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  1. 36 Seconds That Changed Everything – How the iPhone Learned to Talk

    From the moment Steve Jobs announced it in 2007, anticipation for the first iPhone was off the charts. And when it shipped? Customers lined up around their local Apple stores; some arriving days before the phones could be bought.

    But the hype and hysteria left one group of cell phone users out – if you had a disability, the new hotness was just a cold, unresponsive rectangle of plastic and glass.

    This is the story of how that changed in June of 2009, and what it has meant to people who are blind, have a hearing disability, or experience motor delays.

    This is the story of iPhone accessibility.

    http://www.36seconds.org/

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  2. Spreading The Word About The ‘Mother Of Wi-Fi’ - Science Friday

    Credit: [Public Domain] via WikicommonsCalled “the most beautiful woman in the world,” actress Hedy Lamarr was renowned for her looks. But she had a brilliant, inventive mind that she rarely got credit for until very close to the end of her life. Working with composer George Antheil, she patented the frequency-hopping, or spread-spectrum technology that now powers wireless internet, cell phones, and GPS. While Hedy didn’t receive acknowledgement for the invention until 1997, her contribution is getting more attention these days, like in the documentary “Bombshell,” which showed at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Actress Diane Kruger, who narrated “Bombshell” and who’s working on turning the story into a television miniseries, talks to Ira about the inspiration she hopes Lamarr can offer young girls.

    And Richard Rhodes, who chronicled Lamarr’s biography in his 2011 book, “Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr,” joins Kruger to tell the tale of the “mother of Wi-Fi.”

    https://sciencefriday.com/segments/spreading-the-word-about-the-mother-of-wi-fi/

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  3. Episode 12: Flipper

    This week’s episode of the Awlcast is a special edition, written and recorded by David Obuchowksi, the author of "Dial D for Dolphin," a story about the mystery behind a spam caller he dialed back.

    His story is about phone calls, but it’s also about stories, mysteries, and what we want to believe about both.

    https://theawl.com/dial-d-for-dolphin-7c1d7a3293b4

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/the_awl/episode-12-flipper
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri, 12 May 2017 08:59:41 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  4. The History of the iPhone, On Its 10th Anniversary | Internet History Podcast

    “So… Three things: A widescreen iPod with touch controls. A revolutionary mobile phone. And a breakthrough internet communications device. An iPod… a phone… and an internet communicator… An iPod, a phone… are you getting it? These are not three separate devices. This is one device! And we are calling it iPhone.”

    —Steve Jobs, January 9, 2007

    Those words have become so famous in the history of technology that I imagine a large percentage of readers have them memorized. Ten years ago this Monday, January 9, Steve Jobs stood on stage and announced the iPhone to the world. It was the crowning achievement in the career of the greatest technologist of our time, the moment that the modern era of computing began.

    On the ten year anniversary of the birth of the iPhone, this is the story of that moment and the history of that device which can take a rightful place alongside the original Macintosh, the first IBM PC, the Apple I, the Altair 8800, the DEC PDP-8, the IBM System/360 and the ENIAC as one of most important machines to have brought computing into everyday life.

    http://www.internethistorypodcast.com/2017/01/the-history-of-the-iphone/

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  5. The iPhone

    Surprisingly, Uncle Sam played an essential role in the creation and development of the iPhone - of course, much has been written about the late Steve Jobs and other leading figures at Apple and their role in making the modern icon, and its subsequent impact on our lives. And rightfully so. But who are other key players without whom the iPhone might have been little more than an expensive toy? Tim Harford tells the story of how the iPhone became a truly revolutionary technology.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hyzm5

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  6. 202- Mojave Phone Booth

    Situated in the middle of the Mojave desert, over a dozen miles from the nearest pavement, a lone phone booth sat along a dirt road, just waiting to become an international sensation.

    Mojave Phone Booth

    760-733-9969

    The piece was produced by Joe Rosenberg and originally broadcast on Snap Judgment.

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