Today in Tech History: July 16, 2008 Video
Today in Tech History: July 16, 2008 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood. It's July 16, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. On this date in 1945, the Atomic Era began, as the United States detonated a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon in New Mexico. Also today in 1969, Apollo 11 launched! It would, of course, become the first manned space mission to land on the moon. The space module carried Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. It landed on the moon four days after launch. And finally today marks the death, in 2002, of computer scientist John Cocke. He is well known for his contributions to computer architecture and for optimizing compiler design, and he is referred to as "the father of RISC architecture." And that's all the risky business we've got for today; come back tomorrow for more tech history.
At Apple WWDC 2008, Steve Jobs reveals the map of countries and carriers that will be getting the next-generation iPhone beginning July 11.
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On June 15, 2006, in Redmond, Washington, Bill Gates announced his plans, to go in effect July 2008, to work full-time with the Gates Foundation and part-time with Microsoft.
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Today we are joined by Rafe Needleman of Reporters' Roundtable and Wilson Tang from The 404 to break down Microsoft's tablet strategy, what a $539 Xoom means for the iPad 2, and all the dirty things you can do with Opera. Oh, and we found a spot for our moon base!
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