- The inventors of UNIX get recognized by the Japan Prize Foundation
- Blackberry outage for those few people with a personal phone.
- Google launches voice-to-twitter service to help protesters in Egypt.
- There are not a zillion Galaxy Tabs in service yet.
- James Cameron to travel to the Ocean’s deepest point to shoot Avatar 2 footage.
- Apple makes a change in the the Liquid Contact Indicator.
- Hubble may have found the galaxy far, far, away.
- Feb 2, 1653 – New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
- Feb 3, 1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
- Feb 2, 1861 – Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist was born (d. 1949)
- Feb 2, 1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
- Feb 5, 1940 – H.R. Giger, Swiss artist
- Jan 31, 1967 – Same3guys.com founder Mike Kresic was born in Cleveland, OH