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About 120 articles found for 20 February 2013:

 

Incoming 2013: Elite: Dangerous

A space sim that procedurally generates an immense galaxy
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 21st, 2013
 

Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620 Officially Launched in Pakistan

All three smartphones will be available via Mobilink carrier
by Cosmin Vasile, February 21st, 2013
Organizations Risk Losing $35 Million Every 2 Years Due to Attacks on Trust, Study Finds

Organizations Risk Losing $35 Million Every 2 Years Due to Attacks on Trust, Study Finds

by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
Ponemon Institute and Venafi release 2013 Annual Cost of Failed Trust Report
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

Remains of this animal were found while working on a new highway
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
Safeguarding the Sea Turtles' Nesting Grounds Is Crucial for Ensuring Their Survival

Safeguarding the Sea Turtles' Nesting Grounds Is Crucial for Ensuring Their Survival

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
These marine reptiles are threatened by both climate change and pollution
 

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

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

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
Django 1.3.6, Django 1.4.4, and Django 1.5 RC 2 Released to Address Security Issues

Django 1.3.6, Django 1.4.4, and Django 1.5 RC 2 Released to Address Security Issues

by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
Users are advised to update their installations as soon as possible
 

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
Oscars 2013: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway Will Perform

Oscars 2013: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway Will Perform

by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
“Les Miserables” cast will be reunited for a special live performance
 

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

Samsung Patent Describes Music Player That Lets Owners Play Tunes Too

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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
Several Chinese Government Sites Defaced by Algerian Hackers

Several Chinese Government Sites Defaced by Algerian Hackers

by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
22 websites have been breached in a period of 3 weeks
 

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
Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack DLC out on February 25, Gets Full Details, Video

Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack DLC out on February 25, Gets Full Details, Video

by Andrei Dobra, February 20th, 2013
Three new maps, a multiplayer mode, and 10 achievements are included
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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 homepage should give you an idea of what the new Yahoo is about
by Lucian Parfeni, February 20th, 2013
 

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

Kim Kardashian Does First Pregnancy Shoot with DuJour Mag

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

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

The actor’s goal is to put an end to the illegal trade of wildlife
by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
Chuck E. Cheese Killer Will Be Executed, Supreme Court Dumps Suit

Chuck E. Cheese Killer Will Be Executed, Supreme Court Dumps Suit

by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
Nathan Dunlap has been on death row for more than a decade
 

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]

Burns’ film “The Central Park Five” presented the events around the 1989 assault
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
HTC One Coming to India in Late March via Reliance Communications

HTC One Coming to India in Late March via Reliance Communications

by Cosmin Vasile, February 20th, 2013
The smartphone is likely to come unlocked for use on other networks
 

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

Robert Fidler's Tudor-style house cost £50,000 (€57,500 / $77,200) to build
by Raluca Anghel, February 20th, 2013
BlizzCon 2013 Takes Place on November 8 and 9

BlizzCon 2013 Takes Place on November 8 and 9

by Andrei Dobra, February 20th, 2013
The famous convention makes a comeback after an absence last year
 

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

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

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

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
 

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

The Atlantic City Ravel – New Casino Is Filing for Bankruptcy

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

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

NBA Senior Director of Basketball Communications Mark Broussard speaks out
by Elena Gorgan, February 20th, 2013
Oracle Updates February CPU, Fixes 5 Additional Java Vulnerabilities

Oracle Updates February CPU, Fixes 5 Additional Java Vulnerabilities

by Eduard Kovacs, February 20th, 2013
The next Critical Patch Update is scheduled for April 16
 

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

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

MSI Prepares G-Series Motherboards for Gamers

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

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
PlayStation 4 Out in 2013, Has Paid Online Service, Supports Mobile Controllers - Rumor

PlayStation 4 Out in 2013, Has Paid Online Service, Supports Mobile Controllers - Rumor

by Andrei Dobra, February 20th, 2013
The next generation console will cost either $429/€321 or $529/€396
 

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

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

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

HTC One Benchmark Results Show Impressive Performance

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

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

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

by Laura Sinpetru, February 20th, 2013
Doctors are yet to figure out what caused Ireland Lane to ignite