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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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Twitter Might Buy TweetDeck

Written on April 19, 2011 by R. Depp

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Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck for $30 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

TweetDeck is among the most popular third-party clients of Twitter, with versions for desktop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The app displays Tweets, @mentions and direct messages, together with a user’s Facebook updates all in real-time and in one screen. TweetDeck can also support feeds from other social media sites like MySpace, LinkedIn and Foursquare.

Although TweetDeck never revealed how many users it has, the U.K. based company seems to be one of the best tools of obsessive “power users” of social media. TweetDeck was previously reported to be in talks to sell for $30 million to UberMedia, but Twitter apparently saw the opportunity to steal the deal.

Why would Twitter want to get TweetDeck from UberMedia anyway?

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Say Goodbye to Stalkers with Foursquare’s New Security Feature

Written on April 07, 2011 by R. Depp

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Foursquare users can now have a secured and protected check-ins into the site through HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

The location-based social network, Foursquare, recently announced over Twitter that the site is moving to HTTPS to “proactively increase the security of all foursquare accounts.”

Following the steps of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, Foursquare have likewise started using HTTPS for its website, mobile site and smartphone clients.

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Android App Review: Foursquare

Written on March 20, 2011 by B Waldorf

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Sharing your travel destinations is now a lot more easier with Foursquare. Now iPhone, its your turn to get jealous.

Aside from Facebook and Twitter, one of the most used app in the Android smartphone is Foursquare. It’s a social networking tool that allows you to “check in” to places you go to. Whether it’s a restaurant, an entertainment bar, a shopping center or a fast-food chain, Foursquare is there. Check-ins give you points based […]

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iPhone App Review: Instagram

Written on March 14, 2011 by B Waldorf

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It is two thumbs up for Instagram!

The basic of the iPhone app Instagram is to share your life through photos. Instagram is a social photo based journal; mixed with the elements of Twitter, Twitpic, Foursquare and Facebook.

If you are into photography but you don’t have the expertise of a pro, then Instagram is for you. The app includes filters that you can apply to your photos to make them stand out. Just add a short description about your photo, link in your different social network accounts and click ‘done’. Easy peasy!

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Foursquare Welcomes Brands Without Store-front

Written on January 17, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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With Foursquare for Business, “brands that are not tied to a specific physical location” can now use Foursquare’s Pages and Custom Badges in their social media marketing mix.

Until last week, Foursquare was designed for brick-and-mortar businesses. But with their latest Foursquare for Business page, brands that do not have physical location can now use the network’s Pages and Custom Badges.

Foursquare is working with brands that has no store-front to create customer badges and other campaigns. With the help of paid sponsorship, users can unlock a custom badge related to a brand after checking-in at specific location.

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Foursquare: Now with Photos and Comments

Written on December 21, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Foursquare has added two heavily requested features to its popular iPhone app that should make the service significantly more social: Photos and Comments. Already got it on your iPhone?

Finally, Foursquare has added the Photos and Comments features on its application for iPhone. The Photos enable Foursquare users to attach photos to checkins, tips and venues, while Comments allow them to state an opinion to their friend’s checkins. These social updates will be enmeshed and included on the user’s Foursquare activity and history page.

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Get a “Baggage Handler” Badge from Foursquare

Written on November 24, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Starting today, the location-sharing service - Foursquare - will award a badge to anyone who checks in at an airport with words along the lines of “TSA,” “touch,” or “Don’t touch my junk!”

In support for the National Opt-Out Day, Foursquare will hand a Baggage Handler award to anyone who checks in at an airport along the “TSA,” “touch” or “Don’t touch my junk!” lines starting today. The National Opt-Out Day is a protest for TSA’s new security measures, including full-body scanners and invasive pat-downs, to passengers who refuse to have a scan. The new TSA procedures just went down today as the airports are sure to be bustling.

With Foursquare having its own piece of the parody pie, are you eating your share already?

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Foursquare Goes to the West Coast

Written on November 23, 2010 by R. Depp

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After dominating the east coast, Foursquare is opening a bigger space for their team of engineers in San Francisco.

Foursquare, fast-rising social network site, is moving to the West Coast. The company is opening an office on the city of San Francisco. An added bonus: they’re hiring!

Their blog confirmed the expansion, “So, if you love Mission-style burritos, temperate climates, and want to work on some of the most exciting data and engineering problems in the world, contact us,”

The company has a headquarter in New York City. In the past months, Foursquare users grew from 100,000 to 4.5 million.

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Location-Based Online Services Post Threats to Soldiers

Written on November 21, 2010 by R. Depp

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Keeping information private nowadays is a hard thing to do. Even the U.S. Air Force worries that their exact location can be traced by the enemies via location-based services popular on social network websites.

U.S. Air Force came to realize that social networks might be a threat to their military strategies. Officials are worried that some troops who carelessly update their profiles on social networking sites will also divulged confidential geolocation data.

This kind of issue is not new to the armed forces. The new problem is about the location-based services of social networks like Foursquare, Facebook Places and Twitter which can reveal the forces exact coordinate and which the enemies can trace.

Most of these services of social networking websites are optional. It still depends on the user’s permission to allow a website to access such information. The best solution to avoid leaking important data is to educate the soldiers about the proper use of these social media tools.

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Foursquare will Reach Four Million Members Soon

Written on October 19, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Recently, Facebook launched its claim to 5 million users, now it's Foursquare's turn. Sooner or later Foursquare will hit 4 million. A million close to the titan on social network who recently became Foursquare's natural enemy.

According to sources, Foursquare hits 4 million members this week. With estimations, we think that Foursquare acquires 20,000 users per day all of this were up despite the server hiccups that we heard.

Foursquare recently said that they had already signed up its 4 millionth member. The ID measurement may be close approximation but the goal will hit within the week. Foursquare’s growth spurt has contributed to lots of things. One is the version 2.0 for iPhone and Android, a Symbian release and celebrity attention from the likes of
Conan O’Brien and hip-hop artist Big Boi.

Foursquare’s archenemy, the titan of Social Networking, Facebook recently reached 500 million users.

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