In 2012, at least 17 newborn girls were named Siri.
The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting underneath a tree, with an apple about
to hit his head.
Alaska is the only state in America that can be typed on one row of a traditional English QWERTY
There are more than 682 million iPhone across the globe.
A red panda is native to the Himalayas and southwestern China. Translated, the English word for
red panda is "Firefox," which is where the browser gets its name.
The word robot comes from the Czech “robota." In English, robota translates to "forced labor."
Created in 1956, the first ever VCR was the size of a piano.
The world's first camera took eight hours to snap a photo.
About 1 out of 8 married couples actually met each other on the Internet.
Tech companies often test new products in New Zealand. The reasons for this? The country is diverse,
its residents speak English, and if a product is a flop, news doesn't spread as fast because it is relatively
Bill Gates's house was designed a Mac.
In 2012, NYU-Poly constructed a robotic fish and placed it in a tank of golden shiners. The robot simulated
the fishes' motions so well, it was eventually accepted and became their leader.
There is a factory in Japan which can run unsupervised for 30 days at a time -- it's almost entirely manned
In Mexico City, there are special bins that offer free wifi to people who properly dispose of their dog poop.
There used to be fake Apple stores in China. They were so fake, in fact, that even the staff were convinced
they were working for Apple.
Carrier pigeons beat internet upload speed as late as in 2010. They actually sent pigeons over with USB
sticks the same time they started uploading a video over broadband. The pigeons won.
The first alarm clock could only ring at one time of day, four o'clock in the morning.
When the first iPod prototype was shown to Steve Jobs, he dropped it in an aquarium. No, it wasn't just a
klutzy move: Jobs used the subsequent air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.
Phantom Vibration Syndrome is the name given when someone thinks their phone is vibrating but isn’t.
In 2012, Apple sold 340,000 iPhones every single day.
In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof, as many people even use them in the shower.
One of the first Computer Science Ph.D.'s was earned by a nun.
If you find a security bug in Facebook’s code, they are willing to pay big money (like $500 and upwards) for
you to tell them about it.
In the tech world, November 30th is known as “Computer Security Day."