Disney purchased Pixar. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 23 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. Borland unveils the Delphi Development Tool EA acquires Dreamworks Google sells Clearwire for $47 million
Feb. 23, 2018
February 23, 1896 – Tootsie Roll is introduced in US 1896 – A little Geeky knowledge for ya – The Tootsie roll is introduced. Austrian immigrant Leo Hishfield took the idea to a New York store and sold the idea. The name comes from her 5 year old daughter, whom everyone called “Tootsie”. It became the first “Penny candy” and was even a War time ration since it could withstand severe weather conditions. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 22 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 recalls the TI-99/4a for a short in the system JTS Corp sells Atari to HIACXI, who is owned by Hasbro Comcast OnDemand is launched
Feb. 22, 2018
February 22, 1999 – AMD released K6-III 1999 – AMD releases the AMD K6-III Processor in speeds of 400 and 450 MHz. It would feature a 64KB Level 1 cache and a 256KB Level 2 cache. The 3DNow! graphics instructions would be supported, along with Direct X 6.0. There were 21.3 million transistors on the 0.25 micron process wafer. Wikazine – Full show notes for February 22 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. Palm introduces the Palm IIIc and Palm IIIxe Popcorn is introduced to the Pilgrims by Quadequina Gawker puts Defamer up for sale
Feb. 21, 2018
Feb 21, 2001 – Apple released iMac Special Edition 2001 – At Macworld Expo in Tokyo, Japan, Apple Computer introduced the iMac Special Edition. It would be available in Flower Power, Dalmatian Blue, or Graphite designs. This special edition would only be available for 1 year as chip technology was climbing fast. “iMac has evolved into an entertainment center, where you can create desktop movies, manage your digital music library and burn custom music CDs,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iMovie and iTunes are so easy to learn and use, even your parents can use them without getting confused.” The iMac Special Edition featured a 500 or 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 64 or 128 MB RAM, 256 kB Level 2 cache, a CD-RW drive, and a 15-inch monitor. Price: US$1199-1499. Apple Press Release Wikazine – Full show notes for February 21 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. Empire Strikes Back – Special Edition IBM Sues Eagle Computer Legend of Zelda is released
Feb. 20, 2018
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?
Feb. 19, 2018
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

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