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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

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

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Google Acquires BlindType

Written on October 04, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Aiming to improve mobile typing experience, Google acquired a startup technology called BlindType. But can BlindType be an even competitor versus other mobile typing system?

Google has acquired BlindType, with a mission to improve typing experience on Android and iOS mobile devices.

It is no-brainer that mobile-device typing has changed significantly with the functional touch-screen keyboard of iPhone, Android’s word prediction technology and Swype’s finger-sliding method. However, hunt-and-peck tappers find mobile typing as a frustrating experience and more prone to typographical error. Still, BlindType believes that is has a better method for matching the letters people actually typed, with the ones they’re meant to punch on the keyboard. But compared to Android’s predictive system, BlindType can only match words that were already typed.

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