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"...

Tech History Today – Death of Google Buzz

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Tech History Today October 14, 2011 : Google announces shutdown of "Google Buzz" Google, on this day in 2011, officially announced the shutdown of its social media tool "Google Buzz", giving a hint towards the entry of Google+ and this marked the death of Google Buzz, a so-called Twitter rival. Announced on Feb 9, 2010, Google Buzz was a social networking, microblogging and...

Airtel’s u-turn towards the wired internet: offers free data for three months

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The battle for market dominance between the telecom giants; more specifically, Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel is intensifying. While the other service providers like Vodafone and Idea seems to be going out of the game, the two: the market leader Airtel and the 'Jio revolutionist' Reliance go playing par on par. Airtel's U-turn towards the "wired" broadband connectivity As Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio...

The rise and fall of the Blackberry

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After an announcement made by the Blackberry's CEO, it's confirmed that the company is discontinuing to manufacture its smartphones. It will now outsource its smartphone manufacturing instead. Blackberry has come a long way, starting from its cool tiny two-way pager (BB 850) with a keyboard to the phones that run android now (Priv). Although, when Blackberry comes into the conversation,...

Tech History Today – Greenwich becomes Prime Meridian

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Tech History Today October 13, 1884: Greenwich gets adopted as the Prime Meridian Today in 1884, Geographers and astronomers adopted Greenwich as the Prime Meridian, making it the International standard for zero degrees longitude. As the United Kingdom grew into an advanced maritime nation, British mariners kept at least one chronometer on GMT to calculate their longitude from the Greenwich meridian, which was...

Google Pixel now available for pre-order in India: price, deals and specs

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Google seems to be in full swing with its strategy shift since its Pixel event in San Francisco. The company, as promised, didn't delay the launch of its new smartphones 'Pixel' and 'Pixel XL' for the Android dominated Indian market and partners with HTC, Redington for sales and after sales support for the Pixel in India. Here’s everything you need...