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About 213 articles found for 27 December 2012:

 

Space Settlers – The First Online Sci-Fi RTS Game for iOS

Free multiplayer RTS game features Mecha fittings, fortress attack, legion war
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
 

LibrePlan 1.3.3 Gets Performance Improvements

The latest LibrePlan suite can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
 

Tera Goes Free-to-Play in South Korea and Japan, Still Subscription-Based Elsewhere

North American and European players still need to pay a monthly subscriber
by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
Watch: Reese is Very Happy, Has Incredible Reaction to Christmas Presents

Watch: Reese is Very Happy, Has Incredible Reaction to Christmas Presents

by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
A home movie shot on Christmas reveals a young boy feeling overwhelmed
 

Dotcom Promises Huge Launch Party for Mega, MegaUpload's Successor

Mega is expected to launch on the MegaUpload raid anniversary
by Lucian Parfeni, December 28th, 2012
 

Radio.com 2.2.1 Fixes Backup Alarm, Startup Bugs

Update fixes a bug that caused the app to hang at startup, says CBS
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Preview of the DEFCON Documentary – Video

Preview of the DEFCON Documentary

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
A 20-minute clip of Jason Scott's film has been made available
 

Photobomb Viral Shot Features an Optical Illusion

A hilarious picture taken on a ferry will make your day
by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
 

Madonna Builds 10 Schools in Malawi

These primary schools will educate 4,871 local children
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
 

Charlie Sheen to Testify in Court Against Former Mother in Law

Brooke Mueller’s mother says actor ripped her off in property transaction
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
 

Many Tablet Manufacturers Will Quit When Slates Get Cheap

Since few brands remain, manufacturers' fights for contracts will inflict casualties
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
GOTY 2012 Best Shooter: Far Cry 3

GOTY 2012 Best Shooter: Far Cry 3

by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
Ubisoft's new game is a very competent first-person shooter
 

Qt Creator 2.6.1 Is Available for Download

This is a maintenance release with just a few fixes
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Recreated in Xbox 360 Minecraft

Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Recreated in Xbox 360 Minecraft

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
The indie hit is praised for its world building power
 

Microsoft Surface Is Really Far Away from the iPad in Web Traffic Data

Fresh stats demonstrate that the Surface RT generates only a small amount of web traffic
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
 

Katt Williams Hit with $4 Million (€3 Million) Tax Lien

Comedian hasn’t paid his taxes since 2008, the IRS is on to him
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
Learn to Play Guitar with Nootka 0.8.5

Learn to Play Guitar with Nootka 0.8.5

by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
This is considered a stable version, in spite of the numbering
 

US Sailors Sue Japan's Tepco over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The men helped control the catastrophe, say Tepco lied about the dangers they were facing
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
 

Most Sold Smart TVs Go to Waste, Study Proves

HDTVs with PC-like qualities seldom get used to full capacity
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
 

Nokia Updates Weather Channel App for Windows Phone

With a series of UI tweaks, the option to pin weather to Start Screen
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
Cybercriminals Are Using Digitally Signed QQ Component as an Infection Catalyst

Cybercriminals Are Using Digitally Signed QQ Component as an Infection Catalyst

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
FireEye experts have analyzed an interesting piece of malware
 

foobar2000 1.2 Stable Released

It adds options for simple conversion jobs, FFmpeg used to decode MP3, AAC and Vorbis
by Ionut Ilascu, December 28th, 2012
 

Kamerka 0.8.5 Webcam App Fixes Main Window

Get the latest Kamerka webcam application from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
Motorola Reportedly Readying DROID RAZR M HD, First Specs Leak

Motorola Reportedly Readying DROID RAZR M HD, First Specs Leak

by Cosmin Vasile, December 28th, 2012
The smartphone is said to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard
 

Katie Holmes’ Broadway Play Closes Early Because of Poor Ticket Sales

“Dead Accounts” will end on January 6 after a shorter run than expected
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
 

Beached Fin Whale Dies on the Shores of NYC

Despite efforts to rescue it, the marine mammal passed away
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
Video Games Need No Validation from Grammy Awards, Says Journey Composer

Video Games Need No Validation from Grammy Awards, Says Journey Composer

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
The genre needs to get respect through its own values
 

Dwyane Wade Suspended for Groin Kick, Intentional Foul

“I just reacted,” he says of kicking Ramon Sessions – but the film doesn’t lie
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
 

New Samsung R&D Headquarters Will Be Built in Silicon Valley

The details are sketchy about what precisely will be going on between those walls
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70 Stable Available for Download

Integrates new tools, Anti-Rootkit and a startup manager
by Ionut Ilascu, December 28th, 2012
Linus Torvalds Celebrates Today 43 Years of Uptime

Linus Torvalds Celebrates Today 43 Years of Uptime

by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
He chose to share something interesting with his fans on Google Plus
 

Optical Disks Becoming 50% More Expensive

2013 will really be an interesting year for disk lovers
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
 

Coca Cola Can +1 Your Photos Now, Even If You Don't Follow It

Pages can interact with content posted by any Google+ user now
by Lucian Parfeni, December 28th, 2012
 

Hackers: Jailbreaking iOS 6.1 Will Be Hard

Pod2g is confident about the next six months, but is unsure about future iOS versions
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
AMD Catalyst 9.003.3 FirePro Modded Driver: Not a Gamers’ Release

AMD Catalyst 9.003.3 FirePro Modded Driver: Not a Gamers’ Release

by George Grigore, December 28th, 2012
Bechmark3D brings desktop AMD graphic cards users a modded version of the FirePro 9.003.3
 

Picture of the Day: “Fire Rainbows” Spotted over Arizona

These rainbows appear when sunlight hits ice crystals floating about in the air
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
 

Tiny Core Linux 4.7.2 Officially Released

The latest version of Tiny Core Linux can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
 

After Delays, Pebble Smartwatch Approved by the FCC

The small gadget should be up for sale within a few days or weeks
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
Configuration Flaw in W3 Total Cache Could Expose Tens of Thousands of Sites

Configuration Flaw in W3 Total Cache Could Expose Tens of Thousands of Sites

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
The plugin's author promised to release a fix for the issue soon
 

Relieving Oneself in a Pool Is OK, Scientists Say

Despite severe criticism, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was right after all
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
 

John McAfee Used Social Engineering to Escape from Belize

The antivirus pioneer explains how he managed to flee from authorities
by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
 

This New Windows 8 Commercial Is All About Having Fun

Microsoft rolls out new video to promote its latest operating system
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
Wisconsin Police Officer Slain on Christmas Eve, Husband Arrested

Wisconsin Police Officer Slain on Christmas Eve, Husband Arrested

by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
A decorated Marine and Iraq veteran has been charged with the murder of his wife
 

EA Removes Gun Shop Links from Medal of Honor: Warfighter Website

The Newtown tragedy has prompted EA to eliminate any controversial ties to weapon shops
by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
 

You Won't Have to Go to Mars to Get a Curiosity Foursquare Badge

NASA has teamed up with Foursquare and is offering a Curiosity badge to explorers
by Lucian Parfeni, December 28th, 2012
 

Windows 8 Took Off in Early December Before Collapsing Once Again

Microsoft’s new operating system is still struggling to meet expectations
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
 

RIM Paid Nokia $65M (€50M) in Patent Deal

The transaction also included ongoing royalty payments from RIM to Nokia
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
IM+ for Windows Phone Updated with Performance Improvements and More

IM+ for Windows Phone Updated with Performance Improvements and More

by Cosmin Vasile, December 28th, 2012
It supports beep mobile-to-mobile instant messaging service
 

Lifetime License for Outpost Security Suite Pro

Receive unlimited antivirus updates and product upgrades
by Ionut Ilascu, December 28th, 2012
 

Windows 8 Gets 415 New Apps Every Day

The integrated Windows Store is growing up faster than ever
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
 

Galaxy Note II Receives Multi-View Update at AT&T

The update is being pushed over-the-air and weighs 178MB
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
Transport Tycoon Deluxe Clone, OpenTTD 1.3.0 Beta 1, Gets an Improved Interface

Transport Tycoon Deluxe Clone, OpenTTD 1.3.0 Beta 1, Gets an Improved Interface

by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
The latest version of this great simulation game can be found on Softpedia
 

Man Pushed in Front of NYC 7 Train, Police Search for Female Suspect

The suspect in the case is a young woman, presumably in her 20s, with a large body build
by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
 

New DmC Devil May Cry Video Has Vergil Gameplay

Check out the first footage of Vergil in action in the new game
by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
110-Inch Westinghouse 4K UHDTV Will Be Joined by Three Smaller Ones

110-Inch Westinghouse 4K UHDTV Will Be Joined by Three Smaller Ones

by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
They will measure 50, 55 and 65 inches in diagonal, respectively
 

Nokia Asha 205 Now Available in India for $60/€45

The dual-SIM phone can be purchased via major retailer Infibeam
by Cosmin Vasile, December 28th, 2012
 

Calculate Linux 13 Is Based on KDE 4.9.4

A few other desktop environments are also available
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
Microsoft Laughs at Google’s Efforts to Steal Its Users

Microsoft Laughs at Google’s Efforts to Steal Its Users

by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
Google isn’t “truly serious” about Office apps, Microsoft says
 

New MacBook Pros Coming in 2013 [DigiTimes]

Sources say Apple will drop the price on existing notebook models
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
 

World of Tanks Comes to South Korean Market

The game delivers more than 230 armored vehicles to control
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
 

Man Puts Up Statue of Obama Eating a Watermelon, Says It's Not Racist

The Kentucky resident has the statue moved closer to the street, after the reelection
by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
Download HDR Photo Camera 2.0.0.15 for Windows Phone 8

Download HDR Photo Camera 2.0.0.15 for Windows Phone 8

by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
The app comes with performance improvements, fixes, a new settings menu
 

Apple Computer Designs That Never Became Reality

Hartmut Esslinger discusses the prototypes in a new book called “Design Forward”
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
 

Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Gerard Pique tweets confirmation, thanks fans for their messages
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
 

Corpse Flower: World's Largest and Smelliest Flower Blooms

This Titan Arum specimen is housed at a botanical garden in Melbourne
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
2 Rocket Launchers Turned In at LA “No Questions Asked” Gun Buyback

2 Rocket Launchers Turned In at LA “No Questions Asked” Gun Buyback

by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
Of the 2,000 guns turned in, 75 were assault weapons and 2 were anti-tank rocket launchers
 

10.1-Inch Jelly Bean $200 Tablet Launched by Videocon in India

Called Videocon VT10, it sells for the Indian equivalent of $200 / 150-200 Euro
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
 

Certain Drivers Purposely Run Over Turtles, Experiments Show

Study carried out by a 22-year-old shows some drivers intentionally harm these animals
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
Apple Convinces Foxconn to Improve Labor Conditions at Its Factories

Apple Convinces Foxconn to Improve Labor Conditions at Its Factories

by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Executives in Cupertino apply the same work ethics at home
 

Brandy Is Engaged to Music Exec Ryan Press

Sources confirm that singer is getting ready to walk down the aisle for the first time
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
 

Windows 8 Increases Market Share as Windows XP Is the Second Top OS

New figures confirm that Microsoft will have a hard time trying to kill Windows XP
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
 

Miley Cyrus Sparks Marriage Rumors with Pic of Wedding Band

Star poses for Christmas photos with fiancé, possibly reveals more than intended
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
327 Sites Hacked by AnonGhost in Protest Against Governments

327 Sites Hacked by AnonGhost in Protest Against Governments

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
Websites from the Netherlands, the UK, Israel, Portugal and the US have been targeted
 

Thwacke Scientist Praises Deus Ex for Science Portrayal

The creators of Assassin's Creed 3 needed more resources devoted to the same idea
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
 
Apple Invents New Type of Electricity Generator, Motion-Controlled Mouse

Apple Invents New Type of Electricity Generator, Motion-Controlled Mouse

by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Cupertino hopes to turn wind power into heat, then into electricity
 

Windows Blue to Dump the Aero Interface – Rumor

Microsoft is pondering a significant UI change for the next Windows version
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
 

BBM in BlackBerry 10 to Sport Screen Sharing

It will also come with BBM Video, for improved collaboration
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
 

Windows 8 Is Hackers’ Next Big Target – McAfee

Security company predicts that Windows 8 will face a new wave of attacks in 2013
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
Independent Game Developers Need to Create Risky Titles in Order to Stand Out

Independent Game Developers Need to Create Risky Titles in Order to Stand Out

by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
Dear Esther developer says other studios should go big or go home
 

Apple Forced to Pay 1.03 Million Yuan / $165,000 to eBook Publishers [WSJ]

8 Chinese writers and two companies compensated for copyright infringement
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Sites of CitiBank and Bank of America Disrupted by al-Qassam Cyber Fighters

Sites of CitiBank and Bank of America Disrupted by al-Qassam Cyber Fighters

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
This is the first time when the systems of the former are targeted
 

Run Every Android App on Your Mac

BlueStacks enters beta with support for all Android titles, faster performance
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
 

Calibre 0.9.12 Adds New Option to PDF Output

Also, support for Amazon Brazil was added to the application
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
 

Cave Story+ and Two Other Games Join Humble Indie Bundle 7

Get Cave Story+, The Basement Collection, and Offspring Fling besides the regular games
by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
Police Arrest Bronx Woman for Orchestrating Newtown Scam

Police Arrest Bronx Woman for Orchestrating Newtown Scam

by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
She put together the scam an hour after news of the Newtwon massacre spread
 

Windows 8 Store Now Offering More than 35,000 Apps

The newly released Windows Store is growing bigger at a very fast pace
by Bogdan Popa, December 28th, 2012
 

Enthusiasts Want Google Apps on Windows Phone, Start Online Petition

They ask for official Drive, Google+ and Google Talk apps for their platform
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
 

Columbia and Rapture Offer Different Versions of the Truth

The two cities are dominated by different types of zealots
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
 

Full Specs of ZTE Grand S Available, New Photos Too

A 6.9mm thin device packing a quad-core processor inside
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
Tim Tebow Hates Being Called Quitter, Bad Teammate

Tim Tebow Hates Being Called Quitter, Bad Teammate

by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
Jets quarterback says he never told coach Rex Ryan he wanted out of Wildcat package
 

Man Eats 28 Raw Eggs in Daring Bet, Dies

Young man won bet by ingesting raw eggs, probably with Salmonella
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 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
 

Dropbox Portable

Use multiple Dropbox accounts on the same computer
by Ionut Ilascu, December 28th, 2012
Opera Mini Brings Unlimited Web to Mobile Users in Tajikistan

Opera Mini Brings Unlimited Web to Mobile Users in Tajikistan

by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
As part of a collaboration with wireless carrier Beeline
 

Sony’s Xperia Odin to Be Launched as Xperia X L35h

The handset will complement the Xperia Z (codenamed Yuga)
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
Google's First Two Holiday Doodles Are from the Land of Toys

Google's First Two Holiday Doodles Are from the Land of Toys

by Lucian Parfeni, December 28th, 2012
More doodles should be landing on New Year's Eve or sooner
 

Panasonic P-02E Spotted at FCC, Coming Soon to NTT Docomo

The smartphone boasts a 5-inch full HD capacitive touchscreen display
by Cosmin Vasile, December 27th, 2012
 

DmC Devil May Cry Gets New Stylish Gameplay Video

See how Dante can score a special SSSensational style rating
by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
 

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
Google Is Testing a Quick Peek Feature for Mobile Search

Google Is Testing a Quick Peek Feature for Mobile Search

by Lucian Parfeni, December 27th, 2012
The feature enables you to preview a page before loading it
 

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
 

Blizzard Shelves Team Deathmatch for Diablo 3

Most players responded negatively to the game mode
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
Oppo Find 5 Will Enjoy Global Availability in 2013

Oppo Find 5 Will Enjoy Global Availability in 2013

by Ionut Arghire, December 27th, 2012
It will arrive on shelves with 16GB and 32GB of internal memory
 

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
 

Yahoo! Mail 1.0.1 for Windows 8 Available for Download

This is the first update for the recently released Yahoo! Mail for Windows 8
by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
Metro: Last Light Gets Fresh Screenshots

Metro: Last Light Gets Fresh Screenshots

by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
Admire the ruins of Moscow and its subway tunnels in these new images
 

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
 

Microsoft Working on Desktop Remote Control Service

The software company has filed for a patent for a new remoting technology
by Bogdan Popa, December 27th, 2012
Diablo 3 Gets Dueling in Patch 1.0.7, Launches After New Year

Diablo 3 Gets Dueling in Patch 1.0.7, Launches After New Year

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 27th, 2012
The mechanics will be similar to those seen in Diablo II
 

Fetchmail 6.2.24 Repairs OpenSSL Certificate Verification

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

LG to Bring 5.5’’ 1080p Screen at CES 2013

It will also showcase a 324ppi 7-inch tablet screen
by Ionut Arghire, 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
 

VueScan 9.1.21 Adds Support for New Devices

The latest VueScan package can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
 

Apple Now Selling the 2G Nest Thermostat, Also in Retail Stores

Learns what temperature you like, lets you control it remotely via an iPhone app
by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Spotlight: Lion Rescued After Spending 3 Years with a Snare Caught Around Its Neck

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

by Laura Sinpetru, December 27th, 2012
Despite extensive injuries, the big cat is expected to make a full recovery
 

Samsung Galaxy S IV Concept Rendered on Video

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

DVDStyler 2.3.5 Introduces a Christmas Template

This latest version is just a maintenance release with a few translations
by Silviu Stahie, December 27th, 2012
 

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
Steam Holiday Sale 2012 Day 8 Has Price Cuts for XCOM, Counter-Strike, More

Steam Holiday Sale 2012 Day 8 Has Price Cuts for XCOM, Counter-Strike, More

by Andrei Dobra, December 27th, 2012
Also score price cuts for FTL, L.A. Noire, Worms Revolution and much more
 

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
Black-Themed BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 Coming to the UK in Early January

Black-Themed BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 Coming to the UK in Early January

by Cosmin Vasile, December 27th, 2012
The smartphone will be exclusive to Harrods for £1390 ($2245/€1700)
 

Softpedia Exclusive Discount: 40% Off AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter

Useful software to convert dynamic disks to basic disk partitions − now on discount
by Stefan Fintea, December 27th, 2012
 

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
Download Mercury Browser iOS 7.2

Download Mercury Browser iOS 7.2

by Filip Truta, December 27th, 2012
Adds “Support” and “Hot Apps” buttons, new tab switching gestures
 

Script of the Day: WP-United

Easily synchronize WordPress and phpBB3 installations
by Catalin Cimpanu, December 27th, 2012
 

Softpedia Holiday Exclusive: Makeup Guide Giveaway

Today we're giving away Makeup Guide, a virtual makeup photo editor worth $45
by Stefan Fintea, December 27th, 2012