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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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Twitter Might Buy TweetDeck

Written on April 19, 2011 by R. Depp

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Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck for $30 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

TweetDeck is among the most popular third-party clients of Twitter, with versions for desktop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The app displays Tweets, @mentions and direct messages, together with a user’s Facebook updates all in real-time and in one screen. TweetDeck can also support feeds from other social media sites like MySpace, LinkedIn and Foursquare.

Although TweetDeck never revealed how many users it has, the U.K. based company seems to be one of the best tools of obsessive “power users” of social media. TweetDeck was previously reported to be in talks to sell for $30 million to UberMedia, but Twitter apparently saw the opportunity to steal the deal.

Why would Twitter want to get TweetDeck from UberMedia anyway?

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UberTwitter Out, UberSocial In

Written on February 21, 2011 by R. Depp

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In accordance with the rules of Twitter, UberMedia dropped the name UberTwitter and changed it to UberSocial.

Since UberTwitter was suspended, UberMedia CEO Bill Gross thought of a great remedy to the problem: create a new app and name it UberSocial.

The suspension took place since Twitter is not pleased with apps with names that resemble their own name. Here’s the official statement of Gross about the change in name:

PASADENA, CA – February 18, 2011 – Early Friday morning, Twitter shut off access to its service by several of our Twitter client applications: UberTwitter, Twidroyd, and UberCurrent. Twitter then notified us that they believed we were in violation of several provisions of their terms of service.

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