The anniversary of a significant invention going back to the 1980s, Apple plays cat and mouse at its stores regarding jailbroken phones and a famous theoretical physicist says its time to leave the planet. Wow!
Comment from listener Chris S from Florida on last week’s show about the ability to have eBooks read aloud.
- Apple Stores block jail-breaking web site.
- But a fix for this problem is ready. It’s just not out. Yet.
- RIM announces BlackBerry Curve 3G. Is its ability to run BlackBerry 6.0 really innovation?
- Twitter adds recommendations on who to follow.
- Now you can manage two Gmail accounts in the same browser.
- 20 moves to solve the Rubik’s cube, not 23 silly.
- The world’s most famous theoretical physicist says it’s time to leave Earth, OR ELSE.
- August 8, 1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
- August 12, 1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released.
- August 8, 1988 – The lights are turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to host night games. (The game, against the Philadelphia Phillies, is rained out after three-and-a-half innings.)