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About 168 articles found for 26 December 2012:

 

ZTE Grand X Spotted at the FCC En-Route to T-Mobile

No details on when the smartphone might be launched have been provided
by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
 

4MLinux Server Edition 5.0 Has Clam AntiVirus 0.97.6

The servers controlled by the inetd daemon have been updated
by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
 

GNOME Shell 3.7.3 Now Fades Scrolling Edges

The number of changes for this development version is quite large
by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
 

Velvet Assassin Released in the Mac App Store

Inspired by the story and spirit of British secret agent Violette Szabo
by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Free Retro City Rampage on PS3 and PS Vita Out Now for PS Plus Members

Free Retro City Rampage on PS3 and PS Vita Out Now for PS Plus Members

by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
A new title has joined the Instant Game Collection for North American PS Plus subscribers
 

Toshiba Excite 10 tablet Updated to Jelly Bean

The Android 4.1 operating system finally reaches the device
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
 

iPhone 5 Launches in Its 101st Country Today

Tim Cook promised to have the phone deployed in 100 countries by December
by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Geneticists Take to Studying Sandy Hook's Shooter DNA

Geneticists Take to Studying Sandy Hook's Shooter DNA

by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
They hope mutations and/or abnormalities will explain Adam Lanza's rampage
 

Shop Owner Fined for Selling Candy Cigarettes with Vintage-Style Wrapping

The owner of a store in St. Paul, Minnesota could be facing misdemeanor charges and a fine
by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
Maxthon 4.0.1 Released, Supports WebRTC

Maxthon 4.0.1 Released, Supports WebRTC

by Ionut Ilascu, December 27th, 2012
It is a preview version so bugs may create problems
 

Combat and World Are the Main Elements of the BioShock Series

The coming game uses them in the new world of Columbia
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
Check Out the Fresh Yahoo Homepage Redesign – Video

Check Out the Fresh Yahoo Homepage Redesign

by Lucian Parfeni, December 27th, 2012
The latest testing version of the redesign has been spotted
 

Finnix 107 Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.6

The distribution also makes use of the Debian testing version
by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
 

uTorrent Client for Windows 8 Updated and Released for Download

A new version of the application has recently landed in the Store
by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
 

MSI Slidebook S20 Sliding Ultrabook Up for Pre-Order

The convertible device is as much a tablet as it is an ultrabook
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
Starbucks Employees to Write a Political Message on Cups, as They Serve Them

Starbucks Employees to Write a Political Message on Cups, as They Serve Them

by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
Branding the cups comes as a suggestion, and not a requirement from CEO Howard Schultz
 

Dennis Lehane Desperate to Find His Dog, Tessa

The author promises to name a character in his next book after the person who finds it
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
 

Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Shows Story Experience

Gamers can get up to speed with the events of the series
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
 

Microsoft Won’t Be Missed at CES

The trade show is still expected to attract a big number of attendees and exhibitors
by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
Assassin's Creed 3 Deadly Shadows Multiplayer Event Revealed

Assassin's Creed 3 Deadly Shadows Multiplayer Event Revealed

by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
Score Incognito kills in order to unlock special Night Maps
 

A House Fire in Oklahoma City Kills 5 – a Mother and Her Children

A space heater placed too close to a flammable item appears to have caused the incident
by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
 

Foxconn to Build Apple’s Mac minis in the US

Apple to sell 1.8 million diminutive computers says DigiTimes Research
by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Drake Calls Out Macy’s, Walgreens for Using “YOLO”

Drake Calls Out Macy’s, Walgreens for Using “YOLO”

by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
Rapper takes to Twitter to make veiled threats for his “motto”
 

Unlocked HTC 8X Up for Sale in Switzerland for $305/€230

The smartphone is deeply subsidized by Orange Switzerland
by Cosmin Vasile, December 27th, 2012
 

Facebook for Windows Phone 7.x Gets Updated

It tastes a series of new features for Windows Phone 7.8 devices
by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
IE10 Beats Firefox and Chrome in Microsoft’s Penguin Benchmark

IE10 Beats Firefox and Chrome in Microsoft’s Penguin Benchmark

by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
Microsoft’s latest browser is the best on the market, according to a new test
 

2750-Year-Old Temple Unearthed near Jerusalem

Pottery and clay figurines have also been found at this archaeological site
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
 

Colorful Flash Drives Launched by Team Group

There are four capacities and four colors, one for each
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
BlackBerry 10 Confirmed to Sport BBM Video Capabilities

BlackBerry 10 Confirmed to Sport BBM Video Capabilities

by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
The feature will work similarly with BBM Voice in BBM 7
 

Epiphany 3.7.3 Adds Forward and Back Buttons

A few other major features have been implemented in this version
by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
 

Football Manager 2013 Has In-Game Purchase Problems, Developers Investigate

It seems that only a minority of players are affected
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
 

Apple Reportedly Building an iWatch with Intel

Bluetooth-enabled wristwatch to communicate with iDevices, rumor says
by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Gmail Phone Calls Continue to Be Free in 2013

Gmail Phone Calls Continue to Be Free in 2013

by Lucian Parfeni, December 27th, 2012
In an expected move, Google has extended the free calls offer
 

GOTY 2012 Best Shooter Runner Up: Borderlands 2

Gearbox Software managed to overhaul the original game and produce a great shooter
by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
President Barack Obama’s Tips for a Happy Marriage – Video

President Barack Obama’s Tips for a Happy Marriage

by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
Barbara Walters gets the Obamas to open up, get really personal
 

Percona XtraBackup 1.6.7 Fixes Minor Bugs

The latest Percona XtraBackup can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
Public Falls Madly in Love with Mystery Girl from Apple’s New iPad Ad

Public Falls Madly in Love with Mystery Girl from Apple’s New iPad Ad

by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012

“Who is she?” is the question on everybody’s lips after watching “I’ll Be Home”
 

LG Readies 12.9 and 13.3-Inch Displays for CES 2013

The former has a resolution of 2560 x 1700, the other draws notice for its thickness
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
 

20-Megapixel Compact Camera Sensor Created by Toshiba

It should be easier to create adequately priced cameras now
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
Letter from Chinese Employee Working over the Holidays Found at K-Mart

Letter from Chinese Employee Working over the Holidays Found at K-Mart

by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
The sender claims he is only being paid 10 yuan ($1.61 / €1.21) for working 15 hours/day
 

Roboy: Robot Boy Takes 9 Months to Be “Born”

Artificial muscles and tendons will help this humanoid robot move, researchers explain
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
 

Apple Releases Statement After the Latest Foxconn Outcry

“Our suppliers have to live up to that if they want to do business with Apple”
by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Dead Space 3 Demo Out in January 2013, for PS3 and Xbox 360

Dead Space 3 Demo Out in January 2013, for PS3 and Xbox 360

by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
Xbox 360 owners can get the demo early if they sign up on a special website
 

ExtraLives Welcomes 2013 with Pokemon Marathon Starting Saturday

Fans will be able to watch three-character setups being played
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
 

Windows Phone 8X by HTC Down to $99.99 at Verizon

The handset has seen its price cut in half through Verizon’s online store
by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
Counter-Petition Says Keep Piers Morgan in the US After Gun Control Statement

Counter-Petition Says Keep Piers Morgan in the US After Gun Control Statement

by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
Americans want him deported, Brits say he should stay put
 

Download UC Browser 2.2 Beta for Android Tablets

The new version comes with various bug fixes and improved stability
by Cosmin Vasile, December 27th, 2012
 

Huawei Ascend D2 in White Smiles for the Camera

The smartphone will be available next year for around $500/€380
by Cosmin Vasile, December 27th, 2012
 

Android 4.1.2 Now Available for Galaxy S III LTE

With a nice range of Galaxy Note II features packed inside
by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
Grandma Receives Ricky Rubio Blanket for Christmas

Grandma Receives Ricky Rubio Blanket for Christmas

by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
Rubio retweeted a pic of grandma holding items branded with his image, including a blanket
Download Streamzoo iOS 3.0 with New Filters, Photo Collage

Download Streamzoo iOS 3.0 with New Filters, Photo Collage

by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Four brand new filters (two revamped), new mashup function, more performance
 

33-Ton Shark Tank in Chinese Mall Shatters, Injures 15 Bystanders

Customers, shop assistants and security staff suffered deep cuts and severe bruising
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
VLC for Windows 8 New Features Revealed

VLC for Windows 8 New Features Revealed

by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
Developers disclose some additional features to be introduced in the app
 

Wasteland 2 Fiction Benefits from Real-World Scientist Involvement

The entire game world will aim to be believable and also interesting
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
 

New uTorrent Beta Available for Download

It integrates repairs that improve overall stability of the program
by Ionut Ilascu, December 27th, 2012
 

New Dead Space 3 Trailer Shows Off the Story So Far

See what happened to Isaac Clarke before the start of the new game
by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
SimCity Uses Cloud Computing to Deliver Improved GlassBox Experience

SimCity Uses Cloud Computing to Deliver Improved GlassBox Experience

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
The game cannot handle the load without EA servers
Details Exposed for Intel Haswell and Broadwell CPUs
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Details Exposed for Intel Haswell and Broadwell CPUs

There are nine of the former and five of the latter
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
Space MMO, Vendetta Online, Improves Joystick Configurations

Space MMO, Vendetta Online, Improves Joystick Configurations

by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
The latest version of Vendetta Online can be downloaded from Softpedia
 

Jessica Simpson Confirms Second Pregnancy

Star finally puts an end to speculation with adorable Twitter pic
by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
 

Free Download Manager 3.9.2 Available for Download

It adds support for RTSP/MMS downloads and auto-update system for Firefox extension
by Ionut Ilascu, December 27th, 2012
 

Instagram Sued over Privacy Policy Changes

The photo sharing service is the target of a new lawsuit
by Lucian Parfeni, December 27th, 2012
Microsoft Develops Technology to Hug People over the Internet

Microsoft Develops Technology to Hug People over the Internet

by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
The company is working on a new system that could completely change online video chatting
 

Kate Winslet Marries Ned Rocknroll

Actress has tied the knot with her boyfriend in super secret ceremony
by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
 

Hacker Discovers Gaping Security Hole in NVIDIA Graphics Driver

Remote users might be able to gain administrator rights through it
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
 

Dog Missing Snout Is Now Cancer Free

“There is no evidence of any remaining tumor,” doctors say
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
Temple Run Gets More than 2.5 Million Downloads on Christmas Day

Temple Run Gets More than 2.5 Million Downloads on Christmas Day

by Cosmin Vasile, December 27th, 2012
The information was recently confirmed by Keith Sheperd, founder of Imangi Studios
 

260,000 Sign Petition to Label Westboro Baptist Church as a Hate Group

The group sparked outrage when they announced they would picket the Newtown victims' vigil
by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
 

Windows Firewall Control 3.8.0.4 Released

It improves overall execution speed and search algorithm
by Ionut Ilascu, December 27th, 2012
Microsoft Ad Shows Another Face of the Surface RT – Video

Microsoft Ad Shows Another Face of the Surface RT

by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
New clip emphasizes that Surface RT can also handle productivity tasks
 

Whale Beaches in Breezy Point, Queens

Authorities and ordinary folks work together, succeed in rescuing it
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
 

AMD Vice President Leaves After 25-Year Tenure and Joins Samsung

The man will become Samsung VP and chief system architect
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gets United Kingdom Number One

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gets United Kingdom Number One

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
Followed by Far Cry 3, Hitman, FIFA 13 and Just Dance 4
 

Dystextia: Woman Suffers a Stroke, Sends Nonsensical Text Messages

Technology now plays a major part in pinning down neurological issues, specialists say
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
International HTC One S Receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update

International HTC One S Receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update

by Cosmin Vasile, December 27th, 2012
The update brings enhanced UI and camera performance
AMD Now Selling FX-8300 8-Core Vishera CPU
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AMD Now Selling FX-8300 8-Core Vishera CPU

It has a low power consumption compared to other Vishera chips
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
 

Winter Storm Hits South US, Heads Towards the Northeast

The storm killed six people thus far, could make more victims
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
Lumia 620 Performs Better than Galaxy S III in SunSpider and BrowserMark 2

Lumia 620 Performs Better than Galaxy S III in SunSpider and BrowserMark 2

by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
The entry-level smartphone scored close to Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820
 

Microsoft Reveals the Locations of Six New Stores

The company extends its network with six new official stores
by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
 

Samsung Intros ChatON 2.0, an Upgraded Communication Service

Now available on more connected devices, including tablet PCs, cameras and the like
by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
Janet Jackson Is Engaged to Billionaire Wissam Al Mana

Janet Jackson Is Engaged to Billionaire Wissam Al Mana

by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
He proposed earlier this year, are getting ready for a spring wedding
 

Download UC Browser 8.8.1 for Java Phones

With fixed issues, an improved experience for all users
by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
 

Softpedia Exclusive Discount: 50% Off Outlook Backup Assistant

Create a backup of your Outlook emails and settings with just a few clicks
by Bogdan Popa, December 26th, 2012
Script of the Day: GreenSock Animation Platform

Script of the Day: GreenSock Animation Platform

by Catalin Cimpanu, December 26th, 2012
An animations toolkit for JavaScript, HTML5 and Flash applications