World champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM chess playing supercomputer Deep Blue on 17th February 1996 in Philadelphia. The match consisted of 6 games and though the machine had won it’s first game against the world champion a few days before, Kasparov finished by winning three and drawing two games.
A year later, Deep Blue finally became the first computer to defeat a world champion.
Brown Box, prototype of the world's first commercial home game console, Magnavox Odyssey, is now at display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. [more...]