On This Day – August 3rd

The Tandy TRS-80 is announced, one of the first clouds and Doom 3 is released. All on today’s On This Day from TestHuddle.

 

 1977 – Tandy announces the TRS-80TRS-80_Model_I_-_Rechnermuseum_Cropped

Tandy announces it will manufacture the TRS-80, the first mass-produced computer. The TRS-80 is launched in December of that year. The computer combined the mainboard and keyboard into one unit. The machine used a Zilog Z80 processor clocked at 1.77 MHz. The basic model originally shipped with 4 KB of RAM, and later 16 KB. Notable features of the original TRS-80 included its full-stroke QWERTY keyboard, small size and featured a floating point BASIC programming language with monitor attached. The starting price of the model was US$600 (approx US$2300 today).

 

 

 

 

 1999 – One of the First Clouds

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Yahoo! launches one of the earliest cloud storage facilities. The Yahoo!Briefcase allows for 30mb of online file storage services. The service will shut down in 2009 due to larger storage facilities becoming available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2004 – Doom 3 is releasedDoom3

The first-person shooter Doom 3 is released for the PC on August 3rd 2004. The game was a critical and commercial success with over 3.5 million copies sold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to add anything to these events, or know of other significant technology events that happened on this day in history, feel free to comment below.

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