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Profile America: First Telephone Call

Profile America: First Telephone Call

Friday, March 10 — For many Americans, trying to envision life without our various telephones would be like trying to live without indoor plumbing. The crucial utility is 141 years old today. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first, local, […]

Profile America: First American Computer

Profile America: First American Computer

Wednesday, February 15 — For many Americans nowadays, it’s hard to conceive of life without computers. But such a life is within the living memory of America’s older seniors. The first electronic computer was publicly demonstrated on Valentine’s Day 1946 at […]

by · February 15, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Tech Focus: The Slow Death of Twitter

Tech Focus: The Slow Death of Twitter

Twitter appears to be going the way of betamax, laserdisc (although laserdisc has been making somewhat of a comeback, at least among the more hip of the Brooklyn hipsters), the dodo bird and myspace.com.  Or, to be slightly less hyperbolic, […]

by · February 11, 2017 · Tech Focus, Technology
Profile America: Gas Lighting

Profile America: Gas Lighting

Tuesday, February 7 — It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Two centuries ago, it was even better to light a gas lamp. On this date in 1816, America’s first gas streetlamp was lit in Baltimore, Maryland. […]

Tech Focus: Facebook New Technology Undercuts Old School Media

Tech Focus: Facebook New Technology Undercuts Old School Media

The recent event in Chicago, which many are calling a historic hate crime, sheds light onto Facebook new live broadcast feature that allows users to stream live over the internet directly to the social media’s users. For those who might be unaware […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Crime, Tech Focus, Technology
DEADLINE: Free Tablet for Bronx NYCHA Residents,  January 31

DEADLINE: Free Tablet for Bronx NYCHA Residents,  January 31

Free tablet for qualified Bronx NYCHA residents. Call 212 306 7039 before January 31st to register for your free tablet.

Tech focus: Resident Evil

Tech focus: Resident Evil

Capcom’s “Resident Evil/Biohazard” Pleases Fans of Franchise Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom has pleased fans of the “Resident Evil” franchise with its latest title in the series.  The simple title, “Resident Evil/Biohazard” appears to be a nod to […]

by · January 28, 2017 · Entertainment, Gaming, Tech Focus, Technology
Profile America: Lotus 1-2-3

Profile America: Lotus 1-2-3

Thursday, January 26 — On this date 34 years ago, the infant personal computer was empowered to become something much greater than a glorified word processor with the release of the spreadsheet program Lotus 1-2-3. The popular program drew acclaim as […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
The first transcontinental phone call occurred on January 25, 1915.

Profile America: First Transcontinental Phone Call

Wednesday, January 25 — On this date in 1915, east and west were linked by voice in the first transcontinental phone call. This event was a conference call involving Alexander Graham Bell in New York, his assistant Thomas Watson in San […]

by · January 25, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Tech Focus: ‘Nintendo Switch’ Launches Worldwide March 3rd

Tech Focus: ‘Nintendo Switch’ Launches Worldwide March 3rd

By Rob Giuffre Last week Nintendo (NTDOY; $25.78) held their official launch presentation for their newest gaming machine: the Nintendo Switch Console. This newest offering from Nintendo is set to join Microsoft’s (MSFT; $62.74)  Xbox One and Sony’s (SNEJF; $30) […]

by · January 21, 2017 · Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: The Rise of the YouTube Star-Making Machine

Tech Focus: The Rise of the YouTube Star-Making Machine

  by Rob Guiffre Never mind the internet bubble.  Or the housing bubble.  Two, three, four or five years ago was the time to get in early on YouTube. YouTube – the Google-owned video service – has exploded in growth […]

by · December 24, 2016 · Tech Focus, Technology
Tech Focus: Fake News

Tech Focus: Fake News

By Rob Giuffre We live in an age where technology has made the dissemination of information as seamless as the human thought process itself.   People can literally connect their computers to the internet and broadcast their own personal stream of […]

by · December 18, 2016 · Tech Focus, Technology
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Profile America: Garrett Morgan’s Traffic Light

The first traffic signal with indicators for “stop”, “go” and most notably “caution” was patented this month in 1923.

by · November 27, 2016 · History, Profile America, Technology
Profile America: DITY Direct-Dial Area Codes

Profile America: DITY Direct-Dial Area Codes

Profile America — A key part of daily telecommunications is 65 years old this month, as direct-dial telephone area codes for transcontinental calling were introduced in 1951. The mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, made the first official call, picking up […]

by · November 21, 2016 · Profile America, Technology
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Tech Focus: The Mini NES Classic Is A Hit

Nintendo Mini NES Classic Flying Off the Shelf The Mini NES Classic is sold out just about everywhere.  The $60 device covered and reviewed last month, has quickly become the hot gift this holiday season. Some game reviewers are accusing Nintendo […]

by · November 13, 2016 · Business, Tech Focus, Technology