Guinness World Records archive

  • Kinect for Xbox 360 becomes “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device”
    Gaming

    Kinect for Xbox 360 becomes “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device”

    By 9 March 2011

    Microsoft's 2010 Kinect sales momentum has continued into 2011, reaching 10 million sensors sold worldwide to date. Not only were the accessory's sales figures an overwhelming success, but it drove significant game revenue too, with more than 10 million...

  • 264 characters in 77 seconds: how fast can you text?
    Phones

    264 characters in 77 seconds: how fast can you text?

    By 27 January 2011

    How fast can you send someone a text message? Well, if your name is Cheong Kit Au from Australia that answer would be 264-characters in 1 minute 17 seconds. Using a QWERTY mobile phone, that speed breaks the current world record by 43 seconds and makes...

  • App-vent Calendar - day 16: Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips (iPad)
    Apps

    App-vent Calendar - day 16: Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips (iPad)

    By 16 December 2010

    For some, Christmas is about giving to those worse off than ourselves and spreading joy and happiness to all. Others rejoice and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God. And some take the opportunity to catch up with their families, loved...

  • Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon
    Gaming

    Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

    By 4 January 2010

    If you received a book token for Christmas, then rejoice, as the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition is out this month. The third book in the series, it's described as the best resource (offline, obviously) for video game records, facts, trivia...

  • Mitsubishi gets world record for largest HD display
    Home Cinema

    Mitsubishi gets world record for largest HD display

    By 1 October 2009

    Mitsubishi has entered the Guinness World Records book with the world's largest high definition video display. This display takes the form of the "Diamond Vision" video boards at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Apparently the world's first four-sided, centre-hung,...

  • Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt
    Cars

    Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

    By 3 August 2009

    Scalextric, we're sure, has a special place in many a gadget-lover's heart with fond memories of glorious victories over various family members. Setting up the track could sometimes be a bit of a chore, checking the metal pins underneath for dodgy connections...

  • Toshiba "timesculpture" ad gets Guinness record
    Home Cinema

    Toshiba "timesculpture" ad gets Guinness record

    By 10 March 2009

    Toshiba's cool "timesculpture" advert, shown here again for your viewing pleasure, will appear in the Guinness Book of World Records. The advert was filmed using 200 of Toshiba's Gigashot HD camcorders on a custom-built, 360-degree rig, used up 20,000GB...

  • Singaporean beats Guinness World Record for fastest texting
    Phones

    Singaporean beats Guinness World Record for fastest texting

    By 13 November 2006

    Another world record was shattered this weekend as a Singaporean student set a new benchmark for texting. Ang Chuang Yang typed 160-character SMS message in a blistering 41.52 seconds, beating the previous record of 42.22 by a fraction of a second. Singapore...