Ray Tomlinson, the American engineer credited to have sent the first email message in 1971, recently passed away. He was 74 years old. Tomlinson also came up with the “@” sign used in email addresses. At the announcement of his death, Gmail’s official Twitter account had posted the following tweet, “Thank you, Ray Tomlinson, for inventing email and putting the @ sign on the map. #RIP.”
A fun train event just took place for folks into game development. It was called the Train Jam. Folks boarded a train in Illinois, USA on March 10, and about 50 hours later, they reached California, USA. On the train, they worked together developing games and learning from each other. The train reached California in time for the Game Developers Conference, one of the world’s largest professionals-only game event.
Denmark is ranked as the world’s happiest nation by the United Nation’s World Happiness Report. The report ranked 157 countries by their happiness levels. Denmark was followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Canada.
A drone race called the World Drone Prix took place this month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The winner was Luke Bannister, a 15 year old boy from the United Kingdom. You can watch some of the highlights here.
Image Credits: Andreu Veà and WiWiW.org for Tomlinson’s image, Michael Carriere for the train jam image, www.worlddroneprix.com for its logo
Sources: https://twitter.com, http://www.cnn.com, http://www.gdconf.com, http://trainjam.com, http://www.worlddroneprix.com, fortune.com, http://worldhappiness.report