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About 134 articles found for 14 December 2012:

 

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

Indianapolis Buys 500 EVs, Plug-in Hybrids

by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
The vehicles will be used by the city's non-police fleet, Mayor Greg Ballard explains
 

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
Latest Hitman Absolution Patch Wipes All Highscores

Latest Hitman Absolution Patch Wipes All Highscores

by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
Some players report low performance after applying the update
 

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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
Mozilla's Proud of 2012: Facebook Messenger for Firefox, a New Android Browser and Firefox OS

Mozilla's Proud of 2012: Facebook Messenger for Firefox, a New Android Browser and Firefox OS

by Lucian Parfeni, December 14th, 2012
Mozilla is happy with what it achieved this year and looking forward to 2013
 

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
 

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

Add a Free Launch Button to Windows 8

by Ionut Ilascu, December 14th, 2012
StartMenu8 can boot to the desktop and disable hot corners
 

Waking Mars for Linux Review

A game that explains the sensitive nature of an alien ecosystem
by Silviu Stahie, 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
 

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
Hoax Nurse's Suicide Letter Shows Criticism by Senior Hospital Staff

Hoax Nurse's Suicide Letter Shows Criticism by Senior Hospital Staff

by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
The family lawyer asks the hospital to disclose all information on the case
 

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

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

Vodka Saves Circus Elephants from Freezing to Death in Siberia

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

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
Barbara Walters Sits Down for Interview with One Direction – Full Video

Barbara Walters Sits Down for Interview with One Direction – Full Video

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Biggest act on the planet is also on Walters’ Most Fascinating list
 

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
 

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
Overview of ENISA’s Cyber Europe 2012 Exercise – Video

Overview of ENISA’s Cyber Europe 2012 Exercise

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
Participants were exposed to over 1,000 cyber incidents
 

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
 

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
Church Explodes on Top of Mysterious Thieves in Houston, Texas

Church Explodes on Top of Mysterious Thieves in Houston, Texas

by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
Police are asking the public to help identify the robbers
 

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

MySQL 5.6.9 RC Released with Tons of Changes

by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
As usual, the number of improvements this version is impressive
 

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
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
 

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

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
 

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]

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
 

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

Gigabyte P2742G, a New 17-Inch Notebook for Gamers

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

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
 

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

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

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

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

Apple Launches Brand New Status Report Page for iCloud Services

by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
iCloud, Mail, iMessage, Siri and everything in between now monitored on one page
 

Ballpark Facebook Check-Ins Dominate Top 10, in 2012

Find out which ballpark is Facebook users' favorite
by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
BioShock Infinite’s Elizabeth Is Best A.I. Companion Gaming Has Seen, Says Irrational Games

BioShock Infinite’s Elizabeth Is Best A.I. Companion Gaming Has Seen, Says Irrational Games

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
The team has given her abilities to take care of herself
 

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

Steam Users Can Now Create Game Guides on the Service

by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
Share your walkthroughs and special insight with others on Steam
 

Hawken Developer Sees Difficulties for Future Console Transition

The developers are committed to the free-to-play system
by Andrei Dumitrescu, 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
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

Microsoft Kills Windows Live Mesh

by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
The service will be shut down in February 2013, the company announced
 

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

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

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

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