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About 126 articles found for 28 November 2012:

Far Cry 3 Launches with Massive Day 1 Patch
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Far Cry 3 Launches with Massive Day 1 Patch

The update improves game performance and stability
by Cosmin Vasile, November 29th, 2012
 

Proposal Photo Posted on Reddit Goes Viral

Check out a picture of the tree one boyfriend adorned with LED candles before proposing
by Raluca Anghel, November 29th, 2012
 

Pandemic Leader Says Gaming Industry Experiences Inflection Point

Players want easy-to-play games with short-play sessions
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 29th, 2012
Walking Dead Creator Appreciates Focus on Dixon Brothers in Survival Instinct

Walking Dead Creator Appreciates Focus on Dixon Brothers in Survival Instinct

by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 28th, 2012
The Activision game uses the television series' settings and characters
 

Microsoft Sued over Misleading Windows 8 Upgrade Box

The company doesn’t clearly mark their boxes as an upgrade-only product, says customer
by Bogdan Popa, November 28th, 2012
 

Most Pork in the US Is Contaminated with Yersinia Bacteria

69% of the tested products contained this pathogen, Consumer Reports explains
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
Top 5 Security Predictions for 2013 from ISF

Top 5 Security Predictions for 2013 from ISF

by Eduard Kovacs, November 28th, 2012
Cyber security, big data, the cloud, the supply chain security and consumerization
 

Security App of the Week: Total Security for WordPress

An easy-to-use plugin that can help owners make sure their sites are secure
by Eduard Kovacs, November 28th, 2012
 

Global Warming Might Foster Another Dust Bowl

Extreme weather manifestations could bring back the dust storms of the 1930s
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Obama Makes Two Very Poor Decisions Concerning Environmental Protection

The US President said he would fight climate change, his actions testify to the contrary
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Top 3 Windows Games Launched in 2012 That Run Well on Linux

A short list of AAA titles rated gold on the Wine website
by Silviu Stahie, November 28th, 2012
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Review (PC)

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Review (PC)

by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 28th, 2012
A revival of a classic game that adds enough to make it relevant
 

Nokia City Lens 1.5 Beta Arrives on WP7 Lumia Devices

It brings along new features, built on LiveSight technology
by Ionut Arghire, November 28th, 2012
 

New Core i3 and Core i5 Intel CPUs Spotted

Fujitsu's Lifebook laptops expose the Core i3-2348M and i5-3230M CPUs
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
 

Bearded Woman Grows Out Facial Hair for Movember

Siobhain Fletcher has been battling hirsutism since the age of 17
by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
AMD Expands Its Reach Across Industrial and Automotive Markets, Among Others

AMD Expands Its Reach Across Industrial and Automotive Markets, Among Others

by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
Its agreement with Symmetry Electronics allows it access to new distribution channels
 

85% of Windows 8 Users Choose the Desktop on Day 1 – Microsoft

But most of them are getting used to the Modern GUI after all, the company claims
by Bogdan Popa, November 28th, 2012
 

This Foldable Keyboard May Be Just What Tablets Need

Once again, Buffalo releases a product that solves the problem of many people
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
Gigabyte Also Presents Two New Mini-ITX Motherboards

Gigabyte Also Presents Two New Mini-ITX Motherboards

by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
They may not be HD Series, but they are small and stealthy
 

Airlines Reject Claim of Obese Woman Dying for Being Denied a Flight

Delta and Air France-KLM, as well as Lufthansa, are being sued by the grieving husband
by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
 

Minecraft: Pi Edition Runs at a Blazing 40 fps

This version of Minecraft is not yet available for download
by Silviu Stahie, November 28th, 2012
 

Gigabyte Announces HD Motherboard Family Line

All of them have both HDMI and DVI video interfaces
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
Microsoft Launches Anti-Google Campaign: Don’t Get Scroogled!

Microsoft Launches Anti-Google Campaign: Don’t Get Scroogled!

by Bogdan Popa, November 28th, 2012
Use Bing for an honest search result, says Microsoft
 

African Lions Might Make It on the US Endangered Species List

The Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to figure out how bad these big cats are doing
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Moral Choices Made Omega Biggest DLC for Mass Effect 3

The team started off small, but the adventure grew in complexity
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 28th, 2012
 

Breaking: Apple to Dump Samsung as iPhone CPU Maker [DigiTimes]

A-series chips powering iPhones and iPads to be manufactured by TSMC
by Filip Truta, November 28th, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Axiom Officially Launched at US Cellular

Samsung Galaxy Axiom Officially Launched at US Cellular

by Cosmin Vasile, November 28th, 2012
It will be available in retail stores starting with the end of this week
 

Ocean Acidification Causes Animals to Dissolve

Shifts in the ocean's chemistry severely affect marine wildlife, new study says
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Mozilla Invests in Everything.me, Will Build It into Firefox OS

The site helps users discover web apps that are useful for their current task
by Lucian Parfeni, November 28th, 2012
 

Veriton Commercial Ultra-Small Desktop PCs, Acer's Latest Project

They are not only small but also cheap enough to compete with the netbooks of old
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
Onion Joke About North Korean Leader Fools Chinese Paper

Onion Joke About North Korean Leader Fools Chinese Paper

by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
Editors at China’s People’s Daily Online reprinted a flattering description of Kim Jong Un
 

Tobacco Giants Made to Run Ads Saying They Lied, Admit Deception

Judge orders Phillip Morris, Reynolds, Lorillard to come clean about the risks of smoking
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Vampire Diaries Star Goes Shark Fishing

Not only does Steven McQueen stress the animals, he also tweets about it
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

External Blu-ray Player Launched by I-O Data

Though it lacks USB 3.0 support, it has all it needs in order to do what it has to
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
 

Blue Whale Pirouette Precedes Prey Engorging

The technique adds efficiency to the giant's hunting process, scientists say
by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
Baby Photos Trend on Twitter After Girl is Named Hashtag

Baby Photos Trend on Twitter After Girl is Named Hashtag

by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
Hashtag Jameson was born on Saturday, November 24
 

Green Tip: Buy Kevlar-Based Socks That Last Forever

These socks are tough enough to last a lifetime, manufacturers say
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Missing Moon Rocks Discovered in Minnesota

Some of the Apollo 11 moon rocks have been found, some more are still missing
by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
 

Britain to Be Hit by the Coldest Winter in a Century

Meteorologists expect that temperatures will plummet to record lows
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
Nokia Lumia 920 Demand Is “Absolutely Huge” in Sweden

Nokia Lumia 920 Demand Is “Absolutely Huge” in Sweden

by Cosmin Vasile, November 28th, 2012
The backlog is twice as big as that for Galaxy S III
 

AMD's Socket FM1 CPUs Will Be Gone by Year's End (2012)

The rumors we heard before are being corroborated now
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
 

GTA Benefits from Staggered Launches, Call of Duty Loses Out

The series has managed to keep audience interest high
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 28th, 2012
 

Apple TV 3 Jailbreak Needs Dream Team Hackers’ Input

fireCore struggling to make its aTV Flash compatible with the 3rd-gen Apple TV
by Filip Truta, November 28th, 2012
PNY USB Flash Drives Go Pear-Shaped

PNY USB Flash Drives Go Pear-Shaped

by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
PNY tried the infinity symbol, but didn't really manage it very well
 

Light Pollution Actually Benefits Some Animals

Using military data, researchers prove that light pollution is not all that bad
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Nokia Faces Increasing Lumia 920 Demand, Analyst Says

The handset’s low price and appealing features help it maintain momentum
by Ionut Arghire, November 28th, 2012
 

North Korea Prepares New Rocket Launch, Photos Reveal

Weeks might be separating the North Korean nation from its first successful rocket launch
by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
4-Port USB 3.0 Hubs Launched by Buffalo

4-Port USB 3.0 Hubs Launched by Buffalo

by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
They are essentially identical, but are colored differently
 

Windows 8’s Early Adoption Rate Lags Behind Windows 7’s

New data shows that Windows 7 attracted more users than Windows 8 in the first 30 days
by Bogdan Popa, November 28th, 2012
 

Yoshi's Land Wii U Leaked by Retailers

A brand new Nintendo game for the Wii U is coming soon
by Andrei Dobra, November 28th, 2012
 

Apple May Be Axing Logic Pro Audio Software

The company has reportedly “decimated” its Pro Audio apps team
by Filip Truta, November 28th, 2012
 

International Nuclear Agency Hacked, Attackers Demand Investigation on Israel

The hackers published the email addresses of 160 experts working for IAEA
by Eduard Kovacs, November 28th, 2012
Orochi Wireless Mouse Updated, Razer Gives It a Better Sensor

Orochi Wireless Mouse Updated, Razer Gives It a Better Sensor

by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
This is just one of several mice that are getting upgraded this way
 

Where Does the Exquisite Black Dahlia Get Its Color From?

Researchers claim to have discovered the mystery of the rare flower
by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
 

Amazon Phishing Spam: Various Computers Connect to Your Account

The scammers trick users by involving a security feature offered by Facebook and Google
by Eduard Kovacs, November 28th, 2012
 

Inmates in Thailand Go Gangnam Style

A dance contest was organized in an effort to reduce violence in the Thai prison
by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
1,000 Lambs Slaughtered to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Albanian Independence

1,000 Lambs Slaughtered to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Albanian Independence

by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
The government's decision to kill these animals is considered a “grotesque embarrassment”
 

Download New Max Payne 3 Update on PC, PS3, Xbox 360

No more invisible players or sticky cover bugs for the game's multiplayer mode
by Andrei Dobra, November 28th, 2012
 

ASUS Taichi Dual-Screen Ultrathin Delayed

Though it should have started selling by now, it still isn't ready
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
 

Lava XOLO A700 Available in India at Rs 9,999

A dual-core smartphone that also packs dual-SIM capabilities
by Ionut Arghire, November 28th, 2012
 

16 Cybercrime and Credit Card Fraud Suspects Arrested by Romanian Authorities

It’s believed they’re responsible for fraudulent transactions totaling over $25 million
by Eduard Kovacs, November 28th, 2012
Practice Makes the Perfect Liar, Study Shows

Practice Makes the Perfect Liar, Study Shows

by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
20 minutes are enough to turn an honest individual into a credible liar
 

Leak Details Story and Concept Art for Bungie’s Destiny

The game will involve a lone explorer fighting on distant worlds
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 28th, 2012
 

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Hits Record Low

Satellite monitoring, better law enforcement are to thank for this
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
 

Two Men Shot in Chicago at Gang Member’s Funeral

One of the victims was killed, while the other is hospitalized, with critical injuries
by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
 

Grand Theft Auto Series Sells More Than 125 Million Units

The franchise will get a new installment during 2013
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 28th, 2012
Apple Will Have Few iMacs and iPad minis to Sell Until Q1 2013

Apple Will Have Few iMacs and iPad minis to Sell Until Q1 2013

by Filip Truta, November 28th, 2012
Taiwanese industry sources say display yield rates are to blame
 

Hurricane Sandy: Not a Coincidence, Scientists Say

Discussions on global warming in Qatar are going on too slowly
by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
 

Secret Admin Backdoor Accounts Found in Samsung Printers

This vulnerability has a surprisingly high potential to cause damage
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
 

Amazon Sells Twice As Many Kindles, Provides No Actual Numbers

It's ploy to sell more digital content could be working, but it's impossible to know
by Lucian Parfeni, November 28th, 2012
Fans Sign Petition Demanding Grand Theft Auto V on the PC
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Fans Sign Petition Demanding Grand Theft Auto V on the PC

Tens of thousands of PC gamers want to experience GTA V
by Andrei Dobra, November 28th, 2012
4K UHD Sharp IGZO Display, a Professional Monitor

4K UHD Sharp IGZO Display, a Professional Monitor

by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
The new resolution isn't a TV-only feature, it seems
 

Five Die in 130-Year-Old Ohio Farmhouse Fire

Police believe a family of two adults and three children perished in the fire
by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
 

Apple Fires iOS Maps Chief Richard Williamson

Another executive canned as Apple looks to eliminate Forstall’s influence
by Filip Truta, November 28th, 2012
The Number of Windows 8 Apps Has Doubled Since Launch – Microsoft

The Number of Windows 8 Apps Has Doubled Since Launch – Microsoft

by Bogdan Popa, November 28th, 2012
The Redmond-based software giant claims that Windows 8 is growing at a fairly fast pace
 

Crocodile Skin Conveys Exquisite Sense of Touch

The increased sensitivity helps predators in the hunting process
by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
 

Mom Gets Life Terms in Deaths of Two Children

Kelli Lynn Murphy smothered her daughter and son, to get revenge on her husband
by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
 

Verizon Starts Shipping Samsung Galaxy Note II

The smartphone is scheduled to arrive in two days’ time
by Cosmin Vasile, November 28th, 2012
 

Spotlight: Extreme Recycling Uses Poo to Make Food

Waste is a precious, yet unexploited resource, recycling experts explain
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
Novel Understanding of X Chromosome Activation Revealed

Novel Understanding of X Chromosome Activation Revealed

by Cristina Macari, November 28th, 2012
The cell nucleus recognizes DNA from the inactive X chromosomes, study shows
 

Facebook for BlackBerry 3.3.0.9 Arrives in Beta Zone

With a wide range of changes, including UX modifications
by Ionut Arghire, November 28th, 2012
 

Gmail Users Prefer Microsoft’s Outlook.com – Survey

Microsoft’s very own survey reveals that more Gmail users make the switch to Outlook.com
by Bogdan Popa, November 28th, 2012
 

The Elder Scrolls Online Reveals Ebonheart Pact Details

Gamers will be able to meet the Tribunal and the Companions
by Andrei Dumitrescu, November 28th, 2012
 

Cutting a Tree for Christmas Is Better Than Buying a Fake One

From an environmental standpoint, real trees might just be the best Christmas option
by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
DNA Testing Reveals Bigfoot Is Part Human

DNA Testing Reveals Bigfoot Is Part Human

by Raluca Anghel, November 28th, 2012
Scientists confirm the existence of a human relative, part Homo Sapiens, part primate
AMD Selling Major Headquarters
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AMD Selling Major Headquarters

Despite good Thanksgiving sales, the company wants hard cash
by Sebastian Pop, November 28th, 2012
 

Fedora 18 Beta Spherical Cow Released, Download Now

After seven delays, the beta for the anticipated Fedora 18 is finally here
by Silviu Stahie, November 28th, 2012
 

Google, Yahoo! Romania Hacked by Algerian Cybercriminal (Updated)

The attacker most likely altered the DNS records to redirect visitors to his page
by Eduard Kovacs, November 28th, 2012
Raccoon Gets Caught in a Steel-Jaw Trap

Raccoon Gets Caught in a Steel-Jaw Trap

by Laura Sinpetru, November 28th, 2012
Because of the severity of its wounds, the animal had to be put to sleep