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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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Get a Gift from Nokia in Exchange for Foursquare Check-ins [Video]

Written on June 23, 2012 by Lulu

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Nokia Gift Vending Machines gives the users a surprise gift in exchange of for Foursquare check-ins and NFC interactions.

Social Agency, 1000heads have set up a Nokia Gift Vending Machine in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates.

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Five New Languages, Added to Foursquare App

Written on September 03, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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With the aim of expanding their mobile app, Foursquare decided to roll out five new languages.

Foursquare recently announced that they have kicked off support for additional five new languages: Bahasa Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Thai. These add-ons now gave their app a total of 11 languages.

The new languages are only available for the latest versions of foursquare app in iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. Users could activate the languages just by updating their app and making sure that their phone’s default language is set to the preferred language. The official website of Foursquare also supports the new languages. To choose a desired language, users would just need to click the “English” button in the lower left corner of the page.

Meanwhile, a blog post from Foursquare discussed the success that their application received. “Since then, our in-country use has exploded, with tons of people, local businesses, and brands hopping on,” they stated.

This would be the second time for the company to release a new batch of languages. In the Mobile World Congress last February, co-founder and CEO -Dennis Crowley – said that the app would be translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

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Foursquare’s iPhone App, Updated with Inline Photos

Written on August 18, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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See your friends' Foursquare check-ins with inline photos on its updated iPhone app!

Last Tuesday, Foursquare updated its iPhone app by adding inline photos with its check-ins. That said, iPhone users will now see their friends’ photos and check-ins coupled together in the activity stream — the same thing that goes on at Foursquare.com. Users can even click the “here now” to view all of their friends’ photos and shouts at the same venue in a single stream.

Foursquare also added in a blog post:

“Commenting on a friend’s night out? You’ll see all the other photos and comments as you’re composing your witty retort. Everything is in one place.

The location-based social network retooled its iPhone application for a crisp and cleaner user interface as well. The firm promises that the same update for its Android and BlackBerry users is on the way.

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“Stumble” Button Hits 25 Billion Clicks

Written on August 11, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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StumbleUpon's famous "Stumble!" button has reached more than 25 billion clicks.

StumbleUpon, a social discovery website, has indeed reached another achievement. Just now, the “Stumble” button has been clicked by users for over 25 billion times. According to a tweet posted by StumbleUpon Community Manager, Monica Semergiu: “Today we celebrate 25,000,000,000 clicks of the Stumble! button.”

Ever since the company emerged from eBay last 2009, they have successfully produced satisfied members. In fact, through recommending the best websites and offering a good service, StumbleUpon had reached more than 12 million users.

Last month, the social site hits 27.5 million stumbles in just one day, and even outruns its mobile usage record with the Super Bowl 2010’s stumbles. Starting April, the company had reached over one billion stumbles every month.

Even though StumbleUpon could not outrun the popularity of other social sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Google+, they still believe that their services are good enough to produce billions of loyal members. The company, in fact, will be celebrating its 10th birthday on November.

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Know What’s Happening Around You with Banjo

Written on June 23, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Never miss an opportunity of being in the know with Banjo.

Location services are the best way to let users share their whereabouts and link the digital and physical realms. However, all-important physical links are often missed in real world when it matters most. That is the reason why Damien Patton started up Banjo, a location-based mobile application that can rule them all.

Launched for iPhone and Android last Wednesday, Banjo aggregates all location-based social updates. It is designed for both social-mobile-local early adopters and newbies alike. Banjo aims to help users avoid missed opportunities.

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How Facebook Places Stacks up Against Foursquare

Written on June 04, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Who's better when it comes to check-ins: Facebook Places or Foursquare? Perhaps, Wildfire Interactive can answer that question.

Ever since Facebook entered the check-in game, many wondered how much the largest social network stacks up against Foursquare. With Facebook having almost 700 million users, Foursquare has boasted growth since the launch of Facebook Places. However, Wildfire Interactive released a data of the Top 10 most check-into locations on Facebook Places and Foursquare. But how do these world-famous designations stack up in terms of check-ins?

See the partial comparison after the break.

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Past Posts Tells Where You Were on Facebook Last Year

Written on May 26, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Want to know what you did on you Facebook last year? Then Past Posts is for you!

If you’re the type who browse on scrapbooks and reminisce colorful memories, then Past Posts is for you! This new Facebook app will tell you what you exactly did on your account a year ago today. This new spark of genius is a creation of Jonathan Wegener, Matt Raoul and FlickSquare’s Benny Wong.

Past Posts enables users to receive an email every morning, showing them what happened a year ago on Facebook — including wall posts and photos (checkins will be added soon). Foursquare also has an app of the same function called 4 Square and 7 Years Ago.

“As we use modern web services, we’re constantly producing personal content. 4squareAnd7Yearsago and PastPosts both help resurface that content in the form of an email each morning. This email is like a yardstick — and you can see how your day last year was before you live this year’s day.”

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The Foursqure for Music is Here

Written on May 19, 2011 by Rudfer Tyron

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Wahwah.fm is the future of location-based music streaming!

The Next conference in Berlin is a good venue for start-up companies to introduce themselves, and one budding eterprise that caught the attention of many is Wahwah.fm.

Wahwah.fm will not only help people build networks, but it could also be an awesome tool for broadcasting events and concerts. Thus Wahwah.fm can be a good avenue for advertising.

Hit the video after the skip.

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Facebook and Foursquare Aids Localmind Q&A

Written on May 03, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Know what's up on your friend's current location with Localmind.

Localmind is a startup app for web, iPhone and Android that uses the combined user base of various check-in applications. It is actually a Q&A layer that is placed on top of Foursquare, Facebook Places and Gowalla. All that you got to do is sign up with Localmind, connect to one or more services, then you could start receiving a lot of inquiries about the venue you just checked in from curious users.

For instance, you checked in on a nearby restaurant, then one of your friends wants to know the place’s wait time. He’ll just pop on to Localmind, then ping you with a question. You will then receive your friend’s query via SMS or push notification, and you can give him a clue on what’s happening on your current location. Moreover, Localmind don’t just limits its services to local inquisitors. It also caters to far-away places.

Definitely, Localmind is a way better app than the other stalker-inviting check-in applications.

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Foursquare Users Check in to a Bin Laden-Free World

Written on May 03, 2011 by R. Depp

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Hello, World. Goodbye, Bin Laden.

Just a few moments after the announcement that Osama Bin Laden has been killed in a U.S. Military operation, Foursquare users have started checking in to “a world in which the Al Qaeda founder no longer exists.” Search for “Osama” on Foursquare New York, and check-ins will show locations like “Osamapacolypse 2011” and “Osama bin gonathon.”

Meanwhile, Bin Laden’s killing also made Internet traffic sky-rocketed, as the world started responding on the Al-Qaeda leader’s death through the social media. People have Tweeted, updated Facebook status message and even uploaded videos on YouTube, apparently celebrating.

News on Bin Laden’s death first leaked on Twitter in a post by Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

“So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.”


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