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About 130 articles found for 18 December 2012:

 

How to Fix RAW Photo Compatibility in Aperture 3

Aperture may not recognize some formats despite installing the necessary update
by Filip Truta, December 19th, 2012
 

Tim Schafer Wants Home Consoles to Open Up

The developer wants to see a Steam-like distribution system
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 19th, 2012
 

Pikmin Initially Used Creatures as Weapons, Says Miyamoto

The new game will introduce new types of creatures
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 19th, 2012
Hubble's Planetary Nebula Holiday Decorations Are Gorgeous

Hubble's Planetary Nebula Holiday Decorations Are Gorgeous

by Lucian Parfeni, December 18th, 2012
More beautiful than anything humans can come up with
 

Self-Publishing on the PC Helped Double Fine Make Money

The independent studio didn't get enough money when it worked with other publishers
by Andrei Dobra, December 18th, 2012
 

Watch: Cheetahs Stretch Their Legs on a Horse Racing Track

The staff at the Houston Zoo wanted the big cats to behave as they would in the wild
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
 

Picture of the Day: Billboard Shows Weird Cat-Turkey Hybrid

“If you wouldn't eat your cat, why eat a turkey?” reads the accompanying message
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
US Rolls Out Its Floating Wind Turbine

US Rolls Out Its Floating Wind Turbine

by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
The turbine was installed off the coast of Maine, engineers are keeping a close eye on it
 

Leading Scientists Determine Why Rudolph's Nose Is Red

Their observational study solved a decades-long puzzle
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
 

Quentin Tarantino Should Take Responsibility for His Violent Movies

Documentary producer Nicole Clark criticizes the movie industry for being too violent
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
 

Toshiba Launches New CompactFlash Memory Cards

The Exceria Pro CompactFlash series works at 160 MB/s
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

Apple Wins Patent for the Original iPhone Design

Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive credited as two of the original inventors
by Filip Truta, December 18th, 2012
LittleBigPlanet 2 Gets PS Vita-Powered Cross-Controller DLC Today, December 18

LittleBigPlanet 2 Gets PS Vita-Powered Cross-Controller DLC Today, December 18

by Andrei Dobra, December 18th, 2012
Play on the PS3 by using the PS Vita as a controller
 

85-Inch UHDTV 4K Panels Will Be Mass-Produced in 2013

There will be larger ones, but this size could be the best represented
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

Instant Regret Chilli Peanut Butter Is Wicked, “Offensively Hot”

The King Naga chilli flavored peanut butter measures 12 million SHU on the Scoville Scale
by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
 

Samsung Exynos Kernel Exploit Highlights the Risks of the BYODTrend

Nick Cavalancia of SpectorSoft explains why such vulnerabilities are dangerous
by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
 

Apple Patents Preview Application

USPTO grants Apple the rights to OS X Preview.app functionality
by Filip Truta, December 18th, 2012
 

LibreOffice Launches for Raspberry Pi

Users can download the new LibreOffice package from the Pi Store
by Silviu Stahie, December 18th, 2012
Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120mm Fans Released

Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120mm Fans Released

by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
With fused blades and LEDs, they are actually quite expensive
 

“The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” Gets First Trailer

Sequel to 2009 film “The Haunting in Connecticut” doesn’t have a release date just yet
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
 

600 Elite Soldiers Sent to Defend Cameroon from Poachers

This proves the “skyrocketing demand for ivory” threatens international security, WWF says
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
 

Nokia Lumia 920 Available at £459.95 in the UK

It is sold SIM-free, but compatible only with EE, Orange and T-Mobile services
by Ionut Arghire, December 18th, 2012
Thermalright Reveals Pitch-Black CPU Cooler, Hands It Out for Free

Thermalright Reveals Pitch-Black CPU Cooler, Hands It Out for Free

by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
The company is hosting a giveaway but didn't provide many details
 

Mobile Ivy Bridge CPUs Detailed, Will Launch in Q1 2013

Celeron 10xxM and 10xxU processors will be released no later than three months from now
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

Machinarium for Linux Review

A small adventure that set the standard for Indie games
by Silviu Stahie, December 18th, 2012
 

New Super Mario Bros. U Review (Wii U)

The classic series does not change much, but is still fun to play
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 18th, 2012
Advisory for Businesses: How to Protect Your Networks During the Holidays

Advisory for Businesses: How to Protect Your Networks During the Holidays

by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
GFI Systems offers some important advice on securing a company during the festive break
 

Anne Hathaway Worries Recent Red Carpet Flash Will Cost Her an Oscar

Star fears the faux pas will ruin all her hard work, make her seem less “serious”
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
 

Gender-Neutral Easy-Bake Oven Will Be on the Market Next Summer

Hasbro reveals they had worked on a better color scheme for their products for 18 months
by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
Motherboards Sell So Poorly That Profits Fall by 20% in 2012

Motherboards Sell So Poorly That Profits Fall by 20% in 2012

by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
This just goes to show how weak general PC sales have become
 

Watch: Cat Is Too Fat to Get Out of the Bathtub

Its owners simply laugh at it, film the entire incident
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
 

Blue Coat Set to Acquire Crossbeam Systems

The main goal of the acquisition is to bring together complementary technologies
by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
Gunman Went to College at 16, Attended Sandy Hook Elementary as a Child

Gunman Went to College at 16, Attended Sandy Hook Elementary as a Child

by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
Adam Lanza was partially home-schooled during high-school
 

Samsung Lets Apple Win the Patent War in Europe

The lawsuits for patent infringement will be dropped on the Old Continent
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

Kim Kardashian Romance Is Killing Kanye West’s Reputation, Career

Rapper is falling out of favor with his fans because of his relationship, says report
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
WordPress Pingback Vulnerability Can Be Abused for DDOS Attacks

WordPress Pingback Vulnerability Can Be Abused for DDOS Attacks

by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
Automattic has been aware of this security hole since 2007
 

Tiny Flash Drive from Patriot Memory Is Smaller Than a Dime

The Autobahn USB stick still managed to pack 32 GB, somehow
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

Evercool Intros New Cooler for AMD and Intel CPUs

Called Venti, it combined direct-contact heatpipes with a fin tower and fan
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

New Diet Pepsi Taste, Courtesy of a Second Artificial Sweetener

The new formula will keep the beverage from degrading as times goes by
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
 

Dina Manfredini – World's Oldest Person, for Two Weeks, Dies at 115

Manfredini, an immigrant living in the U.S., was also the oldest Italian person in history
by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
Lily: Adorable Baby Elephant Greets Visitors to the Oregon Zoo

Lily: Adorable Baby Elephant Greets Visitors to the Oregon Zoo

by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
The elephant calf was born about two weeks ago, made her public debut on Friday
 

Gears of War: Judgment Mixes Horrific Events and Fun Tone

The team wants to attract players while also showing humanity's demise
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 18th, 2012
Leak Exposes NVIDIA Tegra 4 Specs, Wayne Is 6X Better Than Tegra 3
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Leak Exposes NVIDIA Tegra 4 Specs, Wayne Is 6X Better Than Tegra 3

Tablets will be even mightier in 2013 as the 4-PLUS-1 architecture carries on
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
Onions and Garlic Help Clean Wastewater

Onions and Garlic Help Clean Wastewater

by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
Low-cost technology uses onions, garlic peels to remove heavy metals from industrial waste
 

Rapper Tyga Crashes Lamborghini, Tweets About It

Young rapper wrecks car, walks away uninjured thanks to wearing a seatbelt
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
 

NRA Facebook Page Goes Dark, No News About Sandy Hook on Their Website

They were celebrating 1.7 million likes on Facebook the day before the Newtown shooting
by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
 

First Waterblock for Supercomputer Graphics Cards, EK-FCQ6000

Compatible with NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla cards, it fits CAD and CAM applications too
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

“Transformers 4” Is Most Important Role of My Career, Says Mark Wahlberg

Actor says working with Michael Bay again has finally made him popular with his own kids
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
Verizon’s Galaxy S III Plagued with Issues Following Jelly Bean Update

Verizon’s Galaxy S III Plagued with Issues Following Jelly Bean Update

by Ionut Arghire, December 18th, 2012
Users report fast battery drains, notification glitches and more
Rapper Hints Coco Did Cheat on Ice-T with Him – Video

Rapper Hints Coco Did Cheat on Ice-T with Him

by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
AP.9 hints earlier reports weren’t “rumors,” he did sleep with glamor girl Coco
 

GOTY 2012 Best Indie Game Runner-Up: FTL

A game that creates tension with a small set of mechanics
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 18th, 2012
Scientists Are 99.9999999999 Percent Sure the Higgs Boson Is There

Scientists Are 99.9999999999 Percent Sure the Higgs Boson Is There

by Lucian Parfeni, December 18th, 2012
The latest info from CERN shows that the Higgs boson is certain to exist, as predicted
 

Woman Gets Life Sentence for Ordering Hit on Husband and Mother-in-Law

Narcy Novack feared that she would be left without her husband's fortune after a divorce
by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
 

Comfort Dogs Help Community Cope with the Sandy Hook Shooting

Several Golden Retrievers traveled from Chicago to Newtown, will remain here for a while
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
“Fake” POS Devices Sold on Black Market for $2,500 (€1,900) – Video

“Fake” POS Devices Sold on Black Market for $2,500 (€1,900)

by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
The skimmers are capable of printing a receipt even if they're offline
 

Sony Mobile Explains Jelly Bean Upgrade Decisions

User experience was the main factor when deciding which devices will be upgraded
by Ionut Arghire, December 18th, 2012
 

3D Printed Drugs, the New Cure for Cancer

The technology is called Parabon Essemblix Drug Development Platform
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
 

Microsoft Shows How Important the Start Screen Is in Windows 8 Pro

The company tries to remind businesses that Windows 8 is the right choice for everyone
by Bogdan Popa, December 18th, 2012
GrooveMonitor Data-Wiping Malware Not Sophisticated, but Enough to Cause Damage

GrooveMonitor Data-Wiping Malware Not Sophisticated, but Enough to Cause Damage

by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
Experts from Kaspersky and Sophos have analyzed the new threat
 

Zooey Deschanel Divorce Is Final

Actress and Ben Gibbard are officially free to move on from the failed marriage
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
 

Edible Packaging for Hamburgers Helps Reduce Paper Waste

Brazilian fast-food chain encourages customers to eat food wrappings
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
 

Radi-Aid: Africans Pack Heaters, Send Them to Norway

Fictional charity campaign goes viral, teaches people what Africa is really all about
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
iOS Google Maps Hits 10 Million Downloads in 48 Hours

iOS Google Maps Hits 10 Million Downloads in 48 Hours

by Filip Truta, December 18th, 2012
Google is ecstatic at the response from the iOS community
 

Discovery Cancels “American Guns” After Newtown Shooting

Network announces show won’t return for a third season after online protests
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
 

Download Free Resident Evil 6 Patch Now on PS3 and Xbox 360

The update unlocks the Ada Wong campaign, fixes the camera, brings a new difficulty mode
by Andrei Dobra, December 18th, 2012
Microsoft Fixes DOM XSS Flaw in Surface Domain After Being Notified by Expert

Microsoft Fixes DOM XSS Flaw in Surface Domain After Being Notified by Expert

by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
Security researcher Mirza Burhan Baig has been acknowledged for his work
 

The World Will Not End – Top 5 Debunked Mayan Apocalypse Myths

The Earth's magnetic poles will not switch places, and we are not to expect total darkness
by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
 

Michael Douglas’ Son Beaten in Jail for Being a Rat

Cameron Douglas is recovering from broken leg and finger after prison beatdown
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
Tungurahua: Volcano Erupts in Ecuador, Fuels Mayan Apocalypse Myths

Tungurahua: Volcano Erupts in Ecuador, Fuels Mayan Apocalypse Myths

by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012
Coupled with Toutatis, this eruption sparks fear amongst Apocalypse believers
 

Apex Launcher 1.4.0 Gets Optimized for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

It comes with expandable quick settings, other new features as well
by Ionut Arghire, December 18th, 2012
 

Next Gen Consoles Need to Be Open like Steam, Double Fine Says

Tim Schafer wants the PS4 and Xbox 720 to welcome independent developers
by Andrei Dobra, December 18th, 2012
 

Download iOS 6.1 Beta 4 – Developer News

Build 10B5126b requires a backup using iTunes 10.7 or later through iCloud
by Filip Truta, December 18th, 2012
Hacktivists Continue Attacks on WBC, Leak Emails and Other Information

Hacktivists Continue Attacks on WBC, Leak Emails and Other Information

by Eduard Kovacs, December 18th, 2012
Anonymous, The Jester, UGNazi and other hackers are involved in the campaign
 

The Voice Pays Touching Tribute to Newtown Victims

Judges, guests, contestants join in for incredibly emotional tribute after bloody shooting
by Elena Gorgan, December 18th, 2012
 

Samsung Intros Galaxy Grand with 5-Inch Screen

It will launch the Jelly Bean handset in single and dual-SIM flavors
by Ionut Arghire, December 18th, 2012
 

Sandy Hook Funerals Start, Family Reads Eulogy for 6-Year-Old Boy

Noah Pozner's funeral is accompanied by a heartbreaking message from the grieving family
by Raluca Anghel, December 18th, 2012
 

Clonezilla Live 2.0.1-15 Is Powered by Linux Kernel 3.2.35

It is based on the Debian Sid repository as of 12-17-2012
by Marius Nestor, December 18th, 2012
 

AMD Solar System Radeon HD 8000M GPUs Detailed

They will be launched at CES, but a press deck has been released already
by Sebastian Pop, December 18th, 2012
Sony Xperia Yuga C6603 Gets Reviewed Ahead of Launch

Sony Xperia Yuga C6603 Gets Reviewed Ahead of Launch

by Ionut Arghire, December 18th, 2012
The 5-inch smartphone will become Sony’s flagship for 2013
 

Soviet Submarine Wreck Found in the Baltic Sea

The S-6 fell off the map in 1941, was found by civilian divers a few months ago
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2012