A significant anniversary for space flight. Google gets caught spying on you. And lots of games and gaming devices. Do we need them all? Lots to talk about this week.
- 50 years ago, America took flight into space.
- Google tracking cookies. Tsk, tsk.
- Jurassic Park is right around the corner. First comes plants.
- So many new items in the gaming world. Why release them so quietly?
- Would you like a free bumper or $15? You choose. FINALLY.
- Braille texting will be coming to iPhone and Android in the next few weeks! Check this out.
- “It’s one small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind” Angry Birds in Space. With NASA??
- Who wants a PACPad? Apparently no one, even in Pakistan.
This Week in Nerd History:
- Feb 19, 1807 – In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert. Got Milk?
- Feb 21, 1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- Feb 20, 1913 – King O’Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
- Feb 22, 1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
- Feb 20, 1935 – Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
- Feb 19, 1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.