June 10: Seiko Introduces Ruputer, Apple II Ships
1998 – Seiko introduces the world’s first wearable PC watch called the Ruputer. It was marketed under the OnHand PC name. The Ruputer had a 3.6 MHz processor and 2 MB of non-volitile storage. The 102×64 monochrome LCD could display data or play games. a joystick with six function buttons were on the Ruputer. This watch could download pictures and had three applications that ran on Windows 95. Ruputer cost $285
1977 – Apple Computer Inc. ships the first Apple II personal computers. The computers feature a MOS Technology 6502 processor, 4 kilobytes of RAM, two game paddles, an RF cable for connection to a standard television, and a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk drive.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 10
- Intel releases the 200 MHz pentium processor
- Microsoft announces they will discontinue MS Money
- IBM and Microsoft sign a joint development agreement