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    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
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    Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
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    While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.
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    There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
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    "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
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    20 years ago, there were only 130 websites, Google wasn't around, and you had to pay for an email account through an ISP.
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    In 1956, the IBM 350 hard disk drive had 3.75 MB of storage, weighed over 2000 lbs, had to be moved around with forklifts, and was delivered via large cargo airplanes.
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    45% of all online gamers are female, and women over the age of 18 are the industry's fastest growing demographic.
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    It’s not possible to create a folder named “con” on a Windows computer.
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    Mathway.com solves all kinds of math homework problems with step by step explanations.
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    Ecosia is a search engine that helps to save the environment by donating 80% of its income to planting trees in Brazil.
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    The longest-running legal battle for a domain name is believed to be the fight for PETA.org. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued People Eating Tasty Animals to obtain the name – the case spanned from 1995 to 2001.
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    Song stuck in your head but can’t think of the name? There's a website called midomi.com that allows you to sing or hum a song into your computer or phone and it will find the actual song.
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    Google was originally called "BackRub".
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    In 2013, AOL declared that they still made over $500 million a year through dial-up internet subscriptions.
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    As of 2011, gamers have collectively spent over 6 million years playing World of Warcraft. That's almost as long as the existence of the human species!
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    The ‘@’ sign is centuries old, and was used in Europe to denote a unit of weight (the “arroba”) equivalent to 25 lbs.
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    IBM's Watson computer has 90 processors, 2,880 cores, 11,200 threads, 16 terabytes of RAM, and 4TB worth of data on its hard drive.
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    MDIF, a New York based non-profit organisation, is planning to beam free Wi-Fi to the entire world from space.
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    You can't block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
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    Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is colorblind and best sees the shade of blue.
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    A bag of marijuana was the first thing ever bought and sold over the internet.
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    IMDb is one of the oldest websites on the internet, and began on Usenet in 1990 as a list of "actresses with beautiful eyes".
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    In 1989, a British company made a laptop with a graphical user interface, a 60 hour battery life, SSD storage, and a touchpad.
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    The Pirate Bay tried buying their own island in hopes of making their own country with no copyright laws.
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    The Firefox emblem isn't actually a fox, but a red panda.
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    It would take 76 work days (8 hours a day) for the average person to read the Terms and Conditions they agree to in a year.
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    There's a video game called "Lose/Lose" that deletes a random file on your computer every time you kill an enemy.
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    CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart".
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    Steve Jobs never wrote a single line of programming code.
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    The four ghosts in Pac-Man are programmed to act differently: red chases you, pink just tries to position itself in a set way, blue tries to ambush you and orange is random.
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    28% of IT Professionals hide their career from family or friends out of fear of being asked to provide free tech support.
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    In 1999, Pokémon was the second most searched topic on the internet. The first was pornography.
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    The famous Windows start-up sound was composed using a Mac.
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    The first webcam was used in 1991 by Cambridge researchers for checking the coffee pot without leaving their desks.
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    In October 1997, when Internet Explorer 4.0 was released, some Microsoft employees left a giant "From the IE team... We Love You" on Netscape's lawn.
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    Facebook pays at least $500 if you can find a way to hack the site.
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    HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have one thing in common – apart from the obvious that they are IT companies. They were all started in garages.
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    Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.
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    The domain name www.youtube.com was registered on February 14, 2005.
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    Hewlett Packard was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.
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    If you opened up the case of the original Macintosh, you will find 47 signatures. One for each member of Apple's Macintosh divison as of 1982.
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    Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations.
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    On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
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    The Dvorak keyboard is more efficient than QWERTY. 20 times faster, in fact.

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