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iPod Shuffle Introduced

iPod Shuffle Introduced

January 11, 2005 Apple introduces the iPod Shuffle, the first iPod to use flash memory and the smallest iPod made to date. The small size and low cost of the…

Apple Ships Intel Inside

Apple Ships Intel Inside

January 10, 2006 Seven months after announcing that Macintosh computers will transition from PowerPC to Intel, the first Apple computers to ship with Intel processors are released. The Intel-based iMac…

Bitcoin Launched

Bitcoin Launched

January 9, 2009 Through a posting to The Cryptography Mailing List, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto releases the first version of the Bitcoin software and launches the network of the decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. Six…

Record Stay in Space Begins

Record Stay in Space Begins

January 8, 1994 Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in…

The Last Surveyor Launches

The Last Surveyor Launches

January 7, 1968 Surveyor 7 lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral. Surveyor 7 was the seventh and last lunar lander of the American unmanned Surveyor program sent to explore…

iPod Mini Introduced

iPod Mini Introduced

January 6, 2004 Apple Computer introduces the first variation of the iPod line, the iPod Mini. The iPod Mini began the trend for Apple to introduce smaller iPods that were…

Nexus is the One

Nexus is the One

January 5, 2010 The Nexus One phone goes on sale. While not the first Android phone, it was the first phone to be branded and marketed directly by Google. In…

Nexus is the One

Nexus is the One

January 5, 2010 The Nexus One phone goes on sale. While not the first Android phone, it was the first phone to be branded and marketed directly by Google. In…

Spirit Lands on Mars

Spirit Lands on Mars

January 4, 2004 Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars. Spirit Lands on Mars is original content of This Day in Tech History. This Day in Tech History…

The Genesis of Bitcoin

The Genesis of Bitcoin

This isn’t really the Bitcoin Genesis Block, but you knew that, right? January 3, 2009 The pseudonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first 50 bitcoins, now known as the Genesis Block,…