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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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Barnes & Noble Welcomes New Nook

Written on May 25, 2011 by Rudfer Tyron

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Read two months straight without needing to turn off your Nook device.

Barnes & Noble added a new black-and-white e-book reader to its “Nook” family. The e-book device, which is priced at $139, has the longest battery life among other readers in the market today—up to two months. The new Nook measures five inches wide by 6.5 inches long and weighs five ounces.

Its screen gives 50% greater contrast, has built-in Wi-Fi connection, can carry over 1,000 book titles and has automatic access to Barnes & Noble’s online bookstore.

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Fixed E-book Prices: Can it Lead to Piracy?

Written on March 08, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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There's no paper, no binding, no shipping, no storage necessary for an e-book. So why the higher price? Can the "agency price model" do something about it, or will it make more way to piracy?

Last week, Random House took a go for the “agency price model”. This move will enable publishers to bring their books into Apple iBookstore, giving customers a more complete e-book catalog to shop. However, a more complete e-book catalog doesn’t contain a lot of price variation.

In fact, the agency price model allows publishers to set their book pricing rather than the retailer. In addition to this, investigators are on their way to Europe to determine whether this move can constitute price-fixing and illegal cartel. In case it is, it will somehow be a no brainer.

The lack of differentiation between publisher is not what makes customer frustrated. It’s that the price for e-books is often more expensive than other book formats like paper back. Hence, other consumer tends to lead to torrent files.

In your own opinion, does a fixed e-book pricing can really lead to piracy?

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Five Free E-Book Readers for Your iPhone

Written on January 01, 2011 by B Waldorf

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"An e-book is a pet who can take care of itself. Electronic book. No need to bring big and heavy hard-bounds just to broaden your knowledge. E-books are the cheapest means of learning." - AllWeLike on E-Books

An e-book enthusiast once said: “We think of an eBook as an intelligent pet.”

All We Like agrees with that. An e-book is a pet who can take care of itself. Electronic book. No need to bring big and heavy hard-bounds just to broaden your knowledge. E-books are the cheapest means of learning.

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Apple iPad for Sale on Amazon

Written on October 05, 2010 by B Waldorf

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It must be an irony to see Apple iPad available in Amazon. After being noted as the "iPad Killer", can we say that there might be a change of mind for Amazon?

After its debut at Target stores last weekend, the Apple iPad is now also available on Amazon’s online store. The first and only online retailer to carry the tablet besides Apple itself.

Very odd as it may seem for Amazon to carry the device when in fact they were tagged before as the “iPad Killer”. Especially after the recent TV commercial they created. And seriously, not only did they sell the device but also created a Kindle app for iPad.

Just so you would know, the expansion of the Amazon’s e-book business is quite impressive. They also sell platforms for Mac, PC, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and most recently, the web.

Amazon is carrying all six models of the device: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models with Wi-FI but not 3G capable, as well as Wi-Fi and 3G-enabled 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.

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