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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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Malicious CSS Codes Threaten Internet Explorer

Written on December 30, 2010 by B Waldorf

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"Investigating new, public reports of a vulnerability in all supported versions of Internet Explorer, and on completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to protect our customers." - Microsoft

Microsoft has just issued a warning about an un-patched zero-day vulnerability of their browser Internet Explorer which leaves Windows open to attacks. The case, which was discussed in Microsoft’s Security Advisory 2488013, relates to Internet Explorer’s handling of malicious Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) code. This can be exploited to overwrite uninitialized memory and execute arbitrary code.

The flaw can be exploited via remotely run code under the account of the user by simply visiting a CSS webpage that contains the malicious code. Unfortunately, there is no fix yet, although Microsoft reports that they’re investigating the issue.

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Introducing Embed.ly, Cortex and Readon.ly

Written on December 15, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Embedly makes beautiful use of web standards. Cortex is still a little rough around the edges, but it's worth trying for a while, though. Indeed, there are many tools to make the Internet browser better.

The Internet browser is a beautiful thing. But it can get better with proper tools like Embed.ly, Cortex and Readon.ly. Embed.ly displays embedded previews from 165 publishing platforms of any links posted on Twitter. Cortex, on the other hand, is a sharing tool that posts links to Twitter, Facebook, Instapaper and Tumblr in a fast way. How fast can Cortex work? Just click and hold your mouse for two seconds, a circle shows up, and you’re on your way to sharing a link. Meanwhile, Readon.ly is a simple bookmarklet that ease up your link sharing with fly out quotes and tags. It’s like Sniply in a different design element.

The development of Embed.ly, Cortex and Readon.ly clearly shows that there’s a lot of room for creation and progress in the field of curation and sharing. Do you know other browser tools for link sharing? Let your voice be heard by leaving a comment below.

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The Downfall of Internet Explorer

Written on October 06, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The reality hits: all things really change. Even though they dominated 50% of the Internet browser market early on, Internet Explorer is now falling down. With market shares dropping down, we say it is little too late for IE9.

Internet Explorer once dominated the web is now dipped in the mud. As the recent data from StatCounter shows, IE is now below the once 50% mark in the Internet browser market. In August, IE was 51.34%, but by the end of September it’s just holding a 49.87%. It dropped 10% yearly.

Meanwhile, growth from Firefox and Chrome are coming to its peaks.

Microsoft’s latest version IE9 addresses the issues that made them lose before. The company realized the need for compliance to web standards. Even if their advances are not small, it’s still late.

We are dutifully impressed about the IE9 but unlucky it doens’t hit the mark.

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IE9: Leaked Preview with Minimal Toolbars and UI

Written on September 08, 2010 by B Waldorf

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This leaked preview shows the IE9 in full action.

We saw a YouTube video with a few big hits showing Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 9 in action. Unlike the previous previews, this one is completely different. The show appears to be the full UI and chrome around the browser. Not much to observe because they gave a super minimal UI for this.

The toolbars on top give not so much feature. There are forward and backward buttons, a web address bar and three buttons to the right which happens to be a Home button, Favorites and an arrow that might be just the hidden toolbar for the menu options. The frame lacks audio description and semi-transparent. There are IE demos that shows speed and hardware acceleration.

Needless to say, the reaction on the thread isn’t much happy to look at.

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Happy 15th Birthday Internet Explorer!

Written on August 17, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Our once favorite browser just turned 15!

First and foremost, let’s prepare a toast for the first browser who hit the Internet.

It has been 15 years since Microsoft introduced to us the Internet Explorer 1.0, which commanded almost 95% of the world wide web. Time flies so fast and IE is till striving hard for more years to come in the world wide web.

The Internet Explorer was born on August 16,1995. The Microsoft IE 1.0 is the first version retooled from a browser called Mosaic. It is licensed by the Microsoft from Spyglass Incorporated.

The growth of the browser has quickly started, fended off Netscape in the late 90s to dominate the browser landscape. In 2002, the mark of its peak, the combined version of IE made it to the browser market gaining almost 100% of market share. Just then it has fallen 60% from its original when new browsers came. Though the newest version IE9, the beta which just emerged for less than a month has promised a new start and re-energizing the giant E.

Whatever you say about IE, it is still the first one who introduced us the Internet. Happy 15th Birthday Internet Explorer!

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