Today on Day in Tech History
1979– Activision was founded by four ex-Atari, Inc. game designers: David Crane, Larry Kaplan, Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead. They teamed up with Jim Levy to produce game cartridges for the Atari 2600 game system. This, in fact, was the first company that developed game cartridges only. The company started with an investment of $700,000.
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1995 – After 15 million lines and 3 years of programming,Microsoft announces Windows 95 (a.k.a. Chicago) was deemed “Golden“.That meant Microsoft could not make any more fixes or adjustments would be made until it’s release on August 24th. Of course, Microsoft Windows 95 was their first 32-bit operating system and considered a major game changer in […]
Subscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More 1923 – HollywoodLand Sign is dedicated to the people in Los Angeles CA. The sign was shortened to Hollywood where it stands overlooking LA. 2011 – CEO Reed Hastings announced a bombshell that, in turn, brought on Netflix’s single worst year […]
Subscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More In 2007, developer Dan Kaminsky found a flaw in the addressing of the Domain Name System, or DNS. DNS is found on home to commercial routers around the world. The issue was so severe, that they were not divulging the issue […]
Subscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More 2000 – Remember the days of the Instant Messenger? Yahoo IM or Microsoft Messenger, ICQ, AIM and many more. In 2000, a company called Trillian tried to capitalize on the market by making a IM client that could connect to all of these […]
Jan-March | April-June | July-Sept | Oct-Dec October October 2 – San Francisco and Google launch free Wifi spots in parks and open areas October 3 – Marriott fined for blocking call phone Wifi signals. They were charged $600,000 October 6 – Facebook closed the WhatsApp acquisition Adobe launched Creative Cloud Mobile HP announced they […]
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 […]
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 […]