Only one word can be used to define technology and it is stunning. There are so many different and interesting facts regarding it that will shock you and make you appreciate this term even more.
Did you know that the first computer mouse was made out of wood? Or that the first text message was sent in 1992? Technology has come a long way since then, and today we use technology for everything from communicating with friends to booking travel. Here are some more interesting facts about technology that you might not have known.
50+ Mind Blowing and Fun Facts about Technology
Here are some mind blowing facts about technology that you may not have known before:
A dual-chip NVIDIA graphics card will get hot enough to cook a perfect omelette when the fan speed is decreased by around 10%.
Charles Babbage created the first computer, The Babbage Difference Engine, in 1822. The ABC was the blueprint for today’s computers.
Firefox is a web browser, but this word from means red panda in English. So, the icon in the web browser represents red panda and not as you know, fox.
Apple II was launched in 1977 and the size of the hard drive was only 5MB. Today, a single photo is bigger in size.
To use GIF images in 1994 you had to pay a fee. PNG was invented as a free alternative and the company who invented GIF canceled the fee.
A computer scientist named Donald Knuth began writing a book called “The Art of Computer Programming” in 1962 and is still working on it today.
Most people read 10% slower when they read from a computer screen than when they read from a book.
The first logo for Apple actually represented Sir Isaac Newton and an apple which falls down on his head.
GPS is completely free to use. However, the maintenance and running cost is $2 million per day. The money is taken from the taxes in the United States.
Bill Gates, a person who started Microsoft drop out of college.
You can find a computer which was designed for Amish people. It is advertised as no music, no video, and no internet.
Robota is the word that stands for the robot. It is a Czech word that also means work.
Compact disks or CDs read the information from the inner part to the outer rim. This is completely opposite than vinyl records.
Ubuntu is an operating system based on Linux. The name Ubuntu means “I am because of you” and it is derived from the African word.
You cannot be forced to pay using Bitcoin, but you can’t cancel a transaction either.
QWERTY keyboard was invented in 1868 by Christopher Sholes. August Dvorak invented Dvorak keyboard in 1932 and the goal was to be far more functional than the QWERTY.
When you use a PC you blink 7 times per minute. Normal blinking rate is much higher, 20 times per minute.
The first computer mouse was invented in 1964 by Doug Engelbart. It was made of wood.
Video camera recorder or VCR was invented back in 1956 and the size was identical to a normal-size piano.
The first Xbox included snippets of transmissions from Apollo.
If you work at a computer and type 8 hours, your fingers will ‘’’travel’’ 12.6 miles.
The first computer was invented far back in 1822 by Charles Babbage. It was very basic and obviously massive in size.
1 petabyte can hold over 13 years long TV shows in HD.
Computer security day is celebrated on November the 30th each year.
Around 86% of all people try to use their thumb USB drive upside down.
NASA pulled a prank on the world on 1st of April 2005. The prank was that they discovered water on Mars.
Sega Mega Drive got the last game in 2010. It was so popular that it was sold out before launch date.
Amazon sells far more eBooks than regular books.
It took 38 years for radio to reach 30 million users. Television did the same for 13 years. iPod got 50 million users in 3 years only.
CompuServe was the first internet provider.
The first iPhone presentation included several iPhones, but Steve Jobs had to hide the fact. If he used just one, the RAM memory will fill up and the iPhone will crash.
It is known that people who use hands-free while driving are equally dangerous as drunk drivers.
The first ever alarm clock was able to ring at 4 a.m. only.
Spammers get 1 response for every 12 million spam emails they send.
The first ever camera needed 8 hours to capture a single photo. This means you had to stay still for the entire time.
35 is the average lifespan of gamers who live and play games in the United States.
An electric chair, popular in prisons and movies was invented by Alfred Southwick. He was a dentist.
Sega Dreamcast was the first gaming console which allowed players to play online, real-time games. It was released in 1999.
PNG can be said on many ways, but the team who developed this picture format wanted to be pronounced as ‘’ping’’.
One of Google languages is Klingon. It was added in 2002.
$680 worth transactions happen on eBay each second.
Israel builds the first drones.
Surgeons who played games as children cause errors 37% less.
The chip in a credit card is based on EMV technology and it was invented in France in 1986. Germany started to use the same technology soon after.
In 1999 one of the worst business ideas was PayPal.
Astronauts who went to space in Apollo 11 had to sign photos so they families could sell them in a case of an accident. They were unable to get life insurance.
You can type Alaska using just one row of your keyboard if you use QWERTY layout.
60% of revenues some games reach comes from 0.2% of all players.
Snapchat was launched in 2011 and known as Picaboo. In 2012 the name was changed to the current one.
In 2017 Samsung received approval so they can test self-driving cars in their home country, North Korea.
At or @ was the first new symbol to be added to Morse code in a few decades.
That’s right, 90% of the code you write in any coding projects will be boilerplate code. Although it can take some time to get used too this idea and adjust your thinking accordingly – there are plenty benefits that come with writing more generic routines instead!
Anthony Greco is better known as the first man to be arrested for sending spam messages. He was arrested in 2005.
These were the most impressive facts about technology that happened. There will be a lot more of them if we know that technology is advancing as we speak.
The world is full of hackers who write about 6,000 new viruses each month. These are designed to target a wide selection operating systems so learning how you can avoid them will help keep your device safe!
The first computer programmer was a woman named Ada Lovelace. She lived in England and worked as both an mathematician and writer, helping shape the way that computers operate today with her work on ciphers (a branch of mathematics).
Weird but True Facts about Technology
If you’re using a printer, you can use a lighter font for whatever is being printed on your pages to make it use less ink. Fonts come in different styles, weights, and widths. The idea behind using lighter-weight typefaces is that you’ll save 10% less ink if all your printing happens on older technology like photographic print heads which use cartridges instead of tanks/laser printers.
QWERTY is a slow-down key chain. Designed to make you think of manual typewriters, it’s true that the more common alphabets were placed far apart and slowed down typing speed for people who wanted less quickness in their words or actions when using these machines back then (and probably still do).
With the world’s currency being digital, it means that most of your earned money exists only on computers and hard drives. An estimated 8 percent is physical cash, the 92 percent left is digital.
Domains were never more than $100 until Network Solutions charged their customers an arm and leg for it in 1995. In 1994, the internet was still a relatively new discovery. This means that anyone who wanted to take advantage of this free way to register domain names had plenty of time to do so!
IBM’s RAMAC computer was a revolutionary step in the development of storage technology. It is considered by many to be one of if not THE first ‘hard drive’ type devices ever created! In 1956 5MBs (5 Megabytes) weighed just over 1 ton.
Russia’s computers have always been a bit different from the rest of them. In 1936, they built an ingenious machine that ran on water and could even print reports about its own functioning!
Wikipedia displays a constant battle against vandalism. It’s not just people who edit Wikipedia with malicious intent, but any ordinary user can also sign up and change pages at will – which means that there is always someone willing (and able) to go through great lengths for their own amusement or curiosity!
Interesting Technology Facts
Using a VPN is the only way to be sure you're not being tracked. VPNs are a great way to keep your information safe and secure. They can also help you overcome network restrictions, ISP throttling, or bandwidth limitations by securely connecting directly into one of many proxy servers around the world—all without sacrificing speed!
One recent study estimates that the cost per kilometer of a hyperloop journey would be as low as 20 dollars, making it significantly cheaper than flying or driving long distances overland.
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has led to fears that many jobs will be lost to automation. And it's true that AI is already beginning to take over some tasks that were once done by humans. From truck driving to surgery, few fields are immune from the threat of automation. And some experts believe that this trend will only continue, with many more jobs being affected in coming years.
Troubling Facts About AI
In an effort to avoid the harmful effects of EMF, 70-year old Rosi Gladwell spends most her time tucked inside a copper and silver thread sleeping bag that cost $500.
The iPhone has been one of the most popular cell phones on earth for over a decade, and Apple continues to innovate in new ways with their revolutionary device. With 200 patents filed relating it’s technology since 2007- many which lead directly into improved experiences from publishers or developers who work closely alongside them - there's no telling what we'll see next!
The Nintendo Switch is a truly unique gaming console. Not only can it be used as a traditional home console, but it can also be transformed into a handheld device or placed into a special dock for use in tabletop mode. In tabletop mode, the Switch can be propped up on a table or other surface using its built-in stand, and up to four players can use wireless Joy-Con controllers to play together. This makes the Switch perfect for gaming parties or family gatherings, as everyone can join in on the fun. And because the console uses cartridges instead of discs, there's no need to worry about losing or scratching your games.
Nintendo Switch facts
One of the most notable features is the use of haptic feedback, which allows players to feel the textures of in-game objects and environments. This adds a new level of realism to gameplay and makes it even more immersive. In addition, the PlayStation 5 also supports 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) gaming, making the visuals even more impressive.
PlayStation 5 Facts
The redesign process for the Xbox One controller was long and arduous, with more than 200 prototypes created before they finally got it right.
Xbox One Facts
The PlayStation 4 boasts some very impressive hardware specs. It has an 8-core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" CPU and a 1.84 teraflop Radeon-based GPU. This means that the PlayStation 4 is capable of some seriously impressive visuals, including 4K resolution and HDR (High Dynamic Range) gaming.
PlayStation 4 Facts
Technology is constantly evolving and changing. With new advancements in technology, there are always mind blowing facts to learn about it. In this post, we shared some of the mind blowing facts about technology that we have come across.