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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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Blackberry Torch: The Failure is Not in the Figures but in the Great Expectations

Written on August 19, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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In its first three days in the market, only 150,000 people brought home a Blackberry Torch. Only 150,000? Sales-wise, the figure is not at all groundlicking. But the problem lies entirely at RIM's sales talk.

A collective voice touting the Torch as a massive failure is what puts it in the news, not the unit sales. Selling 150,000 handsets is, in fact, not at all bad when compared to other major releases last year. Sprint Evo 4G hit numbers just as many, while Palm Pre-managed sold thrice less than this.

What RIM did not rival is the iPhone. Apple got customers by the million, and some 1.7 million of them brought home their iPhones during the launch. So where does the Blackberry Torch’s problem lie?

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