23 years ago. In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that they have successfully cloned an adult sheep they named Dolly. The cell used in the cloning came from an adult sheep’s mammary gland, hence the name Dolly. As in Parton. No joke. Or I guess it was.
February 24, 1962. The first satellite telephone and television relays are established through the communications satellite Echo 1. The satellite was basically a big metallic balloon that simply bounced microwaves off its surface. Simple, but effective.
12 years ago, the “war” over the High Definition successor to the DVD ends when the supporters of the HD DVD-format discontinue it. The Sony-backed Blu-ray format had garnered the support of many players in the industry, leading to the demise of HD DVD.
Authentic video material from Blizzards discarded game Starcraft Ghost has leaked online, and it looks kinda cool.
On this day, 36 years ago (1984) IBM introduced the IBM Portable Personal Computer, an early portable computer. It featured a 4.77MHz Intel 8088 processor, 256KB RAM, a 9 inch amber monitor, a 5.25″ floppy drive, and the DOS 2.1 operating system. It weighed 30 pounds (13,6kg) and cost $2,795. Try setting that on your lap.
On this day, 17 years ago, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest was released in the United States. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest is a reworked version of the original Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. Master Quest contains largely the same content as the original Ocarina of Time, but with redesigned, more […]
Hundreds of computer owners (dominated by Linux users) march on Microsoft’s offices demanding refunds for the copies of Windows that came pre-installed on their computers. This day came to be known as Windows Refund Day.