Here are more than 50 technology facts for students interested in technology. Not only for students these facts are also interesting for every person. So let’s begin…
1. The SIM card in your cell phone is basically like a tiny computer. It has a built-in CPU, ROM, and RAM.
2. The first emoticon is credited to Kevin Mackenzie in 1979, but was a rather simple -) and didn’t really look like a face.
3. The world’s first cell phone was launched in 1983. It was the Motorola DynaTAC 800x. It was priced at around $4,000.
4. 95% of people have stated that they text, browse the web, or watch TV in the hour before finally falling asleep.
5. 91% of people keep their mobile all day away just so that their hands reach.
6. In the tech world, November 30th is known as “Computer Security Day.”
7. 90% of text messages are read within three minutes of being delivered.
8. The first computer sold by Apple was a price of 666.66 USD. Which is said to be the number of devils.
9. “Egosurfing” is the practice of searching for one’s own name, or pseudonym on a popular search engine in order to review the results. Just like googling your own name.
10. Barcode readers read the white parts, not the black part.
11. Microsoft has built smart bird nests for birds at Disneyland called “Bird Resorts”. These houses are mounted on a long pole.
12. A large majority of SAMSUNG’s products around 90% are the product in the firm’s own factory. Samsung has more employees than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined.
13. Motorola iDEN i1000 Plus was the world’s first smartphone to have a mobile web along with email and characters. The phone could also send faxes, make calls, act as a radio and more.
14. Computers were called as nothing else, but “Electronic Brains” in the 1950s.
15. In Seattle, QR codes are inscribed on graves which contain a link to the detailed information about the deceased person. It can be scanned using a smartphone with scanning capability.
16. The national emoji of Finland is Nokia 3310. It is kind of a symbol of strength.
17. Samsung makes cars also. Renault is Samsung’s brand.
18. Owning an electric car in Norway grants you free public parking, free ferry trips and the right to drive in bus lanes.
19. “Mouse potato” is someone who spends a lot of time on a computer.
20. Someone on Twitter who has a million or more followers is known as a “Twillionaire”.
21. When Snapchat launched in 2011, it was named Picaboo, but in 2012, it was renamed to Snapchat.
22. The “smart recycling box,” is a machine that feeds stray dogs in exchange for recycled bottles, Istanbul, Turkey. Pugedon, a Turkish company, believes it is a way of feeding animals.
23. Samsung Galaxy S10 is the first phone to have a cryptocurrency wallet built-in. Samsung is the first smartphone manufacturer to include a cryptocurrency wallet on its phones.
24. The most expensive mobile number is ‘666 6666’ sold for $ 2.7 Million. The previous record-holder was the Chinese number 8888 8888.
25. For nearly 20 years, the launch code for US nuclear missile was 00000000.
26. Microbiologists can make electrical wires 60,000 times thinner than a human hair. Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have found a way to make electric wires which will be thousands of times thinner than a human hair.
27. Nomophobia or ‘NO MObile PHOne phoBIA’ is a phobia in which there is a fear of not using your mobile phone or not having access to your device.
28. In Chinese, “computer” essentially means ” 電子計算機 ” “(electronic calculator). But in daily life, everyone calls it” 電腦 “(electronic brain) because it acts like a brain.
29. In 1986, Apple released a clothing line. Its called “The Apple Collection. The company tried to see how much their fans would like The Apple Collection, the accessories and lifestyle items.
30. IBM 5120, the heaviest and largest computer ever made which was weighed around 105 pounds without the floppy drive of 130 pounds.
31. Twitter Ex-CEO Dick Costolo was once a professional stand up comedian.
32. The original domain name of Yahoo! was http://akebono.stanford.edu/ and the original name is “Akebono”. Yahoo started at Stanford University. Therefore its URL contains stanford.edu/.
33. Nokia was founded in 1865 and its primary business was manufacturing pulp and paper.
34. Israel was the first country to develop military drone technology after the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, during which its air force suffered major losses.
35. Internet users generate about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day.
36. Bluetooth is named after a Danish king who wanted to unite all territories. He loved blueberries so much that his teeth turned blue.
37. The Pac-man character is the image of a pizza with a slice removed. In other words, Pacman is inspired by Pizza.
38. Google’s Waymo Self-Driving car is the first AI-driven car to obey a cop for directions.
39. The first motherboard, originally called a “planar,” was invented by IBM. IBM used this motherboard as its first personal computer.
40. Google Maps’ ‘Satellite’ mode before launch was actually called ‘Bird mode’.
41. Google released Gmail on April Fool’s Day in 2004. This announcement was made by Google on April 1 that is why people thought that Google was pranking with them.
42. 65% of smartphone users don’t download a single app in any given month.
43. The first barcode was used on a Wrigley’s chewing gum pack.
44. Approximately 380 new websites are created every minute. more than 85% of all websites are not active. (stats January 2019)
45. There is a mathematical theory to explain why earphones get tangled. Mathematical knot theory is used to analyze these knots.
46. Several people have been murdered for unfriending someone on Facebook.
47. SanDisk was previously known as SunDisk. The company changed its name to SanDisk in 1995.
48. When Samsung was founded, they focused primarily on trade exports, selling dried Korean fish, vegetables and fruits.
49. It is illegal to drink and drone in Japan. Those who are found drunk while flying a drone can also face a fine of up to 300,000 yen (£ 2,200).
50. According to a study by Dscout’s research, the typical cellphone user touches 2,617 times every day. But these are just average touches. The study found that 10% of cellphone users touch their phones more than 5,400 times a day.
Bonus: Recently the scientist has detected an exoplanet called GJ 1252 b which is only 66.5 light-years away. Whose mass is two times that of Earth and is 1.2 times in size. You can also read GJ 1252 b an Exoplanet Planet in Hindi.
I hope you liked these technology facts for students.