• The FCC And Operating Illegally

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    Re: Can You Setup Your Own Cell Phone Network to Prevent the Government from Tracking You?   Eli was right-on regarding the FCC and illegal transmitters. While some of us believe the FCC is lacking on shutting down, say FM radio pirates (New York City) has a ton of them – over time, you will […]

  • Tech History – October 2006

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    October – YouTube with its 60 employees, is finding it hard to keep up bandwith demand. The popular video website now serves 100 million videos a day. Word has it that Google is interested in buying the website. An analyst says – “they don’t have the necessary staff to be able to move ahead here, […]

  • Tech History – October 2008

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    October – Google introduces technology to insert commercial spots into online video games. It’s working with game makers and advertisers to test the system… Nexflix strikes a deal to make its movie and TV shows available to about 1 million TiVo owners that have high-speed Internet connections… Nintendo’s Wii video game console continues to be […]

  • Tech History – September/October 2003

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    Napster is Back iTunes For Windows Is Here!   September – Apple Corps. – The Beatles’ company has sued Apple computer again – because the company is more involved with music – something they’re not really supposed to do after they were sued back in the 1980’s. But guess what? Apple now has iTunes – […]

  • Tech History – September/October 2000

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    Bluetooth Comes To Mobile Phones  Internet Content Sold To Network TV – First Time    September – A federal judge rules that mp3.com violated music copyrights and awards Universal Music Group at least $117 million in damages. It’s the largest copyright award ever… Now available – The Nomad Juke MP-3 player. This small portable features a […]

  • Tech History – September/October 1992

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    Where Were You In ’92?   September – Game makers are now banking on using CD’s for better graphics and video effects. The newest is the Sega CD, Turbo technologies CD. Nintendo is doing the same… Wow – the 800 toll-free business is now a $7-billion-a-year industry. 800 numbers were created 25 years ago to mask […]

  • Tech History – September/October 2013

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    The Tech Happenings From September And October 2013   September 1 – Microsoft announces it is buying Nokia’s smartphone and cellular handset business in a deal worth $7.2 billion…CBS and Time Warner reach an agreement for carriage on the cable-TV provider. CBS and Showtime had been off for about a month in New York and Los Angeles… September […]

  • Tech History – Those Soothing Female Voices

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    From SIRI To OOMA – They’re Everywhere Before The SIRI Lady – There Was This Voice   It’s no secret now – that the voice off SIRI is in fact Susan Bennett. Some of us knew early on, knew – it had to be a real person and not a synthesized voice – as was […]

  • Tech History – June/July/August 1991

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    Back In Time – Tech History – July/August 1991 Includes Microsoft “State Of The Company” From Bill Gates   June and July 1991 –  Tandy unveils its latest PC – the 1000 RLX. The new personal computer uses an Intel 80286 microprocessor instead of an 8086. It uses VGA graphics, a high-density 1.44 Meg floppy drive […]

  • Bulletin Boards – Do You Remember?

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    Bulletin Boards Preceded Message Boards/Social Sites BBS (Bulletin Board Service)   Back in the early 1980’s – popular PC’s such as the Apple II and TRS-80 helped launch computer bulletin boards. These social communities used programs that were pretty much available to the PC community. It’s also the first time we began to hear about […]

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