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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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2010 Trends: Online Reading Habits

Written on December 07, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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One of the more subtle trends of 2010 has been the way people's reading habit have changed. In the previous era of the Web, RSS Readers and start pages were all the rage. But not anymore.

The changes on the way people read online is one of the subtle trends of 2010. It is in this year that more people uses Twitter, Facebook, Instapaper, Flipboard, LazyWeb, Feedly and TweetDeck to track news. First, Facebook has continued to expand beyond it social networking purpose by simply enabling its users to track news and information of their interests. On the other hand, Twitter becomes the place to go to see breaking news and the latest updates about a popular story.

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Flipboard Renders The Social Magazine Experience

Written on July 29, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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An app that tweaks your social media experience has finally arrived to the iPad. Let me introduce to you the all-new app, Flipboard...

Infusing the elements of a motley cluster of social media sites and the unique browsing experience offered by magazines, Flipboard arrives as an all-new application to the iPad and dubs itself as the “world’s first social magazine.”

With its launching four days ago came the change of landscape in social media streaming. Now live feeds from Facebook and Twitter are laid out to imitate magazine contents: posts turn into articles, and multimedia into front-and-center. News from your favorite sources also appear on the interface. This experience is as simple as flipping the pages of your favorite glossy print. Flipboard picks and presents the most relevant stories for you.

Flipboard had two big announcements during its launch. First, the new app had a Series A round with Ashton Kutcher, Facebook co-creator Dustin Moskovitz, Twitter founder Jack Dorse, Index Ventures, The Chernin Group and KPCB that helped them raise up to $10.5 million.

The next big news was that it has acquired Ellerdale, “a real-time web intelligence startup”. Flipboard can utilize its semantic analysts technology, which can sort the feeds in order to arrive at the most relevant items that will show up on your screen. Co-founder Arthur van Hoff was made its CTO.

Watching your feeds pass by on your screen is definitely a way to go for Flipboard users. This app can now be purchased at the iPad store.

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