250 Interesting Facts About Technology

Facts About Technology

Information & Facts About Technology

  • The dial-up connection persists in 2022.
  • 90% of Generation X own smartphones.
  • Nokia’s first product is toilet paper.
  • 350, 000 tweets are sent every minute.
  • 78% of teens check their phones hourly.
  • 69% of parents check their phones hourly.
  • NASA’s internet speed is 91 GB per second.
  • Amazon.com was earlier known as Cadara.com
  • The first alarm clock only rings at 4 a.m.
  • Social media’s penetration rate is at 45%.
  • Wi-Fi doesn’t stand for Wireless Fidelity. 
  • Security breaches average at 130 each year.
  • You cannot access the Deep Web using Google.
  • 92% of the global money is digitally stored.
  • Amazon’s Alexa listens to your conversations.
  • The first computer virus was named ‘Creeper.’
  • More than 90% of millennials own smartphones.
  • Reading from a screen slows your reading time.
  • 40% of the Silent Generation owns smartphones.
  • The Firefox logo isn’t a fox… it’s a red panda!
  • The first laser was made in California in 1960.
  • The most common computer password is “123456.” 
  • Mobile searches account for 50.71% of searches.
  • Machine learning has an adoption level of 63%. 
  • Nuclear energy is a zero-emission energy source.
  • Samsung is 38 years and 1 month older than Apple.
  • Anyone can edit and modify any page on Wikipedia.
  • The average revenue per user is $539.90 per sale.
  • Google’s name was the fruit of a spelling mistake.
  • 6 out of 10 students have used a digital textbook.
  • King’s Field is the world’s first PlayStation game.
  • 43% of teachers used online games in the classroom.
  • The online penetration rate is now at 57% globally.
  • 91% of teachers have computers in their classrooms.
  • Nintendo was established as a playing card business.
  • 68.8% of people abandon their online shopping carts.
  • The ‘fox’ in the Mozilla Firefox logo is a red panda.
  • In 1984, only 8.2% of American homes owned a computer.
  • Music streaming surpassed the 1 trillion mark in 2019.
  • Google receives more than 99,000 searches every second.
  • Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921.
  • For every 12 million email spams, only one gets a reply.
  • The first iPod has the capacity to store 1000 mp3 songs.
  • The world’s first computer mouse was wooden, not plastic.
  • Until 2010, carrier pigeons were faster than the internet.
  • The original URL of Yahoo was http://akebono.stanford.edu/
  • Apple’s OS is more difficult to crack than Android system.
  • The average time to resolve a malicious attack is 50 days.
  • Every year, the spending on eCommerce is growing by 11.3%.
  • Tim Berners-Lee coined the phrase “World Wide Web” in 1990.
  • The Total amount of data has reached 59 zettabytes in 2020.
  • Samsung created first ever fighter jet KF-16 of South Korea.
  • The Ericsson Company first produced cellular phones in 1979.
  • The first video camera recorder was as big as a grand piano!
  • 61% of internet users believe that AI will affect employment.
  • In the mid of 1936 Russians made a computer that ran on water.
  • Your Apple product’s warranty may be void if you smoke near it.
  • There are 4000 luxury cars sunken in the Atlantic Ocean in 2022.
  • The most popular method of payment in eCommerce is credit cards.
  • On average, people read 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
  • People spent 33 million hours playing the game League of Legends.
  • Disney+ earned 10 million subscribers on its first day of launch.
  • One third of the world population has never made a telephone call.
  • eCommerce accounts for 14.1% of all retail transactions worldwide.
  • Jeff Bezos named his company Cadabra Inc before renaming it Amazon.
  • On average, there is only one reply per 12 million spam emails sent.
  • Marie Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes for Science
  • Google+ cost $585 million to build, with 500 employees working on it.
  • The intense fear or dislike of new technology is called technophobia.
  • In 2019, global eCommerce sales reached the 3.5 trillion dollar mark.
  • Charles Babbage, an English mathematician, is the father of computing.
  • 81% of Americans own a smartphone and 96% own a cellphone of any kind.
  • Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has 264 billion dollars of net worth.
  • Electronic mail already existed before the birth of the World Wide Web.
  • 1 out of 5 students has used a mobile app to organize their schoolwork.
  • Bill Clinton's inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.
  • 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by the end of the year.
  • Peugeot has been making cars for more than one century. (126 years old). 
  • The word “robot” originated from a Czech word that means “forced labor.” 
  • There have been 113 space shuttle flights since the program began in 1981.
  • In 1936, Water Integrator, a computer run on water, was created in Russia.
  • There are 3,511.41 secure internet servers in one million people globally.
  • The average cost of a malware attack on companies is  2.4 million dollars.
  • According to Moore's Law, microchips double in power every 18 to 24 months.
  • Since 2016, Pokemon Go, a type of augmented reality, has become a game fad.
  • An average person can blink seven times every minute when using a computer.
  • Over 90% of the world’s data were created only in the last couple of years.
  • Candy Crush, the game, earns $1.74 million a day, and $636 million a year. 
  • Organic searches, at 40%, still contribute more than paid searches at 28%. 
  • Elon Musk has recently taken over Twitter for a whopping 44 billion dollars.
  • Because of COVID-19, 76% of businesses are planning on long-term IT changes.
  • No one has received more U.S. patents than Thomas Edison – 1,093 to be exact.
  • It is also expected to keep growing, reaching up to 22% of all sales by 2023.
  • IBM announced world's first 1 GB hard drive in 1980. The price was of $40,000!
  • Netflix added almost 16 million subscribers in the first three months of 2020.
  • The corporate giant Samsung is a leading contributor to landfill waste in 2022.
  • 2.72% of all site visitors on eCommerce websites will likely purchase something.
  • Chuck Yeager blasted through the sound barrier at Edwards Air Force Base in 1947.
  • There are one million new internet users each day based on the latest statistics.
  • 48% of internet browsing is spent on a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet.
  • At 3:15 pm the day Michael Jackson died Twitter, Wikipedia, and AOL IM all crashed.
  • 89% of the worldwide population listen to music streaming services in a 2019 survey.
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton's inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.
  • India tops the list of Facebook users, having 329.65 million people active on Facebook.
  • 83% of organizations have observed benefits after implementing automation technologies.
  • The most important factor for consumers when choosing products to buy is free shipping.
  • A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.
  • The first Japanese-language word processor was developed in Tokyo between 1971 and 1978.
  • The computer mouse is named after its uncanny resemblance to a mouse having a long tail.
  • An average internet user spends 6 hours and 42 minutes on the internet on a daily basis.
  • The world’s most luxurious car, Bugatti La Voiture Noire, costs a whopping $18.7 million.
  • The first two video games copyrighted in the U.S. were Asteroids and Lunar Lander in 1980.
  • Google gathers over 3.5 billion searches per day and up to 1.2 trillion searches per year.
  • By the end of 2020, worldwide corporate VoIP subscribers are expected to hit 204.8 billion.
  • As of early 2009, there have been 113 space shuttle flights since the program began in 1981.
  • Google has worked with a goat-herding company to help reduce the company’s carbon emissions.
  • Over 44 million students or 96% of public schools have computers and access to the internet.
  • By 2030, it is expected that AI will contribute 15.7 trillion dollars to the global economy.
  • 30% of businesses plan to develop training campaigns for hiring and training remote employees.
  • In July 2020, Bing accounted for 6.43% of searches, while Google had a market share  of 86.86%.
  • Businesses will increase their cloud-based services and decrease their hardware spending in 2021.
  • Spotify has around 108 million subscribers,which is almost 40% more subscribers than Apple Music.
  • Some Android versions were named after desserts since Android devices make people’s lives sweeter.
  • China is the biggest and fastest eCommerce market in the world with over $1.935 trillion in sales.
  • The first computer mouse was made in 1964 by Doug Engelbart. It was rectangular and made from wood!
  • There are 3.5 billion social media users as of 2019, and 3.256 billion of those use mobile devices.
  • 44% of businesses are planning or already accelerated their digital transformation, due to COVID-19.
  • Only 13% of all the websites are able to retain the same rank in Google searches across all devices.
  • According to statistics, Americans spend two hours and 54 minutes using their mobile phones per day. 
  • Google earned one of the highest revenues in tech, amounting to roughly over $160.74 billion in 2019.
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, subscribers of streaming services like Netflix increased significantly.
  • The founders of Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and SpaceX have one thing in common—they are all dropouts!
  • In 1884, William Henry Fruen invented the Automatic Liquid-Drawing Device” or the first vending machine.
  • 32% of businesses plan to connect their employees using secure, standardized, and easy-to-use platforms.
  • 58% of all companies state that they have undergone at least six full AI implementations last year alone.
  • Consumers make most of their purchases on a mobile device (51%) rather than a desktop or laptop computer. 
  • As of 2022, there are 5.1 billion Internet users, and 4.5 billion of them access it on their mobile phones.
  • There are over 570 websites created every minute adding up to a total almost 1.8 billion websites since 1991
  • 48% of parents feel the need to immediately respond to text messages, emails, and social media notifications.
  • 220 million tons of old computers and other technological hardware are trashed in the United States each year.
  • 65% of the entire internet population has at least lost one file in their own inbox or on a personal hard drive.
  • Over 6,000 new computer viruses are created and released every month. 90% of emails contain some form of malware!
  • The inventor of the first computer mouse named it after the gadget’s cord that resembles the long tail of a mouse.
  • 61% of companies are planning to switch to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems in the next few years.
  • According to SEO tools like SEMRush, 71.76% of domains move in the rankings on mobile compared to desktop or laptops.
  • Based on digital payments alone, the number of eCommerce users is expected to reach 4.636.4 million by the year 2024.
  • The first computer mouse was introduced in 1968 by Douglas Engelbart at the Fall Joint Computer Expo in San Francisco.
  • Valdemar Poulsen, a Danish engineer, invented an arc converter as a generator of continuous-wave radio signals in 1902.
  • 500 copies of Windows XP are still being used. It was officially released back in 2001 and support for XP ended in 2014.
  • 72% of teens feel the need to immediately respond to a text, social media notifications, and other mobile notifications.
  • According to Satista, 27.2% of online viewers spent more than 10 hours of streaming on a weekly basis as of August 2020.
  • Combining all the bitcoin mining operations worldwide is equivalent to the computing power of 3.7 million supercomputers.
  • Netflix has 183 million subscribers, Amazon Prime Video has 150 Million subscribers, and Hulu has 32 million subscribers.
  • There are 7.75 billion people on this planet, and more than half of the entire population has access to the internet. (53.6%)
  • Banks and other corporate giants hire white hats or “good hackers” to help fix security ssues and prevent system infiltration.
  • There are more than 100 million iPhone users in the United States alone. It accounts for about 45% of all the smartphone users.
  • Formerly the Android Operating System wasn't created for the smartphone market; it was actually designed as a digital camera platform.
  • Google had a blackout in 2013 that beat down all of its services for 5 minutes causing a 40% drop in internet traffic across the world.
  • The top uses for AI and IT automation is 46% cybersecurity, 37% for customer service, 41% predictive analysis, and 47% quality control.
  • Netflix attributes to almost a third of TV viewing and usage at 31%. YouTube ranks second at 21%, Hulu at 12%, and Amazon prime at 8%/.
  • Alexa is always listening to your conversations. Alexa stores all of your dialogue history in the cloud to improve the Alexa experience.
  • There are 615 million devices equipped with ad blockers globally, and 90% of those devices are from people in Asia, based on the reports.
  • In 2019, Lucifer is the most-watched show on Netflix, followed by Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Money Heist, and Orange Is the New Black.
  • If someone finds a security bug in Facebook’s code than Facebook is willing to pay big bucks (like $500 or more) to you to tell them about it.
  • PayPal, with its original business model, was voted top ten worst business ideas in 1999. As of 2016, they are of the US $10.84 billion business.
  • More than 70% of the population will rather read an article or blog post to learn about a brand, than watching or reading a traditional advertisement.
  • On 11 July 1962, France received the first transatlantic transmission of a TV signal from a twin station in Andover, Maine, USA via the TELSTAR satellite.
  • The circumference of the earth is about 25,000 miles. Its surface area is about 200,000,000 square miles and it weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  • People use ad blockers because of irrelevant and annoying ads, and the penetration rate is now at 27% in 2017 and projected to double in the following years.
  • Nearly three-quarters of the adult population in the United States own a desktop or laptop computer, half of those own a tablet or an electronic reading device.
  • On December 12, 1901, a radio transmission of the Morse code letter 'S' was broadcast from Poldhu, Cornwall, England, using equipment built by John Ambrose Fleming.
  • Only one in five American adults are “smartphone-only” internet users, meaning they do not have broadband in their homes. They only rely on cellular data for online access.
  • Filipinos spend the most time on social media, averaging 4 hours and 12 minutes daily, as opposed to the 2 hours and 16 minutes that people spend on social media worldwide. 
  • YouTube has 2 billion monthly active users, and 30 million daily users. YouTube’s Android app has 5 billion installs, and the iOS version is the most downloaded app in 2019.
  • Samuel Morse, the inventor of the Morse code, was a painter as well. One of his portraits is of the first governor of Arkansas and hangs in the governor’s mansion of that state.
  • One Petabyte (PB) = 1024 (TB). To put this in perspective, a 50PB hard drive could hold the entire written works of mankind from the beginning of recorded history in all languages.
  • The percentage of remote workers in the United States jumped from 31% to 62% in just three weeks because of the Covid-19 pandemic. That is double the amount of the previous number. 
  • Surgeons that grew up playing video games more than three hours per week make 37% fewer errors and have a 42% faster completion rate when performing laparoscopic surgery and suturing.
  • The Internet is the fastest-growing communications tool ever. It took radio broadcasters 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million, television 13 years, and the Internet just 4 years.
  • 34% of people map out their “to-do lists” on paper. Only 22% use online tools, 18% use a calendar on their phones, 17% use project management systems, and the last 9% use other methods.
  • Although the famous first flight at Kitty Hawk took place on December 17, 1903, the secretive Wright Brothers did not demonstrate the technology to the broader public until August 8, 1908.
  • The worldwide spending on technology has reached $3.4 billion. This is based on every household and business spending money on new gadgets and tech, including phones, tablets, computers, and more.
  • There are 24 hours of content uploaded on YouTube every minute. Another fun fact is that more video content is uploaded on this website in 60 days than three major television networks in 60 years.
  • In 1901, the Spanish engineer Leonar do Torres-Quevedo was responsible for the earliest developments in the remote control with his Telekine that was able to do "mechanical movements at a distance."
  • Industry Giants like Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter, are all powered by Linux. It is true that Linux is not so common Operating System among the usual customers. But, Linux heads the Industry.
  • 80% of Americans use at least one ad-blocking method, whether it is an app or something on the phone settings. In North America, 50% of the entire adult population uses two ad blockers for their devices.
  • Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect, the phenomenon by which electrons are knocked out of matter by electromagnetic radiation such as light.
  • Telecommunications satellites, and other satellites that need to maintain their position above a specific place on the earth, must orbit at 35,786 kilometers and travel in the same direction as the earth's rotation.
  • plans and strategies for internal communication. Based on all the communications statistics on this list, good communication almost always leads to the betterment of the company and the performance of the employees. 
  • In 1971, the first ever computer virus was developed. Named Creeper, it was made as an experiment just to see how it spread between computers. The virus simply displayed the message: “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!”
  • Video content, images, and other visual content are most likely to be shared on social media than written articles. These are the video clips and photos that go viral and reach up to billion views on social media platforms alone.
  • Companies focus on hiring skilled professionals for enhancing AI initiatives. 30% of them are AI researchers, 30% of them are AI software developers, 24% are AI data scientists, 23% are user experience designers, and 22% are change management experts. 
  • As of July 2020, the number of internet users has reached a whopping 4.6 billion users worldwide, encompassing 59% of the world’s entire population. This is equivalent to over 4 billion more users since 1997, when there were only 36 million people online.
  • The cost, ease of use, and variety of a streaming service drive customers to sign up. 84% of users rate that cost is an important factor when selecting a streaming service. People choose streaming services ranked by ease of use is 81%, variety of selections is 79%, and playback speed is at 74%.
  • On 9 June 1906 the Winnipeg Electric Railway Co. transmitted electric power from the Pinawa generating station on the Winnipeg River to the city of Winnipeg at 60,000 volts. It was the first year-round hydroelectric plant in Manitoba and one of the first to be developed in such a cold climate anywhere in the world.
  • In their Miyagi, Japan laboratories, beginning in 1924, Professor Hidetsugu Yagi and his assistant, Shintaro Uda, designed and constructed a sensitive and highly-directional antenna using closely-coupled parasitic elements. The antenna, which is effective in the higher-frequency ranges, has been important for radar, television, and amateur radio.
  • This one is really very astonishing to know that there is a factory in Japan which can run unsupervised for 1month at a time. Robots build other robots at the rate of 50 per 24-hour shift. These factories are called as “lights out” factories because no human appearance is needed. FANUC, the Japanese robotics company, has been operating this autonomous factory since 2001.

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