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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 Security Flaw May Have Jeopardized User Info — Symantec

Written on May 12, 2011 by R. Depp

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A recent report by Symantec says that thousands of Facebook apps have long been compromising private information of millions of Facebook users.

Symantec Corp., the largest security software maker based in California, published a report claiming that for several years now, almost 100,000 Facebook apps have been leaking access codes from profiles of the social network’s users.

The report also says that security flaws of apps could have given advertisers and other third parties access to Facebook users’ profiles, although a Facebook spokesman said that there is “no evidence” of this occurring.

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Facebook Gives Focus on Mobile this 2011

Written on January 26, 2011 by B Waldorf

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“My sense is that mobile devices are inherently social… [mobile devices are] already filled with your contacts and your friends, and they also have access to your location.” ---Bret Taylor, Facebook CTO

Wonder why Facebook will focus on Facebook Mobile in the near future ?Facebook CTO Bret Taylor got the answers.

Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor speaks of the company’s mobile platform this 2011, pointing the focus on delivering consistent user experience in its mobile franchise. During the Inside Social Apps conference in San Fo today, Taylor revealed that Facebook will be re-invent their mobile websites and apps.

Facebook has several mobile platforms. Not only for major smartphones iPhone, BlackBerry and Android but they also gave m.facebook.com to other mobile phones, touch.facebook.com for touch-based devices and the 0.facebook.com. The 0.facebook.com is a free Facebook data sharing designed for countries with expensive wireless connections.

Taylor said that the company’s goals for 2011 includes standard look and feel for applications and mobile sites. He also said that HTML5 will be playing a big role in achieving consistent user experience.

“My sense is that mobile devices are inherently social… [mobile devices are] already filled with your contacts and your friends, and they also have access to your location,” he quoted.

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Facebook Rolls Out Another Mobile Privacy Setting

Written on December 09, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Facebook's Privacy settings has been an long-discussed issue since the social network started. Some issues were resolved but some are not. Now, Facebook rolls out another security setting to keep the information about users private.

Facebook will pay more attention to privacy now, after their controversial profiles feature. Their first stop —Mobile Privacy.

According to a blog post by Facebook’s product manager, Rose Yao, mobile users will now be given the ability to view details about the information they shared on the web.

Users on the go can adjust their settings without the worries The Apps and Websites section of a user’s privacy settings will now be updated with a list of apps being used. Facebook users will now know when these applications were last accessed.

This feature also allows the possibility to tweak other settings, including the access to a user’s basic profile information, photos and videos, and friends’ information. To see this privacy controls on a mobile device, visit m.facebook.com/privacy, or just go to the Settings page and click on the “change” link next to “Privacy Settings.”

These new mobile privacy options are added extensions on the Facebook dashboard introduced last October. It provides users with information about the applications that gained their authorization and the data these apps currently use.

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Facebook’s Platmobile Team will Improve Your Mobile Experience

Written on August 27, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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According to Mark Zuckerberg, mobile experience is different, making instant personalization to vary too. Still, the general trend is to lessen the friction to all of your mobile apps with different privileges. Good thing, Platmobile (no, not Batmobile), is here to ease your mobile personalization experience.

Facebook held a State of the Union-like event for third-party developers earlier this evening. In the garage event, they announced their partnership with YCombinator, plus a Q&A session with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, CTO Bret Taylor, and Paul Graham of YCombinator. One question was raised: is Facebook working on their instant personalization technology for mobile devices? The CTO fielded the question and noted that there are some interesting problems brought by mobile technology with this regard. And the issue Taylor is talking about is the password entry in mobile devices.

According to the CTO, it is something that the entire team is focusing on now. Though the team’s name, Platmobile (platform + mobile), sounds like a joke, their aim is very serious. Many people use a three-letter password on their services to make things fast and simple. However, it is not an ideal thing to do. But a longer password, with weird characters included, can be a drawback in the user’s part. That is why the Platmobile team intends to improve that kind of experience. Though there’s no definite timeline yet, it is something that they are really focused now as the user experience on the phone is currently sub-par.

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Facebook Overhauls its App for Android

Written on August 04, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Facebook has recast its mobile application for the Android OS, embedding features that once eluded the world's second most in-demand operating system. Cannot keep your curiosity anymore? Read on.

The Android app for arguably the top social media in the world did not have these features before: a home screen that displays messages, notifications and friend requests distinctively; a slide-up bar for notifications at the bottom of the screen; and slides you can scroll sideways to view your friends’ recently uploaded images. Now, they […]

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