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About 121 articles found for 20 February 2013:

 

Ministers and Diplomats Feast on Ugly Fruits and Vegetables

Their goal is to convince supermarkets to lower their beauty standards concerning food
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: The Winners, as Predicted by Bing Search Data

“Argo” will take Best Picture, Steven Spielberg Best Director, Hugh Jackman Best Actor
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
AVG Provides Three Quick Tips to Protect Your Devices During the Winter Break

AVG Provides Three Quick Tips to Protect Your Devices During the Winter Break

by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
Passwords, anti-theft and safe browsing are the key to a peaceful vacation
 

Sea Otter Plays Water Basketball to Ease the Pain Caused by Its Arthritis

Eddie is 15 years old, has been living at the Oregon Zoo since 2000
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

Microchip Implanted Behind Blind People's Eyeball Helps Them See Again

Researchers say the microchip performs much better than expected
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

Must See: Recreating New York in “The Avengers”

Most scenes were shot against a green screen – and here’s how they were made
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
New Shark-Eating Whale Species Unearthed in California

New Shark-Eating Whale Species Unearthed in California

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
Remains of this animal were found while working on a new highway
 

Milan Fashion Show Gets Eco-Friendly Vertical Catwalk

The catwalk was installed by environmentalists working with Greenpeace
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
Khloe Kardashian Hasn’t Been Fired from X Factor, Says Kim – Video

Khloe Kardashian Hasn’t Been Fired from X Factor, Says Kim

by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
Sister denies reports that Khloe won’t be back for another season as co-host
 

NVIDIA, AMD and Intel All Suffered Sales Drops in Q4 2012

Taking graphics and central processing chips together, the landscape doesn't look its best
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
 

Hang Glider Pilot Refuels at Gas Station in Russia

Watch the pilot fuel and take off, after taking to the street with the hang glider
by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
 

Spotlight: Creative Agency Turns Cars Into Bicycles

Lola Madrid uses car parts to manufacture unique bikes
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

SteelSeries Intros Flux In-Ear Headset

Fits the so-called Freedom to Play mobile gaming peripherals category
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
11 Sheep and 4 Men Found Crammed Inside a Car

11 Sheep and 4 Men Found Crammed Inside a Car

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
The men are now facing theft and animal cruelty charges
Download Now Huge Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Update on PS3, Xbox 360

Download Now Huge Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Update on PS3, Xbox 360

by Andrei Dobra, February 20th, 2013
The new patch has rolled out onto the two consoles
 

A Fifth Beckham Baby Is Not Out of the Question, Says David

Star admits that he’d love it if he and Victoria added to their brood
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
 

Samsung Patent Describes Music Player That Lets Owners Play Tunes Too

It is the dream of any musician wannabe lacking their desired instrument
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
 

Taylor Swift Sued over Failed Canadian Hoedown

Promoters claim they paid her $2.5 million (€1.86 million) and she won’t pay them back
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
If the Higgs Boson Exists, the Universe Is Doomed

If the Higgs Boson Exists, the Universe Is Doomed

by Lucian Parfeni, February 20th, 2013
If the current data about the Higgs boson is correct, the universe is in an unstable state
 

Gigabyte Releases Thin Mini-ITX Motherboards

They are aimed at what the company calls the DIY All-in-One PC Ecosystem
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
 

Boy Eats His Own Bedroom, Gets “Inedible” One for His Birthday

Zach Tahis suffers with a rare medical condition which makes him crave solid objects
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

Robin Roberts Returns to Good Morning America

“Hi, it’s Robin and I’ve been waiting 174 days to say this, ‘Good Morning America!’”
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
 

AMD Turbo Dock Technology: Performance Optimizer for Hybrid PCs

The company is determined to make Temash-based devices as good as they can be
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
USPS “Smart” Clothing Line to Be Debuted, Will Include Wearable Electronics

USPS “Smart” Clothing Line to Be Debuted, Will Include Wearable Electronics

by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
The functional fashion line will be called “Rain Heat & Snow”
 

Prince Michael Jackson Lands New Job as ET Correspondent

Michael Jackson’s 16-year-old star will interview the cast of Disney’s “Oz”
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
 

Crippled Loggerhead Turtle Gets Prosthetic Flippers

The turtle lost its limbs following a shark attack, caretakers explain
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Naomie Harris Set to Wear Sustainable Dress to the Event

The gown was designed by M. Badger, winner of the Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
“Non-Stop Shouting” Before Pistorius Shooting, Steroids and Testosterone Found

“Non-Stop Shouting” Before Pistorius Shooting, Steroids and Testosterone Found

by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
Pistorius describes using a 9mm pistol he keeps under his pillow
Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack DLC out on February 25, Gets Full Details, Video
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Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack DLC out on February 25, Gets Full Details, Video

Three new maps, a multiplayer mode, and 10 achievements are included
by Andrei Dobra, February 20th, 2013
 

One More Surface Pro Bug: Sound Is Unexpectedly Muted

A similar issue is affecting the Surface RT tablets too
by Bogdan Popa, February 20th, 2013
 

Royal Penguin Shows Up in New Zealand, 2000 Km Away from Its Home

The penguin is now looked after by the staff at Wellington Zoo
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

First Google Glass “How It Feels” Video

Here is what Google's new contest can lead to you owning
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
The New Yahoo Homepage Is Here, Marissa Mayer's First Big Project

The New Yahoo Homepage Is Here, Marissa Mayer's First Big Project

by Lucian Parfeni, February 20th, 2013
The new homepage should give you an idea of what the new Yahoo is about
 

Spotlight: Portable Grill Is the Best Bike Accessory Ever

The grill was designed by a German cyclist who likes bratwursts a tad too much
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

Kim Kardashian Does First Pregnancy Shoot with DuJour Mag

Baby bump isn’t showing yet, but Kim is talking pregnancy cravings, diet and Kanye
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
 

EDUCAUSE Hacked, Users Advised to Change Passwords

Usernames, email addresses and password hashes have been compromised
by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio Supports WWF’s “Hands Off My Parts” Campaign

Leonardo DiCaprio Supports WWF’s “Hands Off My Parts” Campaign

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
The actor’s goal is to put an end to the illegal trade of wildlife
 

After Nuclear Test, North Korea Threatens South Korea with "Final Destruction"

The isolated country recently launched satellite and tested a nuclear device
by Lucian Parfeni, February 20th, 2013
 

O2 UK Secures 4G Spectrum, Will Launch Network in Summer

The carrier has already started to upgrade its network grid for the launch
by Ionut Arghire, February 20th, 2013
Judge Blocks NYC from Getting Raw Footage from Ken Burns Documentary [AP]

Judge Blocks NYC from Getting Raw Footage from Ken Burns Documentary [AP]

by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
Burns’ film “The Central Park Five” presented the events around the 1989 assault
 

Steve Ballmer: I’m Super-Glad We Did the Surface

Microsoft’s CEO is pleased with the Surface tablet project
by Bogdan Popa, February 20th, 2013
 

Ebook Creating Tool Sigil Reaches New Milestone

Hundreds of changes and improvements have been implemented in this version
by Silviu Stahie, February 20th, 2013
Farmer's Secret Castle Will Be Torn Down, Court Orders – Photo

Farmer's Secret Castle Will Be Torn Down, Court Orders

by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
Robert Fidler's Tudor-style house cost £50,000 (€57,500 / $77,200) to build
 

Chelsea Handler Gushes About Boyfriend Andre Balazs, Says She Loves Him

Comedienne shows pics of Rome vacation, opens up a bit about her relationship
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
US Ready to Issue Fines, Penalties and Trade Restrictions Against China [AP]

US Ready to Issue Fines, Penalties and Trade Restrictions Against China [AP]

by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
The new strategy is meant to address the growing cybersecurity concerns
 

New Trojan Targets Macs, Apple’s XProtect Doesn’t Detect It

Intego says the “pint-sized” backdoor is an efficient threat, albeit a minor one
by Filip Truta, February 20th, 2013
 

Hackers Leak Data from Montreal Police Department Databases

The hacktivists are unhappy because authorities are tormenting the people of Montreal
by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
Jeep’s Twitter Account Hacked, DJ Blamed

Jeep’s Twitter Account Hacked, DJ Blamed

by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
The same hacker is believed to have hijacked Burger King's Twitter account
 

Strangers Help Man Rescue His Dog from a Shelter

Dave Thomas needed $400 to get his dog back, people agreed to donate
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

The Atlantic City Ravel – New Casino Is Filing for Bankruptcy

Casino reps reassure clients that the facility will be preserved by lenders taking it over
by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
 

CyberPowerPC Gaming Systems Also Get NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan

The company is joining the club started by Digital Storm and Maingear
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
Lil Wayne Lies About Being Banned from All NBA Events

Lil Wayne Lies About Being Banned from All NBA Events

by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
NBA Senior Director of Basketball Communications Mark Broussard speaks out
 

LG Tab-Book, a Convertible Tablet with 4G/LTE and Core i5 CPU

The portable electronic device measures 11.6 inches and has an IPS display
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
 

Forest Whitaker Gets Apology from NYC Deli Owner

Actor was accused of shoplifting and was frisked, owner says it wasn’t a racial thing
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
 

Family of 7 Kidnapped in Cameroon, Father Worked for French Energy Group

Reps at GDF Suez have confirmed that their employee and his family have been kidnapped
by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
Watch: Mount Etna's February 19 Eruption

Watch: Mount Etna's February 19 Eruption

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
This is the volcano's first big eruption for the year 2013
 

Japanese Whalers Ram Sea Shepherd Vessels

The crew aboard the whalers knew exactly what they were doing, the conservationists say
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

MSI Prepares G-Series Motherboards for Gamers

The letter G continues to show up in hardware naming schemes
by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
 

HTC One Confirmed for Australia at Optus, Telstra and Vodafone

The smartphone will arrive in the country with 4G LTE connectivity packed inside
by Ionut Arghire, February 20th, 2013
 

Kelly Clarkson Goes After Clive Davis, Accuses Him of Bullying Her in New Book

Music mogul fights back, says he only included accurate information in his memoirs
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
Here’s How Microsoft Could Save Its Business, Courtesy of Former Employee

Here’s How Microsoft Could Save Its Business, Courtesy of Former Employee

by Bogdan Popa, February 20th, 2013
Joachim Kempin is back, this time with a turnaround plan for his former employer
 

Drunk Texas Woman Makes 911 Call Asking for Cigarettes

48-year-old Linda White has been charged with a misdemeanor for abusing the 911 service
by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
Apple Puts OS X Malware Removal Tool in Java Updates

Apple Puts OS X Malware Removal Tool in Java Updates

by Filip Truta, February 20th, 2013
About the security content of Java for OS X 2013-001 and Mac OS X v10.6 Update 13
 

SwiftKey 4 Arrives on Android with Adaptive Typing, Other Enhancements

The app leaves aside beta tag, brings great improvements to all users
by Ionut Arghire, February 20th, 2013
 

HTC One Benchmark Results Show Impressive Performance

The smartphone is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 CPU
by Cosmin Vasile, February 20th, 2013
 

Russian Meteor Bigger Than Initially Thought

NASA estimates say the asteroid was the biggest to hit earth in a century
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
 

Hackers Penetrate Apple’s Own Macs

Cupertino releases Java update to address vulnerability in the wild
by Filip Truta, February 20th, 2013
 

Elisa Lam: 21-Year-Old Canadian Tourist's Body Found in Water Tank

Lam has been spotted acting oddly before vanishing in the Hotel Cecil in LA
by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
AMD and Crytek Launch Crysis 3, Game Ships for Free with Radeon HD 7900 Series

AMD and Crytek Launch Crysis 3, Game Ships for Free with Radeon HD 7900 Series

by Sebastian Pop, February 20th, 2013
The long-awaited game is here, with graphics just as good as they say
 

11-Year-Old Girl Catches Fire at Hospital in Oregon

Doctors are yet to figure out what caused Ireland Lane to ignite
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
Xperia Z Now Up for Pre-Order in Hong Kong

Xperia Z Now Up for Pre-Order in Hong Kong

by Ionut Arghire, February 20th, 2013
The handset sports a price tag of HK$5,698 (around $735 / €545)