50 Technology Facts You Need To Know

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You’ve always been fascinated by technology. Understanding technology is essential in today’s world, no matter your career. Doctors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose patients. Finance, payments, and banking have all been moving online. Even farmers are using drones to grow better crops.

Whether you’re a doctor, banker, farmer, or most anything else, below are some facts related to Technology which you need to know.

  1. The first cellular phone was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor.
  2. In 1983, the first mobile phone went on in the US at almost 4000 dollar each.
  3. 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down to toilet in Britain every year.
  4. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing your signal.
  5. Mobile phone throwing is an official sport in Finland.
  6. Mobile phone radiation can cause insomnia, headaches and confusion.
  7. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.
  8. A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
  9. The average person unlocks his or her smartphone 110 times each day.
  10. China has more internet user on mobile devices than on PC.
  11. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.
  12. Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day in 2012.
  13. 99% of all mobile malware is targeted at android users.
  14. Google founders were willing to sell to Excite for less than 1 million dollar in 1999-but Excite turned them down!
  15. There was a third apple founder; Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976.
  16. 60% of apps in apple app store have never been downloaded.
  17. The battery of an apple MacBook could save you from a Gunshot: Its bullet proof.
  18. Smoking near apple computer invalidates your warranty!
  19. Steve jobs gave free iPhone to every apple employee.
  20. If you went back in time to 1991 and tried to buy all the parts that make up an iPhone, it would cost you more than $3 million.
  21. Apple earns US$ 300,000 per minute.
  22. Steve Jobs is a Buddhist!
  23. Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day in 2012!
  24. There are about 30 million dead people in Facebook.
  25. Facebook is primarily blue because mark Zuckerberg suffers red-green color blindness.
  26. Facebook tracks which sites you visit, even after you have a signed out!
  27. A third of all divorce fillings of 2011 in the US contained the word “Facebook”
  28. In November of 2014 the number of video uploads to Facebook exceeded you tube uploads according to social bakers.
  29. Face book’s founder Mark Zuckerberg donated US$1 billion to charity in 2013, making him the biggest charitable donor in the US.
  30. The average Facebook US user spends 40 minutes a day on the site.
  31. Over 1 billion search request per day are handled by Google. It is done by using over 1 million computers.
  32. Google was originally called “Backrub”!
  33. By using Google maps you can see underwater sea life, coral reefs and wrecks.
  34. People tend to forget information that can be easily found online. It’s called the “Google Effect”
  35. Facebook has a feature that lets you designate who will manage your account after you die.
  36. Any text you put into the status update box is sent to Facebook’s servers, even if you don’t click the post button!
  37. 1 in 3 people feel more dissatisfied with their lives after visiting Facebook, according to a study.
  38. Every morning when they wake up 48% of 18-34 year olds check their Facebook account. 28% of that demographic actually check Facebook before they even get out of bed.
  39. 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day!
  40. In Britain, a woman was given 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles to send abusive messages to herself.
  41. You can’t block mark zuckerberg on Facebook.
  42. The “like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “awesome”
  43. Every minute, 2 million new “likes” are made on Facebook.
  44. A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the moon!
  45. If you search “Atari breakout” in Google images, you can play the game.
  46. On august 16, 2013 Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global internet traffic dropped by 40%
  47. A Google hired camel to create the street view of a desert.
  48. Google offers employees free condoms that come in blue, red, green, and yellow and have them phrase “I’m feeling lucky!” printed on them.
  49. If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
  50. “Google” is added as a verb in the oxford English dictionary in June 2006.