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About 205 articles found for 31 January 2013:

 

BitKiller Offers DoD Standard Wiping Schemes

Drag and drop files and folders to shred beyond recovery
by Ionut Ilascu, February 1st, 2013
AMD Releases Athlon II X4, Cuts Some APU Prices

AMD Releases Athlon II X4, Cuts Some APU Prices

by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
The company is catering to the needs of the low-end market
 

New 3DMark to Arrive on Monday

It includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware
by Ionut Ilascu, February 1st, 2013
“God” Receipt Waitress Gets Fired, Applebee's Boycotted on Facebook [Updated]

“God” Receipt Waitress Gets Fired, Applebee's Boycotted on Facebook Updated

by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
The chain explained its decision to protect guests' personal info
 

Logitech Releases Keyboard and Camera Combo for Jabber Messenger

All those enterprises that use Jabber can better communicate via voice and video
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
Puxatony Phil's Groundhog Day Predictions Will Reveal How Long Winter Will Be

Puxatony Phil's Groundhog Day Predictions Will Reveal How Long Winter Will Be

by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
If Phil doesn't see its shadow, we're in for six more cold weeks
 

Frozen Synapse Comes to PlayStation Devices with New Tactics Name

The game uses a unique art style and is based on RTS mechanics
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
Sony Stops Making MiniDisk Players in March 2013

Sony Stops Making MiniDisk Players in March 2013

by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
Yet another old-school electronic device category goes out of use
 

Firefighters in Holley, NY Ready Squirrel Shootout

Online petition aims to put an end to the killing of these animals
by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
 

ESA Plans a 3D-Printed Moon Base

The European Space Agency is experimenting with a moon base built on site
by Lucian Parfeni, February 1st, 2013
 

TSMC's 28nm Chip Supply May Finally Be Sufficient

AMD and NVIDIA should both have more than enough GPUs now
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
Burger Joint in Dallas Agrees to Feed Sick Lion

Burger Joint in Dallas Agrees to Feed Sick Lion

by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
The Twisted Root Burger has recently donated some elk meat to the suffering feline
 

Mystery Behind Owls' Ability to Almost Fully Rotate Their Heads Unraveled

These birds can turn 270 degrees in either direction, never end up hurting themselves
by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
 

Untethered iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Reaches 75% Progress

The evad3rs are almost ready to roll out their hack, Linux development stalling
by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
 

DmC Devil May Cry Review (PC)

Does the new hack and slash game deserve a place in the stylish franchise?
by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
T-Mobile Rolls Out Maintenance Updates for GALAXY S II and GALAXY S III

T-Mobile Rolls Out Maintenance Updates for GALAXY S II and GALAXY S III

by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
Both updates provide security enhancements among others
 

Fujitsu Launches Lifebook AH Laptops

They are low- to high-end models based on Intel Core CPUs
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
 

Spotlight: Tiny Island Is Home to Thousands of Deadly Snakes

Wildlife researchers say Ilha de Queimada Grande has one such snake per square meter
by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
God of War: Ascension Live-Action Trailer Shows Off Kratos and His Family

God of War: Ascension Live-Action Trailer Shows Off Kratos and His Family

by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
A shortened version of the video will air during the Superbowl
 

Tim McGraw Says Sobriety Improved His Marriage

Country singer reveals secrets to healthier, happier life in new People interview
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
 

HTC Windows Phone 8S Arrives at Bell

The smartphone is now available for $280/€205 outright
by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
 

James Franco Doesn’t Approve of New “Spider-Man” Film Franchise

It’s an obvious money grab, he says – but luckily he’s moved on
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
Download The Sims FreePlay 3.3.0 iOS

Download The Sims FreePlay 3.3.0 iOS

by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
New outdoor accessories, swimgear, earn big rewards with diving competitions
 

Student Captures Video of a “Penguin Highway” in Antarctica

Traveler Melissa Brennan wanted to visit all continents before the age of 21
by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
Sarai Sierra Spoke to a Man Named Taylan Online Before Vanishing

Sarai Sierra Spoke to a Man Named Taylan Online Before Vanishing

by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
She had arranged a meeting with him on a bridge in Istanbul
 

Fujitsu Floods the Market with All-in-One PCs

The company tries the brute-force approach for once
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
 

Windows Phone 7.8 Update Now Available for HTC HD7

For the time being, the update has been confirmed in Italy
by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
German Authorities, Experts Warn Users About New Type of BKA Ransomware

German Authorities, Experts Warn Users About New Type of BKA Ransomware

by Eduard Kovacs, February 1st, 2013
The malware actually shows the illegal content allegedly accessed by the victim
 

REDengine 3 Revealed, Bridges Gap Between Story and World

It includes new tools for character and narrative development
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
Georgia: Teen Shot by Fellow Student, School Had Metal Detectors

Georgia: Teen Shot by Fellow Student, School Had Metal Detectors

by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
An armed off-duty police officer works as security guard with the middle school
 

Mom Suffocates Family Dog Using a Plastic Bag

The woman says she no longer had any money to feed the dog
by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
Incoming 2013: Battlefield 4

Incoming 2013: Battlefield 4

by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
The brand new first-person shooter is set to arrive this year from EA and DICE
 

Vodafone UK Confirms Sony Xperia Z Arrives on February 28

No word on pricing yet, but more details are likely to surface in the coming days
by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
 

Jane Krakowski on “30 Rock” Series Finale: I Cried a Lot

Actress stops by The Today Show ahead of the premiere date of the final episode
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
Chrome Still Leads in January 2013, but Growth Slows Down Considerably

Chrome Still Leads in January 2013, but Growth Slows Down Considerably

by Lucian Parfeni, February 1st, 2013
Windows 8 and IE10 haven't managed to slow IE's overall decline much
 

iPad 5 Will Be Thinner and Lighter Thanks to DITO Screen [DigiTimes]

New display technology to allow Apple to reduce the footprint of its 9.7” tablet
by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
 

Apple Becomes #1 Phone Vendor in the U.S.

Surpassing Samsung’s 16.8 million handsets with 17.7 million iPhones in Q4 2012
by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
 

Android 4.2.2 to Arrive in a Few Weeks

No specific info on what it might include has emerged
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
 

Taco Bell Flavored Doritos Will Be Available This Spring

The product is expected to sell as well as the Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos
by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
 

US-Bound Nokia RM-860 Emerges Online

The smartphone might prove to be a Windows Phone-based Lumia
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
Valve Taken to Court over Missing Resell Clause in Steam by German Group

Valve Taken to Court over Missing Resell Clause in Steam by German Group

by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
Steam's license agreement needs to comply with European laws
 

PNGs Are Finally More Popular than GIFs

More websites use PNGs than GIFs, though it's taken almost two decades to get here
by Lucian Parfeni, February 1st, 2013
 

Randy Travis Sentenced to Jail, Rehab, Community Work

Singer says he’s getting his life back on track, will stay out of jail if he behaves
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
Download WhatsApp Messenger for Android 2.9.1547

Download WhatsApp Messenger for Android 2.9.1547

by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
It fixes an issue with sending messages in the last 7 days of service
 

Intel-Based Acer Liquid C1 Smartphone Goes Official

This is the first Intel-powered handset to arrive in Asia Pacific
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
 

Sigourney Weaver Wore Her Dress Backwards at SAG Awards 2013, Probably

Actress was one of the worst dressed of the night, this could explain it
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
 

Archive Manager PeaZip 4.8.1 Brings Dropbox, Google Drive, Ubuntu One Support

The developers have improved many aspects of the application, including the GUI
by Silviu Stahie, February 1st, 2013
 

Yahoo! Releases Updated Mail Application for iPhone and iPad

Mark messages as “not spam” to automatically move them back to Inbox
by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
Download Sysinternals Suite 1.0 Build 31.01.2013

Download Sysinternals Suite 1.0 Build 31.01.2013

by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
With Autoruns for Windows now available as version 11.42
 

9 Philadelphia Judges Charged for Fixing Traffic Tickets

Defendants with criminal ties would allegedly receive special treatment in Traffic Court
by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
 

DOTA 2 Updated, Load Times Improved for Most Players

Gamers also receive changes linked to balance and bug fixes
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
 

Google Nexus 10 Once Again Selling Through Google Play Store US

The 10.1-inch tablet made by Samsung is up for order in 16 and 32 GB
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
 

PCLinuxOS KDE 2013.02 Distro Has Latest Nvidia Drivers

The developers have updated the kernel and the KDE desktop environment
by Silviu Stahie, February 1st, 2013
Oprah Injured Her Back on Her Birthday

Oprah Injured Her Back on Her Birthday

by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
Tyler Perry sent her flowers and she hurt her back when she tried to pick them up
 

New God of War: Ascension Dev Diary Video Shows the Manticore

See how the Manticore was created, animated, and how it looks in the game
by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
 

Bing Apps Now Available in Microsoft’s Office Store

Offering additional web functionality to users, straight from Office
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
 

“Gay” Dog Saved from Being Put to Sleep

His owner wanted him dead, hundreds stepped in to make sure it got rescued
by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
 

Roseanne Barr Returns to Prime Time with Sitcom for NBC

Actress is working on a pilot, which she will co-produce with Steven Greener
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
“World War Z” Gets Super Bowl Teaser

“World War Z” Gets Super Bowl Teaser

by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
Brad Pitt’s zombie movie can definitely use the extra exposure
 

Mexico: 25 Killed in Massive Explosion at Pemex Oil HQ

The blast occurred at the mezzanine level of an office building's auxiliary facility
by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
 

Dota 2 Works Better with Wine 1.5.23, Download Now

A lot of other games have received further support
by Silviu Stahie, February 1st, 2013
 

Intel Decrees That All Haswell Ultrabooks Should Get Touchscreens

Supply chain makers won't get subsidies on processors without them
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
Dead Space 3 Has 11 Day-One DLC Packs That Give Players Advantages

Dead Space 3 Has 11 Day-One DLC Packs That Give Players Advantages

by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
Plenty of quick upgrades and new equipment are available for a fee
 

Here’s What the 5-Inch iPhone “Plus” Might Look Like

Rendition by Instapaper developer shows why the rumored larger iPhone is plausible
by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
Sony Promises Quick Fix for Ni No Kuni Digital Download Issues [UPDATED]

Sony Promises Quick Fix for Ni No Kuni Digital Download Issues UPDATED

by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
Players are currently unable to get the game on their home consoles
 

Record-Setting Asteroid Flyby “Scheduled” for February 15

The space rock set to visit us on said date is roughly half the size of a football field
by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
 

Soundtracker Radio for Android Updated with UI Improvements

The app also brings lockscreen controls on Android 4.x devices
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
Employee Finds 10 Pounds (4.5 Kg) of Pot in Seattle Kmart Store

Employee Finds 10 Pounds (4.5 Kg) of Pot in Seattle Kmart Store

by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
The package contains bags wrapped in newspaper pages soaked in cleaning fluid
 

Beyonce Sings National Anthem Live at Super Bowl Press Conference

“Any questions?,” singer asks after spectacular impromptu performance
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
 

Download “What’s the Word?” iOS – Top Free App on iTunes

Temple Run 2 downloaded 50 million times in two weeks, falls to #2 spot
by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
 

Humans Argued to Have Wiped Out the Tasmanian Tiger

New study says humans alone are to blame for this species' becoming extinct
by Laura Sinpetru, February 1st, 2013
 

MathGL 2.1.2 Comes with Numerous Fixes

Download the latest edition of this library from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, February 1st, 2013
Grid 2 Out in Late May, Gets Pre-Order Bonuses

Grid 2 Out in Late May, Gets Pre-Order Bonuses

by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
The realistic racing game arrives onto the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 before summer
 

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Tablet/Phone Chips Doing Rather Poorly

The company hasn't scored many design wins and might not get another chance
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
26 Die in China as Fireworks Truck Explodes, Elevated Highway Collapses

26 Die in China as Fireworks Truck Explodes, Elevated Highway Collapses

by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
More than a dozen vehicles fell from a bridge after a truck blew up
 

Maxthon Browser 4.0.3.3000 RC Available for Download

Integrates a few repairs, very close to a stable release
by Ionut Ilascu, February 1st, 2013
 

Microsoft Details Changes in Windows Phone 7.8

The new platform release arrives on handsets as version 7.10.8858.136
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
 

New Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Shows Off Augmented Mode

Raiden can analyze the environment in order to spot enemies and break through walls
by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
Human Barbie and Ken Hate Each Other: Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica Fight on Set

Human Barbie and Ken Hate Each Other: Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica Fight on Set

by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
“Human dolls” can’t stop bickering about who’s more plastic
 

Next-Gen NVIDIA and AMD GPUs Delayed to Q4 2013

The Kepler 700 series and AMD Sea islands HD 8000 will arrive later than expected
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
 

Sony Xperia Z Now on Pre-Order at Three UK

The latest flagship Android phone from Sony will hit shelves soon
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
 

uTorrent 3.3 Stable Is Out

It sports re-written disk I/O system, eliminates non-essential features
by Ionut Ilascu, February 1st, 2013
 

NaziGod Hackers Take Credit for Amazon Downtime

This appears to be another failed attempt from attention-seeking hackers
by Eduard Kovacs, February 1st, 2013
 

Guild Wars 2 Introduces Living Story for Long-Term World Change

The developers want to keep players engaged and entertained
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
HBO Coming to Apple TV in H1 2013 [Bloomberg]

HBO Coming to Apple TV in H1 2013 Bloomberg

by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
Customers will reportedly have access to over 600 hours of content
 

Intel Will Showcase Dual-Core Android Devices at MWC 2013

Powered by its new Atom Z2420 platform, which is aimed at emerging markets
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
The Wall Street Journal Also Attacked by Chinese Hackers [WSJ]

The Wall Street Journal Also Attacked by Chinese Hackers [WSJ]

by Eduard Kovacs, February 1st, 2013
The cybercriminals are after the sources of China-related articles
 

New Madden NFL Launches on August 27, Bears 25th Anniversary Title

Gamers can expect more realism, better physics, updated rosters
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
 

Beyonce Opens Up on Miscarriage: The Saddest Thing I’ve Ever Been Through

Singer talks about intimate loss in new HBO documentary, for the first time ever
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
 

Temple Run 2 Mobile Game Tops 50 Million Downloads

The mobile title is available on Android, iOS and Kindle
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
Intel Haswell Versus Ivy Bridge CPU Benchmark, Clock-for-Clock
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Intel Haswell Versus Ivy Bridge CPU Benchmark, Clock-for-Clock

A Russian publication claims to have access to a Haswell engineering sample
by Sebastian Pop, February 1st, 2013
Apple Discontinues Mac Pro in Europe
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Apple Discontinues Mac Pro in Europe

New regulatory standards force Apple to pull workstations off the market
by Filip Truta, February 1st, 2013
New Dead Space 3 Trailer Focuses on Story

New Dead Space 3 Trailer Focuses on Story

by Andrei Dobra, February 1st, 2013
Isaac Clarke will have to fight the Necromorphs and other people in the new game
 

Convicted Murderer Mistakenly Released from Jail in Chicago

Steven L. Robbins, convicted in Indiana, was being tried for separate charges in Illinois
by Raluca Anghel, February 1st, 2013
 

Chelsea Handler, Piers Morgan Fight

The two talk show hosts get into heated exchange over plastic surgery comment
by Elena Gorgan, February 1st, 2013
 

BlackBerry 10 to Get Asphalt 7 and N.O.V.A. 3 Soon

Other games will also make their way into the BlackBerry World
by Ionut Arghire, February 1st, 2013
Sony Xperia Z Gets Priced at £530/€615/$840 in the UK

Sony Xperia Z Gets Priced at £530/€615/$840 in the UK

by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
The smartphone will be available in black, purple and white colors
 

Download BlackBerry World 4.3 via Beta Zone

It comes with a few bug fixes and improved stability
by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
 

Nintendo Will Launch Ten Big 3DS Titles During 2013

All of them will be developed by internal teams, might be linked to core series
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 2013
Sony Xperia Z Confirmed to Arrive in China for $805/€595

Sony Xperia Z Confirmed to Arrive in China for $805/€595

by Cosmin Vasile, February 1st, 2013
The smartphone may be officially launched in late February
 

The Cave Diary: Three Characters in Search of a Master

The interplay within the team is a little limited but interesting
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 1st, 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
Ubisoft Confirms Osiris Existence, Project Is Now Shelved

Ubisoft Confirms Osiris Existence, Project Is Now Shelved

by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 31st, 2013
The company would not confirm a link to Prince of Persia
 

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
 

Facebook Really Wants to Know What You're Feeling, Reading or Drinking

It's now testing a new "drop-down" status composer to make it even easier to say anything
by Lucian Parfeni, January 31st, 2013
Huge Google Chrome Dev for Linux Update Released, Features New Task Manager

Huge Google Chrome Dev for Linux Update Released, Features New Task Manager

by Silviu Stahie, January 31st, 2013
All three Google Chrome branches can be downloaded from Softpedia
 

Stellarium 0.12.0 Has a New Rendering Engine

The software has received a large number of improvements
by Silviu Stahie, January 31st, 2013
 

Publishers Should Be Quicker to Greenlight and Cancel Games

Former Midway executive shares his thoughts on the recent THQ bankruptcy
by Andrei Dobra, January 31st, 2013
Qt 5.0.1 Released with 400 Improvements

Qt 5.0.1 Released with 400 Improvements

by Silviu Stahie, January 31st, 2013
The latest version of Qt can be downloaded from Softpedia
Apple Posts SuperDrive Compatibility Chart

Apple Posts SuperDrive Compatibility Chart

by Filip Truta, January 31st, 2013
Updated support document looks at Macintosh models supported by Apple SuperDrive
 

Google Play Music Brings More than 25 Songs to Instant Mixes

The app also includes an option to shuffle an album, artist or playlist
by Ionut Arghire, January 31st, 2013
 

Squid-cgi Exploits Repaired by Canonical for Multiple Ubuntu OSes

Users just have to update the operating system in order to correct the problems
by Silviu Stahie, January 31st, 2013
Galaxy S III La Fleur to Arrive in Russia Tomorrow

Galaxy S III La Fleur to Arrive in Russia Tomorrow

by Ionut Arghire, January 31st, 2013
New versions of other Galaxy devices are also being prepared
 

Script of the Day: Ratchet

An user interface boilerplate for HTML-based iPhone apps
by Catalin Cimpanu, January 31st, 2013