Monday, 10 December 2012

Technology Facts

How much do u know about technology
Yes ?
Well i think u dont bcoz this facts are not known to all , check it out

1. Two-thirds of American Internet users shop online.

2. The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) was CompuServe which is now under control of AOL Time Warner.

3. In 2007, was given an estimated value of $15 billion dollars!

4. It’s well-known, counterfeit money exists and is in circulation in the U.S. The United States Government estimates less
than .0001% of all money in circulation is counterfeit.

5. All bills except for the $1 and $2 dollar bill have significant security features that have helped eliminate counterfeit money. New security features are added every few years to keep counterfeiters behind. The U.S. Secret Service handles counterfeiting as a Federal Felony which is punishable by a fine and jail time.

6. The first domain to ever be registered online occurred in 1985. is credited with being the first domain name.

7. Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.

8. It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household lightbulbs to complete an orbit.

9. The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.

10. Two-thirds of all homes in the U.S. have a broadband Internet connection.

11. Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.

12. The URL: used to be the original home of Yahoo!

13. It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.

14. Lee Stein invented the first online electronic bank in 1994 entitled, “First Virtual Holdings”.

15. Domain registration was free until the National Science Foundation decided to change this on September 14th, 1995.

16. Peer-to-peer services are expected to generate ISPs about $28 billion during the next 5 years. (Insight Research Corp.)

17. One-third of the world population has never made a phone call.

18. 86.6% of Internet users spend more than 6 hours per week online.

19. Eldon Joersz and George Morgan flew their Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird 2,194MPH for the Air Speed Record in 1976.

20. In 1997, AskJeeves and Google were launched. Google was created by Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Stanford.

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