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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Yahoo Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement

Written on March 13, 2012 by Rudfer Tyron

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Yahoo Files a case against Facebook for allegedly violating 10 patents

Internet Giant, Yahoo has filed a case against Facebook in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California, for patent infringement.

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CNN To Buy Mashable For $200 Million

Written on March 12, 2012 by Chris Martin

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CNN is reportedly in talks to buy social media and technology news website Mashable for $200 million.

Time Warner’s CNN is said to be working on its biggest acquisition to date. Reuter’s Felix Salmon on Sunday reported from Austin’s South by Southwest conference (SXSW) that CNN is currently on talks to buy the social media and technology website Mashable for “upwards of $200 million”.

Salmon also stated that CNN will likely announce the outcome within the week or as early as Tuesday. The New York Times’ Brian Stelter also confirmed that CNN and Mashable ‘are in advanced talks that may lead to an acquisition of the social news website’.

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Walmart Buys Facebook App, Social Calendar

Written on March 11, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Retail Giant Walmart, Adds Facebook App Social Calendar to its list of Acquisitions

Retail giant Walmart, adds the Facebook app, Social Calendar, to its list of acquisitions. Social Calendar, was founded by Raj Lalwani and David Gordon, is an app that allows a Facebook user to birthday and holiday reminders by email and SMS, and to send and post virtual gifts and greeting cards to a friends wall on their birthdays. This is a good buy for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. because this app boasts of 5 million installed users and around 400,000 monthly active users.

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Facebook Launches Messenger For Windows

Written on March 06, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Facebook launches Messenger for Windows, Mac version coming soon.

Facebook on Monday unveiled its first standalone desktop app for the Windows platform. The aptly named Messenger for Windows is a desktop app that allows you to keep track of your conversations from your desktop, ‘without having to keep a browser tab open’.

The app, which looks and works very much like the social networking site’s chat bar, also allows you to keep track of your notifications with its own version of the site’s news ticker and notification inbox.

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Flickr Co-Founder Announces Pinwheel

Written on February 17, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake announces a new startup called Pinwheel.

Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and photo-sharing site Flickr, is back with a new startup called Pinwheel.

Pinwheel, which is currently in private beta, is something that Fake calls a new way to ‘find and leave notes all around the world’.

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Path apologizes for mistake, erases info gathered from users

Written on February 12, 2012 by R. Depp

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Path CEO Dave Morin has issued a public apology over its app’s privacy gaffe. The company has worked on a fix, and also declared that they have deleted all the data they acquired without authorization.

Moving to pacify Path’s outraged users, company CEO Dave Morin quickly issued an apology in a blog post last Wednesday.

“We are deeply sorry if you were uncomfortable with how our application used your phone contacts,” Morin stated in the post titled “We are sorry.”

And just as important, Morin further announced that they have deleted all the data that their app gathered from its users’ contact list, which included full names and e-mail addresses.

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New Facebook App Bday Gift Finder Revealed

Written on February 02, 2012 by R. Depp

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Do you find it hard to look for a birthday present? Let this new Facebook app help you.

The company Bday recently unveiled a Facebook app called Bday Gift Finder which scans your friend’s profiles for hints for gift suggestions. Bday was funded $2 million dollar for this project.

The concept behind the Bday Gift Finder is simple. After you hooked up the app to your profile, it simply examines the pages liked by your friend. You can click on a friend’s profile to check the retailers where you can likely buy the gist. You can also directly buy the presents from Bday Gift Finder but it comes in the form of gift cards.

The long term goal of Bday is to partner with retailers. Evetually, the site will take percentage in every transaction made through Facebook. For now, the app is just driving the users to the retailers to urge them to shop for presents.

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British Tourists Deported For ‘Destroy America’ Twitter Joke

Written on January 31, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Two British tourists barred from entering U.S. over a twitter joke to 'destroy America'.

Two tourists from the U.K. were detained and barred from entering the U.S. over a twitter joke. Leigh Van Bryan, a 20-something Irish national currently residing in Coventry, U.K. was placed on a “One Day Lookout” list by the Department of Homeland Security for posting a suggestive message to ‘destroy America’ and ‘diggin’ up Marilyn Monroe’.

Bryan and his friend Emily Bunting flew to Los Angeles for vacation but were welcomed by Homeland Security Officials. Both were questioned and detained for 12 hours before they were deported back to the U.K.

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YouTube Gets 4 Billion Views a Day

Written on January 25, 2012 by R. Depp

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Thanks to smartphones and televisions, YouTube viewership increased by 25%.

Google released an official confirmation that Google has been receiving 4 billion video views a day. Reuters released additional news on Monday and mentioned that there was 25% increase in the video-hosting site’s viewership.

Google added that 60 hours of new video content is uploaded every minute. Last May, the statistics showed that only 48 hours of video were added per minute.

The increase in the viewer’s population brought about $5 billion worth of revenue from advertisements.

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Google+ Now Allows Use of Nicknames

Written on January 24, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Google+ announces a new policy that allows the use of nicknames, maiden names or alternate names.

Google Vice President of Products Bradley Horowitz has announced a new policy that allows the use of nicknames or alternate names.

This new policy enables support for alternate names by allowing users to add additional names such as nicknames, maiden names or names in another script. This name will appear on the user’s Google+ profile page and in the hovercard alongside the common name.

Horowitz posted the announcement on his Google+ page, stating that the new policy hopes to ‘address and remedy’ the majority of name related appeals that Google+ has been receiving. It also aims to simplify the use of pseudonyms that will benefit individuals with established identities.

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