23 Cool Tech Facts/Part 2

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12. The first personal computer was created by Berkeley Enterprises. Affectionately referred to as Simon, it sold for a pricey $300 in 1950.

13. It has been 40 years since the world’s first mobile phone call successfully took place.

14. On average, technology users carry 2.9 devices on them at all times.

15. There are 350 million Snapchat messages sent every day.

16. Since the company’s inception, there have been 144.7 million individual visitors to Facebook, making it the most visited social networking site as of June 2013.

17. RadioShack was one of the first companies to start the personal computer revolution, back in 1970, with its TRS-80.

18. The first mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1963; it consisted of a hard wooden shell and two clunky metal wheels.

19. Of the 60 billion emails that are sent on a daily basis, 97 percent are considered spam.

20. The first cell phone sold in the United States – the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X – was designed by Rudy Krolopp in April of 1984. It weighed two pounds.

21. Google handles an estimated 1 billion search queries each and every day, releasing almost 200 tons of CO2 per day.

22. There are 500 apps added each day to the Windows Phone Store.

And most importantly…

23. The man known as the Father of Information Theory, Claude Shannon, invented the digital circuit – the foundation of the magic that provides us all access to the Internet today – during his master’s degree program, when he was just 21 years old.