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There are 15 billion electronic devices connected to the internet

Considering that the world’s population is only a little over 6 billion, it is just amazing that there are 15 billion electronic devices out there that are connected to the internet. To power so many devices requires 50 million horsepower worth electrical power – which is simply unbelievable. These devices include smartphones, tablets, servers, desktops, wireless routers, wifi hotspots, GPS units, smartwatches, refrigerators, home security systems and more. Expect number to grow to 40 billion gadgets by 2020.

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Interbrand invented the term “Wi-Fi”

Interbrand invented the term “Wi-Fi” as a play on words of the term “Hi-Fi” or “High Fidelity”. However, Wi-Fi doesn’t actually stand for anything. What added to the confusion was the Wi-Fi Alliance’s use of a nonsense advertising slogan, “The Standard for Wireless Fidelity,” which lead many people to think that Wi-Fi was an abbreviation of “Wireless Fidelity”.

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