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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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Firefox Features the AwesomeBar HD

Written on April 28, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Get a smart search on your Mozilla Firefox browser with AwesomeBar HD.

The Mozilla Firefox browser now has a combined resource location and category search on its toolbar called AwesomeBar HD. In addition to this, the new feature protects your browsing activity. The AwesomeBar HD is a spin-off of Home Dash project developed by Edward Lee. This new tool improves browsing and content discovery without the use of toolbar.

It enables users to search the Web via categories, like sports, movie, or people, through the most pertinent sites regarding the topic. AwesomeBar HD returns granular results from the specialized search provided by the tapped sites. When it comes to privacy, Mozilla Firefox do not give input to remote server.

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Mozilla Lists Slow Performing Add-ons

Written on April 06, 2011 by R. Depp

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While Firefox add-ons provide many useful features and functions, they can also cause the browser to function slower.

Mozilla recently posted a list of the top 10 Firefox add-ons that slow down the browser’s performance. The list (shown above), published on the Mozilla add-ons website, also show each add-on’s impact to Firefox at startup.

An add-on called “FastestFox – Browse Faster” ironically made it to the list along with a number of popular ones, like the bookmark synchronizer Xmarks and developer-oriented Firebug.

Topping the list is “FoxLingo – Translator / Dictionary and Firebug” an add-on that can slow down Firefox’s startup up to a whopping 74%.

According to a previous report by Mashable, “The list is a result of a recent initiative by Mozilla to put a stop on performance-slowing add-ons. Mozilla announced it will perform automated performance tests of the top 100 add-ons hosted in its add-on gallery every week, and display warnings for add-ons that slow Firefox startup time by 25% or more.”

Meanwhile, Mozilla advises its users to remove seldom-used add-ons for a more efficient web browsing:

“Remember, for best performance you should disable add-ons that you no longer use regularly.”

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Say Hello to Mozilla’s New CEO

Written on October 16, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Earlier this year Mozilla's CEO John Lilly announced that he's stepping down from being CEO to join another company. Luckily, Mozilla found the replacement right away in the person of Gary Kovacs. Good thing Mozilla made the right choice.

Mozilla Foundation, the company behind our favorite Firefox, has announced today their chosen CEO. The new appointed CEO of Firefox is Gary Kovacs, senior vice president of mobile products at SAP and former gen. Manager of Adobe.

“I’m very happy to introduce Gary Kovacs as our new CEO for the Mozilla Corporation,” current CEO John Lilly said in a blog post announcing the change. “I think he’s going to be great for Mozilla, and that our broad community will like him and be well served by him.”

Earlier, Lilly announced that he is leaving his post to join Greylock Partners. The appointment of Kovacs says something about Mozilla’s strategy for Firefox. Kovacs is strong when it comes to mobile focus.

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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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Visualize Sound with Firefox 4 Beta

Written on September 08, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Let your eyes see the sound as Firefox 4 Beta is now out with a new audio API. Experience music in a completely different way. It's time to give thanks to HTML 5!

Mozilla is rolling out a few new golden parachute with their newest release of the Firefox 4 Beta. The main feature of which is the new audio API. This new audio API enables you to “visualize sound” with the help of HTML 5 <audio> and <video> tags. As posted on Mozilla’s blog, it permits developers to read and write raw audio data within the browser to present sound information in a different way. Simply put, a user can experience music in Firefox as a rapidly scrolling string of raw-data numbers, audio wave visualization, filtered sound stream, EQ sound spectrum, abstract 3D animation and lots more. And if you’re a Windows user, you can expect a better graphics performance as Firefox takes advantage of the built-in DirectX 10 graphics hardware. The new Firefox 4 Beta is now available for free download.

The video below is a quick demo of how the new audio features works.

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Firefox 4 Beta 2 Ready for Battle

Written on August 03, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Firefox 4 Beta is better than ever. It now comes in 23 languages and tabs for Windows and Mac.

Firefox 4 Beta first came into our browser earlier this month, and time flies so fast now the newer version is available. Giving us 23 more languages and more features to die for.

The former version of this browser has tabs that are for Windows only. Now, Mac OS X users can’t jump for joy because the “tabs on top” can be used in your Macs as well. A new feature also comes up with the latest version, the App Tabs. This App Tabs are created to save space and to “bookmark” most accessed sites. This tab shows only the icon so you can save apps as many as possbile.

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