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About 139 articles found for 20 November 2012:

 

No Iwata Asks Style Series for Reggie Fils-Aime

The executive is surprised by his own popularity among gamers
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 21st, 2012
GTA V’s Emphasis on Bank Robberies Explained

GTA V’s Emphasis on Bank Robberies Explained

by Andrei Dobra, November 20th, 2012
The three new characters are professional thieves who'll show how heists are done
 

Oppo Find 5 Arrives in China on December 12

The smartphone is said to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
by Cosmin Vasile, November 20th, 2012
 

Uncharted: Fight for Fortune Card Game for PS Vita Revealed

The new title is interconnected with Golden Abyss and will be released in December
by Andrei Dobra, November 20th, 2012
 

MSN China Collapses, Loses 2 Million Users

The app loses ground in China, but Microsoft won’t continue its WLM – Skype merger
by Bogdan Popa, November 20th, 2012
 

Snapz Pro X 2.5.0 Bodes Well for New OS X Versions

Popular screen capture utility now requires OS X Lion or Mountain Lion to run
by Filip Truta, November 20th, 2012
Microsoft Kicks Off “Meet Your Match” Windows Phone Campaign

Microsoft Kicks Off “Meet Your Match” Windows Phone Campaign

by Ionut Arghire, November 20th, 2012
It shows once again that Windows Phone can perform better than competition
 

T-Mobile and HTC Partner to Help Give Kids The World This Holiday Season

Users grabbing the Windows Phone 8X this holiday season will be able to participate
by Ionut Arghire, November 20th, 2012
 

HP Suffers Massive Loss Because of Fraud at Autonomy

Falsified financial reports said to have been discovered, odds of compensation uncertain
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
 

Meet Gnomescroll − a Multiplayer Voxel-Powered Game

It's all about guns, shovels, blocks and robots, or so they say
by Silviu Stahie, November 20th, 2012
Security Predictions for 2013 Provided from Three Different Angles

Security Predictions for 2013 Provided from Three Different Angles

by Eduard Kovacs, November 20th, 2012
Experts from GlobalSign, Solutionary and SpectorSoft share some insight
 

Green Tip: Treadmill Desks Allow You to Exercise While You Work

Some companies have already embraced the idea, many more might follow
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
 

Penny Stocks Spam Influences Trading Volume Once Again, Experts Find

Avira warns users about emails in which they're asked to invest with a certain firm
by Eduard Kovacs, November 20th, 2012
 

Fastest Western Digital HDDs Now in 4TB

The WD Black series, good for gaming laptops and workstations
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
Nokia Explains Lumia 920’s Screen Resolution

Nokia Explains Lumia 920’s Screen Resolution

by Ionut Arghire, November 20th, 2012
The screen has 7% more pixels than HD displays, can show more
 

How to Roast a Thanksgiving Turkey by Shooting It

Turkeys are obliterated with dragon's breath rounds, AK-47s and M16s
by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
 

Cell Phone Crashing Prank Clip Goes Viral

A prankster stands close to random strangers in a park and ruins their conversations
by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
 

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 – Review

It takes a large step forward in terms of performance
by Ionut Ilascu, November 20th, 2012
How to Delete the Windows.old Folder After Upgrading to Windows 8

How to Delete the Windows.old Folder After Upgrading to Windows 8

by Bogdan Popa, November 20th, 2012
Removing files of a previous Windows installation may be a bit tricky
 

Archaeologists Discover Scotland's Oldest Home

An old house of over 10,000 years discloses hazelnut-fond ancient Scottish
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
 

GNOME Shell 3.7.2 Features Massive Improvements

The number of changes for this development version is impressive
by Silviu Stahie, November 20th, 2012
Club 3D Poker Series Welcomes Two NVIDIA Video Boards

Club 3D Poker Series Welcomes Two NVIDIA Video Boards

by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
The GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 660Ti royalQueen appear
 

Deer Attacks Men, Steals Their Cigarettes

These two Texans had to ask for help from the police and the game warden
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
 

Siduction 12.2.0 RC1 Has Razor-Qt

The distribution still has the other desktop environment from the other versions
by Silviu Stahie, November 20th, 2012
 

Trailer Carrying Circus Animals Turns Topsy-Turvy

The man driving the truck hauling this trailer lost control of the wheel
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
DROID RAZR M, RAZR MAXX and HTC Rezound Now on Sale at Amazon for $0.01

DROID RAZR M, RAZR MAXX and HTC Rezound Now on Sale at Amazon for $0.01

by Cosmin Vasile, November 20th, 2012
The retailer also offers nice discounts on Verizon Galaxy S III
 

Intel SSD 525 mSATA Storage Drives Detailed and Tested

The SandForce-powered solid-state drives will debut in 2013
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
 

Vote to Decide Which Game Idea Double Fine Develops Next

The process has led to Iron Brigade, Stacking and Costume Quest
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 20th, 2012
 

Amazing White Whale Spotted Swimming Wild in Norwegian Waters

It is only the third white humpback whale known in the world by now
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
 

Greenland Ice Is Melting at Ever Faster Rates

Greenland's southeast and northwest coasts are affected the most, new study says
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
Nicki Minaj’s Official “Freedom” Video: All Hail the Queen

Nicki Minaj’s Official “Freedom” Video: All Hail the Queen

by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
Rapper puts out visually stunning video companion for her latest single
 

This Showerhead Is Really a Bluetooth Speaker

Just to show how far waterproofing can go when people think about it hard enough
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
 

Alien Face Spotted on Aurora Photos

A photographer was snapping shots of the Iceland sky when he came across a strange image
by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
 

NBA 2K13 Review (PlayStation 3)

A game with plenty of style, but limited innovation
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 20th, 2012
Facebook Will Now Grab All Your iPhone Pics Automatically, if You Let It

Facebook Will Now Grab All Your iPhone Pics Automatically, if You Let It

by Filip Truta, November 20th, 2012
New beta uses a few select customers to test out Photo Sync on iOS
 

German City Wants to Switch to Microsoft Office from Openoffice

The decision hasn't been made yet, but it will be voted soon enough
by Silviu Stahie, November 20th, 2012
 

Mars and Earth Share Similar Building Blocks, Scientists Reveal

Martian meteorites show correlation between the Mars' primitive lava and its surface
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
 

Unlocked Galaxy S III Mini Emerges at Amazon

The handset comes with support for AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks
by Ionut Arghire, November 20th, 2012
Cat Rescued After Spending Three Days Inside Abraham Lincoln's Statue

Cat Rescued After Spending Three Days Inside Abraham Lincoln's Statue

by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
Thanks to this experience, the cat will from now on be referred to as “Abe”
 

One-Man Electric Helicopter Looks like Something James Bond Would Buy

The helicopter can reach 100km/h (62 mph), keep flying for 30 minutes
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
 

Viral of the Day: Elders React to “Breaking Dawn Part 2”

Here’s the best explanation of why “Twilight” is for teens and girls
by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
Hackers Target NATO with Hurricane Sandy Emails

Hackers Target NATO with Hurricane Sandy Emails

by Eduard Kovacs, November 20th, 2012
A malicious document was sent to NATO Special Operations Headquarters in October
 

Samsung Pulls Laptop Commercial Involving Attacks on Puppies

A certain advertisement was clearly upsetting people, so it had to go
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
 

Strange Being Refuses Coupling and Eats DNA Instead

Millenniums of survival with no mating proved as possible, according to scientists
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
One-Month-Old Pudu Deer Is Frightfully Adorable

One-Month-Old Pudu Deer Is Frightfully Adorable

by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
This baby Pudu deer is an orphan and lives in Santiago
 

Website Publishes Photos of Unclaimed Bodies, for Families to Identify

The UK Missing Persons Bureau debuts a platform where families can search for loved ones
by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
 

Microsoft Gives Advice on How to Troubleshoot Windows 8 Apps

Here’s what to do in case you have problems running Windows 8 apps
by Bogdan Popa, November 20th, 2012
 

Download the Best Free Apps for Your iPhone / iPad with Appsfire 4.0

Major overhaul on all levels, including UI, discovery, search, and sharing
by Filip Truta, November 20th, 2012
Jeremy Renner Sings like a Rock Star on SNL – Video

Jeremy Renner Sings like a Rock Star on SNL

by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
Opening monolog includes plenty of music, hotness overload
 

CyanogenMod Starts Working on Android 4.2-Based CM 10.1

Some CM 10.0 features won’t be ported to the new release
by Ionut Arghire, November 20th, 2012
 

Nicki Minaj Is Scared for American Idol Premiere

Rapper admits to feeling nervous about reception she’ll get as judge
by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
Download Nokia HERE Maps iOS

Download Nokia HERE Maps iOS

by Filip Truta, November 20th, 2012
New mapping service available as a native iOS app from Nokia
 

Anne Hathaway Really Wants to Have a Baby

“Les Miserables” star opens up about baby plans with The Hollywood Reporter
by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
 

Same Structure Revealed in Human and Insect Ears

Scientists detect a novel case of convergent evolution among rainforest katydids
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
AMD Reveals Further Layoffs, 1,700 Is Just the Start
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AMD Reveals Further Layoffs, 1,700 Is Just the Start

As if 15% of the total workforce were not enough, 2013 will bring more
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
 

Elephant Owners Brought to Court, Accused of Torturing the Animal

Bobby and Moira Roberts allegedly chained Anne, allowed the staff to abuse her
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
European Security Agency Issues Report on “the Right to Be Forgotten”

European Security Agency Issues Report on “the Right to Be Forgotten”

by Eduard Kovacs, November 20th, 2012
ENISA makes some recommendations on the EC's newly proposed data protection regulation
 

Chinese Grandfather Models Teenage Girls Fashion Line

Liu Xianping is 72 years old, but he helped his granddaughter sell 5 times more clothes
by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
 

Windows 7 Tablet Project Canceled by Former Windows Boss

Steven Sinofsky didn’t agree with Microsoft building a Windows 7 tablet
by Bogdan Popa, November 20th, 2012
 

Surfers Could Soon Have Plant-Based Wetsuits

Patagonia plans to provide customers with the world's first greener than green wetsuits
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
Jaden Smith’s Mother Arranged for Him to Date Kendall Jenner

Jaden Smith’s Mother Arranged for Him to Date Kendall Jenner

by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
Jada Pinkett Smith was behind the controversy of earlier this month
 

Jumping on the World's Biggest Pile of Leaves

A 17-feet (5-meter) tall, 60-feet (18-meter) wide pile was created for this clip
by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
 

Download Gnomescroll OS X – Minecraft-like Multiplayer Voxel Game

Set in surreal planetary environments, features ores and tool crafting
by Filip Truta, November 20th, 2012
 

10 Ideas to Change the World

In 2012, scientists come up with breath-taking innovations
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 System Requirements

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 System Requirements

by Bogdan Popa, November 20th, 2012
Here’s what you need to run the new Microsoft browser version
 

Retirement of Intel CEO Blamed on Lack of Mobile Market Progress

Otellini's decision surprised many people, including Intel's chairman
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
 

Outrage over Mumbai, India Arrest for Facebook Like and Post

The Indian Press Council is asking for arresting officers to suffer legal consequences
by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
 

PETA Plans to Picket “The Hobbit” Premiere on November 28

27 animals allegedly died while shooting this movie, the organization seeks retaliation
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
Zachary Quinto Addresses Rumors That He’s Out as Spock in “Star Trek”

Zachary Quinto Addresses Rumors That He’s Out as Spock in “Star Trek”

by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
Upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” won’t be his last time with Spock, actor says
 

Great Apes Might Experience Mid-Life Crisis, Study Shows

Human emotional evolution might be biological and mostly out of control, scientists say
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
 

GTA V Shines Spotlight on California’s Small Towns

The team is not interested in creating more big cities
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 20th, 2012
Four Killed on Reservation in North Dakota, Suspect Commits Suicide

Four Killed on Reservation in North Dakota, Suspect Commits Suicide

by Raluca Anghel, November 20th, 2012
A grandmother and three children were shot down in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
 

Greenpeace: Apple Scores Poorly on Energy

Yet the Mac maker is a top scorer on policies and practices regarding conflict minerals
by Filip Truta, November 20th, 2012
 

Edward Cullen's Feeding Grounds Now Under Protection

The Nature Conservancy acquires land in Washington's Olympic Peninsula
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
 

Two New ASUS EeeBox PCs Incoming, Both with Windows 8

Called EB1035 and EB1505, they use Intel Celeron CPUs
by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Defeats Halo 4 in the UK

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Defeats Halo 4 in the UK

by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 20th, 2012
Followed by Halo 4, FIFA 13 and Assassin's Creed 3
 

Early Windows 8 Mockups Reveal a Less “Confusing” Interface

Here are the first photo showing the initial Windows 8 GUI
by Bogdan Popa, November 20th, 2012
 

Marc Anthony Pays Ex Dayanara Torres a Fortune in Monthly Alimony

Documents reveal singer is still forking $16,500 (€12,894) a month in spousal support
by Elena Gorgan, November 20th, 2012
 

System76 Launches Bonobo Extreme – the Fastest Ubuntu Powered Laptop

The price tag reflects the components integrated in this laptop
by Silviu Stahie, November 20th, 2012
New Fuse Screenshots and Pre-Order Bonuses Available

New Fuse Screenshots and Pre-Order Bonuses Available

by Andrei Dobra, November 20th, 2012
Check out some great images from the game as well as the pre-purchase incentives
 

Watch: New York's CO2 Emissions Showcased as Giant Spheres

This video shows just how much greenhouse gases get produced in the Big Apple
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
 

Telescopes Capture Astonishing Supernova Explosion

20-millennia old star comes to its end in a ravaging manner
by Cristina Macari, November 20th, 2012
OS X 10.8.2 Still Unavailable for Late 2012 Macs
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OS X 10.8.2 Still Unavailable for Late 2012 Macs

Update silently pulled by Apple, no word on when it will come back
by Filip Truta, November 20th, 2012
Intel Pays $50 Million for Rights to Creative's GPU Technology

Intel Pays $50 Million for Rights to Creative's GPU Technology

by Sebastian Pop, November 20th, 2012
The intellectual property is owned by ZiiLABS, a Creative subsidiary
 

Microsoft Starts Black Friday Sales on Thursday

“Our spectacular Black Friday deals are starting a day early”
by Bogdan Popa, November 20th, 2012
 

Watch: Orca Whale Scares Diver, Swims Around with a Dog

The marine mammal scares the life out of the dog's owner, then escorts the pooch to shore
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2012
Firefox 17 for Android Hits Gold, Supports ARMv6 Handsets Too

Firefox 17 for Android Hits Gold, Supports ARMv6 Handsets Too

by Ionut Arghire, November 20th, 2012
The browser also comes with enhancements for the visually impaired