Softpedia News Archive

About 117 articles found for 28 December 2012:

 

NASA Reveals Swift's Most Stunning Photos - Gallery

Swift was designed to detect gamma ray bursts, but it captures some spectacular photos
by Lucian Parfeni, December 29th, 2012
 

Silvio Berlusconi to Pay Ex Wife €100,000 ($131,000) Alimony Per Day

Days after announcing his engagement, former Italian Prime Minister settles divorce
by Elena Gorgan, December 29th, 2012
 

2013 Predictions: Best of YouTube

Flying cars, UFOs, less economic stability – what is in store for the New Year?
by Elena Gorgan, December 29th, 2012
 

Marketing Is Important for Indie Games

The developer of Dust: An Elysian Tail highlights indie problems
by Andrei Dobra, December 29th, 2012
 

The Phases of the Moon, from Full Moon to New Moon, Explained

The moon's position around the Earth and the sun determines the phases
by Lucian Parfeni, December 29th, 2012
Wasteland 2 Features Irradiated Hermit Crabs

Wasteland 2 Features Irradiated Hermit Crabs

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
The team consulted scientists in order to determine the shape of the future
 

Instagramers Put Down Their Phones for Five Seconds on Christmas, the Web Goes Crazy

A supposed drop in users led to Facebook stock price dropping 3 percent
by Lucian Parfeni, December 28th, 2012
 

EndWeekGame: December 28

Playing Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, Alpha Centauri
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
 

New Nokia PureView Concept Phones: Lumia 928 and Lumia 828

Both running under a customized flavor of Windows Phone 8
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
 

New Shipping Lanes: California Re-Routes Ships to Protect Whales

Some marine mammals are too slow to avoid ships, get hit by them
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
Advisory: Signs That Tell You Your Phone Has Been Hacked

Advisory: Signs That Tell You Your Phone Has Been Hacked

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
Lookout experts provide some valuable advice to help you keep your phone secure
 

Climate Change Now Blamed for Volcanic Eruptions

New evidence suggests the volcano-climate relationship works both ways
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
 

Bobcat Is Too Nice and Too Cute to Be Released into the Wild

Volunteers are working around the clock trying to get it to toughen up
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
Intel, HP, Lenovo and Others Will Work Together on Smart TVs in 2013

Intel, HP, Lenovo and Others Will Work Together on Smart TVs in 2013

by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
There will be some emphasis on the user interface and face recognition
 

Tesla Rolls Out East Coast Supercharger Stations

The two charging stations allow people to travel from Washington, D.C. to Boston
by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
 

Corel Slashes Price on CAD 2013 Software for Mac

Native DWG high-performance CAD design solution for Mac users
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
TSMC Factory Plans Raising Environmental Concerns

TSMC Factory Plans Raising Environmental Concerns

by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
The 450mm Fab in Central Taiwan not getting a warm welcome
 

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
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

Ubisoft's new game is a very competent first-person shooter
by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
Watch: Bad Lip Reading of “Gotta Be You”

Watch: Bad Lip Reading of “Gotta Be You”

by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
Faux “Shadow Pico” indie film gets hilarious faux trailer
 

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
Council on Foreign Relations Hacked, Attackers Traced Back to China

Council on Foreign Relations Hacked, Attackers Traced Back to China

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
The compromised server was used for a drive-by attack
 

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
Demi Lovato Dedicates Song to Newtown Victims, Their Families

Demi Lovato Dedicates Song to Newtown Victims, Their Families

by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
“Angels Among Us” is a charitable release, will offer support to grieving families
 

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
Asian-American Groups Petition Against Racist “Make Me Asian” App

Asian-American Groups Petition Against Racist “Make Me Asian” App

by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
The free app is available in the Google Play store
 

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
 

Optical Disks Becoming 50% More Expensive

2013 will really be an interesting year for disk lovers
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
Hackers: Jailbreaking iOS 6.1 Will Be Hard

Hackers: Jailbreaking iOS 6.1 Will Be Hard

by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Pod2g is confident about the next six months, but is unsure about future iOS versions
 

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
 

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
 

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

John McAfee Used Social Engineering to Escape from Belize

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

Wisconsin Police Officer Slain on Christmas Eve, Husband Arrested

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

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

The latest version of this great simulation game can be found on Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
GOTY 2012 Best Strategy: XCOM – Enemy Unknown

GOTY 2012 Best Strategy: XCOM – Enemy Unknown

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 28th, 2012
A perfect blend of theme, strategy and alien attacks
 

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

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

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

Calculate Linux 13 Is Based on KDE 4.9.4

A few other desktop environments are also available
by Silviu Stahie, December 28th, 2012
 

New MacBook Pros Coming in 2013 [DigiTimes]

Sources say Apple will drop the price on existing notebook models
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Man Puts Up Statue of Obama Eating a Watermelon, Says It's Not Racist

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

by Raluca Anghel, December 28th, 2012
The Kentucky resident has the statue moved closer to the street, after the reelection
 

Download HDR Photo Camera 2.0.0.15 for Windows Phone 8

The app comes with performance improvements, fixes, a new settings menu
by Ionut Arghire, 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
 

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
Miley Cyrus Sparks Marriage Rumors with Pic of Wedding Band

Miley Cyrus Sparks Marriage Rumors with Pic of Wedding Band

by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
Star poses for Christmas photos with fiancé, possibly reveals more than intended
 
Flaw in Facebook Allowed Attackers to Record Video of User and Post It on the Timeline – Video

Flaw in Facebook Allowed Attackers to Record Video of User and Post It on the Timeline

by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
Subho Halder and Aditya Gupta have identified a CSRF vulnerability
 

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
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
 

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
 

Police Arrest Bronx Woman for Orchestrating Newtown Scam

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

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

Enthusiasts Want Google Apps on Windows Phone, Start Online Petition

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

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

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

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