Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW I was invited to see the documentary: Silicon Cowboys. This is the story of the rise of Compaq computers in a time where IBM ruled the land. It’s important to understand that if it wasn’t for Compaq and their battle against the giant in the 80’s, we might not have the technology advances of today. Tech Geeks will get a rise out of all the adverts within the documentary. Some will even relive the 80’s and 90’s when Compaq was at it’s prime. For me, I remember back to the day my uncle walked in with a Compaq portable computer, set it up on the table and turned it on. That is really the day I knew how hooked I was on computers. This David-vs-Goliath documentary shows how Compaq built their own personal computer without stealing any secrets from...
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Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. *NOTE* We’re running from the new media location. Please let me know if you cannot get to the Quickcast – 608-205-4378, Thanks. “Make Money Fast” was uttered for the first time on a Usenet in 1989. The message had the name “Dave Rhodes” attached, but it was suspected to be a pseudonym. The words “Make Money Fast” and “Scam” become synonymous. This week we also talk about the Windows/IBM announcements, the first use of the WWW, Atari STacy and so much more.
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Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFirstly, we are changing the name of the show to Week in Tech History, or WITH.On the Weekend edition of WITH, we got two interesting events. First of all, it’s Pac Man Fever and It’s driving me crazy! 1979, Pac Man was introduced in Japan and in 1980 was introduced in the US. Of course, Pac Man was created by Namco, has over 30 spinoff games and even has a board game version. There are a lot of other cool items in the weekend edition like IBM releases, XP SP1 and it’s officially Tom Cruise day. Brought to you by Gotomeeting – Get a 30 day free trial, no CC required.
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Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt was a Commodore Vic 20. We were up North at our Grandma’s house for Christmas in 1981. Our cousins had a Vic20 and we played some cool games. When we got home at the end of the week, we opened our presents and low and behold, we had a Vic 20. I swear I got up early every day of Winter break to play on this new machine. I did have to fight for use with the rest of my family, but I think I got some good time on it.
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis weeks’ show had some issues as I had some issues with the recording unit. Had to switch to a SM57 mic for the recording, then used a lot of VST effects to clean it up. Nonetheless, here is your week in tech history. We highlight: Apple goes Intel Microsoft Antitrust Maxis – shocking CIH Computer Virus First Spacewalk
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Galaxy Note 7’s? The story of Exploding laptops is not a new one. The Lithium battery in your notebook expands to the point where it breaks the encasement. Dell, Sony and IBM ended up recalling a series of batteries to prevent computer loss. Today scientists announced they had made a solid, non-flammable polymer to replace the liquid electrolyte that is used to make the batteries. The science is new, and wont see the light of the public eye for 3 to 5 years, mainly because the polymer needs work to hold a longer charge. However, will this help the laptop not explode? A few years ago I dealt with an issue in desktops where they would either start acting quirky or stop working altogether. The result was what they called “Exploding Caps” – the Capacitors in the machines would expand due to...
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Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSExperimenting with the time for TWITH. Let me know if you like the longer version. Some topics in History discussed -When Steve Wozniak (aka WOZ) bought Apple… -Coffee, twinkies and velcro -IBM Portables -First Video Game Death -GMail -Mozilla and Netscape.
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday in the Gym I was watching a report that Apple iPhone was challenging Blackberry for market share in the corporate world. I agreed with the report – Apple has a better user interface than the Blackberry, Blackberry is too expensive in their messaging systems and an iPhone looks a lot better than a Blackberry device. But then I got to thinking about it. Is this really news? I mean, yeah – we’ve got one company trying for a niche that another company has. However what company hasn’t tried to emulate or compete with another company’s corner-hold before?
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFound a few good resources, so this episode is jam packed with information. Check it out. This week: WWW introduced Modem AT Command Patents IBM XT8088 announced Apple Patents iPod Silly Putty Introduced
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