On This Day: November 17th

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The first computer mouse is patented and the Sony Playstation 3 is launched in the U.S. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.

 

 

1970 – The First Computer Mouse The first computer mouse

The computer mouse is patented. U.S. Patent No. 3541541 is granted to Douglas Engelbart. the patent, titled “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System,” is a simple hollowed-out wooden block, with a single push button on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – Sony PlayStation 3playstation-3

In the United States and Canada, Sony releases the PlayStation 3 game console. The system features a 3.2GHz PowerPC CPU, 256 MBXDR DRAM, built-in Wi-Fi, and a 60GB hard drive. Sony only releases four hundred thousand units of the PlayStation 3, which leads to chaos erupting at several locations in the U.S. due to retailers’ inability to meet the high demand for the system. One of the notable features of the new system is the fact that it is the first gaming system to use Blue-ray Discs as its storage medium.

 

 

 

 

 

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