Today in Tech History: July 13, 2008 Video
Today in Tech History: July 13, 2008 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood. It's July 13, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. On this date in 1919, the British airship R34 completed the first airship journey across the Atlantic. It landed in Norfolk, England after 182 hours of flight. Also on this date in 1973, Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of the Nixon tapes to the Senate committee that was investigating the Watergate break-in. Nixon had ordered the first- ever recording system installed in the White House. There were line taps on all the telephones and small lavalier microphones placed all around the rooms. The recordings were then produced on nine Sony TC-800B open-reel tape recorders. And Nixon? Was busted. News of the tapes was made public three days later, on July 16. And finally, this is the birth date of Ern_ Rubik, born in 1944. He was, of course, the creator of the Rubik's Cube. Thank you, Erno, you crafty devil. That's all the puzzling tech trivia I've got for today, but we'll be back with plenty more tomorrow.
Bonnie's back, and this week she brings the Samsung Omnia and the Mio Knight Rider GPS system to the set. There's a new Rubik's Cube...on the block. Plus, Brian hates heart-shaped mice, and we give Bonnie a surprise!
Witness the birth of a butterfly!
The birth of the Sony Walkman.
Nixon's Master Blaster headphones' bright, immediate sound will appeal to some buyers, but comfort issues may be a deal breaker.
The father of radio and the birth of the microchip. Hello, revolutions!
The birth of the Turing Machine and the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Richter scale, the Transcontinental Express, and the birth of the ATM.
The UFO Roswell Incident, the scientific revolution, and the birth of the Lego.
On today's show, we rush you along so we can go watch the San Francisco Giants ticker-tape parade. But in actual tech news, Silicon Valley fails to take over California politics, Google's really sorry about the whole Buzz thing, but not in a "pay you" kind of way, and if you're a Rangers fan, we now have the technology to erase that painful memory from your brain. --Molly
At Apple WWDC 2008, Steve Jobs reveals the map of countries and carriers that will be getting the next-generation iPhone beginning July 11.