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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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Lenovo IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo, Now Available in Europe for €180

Written on August 23, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Lenovo's Linux-based MeeGo OS netbook goes on sale in European markets!

Lenovo has just announced that its current-generation netbook, the IdeaPad S100, is now available on all European markets. The device is said to be the manufacturer’s first netbook to run on Linux-based, Intel- and Nokia-developed OS. As of now, Lenovo gives no words if whether they would bring the IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo to America or not.

The IdeaPad S100 features a 1.33GHz Intel Atom N435 processor. It’s a 10.1-inch netbook that comes with a 1024×600 pixels resolution, 160GB of HDD, 5,400 RPM hard drive, 1GB of RAM and 6 to 7 hours of battery life.

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ASUS X101 Aims Linux Tablet Alternative

Written on August 05, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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ASUS's Eee PC X101 will serve as a Linux tablet alternative despite bearing netbook hallmarks.

According to ASUS’ blog post, its Eee PC X101 will serve as an alternative to small laptops despite bearing the hallmark of a netbook. First, at 0.69 inches thin and two pounds in weight, it will be thinner and lighter than a traditional netbook. Second, it runs MeeGo Linux instead of Windows 7. While the latter has been the predominant OS for netbooks over the past few years, MeeGo Linux is more suited to ultrasmall designs which typically doesn’t have the horsepower to run the Microsoft OS efficiently.

Third, the ASUS Eee PC X101 does not have Ethernet ports and VGA.

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Linux!

Written on April 07, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Tux the Penguin is 20 years young and still rocking.

Who would have thought that a random hobby of a computer programmer would end up on your phones, televisions, and even 95% of the world’s super computers? Yep, Linux has been a part of our everyday lives for the past 20 years. Although there’s only a handful of consumers out there who are aware that they are using Linux, the open-source strived beyond what was expected and now is one of the world’s most used (yet unsung) operating system.

Now sit back, relax and take a dive into the famous FOSS operating system’s history through a very comical video. And if you’re aching for some more Linux celebration, visit their website and discover online and real-life events set soon.

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Android: The CES Word of the Year

Written on January 04, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Prediction that this year will be for Linux was never gone. With Android dominating the CES 2011, and being the number one selling smartphone in the US, this year might really be for Linux advocates.

Every year, followers of open source software are likely to predict that this year will be for Linux desktop. But guess what? Desktop are so 1993, notebooks are so last decade, and Linux will be used by many with the help of Android. Google’s mobile OS is based on a modified Linux kernel. More over, Android is the number one selling smartphone platform in the US. It is also safe to say that Android is dominating the CES 2011.

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Boxee Beta Gets a Movie Library

Written on August 28, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Enjoy a handful of films to watch online for FREE with the help of Boxee! You can grab a movie from EZTakes, Indie Movies Online, MUBI or Openfilm. Get a chance to feast your eyes with hard-to-find flicks that won't surely be out in the cinemas, or get your favorite documentaries and short films queue.

Since its launch last January, users of Boxee Beta have been vocal about their love for the TV Show Library. Today, Boxee added a Movie Library to complement its TV Show Library, and it includes a handful of films from its partners: EZTakes, Indie Movies Online, MUBI and Openfilm. The Movie Library makes it easy to find, watch or in-line films that you like. Though it is still in beta and rough with 100 bugs to fix, you can have a quick peek at what you can get from each provider:

1. EZTakes: EZTakes specializes in bringing hard-to-find movies to you. Their library contains almost a thousand ad-supported titles that you can watch on Boxee or in any computer, smartphone or portable video player.

2. IndieMoviesOnline: Known for its fierce movie reviews and behind-the-scenes editorials, IndieMoviesOnline delivers high quality films from both mainstream and up-and-comers talent.

3. MUBI: MUBI is a social network that can be your online cinema, anytime, anywhere. It can help you find a virtual treasure that will definitely not be released in the local multiplex. However, to get access on MUBI, you’ll need to pair your account first.

4. Openfilm: Openfilm.com is a fast-growing online community that unites the key elements of the film industry in one venue.

Versions for Mac, Windows, and Linux are now available, while the AppleTV version will be updated next week. Have you downloaded your own Boxie already? Share us your findings by dropping a comment.

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Ubuntu Takes a W7 Look with Linux: W7

Written on August 23, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Tired of your usual Linux Ubuntu theme, or you're just a fan of Aero Glass? Let just say that you need to work in a Linux platform but is confused with the interface. How can you incorporate a familiar Windows UI to your OS? Never to worry because Ubuntu can pose as Windows 7 with Linux: W7 Theme.

The Linux: W7 Theme is a free script that alters your Linux GUI in a Windows 7 look and feel. This can do a remarkable job for you, especially if you long for a well-known Windows interface. To make your browser more Windows-like, you can download either a GNOME or a KDE version, plus some Firefox themes. To install the new Linux: W7 theme, you need to do some terminal works first. But if your copy-paste skills are up for a strike, it can suffice. However, it’s important that you also make a back-up before installing it — in case you might switch back to your old theme in the future — because there’s no easy uninstall procedure as of the moment.

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