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About 115 articles found for 31 January 2013:

 

Major League Gaming Will Create Its Own eSports-Focused Shooter

The game will be a result of cooperation with an outside developer
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
 

Victoria II Receives Africa-Focused Heart of Darkness Expansion

Gamers will create navies, settle colonies and engage in wars
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 31st, 2013
Publishers Should Be Quicker to Greenlight and Cancel Games

Publishers Should Be Quicker to Greenlight and Cancel Games

by Andrei Dobra, January 31st, 2013
Former Midway executive shares his thoughts on the recent THQ bankruptcy
 

Samsung Buys Stake in Stylus Maker Wacom

The Galaxy Note 10.1 turned out popular enough to warrant this move
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
 

PhotoWhirl Can Show You the World like You’ve Never Seen It

It relies on geotagged photos from online services like Panoramio and Flickr
by Ionut Ilascu, January 31st, 2013
Watch: Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Rehearsal

Watch: Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Rehearsal

by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
Singer is getting ready for this Sunday’s performance, teasing fans in new video
 

Ron Jeremy Out of Surgery for Heart Aneurysm

Controversial star had major health scare, is still in hospital
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
 

Sandy Hook Kids' Chorus to Sing During Super Bowl

The Newtown children will get to sing “America The Beautiful”
by Raluca Anghel, January 31st, 2013
 

Evernote Releases Penultimate 4 for iPad

“Penultimate gives you the natural experience of writing on paper”
by Filip Truta, January 31st, 2013
Researchers Pin Down the So-Called Massage Neurons

Researchers Pin Down the So-Called Massage Neurons

by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
Science finally explains why it is that people enjoy massages as much as they do
 

Pregnant Amber Rose Has Huge Bump, No Stretch Marks

Model is 9 months pregnant and documenting the experience on Twitter
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
Man Finds €50,000 ($67,614) Worth of Whale Vomit

Man Finds €50,000 ($67,614) Worth of Whale Vomit

by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
Sperm whale vomit is highly sought after by the perfume industry
 

“CSI: NY” Star Carmine Giovinazzo Arrested for DUI

Actor was busted in Arizona last week, was extremely apologetic
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
 

Panasonic Launches Cameras with 360 Degree Vision

These panoramic cameras are weatherproof and have remote connectivity
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
 

Sharon Stone Puts Split Rumors to Rest with PDA

Actress and 27-year-old Martin Mica are still together, and photos prove it
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
World's Largest Collection of Mini-Cars Goes on Sale at Auction

World's Largest Collection of Mini-Cars Goes on Sale at Auction

by Raluca Anghel, January 31st, 2013
Bruce Weiner's vehicles might rack up £7 M (€8.16 M / $11 M)
 

Amazing Concept Keyboard Uses E Ink for Dynamic Keys

The keys can change from program to program, so the labels on them should too
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
 

"Gay" Dog Sentenced to Death by His Cruel Owner

The dog's owner says he no longer wants anything to do with him
by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
 

Dakota Fanning Defends Banned Ad for Marc Jacobs Perfume

19-year-old actress talks fashion, fame and how people love to stir up controversy
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
 

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The Wise Monkey (PC)

Use your wits and try to catch a serial killer who mutilates victims’ faces
by Alexandru Niculaita, January 31st, 2013
Picture of the Day: Lion Cub Bursts Out Laughing

Picture of the Day: Lion Cub Bursts Out Laughing

by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
Despite its young age, this baby lion has a rather impressive set of teeth to show off
 

New Mice and Mousepads Released by Zalman

There are three of the former and one of the latter, all set for next month
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
 

Fedora 19 Could Implement Apache OpenOffice 4.0

This is merely a proposal, but it has good chances to come to fruition
by Silviu Stahie, January 31st, 2013
 

Viral of the Day: Reporter Owns Videobomber with STD Question

Jessica Sanchez of WKMG covers Super Bowl preparations, is well prepared herself
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
Flat Panel TV Prices on the Rise

Flat Panel TV Prices on the Rise

by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
Market observers say this is more of a recovery than anything else
 

Vegetarianism Reduces Heart Disease Risks by a Third

Those who don't eat any meat or dairy are indeed healthier, Oxford researchers say
by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
 

DualRole USB 3.0 Hub and Gigabit Adapter Hybrid Debuts

Created by Kanex, it was designed with Apple MacBooks in mind
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
 

Download Internet Explorer 10 Blocker Toolkit

A useful tool to block Windows Update from automatically downloading IE10
by Ionut Arghire, January 31st, 2013
Watch: Tech Support Scammers in Action

Watch: Tech Support Scammers in Action

by Eduard Kovacs, January 31st, 2013
Security expert Troy Hunt shows that scam calls are still alive
 

US Tablet Market to Reach 71.6 Million Units in Five Years

Transparency Market Research finds that the growth rate will be of 13.1%
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
Apple Is Hiring Plastic Expert

Apple Is Hiring Plastic Expert

by Filip Truta, January 31st, 2013
Cupertino giant seeks Manufacturing Design Engineer for “advanced plastic tooling”
 

This TV Is Made from 625 Remote Controls, Which Act as Pixels

Artist Chris Shen linked the remote controls to produce infrared images
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
 

The $39.99 Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Offer Expires Today

Starting tomorrow, the Windows 8 platform will be more expensive to upgrade to
by Ionut Arghire, January 31st, 2013
 

Coffee Makes It Easier for People to Pick Up On Positive Words

Study finds a daily cup of coffee helps people be more friendly throughout the day
by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
Commuter Train Crashes into Locomotive in South Africa, 150 Injured

Commuter Train Crashes into Locomotive in South Africa, 150 Injured

by Raluca Anghel, January 31st, 2013
50 children have been wounded in the crash, the train driver is in critical condition
 

Apple Could Be Making a Move for Gaming, Not Just TV, Says Valve

Gabe Newell is concerned Apple will put the kibosh on the company’s Steam Box
by Filip Truta, January 31st, 2013
 

London Marathoner Died After Using Now Banned Supplement

The supplement Claire Squires used was perfectly legal at the time of her taking it
by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
Man-in-the-Middle Attack Launched Against Chinese Users Trying to Access GitHub

Man-in-the-Middle Attack Launched Against Chinese Users Trying to Access GitHub

by Eduard Kovacs, January 31st, 2013
The attacks appear to be linked to a petition created on WhiteHouse.gov
 

Super Bowl Teasers: “Iron Man 3,” “Lone Ranger,” “Oz the Great and Powerful”

Full trailers will be unveiled on February 3, hopefully with fresh footage
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
 

BlackBerry Z10 Now Available at Orange UK and EE

It is available for prices ranging from £29.99 to £49.99 on contracts
by Cosmin Vasile, January 31st, 2013
 

Eurora Supercomputer with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Is the Most Efficient

The Italian “Eurora” HPC conglomerate sets new data center energy efficiency record
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
RubyGems Put in Maintenance Mode After User Uploaded Malicious Gem

RubyGems Put in Maintenance Mode After User Uploaded Malicious Gem

by Eduard Kovacs, January 31st, 2013
The gem in question exploited a YAML parsing vulnerability
 

Watch: Full Moon Rising in Real Time

The footage shows that the rising of the moon can give sunrises a run for their money
by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
 

Apple Is Big Threat to Steam Box, Says Gabe Newell

Neither Sony nor Microsoft has the same ability to innovate
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 31st, 2013
 

Core i3-2375M Sandy Bridge CPU from Intel Revealed

It is one of the few new Sandy Bridge central processors, one for notebooks
by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
Woman Who Lost Her Dog Remortgages House to Offer ₤10,000 Reward

Woman Who Lost Her Dog Remortgages House to Offer ₤10,000 Reward

by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
Dawn Maw also printed 15,000 posters and handed out 35,000 business cards
Utah Woman Finds Biological Parents Through Facebook, Through Likes

Utah Woman Finds Biological Parents Through Facebook, Through Likes

by Raluca Anghel, January 31st, 2013
Jenessa Simons' request was shared over 100,000 times
 

Heavy Smokers Can Safely Donate Their Lungs, Study Says

Those in dire need of a lung transplant need not worry about their donor's smoking habits
by Laura Sinpetru, January 31st, 2013
 

Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan Caught in India-Pakistan Spat

Actor writes account of visit to New Delhi, it leads to war of words between countries
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
 

Windows 8 Goes Cheaper for Students Starting Tomorrow

The Windows 8 Pro upgrade will be $69.99 (€51.5) for them
by Ionut Arghire, January 31st, 2013
Evasi0n iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Announced

Evasi0n iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Announced

by Filip Truta, January 31st, 2013
Hack gets proper web site and development schedule
 

Ravens Cheerleader Courtney Lenz Barred from Super Bowl

Fans start petition to get Lenz back on the lot, claim she’s being unjustly punished
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
 

Facebook Kills It on Mobile, 23 Percent of Ad Money Came from Mobile in Q4

Facebook doesn't have a mobile problem anymore, but it does have an expenses problem
by Lucian Parfeni, January 31st, 2013
 

Secret Sylvester Stallone Abuse Tapes Destroyed

Details of older agreement between star and half-sister emerge online
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
Steam Greenlight Gets New Options Based on Community Feedback

Steam Greenlight Gets New Options Based on Community Feedback

by Andrei Dobra, January 31st, 2013
Skip over certain games and favorite those that really interest you
Peeping Tom: a USB Microscope for Nooks and Crannies

Peeping Tom: a USB Microscope for Nooks and Crannies

by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
It is called USB Flexible Endoscopic Light Scope DX2
 

GungHo Online Acquires Grasshopper, Suda51 Issues Statement

The two companies plan to reveal new projects in the coming months
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 31st, 2013
 

Lindsay Lohan’s Baby Brother Born: Landon Major Lohan

Michael Lohan and Kate Major welcome their first child together
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
 

Dead Space 3 Has Four Unlockable Modes, Gets "Disturbing" Story DLC

You can replay the game in different ways until the new story add-on is released
by Andrei Dobra, January 31st, 2013
College Game Canceled After Campus Armed Robbery over $5 (€3.7)

College Game Canceled After Campus Armed Robbery over $5 (€3.7)

by Raluca Anghel, January 31st, 2013
Police are still looking for the suspect of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot
 

BlackBerry Z10 Now Available in the UK at The Carphone Warehouse

For free on plans starting at £36 per month on all major networks
by Ionut Arghire, January 31st, 2013
 

Super Bowl Coke Ad Called Racist by Arabs Reuters

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is outraged, Coke is yet to respond
by Elena Gorgan, January 31st, 2013
AMD's Debt Downgraded to Near Junk Level

AMD's Debt Downgraded to Near Junk Level

by Sebastian Pop, January 31st, 2013
Debt rating agency Fitch is worried that AMD might not be able to keep the cash flow going
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BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 Full Specs Roundup

Both smartphones are powered by BlackBerry 10 platform
by Cosmin Vasile, January 31st, 2013