Softpedia News Archive

About 119 articles found for 13 December 2012:

 

Lindsay Lohan’s Storage Locker Goes Up for Auction

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

“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
 

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
 

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
Latin America Targeted by Information-Stealing Dorkbot Worm

Latin America Targeted by Information-Stealing Dorkbot Worm

by Eduard Kovacs, December 13th, 2012
Here's a removal tool that will help you get rid of the threat
 

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

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

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

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

by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
The update has emerged for all Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 devices
 

Seagate Presents Video 2.5 HDD for Media Devices

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

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
 

How to Install Windows Phone 7.8 on Lumia Devices from NaviFirm

The process is not recommended for beginners, and will wipe the device clean
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
Limit Theory, an Infinite Space Exploration Game, Is Coming to Linux

Limit Theory, an Infinite Space Exploration Game, Is Coming to Linux

by Silviu Stahie, December 13th, 2012
The developer has managed to raise enough money on Kickstarter
 

Cannon Used to Fire Drugs over Mexico – U.S. Border

A pneumatic-powered cannon was used to throw the cans over the border
by Raluca Anghel, December 13th, 2012
 

Optical Drives Are Losing Steam Due to Windows 8

Despite what some may think, the new Windows OS has its disadvantages
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
 

China's 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Was Man-Made

Weight of the Zipingpu dam reservoir argued to be the earthquake's primary cause
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
 

Google Debuts "Confirmed Click" Mobile Ads

These ads ask users to confirm that they intended to tap on them
by Lucian Parfeni, December 13th, 2012
2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones in a Two-Minute Video

2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones in a Two-Minute Video

by Bogdan Popa, December 13th, 2012
Microsoft releases video showing the most important launches of the year
 

60-Inch TVs Are Vizio's New Focus

Large-size television sets are becoming more important
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
 

Very Rare Microquasar Discovered in Andromeda, the First Outside Our Galaxy

The phenomenon is caused by stellar mass black holes, as opposed to supermassive ones
by Lucian Parfeni, December 13th, 2012
 

New Meteor Shower to Give the Geminids a Run for Their Money

This shower has never been seen before, stands to produce roughly 30 meteors per hour
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
GOTY 2012 Best Graphics: Far Cry 3

GOTY 2012 Best Graphics: Far Cry 3

by Andrei Dobra, December 13th, 2012
Ubisoft's new shooter is the best-looking game of the year
 

XBMC 12 RC Improves Support for Android and Raspberry Pi

The latest version of this amazing distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 13th, 2012
 

SodaStream Commercial Banned on TV in the UK

The commercial was making the bottled drinks industry look bad, had to be removed
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
 

Stunning Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak Tonight

Sky watchers should ready themselves to see 100 or more meteors per hour
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
 

Karateka Review (PC)

The game mechanics are interesting as is the difficulty variation
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 13th, 2012
Download Huge Borderlands 2 Patch Now on Xbox 360, Soon on PC and PS3 [Updated]

Download Huge Borderlands 2 Patch Now on Xbox 360, Soon on PC and PS3 Updated

by Andrei Dobra, December 13th, 2012
The update solves the badass rank reset glitch and many other bugs
 

Google Removes 2.5 Million Pirate Links Each Week, 10 Times More than 6 Months Ago

Google is getting more removal requests than ever, growing at a huge rate
by Lucian Parfeni, December 13th, 2012
Viral of the Day: Victoria’s Secret Angels Sing a Christmas Song

Viral of the Day: Victoria’s Secret Angels Sing a Christmas Song

by Elena Gorgan, December 13th, 2012
“It’s not fair to have a model sing” – for viewers either
 

Massive Xbox Live Arcade Discounts Leaked, Start on December 18

Microsoft is preparing an end of the year sale for Xbox 360 owners
by Andrei Dobra, December 13th, 2012
 

Sharp's 60-Inch 4K LCD, the Integrated Cognitive Creation

The ICC Purios gets detailed, even if it won't be launched for a couple of months
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
 

Nokia Lumia 620 Coming Soon to the UK

It has already been listed at The Carphone Warehouse
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
Greenpeace Gets Waitrose to Quit Shell Partnership

Greenpeace Gets Waitrose to Quit Shell Partnership

by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
It only took 40,000 mails, hundreds of Facebook posts, some store visits and a spoof video
 

Sony Releases Firmware Update for Xperia Tablet S

The Android 4.0.3 update adds memory card support for SDXC models
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
Drobo 5N, a New, Sophisticated NAS of up to 20TB

Drobo 5N, a New, Sophisticated NAS of up to 20TB

by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
It supports BeyondRAID, has five drive bays and an mSATA bay
 

UCWeb Tops 400 Million UC Browser Users

It enjoys a 50 percent market share in China, 25 percent in India
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
 

Calculate Linux 13 Beta 1 Features KDE 4.9.4 and GNOME 3.4

The developers also provide an assortment of other flavours for this distribution
by Silviu Stahie, December 13th, 2012
 

Frankentree: Jellyfish Genes Make Christmas Trees Glow from Within

One such tree would cost about $300 (€230), yet it will well be worth the money
by Laura Sinpetru, December 13th, 2012
Apple Now Has More Users than Microsoft

Apple Now Has More Users than Microsoft

by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
Goldman Sachs looks at the entire computing ecosystem: Android 1st, Apple 2nd
 

Adult Video Games Approved for Windows 8

PEGI 18 games get the green light for the new Windows Store
by Bogdan Popa, December 13th, 2012
 

North Korean Satellite Still in Orbit, as UN Criticizes Rocket Launch

The country has been condemned for its nuclear program
by Lucian Parfeni, December 13th, 2012
 

Acer Forced to Admit Tablets Will Stay Popular, Pushes Forward

Despite grumblings aimed at Microsoft, Windows 8 is part of the plan
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
 

Lady Gaga's Little Sister Natali Germanotta in Restaurant Fashion Shoot

Natali models for the Germanottas' Upper West Side restaurant, Joanne Trattoria
by Raluca Anghel, December 13th, 2012
Microsoft Has “No Intention” to Disable IE’s Do Not Track [Bloomberg]

Microsoft Has “No Intention” to Disable IE’s Do Not Track Bloomberg

by Bogdan Popa, December 13th, 2012
The company is committed to protecting users’ privacy
 

Virus X-Ray for Mac Provides Free Malware Detection

VirusTotal scanner that checks for trojans, backdoors, rootkit, viruses etc.
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
 

Huawei Ascend W1 to Compete with Lumia 620, HTC 8S

It will pack better hardware specs, a lower price tag
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
Google+ Users Will Get a YouTube Tab, YouTube Users Get Simpler Google+ Sharing

Google+ Users Will Get a YouTube Tab, YouTube Users Get Simpler Google+ Sharing

by Lucian Parfeni, December 13th, 2012
Google is working on bringing the two together, even more closely
 

Atheists Pay for Billboard in Midtown Manhattan, Dub Jesus a “Myth”

"Keep the Merry!" and "Dump the Myth!" is written on the massive Times Square banner
by Raluca Anghel, December 13th, 2012
 

Rare 5:4 Nearly Square Monitor Released by Iiyama

There are actually two monitors, but only the color sets them apart
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
California Department of Health Care Inadvertently Exposes Details of 14,000 People

California Department of Health Care Inadvertently Exposes Details of 14,000 People

by Eduard Kovacs, December 13th, 2012
The information was available on the Internet for nine days
 

The Chinese Act Out Because of Doomsday Phobia

Some residents are building arks, while others are spending their life savings
by Raluca Anghel, December 13th, 2012
 

Cop Tases Chinese Woman Trying to Buy iPhones for Her Family

Mrs. Li reportedly resisted arrest and is now facing criminal charges
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
Hacking Critical Infrastructure Is Easy, Protecting It Is Rocket Science – Video

Hacking Critical Infrastructure Is Easy, Protecting It Is Rocket Science

by Eduard Kovacs, December 13th, 2012
ICS security expert Joe Weiss makes recommendations on how such systems can be protected
Xbox 720 Is Out in Fall of 2013, Features Deep Skype Integration
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Samsung Adds LCDs on Top of LG OLED Patent War

Despite general misgivings, lawsuits aren't getting any fewer
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
Woman Arrested in Airport with Two Bags of Cocaine in Her Implants

Woman Arrested in Airport with Two Bags of Cocaine in Her Implants

by Raluca Anghel, December 13th, 2012
She was searched because police thought she was “acting funny”
 

China’s iPhone 5 Ships with Something Extra Inside the Box

Chinese buyers get the Lightning to Micro-USB adapter free of charge
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
 

ASUS to Sell VIA-Powered Tablets for $99 / 75-99 Euro

As unlikely as it sounds, VIA might score one over AMD and Intel
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
STALKER Franchise Is Still Owned by GSC Game World and Sergey Grigorovich

STALKER Franchise Is Still Owned by GSC Game World and Sergey Grigorovich

by Andrei Dobra, December 13th, 2012
The post-apocalyptic RPG series hasn't changed hands
 

AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU Overclocked to 7.93GHz

A well-known overclocker sets a new record with the strongest AMD APU
by Sebastian Pop, December 13th, 2012
 

Australian Police Now Warn Against Using Google Maps

Trucks, buses in Australia directed down a road not built for heavy traffic
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Attack PNC, Bank of America, SunTrust, US Bank

al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Attack PNC, Bank of America, SunTrust, US Bank

by Eduard Kovacs, December 13th, 2012
As they promised, the hacktivists resumed their operations
 

Brooke Burke Is Cancer Free

Dancing With the Stars co-host says recovery after surgery is going well
by Elena Gorgan, December 13th, 2012
 
 

Download Google Currents 2.0 for Android

Makes it easier to scan through categories, hot topics
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
 

Dream JB Was a Social Experiment, No iPhone 5 Jailbreak for You

Site author decides to issue an unconventional warning against jailbreak scams
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
Amsterdam Mayor Plans to Ban Smoking Pot in Schools

Amsterdam Mayor Plans to Ban Smoking Pot in Schools

by Raluca Anghel, December 13th, 2012
A new ordinance will help administrators control smoking near school grounds
 

Android Users Get Sound Search for Google Play Widget

They can discover music around them much easier than before
by Ionut Arghire, December 13th, 2012
 

Download Google Maps iOS, Now Free in the App Store

A brilliant interface and an extremely intuitive Directions feature
by Filip Truta, December 13th, 2012
 

“Sunny Side” Gang Triplets All in Jail in Michigan

The Shivers are in jail for unarmed robbery, home invasion and multiple weapon charges
by Raluca Anghel, December 13th, 2012
Windows No Longer the Number 1 OS, Has a Market Share of 20% – Goldman Sachs

Windows No Longer the Number 1 OS, Has a Market Share of 20% – Goldman Sachs

by Bogdan Popa, December 13th, 2012
A new report claims that Windows’ market share has dropped significantly in the last years
 

VLC 2.0.5 for Linux Arrives with Many Changes

Fixes DVB-S, PulseAudio, MKV, embedded subtitle fonts issues
by Marius Nestor, December 13th, 2012
 

Track Palin Files for Divorce After 18 Months of Marriage

Sarah Palin’s eldest son splits from wife Britta, reportedly amicably
by Elena Gorgan, December 13th, 2012
 

NASA Apocalypse Video Leaks: Told You So!

The world will not end in 2012 – here’s why NASA is so sure about it
by Elena Gorgan, December 13th, 2012
 

Justin Bieber Murder Plot: Three Criminals Planned to Kill Singer in New York

Details of gruesome murder-for-hire plot targeting The Biebs emerge online
by Elena Gorgan, December 13th, 2012