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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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YouTube Founders Acquire Tap11

Written on May 10, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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After Delicious, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen just acquired Tap11! What would their AVOS be up to?

Following their acquisition of Delicious, YouTube founders – Steve Chen and Chad Hurley – purchased a real-time business intelligence platform called Tap11. It is an analytics platform that focuses on Twitter and Facebook, though it can be linked to other social media and publishing accounts. Both Tap11 and Delicious will be part of Chad Hurley and Steve Chen’s AVOS.

By having a robust reporting, analytics platform and access to millions of bookmarks, AVOS is up to something.

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YouTube’s Chad Hurley and Steve Chen Acquires Delicious

Written on April 28, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Delicious is no long Yahoo's property anymore, as YouTube founders - Chad Hurley and Steve Chen - acquires the bookmarking site to transform it to AVOS.

Last fall, a news leaked that Yahoo will be sun setting its bookmarking service provider – Delicious. However, Yahoo later clarified that they will sell, and not terminate, the said bookmarking site. And today, Delicious’ buyers now have a name: Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

The founder of YouTube acquires Delicious for an undisclosed sum, and they will be founding a new company named AVOS. Delicious assures their users in its recent blog post that the transition from Delicious to AVOS will be seamless, and that the service will continue. The shift is now underway and Delicious will remain in its current form until July. Users can opt in to transfer their bookmarks to AVOS, or choose to download their data and look for an alternative.

There are no concrete details yet as to what will happen to Delicious once at AVOS, but the bookmarking site said that Chad Hurley and Steve Chen’s startup will “continue the service that users have come to know and love and by working with the community, make the site even easier and more fun to save, share and discover the web’s ‘tastiest’ content.”

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Yahoo Hits Rock Bottom; Goodbye for Delicious?

Written on December 20, 2010 by R. Depp

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It might be a sad conclusion for Yahoo as the website continues to crumble and its bookmarking site, Delicious, is also not doing any good as well.

With the series of unfortunate events rolling in, it seems that Yahoo is ready to drop Delicious.  This move might be an advantage for Delicious since there has been no major improvement since Yahoo brought the site in 2005. However, this is not bound to happen anytime soon as the company claimed in their statement. “We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users,” the company said in a statement. “We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.”

Meanwhile, TechCrunch mentioned that Yahoo has “hit rock botoom.” And if anyone remembers the infamous “Peanut Butter Manifesto” of former senior vice president Brad Garlinghouse, it looks as though the company is off to a bad end.

So what’s next for Yahoo? The merge with AOL may save them from a tragic death. It still not the end but people are hoping that the once-kings of the dot-com can sit back again on its throne.

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Five Apps to Put Your Online Life in Order

Written on August 06, 2010 by R. Depp

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Do you have a messy online life? Now it's the time to get organized.

We all have the same problem. Hundreds of tabs opened on our browsers and we can’t even keep up with all of them. We know for the fact that the Internet benefits us in so many ways but it’s just too much information sometimes. There are hundreds of sources opening before our eyes and we start to lose our concentration which affects our work. Lucky for us, there are also many tools available to simplify our online life. These applications are designed to help us declutter our browsers and be more productive at work.

Check out this apps after the jump:

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