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About 138 articles found for 11 December 2012:

 

New Lara Croft Game Uses Modern Filter for Classic First Adventure

The character is forced to grow up quickly in order to survive
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 12th, 2012
Metro: Last Light’s Artyom Is Guilt Ridden, Has Chance of Redemption

Metro: Last Light’s Artyom Is Guilt Ridden, Has Chance of Redemption

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 11th, 2012
The new game will once again force players to make tough choices
 

Apple Disables AutoFill in iOS 6 Safari Without Warning

“Security” was cited as the reason, says a customer on Apple’s forums
by Filip Truta, December 11th, 2012
 

Fake “Account Has Been Blocked” TLO Emails Carry Cridex Malware

The malicious element is designed to steal sensitive information from the victim's PC
by Eduard Kovacs, December 11th, 2012
Malware Alert: Expiration of CPA License Notification from AICPA

Malware Alert: Expiration of CPA License Notification from AICPA

by Eduard Kovacs, December 11th, 2012
Fake emails designed to lure users to Cridex-serving sites
 

2012 Is the Hottest Year on Record for the US, Meteorologist Jeff Masters Says

Data provided by NOAA and other similar organizations back up this statement
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
 

How to Start a Voice Chat in BBM 7

The BBM Voice feature was included in the latest version of the BlackBerry Messenger
by Ionut Arghire, December 11th, 2012
 

Pro-Fracking Researcher Quits After Conflict of Interests Is Revealed

C. Groat writes report in favor of fracking, fails to mention money ties with the industry
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
 

Ubuntu’s Community Manager Apologizes to Richard Stallman

The founder of the Free Software Foundation was not happy with having been called childish
by Silviu Stahie, December 11th, 2012
 

Nokia Lumia 990 Concept Phone Sports Full HD Screen

It also features a quad-core processor, 16MP PureView camera
by Ionut Arghire, December 11th, 2012
Spotlight: The ELF EV Is a Solar and Pedal Powered Hybrid – Video

Spotlight: The ELF EV Is a Solar and Pedal Powered Hybrid

by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
This is the cleanest, most efficient vehicle in the world, manufacturers claim
 

TSMC's Revenues Also Fall in November

The maker of NVIDIA and AMD GPUs reports on its progress
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Mark Shuttleworth Wants One Ubuntu to Rule Them All

The founder of Canonical talked about the future of Ubuntu
by Silviu Stahie, December 11th, 2012
RIM Releases Final Version of BlackBerry 10 Developer Toolkit

RIM Releases Final Version of BlackBerry 10 Developer Toolkit

by Ionut Arghire, December 11th, 2012
Aimed at devs interested in building apps for the upcoming BB10 platform
 

Samba 4.0 Released, Supports Windows 8

The first free software Active Directory compatible server!
by Marius Nestor, December 11th, 2012
 

Samsung ATIV S Arriving in Canada on December 14

It will be available for $80/€60 on 3-year contracts
by Cosmin Vasile, December 11th, 2012
 

Bed Bath & Beyond Resignation Note Goes Viral on Reddit

A disgruntled employee announced he would quit on a product tag
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
Astronauts Aboard the ISS Are Getting a Pet Robot Next Summer

Astronauts Aboard the ISS Are Getting a Pet Robot Next Summer

by Lucian Parfeni, December 11th, 2012
The robot is designed to help out and keep company
 

Ultrabooks Might Account for 40% of All Laptop Shipments in 2013

Ultrathin mobile PCs might finally come into their own with the third generation
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Blender 2.65 for Linux Adds Fire Simulation

A lot of new tools and cool options have been added in this huge update
by Silviu Stahie, December 11th, 2012
 

New UGNazi Hackers Take Credit for Facebook, Gmail Outages

A popular site can't go down without someone taking credit for the downtime
by Eduard Kovacs, December 11th, 2012
Getac Releases Rugged V100 and V200 Convertible Tablets

Getac Releases Rugged V100 and V200 Convertible Tablets

by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
They can be configured with Core i5 or Core i7 Intel CPUs
 

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Diary: I Killed Minsc and Edwin

The game uses some solid time gates to check player progress
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 11th, 2012
 

GOTY 2012 Best Gameplay: Far Cry 3

The first-person shooter combines role-playing elements with stealth ones in a great way
by Andrei Dobra, December 11th, 2012
 

Climate Change Forces the Mississippi River to Shut Down

Severe droughts and record low snowfalls are the main culprits
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
Hugh Jackman Tears Up on 60 Minutes – Video

Hugh Jackman Tears Up on 60 Minutes

by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
“It’s always about the family,” he says while promoting “Les Miserables”
 

Haswell Core i7 and i5 Intel CPU Specs Leaked

The extensive CPU collection gets rather thoroughly detailed
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Choose Life License Plates Are Dubbed Unconstitutional

Pro Life licenses plate are not allowed, as Pro Choicers don't have the same option
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
 

Researchers Turn Urine Into Viable Brain Cells

Human excreta contains cells that can be made to shift into neurons, study claims
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
 

“After Earth” Trailer: Jaden Smith and Will Smith Are a Team

New M. Night Shyamalan film gets first trailer – and it’s truly something else
by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
Full Trailer for “The Lone Ranger” Is Out

Full Trailer for “The Lone Ranger” Is Out

by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer join forces in new Disney film to fight crime
 

Acer Suffers Another Difficult Month

November 2012 proves to be troublesome, just like the rest of the year
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Google Cloud Outage Leads to Chrome Crash Epidemic

The Sync service crashed a lot of Chrome versions
by Lucian Parfeni, December 11th, 2012
 

The USB Hairbrush, Thanko's Latest Bizarre Gadget

This hairbrush can spray hair with water, making life easier
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Evidence Suggests the Biblical Flood Actually Happened, Robert Ballard Says

The underwater archaeologist who found the Titanic believes this part of the Bible is true
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
Coco, Ice-T Emerge After Inappropriate Photos Made Him Feel “Disrespected”

Coco, Ice-T Emerge After Inappropriate Photos Made Him Feel “Disrespected”

by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
Celebrity couple put up a united front after Twitter controversy
 

VIA Announces Two New USB 3.0 Controllers

The VIA VL752 and VIA VL753 run at up to 280 MB/s and support ECC
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

BioShock Infinite Benefitted from Rod Ferguson's Input

The game's creator talks about the departures and arrival of new staff at Irrational
by Andrei Dobra, December 11th, 2012
Malware Alert: Australian Power & Gas Payment Receipt

Malware Alert: Australian Power & Gas Payment Receipt

by Eduard Kovacs, December 11th, 2012
The company has issued an alert to warn customers about the spam campaign
 

Viral of the Day: Caroline Wozniacki’s Possibly Racist Serena Williams Joke

Video goes viral, generated heated debate about whether joke was offensive or not
by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
 

Costa Rica: the First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting as a Sport

Under the new legislation, hunters get up to four months in prison and whopping fines
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
 

David Bowie’s Son Duncan Jones Marries the Day Girlfriend Gets Cancer Diagnosis

“Life is fragile,” Duncan explains in a series of very touching tweets
by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
Microsoft, Apple Fight over 30% In-App Fee

Microsoft, Apple Fight over 30% In-App Fee

by Bogdan Popa, December 11th, 2012
Apple wants to charge people using SkyDrive and buying additional storage space
 

Brooke Mueller Checks Back in Rehab for Adderall Addiction

Charlie Sheen’s ex wife admits recent hospitalization wasn’t due to exhaustion
by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
 

James Holmes' Lawyer Issues Subpoena to Fox Reporter Leaking Notebook

Public defender Daniel King asks Fox reporter Jana Winter to disclose her sources
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
Twitter's New and Ugly Cover Photo Profiles Become the Default for Everyone

Twitter's New and Ugly Cover Photo Profiles Become the Default for Everyone

by Lucian Parfeni, December 11th, 2012
The new profiles will be mandatory as of now, there's no way around it
 

Elecom Reveals a Sleek Wireless Mouse with Profile Storage

Genius will have a race on its hands soon enough, as will everyone else
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Man Gets Life in Prison for 1957 Kidnapping and Slaying of 7-Year-Old

Former military Jack McCullough will serve time for a crime he committed as a 17-year-old
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
SkyDrive App Out Today, December 11, for Xbox 360

SkyDrive App Out Today, December 11, for Xbox 360

by Andrei Dobra, December 11th, 2012
View photos, videos and files stored on the service by using your Xbox 360
 

LTE-Enabled HTC One SV Coming Soon to UK’s EE

The smartphone will run under Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
by Ionut Arghire, December 11th, 2012
 

7mm SSD from Team Group Released for Ultrabooks

It won't help reach the $750 / 750 Euro price, but should help in other ways
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Nexus 4 Gets Working AT&T LTE in Some Markets

Only on specific bands, which are not available in all areas
by Ionut Arghire, December 11th, 2012
It’s Patch Tuesday: Get Ready to Download Windows and IE Updates

It’s Patch Tuesday: Get Ready to Download Windows and IE Updates

by Bogdan Popa, December 11th, 2012
Microsoft will roll out a total of seven updates in just a few hours
 

Biggest Yellowfin Tuna Caught on Rod and Reel Weighs 445 Lb. (201 Kg)

The fish landed off the Mexico shore broke the existing world record
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
 

GOTY 2012 Best Gameplay Runner-Up: XCOM – Enemy Unknown

A turn-based strategy game that captures the atmosphere of the classic
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 11th, 2012
 

Bambi, Rudolph and Friend Take Over Horse Racetrack

The deer are proclaimed the winners of the race by announcer Roger Huston
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
Windows 8 Touch Gesture Mouse, an Uncanny Genius Invention

Windows 8 Touch Gesture Mouse, an Uncanny Genius Invention

by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
Genius will reveal the mouse along with two others at CES 2013
 

Fisherman Finds Extremely Rare Four-Clawed Maine Lobster

Zach Donnell plans to donate the find to the Maine Department of Marine Resources
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
 

Lea Michele on Dating Cory Monteith: No One Knows Me like He Does

“Glee” star confirms romance with co-star, talks about fame and her body
by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
 

Apple Fixes iOS Maps in Australia After Mildura Fiasco

Cupertino promptly addresses glitch that left motorists stranded in the bush
by Filip Truta, December 11th, 2012
Rumors Say ASUS Wants to Adopt ARM, ASUS Denies It

Rumors Say ASUS Wants to Adopt ARM, ASUS Denies It

by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
The company has no such plans, according to its chief financial officer
 

2030 to Witness Droughts, Hunger and a Weakened US

Report released by the US National Intelligence Council paints a gloomy future
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
 

Pioneer Launches One of Those Rare Yet Odd $750 Ultrabooks

Those who feel wronged by the huge prices of today's laptops might want to take a look
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
History Lesson: Society for Prevention of Useless Giving Tried to Save the Christmas Spirit

History Lesson: Society for Prevention of Useless Giving Tried to Save the Christmas Spirit

by Cristina Macari, December 11th, 2012
Theodore Roosevelt himself became president of the SPUG in 1912
 

Man Who Fell from the Sky at London Airport Still Unidentified

He was carrying Angolan currency, and had a tattoo with the letters "Z" and "G" on his arm
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
 

1.2 Games Are Sold with Each Nintendo Wii U, Analyst Says

The analyst also criticizes Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Activision
by Andrei Dobra, December 11th, 2012
Baby Is Delivered at Syracuse Zoo in New York

Baby Is Delivered at Syracuse Zoo in New York

by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
The zoo staff at Rosamund Gifford Zoo help deliver a baby girl
 

Multi-Color iPhone 5S Hitting Shelves This June, Says Jefferies Analyst

Peter Misek sees a super HD camera/screen, a better battery and NFC
by Filip Truta, December 11th, 2012
 

ThinkPad Carbon Touch Ultrabook from Lenovo Debuts

It runs Windows 8, naturally, but costs a bit much, unfortunately
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
Black Ops 2 1 Billion Dollars (773 Million Euro) Announcement Distorted Facts, Says Analyst

Black Ops 2 1 Billion Dollars (773 Million Euro) Announcement Distorted Facts, Says Analyst

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 11th, 2012
The game has actually performed worse than Modern Warfare 3
 

Father and Son Drive a Tesla Model S over 400 Miles on a Single Charge

The two contained the Guinness World Records organization, hope to get in their book
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Keeps United Kingdom Top Position

Followed by Far Cry 3, FIFA 13, Just Dance 4 and Assassin's Creed 3
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 11th, 2012
 

Microsoft Releases Two New Security Features for Outlook.com

Support for DMARC and EV certificates is now available in Microsoft’s email service
by Bogdan Popa, December 11th, 2012
 

Vigilante Police Officer to Be Executed over Crime Spree

Hitler-obsessed Manuel Pardo killed 9 people involved in drug-related crimes
by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
Ohly: Dog Spends 2 Weeks on Mt. Seymour, Gets Rescued by Helicopter

Ohly: Dog Spends 2 Weeks on Mt. Seymour, Gets Rescued by Helicopter

by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
Public donations of $9,000 (€6,968) were used to pay for the helicopter rescue mission
 

Sony to Launch Flagship Handset with Glass Back in Q1 2013

The handset will feature a 5-inch full HD screen, quad-core processor
by Ionut Arghire, December 11th, 2012
“Amish Mafia” Reality Show Premieres, Causes Controversy

“Amish Mafia” Reality Show Premieres, Causes Controversy

by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
Discovery takes a leap forward to present a reality show like no other
 

Microsoft Leaks Office for iPhone and iPad References

Redmond confirms the existence of an iOS version of its productivity suite
by Filip Truta, December 11th, 2012
 

Terahertz Wireless Chip Successfully Created, Uses X-Rays

The milestone could open up new avenues on all levels of the IT industry
by Sebastian Pop, December 11th, 2012
 

Sea Shepherd Debuts $2 Million (€1.54 M) SSS Sam Simon, Courtesy of The Simpsons' Producer

The ship was bought from the Japanese government, will be used to fight Japanese whalers
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
Medical Helicopter Crashes, 3 Killed in Northern Illinois

Medical Helicopter Crashes, 3 Killed in Northern Illinois

by Raluca Anghel, December 11th, 2012
According to the FAA, two nurses and a pilot were on board when the chopper crashed
 

Apple Releases Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.7

Addresses HDMI video flicker issues on Mac mini (Late 2012) computers
by Filip Truta, December 11th, 2012
 

Wind and Solar Could Power Grid 99.9% of the Time

Coupled with storage technologies, these energy sources could slash electricity costs
by Laura Sinpetru, December 11th, 2012
 

Linux Kernel 3.7 Has Been Officially Released

It brings support for 64-bit ARM, Oracle SPARC-T4, and much more!
by Marius Nestor, December 11th, 2012
 

“Pawn Stars” Fined for Trashing Campsite

Rick and Corey Harrison, friends, fined $1,000 (€773) each for leaving garbage behind
by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
 

Girl, 9, Loses 66 Pounds (29.9 Kg) in One Year

Breanna Bond says she was bullied daily because of her weight, not anymore now
by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
Pamela Anderson Is $371,000 (€286,796) in Debt

Pamela Anderson Is $371,000 (€286,796) in Debt

by Elena Gorgan, December 11th, 2012
Star hasn’t paid her taxes in a while, is in financial trouble again