All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Records’

Spain’s Euro 2012 Win Sets New Twitter Sports Record

Sunday’s Euro 2012 final saw a dominant Spanish squad crush the Italians by a score of 4-0 – a performance that makes Spain the first country to win back-to-back European Championships, and throws their name in the running as one of the greatest teams ever. And while Spain was busy scoring goals late, putting and exclamation point on their win, …

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Trials Evolution Breaks Xbox Live Arcade Records

Microsoft, through its playXBLA website has announced that Trials Evolution has set the record for launch-day sales on the Xbox Live Arcade. The developer of the title, RedLynx, announced via Twitter that over 100,000 copies of the game had been sold during its first day of availability: @RedLynxGamerRedLynx For those who asked, we had over 100,000 day one #TrialsEvo players! …

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Record-setting 100 Tesla Magnetic Field Emits An Eerie Howl

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s biggest magnet facility succeeded last week in producing the world’s first magnetic field surpassing 100-tesla, an achievement that produced a magnetic field roughly 2,000,000 times stronger than Earth’s magnetic field. The official measure was 100.75 tesla, or T, which was created using a “100-tesla pulsed, multi-shot magnet, a combination of seven coils sets …

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Sina Weibo Destroys Twitter’s Record

Weibo is a big deal in China. It’s even bigger than Twitter. Sina Weibo broke records with the ringing in of the Chinese New Year this weekend which saw more than 32,312 messages sent per second according to The Next Web. The utter volume of messages saw 481,207 messages sent during the first minute of the new year. As previously …

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The World’s Largest Video Game Controller Delights Nerds, Puzzles Bystanders

When someone describes themselves as the biggest gamer, the typical connotation is that they are a gaming enthusiast who plays and knows a lot about video games. You hear similar descriptions all the time. “I’m the biggest football fan.” “I’m the biggest reader.” “I’m the biggest stamp collector.” It goes on. While such descriptions will remain only superlatives, a trio …

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Tim Tebow, Denver Bronco Hero, Sets New Tweets Per Second Record

As Tim Tebow and the Denver Tebows were vanquishing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday evening with an 80-yard Touchdown reception on the first play of overtime, Timmy Tebow was vanquishing another foe. Today, Twitter announced that we have a new tweets per second king in the realm of sports – Tim Tebow’s playoff win hit 9420 TPS last night. @twitterTwitterLast night …

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Apple Shares Reached All-Time High Today (Twice)

On the heels of news that Apple’s iPhone interest among consumers is sustaining unprecedentedly high levels, Apple can enjoy one more round on the house of good news today: shares of the company briefly surpassed the $427 mark twice today, setting an all-time high for value the company’s stock. Apple Inc. shares have been markedly higher today than they’ve ever …

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Record 1 Billion iOS, Android Apps Downloaded Last Week

People didn’t waste any time getting acquainted with their new iOS and Android devices that they received Christmas last month: following the largest amount of device activations for a single day on Christmas Day, people spent the following week filling up their new devices with tons of apps. Flurry reports that people didn’t just tip-toe into the mobile app waters, …

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