Earlier this week, NASA fixed one of its Mars rovers by programming it to hit itself with a shovel.
The ratio of people using email for fun versus those using it for work has flipped since the 1990s. Many people nowadays dread email “because it is a conduit for unwanted advertising, a wide range of spam, and flat out attempts to scam or ‘phish’ us”.
In 2013, a 67-year-old Belgian woman was mislaid by her GPS and mistakenly drove 900 miles. Her actual destination was only 90 miles away. She was supposed to pick up a friend in Brussels, but instead drove all the way south to Zagreb, Croatia. It took her two days.
Freddie Figgers, was abandoned in a dumpster as a baby, became very familiar with computers and electronics at a young age and now owns his own company (worth 62 million USD) that sells wireless glucose meters for diabetics.
Research shows that parents who want their children to cut back on screen-time must cut back on screen-time themselves.
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.