6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Tech Culture: Today in Tech History: April 16, 2008

About Video Transcript

Tech Culture: Today in Tech History: April 16, 2008

1:03 /

Find out what tech milestones happened on this date throughout the years. Apparently, April 16 was big in aviation!

[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Hi, I'm Molly Wood. Welcome to Today in Technology History. It's April 16. On this date in 1867, Wilbur Wright was born in date in Ohio. He was the oldest of the Wright brothers and although, there's a lot of controvery about it, they usually get the credit for inventing the world's first airplane. Their big breakthrough was something called the three axis control that let pilots both stir the plane and maintain its equilibrium and there's no doubt that that became the standard for building fixed-wing aircraft after its invention. On this date in 1912 another aviation feat, female aviator Harriet Quimby set a remarkable flight record. She became the first woman to fly a plane across the English Channel and it was a plane she never even flown before. Unfortunately, no one paid any attention because the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. And then Harriet was killed in a plane accident less than three months later, so no one paid any attention to any of it. We remember you Harriet, we remember you. All right, now you know, I'll see you tomorrow.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 102: No offline Netflix, giving holiday GIFs, eating cricket cookies and more
24:44 December 17, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail discuss a car concept that would eliminate blind spots for drivers, explain how you can create a...
Play video
Sennheiser Urbanite: An on-ear headphone with a retro-hip design and "now" sound
1:03 December 17, 2014
The $200 Urbanite has an eye-catching look and plump bass geared toward younger listeners.
Play video
Samsung Gear VR turns a Note 4 into stunning virtual reality headset
3:28 December 17, 2014
Are you VR-curious? Samsung's "Innovator Edition" headset accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 does a seriously impressive job of putting...
Play video
Brew espresso drinks fast and with some flavor
2:18 December 17, 2014
The $100 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me creates fancy espresso-style drinks in a flash.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (podcast)
36:33 December 17, 2014
Today's the last video episode of The 404. Ever. To help us say goodbye to our video feed, Steve Guttenberg joins us to discuss his...
Play video
Withings Activité, the high-end watch with smart fitness hiding inside
2:24 December 17, 2014
Meet the stealth fitness tracker: Swiss-designed and elegant, the expensive Activité is a Bluetooth-syncing pedometer and sleep tracker...
Play video
BlackBerry Classic tempts hardcore fans with keyboard
2:58 December 17, 2014
A new BlackBerry arrives with signature features, Sony's ready to show off a new take on smartglasses, and TAG Heuer goes after the...
Play video
HP's Omen offers high design, high performance
2:05 December 17, 2014
A slick midsize gaming laptop from a company not known for being on the cutting edge.
Play video