On this day…in 1878

The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention…the phonograph…on this day in 1878. Edison’s invention came about as spin-off from … [Read the full story]

Is Bill Gates really more important than Sir Isaac Newton?

Microsoft boss Bill Gates has changed the world more than the man who discovered gravity. A survey of more than 1,000 people by video game publisher EA reveals the majority of under 25’s believe Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have contributed more to history than Sir Isaac Newton. The pair also came ahead of … [Read the full story]