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This Week in Tech History: Debut of the PlayStation

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris tells us of the debut of the original Sony PlayStation console.

1910 – Modern neon lighting was demonstrated for the first time at the Paris Motor Show.

1958 – Phone calls without the need for an operator are inaugurated in the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

1993 – The Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

1994 – The PlayStation was released in Japan

2006 – NASA revealed photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

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Written by Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for over 20 years. He is the host of This Week in Tech History as well as a regular co-host on "Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline" and our Technical Director.

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