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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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Facebook Releases Standalone Messenger App for Android and iPhone

Written on August 10, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Send text messages and photos in no time with the new mobile chat application from Facebook.

Facebook just rolled out its new Facebook Messenger application for Android and iPhone devices. With this mobile app, users can easily send text messages through the social-networking service.

Having few similarities like the Beluga, the Facebook Messenger is perhaps the first mobile app which the company released beyond its official Facebook applications. In fact, the said app is already available in the Android Marketplace and iOS App Stores.

As stated by Ben Davenport, Beluga’s co-founder and Facebook engineer: “It’s a mobile app about real-time communication. All messages are sent and received in real time — no refreshing required.”

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Facebook Acquires Beluga Group Messaging

Written on March 02, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Facebook just acquired the group messaging startup, Beluga. That said, can they bury Google even more?

Last Tuesday morning, it was announced that Facebook acquired group messaging startup — Beluga. Started by ex-Googlers Lucy Zhang, Ban Davenport and John Perlow, Beluga is a simple communications app for chatting with multiple people at once. It can be done by creating a “pod” or custom-created chat groups.

According to Quick Nikkei News journalist, Om Malik, Beluga can be one possible way for Google to beat Facebook. But it seems that the famous social networking site was able to take on the search engine giant by acquiring Beluga.

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