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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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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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Amazon Lists Down the Most Well-Read States

Written on May 27, 2011 by Rudfer Tyron

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Do you have an idea what states have the largest number of bookworms?

Amazon recently released a list of states where most well-read people reside. The top ten places where derived from the sales of books, magazine and other published materials in both print and Kindle version. The city of Cambridge, Mass. took the top spot obviously because of the reason that it houses large universities.

Check out Amazon’s list below and find out if your city made the cut.

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Kindle kindly gives its readers free access to NYTimes.com

Written on March 29, 2011 by R. Depp

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Amazon.com, Inc announces that subscribers for The New York Times for Kindle will be receiving access to the publication’s website, free of charge.

The free online access for the Kindle New York Times will soon be announced; subscribers will receive further information via e-mail in the coming weeks.

According to Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content, the high percentage of customers subscribed to New York Times for Kindle is what motivated them to make the move.

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Google Book Store Coming into Browsers Soon

Written on December 02, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Google was first rumored to be releasing their very own book store summer of this year. But apparently it didn't came out as scheduled. After being mummed about it, Google's book store is finally coming.

The search engine titan newest venture will definitely make the book worms happy. Google’s book store business will be available very very soon. Dubbed as Google Editions, the concession was first rumored to be activated by Summer of 2010. But due to delays and specific measures, the company didn’t reach the specified time of release. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Google Editions will arrive in the United States before the send off for 2010 while the worldwide launch will be on the first quarter of 2011.

But Google Editions will remain significantly different from the competitors such as Amazon’s Kindle store and Apple’s iBookStore. Instead of getting the books through an online store, Google will give the option for buyers to purchase the books either in Google or in independent stores. These stores tied up with Google Account which enables reader to read the books anywhere and on any device.

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Apple iPad for Sale on Amazon

Written on October 05, 2010 by B Waldorf

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It must be an irony to see Apple iPad available in Amazon. After being noted as the "iPad Killer", can we say that there might be a change of mind for Amazon?

After its debut at Target stores last weekend, the Apple iPad is now also available on Amazon’s online store. The first and only online retailer to carry the tablet besides Apple itself.

Very odd as it may seem for Amazon to carry the device when in fact they were tagged before as the “iPad Killer”. Especially after the recent TV commercial they created. And seriously, not only did they sell the device but also created a Kindle app for iPad.

Just so you would know, the expansion of the Amazon’s e-book business is quite impressive. They also sell platforms for Mac, PC, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and most recently, the web.

Amazon is carrying all six models of the device: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models with Wi-FI but not 3G capable, as well as Wi-Fi and 3G-enabled 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.

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Manga on Your Kindle, Equals Mangle

Written on September 01, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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This battle with the iPad still beats on. If iPad owners can tap their way to comic-reading in full colors via various apps--why cannot Kindle users?

Discover the perfect app for reading The Walking Dead, the Scott Pilgrim stories and anything Manga. The Kindle loads even black-and-white files pretty neat, but Mangle, the open-source software tool, is there to help out to make it better.

Now when Kindle has no reliable orientation tool yet, way back the ancient Kindle days, FooSoft’s Alex Yatsov’s frustration led him to make Mangle (that is Manga + Kindle = Mangle, if you have not gotten it early). At the rise of the Kindle 3, the manga-reading app still proves useful in getting your comic images aligned and in order. It has been compiled for Mac and Windows, and you can run it right in Python.

There are minor glitches with Mangle, but the end result still looks nice. Hey Manga enthusiasts, how about you–do you want to try Mangle on your Kindle?

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The Third Generation of Amazon Kindle, Coming Out on August 27

Written on July 30, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Sporting minor tweaks and some big changes in its design and capability, here comes the third generation of the Amazon's portable reading device, its best-selling product by far, simply called the Kindle. Read on because you may find something that you will love (or hate, whichever is your inclination) in the iterations made by Amazon to the device.

Calling all e-book enthusiasts! The new generation of Kindle has arrived. It is the third of its kind and Amazon wanted to keep it simple. Let’s start right off with the big changes that come in with the new Kindle. The lighter and smaller hand held highlights a faster refresh rate on its E Ink screen, the same 6-inch screen that its two early models have. Sporting a new color, graphite, in addition to the orginal white, the device have two configurations from which you can choose from: the WiFi only version that costs $139, or the 3G version that hits $189. Its memory now runs up to 4GB, while its battery runs for a month without wireless, and 10 days with wireless turned on.

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Kindle Makes Hardcovers Kiss the Ground

Written on July 29, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Kindle eBook sales have changed dramatically for the last half-year, and still sales-wise, hardcovers are having a hard time beating it. Even book-lovers are taking part in it - welcome to the dawn of digital revolution, baby.

We are slowly, yet steadily, saying goodbye to good old hardcovers. From the recordbreaking sales of more eBooks than real books last Christmas, Kindle keeps on hitting high-water figures during the last quarter. Hardcovers are now running behind digital books in sales, as recorded by Amazon.

This rise of revenues in eBook-selling has become the trend. More readers started shifting preferences – from storing copies that take up shelf space to downloading copies that fill up hard drives. Kindle even pushed the bar a little higher by promising to deliver your books in 60 seconds. That is a feat that a bookstore cannot yet offer, even online bookstores, for that matter.

Discounts on prices have also contributed to the shoot-up of eBook sales. With the arrival of iPad and other eBook readers, Kindle has secured a spot in the market through these price markdowns. Its longevity may also rely mostly on eBook sales through its stores, rather than the selling of the gadgets themselves.

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Kindle’s Latest Models, Now Available for Pre-order on Amazon

Written on July 29, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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According to Amazon, Kindle is their #1 best selling product for two years now. And since the latest model are now available for pre-order, do you have the cash?

After hearing the news that a new Kindle model will be out this August 27, we’re sure that your hands are starting to itch. That’s great! If you can’t wait to have a grab of the latest models, Kindles are now available for pre-order in Amazon. So what do you like: The graphite, WiFi-only model or the WiFi/3G edition in graphite or white option?

WiFi-only

  • Available in graphite
  • 6 inch display
  • $189.00, FREE two-day shipping from Amazon

WiFi/3G

  • Available in graphite or white
  • 6 inch display
  • Free 3G wireless that works globally (no monthly payments, no annual contracts)
  • $189.00, FREE two-day shipping from Amazon.

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