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About 114 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
 

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

Lookout experts provide some valuable advice to help you keep your phone secure
by Eduard Kovacs, December 28th, 2012
Climate Change Now Blamed for Volcanic Eruptions

Climate Change Now Blamed for Volcanic Eruptions

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

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
Tesla Rolls Out East Coast Supercharger Stations

Tesla Rolls Out East Coast Supercharger Stations

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

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

The 450mm Fab in Central Taiwan not getting a warm welcome
by Sebastian Pop, December 28th, 2012
Tera Goes Free-to-Play in South Korea and Japan, Still Subscription-Based Elsewhere

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

by Andrei Dobra, December 28th, 2012
North American and European players still need to pay a monthly subscriber
Photobomb Viral Shot Features an Optical Illusion

Photobomb Viral Shot Features an Optical Illusion

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

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
YouTube Removes 2 Billion Fake Views from Major Record Labels

YouTube Removes 2 Billion Fake Views from Major Record Labels

by Lucian Parfeni, December 28th, 2012
YouTube is cracking down on the practice of buying fake views
 

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
 

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
Ashton Kutcher Wants to Dump Mila Kunis for Being “Frumpy,” “Fat”

Ashton Kutcher Wants to Dump Mila Kunis for Being “Frumpy,” “Fat”

by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
Report says he’s shocked how “she let herself go” these past 8 months
 

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

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

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

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
Dwyane Wade Suspended for Groin Kick, Intentional Foul

Dwyane Wade Suspended for Groin Kick, Intentional Foul

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

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

Pod2g is confident about the next six months, but is unsure about future iOS versions
by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Picture of the Day: “Fire Rainbows” Spotted over Arizona

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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
Aperture-X Photography Software Mentioned in NDA Book Listing on Amazon

Aperture-X Photography Software Mentioned in NDA Book Listing on Amazon

by Filip Truta, December 28th, 2012
Apple could launch a new version of Aperture early next year
 

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
December 28, 05:21 EST – The Last Full Moon of 2012

December 28, 05:21 EST – The Last Full Moon of 2012

by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
December full moons are also referred to as oak moons
 

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

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

The app comes with performance improvements, fixes, a new settings menu
by Ionut Arghire, December 28th, 2012
Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy

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

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

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

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

Certain Drivers Purposely Run Over Turtles, Experiments Show

by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
Study carried out by a 22-year-old shows some drivers intentionally harm these animals
 

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

Star poses for Christmas photos with fiancé, possibly reveals more than intended
by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
First “Alien Earth” Is to Be Found in 2013, Scientists Say

First “Alien Earth” Is to Be Found in 2013, Scientists Say

by Laura Sinpetru, December 28th, 2012
Researchers are confident Earth's twin is just around the corner
 

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
Watch: MTV Pays Tribute to Peter Parker After Marvel Kills Him Off in No. 700

Watch: MTV Pays Tribute to Peter Parker After Marvel Kills Him Off in No. 700

by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
Spider-Man will never be the same but the fans will never forget
 

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

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
 

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

Man Eats 28 Raw Eggs in Daring Bet, Dies

by Elena Gorgan, December 28th, 2012
Young man won bet by ingesting raw eggs, probably with Salmonella