Random facts about the technology (Part 2)

This blog has a list of such random facts that do not have any relation between them. Not having any similarities means anything from anywhere it had just the relation that these are technology facts.

1. Siri was Supposed to be on all Android phones.

As part of a deal, Verizon was making Siri for Android. Siri was scheduled to come preinstalled on all Android devices launched in 2010. But in reality, nothing like this happened. Apple purchased Siri and made its feature exclusive to Apple devices. The feature of Siri was launched with the iPhone 4S built-in. It appeared to the world in April 2010.

2. The Dirty Dozen

There was a group of 12 engineers who designed an IBM PC and they were called “The Dirty Dozen”. The team was led by Don Estrigant of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Florida. The pictures above are the engineers who once designed the IBM PC. Source

3. Domain registration was free before September 14, 1995

Domain registration was free before September 14, 1995. A company started charging people for domain names. That called Network Solutions. It was quite expensive, prices usually started at $ 100 in two years of registration. 30% of this was a fee that went to the National Science Foundation to create an ‘Internet Intelligence Infrastructure Fund’. The domain became cheaper after this fee in 1997. This reduced the fee for two years to $ 70. Source

4. Tim Berners-Lee invented the WWW in 1989

Tim Berners-Lee invented the WWW in 1989. He created the phrase “World Wide Web” in 1990. Tim Berners-Lee developed the first web server and the first web browser in 1990, called WorldWideWeb (no space). Source

5. Bill Gates’ house

Do you know which computer was used for designing Bill Gates’ house? That was a Macintosh computer. This is strange because Bill Gates himself created the Windows operating system. But when his house was designed, the Windows computer was designed by Macintosh Computer instead of being used. Source

6. Mosaic was the first popular Web Browser

Mosaic was the first popular Web Browser, it was released in 1993. Soon after the mosaic was released, “over 5,000 copies were being downloaded each month. Mosaic was also the first “easy-to-use browser”. Maybe it becomes more popular because had icons, bookmarking option, and more attractive interface features. Source

7. Amazon was previously known as Cadabra

When Jeff Bezos started working on Amazon, he named it Cadabra. He named it on the magical words, Abracadabra. When he told his name to his lawyer, he made a mistake in listening. The lawyer heard “cadaver” in place of “Cadabra”. Then Jeff Bezos decided that he would change his company name. Later, he decided to name Amazon, the largest river in the world. Source

8. On average, Technology users carry 2.9 devices on them at all times.

Mobile phones are the most favourite gadget for technology users. About 85% of people carry smartphones with them. E-readers carry the least number of people. 29% of technology users prefer to carry e-readers with them. Mobile phones are the most favourite gadget and E-readers are the least. Source

9. Email existed before the world wide web.

It may sound a bit strange to hear, but email really existed before the Internet. But it was not for the common people like me and you. The email was only for internally connected computers. It had no fixed homepage and was very complex. Source

10. The QWERTY layout was designed to slow your typing speed

The QWERTY layout was designed to slow your typing speed so that the old mechanical typewriter would not get stuck. The QWERTY layout was created by Christopher Latham Sholes in the early 1870s. The keyboards of that time were not as electronic as today’s keyboards. At that time, there used to be a lot of mechanical parts, if they were not properly arranged, then the chances of them getting stuck would be increased, which is why they were designed in Qwerty layout. Source

11. SAMSUNG’s products around 90% are the product in the firm’s own factory.

A large majority of SAMSUNG’s products around 90% are the product in the firm’s own factory. Many of Apple’s products, OLED display RAM, etc. are all made by Samsung. Do you now that if Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined employees are less than Samsung employees. Source

12. China has special sidewalk paths for mobile phone users

The World Health Organization estimates that about 68,000 pedestrians are killed each year in China. Xi’an is not the first city where mobile phones are used with specific areas of use. In 2014, a road in the Chinese city of Chongqing was divided into two sections. On one side of the road, phone use was prohibited, and on the other walkers were allowed to use their phones “at their own risk”. Source

13. About 6 million people around the world hit the Spacebar at the same time every second

This fact may initially seem impossible to you, but if you think carefully, you will believe it. There are 7.7 billion people in this world now. Many of them, type on computers or send text messages around the world. You know that the spacebar has to be clicked after every word. There is a channel on YouTube named “Vsauce”. A video of which, “You Don’t Type Alone”, describes how 6 million people click the spacebar simultaneously. Source

14. Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money

Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. 92% of the currency is digital. This means that most of the money you make is used for transactions, buying goods and services, and so on only on computers and hard drives. An estimated 8% of currency globally is physical wealth. All black money stacks come from within this 8%. It is a reasonable guess that economists agree that there is not an exact figure. Such a low percentage seems absurd, but when you think carefully, it makes sense that most large transactions are done electronically anyway. Banks also store electronically and 92% include all types of transactions carried out using credit debit cards and wire transfers. Source

15. Android logo inspired by the logos on bathrooms

Irina Blok was a designer at Google who created the Android logo. Blok and her designing team were asked to design a logo for the Android operating system that wouldn’t be difficult to identify. And they were also told that there should be a robot in it. Block studied many sci-fi toys and space-related movies to design Android’s logo. But she did not get the idea from any of these things. In the end, she got inspired by something that you will go on thinking that anyone can take inspiration from this? Blok’s inspiration came from bathroom doors. The design of the men and women on the toilet door is designed in the same way for the logo of Android. Source

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