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About 128 articles found for 25 February 2013:

Prehistoric Continent Pinned Down Under the Indian Ocean

Prehistoric Continent Pinned Down Under the Indian Ocean

by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
Remains of this ancient continent are allegedly scattered between Madagascar and India
 

Firefighters Rescue Horse Stuck in Natural Sink Hole

The horse made it out of this ordeal without sustaining any injuries
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
 

Picture of the Day: The State-of-the-Art Skyscraper of 2050

Engineering multinational Arup releases picture of how future skyscrapers might look like
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
 

Watch: Baby Pandas Learn to Walk

The slippery floor sabotages most of their efforts to get around on all fours
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
Hacktivism, Cyber Terrorism and Hacking Are Top Concerns of Many Organizations

Hacktivism, Cyber Terrorism and Hacking Are Top Concerns of Many Organizations

by Eduard Kovacs, February 25th, 2013
ISC-squared has released the 2013 Global Information Security Workforce Study
 

Koalas Get Married at Chinese Safari Park

After exchanging their vows, the newlyweds agreed to sit for a photo shoot
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
 

Britain's Oldest Dog Turns 22, Still Feels Ready to Take on the World

Daisy's age is the equivalent of a human being 100 years old
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
 

Chimps Get a Kick Out of Solving Puzzles

These animals experience feelings of satisfaction when completing puzzles, study says
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
Nokia’s Mapping and Navigation Services Become HERE

Nokia’s Mapping and Navigation Services Become HERE

by Ionut Arghire, February 25th, 2013
Now available on all Windows Phone 8 devices in specific markets
 

Serious Sam 3: BFE Gets Another Serious Update for Linux

The developers are still improving this excellent FPS
by Silviu Stahie, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Brandi Glanville’s Dress Nearly Falls Off

Reality star makes unexpected appearance, lands on everybody’s worst dressed list
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
Kickstarter-Funded Short “Innocente” Gets an Oscar

Kickstarter-Funded Short “Innocente” Gets an Oscar

by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
The documentary film gets an Academy Award for “Best Documentary Short”
 

Superb Mini Server 2.0.3 Switches to Samba 4

A lot of other packages were updates, along with the Linux kernel
by Silviu Stahie, February 25th, 2013
ASUS Releases HTPC Micro-ATX Motherboards

ASUS Releases HTPC Micro-ATX Motherboards

by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
Ready to hold the latest AMD APUs and 22nm Intel CPUs
 

46-Megapixel Camera Made by Sigma

The DP3 Merrill Compact uses Foveon X3 direct image sensor
by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
 

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review (PC)

Can this new running game make it across the finish line?
by Andrei Dobra, February 25th, 2013
A Star as Old as the Universe, or Older, in Our Cosmic Back Yard

A Star as Old as the Universe, or Older, in Our Cosmic Back Yard

by Lucian Parfeni, February 25th, 2013
Stars like it can be used to place constraints on the age of the universe
 

Oscars 2013: Britney Spears Debuts Brunette Hair

Singer unveils new look at Elton John’s Oscars party, looks radiant
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Ryan Seacrest Snubs Catherine Zeta Jones

Ryan turns his back on the actress even though she’d asked him a question
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
Ikea Meatballs Found to Contain Horsemeat

Ikea Meatballs Found to Contain Horsemeat

by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
The meatballs' label erroneously said they were made from beef and pork
 

Oscars 2013: Charlize Theron Dazzles in White Dior, Pixie Cut

Actress says every woman should shave her head at least once because it’s liberating
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

MWC 2013: AMD Turbo Dock Demoed on Temash Tablet

The 40% boost in performance will occur when the slate is docked
by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
 

Twitter Account of Oscar Pistorius' Older Brother Hacked

The hacker said the Olympian was going to do interviews
by Eduard Kovacs, February 25th, 2013
Colorful’s GeForce GTX Titan Is Actually Factory Overclocked

Colorful’s GeForce GTX Titan Is Actually Factory Overclocked

by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
The high-end video card goes above the norm in this package
 

MWC 2013: ASUS Fonepad Goes Official with 3G Voice Features

Running under Android 4.1 with an Atom Z2420 processor inside
by Ionut Arghire, February 25th, 2013
 

Ubisoft Wants Short PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 Life Cycle

Company teams will need less than two years to unlock console potential
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 25th, 2013
OpBigBrother: Sites of Several CCTV Resellers and Security Firms Hacked by Anonymous

OpBigBrother: Sites of Several CCTV Resellers and Security Firms Hacked by Anonymous

by Eduard Kovacs, February 25th, 2013
Websites have been defaced and data has been leaked from their databases
 

GNOME Shell 3.8 Beta 1 Now Has Middle-Click Paste

A few other new features have been added in this release
by Silviu Stahie, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence Is Awesome in GIFs

Best Actress winner is also one of the cutest, lovable stars at the awards gala
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
PlayStation 4 Needs to Hit the $299/€299 Price Point, Analyst Says

PlayStation 4 Needs to Hit the $299/€299 Price Point, Analyst Says

by Andrei Dobra, February 25th, 2013
Sony needs to put a lower price tag on the PS4 in order to attract fans
 

Students Explicitly Asked to Sniff Cocaine, All for the Sake of Science

Clinical study aims to investigate how this drug impacts on the human body
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
AMD Prepares TressFX Technology to “Render, Rinse, Repeat”

AMD Prepares TressFX Technology to “Render, Rinse, Repeat”

by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
The company decides to be remarkably tight-lipped about what it does
 

Malware Infects Computers at Several Oil Rigs and Platforms

The malicious elements were downloaded from adult and music piracy websites
by Eduard Kovacs, February 25th, 2013
Oscars 2013: Adele Gets Emotional in Acceptance Speech – Video

Oscars 2013: Adele Gets Emotional in Acceptance Speech

by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
“You guys are amazing,” a visibly shaken Adele gushes
 

MWC 2013: Nokia 301 Arrives with 3.5G, HD Voice, 39 Days on Standby

The phone will be launched in yellow, cyan, magenta, white and black
by Ionut Arghire, February 25th, 2013
 

From Smartphones to Smart TVs: LG Buys webOS from HP

The operating system whose progress HP botched will be resurrected
by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
Vulnerability Affecting Java 7 Update 15 and Earlier Versions Identified

Vulnerability Affecting Java 7 Update 15 and Earlier Versions Identified

by Eduard Kovacs, February 25th, 2013
Security Explorations has discovered another sandbox bypass flaw
 

World's Top 5 Creepiest, Most Shocking Photobombs Will Keep You Up at Night

Check out a vintage, country-side photobomb with Hitchcock-reminiscent feeling to it
by Raluca Anghel, February 25th, 2013
 

Surface Pro Users Get Shocked While the Tablet Is Charging

Several users are experiencing mild shocks while the tablet is recharging
by Bogdan Popa, February 25th, 2013
Oscars 2013: Entire Oscarcast Available in Full Online

Oscars 2013: Entire Oscarcast Available in Full Online

by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
The Academy is making another honest effort to keep up with the times
 

Government of Pakistan Portal Breached by Indian Hacker (Updated)

Hacktivists are protesting against the recent Hyderabad bomb attacks
by Eduard Kovacs, February 25th, 2013
Underwater “Grand Canyon” Found, Mapped by the Royal Navy

Underwater “Grand Canyon” Found, Mapped by the Royal Navy

by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
The 250-meter-deep canyon has been discovered in the Red Sea
 

Intel Core i3-3250 CPU, the Fastest Core i3 Yet

It is listed in the MDDS database as having Ivy Bridge-M-2 core
by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
 

C-Sections Make Babies More Prone to Developing Allergies, Study says

Babies born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies by the age of two
by Laura Sinpetru, February 25th, 2013
Helicopter Prison Escape Foiled – 500 Bullets Fired, Guards Tipped Off

Helicopter Prison Escape Foiled – 500 Bullets Fired, Guards Tipped Off

by Raluca Anghel, February 25th, 2013
Four inmates including a well-known crime boss tried to fly out of a Greek prison
 

Oscars 2013: Adele Performs “Skyfall”

Singer also took home the Oscar for Best Original Song with “Skyfall”
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence Gives Most Awesome Acceptance Speech

“This is nuts!” Jennifer says of winning, after tripping and falling on the stairs
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

Bloody Sock Sold for $92,000 (€69,600), Was Worn by Curt Schilling

Ex-Red Sox pitcher wore the sock when his tendon was damaged, during the 2004 World Series
by Raluca Anghel, February 25th, 2013
Oscars 2013: Anne Hathaway’s Acceptance Speech – Video

Oscars 2013: Anne Hathaway’s Acceptance Speech

by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
Star picks up Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, doesn’t cry
 

New NVIDIA Headquarters to Be Complete by 2015

Phase 1 of construction will begin this June, right as summer starts
by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Ben Affleck Gets Choked Up in Acceptance Speech

“Argo” wins Best Picture, actor, director and producer is overwhelmed
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

MWC 2013: Sony Releases Quad-Core Xperia Tablet Z

The 9.6 mm-thick device has only been up for sale in Japan until now
by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
28 Injured in Nascar Crash As Race Car Breaks Through Grandstands Fence

28 Injured in Nascar Crash As Race Car Breaks Through Grandstands Fence

by Raluca Anghel, February 25th, 2013
A multiple pile-up has sent debris flying towards the crowds at Daytona
 

Kuwaiti Hackers Breach Website of Lebanese Parliament

The hacktivists accuse the government of supporting the Syrian regime
by Eduard Kovacs, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Barbra Streisand Performs

Singer returns to the Oscars stage to pay tribute to good friend Marvin Hamlisch
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

MWC 2013: Nokia Lumia 720 Goes Official

The phone will be released in the first quarter of the year
by Ionut Arghire, February 25th, 2013
MWC 2013: HP Readies 7-Inch Tablet with Price of Just $169 / 128-169 Euro

MWC 2013: HP Readies 7-Inch Tablet with Price of Just $169 / 128-169 Euro

by Sebastian Pop, February 25th, 2013
The company made sacrifices in favor of affordability when it put it together
 

Oscars 2013: Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Appearance

First Lady of the Unites States presents Best Picture to “Argo”
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: Oscars All-Star Musical Tribute

“Chicago,” “Dreamgirls,” “Les Miserables” stars take part in amazing tribute
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
Oscars 2013: Shirley Bassey Brings Down the House – Video

Oscars 2013: Shirley Bassey Brings Down the House

by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
Diva closes James Bond tribute with “Goldfinger,” totally kills it
 

Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane’s Awesome Opening Speech

Cpt. Kirk, music numbers, funny jabs – the best opener ever at the Oscars
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

Mozilla Previews Firefox OS at MWC 2013

The company confirms handsets from Alcatel (TCL), LG, ZTE and Huawei
by Ionut Arghire, February 25th, 2013
Razzies 2013: “Twilight” Wins Worst Picture

Razzies 2013: “Twilight” Wins Worst Picture

by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
Rihanna and Adam Sandler are also included on the list, as expected
 

Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence Trips and Falls

Actress has awkward moment in Dior dress, saves face graciously
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013
 

Oscars 2013: The Winners

“Argo,” Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ang Lee win big on film’s biggest night
by Elena Gorgan, February 25th, 2013