14-May-1888: A Geek Star is Born

Tesla Speaks to the IAEE On this day in 1888, Serbian-Ameircan Nkola Tesla presented his inventions in his first lecture on “A new system of motors and transformers of alternate currents” to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). Immediately after that lecture, the Westinghouse Co. bought his 40 patents on polyphase currents. In Pittsburgh…

Internet Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees

Internet Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees JUNE 26, 2013 INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS, ACTIVISTS, AND ENTREPRENEURS CHANGED HISTORY THROUGH VISION AND DETERMINATION Ceremony to be Held 3 August in Berlin, Germany   [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland — 26 June 2013]  The Internet Society today announced the names of the 32 individuals who have been selected…

How anyone can be a sports announcer with YouCommentate

How anyone can be a sports announcer with YouCommentate (via Pando Daily) By Kym McNicholas On April 29, 2013I grew up in a family of football fans. How could you not be a football fan though, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 90s with the five-time Super Bowl Champion 49ers and…