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First Mobile Phone Virus

First Mobile Phone Virus

February 23, 2005 The discovery of the first mobile phone virus, Cabir, is accounced. Specifically, Cabir is a worm which infects phones running the Symbian OS. Whenever an infected phone…

First Internet Only Bank

First Internet Only Bank

February 22, 1999 The First Internet Bank of Indiana opens, becoming the first full-service bank accessible only through the Internet. Who knew it would take a couple of hoosiers to…

First Telephone Book Published

First Telephone Book Published

February 21, 1878 The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut by the New Haven Telephone Company. It lists twenty-one names. You probably have at least twice as…

Space Station Mir is Launched

Space Station Mir is Launched

February 20, 1986 The Soviet Union launches the core module of the Mir space station. The core module will provide living quarters for the cosmonauts, including a galley, cooking elements,…

HD DVD Surrenders

HD DVD Surrenders

February 19, 2008 The “war” over the High Definition successor to the DVD ends when the supporters of the HD DVD format discontinue it. The Sony-backed Blu-ray format had garnered…

First Flight of Space Shuttle – Just Not Into Space

First Flight of Space Shuttle – Just Not Into Space

February 18, 1977 The first Space Shuttle orbiter, the Enterprise, embarks on its maiden flight in “captive mode,” attached to the top of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The flight…

Windows 2000 Introduced

Windows 2000 Introduced

February 17, 2000 Microsoft introduces the latest version of the Windows NT line of operating systems, Windows 2000. While Windows 2000 did bring plug and play to the Windows NT…

IBM Portable PC Introduced

IBM Portable PC Introduced

February 16, 1984 IBM introduces the IBM Portable Personal Computer, an early portable computer. It featured a 4.77MHz Intel 8088 processor, 256KB RAM, a 9 inch amber monitor, a 5.25″…

Windows Refund Day

Windows Refund Day

February 15, 1999 Hundreds of computer owners (dominated by Linux users) march on Microsoft’s offices demanding refunds for the copies of Windows that came pre-installed on their computers. This day…

First Modern GPS Satellite Launches

First Modern GPS Satellite Launches

February 14, 1989 The first of 24 Block-II GPS satellites was launched. Block-II were the first modern GPS satellites that form the modern GPS system we know today. The post…

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