Tech History Today – Invention of Electronic Photocopier

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Tech History Today October 22, 1938: Chester Carlson successfully invents the first electronic photocopier Chester Carlson and his assistant Otto Kornei, on this day in 1938, successfully invented the first electronic photocopier. Chester Carlson was originally a patent attorney, as well as a part-time researcher and inventor. His job at the patent office in New York required him to make a large number of...

Tech History Today – Rise of the Wang Industries

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Tech History Today October 21, 1949: Dr. An Wang patents Magnetic Ferrite Core Memory Dr. An Wang filed a patent for magnetic core memory using ferrite on this day in 1949. It later came to be entitled as “pulse transfer controlling devices.”  This was the first move that ignited the rise of the Wang industries – a company that later arose as...

Tech History Today – Atari’s First Game To Use Cockpit Cabinet: Hi-Way

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Tech History Today October 20, 1975: Atari launches its first cockpit cabinet game 'Hi-Way' Atari filed for a patent on the sit down 'cockpit' arcade cabinet game 'Hi-Way' on this day in 1975. Hi-Way was a first-person driving game in which you had to dodge cars while driving. The game was marketed with the slogan “Hi Way — All It Needs Is...

Boycott “Made in China” Products: 5 Technologies that India Will Lose

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China's continued opposition to India's effort to declare Pakistan-based terrorists as international terrorists has angered many Indians. Since then, a call to boycott Chinese products has been trending on social media. Although, it seems like a peculiarly revengeful tactic to terminate the Chinese dominance on the Indian goods market; this hyper-nationalist reaction by the Indian crowd might land India back...

First Electronic Digital Computer Wasn’t Really ENIAC computer

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October 19, 1973: ENIAC computer got its named legally changed to Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) Today in 1973, a US Federal Judge signed his decision following a lengthy court trial which declared the  ENIAC Computer patent invalid and belatedly credited physicist John Atanasoff with developing the first electronic digital computer, the Atanasoff- Berry Computer or the ABC. Originally built in 1937-42 at Iowa...

Tech History Today – Thomas Alva Edison Dies

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Tech History Today October 18 It seems like the Great Scientist Thomas Alva Edison had some fortune attached to this date, October 18. The date is responsible for a number of significant events related to the Edison's life. 1878: Edison Brings Electricity into the Homes In 1878, inventor Thomas Edison saw a market for a system that could bring electric lighting directly into...

Facebook Messenger Suggests What to Talk About with its New “Conversation Topics” Feature

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Facebook Messenger, though, already celebrates a "the billion-user club" milestones that it achieved in past summer; it still is looking for new ways to increase app usage. The latest attempt is the introduction of "conversation topics" - a feature that offers suggestions for what to talk about with friends. These conversation starters are seemingly based on the Facebook's larger...

Tech History Today – Intel i386DX Processor Comes

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Tech History Today October 17, 1985: Intel releases 80386DX processor Intel, on this day in 1985, released its 80386DX processor (commonly known as i386DX or just 386DX). The 275,000 transistor chip was a big jump from the 20 MHz 286. It contained the ability to address up to 4 GB of memory and had a bigger instruction set. The processor came as the...

Tech History Today – Birth of the Disney Studio

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Tech History Today October 16, 1923: Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio It was 90 years ago when brothers Walt and Roy Disney started what is known as the Walt Disney Company today. They started it as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. The animator Walt Disney, in the same year, created a short film entitled "Alice's Wonderland". The company later in 1926 had its name changed...

Tech History Today – Token Ring by IBM

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Tech History Today October 15, 1985: IBM launches Token Ring network IBM announced, with co-developer Texas Instruments, the Token Ring network along with its PC Network software on this day in 1985. Token ring local area network (LAN) technology is a communications protocol for local area networks. It uses a special three-byte frame called a "token" that travels around a logical "ring"...