Statistics archive

  • Singapore teens play MMOs 27 hours each week
    Gaming

    Singapore teens play MMOs 27 hours each week

    By 8 October 2009

    A 3-year study in Singapore has discovered that the average primary and secondary school student in Singapore plays 27 hours of MMO games every week - more than 1/7th of their time. MMO stands for Massively-Multiplayer Online and includes titles like...

  • US Mac users have more gadgets and money
    Online

    US Mac users have more gadgets and money

    By 6 October 2009

    Interesting stats just in from the NPD Group's 2009 Household Penetration Study in the States show that most US Mac-owning households are more gadgeted up than the average, with 48 consumer electronics devices compared to the average PC computer household...

  • AQA text service answers 20 millionth question
    Phones

    AQA text service answers 20 millionth question

    By 2 October 2009

    Text-based question and answer service AQA 63336 has announced it has reached the impressive milestone of answering its 20 millionth question. The milestone puzzler, asked 6pm on 29 September, was: "Which hero featured in books by Captain W E Johns?"....

  • Brits spend 30 hours a week online
    Online

    Brits spend 30 hours a week online

    By 2 October 2009

    Britons are net addicts, if data from a new survey is to be believed. British web users spend a whopping 30 hours a week online - which works out as over 4 hours a day - according to a survey by comparison website USwitch.com. As far as the office goes,...

  • UK broadband ranks 25th out of 66 countries
    Online

    UK broadband ranks 25th out of 66 countries

    By 1 October 2009

    A survey of broadband standards in 66 countries across the world has placed the UK at number 25 - with its broadband labelled as "meeting needs for today", but not "comfortable for today" or "ready for tomorrow". South Korea and Japan came top, with Korea...

  • Internet becomes biggest ad market in the UK
    Online

    Internet becomes biggest ad market in the UK

    By 30 September 2009

    For the first time in a major economy, the internet sector in the UK's advertising market has overtaken the TV sector. It's a significant milestone for both the burgeoning web economy and the the faltering TV medium. UK advertisers spent £1.75 billion...

  • 80% of UK televisions now digital
    Home Cinema

    80% of UK televisions now digital

    By 30 September 2009

    People getting secondary TV sets hooked up to Freeview has led to a new high for digital television in the UK, reports Ofcom. The regulator's Digital TV Progress Report reveals that 80% of all televisions in the UK are now digitally-enabled. 23.4 million...

  • Sky: Scheduling clash saw 2 million set Sky+ boxes
    Home Cinema

    Sky: Scheduling clash saw 2 million set Sky+ boxes

    By 28 September 2009

    Sky has revealed how many reality TV addicts set their Sky+ boxes to record shows this weekend just gone as - gasp - two rival broadcasters scheduled "talent" programmes to clash. Anyone who wanted to watch (and apparently there's millions of you out...

  • App Store downloads top two billion
    Phones

    App Store downloads top two billion

    By 28 September 2009

    Apple has revealed that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. This follows on from the 1.5 billion mark hit in July this year, a year on from the App Store's launch. Claiming the service is "the largest applications store...

  • Consumers don't want to pay more for 3D...
    Home Cinema

    Consumers don't want to pay more for 3D...

    By 22 September 2009

    Consumers aren't ready to pay extra to watch 3D movies at the cinema or in the home even though that's what movie studios have planned, new research shows. The survey conducted by In-Stat Digital shows that 64% of consumers surveyed in the US expressed...

  • Spotify Premium subscriber percentage not double digits
    Audio

    Spotify Premium subscriber percentage not double digits

    By 18 September 2009

    Spotify's CEO, Daniel Ek, has revealed that paid subscriber numbers are still low, despite the surge in popularity following the release of applications for the iPhone and Android mobile phones which require a premium subscription. He made the disclosure...

  • Apple Mac OS x 10.6 sales beat previous OS releases
    Online

    Apple Mac OS x 10.6 sales beat previous OS releases

    By 18 September 2009

    Sales of Apple's latest operating system, "Snow Leopard", or Mac OS X 10.6, have beaten those of the company's last two OS releases in the first 2 weeks on the shelves. The US figures, from the NPD Group from both online and retail shops, although not...

  • Vodafone creates Twitter-powered real time top 40
    Phones

    Vodafone creates Twitter-powered real time top 40

    By 18 September 2009

    Vodafone and Ben Marsh are continuing their Twitter experimentation with the development of the "first interactive real time top 40 for music lovers". "Tweet the artist you're listening to and watch your tweet help define the UK’s real-time top 40",...

  • Bing takes 10% of US search market
    Online

    Bing takes 10% of US search market

    By 17 September 2009

    Microsoft's Bing search engine has taken 10% of the US search market since it launched in May. Latest stats released by Nielsen suggest that Google is still growing, though, and that Bing is cannibalising other small search engines. The big G's share...

  • Freesat hits 600,000 mark
    Home Cinema

    Freesat hits 600,000 mark

    By 16 September 2009

    The subscription-free digital satellite TV service, Freesat, has announced it has "delivered sales" of 600,000. After hitting 400,000 in May, a year after the service launched, sales have gone on to increase 50% in the last quarter, now hitting the 600,000...

  • Facebook goes Labs with new "Prototypes" options
    Online

    Facebook goes Labs with new "Prototypes" options

    By 16 September 2009

    Facebook is taking a leaf out of Google's book, offering experimental features for the social networking site under the new "Prototypes" scheme. Like Google's "Labs" options, popular in Gmail, the US company says: "Facebook Prototypes let us share the...

  • Facebook's population tops 300 million
    Online

    Facebook's population tops 300 million

    By 16 September 2009

    Facebook has revealed its online population has just hit the 300 million mark. In a blog post, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says: "It's a large number, but the way we think about this is that we're just getting started on our goal of connecting everyone"....

  • Chrome usage doubles in a year
    Online

    Chrome usage doubles in a year

    By 14 September 2009

    Pocket-lint has recorded higher than average Chrome usage on the site, revealing that Google's browser is particularly popular with Pocket-lint readers. While Google Chrome enjoys a less-then-3% global share of the browser market, here on Pocket-lint...

  • Majority of young drivers rely on satnav
    Online

    Majority of young drivers rely on satnav

    By 14 September 2009

    Almost two thirds of young drivers now rely solely on satellite navigation to navigate the UK's roads, it's been revealed. While 34% of all drivers polled in a recent Autonational Rescue-backed survey say they only use satnavs to navigate, 59% of young...

  • Opera bags 10 million downloads in a week
    Online

    Opera bags 10 million downloads in a week

    By 8 September 2009

    Opera has broken its in-house record by managing to rack up 10 million downloads of the newest version of its browser - Opera 10 - in the first week of its release. Apparently a considerably chunk of those were people who've never used Opera before. Opera...

  • PS3 Slim see sales success in debut week
    Gaming

    PS3 Slim see sales success in debut week

    By 7 September 2009

    Sony's brand new PS3 Slim went on sale in the UK on 1 September, and although exact figures have not yet been revealed, the console's retail debut appears to have been a success. GfK Chart-Track has revealed to Pocket-lint that PS3 unit hardware sell-through...

  • E-book reader owners in UK happy with hardware
    Gadgets

    E-book reader owners in UK happy with hardware

    By 7 September 2009

    UK users have given e-book readers the thumbs up in a recent YouGov survey, but are dissatisfied with the current content available. The new research, "The E-Reader Experience", reveals that clarity of screen, physical size and weight and build quality...

  • Playstation Network has 27 million accounts
    Gaming

    Playstation Network has 27 million accounts

    By 2 September 2009

    Sony's Playstation Network now has 27 million registered accounts, CEO Howard Stringer told journalists at Sony's IFA press conference. The service, delivers online gaming and digital media to subscribers - much like Microsoft's Xbox Live. It can also...

  • Microsoft: Tech replacing clothing as fashion statement
    Phones

    Microsoft: Tech replacing clothing as fashion statement

    By 26 August 2009

    Technology is replacing clothing as the medium that defines "fashion", Microsoft asserts in a recently published report. The "Microsoft Tech To Impress" report identifies "a new breed of style-conscious consumer who puts gadgets over Gucci when it comes...

  • LG Arena reaches sales of one million worldwide
    Phones

    LG Arena reaches sales of one million worldwide

    By 25 August 2009

    LG Electronics has announced that the LG Arena, or KM900, has passed the one million sales mark worldwide. This milestone has been reached in 5 months of availability after the phone debuted at the Mobile World Congress 2009 event. "We live in an age...