What more could your inner nerd possibly want but 10 interesting facts about technology?
The ever-evolving and expanding state of technology now affords us the kind of future that we have always looked forward to.
But how did we get here? Where is it going to go after that?
Do you know that you can be paid to find bugs on Facebook? If not, you should. Are you familiar with the meaning of the word “Android”? Or, what percentage of the world’s money is stored in digital form?
Right here is where you’ll find the answers to all of your technical inquiries.
Before we get started, we wanted to share a little movie with you that highlights five of our favorite facts from this list.
These one hundred technological facts cover a wide range of topics, from personal computers and the internet to gaming consoles and industry giants such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft.
So, without further ado, without more preamble, here are the top 10 surprising technical facts that you (probably) didn’t know!
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1. The logo for Firefox does not depict a fox
There is a widespread misunderstanding that since the web browser is named Firefox, the logo must be a fox. This is a common mistake.
It may come as a surprise, but the adorable fuzzy critter shown in the symbol is a red panda.
2. The first Apple logo wasn’t what you would have expected it to be
Originally, it represented Sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree with an apple hanging above him, about to fall on his bald head.
The sentence “Newton: A mind continually voyaging through unexplored seas of thought…alone” was included in the document that was produced in 1976.
It seems like the night will be really black!
3. Google hires goats
Goats are employed by Google at their Mountain View offices to eat the grass in place of humans so that the lawn does not need to be mowed.
A herder will come with two hundred goats, and Jen, a border collie, will herd them.
4. The word “robot” originates from shadowy places
If you look into it, the word “robot” comes from the Czech word “robota” which literally translates to “forced labor or labor” The word “robot” comes from there.
The phrase originally referred to a mythological humanoid character who appeared in a play that was published in 1920. The first videocassette recorder was about the size of a piano.
The first Video Camera Recorder, or VCR, was the size of a piano when it was introduced in 1956.
It’s considerably bigger than I imagined it would be!
5. Samsung has reached the age of 38, making it 1 month more mature than Apple
On March 1, 1938, Lee Byung-Chull established Samsung initially as a food store company.
Apple Computer, Inc. was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak on April 1, 1976.
7. A petabyte is an extremely large amount of data
We are all aware that one gigabyte (GB) is equal to ten thousand megabytes (MB), but were you aware that one petabyte (1 PB) is equivalent to ten thousand terabytes (TB)?
To give you a sense of how big this is, a hard drive with 1 petabyte of storage space can hold the equivalent of 13.3 years of HD-TV programming.
It is possible to keep all of humanity’s written works, in all languages, stretching back to the beginning of recorded history on a hard disc with a capacity of 50 terabytes (TB).
8. In the past, registering a domain name did not cost anything
Prior to 1995, when most people still had no idea how large the internet would eventually become, registering a domain name did not cost anything.
When a fee was finally imposed, it was astronomical in amount! The cost of registering for two years was often close to one hundred dollars.
9. The weight of a megabyte used to be equivalent to hundreds of pounds
To be more specific, one tonne was equal to five megabytes’ worth of data.
In 1956, a hard disc was included in the very first computer.
At the time, it was a significant leap forward in terms of storage capabilities; nonetheless, the cabinet that held the hard drive was over 2,200 pounds heavy and could only store 5 megabytes of information.
10. It took the radio 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million people
It took 38 years for the radio to reach an audience of 50 million people, which is surprising given that you may expect the creation of the radio would be a huge event.
In the meanwhile, it only took the iPod three years to reach the same milestone!