Test your Nerd Knowledge: Aug 2, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What is the name of the French online music streaming service founded in 2007 by Daniel Marhely and Jonathan Benassaya? What was the name of the 8-bit personal home computer developed in Great Britain in 1982? In 2016, Avago merged with what company to become one of the…

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Test your nerd knowledge: July 26, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: This video game console, released in 1988, was known as Mega Drive in Europe and Ozisoft in Australia. What was its name in the US? In tech parlance, what does RFC stand for? What “Interactive Services provider” was founded in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio? And here are the…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge: July 19, 2022

Flyover Future Trivia

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What computer hardware giant started in 1942 as Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd., on the shore of Lake Suwa in Nagano, Japan? What free online web service started in 1967 with the founding of Cartographic Services? In what U.S. city would you find software companies such as Flatirons Development, Gorilla…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge: July 12, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: Ten years before the Game Boy was introduced, Milton Bradley introduced the first handheld gaming console. What was it called? What was the name of the 1983 film that starred Matthew Broderick as a young computer gamer who hacks into the computers controlling the U.S. government nuclear arsenal?…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge: June 28, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What is the name of the highly successful web hosting company that was originally called Jomax Technologies? 500 Startups and Y Carbonator are examples of what kind of Silicon Valley enterprise? What is the name of the computer function originally designed for IBM by John Socha in 1983?…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge: June 21, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What did British scientist Tim Berners-Lee attempt for the first time in 1989? What short-lived tech company was founded by Bill Gross in 2013? In 2006, Facebook introduced a feature that has been described as, “one of the internet’s biggest distributors of information (and misinformation)”. What was it?…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — June 14, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: TeamViewer, AnyDesk and VNC Connect are examples of what type of software? In 1996, SABRE founded its own online travel agency. What was it called? Which renowned university offers MBA students a rock-solid foundation for an IT career at its Sloan School of Management? And here are the…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — Jun 7, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: When IT professionals use the term “NIC,” what are they referring to? What was CSIRAC and what did it do for the first time in 1951? Designer Robert Propst is credited with being the first person to introduce this staple of offices everywhere. What was it?   And…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — May 24, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What popular electronics company was founded in 1969, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by Ed Roberts and Forrest Mims? Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron are the top three manufacturers of what computer hardware component? In 1945, John von Neumann created the Von Neumann Architecture. What was it? And here…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge–May 17, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What word, commonly used every day in today’s IT parlance, first appeared in the English Oxford Dictionary in 1982? What computer operating system was created in the early 1990s by Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds? What 2014 movie depicts a fictional near-future where a man falls in love…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge! — May 10, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What information technology services provider was founded in 1988 by a one-time Presidential candidate? Who is Travis Kalanick and what service did he develop in 2009? What is the name of the computer peripheral manufacturer that dominated the floppy disk drive market in the 1970s? And here are…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — May 3, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What popular technology tool started at Microsoft in 1996 and was referred to as “a peer-to-peer tunneling protocol”? In post-World War II warfare, what type of weapon utilizes electronics, computers, sensors, and avionics along with turbojet propulsion and aerodynamics? What is a Black Hat Hacker? And here are…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — Apr 26, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: In 2009, Microsoft introduced a “decision engine, “ created to replace Live Search. What was it called? What does MPEG stand for? In what year was the first laptop computer introduced? And here are the answers: Bing. Microsoft’s first entry into the realm of search engines happened in…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — April 19, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: What is DHCP and why is it important? What daily newspaper was the first to “go online”? What technology-themed magazine published its first edition in 1993 with science fiction writer Bruce Sterling on the cover? And here are the answers: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP is a network…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — April 12, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: In what year was the first iPad introduced? What software application is described as “a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project”? What is the name of the graphics chip company founded in 1993 by Jensen Huang, Chris…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — April 5, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: 1. What famous computer pioneers started their empire with a company called Traf-O-Data? 2. What hardware device’s name is an abbreviation of the device’s function, which is to act as a modulator-demodulator for data signals traversing analog and digital networks? 3. What was the name of the music…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — March 29, 2022

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Here’s a review of the questions: What home computer system is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “the biggest selling computer of all time”? In computer technology parlance, what does RAID mean? What is described as “a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing which enables users to distribute data and electronic files…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge — March 22, 2022

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Here’s a review of this week’s questions: Which company is recognized as the first of its kind to be located in what is now “Silicon Valley”? What is Philip Don Estridge famous for? What is defined as “an indication of how quickly data travels along a connection”? And here are the answers: Shockley Semiconductor Labs.…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge! — March 15, 2022

Flyover Future Trivia

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: IBM introduced a product called Token Ring in 1984. What was it? In 1973, the grocery industry adopted this as the standard barcode for all grocers. What was it? What is the name of the American technology company that was founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosak and Sandra…

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Test Your Nerd Knowledge–March 8, 2022

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Here’s a review of the questions: What process is defined as, “a means of network failover that ensures network availability in case of a network device or path failure and unavailability.” What is the name of the web browser, released in 1994, that lost the first “Browser War” to Internet Explorer? What is the origin…

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