Geek Fact for January 7th

In 1904, the Marconi Company established “CQD” as the first International radio distress signal.

Although generally accepted to mean, “Come Quick Danger,” it is a general call, “CQ,” followed by “D,” meaning distress.

Read more about CQD at

In 1992, AT&T released the first video telephone.

The VideoPhone 2500 was the first full-color, motion-picture video phone that worked in any home. It cost $1,499.


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