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Modified & Updated: 28 Apr 2024

Jessica Corbett

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technology facts

Our technology facts will tell you how inventions and innovations make our lives easier. Learn more about the pros and cons as well as the people behind these developments.

  1. There are 3.8 billion internet users every day.
  2. On average, each person has 2 to 8 networked gadgets.
  3. Approximately 8 billion gadgets connect on the internet every day.
  4. The desktop internet usage is falling while the mobile internet is rising.
  5. The invention of the internet is credited to computer scientists Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn.
  1. Close to 1 million websites are born every day.
  2. Google has 3.8 million searches every minute, and it’s growing.
  3. Internet privacy is becoming a big issue. Therefore, some choose to stay away from heavy social media.
  4. As the years go by, more and more job traditional jobs will disappear. Instead, robots are poised to replace human work.
  5. Computer programming is currently one of the fastest-growing professions in the technology industry.
  6. Every month, hackers release around 6,000 computer viruses.
  7. “Non-human” intervention creates around 50% of internet traffic.
  8. Hacking programs, spammers and malicious phishing takes 30% of the internet traffic.
  9. The Dvorak keyboard was designed to make typing much faster. However, the QWERTY keyboard became much more popular.
  10. Christopher Latham Sholes designed the arrangement of characters on a QWERTY keyboard.
  1. 25% of mobile apps are gaming apps.
  2. 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  3. Since the launch of the popular mobile game, Candy Crush, in 2012, players have spent a total of 73 billion hours (equivalent to 8.3 million years) playing this game.
  4. There are more than 200,000 robots working in the Amazon warehouse, together with hundreds and thousands of human workers.
  5. Bitcoin reached its highest price of $64,863 in April 2021.
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