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About 219 articles found for 13 December 2012:

 

Rogers Promises Jelly Bean for Galaxy Note and HTC One X in Early January

It also confirms Android 4.1 upgrade for RAZR HD arrives in late January
by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
 

Google+ 3.3 for Android Brings a Host of New Features

Support for photo spheres, mobile notifications, profile editing and more
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
 

Video of Windows Phone 7.8 on Lumia 800 Emerges

The update should arrive on devices in the not-too-distant future
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Off California's Coast

6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Off California's Coast

by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
The earthquake struck early Friday morning in the Pacific Ocean
 

John McAfee Returns to the US, Says He’s Broke

He also admitted that he faked his heart attack back in Guatemala
by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
Fit SATA HDDs Inside 5.25-Inch Bays with Icy Dock FlexCage

Fit SATA HDDs Inside 5.25-Inch Bays with Icy Dock FlexCage

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
Three 3.5-inch storage units can be installed in two 5.25-inch bays
 

EK Readies Waterblock for AMD Radeon HD 7990

The full-cover cooler will cool the GPU, VRM and RAM
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
 

LuninuX OS 12.10 Quite Quail Is Based on Ubuntu 12.10

The latest version of LuninuX OS 12.10 will be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
 

Vodka Saves Circus Elephants from Freezing to Death in Siberia

After drinking 10 liters (2.6 gallons) of vodka, their ears were the only ones to freeze
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Waking Mars Is Now Available on Steam, Linux Version to Follow

Steam for Linux is not yet listing this game, but a version was offered with Humble Bundle
by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
Taylor Swift Has Met Harry Styles’ Parents

Taylor Swift Has Met Harry Styles’ Parents

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Loved up couple parties in London, she still wants a house there
 

Sacha Baron Cohen Shocks as Ali G with Savile Joke

Rapper makes a return to TV to collect Outstanding Achievement Award at Comedy Awards
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
 

B&N Announces Holiday Promotion for Nook HD and HD+ Tablets

This weekend, the devices sell with $20 gift cards (15 Euro)
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
AT&T Rolls Out Jelly Bean Update for Motorola ATRIX HD

AT&T Rolls Out Jelly Bean Update for Motorola ATRIX HD

by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
The update is pushed OTA (over the air) starting today
 

Airbags for Portable Devices, Amazon CEO's Latest Idea

Jeff Bezos has patented a new way of protecting gadgets
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
 

HTC Butterfly Might Not Arrive in Europe

Expansys has removed it from its website, canceled reservations
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
European Council of International Schools Hacked by Hitcher

European Council of International Schools Hacked by Hitcher

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
The Muslim Liberation Army continues to protest against Israel
 

Today Show Anchor Mike Leonard Retires

Leonard bows out with incredibly touching tribute of most inspiring subject
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
 

Tepco Comes Clean: Fukushima Was Avoidable

The company admits the nuclear disaster could have been prevented
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Crucial m4 SSD Series Has Updated Firmware

“Memory Experts” offer firmware update for their m4 series SSD drives
by George Grigore, December 14th, 2012
Postfix Email Server Receives an Important Update

Postfix Email Server Receives an Important Update

by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
The 2.9.5 version comes with some pretty interesting changes
 

Marine Who Died in Iraq Is Denied Medal of Honor on “Reasonable Doubt”

A medical panel proves that Sgt. Peralta was too injured to perform his final heroic deed
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G LTE Finally in the UK

Since it sells with a data plan, it has a much lower price than usual
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
Gparted Live CD 0.14.1 Has Improved RAID Detection

Gparted Live CD 0.14.1 Has Improved RAID Detection

by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
This current version of the Live CD is based on Gparted 0.14.1
 

Chrome Gets a Password Generator

The tool is not enabled by default, but it's getting close to final
by Lucian Parfeni, December 14th, 2012
 

Nexus 4 Now Available at Three UK for £29/€35/$45 on 24-Month Contracts

Customers can choose the carrier’s “The One Plan” offer
by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
Patch Tuesday Update Breaks Down Fonts on Windows 7

Patch Tuesday Update Breaks Down Fonts on Windows 7

by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
Some OpenType fonts disappear after installing the latest Patch Tuesday updates
Bar Code Inventor Dead at the Ripe Age of 91

Bar Code Inventor Dead at the Ripe Age of 91

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
He passed away due to complications from Alzheimer's disease
 

ZombiU Developer Pleased with Overall Reception of the Game

Some early reviews focused on the survival horror elements of the game
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
 

MySQL 5.6.9 RC Released with Tons of Changes

As usual, the number of improvements this version is impressive
by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
Cooling Jets Enable Super-Thin Tablets and Laptops

Cooling Jets Enable Super-Thin Tablets and Laptops

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
Dual piezoelectric cooling jets from GE officially launched
 

The Leader of the Bad Barbies All-Female Bronx Gang Was Busted

Maria Mejia is 24 years old, and she is accused of a crime committed 7 years ago
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Nokia OneWay Concept Phone Runs Jelly Bean

It features specs and capabilities similar to those in high-end devices today
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
 

XOrg Server 1.13.1 Available for Download

This is just a minor release with very few new features and changes
by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
Flame Retardant Chemical: The Disgusting Ingredient in Gatorade

Flame Retardant Chemical: The Disgusting Ingredient in Gatorade

by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Petition started by 15-year-old girl asks people to stay clear of this sports drink
 

Lay's Debuts Pepsi-Chicken Flavor Potato Chips in China

The resulting product is spicy and sweet, reminiscent of the barbecue chip
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Microsoft Expected to Drop Surface RT Price to $300 (€230)

The company may discount the Surface RT as it’s getting ready for the Pro version
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
 

Romania Wins Inaugural Smart TV Angry Birds Finals

They took part in a treasure hunt and then played against celebrities
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
 

Bruno Mars Brings “Locked Out of Heaven” to X Factor USA

Singer brings the house down with incendiary performance, crowd goes wild
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
One Grand Theft Auto Game Could Include All of the Franchise's Cities

One Grand Theft Auto Game Could Include All of the Franchise's Cities

by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
Liberty City, Vice City, Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas might appear in a game
 

Spotlight: 86-Year-Old Great-Grandfather Works as a Paperboy

Bud Shaefer says he's only doing it because he's a big fan of biking
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Kingston Launches High-Capacity Wi-Fi SSD

Kingston Launches High-Capacity Wi-Fi SSD

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
Compatible with Windows, Android, Apple and Amazon devices
 

Death Star Petition Awaits White House Response

Over 25,000 Americans want the government to start building it a.s.a.p.
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Non-Microsoft UK Stores Start Selling the Surface Tablet

John Lewis is the first retailer in the UK to receive the device
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
Casey Anthony “Terrified” Lifetime Movie Will Spark New Death Threats

Casey Anthony “Terrified” Lifetime Movie Will Spark New Death Threats

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
“Prosecuting Casey Anthony” premieres in January, she’s freaking out, allegedly
 

Download UC Browser 2.7.0 for Windows Phone 8

The application is fully compatible with Nokia Lumia 920
by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
 

Watch the Rolling Stones One More Shot Concert Live on Windows 8

An official application lets you do that for just a small fee
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
iPad 5 to Be Lighter, iPad mini to Boast Retina Display [DigiTimes]

iPad 5 to Be Lighter, iPad mini to Boast Retina Display [DigiTimes]

by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
Backlighting industry sources say the next iPad mini display will have 326 ppi
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Russian Spy Working for British MI6 Allegedly Killed by Russians

Russian Alexander Litvinenko passed away in a mysterious poisoning incident
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
Quick Look: Rayman Legends Demo on Wii U – With Gameplay Video

Quick Look: Rayman Legends Demo on Wii U – With Gameplay Video

by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
Can this new puzzle platformer take advantage of the Wii U's features?
 

Texas Man Carves Son with Pentagram, Boy Discharged from Hospital

Father Brent Troy Bartel turned himself over, saying he “shed some innocent blood”
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Out of the Park Baseball Gets a New Patch and Font Rendering

The developers have ported a fix from the unreleased 14.x branch
by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
 

Gigabyte P2742G, a New 17-Inch Notebook for Gamers

As many others, it pairs a high-end Intel CPU with an NVIDIA GPU
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
 

Fake Virgin Blue Itinerary Notifications Carry Malware

Virgin Australia has issued an alert to warn users about this spam campaign
by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
APT 0.9.7.7 Officially Released

APT 0.9.7.7 Officially Released

by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
The latest version of the Advanced Package Tool can be downloaded from Softpedia
 

Huawei to Unveil 5-Inch Full HD Smartphone at CES 2013

The company plans another high-end smartphone for the second half of 2013
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
 

Levi's Commits to Becoming Detox Leader

Following requests sent by thousands of people, Levi Strauss & Co. agrees to go green
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Download Facebook 5.3 for iPhone and iPad

“Post your photos to albums and enjoy a speedier app,” says Facebook Inc.
by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
Rayman Legends Demo Out Now in Europe, Gets New Trailer

Rayman Legends Demo Out Now in Europe, Gets New Trailer

by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
Check out some fresh gameplay with the colorful puzzle platformer and try it out on Wii U
 

Muslim Boy Writes Letter to Santa, It Goes Viral on Reddit

The young boy asks Santa if he really delivers presents to a lot of children
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Golf Shot Hits Wife: Morgan Miller Says Sunglasses Saved Her Eyeball

Bode and Morgan went golfing, she could have lost an eye had it not been for the shades
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
 

Asheron’s Call 2 Brought Back by Turbine for Free

The new Dawnsong server is offered to all those who play the original game in the series
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
New Flavor of LiquidLab Available for Windows Phone

New Flavor of LiquidLab Available for Windows Phone

by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
It resolves an issue on devices powered by Windows Phone 8
 

Virgin Mary Statue Unearthed near Boston Nursing Home

The statuette spent 20 years in the ground, being discovered 20 days before Christmas
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Laptop Makers Say Windows 8/RT Tablets Are Hard to Sell

This is the latest statement of this sort since the appearance of the OS
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
 

Apple Launches Brand New Status Report Page for iCloud Services

iCloud, Mail, iMessage, Siri and everything in between now monitored on one page
by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
GOTY 2012 Best Concept Runner Up: The Walking Dead

GOTY 2012 Best Concept Runner Up: The Walking Dead

by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
Telltale Games managed to deliver a great game with The Walking Dead
 

Download UC Browser 8.8 for Java (Beta 2)

This is the second beta release so expect some bugs and issues
by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
Compact Gaming Keyboard from DharmaPoint Looks Anything But

Compact Gaming Keyboard from DharmaPoint Looks Anything But

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
It completely lacks a numpad and has absolutely no hotkeys
 

Ballpark Facebook Check-Ins Dominate Top 10, in 2012

Find out which ballpark is Facebook users' favorite
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Windows Phone Store Available in 37 New Markets, More Features Added

The search function has been improved to offer more accurate results
by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
 

Hitman HD Trilogy Is Now Official, Gets First Screenshots

Check out the first few images of the upcoming collection in action
by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
Calibre 0.9.10 Improves Heuristics Feature and Adds New Drivers, Download Now

Calibre 0.9.10 Improves Heuristics Feature and Adds New Drivers, Download Now

by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
The latest version of Calibre can be downloaded from Softpedia
 

Microsoft Surface Tablets Shipped with Faulty Magnet System

Here’s another issue that’s affecting Microsoft’s first tablet in history
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
 

US Ski Star Bode Miller's Golf Shot Hits His Wife

He tried to avoid hitting a tree, and managed to throw the ball at his wife instead
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Steam Users Can Now Create Game Guides on the Service

Share your walkthroughs and special insight with others on Steam
by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
Everything Wrong with “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2 Minutes or Less – Video

Everything Wrong with “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2 Minutes or Less

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Video highlights all the “sins” within new Spidey movie, sentences it to “Hell”
 

Hawken Developer Sees Difficulties for Future Console Transition

The developers are committed to the free-to-play system
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
 

Apple Adds Support for Two New Cameras in Aperture 3 and iPhoto 11

RAW images churned out by Canon EOS 6D and Nikon 1 V2 are now supported
by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
King Tides Hit the Californian Coast, Cause Floods

King Tides Hit the Californian Coast, Cause Floods

by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Having the sun and moon in alignment is what causes these very high tides
 

Download iTunes 11.0.1

Addresses an issue where new purchases in iCloud may not appear in your library
by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
 

Roommate Killed in Shooting over Pork Chop in Florida

He allegedly told his other roommates “that should be enough” as he was loading his rifle
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

DOTA 2 Update, Timbersaw Now Available

Gamers will see improvements in gameplay and matchmaking
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
Intel to Buy NVIDIA, Wild Rumor Claims, NVIDIA CEO to Lead

Intel to Buy NVIDIA, Wild Rumor Claims, NVIDIA CEO to Lead

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
Current NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will take over as the leader
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Windows 8 Security Hole Allows Users to Reset Account Passwords in Minutes

Yet another security flaw affecting Microsoft’s new operating system
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
 

Microsoft Kills Windows Live Mesh

The service will be shut down in February 2013, the company announced
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
Microsoft Confirms Internet Explorer Security Flaw, Promises Patch

Microsoft Confirms Internet Explorer Security Flaw, Promises Patch

by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
The company is now working on a fix to patch its in-house browser
 

Google Calendar for Android Updated with Improved Notifications and More

The latest version allows users to map the location of a meeting
by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
Lindsay Lohan’s Storage Locker Goes Up for Auction

Lindsay Lohan’s Storage Locker Goes Up for Auction

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Star has not paid her bills, will see personal belongings go up for grabs
 

“Gangnam Style” Death: Man Collapses, Dies After Dance Routine

46-year-old IT manager dances to his death at Christmas office party
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
 

Star-Themed Square Enix Site Reveals Galaxy Game

The game will be played in a browser, will have four factions
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
 

Alcatel Publishes Video Promo for Windows Phone 7.8-Based One Touch

It should land in Russia at 6,990 rubles (around $230 / €175)
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
Dual-SIM Micromax Smarty 4.0 A68 Goes on Sale in India for $120/€90

Dual-SIM Micromax Smarty 4.0 A68 Goes on Sale in India for $120/€90

by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
The smartphone is powered by Android 4.0 ICS platform
 

EVE Online Expands to China, Gets 450,000 Subscribers

The Retribution expansion prompted an increase in game sales
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
 

Weather Flow for Windows Phone 8 Gets Updated

Now with support for three new Live Tiles, Lockscreen, and more
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
Telstra Rolls Out Android 4.0 ICS for Samsung GALAXY S II 4G on December 14

Telstra Rolls Out Android 4.0 ICS for Samsung GALAXY S II 4G on December 14

by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
The update is about 190MB in size and will be available via Samsung Kies
 

Huawei to Launch Both Ascend W1 and W2 at CES 2013

It will be present both at the entry-level and at the high-end of the market
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
 

Ellie and Tess Reflect Core Truths About The Last of Us

The two female characters are designed to enhance each other
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 13th, 2012
 

Download Microsoft News for Windows 8

Here’s another application that can keep you up to date with Microsoft news
by Bogdan Popa, December 13th, 2012
Galaxy Nexus’ Jelly Bean Ready for Deployment at Vodafone Australia

Galaxy Nexus’ Jelly Bean Ready for Deployment at Vodafone Australia

by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
The software has been approved, Google will start pushing it out soon
 

EA’s Play4Free Now Included in Origin

Battlefield Heroes, Need for Speed World, C&C: Tiberium Alliances are affected
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 13th, 2012
 

Facebook Ditches HTML5, Debuts Fully Native Android App

Facebook for Android 2.0 is twice as fast as the old app
by Lucian Parfeni, December 13th, 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gets Double XP Weekend, Clan Events

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gets Double XP Weekend, Clan Events

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 13th, 2012
Players will also be able to engage developers in battle
 

The Windows 8 Store Is Bloated with Ugly Apps, Says Game Developer

Microsoft is often focused on quantity, not on quality, Lightwood Games CEO explained
by Bogdan Popa, December 13th, 2012
 

Tiger Caught in Barbed Wire Fence Rescued by Villagers

The feline got its paw entangled in the fence, could not escape on its own
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
Download Pictures Lab 5.0 with Windows Phone 8 Optimizations

Download Pictures Lab 5.0 with Windows Phone 8 Optimizations

by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
The software arrives with support for Lens, various UI improvements
 

Invisibility Cloak Developed by Camouflage Company

The first to get their hands on it will be the US and the Canadian Military
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
 

Top Three Most Hardware Demanding Games on Steam for Linux

A few of the games from Steam have high system requirements
by Silviu Stahie, December 13th, 2012
 

List of Changes in NaviFirm Windows Phone 7.8 Update for Lumia Devices

The update has emerged for all Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 devices
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
No 2014 Launch Date for Mass Effect 4, Says Electronic Arts

No 2014 Launch Date for Mass Effect 4, Says Electronic Arts

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 13th, 2012
The team is not currently talking about a potential release schedule
 

Microsoft Rolls Out Commercials for the Holiday Season

Four new clips supposed to show the best features of Microsoft’s products
by Bogdan Popa, December 13th, 2012
 

Sony to Unveil Odin at CES 2013, Will Launch It Soon After

The 5-inch smartphone will run under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
 

Download Lightroom 4.3 Stable

Includes stability fixes and improved functionality
by Ionut Ilascu, December 13th, 2012
Seagate Presents Video 2.5 HDD for Media Devices

Seagate Presents Video 2.5 HDD for Media Devices

by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
The storage device is made for 24/7 operation and supports 12 video streams at once
 

Cheese-Making Dates Back to 7,500 Years Ago

Ancient milk residues found in Poland suggest dairy shaped up Europe
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
 

Download Skyfire Web Browser for iPad 5.0

Engage or disengage Skyfire features found in the Skyfire toolbar
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
 

Crysis 2 – Maximum Edition Is Available on Steam with 75% Price Cut

The game is one of the best first-person shooters of the current generation
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 13th, 2012
Nokia Drive+ Beta Updated to 2.1.0.1451

Nokia Drive+ Beta Updated to 2.1.0.1451

by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
Now with a battery saver mode, which turns off the GPS
 

Download CrossOver 12 with New Mac Driver

Windows programs no longer have to use the X Window System
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
 

Viddy Video App Arrives on Android

An app to create, modify and share videos on an Android device
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
 

WIND Mobile Teases Windows Phone 8 Device Launch

The carrier says it will launch a smartphone powered by WP8 very soon
by Cosmin Vasile, December 13th, 2012
How to Install Windows Phone 7.8 on Lumia Devices from NaviFirm

How to Install Windows Phone 7.8 on Lumia Devices from NaviFirm

by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
The process is not recommended for beginners, and will wipe the device clean
 

Script of the Day: Tweet Collection

A WordPress plugin to import public tweets from a person's Twitter timeline
by Catalin Cimpanu, December 13th, 2012