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About 122 articles found for 20 December 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

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

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

Infographic: The Hobbit – Unexpected Cruelty

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

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

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

Download Yelp 3.7 for Android

With Yelp Talk, a newly integrated action bar UI, other enhancements
by Ionut Arghire, December 20th, 2012
Backflip Near Historical Monument Goes Wrong, Ends in Faceplant

Backflip Near Historical Monument Goes Wrong, Ends in Faceplant

by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
A teen has an accident as he tries a backflip, lands on his face
 

“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
 

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

Gammatech Convertible Notebook Is Rugged and Grey

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

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
Russia Plans Sustainable Stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia Plans Sustainable Stadium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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

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
 

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
EK Developing Waterblock for ASRock Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard

EK Developing Waterblock for ASRock Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard

by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
The waterblock will cool the chipset, PCIe lane splitter and VRM
 

“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
 

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)

Party of Sin Review (PC)

by Andrei Dobra, December 20th, 2012
Does this sinful puzzle platformer manage to impress?
 

Dell Acquires Data Protection Solutions Provider Credant

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

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

New Study Explains Why There Were No Small Dinosaurs

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

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
 

“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
Samsung $3.9 Billion Factory Plans Have Been Approved

Samsung $3.9 Billion Factory Plans Have Been Approved

by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
The factory in Austin will be substantially renovated soon
 

GStreamer 1.0.4 Fixes Various Memory Leaks

The developers have implemented a lot of fixes and updates
by Silviu Stahie, December 20th, 2012
 

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
Adam Lanza's Hair Stylist Says He Never Spoke While Getting a Haircut

Adam Lanza's Hair Stylist Says He Never Spoke While Getting a Haircut

by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
Watch an interview with a man that knew the Newtown killer for years
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acer's Ultrabook SSDs May Become a Bit Odd

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

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
 

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

Toddler Incubates, Hatches Seven Deadly Snakes in His Closet

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

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
 

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
US-CERT Warns About 2-Year-Old Vulnerability in Adobe Shockwave Player

US-CERT Warns About 2-Year-Old Vulnerability in Adobe Shockwave Player

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
The company plans on fixing the issue only in February 2013
 

WhatsApp iOS Is Now Free to Download

Send texts, audio notes, videos and photos to any smartphone
by Filip Truta, December 20th, 2012
507 Checks Left at Holy Site in Jerusalem, Totaling $500M (€378 M)

507 Checks Left at Holy Site in Jerusalem, Totaling $500M (€378 M)

by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
The checks were in an envelope left by the Western Wall
Apple "Pinch to Zoom" Patent Ruled Invalid, Samsung Closer to Total War Reset

Apple "Pinch to Zoom" Patent Ruled Invalid, Samsung Closer to Total War Reset

by Sebastian Pop, December 20th, 2012
The USPTO decides that the patent should have never been granted
 

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
 

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

Steam for Linux Enters Open Beta, Download Now

by Silviu Stahie, December 20th, 2012
A comprehensive tutorial about how to use Steam on Linux is available on Softpedia
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
Massive N.Y. 35-Car Pileup Prompts Long Island Expressway Shut Down

Massive N.Y. 35-Car Pileup Prompts Long Island Expressway Shut Down

by Raluca Anghel, December 20th, 2012
1 dead, 33 injured, as 35 cars crash between exits 65 and 69
 

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
UGNazi Hackers Take Over Twitter Account of WBC’s Fred Phelps Jr.

UGNazi Hackers Take Over Twitter Account of WBC’s Fred Phelps Jr.

by Eduard Kovacs, December 20th, 2012
Another Phelps family member targeted by hacktivists
 

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”

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

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

Freak Texas Dust Storm Kills 1, Injures 17

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

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
 

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

Microsoft Gives Tips on How to Protect Against Windows 8 Hacks

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

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