20 Amazing Technology Fact - Part 1

Today, technology becoming the most growing industry in the world but it has many amazing facts and incidents on their established time and as well as today. Day to day new technology and startup are establishing. They have their own amazing incidents and story, and one day that will become an Amazing Fact for The coming generation. 

In this blog, I'm gone a told you about 20 amazing technology Facts that maybe can really amaze you. So Let's get started. 

Technology Fact 1: The Firefox logo's animal isn’t a fox.

You probably may be heard about  The most popular web browser firefox but there is a common misbelief that because the browser is named Firefox, the logo must be a fox. but Surprisingly, the cute furry creature in the logo is actually a red panda!

Technology Fact 2: Google rents out goats for mowing their Lawn.

 You read that right, Google grazing the goat instead of mowing their lawn, Google rents goats to eat the grass at their Mountain View headquarters. A herder will bring 200 goats which are herded by a border collie named Jen.

Technology Fact 3: Samsung is 38 years and 1 month older than Apple.

Did you know that Samsung was founded 38 years and 1 ago as a grocery store on March 1, 1938, by Lee Byung-Chull? Apple Founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple Computer Inc. on April 1, 1976.

Technology Fact 4:  1 Petabyte is a lot of data.

We all know 1 GB is the same as 1024 MB, but did you know that 1 petabyte (PB) is equivalent to 1024 terabytes (TB)? To give an example of how big this is, a 1 PB hard drive could hold 13.3 years of HD-TV video. A 50 PB hard drive could hold the entire written works of mankind, from the beginning of recorded history, in all languages.

Technology Fact 5: Free Domain name registration.

Way back when people didn’t realize how huge the internet would be, registering a domain name was free until 1995. When a fee was introduced, it was high! Prices were typical $100 for two years of registration.

Technology Fact 6: The Radio took 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million.

You would think the invention of the radio would be a big deal, but it took 38 years for the radio to reach an audience of 50 million. Meanwhile, the iPod only took 3 years to reach the same milestone!

Technology Fact 7:  Alexa is always listening to your conversations.

This probably isn’t new to you. Siri has been doing it forever. Alexa stores your dialogue history to its cloud to help improve your Alexa experience. But, you can review and delete these recordings, either in bulk, or individually.

Technology Fact 8: Mac computers were named after apple.

It’s not a coincidence that “Macintosh” is similar to the apples called “Mcintosh”. The name was misspelled on purpose to avoid conflict with a manufacturer called “McIntosh Laboratory”.

Technology Fact 9: Which came first, Spam mail or Spam meat?

Spam mail was named after the canned meat! In a Monty Python skit, they said Spam meat was “horrible and being ubiquitous and inescapable”. Sounds pretty accurate to the annoying junk mail I get! Also, did you know that On average, for every spam email sent, they only get one reply for every twelve million spam emails sent? Is it even worth it at that point?

Technology Fact 10: Steve Jobs used sleight of hand at the first iPhone presentation.

The first iPhone presentation happened six months before the iPhone was set to hit the market. At that time, the phone was too buggy to use, so Steve Jobs often had to switch phones behind his desk. Otherwise, it would run out of RAM and crash.

Technology Fact 11: The government used PlayStation 3’s… but not for gaming.

In 2010, the United States Air Force used 1,760 PlayStation 3 consoles to build a supercomputer for the Department of Defense. They used PS3’s because it was more cost-efficient and “green.”

Technology Fact 12: The first online gaming was before the year 2000.

Sega Dreamcast was the first 128-bit console to hit the market. Released in 1999, it was the first console that allowed real-time online play. Unfortunately, it was a little too early for its time, as back then, most internet connections were not reliable enough.

Technology Fact 13: You’re in good hands if your surgeon was a gamer.

Oddly enough, surgeons that grew up playing video games more than 3 hours per week make 37% fewer errors! Not only that, but they also had a 42% faster completion rate when it comes to performing laparoscopic surgery, as well as suturing.

Technology Fact 14: Apollo 11 astronauts couldn’t afford insurance.

Life insurance for a space mission cost a fortune because the risks were extremely high back then. So instead, the astronauts of Apollo 11 signed hundreds of covers that their families could sell in case anything went wrong.

Technology Fact 15: Yahoo’s original name was a mouthful.

The original URL for Yahoo was akebono.standford.edu. The name Yahoo was selected because it was derived from Gulliver’s Travels slang, “Yahoo” which was a fictional race of beings in the book.

Technology Fact 16: Amazon wasn’t always Amazon either!

 Originally named “Cadabra.com,” Cadabra was an online bookstore only. CEO Jeff Bezos explored other options in the ’90s, some of which still redirects to Amazon, like Relentless.com. Amazon was registered in 1994 and has grown into the monolith that it is today.

Bonus Fact: When Snapchat first launched in 2011, it was named Picaboo.

It wasn’t renamed to what we know as Snapchat until 2012.

Technology Fact 17: Everyone uses Google as a spellchecker.

Most everyone, anyway! 97% of people type in words to Google just to see if they spelled it right. I know I’m definitely among that 97%!

Technology Fact 18: “Android” is gender-specific.

Android The word “Android” literally means a human with a male robot appearance.  The female equivalent of this word is a “Gynoid.”

Technology Fact 19: Google searches hit the billions every month.

There are over 35 billion Google searches each month. In May 2019, the top three most Googled words were “Facebook” at 233 million searches, “youtube” with 194 million searches, and “amazon” with 103 million searches.

Technology Fact 20: Smoking will void your Apple warranty.

Apple has a “smoking” ban on their computers, meaning if you smoke while using any Apple computer, the warranty becomes void.

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