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About 116 articles found for 27 December 2012:

 

President George H.W. Bush Still in ICU but Not Going Anywhere

Former US President, 88, still has a sense of humor, is getting best care possible
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
 

Matt Lauer Is “Freaked Out” by People Yelling Nasty Things at Him on the Street

He’s getting constant remarks that he got Ann Curry fired, says he’s innocent
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
 

Opera Mini Brings Unlimited Web to Mobile Users in Tajikistan

As part of a collaboration with wireless carrier Beeline
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
ZTE’s Nubia Z5 Now Official, Arrives in China at $554/€418

ZTE’s Nubia Z5 Now Official, Arrives in China at $554/€418

by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
With a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, 1.5GHz quad-core processor
 

Analyst: Sandy Hook Shooting Might Scare Video Game Investors

Companies will wait to see what impact regulation might have
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
 

BioShock Infinite Isn't Just About Pleasing BioShock 1 Fans

The upcoming game will have references to all sorts of games, not just its predecessors
by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
 

Spanish Researchers Turn Paper Waste Into Bricks

Their bricks lack mechanical strength, yet the specialists promise to deal with this issue
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
GOTY 2012 Best Strategy Runner-Up: Sins of a Solar Empire – Rebellion

GOTY 2012 Best Strategy Runner-Up: Sins of a Solar Empire – Rebellion

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
The best way to experience space-based strategy in 2012
 

Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Developed by Stanford Researchers

This new technology makes it easier to harvest sun power, the researchers explain
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
 

Abee Reveals Striking Blue Acubic C10R Mini-ITX Case

The company reveals cases in four other colors as well
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
 

Spotlight: Lion Rescued After Spending 3 Years with a Snare Caught Around Its Neck

Despite extensive injuries, the big cat is expected to make a full recovery
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S IV Concept Rendered on Video

Samsung Galaxy S IV Concept Rendered on Video

by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
The actual smartphone might differ a lot from this concept
 

New Weight Watchers Ad with Jessica Simpson Is Out

Extended video confirms partnership is still on, even though she’s on a break
by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
 

Sea Shepherd Goes After Denmark, Reports It at the European Commission

The ritual whale hunt in the Faroe Islands angers this green-oriented group
by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
Video of Cincinnati Traffic Reporter Bob Herzog's Best Segments Goes Viral

Video of Cincinnati Traffic Reporter Bob Herzog's Best Segments Goes Viral

by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
Watch as this reporter shows off his dancing and singing skills
 

Transcend JetFlash 520, the Latest Mainstream Flash Drive

It is a small, thin and light storage device encased in metal
by Sebastian Pop, 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
 

Toshiba Excite 10 tablet Updated to Jelly Bean

The Android 4.1 operating system finally reaches the device
by Sebastian Pop, 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
Combat and World Are the Main Elements of the BioShock Series

Combat and World Are the Main Elements of the BioShock Series

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
The coming game uses them in the new world of Columbia
 

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
 

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
Picture of the Day: Snake Coils Around a Heron's Beak

Picture of the Day: Snake Coils Around a Heron's Beak

by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
The snake was merely trying to save its own life, got eaten anyway
 

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

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

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
In 2013 We Will See the Decline of Anonymous, Experts Say

In 2013 We Will See the Decline of Anonymous, Experts Say

by Eduard Kovacs, December 27th, 2012
Unclear operations and false claims will slow down the movement
 

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
 

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

Rapper takes to Twitter to make veiled threats for his “motto”
by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
2750-Year-Old Temple Unearthed near Jerusalem

2750-Year-Old Temple Unearthed near Jerusalem

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

Colorful Flash Drives Launched by Team Group

There are four capacities and four colors, one for each
by Sebastian Pop, December 27th, 2012
GOTY 2012 Best Shooter Runner Up: Borderlands 2

GOTY 2012 Best Shooter Runner Up: Borderlands 2

by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
Gearbox Software managed to overhaul the original game and produce a great shooter
 

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


“Who is she?” is the question on everybody’s lips after watching “I’ll Be Home”
by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
LG Readies 12.9 and 13.3-Inch Displays for CES 2013

LG Readies 12.9 and 13.3-Inch Displays for CES 2013

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

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

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

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
Worm Leverages Names of Indian Celebrities and Popular Games to Spread

Worm Leverages Names of Indian Celebrities and Popular Games to Spread

by Eduard Kovacs, December 27th, 2012
McAfee researchers have analyzed this piece of malware
 

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

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

Rubio retweeted a pic of grandma holding items branded with his image, including a blanket
by Raluca Anghel, December 27th, 2012
Samsung Details Premium Suite for Galaxy Note, Multi-View Included

Samsung Details Premium Suite for Galaxy Note, Multi-View Included

by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
The new update will also bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the device
 

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
Wasteland 2 Fiction Benefits from Real-World Scientist Involvement

Wasteland 2 Fiction Benefits from Real-World Scientist Involvement

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
The entire game world will aim to be believable and also interesting
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
Apple Retracts “Lightning” Restrictions, POP Charge Station Back on Kickstarter

Apple Retracts “Lightning” Restrictions, POP Charge Station Back on Kickstarter

by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Project co-founder Jamie Siminoff is ecstatic following Apple’s change of heart
 

Jessica Simpson Confirms Second Pregnancy

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

Microsoft Develops Technology to Hug People over the Internet

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

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

Dog Missing Snout Is Now Cancer Free

by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
“There is no evidence of any remaining tumor,” doctors say
 

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
 

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
Iranian Facilities Reportedly Hit by Stuxnet-like Malware, Officials Deny Claims

Iranian Facilities Reportedly Hit by Stuxnet-like Malware, Officials Deny Claims

by Eduard Kovacs, December 27th, 2012
The Iranian Students News Agency was the one to break the news
 

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
Peter Parker’s Death in Amazing Spider-Man No. 700 Sends Fans into a Frenzy

Peter Parker’s Death in Amazing Spider-Man No. 700 Sends Fans into a Frenzy

by Elena Gorgan, December 27th, 2012
Marvel kills off superhero in the comics for a reboot, fans aren’t exactly pleased
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
Microsoft Reveals the Locations of Six New Stores

Microsoft Reveals the Locations of Six New Stores

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

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