35 Fun Facts About Technology

1.            PCs went by the name “Electronic Brains” in the 1950s.
2.            Email has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
3.            HP, Google, Microsoft and Apple have just one thing in common, other than the fact                 
           that they  are IT companies. They were all started in garages.
4.            Bill Gates’ house was designed used a Mac computer.
5.            There are approximately 6000 new viruses released every month.
6.            Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations related   
           to technology.
7.            28% of IT professionals hide their career from friends and family to get out of giving
           free tech support.
8.            The 30th of November is known as “Computer Security Day”.
9.            Techno phobia is the fear of technology, Homophobia is the fear of being without a     
           Mobile phone, Cyber phobia is the fear of computers.
10.         The original name of Windows was Interface Manager.
11.         The internet is 10,000+ days old. For the exact amount of days, you can visit here.
12.         The QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow you down. If you want to type faster,
            try the Dvorak Keyboard.
13.         Currently, the world’s largest hard drive is a 60TB SSD.
14.         The Apple II had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was released.
15.         51% of internet traffic is “non-human”. 31% is made up from hacking programs,
           Spammers and malicious phishing.
16.         The first computer was almost 2.5 meters high and weighed nearly 30,000kg.
17.         The name Google was created accidentally. A spelling error was made by the  
            original founders who were under the impression they were going for Googol.
18.         The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of
           20.
19.         The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart and it was carved from
           wood.
20.         TIME Magazine named the computer the “Man of the Year” in 1982.
21.         The first alarm clock was designed for one person and could only go off at 4 am –                  when they had to get up and get ready for work. An adjustable alarm clock           was not created for another 60 years.
22.         The only state that can be typed on the same line of a QWERTY keyboard    
           Is Alaska. You just checked didn’t you?
23.         In 1999, PayPal, with its original business model, was voted top ten
           worst business ideas. As of 2015, they are a $9.24 billion dollar business.
24.         80% of YouTube’s videos are viewed from outside the United States.
25.         The 2015 most popular mobile app was Face book.
26.         People who are using a computer blink 66% less than those who aren’t.
27.         The first ever domain to be registered, symbolics.com, is still in existence  
           today 31 years and 275 million domain names later.
28.         China has banned YouTube, Face book, Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Drop box  
          and Skype from public use.
29.         The computers used in the Apollo 11 trip to the moon had less processing
          Power than a modern day cell phone.
30.         Only 45.8% of China’s population uses the internet, yet a 2016 statistic shows
          that  China has more people using the internet that any other country.
31.         Remember in the 1990 film Total Recall when Arnold Schwarzenegger
          climbed into the robotaxi (Johnny cab)? Well, if you travel to the United Arab  
          Emirates, you  can now ride in a robotaxi, too.  Run entirely on electricity, this
          autonomous taxi is no longer a thing of the future.
32.         An ecofriendly car that can act as a backup power generator for your house in
          the event of a blackout? That’s the futuristic Toyota FCV.
33.         Around the year 1500, Leonardo da Vinci sketched plans for a robot.

34.     RadioShack was one of the first companies to start the personal computer revolution, 
          back in 1970, with its TRS-80.

35.    The first cell phone sold in the United States – the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X – was 
         designed by Rudy Krolopp in April of 1984. It weighed two pounds.