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Firefox download record official

Mozilla has officially made history with a new Guinness world record for the largest number of software downloads in a 24-hour period. The final record breaking 8,002,530 downloads for Firefox 3.0 took place in June... More...

Supercomputer sets record

An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second. The new machine is more than twice... More...

Comcast DNS record comprimised

BroadbandReports has picked up on an issue with Comcast's security yesterday. According to Broadband reports, starting late yesterday, Comcast users began noticing that Comcast.net had been defaced. It appeared a group had hacked Comcast's registrar... More...

DS Breaks UK Hardware Record

All the predictions of a bumper Christmas for Nintendo in the UK seem to be proving accurate, with news that its consoles are selling in record numbers, GamesIndustry.biz reports. The DS has now broken the... More...

PS3 network enters record books

Guinness World Records has recognised folding@home, a project that harnesses the spare processing power of Sony's PlayStation 3 to help understand the cause of diseases, as the world's most powerful distributed computing network. Nearly 700,000... More...

Nintendo shares soar to record high

Shares of Nintendo hit a record high yesterday on the Tokyo stock exchange--briefly reaching 64,800 yen ($555) before closing up 2.7 percent at 64,300 yen ($551). The surge followed a report from Goldman Sachs which... More...

Spam hits record high in February

Security firm SoftScan claims that throughout February, its anti-spam systems identified a record-breaking average of e-mail as junk: 90.3%. November 2006 was the last time that spam levels were as high (89.73%). The highest levels... More...

U.S. Issues Record Number of Patents in 2006

Electronics companies propelled the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to issue an average of 476 American patents a day throughout 2006. IFI Claims Patent Services notes that 173,772 corporate patents were issued in 2006, an... More...

Record Firms Sue Russian MP3 Site

US record labels Arista Records, Warner Bros, Capitol and UMG recordings have started legal action against Moscow-based Mediaservices. The lawsuit was filed in New York and claims that sites Allofmp3.com and allTunes.com are selling songs... More...

Siemens Breaks Network Speed Record

Thanks to Hurmoth for posting this in BPN. German electronics company Siemens has set a new network speed record: 107 gigabits, 2.5 times faster than the previous record. The test was performed over a 100-mile... More...

Transistor Breaks Speed Record

Thanks to funding by the U.S. Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, the record for the world's fastest transistor has been broken once again by U.S. researchers. The new transistor, made of iridium phosphide and iridium... More...

Software Pirate Gets Record Sentence

The owner of iBackups.net, Nathan Peterson of California, was sentenced to 87 months in prison, the longest sentence ever given for software piracy. He also forfeited nearly all of his assets and agreed to pay... More...

Lara Croft Earns Guinness World Record

Lara Croft has today been awarded a Guinness World Record that recognises her as the "most successful human video game heroine." The Tomb Raider star won the prize for "transcending the boundaries of video games... More...

Jobs defends Apple's record on environment

With Apple Computer shares having more than doubled during the past year, shareholders turned much of their attention at Thursday's annual meeting to other concerns, including environmental issues and the dearth of women in senior... More...

Game sales hit record highs

Combined sales of software for PCs and home video game platforms reached $7.3 billion in 2004, according to a report this week from The NPD Group and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The figure represents... More...

New Year Sets New Text Record

More text messages were sent last weekend to usher in 2005 than ever before in Britain - and the growth of SMS is expected to continue over the coming year. In the first 24 hours... More...

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