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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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Hackers Attacks Dutch Web Security Firm

Written on September 06, 2011 by Lulu

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Hackers attacked DigiNotar, a Dutch web security firm that sells security certificates to several websites.

DigiNotar, a Dutch web security firm which sells security certificates, was hacked last July. That said fake certificates were issued to several websites like the CIA, Google, Microsoft and Twitter. The firm just acknowledged the said attack last week. Now, the Dutch government overtook the company.

Its also believed that the hacker/s operated with the cooperation of the Iranian government. The hackers proceeded to issue hundreds of fake security certificates to large organizations. However, the latest browsers from Microsoft, Google and Mozilla rejected the certificates coming from DigiNotar. Other sites also did the same such as Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Skype, AOL, Mozilla, TorProject, and WordPress, and spy agencies like Israel’s Mossad and Britain’s MI6.

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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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The History and Popularity of Web Browsers [Infographic]

Written on April 05, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Web browsers have been slugging it out since 1994. Check out how each fared in terms of popularity in this sweet infographic.

With the Internet Explorer 9 cranking up the volume in the heated browser wars, one must think where and when the battle all began and how did the browsers fare during those times. Well lucky for us, Favbrowser.com provided a very informative graphic piece that tells the tale of the world’s most popular browsers throughout the years eversince 1994 (yeah, it’s that old).

Netscape didn’t do so well after the rise of the Internet Explorer, but it’s good to know that Opera’s been pretty consistent since year one.

Hit the break to see the entire infographic!

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Firefox 4 is Finally Here

Written on March 23, 2011 by R. Depp

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Mozilla is, after all, still up against its increasingly tough competition, as it officially releases Firefox 4.

After months of development and several beta releases, Firefox 4 has arrived, promising faster and easier web browsing.

With its first beta made available back in July 2010, the new Firefox version now has a better interface — making it appear more streamlined and user-friendly. New features include improved “doorhanger” notifications and Firefox Panorama — a feature that lets the user organize tabs into windows called “groups”, application tabs, and a redesigned extension manager among others.

Microsoft may be back in the web browser game with its IE 9, and Google’s Chrome browser is gaining popularity worldwide, but the ‘leaner’ and ‘quicker’ Firefox apparently holds up well against its competition.

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Four Firefox Versions, Coming this Year

Written on February 08, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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"This newly competitive market has presented challenges for the continued success of Firefox, and in 2011 we must ensure that we can deliver a product that is compelling to users."

If one browser a year is not enough, then Mozilla is raising the stakes with a slated four major releases to bring up to version 7 before the year ends. In their upcoming road map, the software community is getting on with its current production cycles of endless betas en route to a faster release phase. As posted on their website:

“We succeeded in re-energizing the browser market, creating competition and innovation which benefits Web application developers and users alike. This newly competitive market has presented challenges for the continued success of Firefox, and in 2011 we must ensure that we can deliver a product that is compelling to users in order to continue to be able to demonstrate our vision for the Web. This roadmap outlines our planned strategy and direction for Firefox in 2011.”

Whether it’s a good thing or otherwise, only Internet users can decide. But one thing is for sure, with Mozilla Firefox starting to make a quick update, other browsers not taking the same action will be outdated in the coming days.

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Say Hello to the New Firefox 4 Beta 9

Written on January 17, 2011 by B Waldorf

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"Firefox 4 Beta is built for the way people use the Web today, offering more control over the browsing experience..."---Mozilla

Mozilla has announced the ninth Firefox with a lot of cool features to ponder on. Presenting the very “grown up” Firefox 4 beta with the coolest features in town. With a relatively mature development cycle and focusing on optimization and bug fixation. In a statement at the official Mozilla blog, the organization indicates that this beta is ready for more widespread testing.

According to Mozilla,

“Firefox 4 Beta is built for the way people use the Web today, offering more control over the browsing experience. It introduces a fresh new look and features like App Tabs and Panorama to make it easier and more efficient to navigate the Web. Firefox 4 Beta also includes performance enhancements to make everything faster from start-up time to page-load speed and the performance of Web applications and games. Firefox Sync is integrated into the browser with Firefox 4 Beta, giving you access to your Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs and passwords across computers and smartphones.”

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Firefox Gets HTML 5 Video Update

Written on December 22, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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While it's admirable that Mozilla is sticking to its guns for a long-term vision, those wanting to use Firefox H.264 could be disappointed – if it wasn't for Microsoft.

The future video standards in the web, particularly in HTML 5, are not totally united. Though many browsers supports H.264, it is not used by Mozilla due to its potential patent fees. Simply put, Mozilla Firefox does not support what could be the most popular form of HTML 5 video. This can mean disappointment among potential users of Mozilla Firefox H.264. Good thing there is Microsoft. Microsoft surprisingly created a plug-in for Firefox that allows H.264 playback on Windows 7 hardware. If you’re a user of Windows 7 that comes with Firefox 3.6 or  the latest you can get the plug-in via this download.

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Mozilla’s Firefox 4 – Know the Hot Spots

Written on December 05, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Mozilla is again redefining the browsing experience of people through the unveiling of its newest upgrade---the Firefox 4. The fresh version comes with excellent tweaks and improvements. AllWelike goes straight to the point on the reasons why this browser rocks.

Mozilla’s Firefox has competed well with the top browsers in the world wide web. It dominates at least one-fourth of the Internet market. Mozilla recently disseminated the information that Firefox is ready for an upgrade. It now introduces the Firefox 4 and it promises a new browser experience. The new Firefox is available for Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.

Mozilla shows off Firefox 4 and boast a new development experience for its users. Users can expect major interface upgrades, with dozens of new features and improvements to make the Internet experience superb. To make things clear, AllWeLike listed down the things that make Firefox 4 a sure hit among netizens.

Read the list after the skip.

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Firefox 4 Beta 7: Almost There

Written on November 11, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Firefox 4 Beta 7 is out, and it's an impressive preview of the final release. What are you waiting for? Download it, and don't forget to give its liquored-up simian core a spin.

Firefox 4 Beta 7 is now out with an impressive preview! The new Firefox 4 has let loose the JeagerMonkey engine, enabled hardware graphics acceleration on Mac and Windows, and integrated Sync with Panorama. These leave the new beta with a superb engine for rendering web pages, web apps and games interpretation.

A benchmark test chart and demonstration video are available after the jump.

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F1 for Firefox: Easy Sharing Made Possible

Written on November 11, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Mozilla Firefox now comes with a F1 extension which links and shares you stumbled upon on the web to your social networking profiles. You relay the information you found to social media platforms in a single click.

Mozilla’s Messaging team has launched F1 today. This is a Firefox extension that makes sharing content easier.

F1 gives its users an all-in-one frame above the content they are currently viewing. Once the accounts are all connected, users just need to click the F1 icon on the tool bar to share the page with friends from Facebook, Twitter and Gmail. No need to do multiple clicks. This will interlace social accounts into one with the use of a simpler interface.

F1 is also being expanded. Mozilla’s designer Bryan Clark posted today on the company blog:

“[Eventually], the system should know which sharing service you use, and offer to use those! That will require sharing services to advertise to the browser that they offer a sharing API and the browser to see which services you use.

“Furthermore, sharing is not a standardized activity, so some protocol is likely needed for user agents to offer users the service they want without having to know about all of them.”

Publishers have a ll the rights to experiment on this and interested parties can check out the F1 Wikipedia page for details.

Meanwhile, watch the the demo after the skip.

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