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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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Gowalla: To Abandon Items and Notes

Written on August 26, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Attention Gowalla users! There will be no more Items and Notes features for you.

The hip but small location-based social network, Gowalla, announced last Thursday morning that they are shutting down two defining features to refocus on what seems to be working. “Items” and “Notes” will disappear, but the company said that they may return. In lieu of these features, Gowalla will release new specs soon which will encourage more exploration of the real world.

“Items” is a well-designed virtual good that users collect and drop for each other at various places they check-in. “Notes,” on the other hand, allows users to annotate a space with text.

But whatever the people behind Gowalla are up to, that remains to be seen. Here’s to hoping that this is not the songs that signals the end for the company.

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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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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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