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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode…

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode…

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…For 2008 that is… Finally feeling Normal – Las Vegas – New Years – More Panelists on the LIVE Show Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 All Show Notes are also on Delicious

Week In Tech History – 12-15-08 – Kevin Mitnick is Charged

Week In Tech History – 12-15-08 – Kevin Mitnick is Charged

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. We are back on the wagon, it was a tough WITH to produce because of this cough.Nonetheless, we found some great history and are reporting to you. December 16th 1988, Kevin Mitnick is charged for breaking into and stealing software from DEC. He also gained control of MCI codes in England and LA. Mitnick became a martr for some computer geeks as he bucked the system in ways people were unsuseptable to .  My personal favorite is how he got free pizza. Other events that happened this week – Suspenders were patented by Mark Twain. Microsoft stops supporting IE for the Mac. The Altair 8800 kit is first released, Symantec and Veritas merge and a lot more. Of course to get all the events, you’ll have to listen to...

This Week in Tech History – 6-09-08

This Week in Tech History – 6-09-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSItems talked about this week: ENIAC Ruputer Steve Ballmer Joins MS Apple Lays off 1200 Jaques Cousteau IBM is formed Davy Jones Locker closed

A look back to 1998 – Geek from 10 years ago.

A look back to 1998 – Geek from 10 years ago.

Ten years ago. What were we doing? Where were we going? I know I was working in a Call center on a popular accounting package that is now owned by Microsoft. I was living on the East Side of Madison, WI and I had just switched over from my 56k modem to a broadband connection (768 kbps, I believe) on my Pentium 75mHz machine. I also got my first Cell Phone. Let’s take a look back on where we were 10 years ago and see how that has changed….

Jeffrey Powers

Weekly Roundup 1 – Will Android beat Godzilla, Mothra?

I am reminded of the old Godzilla movies when I hear “Android”. But in all reality, this is not much different. We just don’t see a cardboard city get demolished by 3 guys dressed in costumes. Google has given themselves not only a humungous undertaking in aquiring Android, but also a new buzzword that has been passed back and forth many times in the last few weeks. Since it’s silent aquisition back in August, the news has been anything but ‘quiet’. Companies getting on the bandwagon, putting in the hours to make this thing a success. But the real question is – Is this something that the massess want, or will this become another piece of diregarded technology. It’s safe to say that everyone wants a phone that can do more than take phone calls. Text messaging has become more viable way of communicating. According to www.cellsigns.com, 79% of the...

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