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About 127 articles found for 16 January 2013:

 

Nokia Lumia 620 Goes on Sale in Thailand

The smartphone is available for purchase for $275/€205 outright
by Cosmin Vasile, January 17th, 2013
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System Spam Used to Spread Cridex Malware

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System Spam Used to Spread Cridex Malware

by Eduard Kovacs, January 16th, 2013
Bogus EFTPS emails try to trick payment processors into visiting a malicious website
 

Chicago Starts Deporting Pigeons to Indiana

People say the methods used to capture the birds are anything but humane
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
 

Potential Cure for AIDS Found by Australian Researchers

The scientists say all they did was toy with the HIV virus, made it turn against itself
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
 

RIM’s Mobile Payment Solution Receives Approvals from Visa

The company’s SEM can be used for secure management of users’ credentials
by Ionut Arghire, January 16th, 2013
Microsoft Surface Pro to Be Launched in “Weeks”

Microsoft Surface Pro to Be Launched in “Weeks”

by Bogdan Popa, January 16th, 2013
Panos Panay confirms that we’re getting ready to the official launch date of the device
 

Benetton Agrees to “Detox” Fashion

Following a campaign led by Greenpeace, the Benetton Group goes green
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
 

MediaFire App Arrives on Android with 50GB of Free Storage

It is available for all handsets powered by Android 2.2 or newer
by Ionut Arghire, January 16th, 2013
 

Watch: Siberian Tiger Cubs Drink Tea to Stay Active

The cubs were born at a zoo in Ukraine, caretakers say the tea keeps them healthy
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
Young Stars Blow Through Pitch Black Clouds in This Stunning Photo

Young Stars Blow Through Pitch Black Clouds in This Stunning Photo

by Lucian Parfeni, January 16th, 2013
ESO captured several stars as they were born in a giant gas cloud
 

Viber for BlackBerry 10 App in the Works

No specific availability date for the software was provided
by Ionut Arghire, January 16th, 2013
 

Thief Returns Rings 15 Years Later, Leaves Letter

The robber went through the trouble of tracking down the family he or she stole from
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
 

The PC Market Will Make Just 1.6% More Money This Year

The long-term outlook isn't too promising either, though still positive
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
 

Woman Driving Stolen Train Crashes into Sweden Home

A 22-year-old cleaner stole a train from a transport company
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
Adobe Patches Four Critical Vulnerabilities in ColdFusion

Adobe Patches Four Critical Vulnerabilities in ColdFusion

by Ionut Ilascu, January 16th, 2013
Security holes allow gaining unauthorized server control
 

Chromebox Helps Intel Dispose of Sandy Bridge CPUs

The newest use of the very small mini PC that looks almost like an external storage drive
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
 

Kris Kross Announces Reunion for All-Star Concert

Famous ‘90s rap group will be making a surprising comeback into the spotlight
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
 

Full Specs of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Touch Phones Unveiled

The previously rumored Blackberry 10 London won't feature 4G connectivity
by Ionut Arghire, January 16th, 2013
Fusion-io Launches SSD for Cloud Servers and Smaller Companies

Fusion-io Launches SSD for Cloud Servers and Smaller Companies

by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
The company should now have a much broader customer base
 

Hoarder Gets Pinned Under Piles of His Belongings

The Canadian man was rescued by firefighters, when a relative noticed his disappearance
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
Korean Artist Turns Cooking Pot Into MIDI-Power Musical Instrument

Korean Artist Turns Cooking Pot Into MIDI-Power Musical Instrument

by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
Music-producing electronic device may be a more accurate description
 

Anna Kendrick Tweets About Ryan Gosling, Tweet Goes Viral

By her own admission, she enjoyed “Gangster Squad” a bit too much
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
 

NVIDIA: Tegra 4 Will Be Faster Than Apple iPad's A6X

There was no way the company would keep silent about recent benchmarks
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
 

Soot Listed as the Second Largest Contributor to Global Warming

Its impact on the planet has been downplayed for many years, study finds
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
Java 7 Update 11 Zero-Day Exploit Sold for $5,000 on Underground Market

Java 7 Update 11 Zero-Day Exploit Sold for $5,000 on Underground Market

by Eduard Kovacs, January 16th, 2013
The exploit is not integrated into any known crime kits
 

Megan Fox Compares Lindsay Lohan to Marilyn Monroe in Esquire Interview

Star talks fame, aliens and leprechauns, religion, family and Lindsay Lohan
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
 

Hubble to Take Six More Deep Space Photos, Peeking Further than Ever Before

Hubble's iconic Deep Field photo of 1996 is still one of the most recognizable
by Lucian Parfeni, January 16th, 2013
Enermax Refashions Best-Selling Case, Ostrog GT Debuts

Enermax Refashions Best-Selling Case, Ostrog GT Debuts

by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
Since it serves to start the year with something new, so Enermax did just that
 

Massive Improvements in New Linux Nvidia Driver 313.18, Download Now

Nvidia has just launched a huge update for their Linux driver
by Silviu Stahie, January 16th, 2013
 

Viral of the Day: Jerzy Janowicz’s Meltdown at Australian Open 2013

Tennis ace gets into screaming match with chair umpire believing he’d been wronged
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
 

Sandy Hook Conspiracy: Truthers Harass Newtown Man Who Helped Survivors

Truthers believe that the massacre was a hoax created by the Obama administration
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
Rugged Windows Tablet Launched by DAP

Rugged Windows Tablet Launched by DAP

by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
Made for enterprises, the MT1010 runs Windows 7 but can handle Windows 8 as well
 

River Phoenix’s Final Movie, “Dark Blood,” Premieres at Miami Film Festival

George Sluizer has managed to complete the movie, two decades after actor’s death
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
 

XCOM Success Does Not Mean Turn-Based Revival

The game is comparable to Starcraft 2 in real-time strategy market
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 16th, 2013
 

Drobo 5N NAS, Drobo's Fastest Network Storage Device Yet

It has advanced data protection capabilities and supports both PCs and Macs
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
Taylor Swift Wants to Hook Up with Bradley Cooper, He Shut Her Down

Taylor Swift Wants to Hook Up with Bradley Cooper, He Shut Her Down

by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
Newly single singer has turned for help to Jennifer Lawrence, says unconfirmed report
 

Baby Humpback Whale Beaches in Hawaii, Dies Shortly After

The whale was merely a few days old, city workers took care of removing the body
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
 

More BlackBerry 10 Details Emerge in Leaked Training Materials

Possible specs of a BlackBerry 10 smartphone also emerge
by Ionut Arghire, January 16th, 2013
 

Former Apple CEO Says the “Cheap iPhone” Is a Must Bloomberg

Apple will have no alternative but to lower the cost of the iPhone, says John Sculley
by Filip Truta, January 16th, 2013
Aerocool Launches GT Series Power Supplies

Aerocool Launches GT Series Power Supplies

by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
Made for mainstream users and, in the case of the strongest models, gamers
 

Watch: The NFL, a Bad Lip Reading

Video aims to answer ever burning question of what is actually being said on the field
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
Picture of the Day: China's Air Pollution Spike As Seen from Space

Picture of the Day: China's Air Pollution Spike As Seen from Space

by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
NASA releases photos showing just how polluted this country's air is
 

HTC One SV LTE Now Available for Free in the UK via EE

The deal requires customers to sign up for a 24-month contract
by Cosmin Vasile, January 16th, 2013
Facebook Wanted Google to Power Graph Search, but Chose Bing for "Privacy"

Facebook Wanted Google to Power Graph Search, but Chose Bing for "Privacy"

by Lucian Parfeni, January 16th, 2013
Facebook is getting much more out of Bing than it would have gotten with Google
 

Tourist Killed in Honduras, Shot by a Gang for a Camera

A 33-year-old man was shot by robbers that took away his camera
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
 

SUV Nearly Swallowed As Water Main Breaks in N.Y.

Extreme cold temperatures caused a horizontal split in the pipe
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
Download the First BitTorrent Client for Windows RT and Surface RT

Download the First BitTorrent Client for Windows RT and Surface RT

by Bogdan Popa, January 16th, 2013
Here are the first apps that help you download files via the BitTorrent protocol
 

Disney Announces Pricing Options for Infinity Figures and Packs

Gamers will be able to get 17 characters and 40 items
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 16th, 2013
 

46-Year-Old Apple Veteran Says His Goodbyes to Colleagues – Report

Jerry McDougal wants to spend more time with his family, sources say
by Filip Truta, January 16th, 2013
“I've Been Stolen” – 5-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl Found, Speaks of Abduction

“I've Been Stolen” – 5-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl Found, Speaks of Abduction

by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
Nailla Robinson went missing from William C. Bryant Elementary School on Monday
 

Dr. Sheldon Cooper Says Google Killed a Donkey, Lied About It

Google insists that its Street View car did not harm the animal in any way
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
 

Sofia Vergara’s Wedding Will Be Huge, Fun

Star says that she plans to throw a big bash for the day she ties the knot with fiancé
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
 

4K Films to Be Sold on Blu-ray Discs in 2D and 3D

The HEVC/H.265 codec will have a lot of work to do from now on
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
Jessica Simpson on Postponed Wedding: Eric Keeps Getting Me Knocked Up

Jessica Simpson on Postponed Wedding: Eric Keeps Getting Me Knocked Up

by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
Star promotes new NBC show, says pregnancy got in the way of her nuptials
 

St. Louis School Shooting: Gunman Was Student, Shot Financial Aid Adviser

The incident occurred at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, in downtown St. Louis
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.7 Changelog Revealed, Out Now on Public Test Realm
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Ad Saying Electronic Cigarettes Are “Completely Harmless” Gets Banned

Ad Saying Electronic Cigarettes Are “Completely Harmless” Gets Banned

by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
UK's Advertising Standards Authority labels the ad as misleading, bans it
 

iOS 7 with “Crystal Interface” Envisioned

Game Center does away with “noise,” makes room for your content
by Filip Truta, January 16th, 2013
 

Ryan Gosling Loves to Knit

Actor says his ideal day would involve lots of knitting – and he’s not even joking
by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
 

Student Gored by Rhino During Safari in South Africa

The 24-year-old woman suffered a collapsed lung and had several of her ribs broken
by Raluca Anghel, January 16th, 2013
 

Doomsday Clock Shows 5 Minutes to Midnight

Climate change, global warming expected to bring about the destruction of the human race
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
Anonymous Hackers Leak 33GB of Files Allegedly Taken from JSTOR

Anonymous Hackers Leak 33GB of Files Allegedly Taken from JSTOR

by Eduard Kovacs, January 16th, 2013
Some say the files might be the ones leaked by Maxwell back in 2011
 

HP and Lenovo Laptop Shipments to Drop 20%

Even though the fourth quarter of 2012 was weak, Q1 2013 is going to get worse
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
 

Man Abandons Dog on Mountain, Gets 30 Hours of Community Service

Animal rights activists say Anthony's sentence should have been harsher
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
 

Intel Scraps a Dozen Sandy Bridge CPUs

Twelve processors will be out of the market, more or less, by the end of July
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
 

Injustice Comic Book Writer Wants to Feature All the Game's Characters

Fans need to see what happened to the heroes and villains from the game
by Andrei Dobra, January 16th, 2013
“Deception” Actor Victor Garber Comes Out as Gay

“Deception” Actor Victor Garber Comes Out as Gay

by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
63-year-old actor says his orientation was never a secret
 

Cyberpunk 2077 Gets Behind-the-Scenes Trailer, More Concept Art

Gamers can learn how the dystopian future world was created
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 16th, 2013
Glib Library Reaches Version 2.35.4, Features Major Improvements

Glib Library Reaches Version 2.35.4, Features Major Improvements

by Silviu Stahie, January 16th, 2013
The number of new features and fixes is impressive
 

1000 Cats Rescued from Being Killed and Served as Dinner

The felines owe their life to a traffic accident the truck transporting them got into
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
 

Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Up to Manufacturers, Says Microsoft

The upgrade might not be pushed to some older smartphones after all
by Cosmin Vasile, January 16th, 2013
 

84-Inch 4K Touch Table Revealed by 3M

This is one of the few 4K products that isn't a TV or monitor
by Sebastian Pop, January 16th, 2013
 

Vodka Saves Puppy from Dying of Poisoning

The puppy drank radiator fluid, risked losing its life
by Laura Sinpetru, January 16th, 2013
“Terminator” Actor Edward Furlong Arrested for Domestic Violence Again

“Terminator” Actor Edward Furlong Arrested for Domestic Violence Again

by Elena Gorgan, January 16th, 2013
Troubled actor is being held on bail after third arrest in as many months