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About 126 articles found for 17 December 2012:

 

Carphone Warehouse: This Year’s Big Christmas Seller Is the iPad

British retailer entices potential customers with attractive prices
by Filip Truta, December 17th, 2012
 

Facebook Nearby Helps You Discover Places You're Going to Like

Facebook is taking on anyone from Foursquare to Google
by Lucian Parfeni, December 17th, 2012
 

LHC's Atlas Hints at Two Higgs Bosons, a Bizarre Situation

More likely, it is a statistical fluke rather than two distinct particles
by Lucian Parfeni, December 17th, 2012
Nokia Lumia 950 Windows Phone 8 Concept Features Glowing Notifications

Nokia Lumia 950 Windows Phone 8 Concept Features Glowing Notifications

by Ionut Arghire, December 17th, 2012
It also sports a curved design, Gorilla Glass wrapped all around it
 

Poisonous Algae Take the Blame for Squid Mass Beaching

Preliminary evidence suggests red tides intoxicated the animals, specialists explain
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Gene Turns Ordinary Heart Cells Into Biological Pacemakers

This breakthrough promises better therapy for people with erratic heartbeats
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Watch: Alicia Silverstone Speaks Up for Ducks and Geese

The birds are abused by workers in the down industry, are in dire need of help
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
Picture of the Day: Arthritic Goat Sports Pink Rain Boots

Picture of the Day: Arthritic Goat Sports Pink Rain Boots

by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
12-year-old Maisie has arthritis, the boots help ease some of the pain
 

Memory Prices Back on the Rise

DRAM prices rebound, although it isn't likely to last
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
 

Serious Sam 3: BFE Gets Another Important Linux Patch

The developers are still fixing problems inherent to the platform
by Silviu Stahie, December 17th, 2012
 

Foldable Bike Helmets Now Available for Pre-Sale

These helmets are perfect for those who cycle a lot, only cost $97 (€73.67)
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Watch NASA's Ebb and Flow Crash into the Moon Live

The two probes have outlived their utility and will be crashed
by Lucian Parfeni, December 17th, 2012
 

New Zealand Church Ads Dub Christmas the “Time for Jesus to Come Out”

St. Matthew’s Church in Auckland promote acceptance and lack of discrimination
by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
Resident Evil 6 on PC Out on Steam on March 22, 2013, Gets Requirements

Resident Evil 6 on PC Out on Steam on March 22, 2013, Gets Requirements

by Andrei Dobra, December 17th, 2012
The game has extra features and supports Steam achievements, cloud saving, and more
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Cache SSD from Kingfast Is a 32 GB Laptop Storage Device

Good for ultrathin devices thanks to its thickness of just 7mm
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
 

Pony Takes the Train in Berlin

A passenger travels with a Shetland pony on the S-Bahn train
by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
 

Worst Proposal Ever: Farmer Plows Bride’s Misspelled Name on Field

Loren Lentz, a farmer from Washington, proposed to his girlfriend with a grand gesture
by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
Xigmatek Talon PC Case Lists Forward

Xigmatek Talon PC Case Lists Forward

by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
The company tries to evoke the feel of cars and airplanes
 

Sony Offers New Details on Its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Plans

It will start the roll-out in February for Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V
by Ionut Arghire, December 17th, 2012
Nokia’s Juggernaut Spotted in Video Next to Lumia 820

Nokia’s Juggernaut Spotted in Video Next to Lumia 820

by Ionut Arghire, December 17th, 2012
Proves to be the prototype of 820 when in the development phase
 

DARPA Takes to Recycling Dead Satellites

Robots will be sent to collect whatever space junk they can find, bring it back to Earth
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

If Windows 8 Fails to Impress, Ballmer Could Be Out

Windows 8 appears to be Steve Ballmer’s last attempt at Microsoft’s helm
by Bogdan Popa, December 17th, 2012
 

AMD Radeon HD 8550M Leaked in ASUS VivoBook Ultrabook

The mobile Solar System graphics processing unit makes an appearance
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
Nicki Minaj Paid $5 Million (€3.8 Million) for New Year’s Eve Performance

Nicki Minaj Paid $5 Million (€3.8 Million) for New Year’s Eve Performance

by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
Rapper is raking in the big bucks, makes more than Beyonce
 

Gay Nativity Scene Features 2 Josephs and No Mary

A couple explain that they are trying to raise awareness about gay marriage in Colombia
by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
 

EK Releases a New Motherboard Waterblock

For high-end platforms that just need that extra chill on the northbridge
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
Revamped Dev Tools Land in Firefox 20 Nightly, Ready for Testing

Revamped Dev Tools Land in Firefox 20 Nightly, Ready for Testing

by Lucian Parfeni, December 17th, 2012
The new UI unifies all the tools Mozilla has added over the past year
 

Account and Ticket-Related Notifications Promote Rogue Pharmacy

pillscarehealthcare.com is the site promoted by the latest spam campaign
by Eduard Kovacs, December 17th, 2012
 

Janice Dickinson Is Engaged, Will Have Bigger Wedding than Brangelina

“World’s first supermodel” will tie the knot with Dr. Robert Gerner
by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
 

Visual Concepts Wants More Simulation Elements for NBA 2K Series

Arcade minded gamers will play the experience regardless of the focus
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 17th, 2012
 

Fox Gets Its Head Stuck Inside a Car Wheel

Firefighters arrive at the scene, free the distressed animal
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

DARPA Plans 100 Gbps Wireless Network with 200 Km Range (124 Miles)

The US military will never be slow to respond again
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
Bette Midler Rumor: Ryan Murphy Wants Her on “Glee,” She’s Game

Bette Midler Rumor: Ryan Murphy Wants Her on “Glee,” She’s Game

by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
It could be a match made in music & TV heaven, if all goes according to plan
 

Next Nokia Lumia 920 Update (PR1.1) to Resolve Camera Issues

The lack of details on photos taken with Lumia 920 will be eliminated
by Ionut Arghire, December 17th, 2012
 

Outrage As Swimmers Harass and Ride a Dying Sperm Whale

Harassing a marine mammal is a federal offense, the culprits will pay for their deed
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Miley Cyrus Rocks Out to “Rebel Yell” at VH1 Divas

Former Disney star covers Billy Idol, actually manages to pull it off
by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
Senators Ask for Assault Weapons Ban, to Which Obama Remains Committed

Senators Ask for Assault Weapons Ban, to Which Obama Remains Committed

by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, is one of those who are lobbying for gun control
 

iOS 6.0.1 Bug Causes App Store “Buy” Buttons to Go Blank

Graphical glitch erases text, potentially misleading app buyers
by Filip Truta, December 17th, 2012
 

USB 3.0 Hubs Are the New Rave Apparently

USB 3.0 chipmakers will be really proactive in this segment next year
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
 

Adam Lambert Performs at VH1 Divas

Singer hosts the show, sings live, wows fans as usual
by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
 

Rogers Kicks Off Online Reservations for BlackBerry 10 All-Touch Phone

The first BB10 devices are set for launch on January 30, 2013
by Cosmin Vasile, December 17th, 2012
 

Raspberry Pi Gets Its Very Own App Store

Owners of the Linux-based PC can now visit the Pi Store
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
Google Close to Getting Away Scot-Free in FTC Investigation, Search Issues Dropped Already

Google Close to Getting Away Scot-Free in FTC Investigation, Search Issues Dropped Already

by Lucian Parfeni, December 17th, 2012
The FTC hasn't been able to come up with much to charge Google with
 

“Mad” Elephant in Nepal Kills 4, Villagers Now on the Hunt for the Animal

The elephant supposedly attacked an elderly couple, trampled them to death
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Very Compact Flash Drive Launched by Kingmax

It comes in up to 32 GB storage capacity and is resistant to the elements
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
The Most Awesome Mandy Patinkin Interview Ever – Video

The Most Awesome Mandy Patinkin Interview Ever

by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
“Homeland” actor gets really excited about baby, is latest viral star
 

Body Found, Believed to Belong to Missing ASU Student Jack Culolias

Jack Culolias vanished in the middle of a pledge ceremony for a fraternity
by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gets Patched on PC
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Reporters Go Undercover to Prove That Foxconn Hasn’t Changed One Bit

iPhone 5 factories are still sweatshops, worker housing is still inhumane
by Filip Truta, December 17th, 2012
Silvio Berlusconi, 76, Is Engaged to Francesca Pascale, 27

Silvio Berlusconi, 76, Is Engaged to Francesca Pascale, 27

by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
Former Italian Prime Minister says he feels “less lonely,” happier than ever
Iranian CERT Warns of Data-Wiping Malware

Iranian CERT Warns of Data-Wiping Malware

by Eduard Kovacs, December 17th, 2012
The threat only deletes files on certain days, experts say
 

NextStar Wi-Fi, a Wireless Hard Drive Dock from Vantec

PCs can connect easily enough, but Apple and Google devices can do so as well
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
 

Nokia Pulls Billing Support on N9 in China, Only Free Apps Now Available

The company claims it will upgrade its store billing system in China
by Cosmin Vasile, December 17th, 2012
The Last of Us Introduces Tess, Joel's Partner

The Last of Us Introduces Tess, Joel's Partner

by Andrei Dobra, December 17th, 2012
Check out a video and a few screenshots with the new character
 

Saber-Toothed Cat Fossils Unearthed in Las Vegas

The fossils were first found in June, tests confirmed they belonged to a saber-toothed cat
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Despite Denials, Twitter Wanted to Buy Instagram

CEO and founder Systrom denied there were any other offers apart from Facebook
by Lucian Parfeni, December 17th, 2012
 

Incomplete Update Released for ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T

The new ROM will be either a timely relief or a disappointment
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
 

Superb RTS 0 A.D. Alpha 12 Gets Diplomacy and Fancy Water

A few other major new features have been added to this latest development version
by Silviu Stahie, December 17th, 2012
An Apple Television Is Definitely Coming, Says Marc Andreessen

An Apple Television Is Definitely Coming, Says Marc Andreessen

by Filip Truta, December 17th, 2012
Well-connected Valley buff says we’ll see the product by 2015 tops
 

Cargo Tank Spills Oil into NY City Waterway

Coast Guard officials are unsure about how much oil got in the water
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
Bangladeshi Hackers Deface 5 Government and 5 Education Sites from Pakistan

Bangladeshi Hackers Deface 5 Government and 5 Education Sites from Pakistan

by Eduard Kovacs, December 17th, 2012
A total of over 60 Pakistani websites have been breached by BGHH
 

Medal of Honor: Warfighter The Hunt DLC Out This Week on PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Two new maps plus lots of weapon attachments and mods are coming to the game
by Andrei Dobra, December 17th, 2012
 

Galaxy S IV Concept Phone Packs HyperAMOLED Screen, 8-Core CPU

The smartphone runs under Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s Nature UI 2.0 on top
by Ionut Arghire, December 17th, 2012
 

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Will Offer A.I. Based Training Mode

The team wants to encourage gamers to try out the multiplayer
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 17th, 2012
President Obama’s Speech at Newtown Vigil – Video

President Obama’s Speech at Newtown Vigil

by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
“We can’t tolerate this,” President says in touching speech
 

Two Police Officers Killed in Shooting Outside Grocery Store in Kansas

Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle
by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
 

ASRock Launches AM3+ AMD-Ready Motherboard

It features the AM3+ socket and has a black printed circuit board
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
 

Egyptian Hacker Claims to Have Breached Yahoo! Servers

Yahoo! is investigating the incident, but it's confident that users are not affected
by Eduard Kovacs, December 17th, 2012
 

Obama to Nominate Senator John Kerry as the Next Secretary of State

This proves the President is indeed committed to dealing with climate change, some say
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
NFL Teams Wore Newtown Decal on Their Helmets

NFL Teams Wore Newtown Decal on Their Helmets

by Raluca Anghel, December 17th, 2012
Teams honor the passing of the 26 victims of the Newtown shooting
 

Samsung Preparing 110-Inch 4K UHDTV for CES 2013

Westinghouse will have a foil for its display right off the bat
by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
 

Kat Von D, Deadmau5 Are Engaged

DJ pops the question on Twitter, tattoo artist says yes
by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
 

Freeciv 2.3.3, a Game Inspired by Civilization I & II, Is Now Available for Download

The developers have fixed a lot of bugs, including some multiplayer issues
by Silviu Stahie, December 17th, 2012
 

DmC Devil May Cry Out on PC on January 25, Gets Requirements

The game runs at 60fps or higher and comes with support for new graphical features
by Andrei Dobra, December 17th, 2012
Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church for Praising God for Newtown Shooter – Video

Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church for Praising God for Newtown Shooter

by Eduard Kovacs, December 17th, 2012
Several website have been taken down and information has been leaked
 

Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji, Causes Major Structural Damage in Lautoka

Evan is the biggest cyclone to hit the Pacific island nation in 20 years
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Google Talks Nexus 4 Stock Issues

The phone will ship this week to those with pre-Christmas delivery estimates
by Ionut Arghire, December 17th, 2012
 

Microsoft Recommended to Abandon Windows Brand

Dell exec says he has talked to Ballmer about ditching the Windows brand for Windows RT
by Bogdan Popa, December 17th, 2012
 

China Scoops Up 2 Million iPhone 5s in Three Days

The handset will be available in over 100 countries by year’s end, Apple says
by Filip Truta, December 17th, 2012
CES 2013: AMD Radeon HD 8000M GPUs Named “Solar System”

CES 2013: AMD Radeon HD 8000M GPUs Named “Solar System”

by Sebastian Pop, December 17th, 2012
They are distinct from the Sea Islands series of chips
 

Toutatis: Huge Asteroid's Flyby, Courtesy of NASA

Scientists use radar to piece together images of the asteroid's surface
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2012
 

Pope on Gay Marriage: “Unnatural,” a “Threat to Peace”

World Day of Peace 2013 annual address shows no progress on support for gay marriage
by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
Morgan Freeman’s Newtown Statement Is a Hoax

Morgan Freeman’s Newtown Statement Is a Hoax

by Elena Gorgan, December 17th, 2012
Publicist for the actor says he did not blame the media for the Connecticut tragedy