Technology Facts

The advancements in Technology together with its incredible history is something to really marvel at. Below is a list of some interesting technology facts and some history of technology and the web that you might not know.

Technology and Computer Facts

  • Over 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month.
  • The first computer was almost 2.5 metres high and weighed nearly 30,000kg
  • The average human being blinks 20 times a minute – but only 7 times a minute when using a computer.
  • Computers were called “Electronic Brains in the 1950s.
  • The first electro-mechanical computer was developed in 1939.
  • 5 out of every 6 internet pages are porn-related.
  • Over 1 million domain names are registered every month.
  • There are more than 5000 new computer viruses are released every month
  • With its 800 million internet users, Facebook would be the third-largest country in the World.
  • The first hard drive was created in 1979 and could hold 5MB of data.
  • Currently, the worlds largest hard drive is a 60TB SSD.
  • Technophobia is the fear of technology, Nomophobia is the fear of being without a mobile phone, Cyberphobia is the fear of computers.
  • 20% of online viruses are released by organised crime units.
  • The engineers who developed the IBM PC were known as “The Dirty Dozen”
  • Email was invented before the web; which means that it has been around longer.
  • The home of Bill Gates was designed with the use of a Macintosh Computer.
  • The original Macintosh case which was created during the year of 1982, contains 47 signatures of the division of Apple’s Macintosh members.
  • The original name of Windows was Interface Manager.
  • Doug Engelhard invented the very first computer mouse which was made out of wood. He created it in 1964.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that you can write using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.
  • On a regular workday for a typist, their fingers travel at an average rate of about 12.6 miles per day.
  • The state of Alaska is the only state whose letters can be typed in a straight row of keyboard letters.
  • Ebay has about $680 worth of transactions that take place per second.
  • There are more than one million domain names that are registered online per month.
  • Apple, Microsoft, HP, and Google are all IT applications that started development in a garage.
  • The social media website Myspace has about 110 million registered users. If the social media site had been considered a country it would be the 10th largest; right after Mexico.
  • com was registered on February 14th, 2005.
  • The Dvorak keyboard is known to be more efficient and 20 times faster than Qwerty.
  • Computer programming is an occupation that is growing faster than any other.
  • The first online advertisement banner was created and used in the year of 1994.
  • Hewlett Packard, which is more known as HP, was invented in a garage in Palo Alto during the year of 1939.
  • Lenovo stands for ‘new legend’. ‘Le’ for legend, and ‘novo’ stands for new.
  • Out of the 1.8 billion Internet users, only 450 million can speak English.
  • As of this year, there are currently over 17 billion devices that are connected or related to the internet and the use of the internet.
  • When signing up to iTunes, if you accept their Terms & Conditions, you agree to not use it to make nuclear weapons.
  • About 1 out of 8 couples met their spouse on the internet within the past few years. There are more people meeting their significant others online each year.
  • More than 80% of the emails sent daily are spams.
  • 1024 Gigabytes is equal to 1 Terabyte. 1024 Terabytes is equal to 1 Petabyte, and 1 Petabyte can hold 13.3 years of HD-TV video.
  • If you are able to find a way to hack into Facebook then they will pay you up to $500.
  • There are about 1 billion instant messenger accounts that are active around the world today.

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