Wireless station for international communications

In 1899 at South Foreland, England, the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd., owned by Guglielmo Marconi, established a wireless station for international communications. Continue reading

Permanent wireless installation

The Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd., in November 1897 at The Needles on the Isle of Wight, Great Britain, constructed the first permanent wireless installation, under the direction of Guglielmo Marconi. Continue reading

Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd

In July 1897, a wireless radio manufacturing company was incorporated in England, calling itself Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd. Continue reading

Radio patent granted to Guglielmo Marconi

On June 2, 1896, British patent No.12039, for a radio was granted to radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi. Continue reading

Receiver that could detect radio waves produced by lightning discharges

Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov, a Russian Radio inventor, claimed by historians from the former Soviet Union, had a meeting with the Russian Physical and Chemical Society that took place on May 7, 1895. Continue reading

Smellovision television set

A “smell pack” incorporated into the set was designed to give off odors that enhanced the programming on the television screen, thus the name Smellovision, was developed by the Swiss inventor Hans Laube in 1945. Continue reading

A Total Internet crash

Because of a status-message virus that was accidentally propagated throughout the network on October 27, 1980, when the ARPANET (the U.S. Department of Defense’s prototype Internet) came to a complete halt, thus becoming the first total Internet crash. Continue reading

Masaru Ibuka

Ibuka graduated from Waseda University in 1933, he then went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film, and later served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, being a member of the Imperial Navy Wartime Research Committee. Continue reading

The Pocket Transistor Radio

First introduced in 1957, was a Pocket Transistor Radio manufactured by Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, now Sony KK). Continue reading

Akio Morita

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Morita's family was involved in sake, miso and soy sauce production in the village of Kosugaya (currently a part of Tokoname City) on the western coast of Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture since 1665. Continue reading