6 He invented the “music telegraph”, a precursor of the electric music synthesizer. ID.
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It was at the forefront of internet technology for nearly three decades, but has now lost some of its sheen. One of the original garage start-ups the company was founded in Illinois in 1976 and named after the "greatest company in the known galaxy" in an Isaac Asimov science fiction novel. Name the company.
Answer Jonathan Ive, Head of Industrial Design at Apple
One day in mid 2001, King Abdullah was beside himself with what he had witnessed. He called folks at Image Sensing Systems, a Minnesota based company. They had a working prototype in two weeks. One high-profile owner of an early model, was actor Christopher Reeve of "Superman" fame. Explain.
Answer King Abdullah was pissed by mobiles ringing at the mosque during prayers and he got ISS to design the first mobile signal jammer.
The animal lent its name to a manor, which was part of an important 13th century trading centre. The locality later took the name of the manor. Its modern saga began with an enterprise that started in the late 1800s.
Answer Nokia takes its name from a marten, an animal of the weasel family
Snippet of Delphi source code for what? function item_is_food : Boolean; var jf : Longint; // if location is near where begin // _____ starts then jump Result := False; // out and continue search if in_excluded_area( 4, 0 ) then // for another location Exit; if game_grid[ gjy, gjx ] >= nada then begin if nrg_food_count > 0 then begin case nrg_food_count mod 3 of 0: jf := nrg1; 1: jf := nrg2; // add 3 types of energy food else jf := nrg3; end; dec( nrg_food_count ); end else jf := food; // add regular food game_grid[ gjy, gjx ] := jf; inc( food_count ); Result := True; end; end; // end --> item_is_food
In 1000 A.D. this intrepid adventurer planted a settlement in what is now Newfoundland, and named it Vinland. So, he discovered America long before Columbus, although it did not lead to a permanent European presence. Nearly 876 years later a fellow countryman bearing the same name opened a repair shop for telegraph equipment, envisioned the great potential of phones, and also saw the need to improve the technical quality. What did this lead to?
Answer Lief Ericsson discovered America Lars Magnus Ericsson started the telecom company
<ul><li>Feb 1998 - Frank Nuovo sketches ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 2000 - Use of sapphire crystals </li></ul><ul><li>Aug 2001 - Ruby bearings </li></ul><ul><li>Mar 2003 - Laser drilled keypad </li></ul><ul><li>Jun 2004 - Plasma ceramic pillow </li></ul><ul><li>Apr 2007 - Forged out of titanium </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines for what? </li></ul>
Dr Martin Cooper grew up in Chicago and earned a degree in electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and served in the navy on destroyers and a submarine. On April 3, 1973, before going to a press conference at the Manhattan Hilton, what did Dr Cooper do standing outside on the sidewalk, that completely bewildered passers-by?
Answer Dr Cooper, a GM at Motorola, made the first cellular call to his rival, Joel Engel, head of research at Bell Labs.
Answer Project Red, an initiative by Bono to help AIDS patients in Africa; Telecom partner was Motorola which came out with red colored phones
<ul><li>The Radio Act of 1912 is a United States federal law that required all seafaring vessels to maintain 24-hour radio watch and keep in contact with nearby ships and coastal radio stations. Factors that led to this included an ongoing conflict between amateur radio operators and the U.S. Navy and private corporations, that included the amateurs forging naval messages and issuing fake distress calls. </li></ul><ul><li>What was the main impetus for this act? </li></ul>
<ul><li>In 2001, Nokia researchers determined that there were various scenarios that contemporary wireless technologies did not address. To address the problem, Nokia Research Center started the development of a wireless technology adapted from the ______ standard which would provide lower power usage and price while minimizing difference between _____ and the new technology. The technology was released to public in October 2006 with brand name Wibree. </li></ul><ul><li>Which technology does Wibree complement? </li></ul>
<ul><li>This company traces its roots to 1930 when Dr. J. Clarence Karcher and Eugene McDermott founded Geophysical Service Inc, a provider of seismic exploration services to the petroleum industry. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1939 the company reorganized as Coronado Corp., an oil company with GSI, now as a subsidiary. </li></ul><ul><li>On December 6, 1941, McDermott along with three other GSI employees purchased GSI. During World War II, GSI built electronics for the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy. </li></ul><ul><li>After the war GSI continued to produce electronics. In 1951 the company changed its name to the current one; GSI becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the new company. They sold GSI to Halliburton in 1988 after which GSI ceased to exist. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X </li></ul>
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A new VOIP/Skype phone launched in April.. Name pls
Answer “ Beam me up, Scotty”… the Star Trek Communicator
During the the middle of the 1990's the competition between Nokia and Ericsson resulted in Narrow Band Sockets (NBS), Tagged Text Markup Language (TTML), Intelligent Terminal Transfer Protocol (ITTP). Unwired Planet in turn came up with HDML. What industry standard did these lead to?
In 1832 in his book Economy of Machinery and Manufactures he proposed a "simple contrivance of tin tubes for speaking through". According to his calculations it would take 17 minutes for words spoken in London to reach Liverpool. He also envisaged messages "enclosed in small cylinders", to be sent along wires suspended from high pillars and church steeples. In 1834 he invented something that will have more far ranging impact – the parts of which he called the store, the mill, the control, the input and the output. Who?
An ad from a California newspaper in 1860: "Wanted. Young, skinny, wiry fellows. Not over 18. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred." The route was a 2000 mile trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California, through the present day states of Kansas, Nebraska, northeast corner of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. What was this short-lived but famous service called?
Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, ____ ____ ___ _______! -- Numbers 23: 23 (KJV) Fill in the blanks. What significance does this have in today’s quiz?
Answer What hath God Wrought On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend.
Best known for developing the disc record gramophone; Who is he and what telephone innovation did he bring about?
Answer Erwin Berliner – he invented the telephone transmitter, one of the first type of microphones.
He has a spare multimillion-dollar home he previously maintained for parties, ironically called “Blackberry Hill” and he has recently moved into the alternate home because his Silicon Valley mansion sits in a GSM black spot. Who is this gentleman?
The “talarius” – a symbol of swiftness, and the “petasus” – a symbol of inspiration were first used by Goodyear, and later by a couple of other wireless technology companies as part of their logos. With which mythological character would we associate these?
Investigations by the IEE group show that both X and Marconi were in London in 1896-97. The Italian was conducting wireless experiments for the British post office and X was on a lecture tour. Marconi, was then under attack from established British scientists who doubted his credentials. X was not interested in commercial telegraphy and said that others could use his research work. The first transatlantic wireless signal in Marconi's world famous experiment was received by using the iron-mercury-iron coherer with a telephone detector invented by X in 1898. ID X – an Indian who we all now know for his other more famous innovations.
It is the science of measuring a quantity, then transmitting the measured quantity/value to a distant station where these data transmitted by means of radio waves are intercepted recorded and/or analyzed for utility. Name it.
X fall in the range of 3 to 30 MHz and are reflected from the ionosphere just as light rays are reflected from the surface of a mirror. Communication specialists use this layer like the edge of a billiard table: if the ball does not go straight into the pocket, it can be directed on the rebound. Y ranges from 300 kHz to 3000 kHz. There is very little daytime reflection of Y from the ionosphere resulting in a coverage of about 100 kms only. ID X and Y.
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In Euro 2008 they were drawn in the “Group of Death” with Netherlands, Italy, and France. They drew with France 0-0, drew with Italy 1-1 and were beaten 2-0 by Netherlands. Which team? +30 / -10
<ul><li>Connect. </li></ul><ul><li>1968 London, England - Matt Busby </li></ul><ul><li>1979 Munich, Germany - Brian Clough </li></ul><ul><li>1988 Stuttgart, Germany - Guus Hiddink </li></ul><ul><li>1990 Vienna, Austria - Arrigo Sacchi </li></ul><ul><li>2004 Gelsenkirchen, Germany - José Mourinho </li></ul>+15 / -5
Answer Winning managers, UEFA Champions League
When he was nine he contracted Perthe's disease which affects the hip. He spent three years in a home for crippled children, his legs in plaster casts, lying in traction, immobile for months on end. It was an amazing transformation that saw him enter racing when he was older. In 1959 aged 22, driving alongside the legendary Jack Brabham, he became the youngest (then) winner of a Grand Prix. ID. +10 / -5
This is available in the following forms - right single, left single, single baseline, single high reversed, double left and double right. The French and Germans have their own version called Guillemets, that they also call Duck's Feet. What? +5 / -5
Theme Vodafone sponsors the Romanian football team, the UEFA Champions League, the England Cricket team and McLaren F1 among others. Vodafone is the second operator to launch a Google Android enabled phone after T-Mobile Vodafone’s logo, the “speechmark”, is a quotation inside a circle