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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: Facial Recognition for Tagging a Default Feature

Written on June 08, 2011 by R. Depp

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Since many Facebook users love to tag their pictures, the website has been rolling out a facial recognition feature that makes it easier for users to tag their friends. This feature has been introduced as a default setting.

On the whole, Facebook will use its facial recognition technology to group similar faces together and automatically suggest the friend you should tag them with whenever you’re offered the chance to tag groups of your friends in a certain album.

The tag option has been rolling out to international users over the past few months now. According to Sophos, Facebook has been making the facial recognition feature a default setting.

For users who do not want Facebook to suggest you when your friends go tagging everyone in a photo that you really wouldn’t like to be tagged to, do the following:

1. Go to privacy settings.

2. Click “Customize settings.”

3. Scroll down to “Things others share.”

4. Find “Suggest photos of me to friends.”

5. Edit accordingly.

Again, there are a number of privacy-focused users getting upset about the option being turned on without their consent. And this isn’t the first time Facebook has turned on a feature without users knowing.

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‘Dislike’ Button in Facebook Alarms Security

Written on May 18, 2011 by R. Depp

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Facebook’s popularity attracts spammers of all sorts and the latest scam is the dislike button.

Sophos, an online security firm posted a warning on Monday about the scam that asks Facebook users to enable the ‘new feature’.

By clicking the link, the user will be redirected to a page which asks the user to copy and paste Javascript code into the address bar, activating the malicious code.

The dislike button has been used many times by scammers but this latest incident is seemingly more complicated. Facebook’s new security tools probably limited the scam’s effects on the users.

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Facebook Disables New Profile Migration Tool

Written on April 02, 2011 by R. Depp

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Just a day after the feature launched, Facebook has reportedly disabled its new feature, the Profile Migration Tool, which was intended to help users convert profiles into business pages without losing contacts.

As of Friday, when Facebook users go looking for the tool’s former page on the site, they’ll end up at Facebook’s destination for creating standard pages, where the option to port contacts from an existing profile is not available.

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New Facebook Feature: Personal Profiles Can Now Be Converted As Business Pages

Written on March 31, 2011 by R. Depp

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Facebook now allows users to convert their profiles into official business pages.

The “Profile To Business Page Migration” tool will help people who either created a personal profile for a business before Pages existed, or accidentally started accumulating fans as friends instead of Likes.

According to InsideFacebook.com, “Migration will be especially useful for users who initially planned to use their profile to promote a small business, such as an event promotion company or consultancy, but eventually hit Facebook’s 5000 friend limit.”

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Facebook: Releasing a ‘Subscribe’ Button?

Written on September 04, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Facebook is testing a new feature that will raise privacy issues again.

Facebook is testing another feature that will allow you to receive alerts from a specific friend. Whether a crush, loved one, daughter, son or enemy name it and you’ll have it.

A site called AllFacebook reported earlier that there is a new feature popping up on friends’ profiles. Facebook responded to the psot on the mentioned blog:

“This feature is being tested with a small percent of users. It lets people subscribe to friends and pages to receive notifications whenever the person they’ve subscribed to updates their status or posts new content (photos, videos, links or notes).”

Just like YouTube and Twitter, when you hit on “subscribe” you will automatically receive notifications on your new notification bar on top of the site. We’re not yet sure if this will work on a non-friend which is more or less stalker-like. The notifications will include, comments, status update and recent activities of the person you happen to “follow”.

This will be a good feature for those who wanted special update news on friends, family, and loved ones but somehow the nosy people might just subscribe to you for them to know your every move.

Let us know if this Facebook Subscribe is good or eerie for you.

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