Category Archives: History

Every Game Microsoft Ever Included in Windows, Ranked

Over the past 36 years, Microsoft has included over a dozen different games with its Windows releases (depending on how you count.) We took a look through history and ranked them, worst-to-best. Which game would you rank as number one? … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technology. To commemorate its demise, he … Continue reading

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Why Do I See “FBI Surveillance Van” in My Wi-Fi List?

If you’re trying to connect to a Wi-Fi access point and you see “FBI Surveillance Van” in your SSID list, should you be worried? Is there an FBI van outside your door? We’ll get to the bottom of this surprisingly … Continue reading

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What Does the “i” in iPhone Stand For?

Mysterious lowercase “i” names reign in some of Apple’s product lines: iMac, iPad, iPod, and more—including the famous iPhone. But what does the “i” in “iPhone” mean? We’ll dig into the history to find out. The “i” Stands for Internet—Kinda … Continue reading

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Why is Android named “Android”?

Since its debut in 2008, Google’s Android operating system has become a household name. The name “Android” has a fun, techy vibe that perfectly matches the nature of an open-source OS. Where did that name come from? A Brief History … Continue reading

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Vintage Electronics Store

Just watched an interesting video in Youtube. This is a large store that sells loads of new old stock computer and electronics items. Looks like somewhere I want to visit, one day. This is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That is … Continue reading

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The Strange Story of DC’s Lost AM Radio Station Still Transmitting Inauguration Road Closures From 2013

The Strange Story of DC’s Lost AM Radio Station Still Transmitting Inauguration Road Closures From 2013 — Read on http://www.thedrive.com/tech/39549/the-strange-story-of-dcs-lost-am-radio-station-still-transmitting-inauguration-road-closures-from-2013

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The chips are down for Moore’s law

09 February 2016: The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore’s law. Now things could get a lot more interesting. Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s … Continue reading

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In This Day In History – 1838 – Morse demonstrates telegraph

Okay, so I am a day late with this item. But this would be of interest to Ham Radio Operators, around the world. From http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraph On This Day In History, January 6th, 1838. On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s … Continue reading

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BBC News – The BBC’s Laurie Margolis broke news of Falklands invasion

An interesting BBC video clip, explaining one use of Amateur Radio. How Amateur Radio communication got information, not available by more conventional means. 28 December 2012 Last updated at 06:42 ET The 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina … Continue reading

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