Coming up in this episode…
- Very big things
- Very small things
- Very cool things that will make you want to take out your credit card and say “I don’t care how much, I want one!”
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Introducing the team…
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- Happy Birthday to:
- April 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe
- April 29 – Debbie Walker
- April 29 – Earl Newton
- April 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana)
- May 01 – Technorama
- May 03 – Keao Wright
- May 03 – Leon
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On This Day In History for April 27, 2011
- It was on this date in 1967 that Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
- Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse today in 1981.
- The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10 was on April 27, 2002
- and today in 2005, the superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
Happy Birthday goes out on this date to
- French mathematician Marc-Antoine Parseval, was born today in 1755
- also born today in 1791, American inventor, Samuel F. B. Morse
- Philip Hauge Abelson, the American physicist was born today in 1913
- Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher turns 79
- and finally Russell T Davies, the television writer whose credits include Doctor Who, is now 48
- White iPhone 4 coming out in the UK this week? It’s like an albino. Spotting one is very rare. Where’s David Attenborough when you need him?
- Hair transplant robot gets FDA approval
Hacks & Strange Stories
- One artist thought the Statue of Liberty might become a subway station
- London’s abandoned, underground, and notoriously hard-to-reach mail train
- A plan from the 20s to drain part of the Mediterranean Sea – Atlantropa
- Early remote controls were worse than they are today
What the Chuck!
- My iHome died – and they took care of me
- I got a Square – want to buy something?
- You can buy your own for $10 on the Apple store (with a $10 rebate)
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