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In a world run by Internet connectivity for all aspects of life, from efficient work operations and management to social networking connections, it is no surprise that information is the foundation of our collective future. That being said, here are some quirky facts about technology that you may find surprising.

1. On eBay, there is an average of$680 worth of transactions every second.

2. Ninety-one percent of all adults have their mobile phone within arm’s reach every hour of every day.

3. There are 6.8 billion people on the planet and 4 billion of them use a mobile phone. Only 3.5 billion of them use a toothbrush.

4. Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, as well as Apple have one not so obvious thing in common ‚Äď they were all¬†started in a garage.

5. Twenty-five percent of Americans use only a mobile device to use the Internet.

6. Every minute, 100 hours of videoare uploaded on YouTube by individual users.

7. There are 271 million mobile subscribers within the United States alone, and numbers are quickly growing.

8. Two hundred and twenty million tons of old computers and other technology devices are trashed in the United States each year.

9. Ninety percent of text messages are read within three minutes of being delivered.

10. Thirty million individuals watchtelevision programming from their mobile phones.

11. The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, sent 250,000 emails, instant messages, and text messages, and has spent 10,000 hours on a mobile phone alone.

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 callsuccessfully 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 byDouglas 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 ‚Äď the¬†Motorola DynaTAC 8000X¬†‚Äď 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 ‚Äď the foundation of the magic that provides us all access to the Internet today – during his master‚Äôs degree program, when he was just 21 years old.

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Book Ola cabs without internet connection

Book Ola cabs without internet connection, here’s how

Cab-booking appOla, one of India’s most popular mobile app for booking online cabs, today announced the launch of ‘Ola Offline’ across key metros in India.

As the name suggests, the feature will enable customers to book a cab even without Internet on their smartphones.

The feature will be available across all cab categories viz. Micro, Mini, Prime and Lux.

How ‘Ola Offline’ works:

  • While attempting to book a cab on the Ola app in the absence of an Internet connection, users will now get two options : Retry or Book via SMS
  • Customers can choose to Retry if they’ve come to a place with better Internet connectivity, or go with the second option
  • On selecting the latter, users will get redirected to their default messaging app where they will see a pre-entered text message requesting Ola to book a cab
  • On sending the text message, users will get an SMS with the particulars of the nearest available cabs across categories
  • Once they select their preferred cab category, they will receive driver and cab details instantly by SMS
  • The driver on the other hand will also receive customer contact details and the GPS triangulated location of the user
  • Once the internet connectivity resumes, the ride details, GPS tracking, SOS button, and other features associated with the ride will be available for the user on the Ola app.