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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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Google Play Hits More than 15 Billion Downloads

Written on May 08, 2012 by Lulu

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Google Play, formerly known as the Android Market, passes 15 billion downloads, since its launch in 2008

Google Play, the download service for Android users, surpasses 15 billion downloads, since its launch in October 2008. This is compared to Apple’s App Store’s 25 billion downloads, that opened in July 2008.

Google has not revealed, how many percentage of the 15 billion downloads are games. It is also unclear how many downloads were earned after rebranding its name to Google Play from its old name, Android Market.

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Google Docs Adds 450 New Fonts, 60 Templates and More

Written on May 04, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Google updates Google Docs, includes 450 new fonts, 60 templates and more.

Google’s free web-based office suite and document storage service Google Docs on Thursday announced an update that includes number of new features. One of them is the availability of 450 new fonts.

These new fonts are the same ones found on Google’s Web Fonts site which were first made specifically for web designers and now they’re made available to use for your Google documents.

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Dropbox Adds Automatic Photo Uploads for Windows and Mac

Written on April 27, 2012 by Chris Martin

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The cloud storage service rolled out a couple of new features that make uploading files from desktop a lot more easier.

Dropbox has just rolled out its second update for the week, a new feature that allows automated upload of photos of video files from its PC or Mac client.

This new feature simplifies the process of transferring media files from any camera, phone or SD card to your Dropbox and retains full-quality the original size to a private “Camera Uploads” folder.

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Instagram Opens Signup Page for Android Users

Written on March 25, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Popular photo app Instagram, will soon have an Android version

It was announced December last year,  that Instagram will soon have its Android version, now a sign up page for Android users has been opened.

It is not clear if the sign up page is just a pre registration page or if its purpose is to just notify the people who have signed up, on when the app will be available.

It was not clarified when the Instagram for Android app will be released.

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Google Replaces Android Market, Intros Google Play

Written on March 07, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Google replaces Android Market with Google Play, a cloud-based platform that offers music, movies, books and apps.

Google has replaced the Android Market with a cloud-based platform that consolidates its music, movies, books and apps under a new brand called “Google Play”.

This new platform unifies Google’s entertainment brands such as the Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore and makes it all available to a single hub. Google’s books, music and video apps will be branded as Play Books, Play Music and Play Movies respectively.

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Google to Launch Cloud Storage Service Soon

Written on February 09, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Google's own cloud storage service 'Google Drive' to be launched soon.

Google will soon launch a cloud storage service of its own, according to the Wall Street Journal. The service that is set to rival Dropbox is called ‘Drive’ and is expected to launch in the ‘coming weeks or month’, WSJ said on Wednesday.

Google Drive will offer the same service as other cloud storage services but aims to offer the service for a much lower price. Dropbox for example, offers 2GB of free storage and charges a monthly fee of $10 for 50GB or $20 for 100GB.

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Google Docs App for Android Adds Offline Access

Written on February 02, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Google Docs App for Android rolls out new update, adds offline access and improved tablet support.

Google has released an update for Google Docs app for Android with a new feature that allows you access your files, even without an internet connection.

This latest feature allows users to select and save files on their Android devices for offline access then automatically updates once an internet connection is present.

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Google Music Now Allows You Download Your Entire Library

Written on January 28, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Google Music rolls out an update that lets you download your entire library.

Google Music, Google’s free cloud music service, has launched an update that allows you to not only stream, but download your entire music library.

The application which allows you to add music files into the cloud service for easy streaming now has a new Music Manager interface with ‘Download’ feature. This new feature makes it easier for you to access your music files without having to download them one by one. Now you can download your entire library, including your purchased music with a single click.

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Google+ Now Allows Use of Nicknames

Written on January 24, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Google+ announces a new policy that allows the use of nicknames, maiden names or alternate names.

Google Vice President of Products Bradley Horowitz has announced a new policy that allows the use of nicknames or alternate names.

This new policy enables support for alternate names by allowing users to add additional names such as nicknames, maiden names or names in another script. This name will appear on the user’s Google+ profile page and in the hovercard alongside the common name.

Horowitz posted the announcement on his Google+ page, stating that the new policy hopes to ‘address and remedy’ the majority of name related appeals that Google+ has been receiving. It also aims to simplify the use of pseudonyms that will benefit individuals with established identities.

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The White House Joins Google+, To Host ‘Hangouts’

Written on January 23, 2012 by Chris Martin

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The White House joins Google+, will host regular 'Hangouts'.

The White House has followed the President’s lead and launched its own Google+ page. The official White House Google+ page which was announced on Friday, is latest of the current Administration’s efforts to reach out via social media.

“These are just some of the ways that we aim to engage with Americans on the issues that matter the most — and now, we’re pleased to add Google+ to this list.” The White House said on their official blog.

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