Mind blowing Tech facts you may find surprising

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  • The world’s first call on mobile phone successfully took place around 40 years ago.
  • Apple is pretty secretive about their projects. The company is said to have created fake projects for freshers to work on. If the news leaks, they’ll exactly know of the weak link.
  • Every minute, 100 hours on video is uploaded on YouTube by individual users.
  • Over 7,000 dogs are registered to come to work at Amazon’s Seattle campus.
  • The day Michael Jackson died, at 3:15pm, Twitter, Wikipedia and AOL IM all crashed.
  • Steve Jobs gave free iPhone to every Apple employee.
  • IBM announced the world’s first 1GB Hard drive in 1980 which priced at $40,000.
  • Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple sold his scientific calculator and Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen to raise capital for the company.
  • Amazon, the e-commerce and cloud computing giant was earlier known as Cadabra, the short form of the magic term, abracadabra.
  • Steve Jobs was influenced by Buddhism.
  • 30th November is celebrated as ‘Computer Security Day’.
  • Apple is Cathay Pacific’s biggest freight customer. (It ships all its products by air)
  • Although GPS is free to use for the world, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.
  • Apple’s iPhone has higher sales than everything sold by Microsoft.
  • It is believed that people read 10% slower from a screen than from a paper.
  • To retrieve an answer, a single google query uses about 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds.
  • Revenue generated by Apple is more than the GDP of many countries.
  • In 1950s, computer went by the name ‘Electronic Brains’
  • Technophobia is the fear of technology, Nomophobia is the fear of being without a mobile phone, Cyberphobia is the fear of computers.
  • Currently, the world’s largest hard drive is a 60TB SSD.
  • Email has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
  • Apple has twice the amount of money than the U.S. Treasury.
  • Nearly 6000 new viruses are released every month.
  • The internet is more than 11,000 days old. To know the exact days, visit https://howoldistheinter.net/
  • Windows was originally named as Interface Manager.
  • Apart from the fact that they are IT companies, HP, Google, Microsoft and Apple were all started in garages.
  • The first web browser was called WorldWideWeb.
  • In 2004, Samsung had a chance to buy the Android OS (a startup at that time), but decided not to.
  • ‘Cut and paste’ was not always there.
  • Registering domains was free until 1995.
  • In 2013, One of the original Apple computers sold for more than $387,000.
  • South Korea’s first ever fighter jet the KF-16 was created by Samsung.
  • 5MB of data weighed a ton in 1956.
Tech facts
  • The first computer weighed almost 30,000 kg and was 2.5 metres high.
  • Bill Gates’ house was designed using a MAC computer.
  • Samsung secures the most patents than any other company worldwide with 75,596 U.S. patents.
  • It is estimated that Google consumes the energy of 200,000 households each year.
  • When Apple II was released, it had a hard drive of only 5MB.
  • Burj Khalifa,the world’s tallest building was built by Samsung’s construction division.
  • Apple has patent for ‘slide to unlock’ feature and it sued Samsung for violating on its patent.
  • An average human blinks 20 times per minute whereas an internet user, just 7 times.
  • There was no App store in the first iPhone,instead it had Apple’s pre installed apps.
  • There were two reasons why the @ was included in the email addresses,first it was a rarely used icon and second,in Latin it means ‘in’.
  • Only 1 in 10 of the tried apps are kept.
  • Every single day, 205 billion emails are sent across the world.
  • China has the world’s most powerful computer- The Tianhe-2 (TH-2) which is about 500 times more powerful than the best configured consumer laptop.
  • Samsung’s Ship building center extends 400 million sq. feet (37.16 sq. km)
  • Changing fonts can save printer ink on an Inkjet printer.
  • ‘123456’, ‘password’ and ‘12345’ are the most commonly used passwords in the world and it is hence not recommended to use any of them.
  • Apple’s first logo featured Sir Isaac Newton (the father of physics).
  • Around 90% of Samsung’s equipment is made in Samsung factories.
  • Globally, only 8% of the currency is physical money and 92% is digital. All the black money comes from the 8%.
  • ‘Cut and paste’ action was developed in 1981 by Larry Tesler, an engineer.
  • First electrical product sold by Samsung was a 12 inch black & white TV.
  • Computer was named “Man of the Year” by TIME Magazine in 1982.
  • The first computer mouse was developed by Doug Engelbart and it was carved out of wood.
  • Out of total internet traffic, 51% is non human, 31% is made up by hacking programs, spammers and phishing methods.
  • The Samsung Group consists of 80 different businesses.
  • Apple has 130,000 employees worldwide, Microsoft has 148,000, Samsung Electronics has 370,000 and General Electric has 305,000.
  • If you smoke while using an Apple computer, you void the warranty.
  • Samsung initially sold noodles and other produce.
  • Apple has tons of excess capital, enough to buy companies like Netflix, Twitter, Tesla and Facebook.
  • 17 percent of South Korea’s GDP comes from Samsung.
  • First digital color camera was made by Apple.
  • Amazon ships 35 products per second.
  • Following the release of the Samsung S3, at one point its sales reached 500 units a minute.
Abhishek Rana

Abhishek Rana

Abhishek Rana is a Mechanical Engineer by profession based in Chandigarh,India. He is also a WordPress content developer and definitely a technology enthusiast. He has keen interest in automobile mechanics and stock market trading and spends his free time enhancing smartphone photography skills. Convinced by the interplay of technology and durability, he uses a Galaxy Note as his device and drives a Toyota.

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