How well do you know technology?

Heather Cahill

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Technology has evolved rapidly, especially since the new millennium. Think you know your gadgets, files, and main contributors to the industry? Take this quiz to find out!

Who invented the telephone?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone on March 10, 1876. The first words that Bell spoke into the telephone were, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you." He was awarded his patent for the telephone three days before.

What did the world's first webcam monitor?

The world's first webcam monitored a coffee pot at the University of Cambridge. The webcam took photos three times a minute and streamed on the internal network of computers.

What does VHS stand for?

VHS stands for Video Home System. VHS tapes work in VCRs - Video Cassette Recorders - that display the video that is on the cassette on a television screen. The VHS was first released in Japan in 1976 and in America in 1977.

What was the first social network called?

Six Degrees was the first social network, created in 1997. Users were able to add friends and post messages, somewhat like the social networks that are popular today.

What landmark television event took place in 1951?

In 1951, the first color program was broadcast in five cities in the United States. The program was called Premiere and it could not be viewed on the black-and-white television sets that many people owned at the time.

Which device was the world's first Android phone?

The HTC Dream was the world's first Android phone. It was released on October 22, 2008, and it included Google apps such as Maps, Search, and YouTube. The phone's screen slid out and featured a keyboard.

Who co-founded the Microsoft Corporation, alongside Bill Gates?

Paul Allen co-founded the Microsoft Corporation, alongside Bill Gates. He came up with the name of the company and left the company in the year 2000. He has since invested in aerospace.

What was the name of the first gaming console, by Ralph Baer?

The first gaming console by Ralph Baer was called the Brown Box. The console had 12 playable games and it connected to a television set. Documents regarding the gaming system now belong to the Smithsonian, after Baer donated them.

What does OS stand for?

The term OS stands for Operating System. Some examples of operating systems are Linux and Microsoft Windows. The Operating System is an important part of a device, allowing the user to operate it effortlessly.

What was the name of the first search engine ever created?

Archie was the name of the first search engine, which was created in 1990 by three Montreal university students. The search engine was able to search file names.

What instant messaging application had a symbol commonly called The Running Man?

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) was the service that had a symbol that was often referred to as The Running Man as part of the logo. AIM was released in 1997 and saw massive success over its many active years.

What was Ray Tomlinson the first to do?

Ray Tomlinson was the first person to send an email. He did so in 1971 and when asked what the contents of the email were, he said that he couldn't remember but presumed it included "QWERTYUIOP!"

Which of these companies does not manufacture mobile telephones?

Nintendo is the company that does not manufacture mobile phones. The company has been making a shift into mobile gaming with the introduction of Pokemon GO and Super Mario Run in 2016.

What type of iPod does not have a screen?

The iPod Shuffle was the first iPod that did not have a screen. The iPod had a few buttons that controlled the music. There were four generations of the iPod and it was the smallest of all of the iPod models.

What is the name of an internal network within an organization?

The name of an internal network inside an organization is the intranet. These networks typically provide a place for employees to log in and communicate internally.

What does CD stand for?

CD stands for compact disc. There are many different types of CDs, including CD-ROM, VCD, and Photo CD. These discs are meant to hold certain types of media.

What type of media belongs to a .MOV file?

.MOV is used for Quicktime Video, which is compatible with both Apple and Windows computers. The file can hold video, audio, and text, and it can easily be converted to an MP4 file.

What do you turn on to prevent hackers from accessing your computer?

Firewalls are used to prevent hackers from accessing our computers. They are a tool that helps protect computers from sources that are not secure. There are many different types of firewalls that function in different ways.

What does CPU stand for?

The term "CPU" stands for Central Processing Unit. The CPU carries out instructions by working through the code of a program. There are two types of CPUs - one made by Intel and the other by AMD.

On a PC, what is the keyboard command for Copy?

On a PC, CTRL + C is the keyboard command to use Copy. Other keyboard commands include CTRL + V (Paste) and CTRL + Z (Undo). On a Mac, replace Control with the Command button.

Which of these is not a web browser?

Mac is not a web browser. Google Chrome is among one of the most popular web browsers, along with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. However, Internet Explorer's popularity has slowly been on the decline.

What sort of connection does not require wires to connect a device to the Internet?

Wifi is the name of the wireless connection that does not require wires to be connected in order to use the Internet on a device. Many public facilities, such as restaurants and stores, now provide Wifi for their customers to use.

What does PDF stand for?

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. PDF files can be sent between Macs and PCs and still keep the original format. These documents can also be edited.

What is the largest e-commerce website in the world? is the largest e-commerce website in the world. The site got its start in 1994, selling books and expanded into selling much more over the years. The site has a global traffic rank of 8 on Alexa.

What is a GIF?

A GIF is a file format. Files that contain pictures or animations can be saved under the .gif file extension. They are widely used on the Internet to display images.

What was sent on December 3, 1992?

The first text message was sent on December 3, 1992. The message said "Merry Christmas." Since then, over 8.6 million texts are now sent per year worldwide!

What company owns Xbox?

Microsoft owns Xbox. Xbox is a video game brand that has many different consoles and games. Xbox was established in 2001 and the brand has its own online service called Xbox Live.

What does HTTP stand for?

HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is used in URLs, such as http://www.___________.___. It determines how web pages act in response to a command.

What social media website was co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg?

Facebook was co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. It is the largest social media website in the world. He co-founded it with Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

What company has programs titled Word, Excel, and PowerPoint?

Microsoft makes the programs Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These programs are used for writing text, entering and storing data, and creating visually appealing presentations.

What is the best-selling mobile phone of all time?

The Nokia 1100 was the best selling phone of all time. The phone was launched in 2003 and has sold around 250 million units since its release. The phone is currently unavailable as it has been discontinued by the company.

What does URL stand for?

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. This is the address of a website. By typing this into a web browser, it will locate the website or file that you are looking to visit.

What company, located in Cupertino, California, was founded in 1976?

Apple was founded in 1976 and it is currently headquartered in Cupertino, California. It was co-founded by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak. Apple's first product was the Apple I.

What was Nintendo's first gaming console?

Nintendo's first console was the Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo discontinued the console in 1995, but the company is releasing another NES console in 2016 with 30 games.

What is another word commonly used for junk email?

Another word for junk email is spam. About 87 billion spam messages were sent out per day in the year 2012. Spam can also come in the form of tweets, text messages, and more.

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