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Radio Shack introduces the TRS-80 Pocket Computer manufactured by the Sharp Corporation, featuring a 24 character display, QWERTY keyboard, and 1.9kB of programmable memory. Price: US$230
Radio Shack introduces the TRS-80 Color Computer, featuring the Motorola 6809E CPU and 4kB RAM. Sharing the same case, keyboard, and layout as the AgVision/VideoTex terminals, it is hard to tell the TRS-80 Color Computer from its predecessors. Price: US$399
Radio Shack introduces the TRS-80 Model III, featuring a Zilog Z80 processor and 4kB RAM. Price: US$699
The Interactive Digital Software Association announces a rating system for video games based on the violence, sex, and language it contains.
Windows NT 4.0 was released. This version of the operating system features an update of the user interface to match Windows 95.
Version 3.03 of Netscape Navigator is released.
Intel releases the 1.13 GHz Pentium III processor, incorporating 44 million transistors in a 0.13-micron process. Code-name: Tualatin
Sun announces they will entering into the Cloud by creating a business unit.
California judge rules that Sprints’ early termination fees are illegal
Google, in a heated debate over copyright law, pushes congress for a new and better copyright law.
Joel Tenenbaum was found liable, after testifying he did it, for violating copyright law in swapping music. Music studios focused on 30 songs. The final result was Tennbaum was ordered to pay $675,000 or $22,500 a song.
Twitter introduces ticker symbols for finance searches. Entering $Goog would get you Google's stock price, for example.
A Facebook post of "Where are they now" re-opened a 25 year old murder case where two brothers (Higher Brothers) were found innocent because one person (who thought they were innocent) went looking for clues and found them.
Hotmail announced a revamp of their mail system. Hotmail is now Outlook and includes Facebook, Twitter links.