Neowin News Feed for: Tops Neowin News Feed for: Tops en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Wrath of the Lich King tops PC game sales in February <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1544589389blizzard_entertainment_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The NPD Group, the top game-industry research firm released its list of the top 20 PC game titles for the month of February this past week. The month's most popular title was World of Warcraft:... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joshua Seed) Tue, 17 Mar 2009 01:34:59 +0000 FIFA 09 tops UK Christmas games charts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1557163750.png" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 26 Dec 2008 12:22:15 +0000 Human error tops the list of security threats <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IT managers also say its insider threats that really worry them the most When it comes to security, human threats score much higher than those posed by technology. So says a new survey... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:21:25 +0000 Nintendo Wii tops toy-shortage list <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 21 Dec 2007 01:41:28 +0000 Hellgate: London tops US best selling PC games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Guess all the negative reviews didn't really put a dent in sales for Hellgate: London eh? Go on Flagship Studios! Here are the Top 10 best selling PC games for the week ending November 3rd:... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 16 Nov 2007 00:24:03 +0000 HP tops Dell as world's largest PC supplier <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hewlett-Packard maintained its lead over Dell as the world's largest PC supplier in the third quarter of 2007, extending a slim margin it established last year, market researcher IDC said Wednesday. HP's PC market share... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:01:56 +0000 Yahoo tops Google in quality of searches, study says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a study released this week by Compete Incorporated, 67% of the 7.5 billion monthly searches done by the U.S. online population in August were done using Google and 65% of those prompted a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:30:59 +0000 Bill Gates Again Tops List of Richest Americans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 21 Sep 2007 21:31:21 +0000 iTunes Store Tops Three Billion Songs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:02:04 +0000 Intel tops 1 million mark on quad-core processors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:32:20 +0000 Steam Tops 13 Million Users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 26 May 2007 03:01:42 +0000 British Online Spending Tops £100 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joe Cashman) Sat, 19 May 2007 10:57:07 +0000 Nintendo Tops Hardware, Software Sales for April <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 18 May 2007 17:39:19 +0000 Lenovo tops eco-friendly ranking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 04 Apr 2007 23:34:58 +0000 Auction Fraud Tops Net Crime <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 19 Mar 2007 00:57:03 +0000 Gator adware tops 2006 spyware chart <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Gator, a type of adware that offers free use of an application if users agree to view a series of pop-up messages tops the list of spyware most frequently detected by PandaLabs in 2006. Some... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:18:49 +0000 Wii tops new console launches <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 12 Jan 2007 03:54:39 +0000 IBM Tops Supercomputer List <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dave Legg) Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:18:33 +0000 Iceland tops broadband charts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 13 Apr 2006 19:59:55 +0000 US Tops Spam List <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The United States is still the king of spam, topping Sophos' &quot;dirty dozen&quot; list of spam offending countries. However, for the first time the US accounted for less than a quarter of total spam... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:38:32 +0000 Razr Tops Phone Sales in Boom Quarter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 26 Oct 2005 19:10:38 +0000 Sober Worm Tops SophoLabs Threat List <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 01 Jun 2005 22:11:04 +0000 Hong Kong Tops Broadband Speed List <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 26 Apr 2005 07:56:16 +0000 Microsoft tops its earnings expectations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 22 Oct 2004 00:20:35 +0000 PSX tops DVD recorder chart as price cuts boostPSX tops DVD <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hybrid console and DVD recorder units more popular at lower price point. Sony's PSX home media systems have experienced a major sales boost following heavy price cuts at the end of summer,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 13 Oct 2004 01:52:34 +0000 USA Charts: EA Sports' NCAA Football 2005 tops July ranking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts has maintained its position as the number one publisher in the USA in July, holding on to 26 per cent market share as NCAA Football 2005 sold over half a million units on... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 17 Aug 2004 15:54:02 +0000 Global CD Piracy Trade Tops $4.5 Billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 22 Jul 2004 18:09:51 +0000 ELSPA launches mobile game chart; Tetris tops March ranking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Publisher representative body ELSPA has announced the creation of a new monthly chart providing sales data for the most popular mobile games in the UK, using data compiled from the country's four largest network operators.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 05 May 2004 20:18:04 +0000 Prince Charles tops UK Google 2003 top ten <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Prince Charles, tree-hugging heir to the British throne, has topped the Google most wanted list for 2003, according to the search engine. Our Charlie proved the most sought-after subject on the web after scurrilous allegations... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 05 Jan 2004 13:34:03 +0000 Gates tops generosity list <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 23 Nov 2003 01:09:37 +0000 GameCube tops PS2 in Japan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 07 Sep 2003 22:11:06 +0000 Palm: Zire tops 1 million units sold <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 27 May 2003 21:00:28 +0000 Klez Tops Charts for 2002 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 06 Dec 2002 14:07:12 +0000 Microsoft tops Google hell search rankings <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Weirdisms in Google's ranking system are sent to entertain us occasionally, and as we've had this one from a couple of people today, we suspect it's new. But don't blame us if it's not, we... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 19 Sep 2002 10:41:26 +0000 Systems utilization tops SunNetwork agenda <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 16 Sep 2002 10:50:36 +0000 Klez tops virus charts - again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 01 Jul 2002 18:40:33 +0000 FBI: Auction fraud tops Net scam list <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 10 Apr 2002 14:17:48 +0000 Halo for Xbox Tops 1 Million Mark In Record Time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hailed widely as &quot;video game of the year&quot; and recipient of multiple industry awards for excellence, &quot;Halo&#153;: Combat Evolved&quot; has earned the distinguished honor of being the fastest million-unit seller ever for any next-generation console.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Tue, 09 Apr 2002 11:27:36 +0000