Today in Tech History: August 5 Video
Today in Tech History: August 5 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood. It's August 5, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. On this date in 1914, the first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio. It had only two colors: red and green, and it used a buzzer to warn cars about the color changes. And lastly, today marks the death, in 1991, of Soichiro Honda, the founder of the Honda Motor Company. People magazine dubbed him the "Japanese Henry Ford." Honda is now, of course, the 5th largest automobile manufacturer in the world. And that's all the time we've got for this tech history joyride. Take another drive with us back here tomorrow.
The Phoenix lander launches and you can say whatever you want on television
NASA's unmanned Morpheus lander erupted into a ball of flame when it hit the ground during its first free-flight test today.
This week, we're just in love with that plucky, Twitter-loving Mars Phoenix lander. If only it weren't going to freeze to death soon.
Since the Phoenix Lander touched down near the north pole of Mars, the mission to find water has been on. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi interviews planetary scientist Paul Doherty about Martian water, ice, and snowflakes, and why finding any of them would be a big deal.
The HTC Legend is one of the best Android phones in its class. Find out why in our First Look video.
The first call made from the first mobile phone was made 40 years ago today, and to celebrate we're showing off our own cellular histories. Nextels, PDAs, and BitTorrent pirates on today's episode of The 404.
At the August 31, 2005 CBGB Forever concert in New York City, Download Music caught up with a legendary figure in punk-rock history, the late Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGB.
The first Trojan horse (no, really, the FIRST), and a peck of space history.
Chernobyl, space crashes, and plane crashes. It's a terrible day in tech history.