20 Amazing Technology Facts

In a world where internet connectivity flows like blood in almost every aspect of life, it isn’t unusual that information is the basis of our collective future. From indoors to outgoing activities, efficient work operations and managing social connections, technological revolution moves all. That being said, let’s check-out a few amazing tech facts worth to note.

  1. The world population is around 7 billion of which 5 billion own a mobile phone. Whereas the remaining two billion have a toothbrush.
  2. Tech giants like Microsoft, Apple and Hewlett Packard (HP) have one thing in common; they started right from a garage.
  3. Almost 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  4. There’re more or less 280 million mobile subscribers within the U.S. alone and the count is increasing gradually.
  5. Around 220 million tons of obsolete computer and technical stuff is trashed in the U.S. every year.
  6. Nearly 90 percent of text-messages are read within three minutes after being received.
  7. 35 to 40 million individuals all over the world stream television programs from their mobile phones.
  8. $700 worth an average transaction every second takes place on eBay.
  9. An average 21 year old individual can and has spent approximately 5,000 hours on video games, 10,000 on a mobile device and sent 250,000 instant messages, texts and emails.
  10. The first personal computer, which is referred to as Simon was created by Berkeley Enterprises and was sold for $300 in 1950.
  11. 42 years have passed since the very first successful mobile phone call took place.
  12. Tech users usually carry around three to 4 devices on average with them at all times.
  13. The revolution of the first personal computer was executed by RadioShack in the 1970 with TRS-80 series.
  14. Douglas Engelbart in 1963 invented the first mouse that consisted of two heavy metal wheels and a hard wooden shell.
  15. Of the 70 billion emails that are sent on average basis, 97 percent are spam.
  16. The first ever mobile phone to be sold in the K. is Motorola DynaTAC 8000X with two pounds of weight. It was designed by Rudy Krolopp.
  17. Google process more or less one-two billion search queries every day that releases around 200 tons of Carbon Dioxide in a day.
  18. The Windows Phone Store has 500 new apps added to it each day.
  19. It was Claude Shannon; the Father of Information who invented the digital circuit which operated the internet like it is today. This happened during Claude’s master’s degree program when he was just 21 years old.
  20. Around 90 percent of people all over the world keep their cell-phones at an arms-length.

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About Hassaan.J

Hassaan Javaid is a seasoned blogger, a corporate copywriter and a War Stars freak. Passionate about being heard beyond borders, Hassan writes for a range of industries but if he’s given a choice, Technology is one thing he would never miss a grade!

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