FIFA 09 tops UK Christmas games charts

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Football game Fifa 09 has knocked Call of Duty: World at War off the top of the video game chart to become the best-selling computer game this Christmas. Call of Duty, which had occupied...

Nintendo Wii tops toy-shortage list

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It would not be a holiday shopping season without a toy shortage, and this year, consumers are clamouring for the out-of-stock Nintendo Wii video-game console. For the second straight year, electronics stores around Metro Vancouver...

Bill Gates Again Tops List of Richest Americans

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According to Forbes magazine's 25th annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans, Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($59 billion) is the richest person in America for the 14th year in a row, followed by investor Warren...

iTunes Store Tops Three Billion Songs

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The iTunes Store said Tuesday it had passed a milestone, selling more than 3 billion songs since launching four years ago. The milestone came just six months after iTunes, Apple Inc.'s online music download service,...

Intel tops 1 million mark on quad-core processors

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Danny Cheung, an Intel Corporation spokesman in Singapore, announced that the millionth quad-core Xeon chip was shipped this month. The chip giant has unleashed more than 1 million quad-core Xeon 5300 microprocessors since introducing them...

Steam Tops 13 Million Users

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Not only did Valve transform Steam from a glorified patch downloader to a premiere content delivery service, it now has 13 million users to boot. According to numbers released by Valve, 13 million active users...

British Online Spending Tops £100 billion

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Total online spending by British shoppers has hit £100 billion, research shows. This figure dates back to April 1995 when e-retail first launched, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG). Britons spent £3.465...

Nintendo Tops Hardware, Software Sales for April

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Research firm NPD Funworld has released video game sales figures for April 2007, which show the Wii (360,000 units) and the DS (471,000 units) continuing to be top sellers. Sony ruled the two spots after...

Lenovo tops eco-friendly ranking

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According to Greenpeace, Chinese computer maker Lenovo is the world's most eco-friendly electronics firm (scoring 8 out of 10) while Apple is last (scoring 2.7 out of 10) of the 14 profiled. The quarterly report...

Auction Fraud Tops Net Crime

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According the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), auction fraud complaints made up about 45% of the 207,492 complaints received by the IC3 last year. That number is down significantly from...

Wii tops new console launches

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Nintendo's upstart platform sells 1.1 million in 2006, versus 687,300 PS3s; both surpass the 607,000 Xbox 360s sold in 2005; 1.1 million 360s sold in December. With the release of NPD Funworld's 2006 numbers...

IBM Tops Supercomputer List

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The new list of fastest supercomputers is out, and IBM has taken the top three spots, closely followed by Intel in the next three places. AMD also makes an appearance in the top 10 with...

Iceland tops broadband charts

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Fresh broadband-usage figures released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have placed Iceland in the number one spot with 26.7 subscribers to broadband internet per 100 inhabitants. In hot pursuit of the...

US Tops Spam List

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The United States is still the king of spam, topping Sophos' "dirty dozen" list of spam offending countries. However, for the first time the US accounted for less than a quarter of total spam...

Razr Tops Phone Sales in Boom Quarter

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Motorola's Razr topped cell phone sales in a quarter which saw increases in total sales of 30 percent over the same quarter last year, according to market research firm NPD Group. Mobile phone sales...

Sober Worm Tops SophoLabs Threat List

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A new variant of the pesky Sober worm led the top-10 list of viruses compiled by SophosLabs this May. The Sober-N worm, which was detected in early May, spread rapidly across about 40...

Hong Kong Tops Broadband Speed List

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Think your 1Mbps connection is speedy? You ain't seen nothing yet. A Hong Kong ISP has unveiled a service which zips along at an impressive 1Gbps - well, for local traffic anyway. Connections outside of...

Microsoft tops its earnings expectations

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Solid sales of Xbox help home and entertainment unit revenues jump 9 percent. The Redmond, Wash.-based company said it earned $2.9 billion, or 27 cents per share, on revenue of $9.19 billion...

Global CD Piracy Trade Tops $4.5 Billion

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Street-corner peddlers of pirated compact discs sold more than 1 billion illegally copied CDs last year, turning a shady black-market trade into an estimated $4.5 billion industry, a new study said Thursday. ...

Gates tops generosity list

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Thanks figgy for this. Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are the most generous charitable donors in America, Business Week magazine said this week, as the couple gave away or pledged...

GameCube tops PS2 in Japan

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The GBA tops the Japanese sales charts this week, while the GameCube ekes out a victory over the PS2. According to Bloomberg Japan and research company Media Create, Nintendo's GameCube outsold the...

Palm: Zire tops 1 million units sold

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Palm's Zire device seems to be a hit, as the struggling handheld maker looks to regain its footing. The Milpitas, Calif.-based company said Monday that sales of its entry-level Zire product have exceeded...

Klez Tops Charts for 2002

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Thanks to Anthony Fernando for mailing us. Klez is the most abundant virus for 2002, according to Sophos, the anti-virus software firm The second most common virus is the...

Systems utilization tops SunNetwork agenda

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Sun Microsystems Inc. next week plans to announce an ambitious initiative, informally called N1, that's aimed at helping companies better utilize their data center computing resources while reducing systems management complexity. At its SunNetwork...

Klez tops virus charts - again

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Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet this month. Again. That's according to monthly statistics from managed services firm MessageLabs, which stopped 788,137...

FBI: Auction fraud tops Net scam list

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Online auctions account for the majority of complaints about Internet fraud, according to a new report from the FBI. The Internet Fraud Complaint Center, a joint operation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the...

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