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About 136 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
EndWeekGame: December 14

EndWeekGame: December 14

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
Playing Far Cry 3, Civilization IV, Borderlands 2 and Mass Effect 3
 

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
Canonical Is Feeding on the Decaying Corpse of Windows XP

Canonical Is Feeding on the Decaying Corpse of Windows XP

by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
The Ubuntu developers are promoting a very special ebook
 

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

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
Watch: “Pacific Rim” Trailer with Commentary from Guillermo del Toro

Watch: “Pacific Rim” Trailer with Commentary from Guillermo del Toro

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Fans looking to find out more about the project should not miss it
 

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

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

by Lucian Parfeni, December 14th, 2012
The movie shot by students at CERN is now available online
 

GOTY 2012 Best Concept: FTL

A space sim that mixes rogue elements, role playing and real time battles
by Andrei Dumitrescu, 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

StartMenu8 can boot to the desktop and disable hot corners
by Ionut Ilascu, December 14th, 2012
Sony’s Xperia Yuga Spotted at the FCC

Sony’s Xperia Yuga Spotted at the FCC

by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
The smartphone will be launched in Japan at NTT DOCOMO
 

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

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

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
He also admitted that he faked his heart attack back in Guatemala
 

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
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
Airbags for Portable Devices, Amazon CEO's Latest Idea

Airbags for Portable Devices, Amazon CEO's Latest Idea

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

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

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

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

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
Garrett Hedlund Confirms He’s Back for “TRON: Legacy” Sequel

Garrett Hedlund Confirms He’s Back for “TRON: Legacy” Sequel

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Disney is working on third film in the series, release date still unknown
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

Compatible with Windows, Android, Apple and Amazon devices
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
Recent DDOS Attacks Have Made Organizations Increase Mitigation Controls, Expert Says

Recent DDOS Attacks Have Made Organizations Increase Mitigation Controls, Expert Says

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
Rob Kraus, director of Solutionary’s Security Engineering Research Team, offers insight
 

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]
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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
AMD: No Plans for 14nm CPUs Yet, Will Extend Lifespan of Existing Processes

AMD: No Plans for 14nm CPUs Yet, Will Extend Lifespan of Existing Processes

by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
While Intel is feverishly pushing forward, AMD isn't in any rush
 

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

As many others, it pairs a high-end Intel CPU with an NVIDIA GPU
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
TLC Airs “Best Funeral Ever” Reality Show This Christmas – Video

TLC Airs “Best Funeral Ever” Reality Show This Christmas

by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
TV special will also function as pilot, will get full season if people tune in
 

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

Bode and Morgan went golfing, she could have lost an eye had it not been for the shades
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
Flaw in Universal Jobmatch Website Allows Hackers to Harvest Personal Information

Flaw in Universal Jobmatch Website Allows Hackers to Harvest Personal Information

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
The details of 70 individuals have been collected to demonstrate the vulnerability
 

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
 

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