Not long ago, TechMan introduced his first annual Technology News Quiz. But there's been so much happening lately, there's need to test your knowledge again.
Also, some of you didn't do so well on the last one. You know who you are. Do better this time or your parents will be getting a letter.
So here we go:
Apple just had a big press conference and made several announcements. What were they?
A. They're taking over Lehman Brothers.
B. They're sharing power in Zimbabwe.
C. They're bringing out new iPod models.
At that press conference, Apple also announced an enhancement to iTunes called the Genius. What does it do?
A. It does your taxes while you are listening to music.
B. It explains why Apple can do no wrong.
C. It suggests music you might like based on music you already have.
The day before the Apple press conference, Microsoft made announcements about its Zune music player. What did it announce?
A. It sold one.
B. After two years on the market, the name is still dumb.
C. It was bringing out new models.
Comcast recently made a controversial announcement. What was it?
A. Their on-demand service will now allow you to choose which rerun of "Walker Texas Ranger" you want to watch.
B. A new shopping/religion cable channel called the "For God's Sake, Buy This Junk Network."
C. It is putting a 250 gigabyte a month limit on Internet customers' downloads.
Which one of these is not the name of a new smartphone?
Google recently released a new browser that created quite a stir. What is its name?
Microsoft also has a new browser released in beta. What is its name?
A. Internet Exploder.
C. Internet Explorer 8.
The Large Hadron Collider, which allows scientists to study the elemental particles of the universe, recently was put into service in Switzerland. What did some people fear about the startup?
A. That it would show that the universe started not with a Big Bang but with a Big Whimper.
B. That it would drive down the price of dark matter on eBay.
C. That it would destroy the universe.
A long-awaited video game called "Spore" debuted recently. What is the game's premise?
A. You are a mushroom farmer in Butler County trying to kill evil fungus people.
B. You are a mushroom in Butler County trying to kill evil farmers.
C. You control the evolution of life from single-celled organisms forward.
All correct answers are C.
9-10 right, Nice pocket protector; 7-8, You fix your glasses with duct tape; 5-6, Don't repair your own brakes; 3-4, Athletic shoes are a little too advanced for you; 0-2, You live in a cave in Afghanistan