Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Bill Gates’ Taxes Stumped the IRS

Bill Gates and his vast fortune have caused unexpected problems for the IRS because the computers used to…
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Humidity Sensors in Mobile Devices

Many mobile devices (phones, mp3 players, etc..) have moisture sensors that allow the manufacturer to determine whether the…
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The Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with iTunes

The license to use iTunes, the digital content management software of Apple specifies that you are limited as…
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Why Does the Arrobase (@) Appear in Emails ?

The logogram arrobas, designated by the @ symbol, was selected for use in Email addresses to separate the…
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Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies

As you surf the Net, you will probably come across a reference to Godwin’s Rule. Coined by US…
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The Million Dollar Homepage

In 2005, Alex Tew, a 21 year old student from Wiltshire, England, had the ingenious idea that would…
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Microsoft or Apple - Who Launched Excel?

Excel software was first released by Apple for its Macintosh computer in 1985. It only appeared on PC's…
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The Story Behind The Linux Penguin Mascot

The Linux operating system has a penguin as a mascot because when the Linux designer Linus Torvalds was…
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The typewriter - Ancestor Of The Qwerty Keyboard

The QWERTY keyboard was originally designed for typewriters so that the letter arms would not get tangled in…
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The 10 Minute Market Crash Of 2010

On May 6th, 2010, The New York Stock Exchange suffered its first "Flash Crash". It fell by almost…
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