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.
The world's first disposable camera was developed by A. D. Weir at Photo-Pac in 1949. The cardboard device could shoot 8 photos and could then be mailed to the company at Dallas. The prints would arrive in a week. [more...]