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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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Yahoo Hits Rock Bottom; Goodbye for Delicious?

Written on December 20, 2010 by R. Depp

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It might be a sad conclusion for Yahoo as the website continues to crumble and its bookmarking site, Delicious, is also not doing any good as well.

With the series of unfortunate events rolling in, it seems that Yahoo is ready to drop Delicious.  This move might be an advantage for Delicious since there has been no major improvement since Yahoo brought the site in 2005. However, this is not bound to happen anytime soon as the company claimed in their statement. “We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users,” the company said in a statement. “We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.”

Meanwhile, TechCrunch mentioned that Yahoo has “hit rock botoom.” And if anyone remembers the infamous “Peanut Butter Manifesto” of former senior vice president Brad Garlinghouse, it looks as though the company is off to a bad end.

So what’s next for Yahoo? The merge with AOL may save them from a tragic death. It still not the end but people are hoping that the once-kings of the dot-com can sit back again on its throne.

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AOL Plans to Buy Yahoo?

Written on October 14, 2010 by B Waldorf

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AOL and various companies are rumored to have been planning to buy search engine Yahoo. How true? The Wall Street Journal is kind of sure about it, but we can never can tell.

Just today, the Wall Street Journal reported that AOL and several venture firms are planning to buy Yahoo. The Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group are also rumored to be present on the deal itself. As of the moment, AOL’s market value is one tenth of Yahoo. The revolving rumor is that the two companies are planning to merge.

If you happen to remember, way back, Microsoft issued an unsolicited bid to buy the company. So this just means that the rumors might be well, true.

The rumors about Yahoo has never been this interesting. To think, what are AOL’s motives in doing this? Recently, the company acquired tech blog site TechCrunch.

What do you think this companies are up to?

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Google Search Blocked in China : False Alarm

Written on August 03, 2010 by B Waldorf

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You can relax now. Machine error caused the blockage of Google search in China.

We’re really glad about this. There is an official proclamation from Google regarding the “Google Search blocked in China” article, that this is a false alarm. A month ago, the government of China didn’t like the auto redirect to Google Hong Kong. So Google put up a watered-down engine so they won’t shut down on mainland China.

Here’s an email from Google courtesy of TechCrunch:

“Because of the way we measure accessibility in China, it’s possible that our machines could overestimate the level of blockage. That seems to be what happened last night when there was a relatively small blockage. It appears now that users in China are accessing our properties normally. Please also note that the dashboard is not a real time tool.”

It says that there was error in their mechanism which caused the miscommunication. The dashboard didn’t get updated in real time and probably, it lead to this issue. According to Google these are all false alarm and there is nothing more to add about that. We heard it from the source.

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