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About 151 articles found for 5 December 2012:

 

Full Specs of Xperia E and Xperia E dual

One running Android 4.1, the other Android 4.0, but upgradeable
by Ionut Arghire, December 5th, 2012
 

Android 4.0.3 Update for HTC Sensation and Sensation XE at Vodafone Australia

The wireless carrier notes that this is only a minor bug-fixing update
by Ionut Arghire, December 5th, 2012
Fake RapidFAX Inbound Fax Emails Spread Trojan

Fake RapidFAX Inbound Fax Emails Spread Trojan

by Eduard Kovacs, December 5th, 2012
The phony messages trick users into installing a piece of malware
 

US Gets Its First Gas-to-Liquid Plant, Courtesy of Sasol

The company has already chosen a location, wants to start work as soon as possible
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
 

New AMD A85X Motherboard Launched by Jetway

People who think of buying AMD FM2 APUs might want to check it out
by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
 

Stein Mart Now Has PETA as Shareholder

The activists say they will use their newly purchased power to battle the fur trade
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
 

75% of Africa's Savannas Disappeared in Just 50 Years

Two thirds of the continent's lion population went along for the ride
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
Listen: 2012 Music Mashup

Listen: 2012 Music Mashup

by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
Daniel Kim introduces the “Pop Dan-thology” for the year that’s about to end
Amazon AWS Cloud Adds Support for JavaScript via Node.js

Amazon AWS Cloud Adds Support for JavaScript via Node.js

by Lucian Parfeni, December 5th, 2012
The server-side JavaScript platform is becoming more popular
 

Wi-Fi Signal Extender Launched by D-Link

Wireless Range Extender DAP-1320 makes its grand debut
by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
 

Linux Mint 14 RC KDE Edition Has Been Released

Based on KDE SC 4.9 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
by Marius Nestor, December 5th, 2012
Fake Powerball Ticket Is Most Shared Photo on Facebook

Fake Powerball Ticket Is Most Shared Photo on Facebook

by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
Epic prank picture gets 2 million shares and 57,000 Likes
 

Primordia Review (PC)

A truly exceptional ride into a post-apocalyptic world
by Cosmin Vasile, December 5th, 2012
 

Manhattan Subway Murder Photo Sparks Outrage

The photo of Han, a man who was pushed in front of a train, landed on a front page
by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
 

BlackBerry, Windows Phone to Gain Market Share in 2013, IDC Says

Microsoft’s OS will challenge BlackBerry for the third position on the market
by Ionut Arghire, December 5th, 2012
NASA Prepares to Launch New Mars Rover in 2020

NASA Prepares to Launch New Mars Rover in 2020

by Cristina Macari, December 5th, 2012
The device is intended to bring samples from the Red Planet to Earth
 

Pregnant Holly Madison Says She’s OK After Recent Hospitalization

Expectant mommy was rushed to the hospital for morning sickness, is now much better
by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
VW Launches New Green-Oriented Vehicle: Eco Up!

VW Launches New Green-Oriented Vehicle: Eco Up!

by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
This is “the world's most fuel-efficient natural gas passenger car,” VW claims
 

Cooler Ideal for Mini PCs Revealed by Thermalright

Made for ITX and HTPC computers, it is smaller, cooler and quieter than stock coolers
by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
 

Captain Paul Watson Is Once Again Aboard the Steve Irwin

After months on the run, the captain returns, takes command of Operation Zero Tolerance
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
 

French Men Are Losing Their Ability to Father Children, Study Says

The average French man is now roughly 30% less fertile than he used to be, new study says
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
First iPhone 5S Photos Emerge, Rear Shell Leaked

First iPhone 5S Photos Emerge, Rear Shell Leaked

by Filip Truta, December 5th, 2012
Apple’s seventh-generation iPhone is said to come out in mid-2013
 

Samba 4.0 RC6 Improves Active Directory Domain Interactions

This latest beta introduces quite a few bugfixes and new features
by Silviu Stahie, December 5th, 2012
 

James Cameron Goes Public with the Results of His Deepsea Challenge

This daredevil reached the depth of 10,900 meters, explored the Mariana Trench
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
 

First Dinosaur to Have Ever Walked on Earth Discovered

It was the size of a Labrador and had a 5-foot (1.52-meter) long tail, scientists reveal
by Cristina Macari, December 5th, 2012
 

Listen: Kate Middleton Hospital Falls for Hilarious Prank, Reveals Confidential Information

Radio hosts place prank call, nurse gives them real details on the Duchess
by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
Prolimatech Reveals Very Thin 140mm CPU Cooling Fan

Prolimatech Reveals Very Thin 140mm CPU Cooling Fan

by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
Despite its diameter, it may be a good fit for low profile systems
 

Stealth Bastard Deluxe Review (PC)

A mix between platforming and puzzle games with gruesome deaths
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 5th, 2012
 

Disks 3.6.1 Review

A tool that provides some basic management for storage devices
by Silviu Stahie, December 5th, 2012
DOS and Other “Important” Vulnerabilities Identified in Apache Tomcat 6 and 7

DOS and Other “Important” Vulnerabilities Identified in Apache Tomcat 6 and 7

by Eduard Kovacs, December 5th, 2012
Users advised to update their installations to the latest versions
 

Snooki Has Baby Advice for Kate Middleton

Reality star joins the long list of stars offering congratulations for the “royal baby”
by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
Hitman: Absolution Crashes on PS3 and Xbox 360 Will Be Patched Next Week

Hitman: Absolution Crashes on PS3 and Xbox 360 Will Be Patched Next Week

by Andrei Dobra, December 5th, 2012
A new update should stop the game from crashing and corrupting save game files
 

Pizza Chain Debuts Pizza Hut Perfume in Canada

100 Canadians received the perfume for free, as part of an online marketing campaign
by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
 

Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome Faces Extinction

About 150-180 cats are sheltered in ruins dating from over 20 centuries ago
by Cristina Macari, December 5th, 2012
 

Katt Williams Announces Retirement from Stand-Up Comedy

Legally troubled star says he’s done with touring, won’t ever come back
by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
Man Who Pushed Victim in Front of Train Identified, Confesses

Man Who Pushed Victim in Front of Train Identified, Confesses

by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
30-year-old Naeem Davis pushed Ki Suk Han off the train platform in a Times Square station
 

Trader Faces Federal Charges in $1 Billion (€763 Million) Apple Scheme

David Miller planned to benefit from an unauthorized transaction involving Apple stocks
by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
Resident Evil 6 Gets Xbox 360 Exclusive DLC on December 18

Resident Evil 6 Gets Xbox 360 Exclusive DLC on December 18

by Andrei Dobra, December 5th, 2012
New multiplayer modes are coming to the action horror game
 

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Review

Specialized tool for detecting and cleaning up rootkits
by Ionut Ilascu, December 5th, 2012
 

Kristin Cavallari Confirms “The Hills” Was Fake

Reality star says she was “acting” on the show, very little on it was real
by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
Mexican Themed Sorority Party Photo Is Dubbed Racist

Mexican Themed Sorority Party Photo Is Dubbed Racist

by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
“Will mow lawn for weed & beer,” a sign in the picture reads
 

Dell UltraSharp U2713H, a 2560 x 1440 Monitor

The display has been launched in China but may reach other regions eventually
by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
 

Dragon Age 3 Dev Says Skyrim Influence Is Unavoidable

Bethesda's open world RPG will have an impact on BioWare's upcoming game
by Andrei Dobra, December 5th, 2012
 

Apple Confirms iTunes 11 Bug, Offers IPSW Download for Apple TV Restoration

Set-top box owners instructed to manually install updates / restore software
by Filip Truta, December 5th, 2012
 

Chris Roberts Believes Electronic Arts Doesn’t Care About Wing Commander

The developer would like to add more games to the space sim series
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 5th, 2012
Barbara Walters Includes Honey Boo Boo on “Most Fascinating” List

Barbara Walters Includes Honey Boo Boo on “Most Fascinating” List

by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
Walters says reality show is actually “touching,” the Internet is puzzled
 

Mars Radiations Not a Threat for Astronauts' Lives, Rover Study Shows

The journey to Mars is more dangerous than the actual stay on the planet, scientists say
by Cristina Macari, December 5th, 2012
 

Rebranding Rhinos as Unicorns Is the Only Way to Save Them

“Ain’t nobody going to kill no unicorn,” specialists explain
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
110-Inch 4K TV, an Ambitious Westinghouse Project Bound for CES 2013

110-Inch 4K TV, an Ambitious Westinghouse Project Bound for CES 2013

by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
Those who thought 84-inch displays were gigantic might want to check it out
 

Conservationists Outraged by the Olsens' $55,000 Handbag

The “Trollsens” made the backpack from black patent leather taken from Nile crocodiles
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
 

Top 10 Free Apps on Ubuntu Software Center for November

The most interesting software in this top ten list is the application flareGet
by Silviu Stahie, December 5th, 2012
 

Phishing Scam Alert: Liberty Reserve Account Status Update

Phishers replicate the genuine site to trick users into handing over their details
by Eduard Kovacs, December 5th, 2012
Vegetable Garden on Mars Soon to Be Planted by China

Vegetable Garden on Mars Soon to Be Planted by China

by Cristina Macari, December 5th, 2012
If successful, the project would make China the first country to ever grow food in space
 

8-Core CPU Powers Panther 4.0 Laptop from Eurocom

NVIDIA Quadro or GeForce discrete graphics are paired with the mighty processor
by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
 

Anne Hathaway Talks Shame over Body Image

Actress says she still feels pressured to look a certain way, is always insecure
by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
World's Largest Aquarium Opens in Singapore

World's Largest Aquarium Opens in Singapore

by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
The aquarium is home to 100,000 marine animals belonging to 800 different species
 

Not a Single Day Without Microsoft Attacking Google

This time, Microsoft criticizes Google’s answer over “Scroogled” campaign
by Bogdan Popa, December 5th, 2012
 

Look At This Instagram – an Awesome Parody of Nickelback

Nickelback's song Photograph, from 2005, gets a new spin with Instagram-bashing lyrics
by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
 

Spectacular “Earth as Art” Photos Captured by NASA Satellite

The collection is now provided in a book format: printable and free eBook versions
by Cristina Macari, December 5th, 2012
[Updated] AMD: We Aren't Quitting the Socketed CPU Market

[Updated] AMD: We Aren't Quitting the Socketed CPU Market

by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
Even though Intel is silent on the matter, AMD speaks up
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Top 10 Paid Apps on Ubuntu Software Center for November

Amnesia: The Dark Descent takes the first place, followed closely by RC Mini Racers
by Silviu Stahie, December 5th, 2012
 

After Sparking Gun-Control Debates, Bob Costas Is Not Backing Down

Costas claims only those who don't agree with him found his intervention "inappropriate"
by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
Twitter: US Users Are Not Vulnerable to SMS Spoofing Attacks

Twitter: US Users Are Not Vulnerable to SMS Spoofing Attacks

by Eduard Kovacs, December 5th, 2012
Additional explanations from the company's representatives and independent researchers
 

iOS 7 Lockscreen Cards Idea Is Simply Brilliant

Grabber function could be used for more than just Camera.app
by Filip Truta, December 5th, 2012
 
Oldest Woman in the World Dies at 116 in Georgia

Oldest Woman in the World Dies at 116 in Georgia

by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
Besse Cooper also held the record for oldest living person
 

Nokia Lumia 820 Now Available at Vodafone Australia

The Windows Phone 8 smartphone is available for $0 upfront on Vodafone’s $50 Plan
by Ionut Arghire, December 5th, 2012
 

iOS 6.1 – What’s New in Build 10B5117b (Beta 3)

iCloud and Passbook updates, ad tracking reset, Voice Dial tweaks, and more
by Filip Truta, December 5th, 2012
 

Australian PayPal Users Targeted by Phishers with Fake eBay Payments

Sophos experts provide some simple advice on how not to end up a victim this Christmas
by Eduard Kovacs, December 5th, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Beta Arrives with Sparkling New Features

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Beta Arrives with Sparkling New Features

by Silviu Stahie, December 5th, 2012
The new version has been made available to all the customers
 

PS Plus Members in North America Get BioShock 2 for Free on PS3

Discounts on the Rockstar Games Collection 1 and on Puddle are also available
by Andrei Dobra, December 5th, 2012
 

U.S. Marshal Arrested for Disclosing Information on Undercover Agent

Lucio Osbaldo Moya handed the info over to his father, a member of a drug ring
by Raluca Anghel, December 5th, 2012
 

Google Parts with $23 Million (€17.6 M), All for the Sake of a Better World

The WWF will use some of this money to continue fighting wildlife trafficking
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
 

Powerful 3D Gaming Laptop Launched by Origin PC

The EON17-SLX 3D has dual-GeForce graphics and a 17.3-inch 120 Hz screen
by Sebastian Pop, December 5th, 2012
Apple Releases New Versions of iWork for OS X and iOS

Apple Releases New Versions of iWork for OS X and iOS

by Filip Truta, December 5th, 2012
Mac update adds support for iWork iOS 1.7 apps, recommended for all 9.0 users
 

Microsoft Slows Down Windows 8 App Approval During Holidays

Team members will spend the holidays with their families, says Microsoft
by Bogdan Popa, December 5th, 2012
Bob Marley Relaxing Drink Sickens Students

Bob Marley Relaxing Drink Sickens Students

by Cristina Macari, December 5th, 2012
The Mellow Mood drink was prohibited in campus after having sickened several students
 

Man Shoves 6-Week-Old Kittens in the Freezer

Neighbor looking to grab a beer finds them, calls the cops
by Laura Sinpetru, December 5th, 2012
 

Yahoo and Microsoft Involved in Secret Talks on “Huge Deal”

Sources familiar with the matter claim the two companies have held talks on a new deal
by Bogdan Popa, December 5th, 2012
Frankie Muniz, 26, Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

Frankie Muniz, 26, Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
Actor is recovering, but doctors remain puzzled about his health
 

Anderson Cooper Goes Blind for 36 Hours

Talk show host explains how he got his eyeballs sunburnt, couldn’t see
by Elena Gorgan, December 5th, 2012
 

Huawei Honor 2 Emerges in Benchmarks, More Specs Unveiled

The handset packs a quad-core processor developed in China
by Ionut Arghire, December 5th, 2012
HTC J Butterfly to Arrive in Japan on December 10

HTC J Butterfly to Arrive in Japan on December 10

by Ionut Arghire, December 5th, 2012
The Android-based flagship handset packs a 5-inch full HD screen