Interesting Tech Facts

  • The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.
  • Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a “QUERTY” keyboard.
  • HP, Google, Microsoft and Apple have one thing in common apart from the obvious that they are IT companies. They were all started in garages.
  • Hewlett Packard was started in a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.
  • Facebook pays at least $500 if you can find a way to hack the site.
  • The Google driverless car has encountered only two accidents. The first it was rear ended at a stop sign, and the second was when a human was behind the wheel.
  • The first online advertisement banner was created and used in the year of 1994.
  • CD’s, or Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, which is the reverse of how records work.
  • The word robot comes from the Czech “robota“. This translates into forced labour, or work.
  • Skype is banned from the public in China.
  • 86% of people try to plug their USB devices upside down.
  • 160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam.
  • 9 out of every 1,000 computers are infected with spam.
  • S. President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.
  • There are 6.8 billion people on the planet and 4 billion of them use a mobile phone. Only 3.5 billion of them use a toothbrush.
  • Two hundred and twenty million tons of old computers and other technology devices are trashed in the United States each year.
  • Ninety percent of text messages are read within three minutes of being delivred.
  • The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, sent 250,000 emails, instant messages, and text messages, and has spent 10,000 hours on a mobile phone alone.

 

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