American electrical engineer and founder of Western Electric Manufacturing Company who developed a prototype of the telephone in 1876. Gray is considered the founder of the modern synthesiser and had over 70 patents including one for the telephone. In fact, both Gray and Graham Bell had applied for the patent on the very same day. The patent was awarded to Alexander Graham Bell.
Apple had once ventured into the games console market with Bandai, a Japanese toy maker. They came up with a device that went on sale in Japan in 1995. The game console was named Pippin and was a failure. [more...]