Category: News

Learn About Gaming History!!

Get this – our friends at IEEE are giving away an XBox One for checking out their history timeline! Of course, gaming consoles are a part of technology history, so this timeline is an awesome way to get a more in-depth view into gaming history! And you can win an XBox One. Here’s how your do it (Contest is over)… From now until July 26th, simply head over to IEEE via this link, review the timeline and take the survey. Make sure you give them your email to be entered into the contest. Go back and learn even more about gaming...

2014 Tech History in Review

2014 Tech History in Review Timeline

2014. The year of Virtual Reality, Selfies, Snowden, Microsoft CEOs and Sony Hacks. Defining moments in technology in how we podcast, build devices, and release movies. I have gone through the news stories of 2014 and put together a good representation of Technology stories. This is a list that will continue to grow for the next couple weeks – adding stories and making any corrections needed. If you find an issue, please let me know and I’ll get it corrected. All information can be found at Wikazine.com/2014 Jan-March | April-June | July-Sept | Oct-Dec January January 3 – Yahoo accidentally...

Infographic: 11 Facts of Pac Man

Back in 1980, Pac Man graced the geek population. I remember spending many a quarter on munching dots, solving mazes and beating ghosts. But did you know the ghosts had their own agenda? Did you know that it was suppose to be Puck Man? This infographic will show you 11 things you might not know about the iconic game. Pac-Man was created by Toru Iwatani to pick up girls Each Ghost has its own marching orders The Japanese version translates to Puck-Man (Munch-Man) Pac-Man Released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It released in the US October 1980 The president...

Infographic: Happy Birthday George Lucas – A Geek through History

I don’t remember much of my past as a little child. What I do remember are bits and pieces. George Lucas and Star Wars was many of those pieces I remember. From watching Star Wars at the drive-in theater back in 77 to getting my first Star Wars figures that Christmas. Then there was collecting the box tops for Boba Fett, the Emperor and more. I kept Fett in the packaging until my mother opened it up after a fight us kids had about it. Lucas was my childhood. From Indiana Jones to American Graffiti. And yes – even Howard...

Evolving the Cell Phone: 1973 to 2014

You might have only had a cellular phone for 10 years. Believe it or not cell phones have been around for 41 years. To put it in perspective – I am a year older than the cell phone. Its amazing how the phone has evolved. From bricks and dead spots to LTE and social networks. Let’s take a look at how we got from one to the other. The First Cell Phones Motorola was the first company to introduce the handheld mobile device. In 1973 the first call was made from such a device but in its early infancy it...

Jack Tramiel and Sons

Jack Tramiel and Family – Six Years with Atari

Friend Andy Marken asked to post this great article on Atari with the Tramiels. It was a great insight into Jack Tramiel and family’s life. Of course, if you were a kid growing up in the Atari days (like me), you were always hoping for the new game or program that would keep you fixated on a computer screen for hours. Andy was Atari’s PR those six years. He started in 1986, then was fired and came back for another two. After a second firing, he was then brought back for the final two. His account is much first-hand. So...

1,500 Day in Tech History Episode on 9/09/13

On 9-17-2013, Day in Tech History Hits 1,500 Episodes

  It was Aug 10th, 2009 when the show went from weekly tech history to a daily show. 4 years later on Sept 17th, 2013, the 1,500 episode will air. The Day in Tech History has been podcasting daily – 365 days a year (including leap year days) non-stop.  It is only one of two podcasts that do that. The other is 365 Days of Astronomy. Day in Tech History is on the March for Episode 2,000 which will hit on January 30, 2015. If you want to know what happened on this day in tech history, then check out...

Day in Tech History Now Available for Android Devices

I am happy to announce that Day in Tech History is now available to download from the Amazon web store. The Day in Tech History mobile app includes 365 days worth of tech history content with more extras coming in the months ahead. With the app, you will get the podcast early. Turn on push notifications to let you know when the next episode posts. Of course, Day in Tech History podcast posts EVERY DAY – 365 DAYS a Year since Aug 2009. Download from the Amazon App Store. In the coming days, Day in Tech History will also be...