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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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Intel, ASUS and ACER: Soon to Launch Super Laptops?

Written on August 24, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Albeit Intel, ASUS and ACER can roll out an Ultrabook of their own soon, MacBook Air has already stolen the spotlight from them.

In the coming days, laptops and netbooks will have to make way for a device that is thinner, lighter and packs more features than its chubbier rivals — the Ultrabook or ultra-portable laptop.

Ever since Apple released its iPad last April, many consumers were swayed by its sleek looks and audio-visual charms. Hence, the world’s largest chip maker – Intel – has set up a $300 million Capital Ultrabook Fund to support technology that will boost the introduction of ultra-portable laptops.

Taiwan’s ASUS is likely to be the first to launch Ultrabooks in India with its UX21. The said device will hit the country during the first quarter of 2012 with an estimated price of Rs 50,000. ACER also plans to roll out an Ultrabook soon after.

However, it could be possible that by the time Ultrabook hits the market, much of its thunder would have already been stolen. Although it is not categorized as one, Apple’s MacBook Air is the first Ultrabook that is already in the market.

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Reader’s Digest Arrives in the Apple’s App Store

Written on August 20, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Reader's Digest, one of the best-selling magazines in the US, is now available in Apple's iPad.

One of the most popular general magazines is now available in the Apple’s App Store. Starting this September, all the Reader’s Digest issues can be accessed buy US print supporters through their iPad devices.

The subscription is indeed very easy. Readers would just have to enter their credentials and register for the digital subscription, which is available for $1.99/month or $14.99/year. Take note that non-print subscribers could also purchase the magazine at that price, or they could rather buy single issues, which retail for $1.99 a piece.

Earlier this year, the publisher rolls out a test version of its February issue for the iPad device. The said version is well-formatted and comes with some bonus games and polls too. Perhaps it is undeniable that this experimental issue has marked the beginning of a continuous publishing routine on the tablet. In fact, Reader’s Digest North America President – Dan Lagani – said that he is looking forward to releasing their magazines to the iPad through US and international subscriptions.

Meanwhile, according to a spokesperson, the Reader’s Digest is already available in other tablets — including Amazon’s the Kindle and BlackBerry Playbook.

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Apple: A Still Growing PC Maker in Western Europe

Written on August 18, 2011 by Lulu

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Gartner stated that Apple is the only PC manufacturer based on Western Europe which continuously grows.

During a continent wide breakdown on Wednesday, Gartner stated that Apple was the only major computer manufacturer – based in Western Europe – that continuously grows. Apple increased its shipment by half a percent, hitting 7% of the market. Meanwhile, other Windows-based PC makers such as HP, Delli, and Acer dropped in the same period of time.

The said pattern was the same from one country to another. Apple gained share in the UK and had a boost in France where its raw shipments increased up to 6.4 points to reach 5.8% — enough to put it in the top five for the first time. Samsung was one of the few others to see an upside in any area, but it was only registered in the top five in France.

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Zynga’s “Words With Friends” to Hit Facebook This Week

Written on August 02, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Zynga will be launching its popular mobile word game on Facebook early this week.

Earlier reports disclosed that social game’s developer Zynga will be bringing one of its popular mobile games, “Words With Friends”, on Facebook.

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Amazon’s New Tablet Computer, to Hit the Market by October

Written on July 15, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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New tablet computer from Amazon, scheduled for a release in October.

Amazon finally intros its new tablet computer which will be launched in October. The said device will be produced in order to compete with Apple’s iPad, and also to help its own digital content store in marketing their music, movies, and other content.

Entering the tablet market would probably be a hard battle for Amazon, knowing that Apple has been the leader of tablet sales — with 19.5 million worth of devices that were sold since the iPad launching last year.

Though the company had not yet revealed some features of the upcoming tablet, few reports have leaked out that it will be a nine-inch screened tab running on Google’s Android platform. The new Amazon tablet would not feature any camera, unlike the iPad 2, but will be available in a pricing that is much affordable — making it the best choice over other tablets in the market.

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Stumble Upon Revamps its iPad App

Written on July 13, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Start stumbling on your iPad anytime, anytime with the newest version of Stumble Upon for iPad.

Stumble Upon revamped its iPad app, enabling stumblers to easily share and stumble contents that are entertaining, informative and visually rich. On the updated version of the app, users can let their fingers do the talking. Just swipe to stumble and comment on web pages, as users discover them. Moreover, Stumble Upon on iPad allows users to see what their friends and other stumblers have liked. And as always, stumblers can share content with Faceboook, Twitter or email.

The new Stumple Upon iPad app is now available for download at iTunes. Note that you should download and install the latest version on your device, because it won’t automatically update. So get the new version now, and start stumbling anytime and anywhere!

To see how the newest Stumble Upon for iPad works, see the video after the jump.

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Apple, Showing Interests in WiTricity Wireless Charging

Written on July 11, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Apple company is getting interested on WiTricity's wireless electricity systems.

A week ago, Apple was said to be planning a new way of charging their next-generation iPhone. Now, it seems that the company found the best source, which can help them in implementing their plans. The WiTricity, a company that develops such wireless electricity, has been the target of most brands including Apple. The scientists of WiTricity was known for showing off a new method of transferring energy even with larger distances.

Several months ago, Apple introduced an international patent application called “Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment”. The said application, which they based from the original paper published by the MIT researchers, highlights some vital details regarding the new technology.

Apple describes that through using the wireless electricity, people can charge their iPhone and iPad even with 1 meter distance from their computers. “…by doing away with clumsy and annoying cables and eliminating the need to replace batteries, an easy to use and efficient local computing environment can be provided to the user”, the company stated.

Will this come to fruition in the future? Share your insights by leaving a comment.

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Apple Produces 425,000+ Apps, 14 Million iPad Units

Written on July 08, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Apple takes pride in releasing 200 million iOS devices, and 425,000 apps -- 100,000 of which are designed for iPads.

The year 2011 has been one of the most remarkable years for the Apple company, as they’ve been able to showcase a total of 425,000 applications and an increasing number of 100,000 iPad apps, elevating from the 90,000 number reported last month. There was also a record of billion applications that were downloaded from the App store every month, and almost 14 million units of iPads being produced for the quarter.

As stated by chief operations officer, Tim Cook, Apple became “the mother of all backlogs” when they released the iPad 2 this spring. The company’s suppliers have been affected by the earthquake that hit and damaged Japan. As the winter quarter opens, the sales of iPad grew to 7.33 million, but it decreased to 4.69 during the first calendar quarter of 2011.

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Samsung to Run Galaxy S II 3D Ad in Apple Devices

Written on July 02, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Samsung entitles Apple iPad users to have a glance of their newest smartphone, the Galaxy S II.

Samsung, along with its ad agency – Starcom – will produce an ad which will be released before the month ends. The said 3D ad is intended to be shown on the company’s top competitor, the Apple iPad. This first 3D ad presentation will feature Samsung’s newest smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy S II. Though they had pointed out that it’s not really a high-definition preview, the company promised that the ad would be very interactive and might catch the attention of most Apple users.

The 3D ad, which will run in UK, will reveal the Samsung Galaxy S II in different angles by using high-end visual effects, just so people can have a glimpse of its advanced specs. The idea that Samsung will run these ads on such mobile devices produced by their rival company is truly ironic, as tech geeks all know Apple’s claims that Samsung is copying most of the features of their products.

Perhaps these 3D advertisements will not only unveil the Galaxy S II, but will also let users define the real difference between Apple’s devices and Samsung’s.

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George Hotz, Now Using His Skills For Good

Written on June 27, 2011 by Lulu

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After George 'Geohot' Hotz survive the legal onslaught of Sony, he is now using his knowledge and skills for a good cause by working for Facebook.

After surviving the legal onslaught of Sony earlier this year, legendary hacker – George ‘Geohot’ Hotz – obtained a great job opportunity. He is working for the social networking site, Facebook.

Based on an interview with hacking community MyGreatFest, Geohot declined a challenge to hack an iPad 2 to remain focus on his new job. They say that George Hotz’s action indicated his involvement in the development of Facebook’s rumored iPad apps. It is also confirmed by TechMeme’s Gabe Rivera by tweeting a link to the hacker’s Facebook wall, which reportedly addressed Facebook as an amazing place to work.

George Hotz is not the first hacker to leave his hacking life and go to have a legal job. Now that more companies are recognizing the talents and skills required to become a hacker, Geohot will surely not be the last one to have this kind of situation.

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