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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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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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Kindle Makes Hardcovers Kiss the Ground

Written on July 29, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Kindle eBook sales have changed dramatically for the last half-year, and still sales-wise, hardcovers are having a hard time beating it. Even book-lovers are taking part in it - welcome to the dawn of digital revolution, baby.

We are slowly, yet steadily, saying goodbye to good old hardcovers. From the recordbreaking sales of more eBooks than real books last Christmas, Kindle keeps on hitting high-water figures during the last quarter. Hardcovers are now running behind digital books in sales, as recorded by Amazon.

This rise of revenues in eBook-selling has become the trend. More readers started shifting preferences – from storing copies that take up shelf space to downloading copies that fill up hard drives. Kindle even pushed the bar a little higher by promising to deliver your books in 60 seconds. That is a feat that a bookstore cannot yet offer, even online bookstores, for that matter.

Discounts on prices have also contributed to the shoot-up of eBook sales. With the arrival of iPad and other eBook readers, Kindle has secured a spot in the market through these price markdowns. Its longevity may also rely mostly on eBook sales through its stores, rather than the selling of the gadgets themselves.

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