Tech Trivia

Compiled by Kristen Laing

Tuesday, September 25, 2012    

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Here are five technology facts we bet you didn't know:

1 160 billion emails are sent daily, 97 per cent of which are spam.

2 The first public cellphone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper, the then general manager of Motorola's Communications Systems Division.

3 MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a standard means of sending digitally encoded information about music between electronic devices, often between synthesisers and computers.

4 Time magazine named the computer its 'Man of the Year' in 1982.

5 JPEG, the most common file format for photographic images stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and the files are often referred to as jpg files.





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