IT QUIZ QUESTIONS

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 IT QUIZ QUESTIONS

1. Thanks to 35 CPU-years of idle computer time from which tech giant have a team of researchers shown that when solving a Rubik’s Cube, no position requires more than 20 moves?
2. Frash has been creating a buzz for some time among iPhone and iPad enthusiasts. What is it?
3. What historic ruling did the US Copyright Office give on July 26 as regards manufacturer’s protection mechanisms?
4. Which two manufacturers supply the NAND flash RAM chips for the iPad?
5. Name the rendering engines used in Firefox and Internet Explorer.
6. According to the Gartner figures for worldwide mobile device sales for the second quarter of 2010, name the three makers with more than 10 per cent share.
7. Name the content focussed start-up with a beverage-sounding name, founded by a former Google AdSense exec Gokul Rajaram, which has been snapped up by FaceBook for $10 million.
8. What is Asus’ upcoming tablet called?
9. Ivan Seidenberg is the CEO of…?
10. What is ‘Muro’ unveiled recently?
Answers
1. Google, of course!
2. It’s a new third-party tool that for jailbroken devices that adds Flash compatibility.
3. It said that jailbreaking any mobile device did violate federal copyright law.
4. Toshiba and Samsung.
5. Gecko and Trident.
6. Nokia, Samsung and LG.
7. Chai Labs.
8. Eee Pad.
9. Verizon.
10. It’s a free, HTML5-based Web drawing tool from DeviantArt, the popular social network for artists.
Questions
1. Name the conference held recently at Lake Tahoe in California, and addressed by people such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, that branded itself as “a new way to look at the economic power of innovation”?
2. ‘Menlo’ is the codename for…? 1
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3. The head of which cyber-giant resigned recently following accusations of sexual harassment by a former marketing contractor to the company?
4. Charles Phillips is the President of…?
5. What is ‘Blackpad’ that is expected to debut before the end of 2010?
6. Name the Japanese imaging major who is to introduce a mouse-calculator called ‘X Mark I Mouse’?
7. Who sold off social network Bebo, chat client ICQ and an investment in travel search site Kayak in the past quarter?
8. Name the site founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that makes widgets that help people express themselves, bought by Google recently for $182 million.
9. Name Microsoft Live Labs’ Web optimised visualisation technology that had its genesis under the name Sand Codex.
10. Name the Web site where one can view charity pledges made by billionaires such as Larry Ellison, Bill & Melinda Gates, Paul Allen, George Lucas and Pierre Omidyar, amongst others.
Answers
1. Techonomy.
2. Microsoft’s upcoming touch-screen phone.
3. Hewlett-Packard’s Mark Hurd.
4. Oracle.
5. Research In Motion’s touch-screen tablet to take on Apple iPad.
6. Canon.
7. AOL.
8. Slide.
9. Seadragon.
10. http://givingpledge.org/
Questions :
1. Name the inventor of the Lisp programming language who is also credited with coining the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’.
2. Tim Cook is the COO of…?
3. Which famous brand has launched ‘TheSmokingJacket.com’, a site that contains no nudity but plenty of sex talk and jokes?
4. Name the famous American politician who has sparked off a Twitter meme by coining a new word ‘refudiate’ in the tweet and drawing comparisons with Shakespeare?
5. Who is to buy off most of telecom giant Motorola’s wireless network equipment business for about $1.2 billion?
6. Paul D. Ceglia recently attracted headlines by claiming to own 84 per cent of which happening site by citing a contract he signed with the latter’s founder?
7. What is the ‘Gorilla Grip of Death’?
8. Name the American actor who held the patent that is the basis for the Wi-Fi, GPS and mobile communications that we use today.
9. Thomas Flowers designed the world’s first programmable electronic computer. What was it called?
10. If it is Dennis Ritchie for C, then who is it for D? 2
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Answers
1. John McCarthy.
2. Apple
3. Playboy
4. Sarah Palin.
5. Nokia Siemens.
6. Facebook
7. The now problematic way of holding the Apple iPhone 4 that affects the antenna’s performance.
8. Hedy Lamarr.
9. Colossus
10. Walter Bright.
Questions
1. The first entirely Indian made Web browser announced recently is called…?
2. Which major, with a profit of $2.9 billion, recently achieved the best quarter results in the company’s 42-year history?
3. According to Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner, which site tops the 1,000 most-visited sites on the Web?
4. Which tech major announced a major $100-million healthcare initiative recently?
5. Name the password-stealing Firefox add-on that Mozilla disabled recently after it had been downloaded 1,800 times.
6. The codename for the processor microarchitecture being developed by Intel as a planned successor to Nehalem is called…?
7. Who makes the product mentioned in the first question of this quiz?
8. In a novel marketing exercise, which brand launched a Facebook app that ‘whitens’ your profile pic?
9. According to security analysis firm Sophos’ recent annual list, if India is the World No. 2 in spam, which country takes the top spot?
10. The first message sent over the pioneering Arpanet was ‘login’. On which letter is the link said to have crashed?
Answers
1. Epic
2. Intel
3. Facebook.com
4. IBM
5. Mozilla Sniffer.
6. Sandy Bridge.
7. Hidden Reflex.
8. Vaseline
9. US
10. G.
Questions
1. YouTube now supports which high-end resolution videos?
2. If Amazon has Kindle, what does Borders have?
3. Who tops Fortune magazine’s latest list of ‘50 Smartest CEOs in Tech’?
4. Facebook is to close on August 1 which popular feature it launched in 2007, to allow the company to focus on improving other features.
5. What new but now very popular feature has Sony introduced in its Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5 cameras?
6. Twitter’s new own bargains alert service feed is called…?
7. According to a recent Vizisense report, what is India’s most used photo sharing Web site today?
8. Which US security company that administers one of the root servers of the Internet has started ‘Project Apollo’ to not only deal with the increase in bandwidth demand but also strengthen the .com and .net domains?
9. With which electronics giant would one associate the LifeStudio family of external hard drives?
10. Name the Taiwanese company that produces the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone and branded motherboards for Intel Corp.
Answers
1. 4k, a standard resolution for films that measures 4096×3072 pixels.
2. Kobo
3. Who else but Steve Jobs!
4. Gift Shop.
5. Ability to shoot 3D panorama photos.
6. @earlybird
7. Facebook
8. VeriSign
9. Hitachi
10. Foxconn Technology Group anchored by the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd.
Questions
1. Microsoft’s a new technology that allows batteries to be inserted either way, regardless of polarity, is called. …?
2. Beginning July 1, which famous beverage brand has decided to offer free Wi-Fi Internet access in every one of its American stores with no time limit and no registration required?
3. If Google has Android, what does Samsung have?
4. The M11x is considered the world’s smallest gaming laptop. Who makes it?
5. Name the company that provides travel information to various Web sites and which Google has acquired for $700 million.
6. The third expansion set of the MMORPG World of Warcraft is called…?
7. Which pioneering cyber-giant has decided to use Firefox as the default browser for nearly 4,00,000 of its employees?
8. What is Google’s recently unveiled Android 3.0 operating system codenamed? 4
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9. What are suites such as Sunspider, Celtic Kane’s JSBenchmark and Futuremark’s Peacekeeper Benchmark used to test?
10. Which popular P2P engine was founded by Mark Gorton?
Answers
1.Instaload
2. Starbucks
3. ‘Bada’
4. Alienware
5. ITA Software.
6. Cataclysm
7. IBM
8. Gingerbread
9. Speed of browsers.
10. Limewire
Questions
1. Name the actor behind HitRecord.org, a site that lets artists collaborate on a film and have a share in the profits if something commercially viable is made.
2. To which much-requested domain name did ICANN finally give its conditional approval?
3. After the N8, Nokia is to replace the Symbian OS in its smartphones with which OS?
4. ‘Etherlink’ released by 3Com was the first….?
5. Expand the acronym PowerPC, the RISC architecture created by the AIM alliance in the early 1990s.
6. Which company was named after a water body that ran behind the home of its co-founder in Los Altos, California?
7. How many terabytes in a zettabyte?
8. What is grown on the two fully grown plots of land when one starts to play FarmVille?
9. Whose tagline is ‘quietly brilliant’?
10. Which game is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s most popular free MMORPG?
Answers
1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
2..xxx (for porn sites).
3. MeeGo.
4. Ethernet card.
5. Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing.
6. Adobe.
7. One billion!
8. Eggplant and strawberries.
9. HTC.
10. RuneScape.

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