Rapid developments in the field of technology have affected even the simple decisions we make in our daily lives. While it’s clear that technology has made our lives easier, it’s impossible not to be frightened at the thought that it has begun to dominate the entire world. So much so that even people with technophobia began to be seen. Some call this wave of technological innovation the “digital revolution”. There have been so many innovations during this period, which began about 40 years ago, that it is very difficult to think of a field without technology. Let’s take a look at 33 tech facts that are being left in the corner.
1. Contrary to popular belief, the Firefox logo is not a fox.
Since the browser is called Firefox, there is a misconception that the animal in the logo is a fox. But the cute animal in the logo is the red panda!
2. Apple’s first logo featured Isaac Newton sitting under the apple tree.
This first Apple logo was designed by Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne in 1976. However, after a while, company executives began to feel that the logo did not fully reflect the brand. Rob Janoff was commissioned to design the new logo. Janoff has designed a bitten apple logo in rainbow colors that will be used for many years. Let us take you here for detailed information on the history of the iconic bitten apple logo.
3. The word robot comes from the Czech word “robota”. The word, which means forced labor, was first used in 1920 to describe a fictional character.
4. We’ve all heard the terms megabyte, gigabyte, and terabyte. What about petabytes?
These words are some of the concepts we know best about technology. However, we don’t know much about petabyte (PB). PB Sounds like a huge field on the first song. Really it is! 1 PB equals exactly 1024 terabytes. To give a concrete example, a 1 PB hard drive can hold 13.3 full years of television video recordings!
5. The radio took 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million people. Ipod, on the other hand, reached the same milestone in just 3 years.
6. Alexa records your conversations all the time 🤔
This is one of the topics that worries us the most when it comes to technology! Knowing that we are exploited by technological devices is probably not new to you. Like Siri, Alexa stores your chat history in its cloud to help improve the user experience. However, you can delete these records in bulk or individually.
7. The first computer mouse was made of wood.
8. This is one of the most interesting facts about technology! The first alarm clock only rang once a day.
Yes literally just once! Levi Hutchins invented the first mechanical alarm clock in 1787. This clock rang once a day at 04:00. It was not until 1876 that an alarm clock that could be set at any time was born.
9. Computer Security Day is celebrated on November 30 every year
Computer security issues first surfaced in the 1980s. In 1988, November 30 was decided to be Computer Security Day. Celebrating this day is quite easy and important. Even if you do nothing, remember to periodically check your social media privacy settings and change your password.
10. iTunes has unusual terms and conditions
By agreeing to iTunes’ terms and conditions, you agree not to make nuclear weapons with this technology. The clause reads: “You further agree not to use these products for the development, design, manufacture or manufacture of nuclear weapons, missiles or chemical or biological weapons.”
11. Dial-up is still used in the United States
According to 2017 data, 2.1 million people still get dial-up service from AOL. Indeed, most people living in the United States believe that high-speed Internet is unreliable. This is why they continue to resist new technologies.
12. The word android is used to describe male robots. The feminine equivalent of this word is “Gynoid”.
13. Smoking while using an Apple computer will void your warranty. In the brand’s warranty article, which has been talked about for a long time, it is written that Apple will not support the product for any problem caused by cigarette smoke.
14. Technology influences newborn names
6 baby girls born in the United States in 2012 were named “Apple”, 49 boys were named “Mac” and 17 baby girls were named “Siri”.
15. Motorola employee Martin Cooper made the world’s first phone call in New York in 1973.
16. More than 6,000 computer viruses are created every month. 90% of emails today contain malware
17. The average home internet speed in the world is 25 MB. The Internet speed used by NASA is 91 GB per second.
The internet speed we use at home is quite sufficient to watch Netflix without buffering time. However, if there is one company in the world that uses super fast internet, there is no doubt that it is NASA!
18. Nokia is Finland’s largest company
Nokia is undoubtedly one of the first brands that comes to mind when talking about technology. Although we know Nokia as a maker of telephones, the company began its commercial life in 1865 producing paper. Note that the brand name is also the name of a city in Finland.
19. Mark Zuckerberg chose blue as Facebook’s theme because he’s colorblind.
Zuckerberg cannot perceive colors in the red-green scale. Blue is the only color he can see.
20. When you report a vulnerability to Facebook, the company pays you at least $500
21. Scientific studies show that children who spend 1 hour a day on social networks are more unhappy than other children.
22. 33% of divorced couples in the United States said that Facebook was the reason for their separation
The main reasons for separation are: messaging the opposite sex on Facebook, hiding accounts, spending too much time on Facebook during the day.
23. The Q keyboard is designed to slow down typing speed
When typewriters were first introduced, typing too fast caused the keys to stick. The Qwerty keyboard was designed to slow down typing speed and avoid jamming.
24. Mobile phones have become widespread in some countries without the use of landlines
Fixed telephony was very expensive to use in countries like Ghana, Nigeria and Bangladesh. The use of landline telephones has never become widespread due to a lack of resources. Yet 85% of people living in these countries now own a mobile phone.
25. 164 million hours of TV shows and movies are watched on Netflix every day
Netflix brings its users together with new productions every day. It is therefore not surprising that it has been watched for millions of hours. If you are looking for enjoyable Netflix content to watch; You can click here for the exciting Netflix series of 2020, here for the amazing movies of 2020, and here to check out the upcoming Netflix series!😍
26. The term “silver surfers” refers to Internet users over 50 years old
27. Tech companies often test their products in New Zealand
New Zealand is a more isolated country than the rest of the world. For this reason, news about malfunctioning tech devices doesn’t make a splash in New Zealand.
28. There are many fake Apple stores in China
This information is actually not surprising. However, some Apple stores in China are so realistic that even their employees think they work for Apple.
29. Most companies like Apple, HP, Google and Microsoft have humble beginnings. Almost all of these successful companies were founded in a garage.
30. Bitcoin is considered unlimited because it is a digital currency. However, if this were the case, the value of the currency would be quite low. The total amount of Bitcoin that can be mined is 21 million
31. European Union countries are working to enact robot laws
The countries of the European Union talk about the need to program robots so that they do not harm people. It is expected that robot laws will be passed in the coming years.
32. In the United States alone, 220 tons of devices such as cell phones and computers are thrown away every year
33. Scientists have developed artificial intelligence technology that predicts epidemics. This technology is believed to be used in particular for viruses such as Ebola and Zika.