Neowin News Feed for: Hits Neowin News Feed for: Hits en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Google gets record 1 billion hits in a month, Facebook hits 750m users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1199600302.png" alt="" /></div>Last month, Google broke the record for the most visited site in the space of a month, with them smashing their previous record, 931 million, and breaking into new territory; 1 billion hits. On top... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Owen Williams) Fri, 24 Jun 2011 01:44:00 +0000 Microsoft hits 10,000th patent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has surpassed its next milestone in the race to patent its operating system. The company has been trying to file as many patents within the last two years to safe guard its innovations.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:33:51 +0000 Google maps car hits a deer, records it all. Oh deer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/google_maps.gif" alt="" /></div>Update: Google has responded and states &quot;the deer was able to move and had left the area by the time the police arrived&quot;. It's a sad fact that deer get hit by cars everyday... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:07:07 +0000 Windows worm hits 8.9 million PCs in past week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/fsecure.gif" alt="" /></div>A windows worm named Conficker or Downadup or Kido (as called by various anti-virus vendors) which targets unpatched networks and poor passwords has been reported to have affected 2.4 million machines to over 8.9 million... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:25:43 +0000 Pandora 2.0 hits the iPhone tonight <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/web_radio.gif" alt="" /></div>Pandora Radio, the internet radio service that is personalized to musical attributes (vocal style, guitar riffs, etc.), is releasing Pandora 2.0, the major overhaul of the original iPhone application later tonight. Pandora is set to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:13:24 +0000 A Blizzard hits Massive advertising <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1544589389blizzard_entertainment_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Blizzard Entertainment and Massive Inc today announced a multi-year advertising deal which will see Massive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, deliver advertising on Blizzard Entertainements websites and Blizzard's websites include the popular World... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 03 Dec 2008 15:39:08 +0000 Intel Core i7 hits the streets on Monday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/728627821in.jpg" alt="" /></div>This Monday Intel is scheduled to release its next generation processor, the Intel Core i7. While we have long since moved away from names like Pentium 4 and such it seems, there seems to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:46:06 +0000 Facebook hits 10 billion photos <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has revealed that it has hit a huge milestone, 10 billion photos are stored on the site. Doug Beaver, a Facebook engineer, revealed the statistic yesterday evening on the companys blog. Perhaps more impressive... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 15 Oct 2008 19:18:26 +0000 Windows 7 hits milestone 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Mary-Jo Foley's blog reports some of the new things in Microsoft's internally released Windows 7 milestone. The successor to Windows Vista is only about a year away and scheduled to go into beta next month.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 16 Sep 2008 23:46:20 +0000 'A Family Affair' ad for Microsoft hits the web <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released their latest advertisement featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. This one features the duo living with a suburban family to &quot;better connect&quot; to normal people. Only the first part of the commercial... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Fri, 12 Sep 2008 02:34:51 +0000 Microsoft hits back at Google with Live Search News <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As a part of its Rome release, Microsoft's Live Search team has launched a new Live Search News, a direct competitor to Google News. At this time, Live Search News looks like a simplified version... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:04:29 +0000 Steal This Film 2 hits File Sharing Networks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Steal This Film 1, which was downloaded nearly 3 million times, has now been succeeded officially (as the sequel premiered and was ironically leaked last month) by none other than Steal This Film 2. By... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 29 Dec 2007 22:25:34 +0000 PSP Firmware hits v3.80, Internet Radio added <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony has added Internet Radio in the PlayStation Portable&#8217;s latest firmware update: version 3.80. PSP owners will now be able to access thousands of stations via Wi-Fi, emphasizing the music side of the portable multimedia... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 18 Dec 2007 06:52:44 +0000 DS Hits 20 Million In Japan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sales monitor Media Create has announced that Nintendo's handheld DS system has passed the 20 million sales barrier in Japan. Released in December 2004, the Nintendo handheld sold six million units in Japan by February... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew) Mon, 19 Nov 2007 15:55:04 +0000 MP3 Spam Scam Hits In-boxes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Elvis and the Beatles probably never could have imagined they would one day be used to commit stock fraud. But that is exactly what is happening, as spammers have taken to using MP3 attachments in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 19 Oct 2007 09:52:17 +0000 OpenOffice bug hits multiple operating systems <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security experts have discovered vulnerabilities in that could allow attackers to remotely execute code on Linux, Windows or Apple Mac-based computers. OpenOffice version 2.0.4 and earlier versions are vulnerable to maliciously crafted TIFF files,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 01 Oct 2007 22:28:29 +0000 Google's Stock Price Hits New High <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Shares of Google jumped to a new high of $559.99 on Friday, a surge which comes on the heels of a few positive analyst reports and news Thursday that co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 24 Sep 2007 00:58:49 +0000 China hits back at hacking charges <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Recent reports suggested that hackers from the People's Liberation Army of China were behind attacks on computers in a handful of Western countries. Chinese military expert Wang Xinjun, a researcher at the Academy of Military... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 23 Sep 2007 19:15:33 +0000 'Critical' BitTorrent flaw hits Opera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A 'highly critical' vulnerability has been found in the Opera web browser which could be exploited to remotely compromise a user's system. The flaw is caused when Opera uses already freed memory to parse BitTorrent... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:35:44 +0000 Video gaming world cup hits Paris <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thousands of gamers are in Paris over the next four days for the Electronic Sports World Cup grand final. More than 750 players are competing for $200,000 (£99,200) in prize money, with about 5,000 spectators... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 06 Jul 2007 05:23:03 +0000 3Com hits back at U.K. school Wi-Fi skeptics <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British schools are wasting money on wireless networks that don't work properly, claimed 3Com and specialist reseller 802UK. The two companies kicked off a fight back against anti-Wi-Fi misinformation, arguing that not only is wireless... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 04 Jul 2007 05:18:42 +0000 Windows Live hits second generation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is adding photo sharing and Web-based hosted storage to Windows Live on Wednesday, though for now the services will be limited to a few thousand preselected testers.The first new service, Windows Live Photo Gallery... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 27 Jun 2007 06:05:07 +0000 Security flaw hits Safari (Windows) only hours after release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security researcher Aviv Raff claims to have found the first security vulnerability in Apple's Safari browser on Windows only hours after the software was released. Raff tested the application against a standard browser security testing... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:41:14 +0000 Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra Hits Stores Ahead of Schedule <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nvidia Corporation's latest high-end offering, the GeForce 8800 Ultra, has become available in Japan and the USA, about a week ahead of the original schedule. BFG Technologies and EVGA are offering the card in... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 09 May 2007 02:12:47 +0000 Xbox 360 Elite Hits Streets Early, Winds Up on eBay <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Although the Xbox 360 Elite isn't set to officially launch until April 29, a lucky Chico, California man was able to score one such console from a Target store. Pictures proving his purchase hit Photobucket... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:55:10 +0000 Adobe Creative Suite 3 Hits Store Shelves <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Adobe Systems' long-awaited Creative Suite 3 has hit the shelves, adding the CS3 moniker to popular creative applications from both Adobe and the former Macromedia. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Contribute are all... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:52:07 +0000 Wii Hits the Seas Onboard Cruise Ships <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Nintendo Wii is not only spreading its popularity on land, but out at sea too! The Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has installed the popular consoles on its newest ship, the Norwegian Pearl, and all... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Apr 2007 19:49:14 +0000 Armored Core 4 demo hits Live, available now <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SEGA has put a free playable demo of its mech combat game up on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Xbox 360 owners with a high speed internet connection in Canada, Mexico, and the US can now... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Mon, 02 Apr 2007 19:38:58 +0000 Xbox Live Hits 6 Million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>During E3 2006, Microsoft announced the goal of hitting six million Xbox Live registered members by June 2007 and four months ahead of schedule, it has happened. Since its launch in November 2002, gamers have... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 06 Mar 2007 22:52:22 +0000 Spam hits record high in February <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 05 Mar 2007 23:43:04 +0000 Microsoft's Open XML Format Hits Roadblocks in U.S., Abroad <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's goal of getting governments across the globe to embrace its Office Open XML format has hit roadblocks in both the United States and abroad. In the United States, legislation was introduced in Texas and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 07 Feb 2007 13:32:43 +0000 Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Hits Store Shelves Way Early <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, expected February 20th, 2007 &ndash; available now. Newegg began selling the 90nm dual-core 3.0GHz chip for $599 in-stock (just under the volume distributor pricing of $607) while also... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 28 Jan 2007 06:51:48 +0000 "Storm Worm" Virus Hits Computers Worldwide <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Finnish data security company F-Secure has reported that a virus called Small.DAM, referred to as &quot;Storm Worm&quot; was sent to hundreds of thousands of email addresses globally and is continuing to spread very quickly. Representatives... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 20 Jan 2007 06:33:15 +0000 ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Uber Edition Hits The Market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After the acquisition of ATI Technologies by Advanced Micro Devices the latter started to force out ATI's brand-name and emphasize AMD brand for graphics cards. However, there are still many fans of ATI, who are... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:02:03 +0000 Sony Hits PS3 Shipment Target A Tad Late <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony had originally planned to ship 2 million units between North America and Japan by the end of calendar 2006. The company was able to meet its 1 million-unit North American goal by... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 16 Jan 2007 18:37:19 +0000 First Pirated HD DVD Movie Hits BitTorrent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Pirates decided that the copy protection scheme for HD DVD was worth a shot. The result? The movie is entitled Serenity and was made available as a .EVO file which is playable on most DVD... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 15 Jan 2007 21:55:34 +0000 AMD Quad FX Hits Retail <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Athlon 64 FX-70 series and ASUS L1N64-SLI WS may be available in retail but only two retailers carry the necessary Quad FX products: Newegg and ZipZoomFly. Neither retailer, however, has the required ASUS L1N64-SLI... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 04 Jan 2007 14:32:35 +0000 Oracle hits back at security critics <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Oracle has lashed out against security experts who criticized the company's security record. The database vendor is &quot;leading the software industry in terms of responsible development and security,&quot; charged Eric Maurice, manager for security in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:19:38 +0000 Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Hits Stores Early <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Brits love their footie, so when family retailer Woolworths released Pro Evolution Soccer 6 two days early they should have expected at least a little bit of fuss to be made about it. After reading... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joe Cashman) Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:10:52 +0000 Xbox Live hits 4 million users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's Xbox Live online service reaches 4 million users; population expected to grow to 6 million by mid-2007. Xbox Live has surpassed 4 million members worldwide, just shy of its sixth iteration, which launches... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 19 Oct 2006 20:05:54 +0000