Today in Tech History: May 23, 2008 Video
Today in Tech History: May 23, 2008 Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Tom Merritt. It's May 23, 2008, and here's what happened today in technology history. Momentous news, technology fans. On this date, in 1975, in a small hospital in Helena, Montana ... Internet personality Molly Wood ... was BORN. REJOICE! Ok, let's see what other minor and uninteresting tech-related events happened today. Actually, several other tech luminaries were born on this date. Let's see if any of them measure up. First up, 1925, Joshua Lederberg, an American molecular biologist and Nobel laureate who made significant contributions in biology, space exploration, AND artificial intelligence, including advising NASA on missions to look for life on Mars. Eh. Unimpressed. 1946 brings us H. Paul Shuch, an aerospace engineer and microwave technologist American who is a driving force for the distributed-computing Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence, and who may have created the world's first commercial home satellite TV receiver. That's ok, I guess. And on this date in 1962, Imran Anwar was born. He's an Internet pioneer considered "father of the Internet mail system" in Pakistan, and a frequent contributor on CNN and Fox News, a published author, and political dissident in Pakistan. Psshh. Amateurs. And that about does it for today. Come on back tomorrow, when I'll be properly impressed by historical achievements and personalities.
Molly Wood prepares for CES 2008 and ticks off some of the things we're hoping to see this year.
Molly Wood checks out the tech on the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, which got a consumer-friendly redesign.
Molly Wood checks the tech on the 2008 Acura RDX, the ultimate ride for the discriminating nerd.
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From categories in car tech, cell phones, and PCs to the People's Voice and Best of CES, CNET's own Brian Cooley and Molly Wood announce the winners.
Molly Wood talks tech with "geeky" comedian Drew Carey at CES 2009.
At CES 2008, Molly Wood takes a look at the Polk Audio Surround Bar 360, a very slick home theater in a box.
At CES 2008, Molly Wood takes a look at the Nyko Wireless Nunchuck, a new gaming accessory for the Wii.
If you don't like broad patents on potentially world-changing scientific developments like scientific genomes, well, then, build your own! Also, does the $97 iPhone 3GS mean the 4G model will be on sale at launch? And we find out why five inches just isn't enough. Sorry.