Top 15 Amazing Facts Of Technology

Top 15 Amazing Facts Of Technology

  • Credit card EMV chip technology has been around since 1986. It was first implemented in France, with Germany following shortly after.

  •  In 1994, the company who had a patent on GIFs tried to charge a fee for using GIFS. The PNG was invented as an alternative, and the company backed down.

  •  The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, was a college drop out.

  • Spam mail got its name from the canned meat after a Monty Python skit that made fun of Spam as tasting “horrible and being ubiquitous and inescapable.”

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  • 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.

  •  During the first live iPhone presentation, Steve Jobs had to frequently switch phones behind his desk. Otherwise, it would run out of RAM and crash.

  •  A Welshman threw away a hard drive containing a staggering sum of 7,500 bitcoins. The sum equates to almost $32 million and the man will never be able to retrieve it as it was already buried under a hefty 25,000 cubic meters of rubbish in 2013. 

  • The domain name was registered 14th February 2005

  • In 1984, the number of internet devices reached 1,000. By 1992, it reached 1 million, and in 2008, the number of internet devices reached 1 billion!

  • 97% of people type in random words on Google, just to see if they spelled it right.

  • The first word that was ever auto-corrected was “teh” to “the”. You corrected it by pressing the left arrow and F3.

  •  In 1993, Soviet cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov took his Nintendo Game Boyto space, on the TM-17 space mission. Later, it was auctioned for $1,220 and is said to have orbited Earth 3,000 times.

  •  In 2000, the FIFA 2001 game used Scratch & Sniff technology on their discs; it had the scent of a football stadium turf on the disc.

  • Google’s first ever Tweet on Twitter was in February 2009, and reads “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” Translating from binary into English, this tweet says “I’m feeling lucky.”

  •  Remember MySpace? Well, it still has over 200 million registered users.

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