Records shattered by GTA IV

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Nearly 1 million copies sold in first week... Grand Theft Auto IV seizes the top spot in the ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats chart, outselling former No.1 Wii Fit by over 9 to 1. Sales for...

Google Unveils Health Service

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Search-engine Google has unveiled a plan to help U.S. patients gain control of their medical records and is working with doctors' groups, pharmacies and labs to help them securely share sensitive health data. The company's...

Video Game Sales Break Records

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NPD Group reports a record-breaking year in video game sales. Video game sales topped $17 billion last year, according to the NPD Group, making 2007 by far the biggest year in gaming history. These numbers...

Researchers Break Internet Speed Records

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At the Internet2 consortium's spring meeting in Arlington, Virginia, it was publically announced that a group of researchers led by the University of Tokyo had broken Internet speed records – twice in two days. On...

PS3 Breaks UK Records

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It took a while, but the PS3 finally arrived in the UK last week, and already it has raked in some impressive stats, selling an estimated 165,000 in the first two days of sale, an...

Device records smells to play back later

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Imagine being able to record a smell and play it back later, just as you can with sounds or images.Engineers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan are building an odour recorder capable of...

Google Moving Search Records Out of China

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In an effort to protect users of its Google.cn Web site, Google is moving search records out of China and into the United States, a company executive said this week. Google.cn is a version...

TiVo records new DVR patents

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TiVo is revving its patent engine to get a jump on the growing number of competitors in the market it pioneered. The Alviso, Calif.-based digital video recorder company announced Tuesday it has...

World of Warcraft Shatters Day-One Sales Records for PC

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Blizzard Entertainment today confirmed that World of Warcraft has broken day-one sales records in North America, making it the most successful PC game launch ever. The subscription-based MMORPG sold through to over 240,000 customers at...

San Andreas smashes UK first week sales records

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has comprehensively smashed the all-time UK sales record for a videogame's first weekend, selling an estimated 677,000 units according to UK research body Chart-Track. That figure is more...

From gold records to gold MP3s

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It might not be the same as having a big gold record on the wall, but the Recording Industry Association of America has issued its first gold, platinum, and multiplatinum certifications for digital downloads. ...

Microsoft Records 106 Million SP2 Downloads

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The tally is in: Just two months after Windows XP Service Pack 2 was publicly distributed, users worldwide have downloaded in excess of 106 million copies of the update. According to Microsoft, approximately 90 million...

Madden NFL 2005 smashes EA sales records

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Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 2005 has broken the company's own sales records, with the title selling some 1.35 million units across five platforms in its first week on sale in North America. That's the fastest...

Guinness World Records Recognizes Cisco Router

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The same book that boasts the world records for most glasses balanced on a chin, the tallest snowman and longest continuous clapping session, now includes Cisco Systems Inc.'s new machine that directs Internet traffic. ...

Hospitals to deploy electronic health records

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More than 60% of top hospital IT executives responding a survey said they plan to deploy computerized electronic health records over the next year, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS), which...

Nasa breaks Linux records

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Fast results on ocean simulation system Nasa has completed its fastest simulation of ocean circulation using the Linux operating system running on a 256-processor Silicon Graphics Altix system. The simulation model, called...

PS2 breaks sales records

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PlayStation 2 sold more than 6.5 million units worldwide during the month spanning Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared to five million units during the same period the previous year, Sony says. Once again Sony has rewritten...

Online spending busts records

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Buoyed by an increase in the population of online shoppers and more liberal spending by online shopping veterans, e-commerce in the United States blew away old spending records with a nearly 40 percent leap over...

Identity crisis: Birth records online

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People-search and family history Web sites have come under fire from California lawmakers, residents and privacy advocates concerned that personal data available online can be used to aid identity theft. Genealogical Web...

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