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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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FaceMash: The Facebook Prototype is Up for Auction

Written on October 06, 2010 by B Waldorf

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If you've watched the Social Network movie then you surely know what FaceMash.com is. For those who does not know, FaceMash is the prototype of your favorite social media, Facebook. It's now up for auction for $8,000.

We stumbled upon a site that says FaceMash.com is up for auction on Flippa. FaceMash is the Facebook prototype created by Mark Zuckerberg in his Harvard dorm room in one October night of 2003.

The doamin name was once under Harvard and splattered on the web pages are photos of women from the university. Visitors are then asked to select the prettiest. Allegedly, it attracted 450 visitors and generated 22,000 page views on its first night. But as what universities must do, Harvard pulled them out several days later. Now its still attracts a good amount of 600 visitors per month and after the movie, “The Social Network” it’s now up to 1,000 hits per day.

The domain name is listed at $8,000 and with zero bids.

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The Social Network Tops the Box Office

Written on October 04, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Even though The Social Network received tremendous criticisms, it did not stop them from to conquer the weekend box office.

The Social Network was unrelenting this weekend. Pulling a $23 million on its premiere surely makes Sorkin and Fincher’s film a success. It was definitely a weekend box office.

The film has received numerous positive reviews from critics. Even the critic site, Metacritic ranks it as 97 out of 100. Exemplary and quite exceptional grade.

The USA Today take notes that ticket sales might improve because the film has took its aim on the demographic side. The popularity of Facebook will add up to the fame as well as those who are concern enough to know the background of the favorite social network.

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Kevin Rose and the Drama behind Digg

Written on September 30, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The captain who gave us Digg is trapped in the grapevine of rumors. Gossips say that the founder is fed up with his creation and the things which surrounds it. How true that he wouldn't be the CEO by 2011?

According to the announcement at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event today, Digg founder Kevin Rose has reached the end of his patience when it comes to his product.

Rose said that he wanted to accept an $80 million acquisition offer made during the peak and popularity of his site, but the board members turned down the offer.

The “New Digg”, a fourth major iteration of the site and the first with a real set of new built ins in 3 years would have been a victory. But the dissatisfaction of users made it a disaster. Traffic was slumping, staff members lay off and new CEOs entering and moving out.

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The Social Network Movie Deserves the “Like” Button

Written on September 20, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The Social Network, the film about our beloved Facebook, should be given billions of "likes." Discover how the genius people behind the popular social network site found billion friends and few enemies.

Mark Zuckerberg and his famous social networking site, Facebook, gets in to Hollywood via The Social Network Movie.

The story revolves around the Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerburg. While sitting on his computer he suddenly develops a brilliant idea. Behind the door of his dorm room is now the biggest, and most popular social networking and communications interface, that is, Facebook. Six years later, plus 500 million friends, he became the world’s youngest billionaire. But potential threats to both personal and legal complication followed.

The film was directed by David Fincher and screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. It gives you the idea that gaining 500 billion friends comes with a few enemies.

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The All-New Twitter is Here

Written on September 15, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Behold guys, the new Twitter is ready to conquer and change your social media experience.

Twitter announced today that they are making a new web interface to their site. And some users might experience the new look as early as tonight, though the company noted that they “will roll out as a preview over the next several weeks.” The news about the company’s plans to integrate multimedia to stream leaked earlier today, but the redesigned Twitter isn’t just the deal. A further change will resemble a sophisticated web application. Twitter also released a version for iPad app.

Multimedia partners are composed of 16 different companies, namely: DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.

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In Five Years–The Social Media

Written on September 09, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Then: The social media existed as minor communities in a web browser. Now: The social media has hit a universal status from across the web to mobile devices.

The rise of social media has changed technology’s climate so drastically our forecast says decline in intensity and density will not be felt for five more years, at the least.

A fearless forecast: The rise of the social media service pantheons–Facebook, Twitter and YouTube–has been progressive. But Internet investors, whose multiplication simulated with those of the social media, are looking forward to leveraging the three pantheons instead of conjuring the next big social network.

Drastic shifts should also be expected in the use of certain kinds of media, such as radio and television. A comparative shift to what happened with print at the turn of the millenium. The prevalence of proofs are in the consecutive releases of Blip.tv, Roku, Google TV and Apple TV.

The apparent trend goes by way of interconnectivity. The current appreciation for location sharing apps gives significant implications. That five years from now, we are still be treading the social media-blazed trails. Much of what we know today will serve as launchpad to what will happen in the future, only we will be surveying a more expanded field when that time comes.

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HootSuite Services is Moving to a Freemium Model

Written on August 15, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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The most loved social network organizer, HootSuite, is serious about making money. To prove that, they are heading their way to the freemium model. So, how much are you willing to pay to organize and empower your brand?

HootSuite announced yesterday that their services are moving to a freemium model. However, 95 percent of its current user base can still use the basic free account. But an upgrade to one of its pro account ($ 5 – 100 every month) is required for many small and medium-sized businesses. A pro account will allow them to use some of the most loved features like multiple team members and the capability to manage more than five social networks. other perks include an ad-Free UI, real-time support, Google Analytics integration and vanity short URLs. HootSuite also offers an Enterprise Account for $1499/month. This includes everything in the pro account, plus high-end enterprise support, VIP staff training and follower insights.

If you are going to use a powerful social network organizer like HootSuite, how much are you willing to pay? Leave you opinion in the comments.

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The Use of Social Media: UK Has It Big Time

Written on July 30, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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One out of three adults in the UK says he cannot live without the web. Yes, it is true, web browsing is now the most favorite past-time in the state. Let the consolidated figures tell you the story.

Social media has become a trusted source of information in the UK – a phenomenon that is no longer new. An insight into the online participations of the state in 2009 revealed large percentages of its people adhering to the social networking lifestyle. Halfway through 2010, the figures have shot up higher.

Eighty-five percent of UK’s 61 million people are online users. 64% owns accounts in a social network. Come to think of it, Facebook has 500 million users. 29.4 million have paid a visit to one of Facebook and its contemporary sites. Can someone start doing the Math here?

We have not mentioned yet the other data that one of Ireland’s online PR and social media outfits, Simply Zesty, has provided in its nice statistical video of Britain’s up-to-date social media facts. We believe these figures can reflect the growing consumption of online information all over the world. Communication via the web has risen up to the significance of the television in the mid-1900s. Online media is now the platform one in three UK adults cannot live without. It can also be true in your place, wherever you are reading this from.

Make sure you do not miss the stats on this video. It has been nicely put up by the PR group.

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