15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer's Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  IT Management, CERN, higgs boson

Texting record

Melissa Thompson was walking through a mall in England in 2010 where Samsung had a competition set up to see how fast participants could type a phrase. Thompson gave it a go, and set a world record. Making the impromptu record even more impressive is the phrase she typed -- "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human” -- in 25.94 seconds. That crushed the previous record by more than 9 seconds.

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