Kid breaks Guitar Hero world record, and Guitar Hero guitar


A 14-year-old has smashed the previous world record for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and managed to break a guitar while doing so. The kid, Danny Johnson, notched up a score of 973,954 on DragonForce’s “Through the Fire and Flames”, breaking the previous record of 899,703.

Danny managed a streak of 3,558 notes in a row, until the blue button broke on the guitar. Harsh luck, considering that there were less than 200 notes to go before the end of the song. His massive score was achieved by calculating the optimum moments to use Star Power – either in the “Red Snake” or “Twin Solo” segments of the song.

Danny plays piano, guitar, drums, saxophone and oboe in real life, and he claims his skills at Guitar Hero help him nail tough real guitar solos. It’s unclear if he’s now an oboe badass, too. Maybe when Oboe Hero is released…

(via the New York Times)

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New world record: Tallest LEGO tower


You know how much we love LEGO here at Tech Digest, so when we heard about a new world record involving the lovely plasticky bobbly blocks, we had to let you know.

Built in Toronto, and overseen by “official LEGO builders from Denmark”, the tower stands 29.3 metres tall and uses 465,000 bricks, and required a crane to finish the job. It took nearly a month to complete…

Help Firefox 3 set a Guinness World Record – most downloads in a single day


Everyone likes Firefox, apart from Microsoft and Apple, although it’s probably Steve Jobs’s guilty pleasure to sit naked on his Dell, surfing on Mozilla’s browser while listening to the Zune and whipping himself with a copy of Windows.

Now, I should imagine most of us have never been kind enough to donate anything to Mozilla for all their hard work but we’ll all probably download Firefox 3 soon enough, if you haven’t already bagged the beta.

Instead, why not give a little something back that won’t even cost you a penny by helping the company break the Guinness World Record for the most number of downloads in a 24-hour period…