Today in Tech History: May 15, 2008 Video
Today in Tech History: May 15, 2008 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood! It's May 15, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. A LOT! Let's get going! Today in 1718, a London lawyer named James Puckle patented the world's first machine gun. In 1793, Diego Mar?n Aguilera made one of the first attempted flights, cruising about a thousand feet in a glider at a height of just under 20 feet. Not impressed? Remember, it was 1793. On this date in 1957, Britain tested its first hydrogen bomb at Malden Island. The bomb failed to detonate, but the test ignited a debate about the safety of nuclear devices, and THAT let to the 1958 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. On this date in 1958, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 3, AND on this date in 1960, they launched Sputnik 4. Guess they're big on anniversaries. And there's more ... but you'll have to wait until next year to find out what it is. In the meantime, meet me here tomorrow for more tech history.
Chernobyl, space crashes, and plane crashes. It's a terrible day in tech history.
The first Trojan horse (no, really, the FIRST), and a peck of space history.
In the history of tech, some decisions stand out...as truly awful. This week, Rafe Needleman speaks with executive editors Charlie Cooper (CBS News) and Jim Kerstetter (CNET News) to go over the worst tech business decisions ever.
Yahoo Music looks like MySpace, the first solar-powered airplane takes flight, and how to get in shape with your Nintendo DSi.
Special edition Maserati ramps up the cabin tech. We take a first look at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
This car is a tech showcase in a sultry, new package. Get a first look at the 2008 Infiniti G35s.
The first transatlantic flight, and not a Lindbergh in sight.
The stock market's deep in the red today after Microsoft moved up its quarterly earnings announcement--and it wasn't good. CNET News' Charles Cooper and Ina Fried go behind the numbers as Microsoft announces the first across-the-board layoff in its history.
NASA's unmanned Morpheus lander erupted into a ball of flame when it hit the ground during its first free-flight test today.
Ford gives its car-tech interface a major overhaul. Get a first look from the floors of the 2008 Detroit auto show.