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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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Andy Samberg Impersonates Zuckerberg at F8 2011

Written on September 24, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Andy Samberg performed a comedic skit before CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, delivered his keynote speech at this year's F8.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed most of the social site’s newest features during the F8 Developer Conference 2011. The said event, which has the tagline: “Read. Watch. Listen”, was kicked off by Saturday Night Live’s comedian – Andy Samberg – as he impersonates the young CEO.

Andy Samberg even cracked a joke about Facebook’s increasing number of registered users and the newly added section, “I’m not really friends with these people.” Eventually, after series of humorous talks, the real CEO appeared on the stage and started discussing the site’s major updates.

The first update is the “Timeline” — Facebook’s newest profile UI, which is expected to feature a roundup of stories, apps and new ways to self-express in visual ways. “The next year is going to be defined by the apps and the depth of engagement that is possible now that everyone has their networks in place and connections established,” Mark Zuckerberg stated. And alongside with the famous “Like” button, the social network has now added the verbs: “reviewed” and “watched.”

Watch the opening of Facebook’s f8 2011, featuring Andy Samberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after the leap.

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Facebook Employee Accidentally Unveils Music Service’s Killer Feature

Written on September 22, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Facebook's Ji Lee accidentally tweeted out one major feature of the social site's music service.

Recently, a Facebook employee accidentally leaked out one of the major features of Facebook Music — the social site’s upcoming music service that is expected to be formally announced at the f8 conference.

After few minutes, Ji Lee deleted the post but not before Twitter user – Mitchell Holder – saved a screenshot. On the said tweet, Ji Lee exactly described how the new service will work: The songs that you’re currently listening to will be likely to appear on the newly launched right-side ticker. There will also be a link to “Listen with your friend”, which will allow you to listen to a music with a friend or family member.

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Google+ Against Facebook, a Battle for Social Media Supremacy

Written on September 21, 2011 by Lulu

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Google+ managed to become the current, biggest competitor of Facebook, as they started to allow everyone to sign-up to the fledgling social network.

As Google+ – a social networking site operated by Google Inc. – goes open for the public, it managed to out-announce Facebook by a wide margin.

Google+ currently have almost 20 million users, which is a great result of their numerous announcements of features or services they offer like Circles, Hangouts and Sparks. Google also added a search service on the said social network site, making them an instant competitor of Facebook. Google+ is said to be so rich that it could overwhelm a common Facebook user who wants to confine their usage patterns to the Facebook tools they know.

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Xperia Neo Gets Android 2.3.4 Update

Written on September 21, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Sony Ericsson rolls out the Android 2.3.4 to Xperia Neo ahead of schedule!

Albeit recently rolled out Xperia phones were meant to receive Android 2.3.4 update sometime in October, Sony Ericsson decided to release it ahead of schedule. The first handset to benefit from this generosity is the Xperia Neo, which now runs the firmware version 4.0.1.A.0.283.

Other than Google Talk video calls, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo will also get features like 3D Sweep Panorama, swipe-based text input, built-in screen capture function, and enhanced Facebook integration.

If you’re a Xperia Neo owner and you haven’t received the update yet, fire up the software update utility on your PC and check if your device has received the iteration. Once you’re done, don’t forget to share your findings at the comments.

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Droid Bionic’s Video Ad Features its Sci-Fi Origin

Written on September 11, 2011 by Lulu

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Verizon tells you how Motorola came up with Droid Bionic in a sci-fi video ad.

Verizon released a video advertisement which showcases a Matrix-style myth on how Motorola came up with their Droid Bionic.

In the said 60-second video ad, a leather-clad woman fights four giant droids – each bigger than the previous one – and picks off parts from each. These parts include a camera, a processor and a tube reading “4G LTE,” which she then implants into a table where Droid Bionic came up.

Droid Bionic became available in Verizon stores Thursday, later than its original release date. Verizon’s futuristic approach is in keeping with another ad it released for Motorola’s Xoom tablet.

Check out the video ad after the leap.

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Amazon UK Unveils PS Vita’s Price and Release Date

Written on September 08, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Amazon UK kicked off pre-orders for Sony's PlayStation Vita, ahead of its release date.

Amazon seemingly revealed Sony PlayStation Vita’s release date and UK price, as it makes the portable game console up for pre-order ahead of its New Year Eve’s arrival. But while Amazon UK opened PS Vita for pre-order without concrete delivery date, its US counterpart suggests that it will be available starting December 31.

In relation to this, Amazon UK cites that the WiFi + 3G edition of PlayStation Vita will cost £279.99. The WiFi only device, on the other hand, lands at £229.99. Sony’s upcoming portable game console will feature quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 5-inch OLED touchscreen display, front and rear mounted cameras, touch sensitive back plates, and the usual array of PlayStation controls.

Hit the play button at the video after the cut to learn more about Sony’s PlayStation Vita.

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Leaked Slide Presentation Reveals Nokia 703

Written on September 01, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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It this it? Is Nokia 703 the first Windows Phone 7 handset from the company?

An alleged slide presentation for a carrier was accidentally leaked, unveiling Nokia 703. The handset is believed to be the first Windows Phone 7 device from Nokia, and it is very much akin to Sea Ray.

The leaked slide even lists some specs for Nokia 703, however, they were almost illegible. Almost, because if you stare at the categories long enough, you might see the fine print.

But bear in mind that the mentioned specs are just mere speculations from the fine print. That said, these can be subject to change. Moreover, take these features as a handful of salt.

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Google, to Hire Florian Rohrweck for Google+

Written on August 31, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Florian Rohrweck, the famous snoop of Google+, is going to be a developer advocate for the search engine giant's social network.

After a series discovering and revealing a lot of Google+ features by simply digging the source code, Google will hire Australian blogger and developer — Florian Rohrweck.

Though it is not clear yet on what the Google+ snoop’s duties would be, it is believed that he will secure the code and Web apps from leaks, he will possibly become a developer advocate as well. But take note that the ink isn’t dry yet, so that means that Florian Rohrweck is about to be hired — not hired yet.

That said, people can assume Florian Rohrweck’s sneaky and detailed snoops on the future of Google+ will no longer be available for the public to see. A smart move by Google.

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LG Optimus S’s Source Code, Unveiled

Written on August 30, 2011 by Lulu

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A report claims that LG posted a source code of their upcoming Optimus S Gingerbread update on their global support site.

According to a report, LG posted Optimus S Android 2.3 update’s source code ahead of its formal roll out. Despite the developer tidbits for Sprint’s Optimus variant, the carrier has yet to announce a specific release date for the Gingerbread OTA.

The aging Optimus S brings an entry-level feature set, which also features a 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen and a 600MHz processor. Unofficial Gingerbread builds for the device were already seen, but users was forced to wait for a stable builds release.

The Gingerbread open source files was posted by LG on their global support site. The official Gingerbread release date is currently set next month.

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Samsung Galaxy S II, to Compete iPhone 5

Written on August 29, 2011 by Lulu

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Samsung gave a hint that their upgraded Galaxy S II will include 1.5GHz Exynos dual-core processor to compete against iPhone 5.

Samsung has tipped its hand early on some of its plans for their smartphone with an early Korean unveiling of the newly upgraded Galaxy S II. The new Galaxy S II LTE is packed with 4G, a larger 4.5 inch screen, and an even faster 1.5GHz Exynos dual-core processor. It also features NFC wireless and a larger 1,850mAH battery.

Samsung also claimed that the Galaxy Tab 8.9’s month-delayed launch is also rewarding buyers for the wait. Along with the LTE, the tablet would get the same 1.5GHz dual-core chips and ships with Android 3.2. Despite its smaller screen, it should still measure 8.6mm thick like the Tab 10.1.

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