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About 133 articles found for 14 December 2012:

 

Vodafone Brings Opera Mini to Mobile Phone Users in Ghana

A co-branded flavor of the browser is being offered to users
by Ionut Arghire, December 15th, 2012
Metro: Last Light's Custom Engine Has Many Improvements

Metro: Last Light's Custom Engine Has Many Improvements

by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
The 4A Engine made life easier for the developer by supporting many updates
 

BlackBerry 10’s Keyboard Explained on Video

It will make typing on a touchscreen display smoother than before
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
 

Indianapolis Buys 500 EVs, Plug-in Hybrids

The vehicles will be used by the city's non-police fleet, Mayor Greg Ballard explains
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
13% of Users Find Two-Factor Authentication “Too Complicated,” Global Study Finds

13% of Users Find Two-Factor Authentication “Too Complicated,” Global Study Finds

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
How users perceive online security and what they do to protect themselves
 

E-Readers Lose Their Momentum like a Wheezing Balloon

Tablets are to blame, again, like they seem to be the cause of so many other things
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
 

Almost 4 in 10 Americans Think Doomsday Is Upon Us

36% of Americans link extreme weather manifestations to the end of times, poll says
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Picture of the Day: Shower Cap Looks like a Jellyfish

These are aquatic “life forms” of the future, photographer Kim Preston argues
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Spotlight: Researchers Use Lightning to Recycle Concrete Debris

Spotlight: Researchers Use Lightning to Recycle Concrete Debris

by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Lightning can successfully be used to break down concrete, make it reusable
 

Children's Christmas Books Now Linked to Deforestations in Indonesia

Laboratory tests show that several HarperCollins books contain traces of rainforest fiber
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Nokia’s Asha 205 Device Brings Facebook to People in Africa

It offers a simple, fast and easy way of connecting to the social network
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
 

Viral of the Day: Mistletoe Kissing Prank

3 BYU students spread the Christmas joy, kiss strangers under the mistletoe
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
How to Make the BlackBerry App World Icon Appear After Update

How to Make the BlackBerry App World Icon Appear After Update

by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
The guide applies to devices running under BlackBerry OS 6 or newer
 

Stray Dog and Orphaned Deer Are Best Friends

Their friendship is cut short when the pooch is sent to an animal shelter
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Watch the LHC/CERN Zombie Mobie - the Higgs Gone Wild

The movie shot by students at CERN is now available online
by Lucian Parfeni, December 14th, 2012
Cooler Master Launches a Low-End and a Gaming Case

Cooler Master Launches a Low-End and a Gaming Case

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
The former is a micro-ATX model, the latter an ATX mid-tower
 

Turbocharge the Mac's Finder

A plug-in that enhances the Finder with tabs, cut/paste, dual pane, and more
by Octav Fedor, December 14th, 2012
 

Grandma Is Postcard Maxine's Look-Alike

The twin poses for the camera, in clothing reminiscent of the Maxine character
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
 

Add a Free Launch Button to Windows 8

StartMenu8 can boot to the desktop and disable hot corners
by Ionut Ilascu, December 14th, 2012
Waking Mars for Linux Review

Waking Mars for Linux Review

by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
A game that explains the sensitive nature of an alien ecosystem
 

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
 

6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Off California's Coast

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

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
LogMeIn and DocuSign Possibly Hacked, Customers Complain About Spam

LogMeIn and DocuSign Possibly Hacked, Customers Complain About Spam

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
Both companies are investigating the data breach claims
 

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

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

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
 

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
Upclicker Uses Left Mouse Button to Execute Malicious Code When No One Is Looking

Upclicker Uses Left Mouse Button to Execute Malicious Code When No One Is Looking

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
The method is used to protect the Trojan against being analyzed
 

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
 

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
 

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
Crooks Rely on Carberp-in-the-Mobile to Access Bank Accounts of Russian Users

Crooks Rely on Carberp-in-the-Mobile to Access Bank Accounts of Russian Users

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
The malware is disguised as legitimate applications on Google Play
 

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
Internet Explorer Mouse Tracking Flaw Exploited “at Scale” – Security Company

Internet Explorer Mouse Tracking Flaw Exploited “at Scale” – Security Company

by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
Microsoft disagrees and claims that users have not been “adversely affected”
 

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

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

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

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
 

Flame Retardant Chemical: The Disgusting Ingredient in Gatorade

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

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
 

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

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

by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Bud Shaefer says he's only doing it because he's a big fan of biking
 

Kingston Launches High-Capacity Wi-Fi SSD

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

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
ABC Reporter Catches Ghost on Camera in Haunted House

ABC Reporter Catches Ghost on Camera in Haunted House

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Vanessa Bolano might be onto something, video hints
 

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

“Prosecuting Casey Anthony” premieres in January, she’s freaking out, allegedly
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
iPad 5 to Be Lighter, iPad mini to Boast Retina Display [DigiTimes]
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iPad 5 to Be Lighter, iPad mini to Boast Retina Display [DigiTimes]

Backlighting industry sources say the next iPad mini display will have 326 ppi
by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
 

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
L.A. Reid Announces He’s Out of X Factor

L.A. Reid Announces He’s Out of X Factor

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Music mogul says season 3 of the show won’t find him in the judge’s seat
 

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
 

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
al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Attack JPMorgan Chase Site, Temporary Outages Reported

al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Attack JPMorgan Chase Site, Temporary Outages Reported

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
The hackers have managed to disrupt the activities of all their targets for this week
 

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
 

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
 

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

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

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

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
Blitzkrieg Cybercriminal Operation Against US Banks Is a Real Threat

Blitzkrieg Cybercriminal Operation Against US Banks Is a Real Threat

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
Security experts from McAfee have analyzed the campaign
 

Ballpark Facebook Check-Ins Dominate Top 10, in 2012

Find out which ballpark is Facebook users' favorite
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
“Hunger Games”-Inspired Reality Show in the Works at CW

“Hunger Games”-Inspired Reality Show in the Works at CW

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Upcoming “The Hunt” doesn’t have a premiere date yet
 

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
 

Hawken Developer Sees Difficulties for Future Console Transition

The developers are committed to the free-to-play system
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
Pranked Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Was Found Hanged at the Hospital

Pranked Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Was Found Hanged at the Hospital

by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
A co-worker discovered Saldanha's body at King Edward VII’s Hospital
 

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

Roommate Killed in Shooting over Pork Chop in Florida

by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
He allegedly told his other roommates “that should be enough” as he was loading his rifle
Intel to Buy NVIDIA, Wild Rumor Claims, NVIDIA CEO to Lead
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Intel to Buy NVIDIA, Wild Rumor Claims, NVIDIA CEO to Lead

Current NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will take over as the leader
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
 

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
NFL Cheerleader Rachel Wray Turns MMA Fighter, Finds Her Vocation

NFL Cheerleader Rachel Wray Turns MMA Fighter, Finds Her Vocation

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Cheerleader and dancer leaves it all behind for new career