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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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Foursquare Introduces its New Privacy Settings

Written on August 18, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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A new geo-location feature from Facebook can be threatening to Foursquare, but they sure are smart with their new privacy settings. The idea of doing best wherein it's a waterloo for the other is what helps Foursquare gain more cookies.

In an anticipation for the rumored geo-location features from Facebook, Foursquare is making a smart move by updating their privacy settings. And that doesn’t end there, because they also updated the page it uses to explain them. The new settings allow the user to hide information like e-mail address and phone number from friends and to the public, and they may even opt-out of the “Who’s here” list or mayorship. And to fully understand the privacy options, Foursquare added a “Privacy 101″ in their privacy policy and frequently asked questions pages. “Privacy 101″ is a guide and a grid chart that shows all the information you might share. It is somewhat similar to Facebook’s grid settings, but it tells the defaults and how the user can change it instead. Knowing that the social networking site has some privacy issues, it’s a brilliant way for Foursquare to position itself as a service wherein they care about the user’s privacy and making sure that they fully understand it

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