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Apr
23

computer | History, Networking, Operating Systems, & Facts

Computer, device for processing, storing, and displaying information.

Computer once meant a person who did computations, but now the term almost universally refers to automated electronic machinery. The first section of this article focuses on modern digital electronic computers and their design, constituent parts, and applications. The second section covers the history of computing. For details on computer architecture, software, and theory, see computer science.

Computing basics

The first computers were used primarily for numerical calculations. However, as any information can be numerically encoded, people soon realized that computers are capable of general-purpose information processing. Their capacity to handle large amounts of data has extended the range and accuracy of weather forecasting. Their speed has allowed them to make decisions about routing telephone connections through a network and to control mechanical systems such as automobiles, nuclear reactors, and robotic surgical tools. They are also

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Apr
15

35 Technology Facts and Stats

35 Technology Facts and Stats

From the moment you wake up to the moment you go back to sleep, Technology is everywhere, and I mean everywhere.  Technology is not only rapidly changing, but it’s changing so fast that most of us don’t even recognize these changes. We take most of it for granted, and consider it the norm. Many people have yet to realize just how rapid and profound the current digital revolution is, or how quickly it’s breaking down old institutions. Yes, we’re always hearing about Google, Uber, and all those “pirate entrepreneurs.” Yes, we know technology has something to do with it. But the future is approaching even more quickly that we think. Right now, all the pieces are in place to completely change the face of products, technologies, organizations, and entrepreneurship over the next few years. Below is a list of 35 Incredible Technology Facts that we

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Apr
7

55 Interesting Facts About Computer You May Not Know

There are a whole lot of interesting computer facts that are still dug down deep inside. However, for the present situation, we still have a good number of interesting facts about a computer that you probably did not know before.

In general, you can also consider these as one of the most interesting facts about technology (not exactly computer facts). Though we have come far ahead and now have a variety of good computers or good laptop brands still, numerous fun facts about computers do exist. Unfortunately, the facts that amuse you aren’t necessarily the truth.

So, we bring you a filtered list of the most interesting computer facts that you probably did not know before.

 The History of Computers

Charles Babbage in 1833 invented all the parts that are now used for the modern computer. But the first ‘modern’ computer was invented only 120 years later.

The Z1 was

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Apr
5

100 Surprising Technology Facts That You Didn’t Know

100 technology facts, what more could your inner-geek need?!

Technology, ever-changing and ever-growing, brings us the future we’ve always imagined.

But how did it get to where we are now? And where will it go next?

Did you know that you could earn money for finding bugs with Facebook? Do you know the actual meaning of “Android”? Or how much of the world’s currency is digital?

Find the answers to these tech questions here!

With these 100 tech facts, you’ll find interesting tidbits from computers and the internet, to gaming gadgets and tech giants such as Google, Apple & Microsoft.

So without further ado, here are the top 100 surprising technology facts that you (probably) didn’t know!

The Firefox logo isn’t a fox.

The Firefox Logo isn’t a Fox.

There is a common misbelief that because the browser

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Apr
1

Internet Statistics & Facts (Including Mobile) for 2020

Internet Stats & Facts for 2020

The Internet changes so much from year to year that the facts and stats from one year often look completely different the next.

Rather than leave you with old or irrelevant data to reference and share, we regularly revisit and revise our list of Internet statistics.

In the following Internet Stats & Facts for 2020, we’ve rounded up all the important data related to:

Internet Statistics 2020

1. There are 7.77 billion people in the world. (Worldometer), 4.54 billion of them are active Internet users. (Statista)

2. Asia has the largest percentage of Internet users by continent/region (Internet World Stats):

  • 50.3% are in Asia
  • 15.9% are in Europe
  • 11.5% are in Africa
  • 10.1% are in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 7.6% are in North America
  • 3.9% are in the Middle East
  • 0.6% are in Oceania and Australia

Percentage of Internet users by continent/region.

3. Kuwait is the country with

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Mar
31

Internet Explorer | Browser, Downloads, & Facts

Internet Explorer (IE), World Wide Web (WWW) browser and set of technologies created by Microsoft Corporation, a leading American computer software company. After being launched in 1995, Internet Explorer became one of the most popular tools for accessing the Internet. There were 11 versions between 1995 and 2013.

In July 1995 Microsoft released Internet Explorer 1.0 as an add-on to the Windows 95 operating system. By November the company had produced IE 2.0 for both Apple Inc.’s Macintosh and Microsoft’s Windows 32-bit operating systems. This release featured support for the virtual reality modeling language (VRML), browser “cookies” (data saved by Web sites within the user’s browser), and secure socket layering (SSL). The success of IE and the rapidly expanding online world led Microsoft to produce several editions of the program in rapid succession. In August 1996 IE 3.0, designed for use with Windows 95, added important components such

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Mar
31

29 Interesting Facts About The Internet You Really Need To Know

internet-factsShort Bytes: Most of us can not imagine life without access to the internet for reasons ranging from social networking to doing projects and collecting information. But, not all of us know about many interesting facts about the internet and its usage. Here, we bring to you a list of 29 most interesting internet facts that you’ll love.

From surfing to taking help from the internet for doing projects and collecting information, today we find it difficult to imagine our life without the internet. But not many of us know these interesting yet important facts about the internet.

So, let’s have a quick look at it:

29 Awesome Internet Facts

1. Approximately 3.2 billion people use the internet. Out of this, 1.7 billion of internet users are Asians. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google search would have to wait if

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Mar
30

Programming Facts – I am Programmer

Programming fun facts
Programming fun facts

Here are some very interesting programming facts about computer field and programming languages. Share with your friends for more fun. Let’s see the top 10 coding facts!

Interesting facts about Programming

  • The first computer programmer was a female, named Ada Lovelace.
  • The first game was created in 1961. Fun facts are that it didn’t earn any money.
  • The first virus was created in 1983.
  • The first computer “bug” was identified in1947 as a dead moth.
  • The first computer was actually a loom called the Jacquard loom, an automated, mechanical loom, which didn’t use any electricity.
  • The first high-level (very close to real English that we use to communicate) programming language was FORTRAN. invented in 1954 by IBM’s John Backus.
  • Computer programming is one of the fastest growing occupations currently.
  • The language name C because it succeeds another language called B.
  • Java was called as Oak from
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Mar
30

The Invention of the Internet – Inventor, Timeline & Facts

Contents

  1. The Sputnik Scare
  2. The Birth of the ARPAnet
  3. “LOGIN”
  4. The Network Grows
  5. The World Wide Web

Unlike technologies such as the light bulb or the telephone, the internet has no single “inventor.” Instead, it has evolved over time. The internet got its start in the United States more than 50 years ago as a government weapon in the Cold War. For years, scientists and researchers used it to communicate and share data with one another. Today, we use the internet for almost everything, and for many people it would be impossible to imagine life without it.

The Sputnik Scare

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the world’s first manmade satellite into orbit. The satellite, known as Sputnik, did not do much: It relayed blips and bleeps from its radio transmitters as it circled the Earth. Still, to many Americans, the beach-ball-sized Sputnik was proof of something alarming:

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Mar
29

history of technology | Summary & Facts

History of technology, the development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things. The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, craft,” with logos, “word, speech,” meant in Greece a discourse on the arts, both fine and applied. When it first appeared in English in the 17th century, it was used to mean a discussion of the applied arts only, and gradually these “arts” themselves came to be the object of the designation. By the early 20th century, the term embraced a growing range of means, processes, and ideas in addition to tools and machines. By mid-century, technology was defined by such phrases as “the means or activity by which man seeks to change or manipulate his environment.” Even such broad definitions have been criticized by observers who point out the increasing difficulty of distinguishing between scientific inquiry and technological activity.

A

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