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About 124 articles found for 20 December 2012:

 

New 5.3’’ Android Smartphone for Next Year, Neo N003

It will sport a quad-core processor inside, Android 4.0.4
by Ionut Arghire, December 21st, 2012
 

Chaos Reborn Gets Details from Julian Gollop

The game will appeal to both older gamers and a modern audience
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 21st, 2012
 

FIFA World Cup Draws 1.6 Million Players

The statistics for the matches are close to those of real-world leagues
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 20th, 2012
 

Far Cry 3 Writer Wants Gamers and Developers to Provoke Each Other

Stories should engage players and they should tell developers what they want
by Andrei Dobra, December 20th, 2012
 

Microsoft Claims It Fixed the Surface Wi-Fi Bug, Users Say It Didn’t

Patch Tuesday fixes also included an update to address the Wi-Fi bugs, Microsoft said
by Bogdan Popa, December 20th, 2012
Dragon Mobile Assistant 2.0 Beta Available for Android

Dragon Mobile Assistant 2.0 Beta Available for Android

by Ionut Arghire, December 20th, 2012
With new features in tow, support for Android 2.3 devices
 

First-of-Its-Kind “Unpackaged” Shop Moves to Hockney, East London

This shop asks customers to bring their own containers and bags, as they sell neither
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
 

Infographic: The Hobbit – Unexpected Cruelty

PETA shows exactly how animals were harmed and abused while filming The Hobbit
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
 

Facebook Will Allow Anyone to Send You a Message for $1

It's also revamping the message filtering process
by Lucian Parfeni, December 20th, 2012
 

MetroPCS Announces ZTE Avid 4G

A new Android 4.0-based handset for its 4G LTE service
by Ionut Arghire, December 20th, 2012
Bogus “Join My Network on LinkedIn” Emails Spread Cridex Trojan

Bogus “Join My Network on LinkedIn” Emails Spread Cridex Trojan

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
The fake notifications have been making the rounds for years, but they're still effective
 

Download Yelp 3.7 for Android

With Yelp Talk, a newly integrated action bar UI, other enhancements
by Ionut Arghire, December 20th, 2012
 

“Wanted: A Wife” – 82-Year-Old Man Wears Sign to Find His Soulmate

Sandy McCulloch, of Oregon, is trying to pick up women at the local hospital
by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
 

GOTY 2012 Best Action Adventure: Assassin's Creed 3

Ubisoft's latest Assassin's Creed title shines in terms of gameplay
by Andrei Dobra, December 20th, 2012
World’s Thinnest Woman Valeria Levitin Warns of the Dangers of Anorexia

World’s Thinnest Woman Valeria Levitin Warns of the Dangers of Anorexia

by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
Russian-born woman receives “fan mail,” says she doesn’t want to help other women die
 

Sapphire Launches Radeon HD 7870 XT with Boost Graphics Card

The card uses Sapphire's own dual-fan cooler with copper heatpipes
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

Gammatech Convertible Notebook Is Rugged and Grey

Called U12Ci, it measures 12.1 inches in diagonal and should already be up for sale
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

5-Year-Old Tattooed Girl Sings Rap Tribute to Kaepernick

Sarah's biceps are inked, so that she can better resemble her idol, “Kaep”
by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
Holiday Essentials Sale Now Available on North America PS Store

Holiday Essentials Sale Now Available on North America PS Store

by Andrei Dobra, December 20th, 2012
Save lots of money for PS3 and PS Vita games this holiday season
 

Russia Plans Sustainable Stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Architecture firm Populous was commissioned to design the new stadium
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
 

Jessica Simpson’s New Weight Watchers Ad Is Out

50 pounds (22.6 kg) thinner, Jess talks about total “freedom”
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
 

DRAM Memory Prices Rose in Early December

They only edged up a slight bit, but that still shows a possible rebound
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
ElcomSoft Tool Capable of Cracking BitLocker, TrueCrypt and PGP-Encrypted Disks

ElcomSoft Tool Capable of Cracking BitLocker, TrueCrypt and PGP-Encrypted Disks

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
The Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor is available for around $300 (233 EUR)
 

Prey 2 Developer Wants Fans to Ask Bethesda About Game Launch

The game was delayed in order to facilitate Dishonored launch
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 20th, 2012
 

“The Heat” Gets Brand New, Red-Band Trailer

These women are not playing around when it comes to fighting crime
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
Very Rare: Mother Whale Adopts Orphaned Calf

Very Rare: Mother Whale Adopts Orphaned Calf

by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
The whale now has two “kids” to look after, doesn't seem to mind
 

Genius Releases USB-Powered Satellite Speakers

They work with desktops just as well as they work with laptops
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

Party of Sin Review (PC)

Does this sinful puzzle platformer manage to impress?
by Andrei Dobra, December 20th, 2012
Dell Acquires Data Protection Solutions Provider Credant

Dell Acquires Data Protection Solutions Provider Credant

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
Credant solutions are currently used to secure over 2 million endpoints
 

Logitec Also Releases a Slim USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Drive

The optical disk reader and writer is up for sale at $117 / 88.25 Euro
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

FBI Offers $50K (€37K) Reward for Chicago Jail Escapees

They manufactured rope out of bedsheets they tied together, to break out of jail
by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
 

New Study Explains Why There Were No Small Dinosaurs

Unlike any other vertebrate species, there are more large dinosaurs than small ones
by Lucian Parfeni, December 20th, 2012
 

New “Iron Man 3” Photo: Tony Stark Is Beaten, Bruised, Probably Defeated

Stark is in a desperate need for a hug, will most certainly bounce back
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
 

Take a Look at the Dancing Cop from Rhode Island

Retired traffic officer Tony Lepore has been working as an entertainer since 1984
by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
Black Isle Resurrects Project V13, Now a Strategy RPG

Black Isle Resurrects Project V13, Now a Strategy RPG

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 20th, 2012
Gamers can donate to prove that the idea has support
 

“Will the World End in 2012?” PowerPoint Presentation Hides Malware

It's uncertain if the world will end on December 21, but don't forget about cyber safety
by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
 

Michael Bay’s “Pain & Gain” Gets First Trailer

Colorful, torrid, explosive and exploitative, new action flick holds lots of promise
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
 

GStreamer 1.0.4 Fixes Various Memory Leaks

The developers have implemented a lot of fixes and updates
by Silviu Stahie, December 20th, 2012
Microsoft to Be Fined on Browser Violation in January 2013 [Bloomberg]

Microsoft to Be Fined on Browser Violation in January 2013 Bloomberg

by Bogdan Popa, December 20th, 2012
The EU antitrust body could issue a fine next month
 

New 27-Inch Monitor Launched by BenQ

Equipped with a high-contrast IPS LCD, it uses LED and PWM
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

New iPhone 5 Jailbreak Scam Doing the Rounds

www.openanyphone.com simply presents users with a payment screen
by Filip Truta, December 20th, 2012
 

Corsair Launches Entry-Level Power Supply Units

All of them are fairly low on the power scale, save one
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
Tim Tebow, Camilla Belle Break Up

Tim Tebow, Camilla Belle Break Up

by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
After two months of dating, couple heads to Splitsville
 

Dark Souls 2 Focuses on Concept of Time

The game will be like South Pole when compared to original
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 20th, 2012
 

Watch: Otter Pup Pretends to Eat, Practices Its Feeding Skills

Seeing how committed it is, there is no way it'll get it wrong next time
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
 

Hugh Jackman Gushes About His Wife: She’s the Greatest Woman I Ever Met

Actor sits down with Katie Couric for an interview, talks family and love
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
 

Phishers Promise Users a Demo of the Facebook 2013 App

The cybercriminals are trying to trick victims into handing over their credentials
by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
Compressing Breasts with One's Hands Stops Cancer

Compressing Breasts with One's Hands Stops Cancer

by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
Applying pressure on breasts helps prevent cancer, new study says
 

The People of Moscow Can Spend Doomsday in a Party Bunker

A Cold War bunker, built in 1956, is fitted for a party on the night the world ends
by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
 

Acer's Ultrabook SSDs May Become a Bit Odd

The first mSATA solid-state drive with two independent SSD subunits
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

IQ: No More and No Less Than a Myth, New Study Says

There is no way to measure general intelligence, specialists claim
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
Kim Kardashian Unveils New Hairdo: Bangs
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Kim Kardashian Unveils New Hairdo: Bangs

Star gets everybody talking, tweets clarification later: they’re clip-ons
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
Users Warned About Malware Disguised as Excel-Based Sudoku Game

Users Warned About Malware Disguised as Excel-Based Sudoku Game

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
Victims are tricked into activating micros in order for the malware to be executed
 

ASUS Updates Transformer Prime TF201 Android Tablet, Fixes Bugs

It's not a move to Android 4.2, but it does fix and change a few things
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

Toddler Incubates, Hatches Seven Deadly Snakes in His Closet

Kyle Cumming hatched 7 eastern brown snakes, the world's second most venomous
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
 

Galaxy S II Tastes Android 4.0.4 at AT&T

The update arrives half a year after other models received it
by Ionut Arghire, December 20th, 2012
Secondary Twitter “Sign In” Form Found to Transmit Passwords in Plain Text

Secondary Twitter “Sign In” Form Found to Transmit Passwords in Plain Text

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
The page used HTTP instead of HTTPS, before the issue was fixed by Twitter
 

ABC Newsman Sam Donaldson Arrested for DUI

Television personality was caught drunk behind the wheel, will have to show up in court
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
 

GOTY 2012 Action Adventure Runner-Up: Max Payne 3

The slow motion heart is still there, the style is different
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 20th, 2012
WhatsApp iOS Is Now Free to Download

WhatsApp iOS Is Now Free to Download

by Filip Truta, December 20th, 2012
Send texts, audio notes, videos and photos to any smartphone
Former DC Universe Online Subscribers Get 30-Day Free Play Period

Former DC Universe Online Subscribers Get 30-Day Free Play Period

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 20th, 2012
Gamers are encouraged to return to the superhero MMO
 

Watch: Edible Packaging Lets People Eat Burgers with Their Wrappings

Bob's edible packaging allows people to eat their fast food without unwrapping it
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
Google Docs Uses Quickoffice to Greatly Improve Microsoft Document Conversion

Google Docs Uses Quickoffice to Greatly Improve Microsoft Document Conversion

by Lucian Parfeni, December 20th, 2012
Google Apps customers now get the Quickoffice iPad app for free, iPhone and Android coming
 

27-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Transplanted Smoker's Lungs

Jennifer Wederell was suffering with cystic fibrosis, hoped the lungs would save her
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
 

Steam for Linux Enters Open Beta, Download Now

A comprehensive tutorial about how to use Steam on Linux is available on Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 20th, 2012
Google Sells Off Motorola Home Unit, Recouping Some of Its Money

Google Sells Off Motorola Home Unit, Recouping Some of Its Money

by Lucian Parfeni, December 20th, 2012
Google had no interest in the set-top box unit of Motorola
Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion Announced
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion Announced

A new planet, new content, and a raised level cap are coming to the online game
by Andrei Dobra, December 20th, 2012
Drupal 7.18 and 6.28 Released to Address Security Vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.18 and 6.28 Released to Address Security Vulnerabilities

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
Users are advised to apply the updates immediately
 

High-End ADATA XPG RAM Released, Runs at up to 2133 MHz

Despite the low memory sales, ADATA continues to push forward
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
 

Miss Universe 2012 Is Miss USA Olivia Culpo

20-year-old beauty queen brings the crown back to the US after more than a decade
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
 

New Line of External HDD Cases Launched by Logitec

That's Logitec the Japanese product maker, not Logitech the Swiss peripheral company
by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
Apple iCard Envisioned – “Payments Will Never Be the Same”

Apple iCard Envisioned – “Payments Will Never Be the Same”

by Filip Truta, December 20th, 2012
Seamless integration with Passbook for swipe-and-pay with your iPhone
 

Microsoft Details Anti-Hackers Windows 8 Security Tools

The company promises to “go into great detail” on each security feature of the new OS
by Bogdan Popa, December 20th, 2012
 

New Xbox 360 Entertainment Apps Launched, Include Vimeo and Crunchyroll

Enjoy new services right on the Xbox 360 if you have a Live Gold subscription
by Andrei Dobra, December 20th, 2012
 

Freak Texas Dust Storm Kills 1, Injures 17

The storm came as a result of prolonged droughts, caused a series of accidents
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2012
 

Jenny McCarthy Shows Off Ripped Abs, Reveals Diet Tips

Glamour girl is getting ready for a new show, talks staying in fantastic shape
by Elena Gorgan, December 20th, 2012
Twitter Temporarily Suspends YourAnonNews Account for Posting WBC Details

Twitter Temporarily Suspends YourAnonNews Account for Posting WBC Details

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
The social media site threatens to suspend them for good if they keep violating the rules
 

Scam Artists Profit Off Sandy Hook, Newtown Victims, Ask for Donations

Someone in the Bronx was requesting money to allegedly help Noah Pozner's family
by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
 

iOS 6 Passbook Badges Now Available for Download – Developer News

New guidelines set in place for developers looking to deploy passes on iOS
by Filip Truta, December 20th, 2012
 

Microsoft Gives Tips on How to Protect Against Windows 8 Hacks

The company is willing to help developers build apps that cannot be cracked
by Bogdan Popa, December 20th, 2012