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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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Desperate Housewives Stars, Emotional in their Last Shooting Day

Written on April 27, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The Desperate Housewives' stars shoot their last episode, last Thursday.

After eight long years, the ladies of Wisteria Lane will finally say goodbye to their viewers. The stars of the long running series, The Desperate Housewives, were emotional during their final shooting day and posted sad tweets in their respective twitter accounts.

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British Tourists Deported For ‘Destroy America’ Twitter Joke

Written on January 31, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Two British tourists barred from entering U.S. over a twitter joke to 'destroy America'.

Two tourists from the U.K. were detained and barred from entering the U.S. over a twitter joke. Leigh Van Bryan, a 20-something Irish national currently residing in Coventry, U.K. was placed on a “One Day Lookout” list by the Department of Homeland Security for posting a suggestive message to ‘destroy America’ and ‘diggin’ up Marilyn Monroe’.

Bryan and his friend Emily Bunting flew to Los Angeles for vacation but were welcomed by Homeland Security Officials. Both were questioned and detained for 12 hours before they were deported back to the U.K.

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Twitter Gets 100 Million Active Users Monthly

Written on September 10, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Twitter's CEO unveiled that the social site gets 100 million active users, along with 55 million monthly visitors on mobile platforms.

Twitter just marked another milestone, as CEO – Dick Costolo – revealed that the micro-blogging service has now attained over 100 million active users logging in once a month and more than 50 million active members per day. According to Costolo, Twitter currently holds a record of 200 million registered users, wherein half of them logs in every month — a number that is up to 82% since the first half of 2011.

The CEO also pointed out Twitter’s growing performance on mobile platforms. Based from his breakdown, there are exactly 55 million users logging into the site from their handsets or tablets every month. Web-based members were also on the rise, as Twitter now has 400 million visitors a month — up from only 250 million at the Q1 of the year. Aside from that, Dick Costolo noted that there are 40% of users who have not tweeted over the last month. “We’re excited about that number,” he says. “That’s super healthy.”

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Twtrland: Telling You Who to Follow

Written on August 12, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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To follow or not to follow? Twtrland will help you answer that burning question.

If you can’t decide on who to follow on Twitter, then this new Twitter Analytics service – Twtrland – is for you! Twtrland converts Twitter streams into detailed profiles, making it easier for you to decide on who to follow. Just plug in the Twitter handle you want to analyze, and Twtrland will build a profile for you.

The Twtrland profile features information like how often is the tweet retweeted, his or her number of tweets per day, a breakdown of tweet contents, most-retweeted tweets, top followers, and sampling of tweets.

According to its official website, they help users in “Deciding if someone is follow-worthy. These are not your real life friends, but people that are supposed to interest you. Hard to decide based on last 10-15 tweets, avatar and description. We go deep in his history, and sum it all up to the simplest profile we could think of to help you decide in a glimpse. To follow or not to follow.”

Although the service is not the most visually stunning at present, and not yet fully operational, Twtrland is still a neat way to lay out and analyze a user’s info.

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Twitter Welcomes its New Search Engine

Written on October 07, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The invasion of social media is unstoppable. Twitter came up with its veru own Search Engine. Discover how this thing works.

I was awoken by Twitter’s new and outstanding architectural framework. In layman’s term, I’m referring to the all new Twitter. The micrblogging site unveiled its Twitter Search.

Twitter is definitely experiencing many upgrades these days. It scales 100% better than the old one, more tweets per second and a lot more improvements. And no, Twitter is no longer under Summize. The 2008 acquisition has long been expired. The search architecture is no longer MySQL based. Six months ago, Twitter decided to make the switch to Lucene, a 10-year-old open-source information retrieval software.

“We rewrote big parts of the core in-memory data structures,” said Busch. “Especially the posting lists, while still supporting Lucene’s standard APIs. The team also improved garbage collection, added lock-free data structures and algorithms and a few other niceties.”

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Twitter Feed: 20 Billion Tweets are Out There

Written on August 04, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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What is happening right now? The GigaTweet counter is running berserk over 20 billion tweets--and around 900 more add up to that per second.

Unofficial tweet count tracker GigaTweet marked the 20 billionth post on the microblogging site yesterday. Not far from the 50 million tweets that Twitter reported earlier this year. The social media site hit the 10 billion mark five months ago and the 15 billion mark just a couple of months ago. Based on the stats on the tracking service’s site, the figure is predicted to balloon to 30 billion after 125 days. Notice that there is not much discrepancy between the official and unofficial counts, so we can say that GigaTweet’s predictions are fairly accurate.

Being the site that beat its own activity records, expect that Twitter is upping its service level to make posting tweets more irresistible ever than before.

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Who to Follow: Twitter has Suggestions for You

Written on August 04, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Reading tweets as they fill up your stream is quite addictive, I tell you. It gets more interesting when your homepage starts accommodating mushroom tweets by the second. You follow more users, you get more fun from Twitter.

This is what the freshest feature on the microblogging site is about. When you sign in to your account, you can find a new link under the “Find People” heading that says “Suggestions for You.” Click that link and it opens up to a displayed set of users that Twitter is recommending to you personally. These users are people being followed by those you are following. It is like other features on other social media sites that tell you who your second degree friends are, which some may find very useful. Talk about useful, Twitter already provided a service that displayed people results next to keyword results early in July. This has helped users discover other–and more–users to follow.

The short-blogging service is also looking forward to having this feature integrated in third-party apps, so they are providing developers with the all-new feature. And, if Twitter gets more income-driven, the feature will soon be followed by one that will make users pay to have more followers. Well, we will have to try the latest feature first, find out who else can we follow on Twitter, and perhaps await if this income-generating self-promotion idea will materialize soon. “Suggestions for You” already seems to promote enough individuals anyway.

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