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This Month in Technology — July

This Month in Technology — July

July 1, 1979 — First Sony Walkman Goes on Sale
The first Sony Walkman, the TPS-L2, goes on sale in Japan. It wouldn’t appear in the US until nearlya year later. The portable audio cassette player radically changed music listening habits by allowing owners to carry their personal music with them and became culturally iconic in the 80’s. The lightweight device ran on 2 AA batteries and cost nearly $500 in today’s dollars.

Setting the record straight on containers

Setting the record straight on containers

Virtualization technology and container technology are confusing topics in their own right, and comparing and contrasting them is even harder. Before you can really get into the weeds about how containers differ from virtualization, it’s best to clear up some of the misleading information surrounding how the two technologies work.

This Month in Technology – June

This Month in Technology – June

June 4, 1977 – Introduction of VHS
The VHS videocassette format is introduced at a pre-show press conference at the 1977 Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. VHS, or Video Home System, was based on an open standard developed by JVC in 1976. VHS featured longer playtime, faster rewinding, and fast-forwarding, enabling it to eventually dominate competing technology Sony BetaMax.

How did WannaCry spread so far?

How did WannaCry spread so far?

By now, you must have heard of the WannaCry ransomware. It ranks as one of the most effective pieces of malware in the internet’s history, and it has everyone worried about what’s coming next. To guard yourself, the best place to start is with a better understanding of what made WannaCry different.

This Month in Technology – May

This Month in Technology – May

May 3, 1978 — Earliest Known Case of Spam
While unsolicited bulk email, aka spam, accounts for about 90% of all email messages today. that wasn't always the case. The first know spam message was sent on this date in 1978 by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketer to promote the DECSYSTEM-20 computer.