1 in 3 children can use a tablet before they can speak, a survey found.
The Antikythera Mechanism is the world’s first (analog) computer, calculating the positions of stars and planets accurate to 1 degree in 500 years, and was made 1500 years before Keppler was even born.
Standard QWERTY keyboards are used in China. Chinese users are familiar with the sounds that Latin letters make, and they type in the way their characters sound when spoken out loud. Software then translates the sound they typed into a Chinese character.
In 2011, a man in China sold his kidney to buy a iPhone 4 and iPad 2 when he was 17. Now he is bedridden for life.
Prison inmates in Ohio made a computer hidden in the ceiling, which was connected to the prisons network.
The US Military still uses 8 inch floppy disks on outdated IBM computers to run the nuclear missile systems. It’s because they are incredibly hard to hack. The computers are essentially air-gapped and the old IBM computers are reliable. They could run for another 40 years with spare parts.
In 1936 August Dvorak invented a ‘perfect keyboard’ which is way more efficient than regular keyboards as it requires less finger motion and reduces errors compared to the standard QWERTY keyboard arrangement.
The US military was already using UAV drone technology in WWII. The primary manufacturer at that time, Radioplane Company, had a drone assembler named Norma Jeane Dougherty, who eventually changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.
Bluetooth technology is named after Harald Bluetooth, the 10th-century king of Denmark who united various Danish tribes into a single kingdom. The symbol is a combination of the runes representing his initials.