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About 139 articles found for 12 December 2012:

 

Opera Mini Data Plan Launched in Vietnam

Available at MobiFone for people who are using Opera Mini
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
 

Crysis 3 Is Accessible for Low-End PCs, Impressive on High-End Machines

The team is aiming for a balanced approach that suits the game world
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 13th, 2012
 

Sleeping Dogs Is Officially a Franchise Despite Low Sales

Square Enix expects following games to perform better
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 12th, 2012
Hubble Spots the Youngest Ever Galaxies, from a 380 Million Years-Old Universe

Hubble Spots the Youngest Ever Galaxies, from a 380 Million Years-Old Universe

by Lucian Parfeni, December 12th, 2012
These are some of the first galaxies to form in the Universe
 

Crysis 3 Maxes Out PS3 and Xbox 360, Looks Next Gen on PC

Crytek is quite happy with the quality of its upcoming shooter
by Andrei Dobra, December 12th, 2012
 

Fourth Largest Illegal Global Trade: Wildlife Trafficking

Wildlife traffickers spin $19 billion yearly, threaten international security
by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
New Record: 1,500 Elephant Tusks Seized by Malaysian Customs

New Record: 1,500 Elephant Tusks Seized by Malaysian Customs

by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
The tusks were hidden in wooden crates, their final destination was China
 

CrossOver Linux 12.0 Is Available for Download, Supports Guild Wars 2

The new version is designed to interact better with GNOME 3 and Unity
by Silviu Stahie, December 12th, 2012
 

Linux Kernel 3.8 Says Goodbye to i386, Linus Torvalds Agrees

You better have upgraded by now, because the new Linux kernel will not support i386
by Silviu Stahie, December 12th, 2012
 

Windows Phone 8 Users Get Microsoft Store 2.0 App

An app to browse Microsoft’s online Store offering
by Ionut Arghire, December 12th, 2012
PayPal Fixes Persistent Input Validation Vulnerability in “Addressbook” Module

PayPal Fixes Persistent Input Validation Vulnerability in “Addressbook” Module

by Eduard Kovacs, December 12th, 2012
The security hole has been reported by Vulnerability Lab
 

It Took 30 Years, but the EU Finally Agreed to a Unified Patent System

It is unfortunate that this isn't enough to curb the ludicrous patent wars going on
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

Enterprise SSD Market Welcomes BiTMICRO's MaxIO

They are designed for PCI Express operation, not SATA or SAS
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

Mass Effect 4 Will Be Launched in 2014 or 2015, More Details Next Year

The game will not feature Commander Shepard as the protagonist
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 12th, 2012
 

Obituaries Now Available for Pets in Singapore

Newspaper says this will make it easier for people to let go of their forever-lost pets
by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
Hacker C0mrade Returns, Not to Hack but to Reflect on Life

Hacker C0mrade Returns, Not to Hack but to Reflect on Life

by Eduard Kovacs, December 12th, 2012
Here's the statement provided by the hacktivist
 

Silicon Power Announces a Bunch of Memory Cards

The Elite UHS-I series contains SDHC, SDXC, microSDHC and microSDXC cards
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

Eurocom Announces Very Powerful Graphics Upgrades for Notebooks

Customers get to choose between high performance and ultra-high performance
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

New Game Arrives on Android: Contre Jour

With impressive graphics, great soundtrack, addictive gameplay
by Ionut Arghire, December 12th, 2012
 

Funny Scenes from Railway Stations – the Compilation

Find out why it's not wise to go through a train station while you are plastered
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
 

How to Protect Your Mac’s Inbox from Spam and Malware

Cloudmark DesktopOne for Mac is a free download for OS X 10.6 and newer
by Filip Truta, December 12th, 2012
UFO Allegedly Crashes Near Okinawa – Photo

UFO Allegedly Crashes Near Okinawa

by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
The picture of the sunken UFO is strangely similar to one visible on Google Images
 

“Welcome to the Punch” Trailer: Know Your Enemy

New British gangster movie shows allegiances can be extremely fickle
by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
Lucius Review (PC)

Lucius Review (PC)

by Alexandru Niculaita, December 12th, 2012
Prepare to play the role of the Anti-Christ disguised as a six-year-old child
 

Panasonic Intros Rugged Convertible Ultrabook

The laptop has a flip-over design but not the friendliest price
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

New Strange Enlightenment E17 Gamma Version Released

Download the latest Enlightenment E17 desktop environment from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 12th, 2012
 

Apple Trademarks OS X Startup Chime by Jim Reekes

Approved by Steve Jobs in 1997, the same sound is used today on every Mac
by Filip Truta, December 12th, 2012
 

Superb Mini Server 2.0.2 Features Linux Kernel 3.2.35

The SMS (64) Native CD 2.0.2 Extra is also available for download!
by Marius Nestor, December 12th, 2012
Internet Explorer Security Flaw Allows Hackers to Track Mouse Movements [Update]

Internet Explorer Security Flaw Allows Hackers to Track Mouse Movements Update

by Bogdan Popa, December 12th, 2012
Microsoft has no immediate plans to release a patch
 

NVIDIA Helps DARPA Improve Embedded Processors

The two enter a research contract worth $20 million / 15.35 million Euro
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

Sony Intros motiongraph App for Android

Provides users with the possibility to create gifs on their phones
by Ionut Arghire, December 12th, 2012
Amazing SparkleShare 1.0 Synchronization Software Launches

Amazing SparkleShare 1.0 Synchronization Software Launches

by Silviu Stahie, December 12th, 2012
A collaboration tool that will immensely help software developers
 

Microsoft Blocks Free Windows 8 Activation Flaw

The company has patched a bug that allowed pirates to activate Windows 8 at no cost
by Bogdan Popa, December 12th, 2012
 

GOTY 2012 Best Multiplayer: Mass Effect 3

BioWare's role-playing shooter offered a stunning and very addictive cooperative mode
by Andrei Dobra, December 12th, 2012
Samsung Invents Foldable Display Based on Tiny Pixels

Samsung Invents Foldable Display Based on Tiny Pixels

by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
Maybe the time of dual-display devices is finally drawing to a close
 

Jenna Bush Hager Is Pregnant, Confirms It on The Today

Former US President George W. Bush is getting ready to be a first-time granddad
by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
 

Man Executed on the Street in NYC, Police Believe He Was Lured There

Help identify the hitman who ended the life of a Los Angeles visitor in Manhattan
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
Denise Richards Will Babysit for Brooke Mueller While She’s in Rehab

Denise Richards Will Babysit for Brooke Mueller While She’s in Rehab

by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
Charlie Sheen’s exes are one big happy family, help each other out whenever need be
 

Nvidia 313.09 Beta Driver for Linux Greatly Improves Performance, Download Now

The latest Nvidia driver, specific to each platform, can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 12th, 2012
 

Researchers Find Skeleton, Close to Solving Mona Lisa Mystery

Fragments of a woman's skull were found in a wrecked building in the center of Florence
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
 

Rechargeable Trackpad Released by Logitech for Macs

Apple system owners will find that the color fits their computers
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
“Sesame Street” to Run Divorce Episode This Week

“Sesame Street” to Run Divorce Episode This Week

by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
Muppets will be teaching kids about the big “D” in 13-minute segment
 

New Currency: Queen Elizabeth II Replaced by Plants, Animals on Fijian Notes

Fiji's goals are to break away from the British crown, flaunt its biodiversity
by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
 

PC Companies Wary of CES 2013, More Focused on MWC 2013

The second trade show will take place at the end of February next year
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

Jennifer Lawrence Is AskMen’s Most Desirable Woman of 2013

“Hunger Games” star gets the crown, Kim Kardashian registers biggest drop
by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
 

Toshiba Samples 4 TB Mission-Critical Enterprise HDDs

Two storage devices are ready to be tested by IT administrators
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
The Elder Scrolls Online Lore Details Reveal Aldmeri Dominion Info

The Elder Scrolls Online Lore Details Reveal Aldmeri Dominion Info

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 12th, 2012
Gamers can learn about the Elves, the Bosmer and the Khajit faction
 

The Doctor's TARDIS Is Up for Sale at Last, It's a PC

One can only hope that the case will become a standalone product at some point
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
Download Shazam iOS 5.5 with Google+ Integration, UI Refresh

Download Shazam iOS 5.5 with Google+ Integration, UI Refresh

by Filip Truta, December 12th, 2012
Expanded sharing, enhanced submission service, updates for the visually impaired
 

Apple Is Now Testing HD TV Set Designs [WSJ]

Cupertino is looking into several designs for a large-screen, high-resolution device
by Filip Truta, December 12th, 2012
 

Gunman That Killed 2 in Oregon Mall “Tentatively” Identified

The shooter committed suicide after killing two people and injuring a third person
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
PayPal Rewards Researcher with $5,000 for Finding Remote Code Execution Flaw

PayPal Rewards Researcher with $5,000 for Finding Remote Code Execution Flaw

by Eduard Kovacs, December 12th, 2012
Security expert Rafay Baloch has also been offered a position with the company
 

Silver-Black Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard from Logitech Released

The Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard can connect to three Apple devices at once
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

GOTY 2012 Best Multiplayer Runner-Up: FIFA 13

A game that's always surprising and delivers some great moments
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 12th, 2012
Firefox Speed Fix Breaks Animated Themes

Firefox Speed Fix Breaks Animated Themes

by Lucian Parfeni, December 12th, 2012
Firefox themes load faster, but animated ones won't work anymore
 

Five Major Companies Join The Linux Foundation

More and more companies chose to join the open software organization
by Silviu Stahie, December 12th, 2012
 

Innovative GODUS Game Needs More Kickstarter Pledges, Mac Support Confirmed

An immersive reinvention of Populous, the original god game by Peter Molyneux
by Filip Truta, December 12th, 2012
Pennsylvania Woman Tells Teens to Get a Job, Is Shot over a Cigarette

Pennsylvania Woman Tells Teens to Get a Job, Is Shot over a Cigarette

by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
Three teens followed a couple home, shooting the woman when she refused them a smoke
 

Owner Wants Monkey Lost in Ikea Back

Check out home videos of Darwin, the dapper baby macaque
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
 

Secret Shuttle Launch Took Place Yesterday in Cape Canaveral, Florida

US Air Force refuses to feed the public's curiosity, keep most information to itself
by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
 

Firefox OS' Secret Weapon: Apps Will Work on Android Too

The two big reasons why you should be building Firefox OS apps
by Lucian Parfeni, December 12th, 2012
The Market Is Waiting for Apple’s iTV with Arms Wide Open

The Market Is Waiting for Apple’s iTV with Arms Wide Open

by Filip Truta, December 12th, 2012
Morgan Stanley analyst says the company could sell 13 million units in the US alone
 

New Micro-ATX MSI Motherboard Has an Integrated CPU

The platform uses a Celeron central processing unit from Intel
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

One Direction Performs “Kiss You” on X Factor UK

Boyband returns to the stage that got them started, audience flips
by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
 

Highway, Buildings On Fire After Gas Line Explosion in West Virginia

An explosion near Charleston caused massive damage, find out which roads are open
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
Dual-Screen YotaPhone to Be Unveiled at MWC 2013, Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Dual-Screen YotaPhone to Be Unveiled at MWC 2013, Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

by Cosmin Vasile, December 12th, 2012
The two displays have different uses and functions
 

Researchers Use Plant Extract to Make Eco-Friendly Batteries

These green-oriented batteries might soon replace lithium-ion ones, specialists say
by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
 

LED ProLite 24-Inch Monitor Launched by Iiyama

It should be up for sale at around 198 Euro / $198-257
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

Steam Client Gets Updated with New Big Picture-Oriented Bug Fixes

The program should be more stable when interacting with its new feature
by Andrei Dobra, December 12th, 2012
MediaTek Begins Shipping World’s First Quad-Core Cortex-A7 SoC for Android Devices

MediaTek Begins Shipping World’s First Quad-Core Cortex-A7 SoC for Android Devices

by Cosmin Vasile, December 12th, 2012
The new MT6589 System-on-Chip is aimed at mid- to high-end devices
 

Serial Killer Israel Keyes Was Caught When He Broke His Own Rule

A detective on the Keyes case shares details about his thoughts and pattern
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
 

Razer Finally Posts the Specs of the Fiona Gamepad Tablet

It is more like a gaming notebook than anyone might have expected
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
Google's "Save to Drive" Chrome Extension Sends Files from the Web Directly to the Cloud

Google's "Save to Drive" Chrome Extension Sends Files from the Web Directly to the Cloud

by Lucian Parfeni, December 12th, 2012
The Google Drive image viewer also gets a couple of new features
 

Oregon Mall Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, Including the Gunman

The killer uttered the phrase “I am the shooter” before firing into the crowd
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
 

“Storage Wars” Lawsuit Claims Show Is Fake

Former star David Hester makes explosive claims after getting the axe
by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
Squid Beach Themselves by the Hundreds near Santa Cruz, California

Squid Beach Themselves by the Hundreds near Santa Cruz, California

by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
It is possible that global warming had a say in the matter, researchers say
 

Oppo Find 5 Officially Debuts with 5’’ 1080p Screen, Quad-Core CPU

The quad-core handset will arrive on shelves in early 2013
by Ionut Arghire, December 12th, 2012
 

London Tower Bridge Opens for Giant 50-Foot (15-Meter) Rubber Duck

A gaming company included the rubber duck in its Facebook campaign
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
Chicago PD Investigating Rick Ross Death Threats

Chicago PD Investigating Rick Ross Death Threats

by Elena Gorgan, December 12th, 2012
Rapper says he’s not afraid of gangsters, police would probably disagree
 

BlackBerry 10 L-Series Handset Smiles for the Camera Again

RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 devices should arrive in Q1 2013
by Ionut Arghire, December 12th, 2012
World's First 6W Server CPUs Launched by Intel
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World's First 6W Server CPUs Launched by Intel

The Atom S line, made of three chips at the moment, makes its debut
by Sebastian Pop, December 12th, 2012
 

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Left Family a Suicide Note After Royal Prank

46-year-old nurse Jacintha Saldanha answered a prank call about the duchess of Cambridge
by Raluca Anghel, December 12th, 2012
Toutatis: 3-Mile-Wide Asteroid Comes Stunningly Close to Earth

Toutatis: 3-Mile-Wide Asteroid Comes Stunningly Close to Earth

by Laura Sinpetru, December 12th, 2012
Toutatis is travelling at about 39,600 km/h (24,550 miles/h)