Tag «Technology»

Quiz 38 – Round 2 – Technology

1. How many manned space flights were launched by the NASA space programme ‘Project Gemini’? Ten (Plus two unmanned flights) 2. Which website, particularly popular in the Noughties, was born from an idea invented by Steve and Julie Pankhurst from Barnet, North London? Friends Reunited 3. The ‘Scud’ missile was designed in which country? Soviet …

Quiz 76 – Round 5 – Science and Technology

1. What does IBM stand for in the name of the IT company? International Business Machines (Corporation) 2. In which year was the Sony PlayStation released? 1994 3. Which German passenger airship caught fire in 1937, killing 13 passengers and 22 of the crew? Hindenburg 4. The ‘Manhattan Project’ was a research and development project …

Quiz 79 – Round 5 – Technology

1. What was the name of the spacecraft in which Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first man in space? Vostok 1 2. In which decade was the Sony Corporation founded? 1940s (1946) 3. In computing terms, what does ROM stand for? Read-only memory 4. Written in 1990, ‘Archie’ was the first ever what? Internet search …

Quiz 92 – Round 5 – Technology

1. What does PNG stand for when used to describe a computer image file format? Portable Network Graphics 2. Which multinational technology company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994? Yahoo Inc. 3. Who invented the motorised vacuum cleaner in 1901? Hubert Cecil Booth 4. Pressing the ‘Ctrl’ key on a PC along …

Quiz 99 – Round 6 – Text Abbreviations

The following are text abbreviations, commonly used in text messages. Do you know what the letters are short for?   1. TYVM Thank you very much 2. B4N Bye for now 3. ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off 4. TTYL Talk to you later 5. WTF What the f***? 6. IMHO In …