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About 132 articles found for 19 December 2012:

 

600 Megapixel Astro Photo Is One of the Largest Ever Made

The full photo is 921 MB, but there are smaller versions available
by Lucian Parfeni, December 20th, 2012
 

Planetside 2 Might Move to Consoles, Not the PS3

The platforms benefited from Free Realms and DC Universe Online
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 19th, 2012
 

Bones Grow Inside a Woman's Eye

Unreliable stem cell cosmetics caused this to happen, specialists explain
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8 Update for Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8 Update for Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

by Cosmin Vasile, December 19th, 2012
Software version 8.0.10211.204 is only available in the US and Canada
 

Potty-Mouthed Bird Hurls Expletives at Zoo Visitors

Staff decides to isolate the bird, teach it a thing or two about manners
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

THQ Officially Files for Bankruptcy, Is Looking for a Fresh Start

The company will retain its franchises, studios, and current projects
by Andrei Dobra, December 19th, 2012
A Breathtaking and Very Rare Backlit View of Saturn Captured by Cassini

A Breathtaking and Very Rare Backlit View of Saturn Captured by Cassini

by Lucian Parfeni, December 19th, 2012
The first of its kind photo since 2006, Cassini rarely gets an angle like this
 

Clean Energy from Tornadoes: Company Gets $300,000 to Research the Idea

Billionaire Peter Thiel believes tornadoes can help promote sustainability
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Windows 8 Could Be a Seismic Event for the Industry – UK Retailer

John Lewis official claims that Windows 8 could boost sales of many industry sectors
by Bogdan Popa, December 19th, 2012
 

Ubuntu One Client for Mac OS X Is Officially Available

After two months of Beta testing the client has finally reached maturity!
by Marius Nestor, December 19th, 2012
PETA Trashes Lady Gaga's Outfits, Again

PETA Trashes Lady Gaga's Outfits, Again

by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
The celebrity decided to buy fur, PETA says she must be “out of her mind”
 

Microsoft Surface RT Is the Best Tablet Ever – Best Buy Customers

The device is now available at non-Microsoft retailers, including Best Buy
by Bogdan Popa, December 19th, 2012
 

Spotlight: Airport in North Carolina Employs 1.9 Million Worms

Their only job is to feed on the waste that gets produced at the airport
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Man Demonstrates The Wrong Way to Clear Snow from a Roof

A funny video shows a man taking a tumble while shoveling snow off his roof
by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
 

Phanteks U-Type Tower CPU Cooler Launched

It uses P.A.T.S (Physical Antioxidant Thermal Shield) and two fans
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
GOTY 2012 Worst Disappointment: Medal of Honor: Warfighter

GOTY 2012 Worst Disappointment: Medal of Honor: Warfighter

by Andrei Dobra, December 19th, 2012
The first-person shooter from EA and Danger Close is filled with cliché moments
 

“Flying” Crocodile Jumps on Tourist in Australia

Friends on a trip to Australia's Northern Territory come across a crocodile
by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
 

Nokia Lumia 620 Can Prove a Great Business Smartphone, Nokia Says

It offers great apps, security features, an appealing design and a low price tag
by Ionut Arghire, December 19th, 2012
 

You Can Save All the Tweets You Ever Made in a Single File Now

Twitter's export feature is now live for some users, more to come
by Lucian Parfeni, December 19th, 2012
Wii U Games Can Appear on PS3 Through PS Vita's Cross-Controller Feature

Wii U Games Can Appear on PS3 Through PS Vita's Cross-Controller Feature

by Andrei Dobra, December 19th, 2012
Sony is quite confident in the feature that allows PS Vita owners to control PS3 games
 

Intel Core i7 Haswell M Notebook CPUs, the Specifications

A leak reveals information on the April 2013-bound chip series
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
 

Watch: Gangnam Greenpeace Style

Environmentalists aboard the Rainbow Warrior join the “Gangnam Style” madness
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Facebook to Add Autoplaying Video Ads to the News Feed

The company wants a piece of the huge TV ad budget pie
by Lucian Parfeni, December 19th, 2012
“Storage 24” Red-Band Trailer: More Nasty Aliens, More Gore

“Storage 24” Red-Band Trailer: More Nasty Aliens, More Gore

by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
When something is designed to keep things locked in, how do you get out?
 

Kodak Finally Sells That Troublesome Set of Patents

Since Apple couldn't prevent the auction, it bought them off instead
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
 

Amazonian Spider Builds Decoy Spiders Which Look Like It

Its goal is to confuse predators, make sure it does not get eaten
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Global Chip Revenues Deflate in 2012, Analysts Find

CPUs, DRAM chips and NAND Flash memory chips fall short of hopes
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
Britney Spears Won’t Return to X Factor for Another Season

Britney Spears Won’t Return to X Factor for Another Season

by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
Report says Simon Cowell is disappointed in the ratings for season 2
 

Husky Knows Its Way Around a Horn, Helps Rescue Animals Trapped in a Truck

This hero dog alerted the police by honking the horn of a vehicle it was trapped in
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Megan Fox Thought She Was Pregnant with a Vampire Baby

Actress talks to Jay Leno about being a first-time mom, recalls painful birth
by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
 

Samsung Won't Risk Increasing Notebook Plans in 2013

The company won't enlist manufacturers for extra deliveries
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
Golden Eagle Tries to Snatch Toddler – The Video May Be Fake

Golden Eagle Tries to Snatch Toddler – The Video May Be Fake

by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
Watch this clip in slow motion, paying attention to the kid's movements
 

Project Azalea – Apple’s Top Secret Chip Fab Potentially Confirmed

Sources in Oregon suggest Apple may start producing its own iPhone chips
by Filip Truta, December 19th, 2012
Trans Model Connie Fleming Poses as Michelle Obama for Candy Magazine

Trans Model Connie Fleming Poses as Michelle Obama for Candy Magazine

by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
World’s first transversal style magazine pushes the envelope once more
 

Samsung Galaxy Camera Sells Online Through TELUS

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean photo and video shooter extends its availability
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
 

It's Official: Ramses III Had His Throat Slit by a Vicious Assassin

His wife and son were the ones who plotted and carried out the murder, experts believe
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

The Elder Scrolls Online Gets Dreugh Creation Details

Ebonheart Pact players will meet them first in the MMO
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 19th, 2012
Watch: The Killers, Cassadee Pope Perform on The Voice Finale

Watch: The Killers, Cassadee Pope Perform on The Voice Finale

by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
Cassadee joins band for the final verse of their new single, “Here with Me”
 

Watch: Thousands of Baby Turtles Are Released into a River

These tiny turtles will eventually grow to be one meter (about 3.2 feet) in length
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
Barack Obama Is Time’s Person of the Year 2012

Barack Obama Is Time’s Person of the Year 2012

by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
President of the United States makes the cover for the second time
 

Mysterious White Substance Keeps Building Up Around the Deepwater Horizon Rig

Researchers working with the US Coast Guard cannot figure out what this substance is
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Today in History: Christina Aguilera Is 32

Singer, actress, television personality, mother and role model, XTina has done it all
by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
 

Meet the Most Easily Scared Man in the World

Norwegian man Basse Anderson gets scared even if you throw a plastic toy at him
by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
Hammerpoint Interactive Answers The War Z Complaints

Hammerpoint Interactive Answers The War Z Complaints

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 19th, 2012
Gamers need to pay more attention to the Steam text
 

Ranger Ambushed and Murdered in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Chief Warden of the Upemba National Park was brutally killed by Mai-Mai militia
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Enlightenment E17 OMEGA 12 Officially Released, Final Version to Follow Soon

The final version of this desktop environment could be available by the end of 2012
by Silviu Stahie, December 19th, 2012
Steinberg Releases Cubasis for iPad – Download Here

Steinberg Releases Cubasis for iPad – Download Here

by Filip Truta, December 19th, 2012
Streamlined multitouch sequencer for Apple tablet users
 

Many Refused to Download iOS 6 Until Google Maps Arrived

MoPub noticed a 30 percent increase in unique iOS 6 users in five days
by Filip Truta, December 19th, 2012
 

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Released, Has Mechanical Switches

Despite being launched in Japan, the product has an English-QWERTY layout
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
 

Haribo Wins in Gummy Bear Battle Against Lindt Chocolate Teddy

Chocolate makers Lindt & Sprüngli, from Switzerland, allegedly copied their Gummy Bear
by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
Mercy Also Present in the 2012 Kardashian Christmas Card

Mercy Also Present in the 2012 Kardashian Christmas Card

by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
“Kardashian poem” inside the card also mentions the kitten
 

Kris Jenner Staying Married to Bruce for Money

Star won’t divorce because “showbiz comes first,” says unconfirmed report
by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
 

1000-Year-Old “Alien” Skulls Found in Mexican Cemetery

These peculiarly looking skulls shed new light on the practice of binding heads
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Xbox Live Countdown to 2013 Sale Officially Revealed

Lots of games-on-demand titles and plenty of downloadable ones are getting price cuts
by Andrei Dobra, December 19th, 2012
 

Nevada Loner Leaves $7.4 million (€5.6M) in Gold to Distant Cousin

Gold coins were found hidden in a man's house, and they needed a wheelbarrow to transport
by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
AMD Pulls Auto-Update from Catalyst Graphics Drivers in 2013

AMD Pulls Auto-Update from Catalyst Graphics Drivers in 2013

by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
Owners of AMD graphics cards will have to become more proactive
Apple’s High-End iMacs Won’t Run Windows 8 in Boot Camp
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Apple’s High-End iMacs Won’t Run Windows 8 in Boot Camp

3TB Fusion Drives are to blame, but Apple suggests the issue will be fixed
by Filip Truta, December 19th, 2012
 

Notebook Demand Will Be Weak in Early 2013 No Matter What Anyone Does

Due to a number of factors, people just won't be so eager to buy them
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
Fake “Blocked Account” Facebook Notifications Hide Win 7 Anti-Spyware Scareware

Fake “Blocked Account” Facebook Notifications Hide Win 7 Anti-Spyware Scareware

by Eduard Kovacs, December 19th, 2012
The threat is currently detected only by a handful of antivirus solutions
 

LG Launches IPS Monitors with 2560 x 1440 Resolution

Since Full HD has nothing special to offer anymore, display makers are moving up
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
 

Rihanna Brings “Diamonds” to The Voice Finale

Pop princess is also among the acts to perform on the final show of season 3
by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
 

Watch: Golden Eagle Tries to Snatch Kid in a Park

An eagle swerves towards a family sitting in a park in Montreal, Canada
by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
 

Apple Now Tracking 1 Million Supply Chain Workers

Cupertino now follows weekly supplier data for over a million employees overseas
by Filip Truta, December 19th, 2012
Watch: Bruno Mars Performs “When I Was Your Man” on The Voice Finale

Watch: Bruno Mars Performs “When I Was Your Man” on The Voice Finale

by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
Season 3 ends with a string of superb performances, Bruno’s included
 

Extinct Whale Found: Pygmy Whales Are “Living Fossils”

The elusive pygmy whale is actually the last of an ancient group of marine mammals
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

17 Dead in Prison Break Attempt in Durango, Mexico

Eleven inmates and seven guards lose their lives as guards stop an escape
by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
 

Study Finds Lead in Shopping Bags

Solid-colored shopping bags might pose risks to public health, new report states
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Watch: Kelly Clarkson Performs on The Voice Season 3 Finale

Singer puts on an amazing show, with some help from Team Blake
by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
Cybercriminals Use Android Malware to Create SMS Spam Botnet, Experts Find

Cybercriminals Use Android Malware to Create SMS Spam Botnet, Experts Find

by Eduard Kovacs, December 19th, 2012
The Trojan is being disguised as various popular Android games
 

Coal Museum Gets Electricity from Solar Panels

The “Big Pit” National Coal Museum in the UK is powered by renewables
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2012
 

Samsung Claims the Top Spot on the Mobile Phone Market

Nokia drops to the second position worldwide for the first time in 14 years
by Ionut Arghire, December 19th, 2012
L.A. Boy Suffering Abuse by Teacher Is Awarded $6.9M (€5.2M)

L.A. Boy Suffering Abuse by Teacher Is Awarded $6.9M (€5.2M)

by Raluca Anghel, December 19th, 2012
A 14-year-old was abused by an L.A. Unified teacher when he was 10 years old
 

Bittorent Client Vuze 4.8.1.2 Brings New Options

The application is now capable of detecting if the users is running a VPN connection
by Silviu Stahie, December 19th, 2012
 

Microsoft Touts 50 Display Languages in Windows Phone 8

The platform features various optimizations for local use in some countries
by Ionut Arghire, December 19th, 2012
 

10-Inch Nokia Windows RT Tablet Being Prepared for MWC 2013

The tablet probably won't have the same hardware scheme as Nokia's first idea
by Sebastian Pop, December 19th, 2012
Alyssa Milano at 40: Star Gets Surprise, Prom-Themed Birthday Party

Alyssa Milano at 40: Star Gets Surprise, Prom-Themed Birthday Party

by Elena Gorgan, December 19th, 2012
Husband David Bugliari throws her a party she’ll likely never forget
 

Microsoft Sued for “Corporate Torture”

Former employee claims Microsoft is “intentionally hurting you mentally”
by Bogdan Popa, December 19th, 2012
Download OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Build 12D43 – Developer News

Download OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Build 12D43 – Developer News

by Filip Truta, December 19th, 2012
Developers handed new beta with few focus areas and no known issues
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openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 2 Has KDE 4.10

The distro also features GNOME 3.6.3 and LibreOffice 3.6.3
by Marius Nestor, December 19th, 2012
 

Faster and Redesigned Bing Image Search Officially Launched

The company has just updated its image search service with a new UI and more tools
by Bogdan Popa, December 19th, 2012
Microsoft Explains Why It Killed Pinball After Windows XP

Microsoft Explains Why It Killed Pinball After Windows XP

by Bogdan Popa, December 19th, 2012
The fairly popular Pinball game was removed from Vista