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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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Arieso Reveals iPhone 4S Uses Twice As Much Data As iPhone 4

Written on January 06, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Study reveals that iPhone 4S uses twice as much data as the previous iPhone model.

Arieso, a company that optimizes mobile network and performance has released a study that reveals that Apple’s latest iPhone model, iPhone 4S consumes “twice as much data as the previous iPhone model, and even more than IPad tablets due to increasing use of online services like the virtual personal assistant Siri” the report says.

It also reveals that the iPhone 4’s data consumption is only 1.6 higher than the iPhone 3G, while iPad 2 consumes 2.5 times more data than the iPhone 3G.

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AT&T, Sprint, Samsung and T-mobile confirm use of Carrier IQ

Written on December 02, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Know which mobile carriers and handset makers use Carrier IQ 'rootkit'

If Carrier IQ and the controversies surrounding it are starting to bother you, then it might be best to keep an eye out and start learning more about it. It’s only natural if you’re starting to feel a little creeped out for something that could monitor almost every action you perform with your mobile device and comes pre-installed in more than 141 million handsets worldwide.

It wasn’t that long before the news broke out about Carrier IQ, a mobile logging software and the privacy issues that surround it and now people are starting to get alarmed while major companies have already started to keep their hands clean by addressing the issue.

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Motorola Droid 4 official photos and specs unveiled

Written on November 28, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Motorola's upcoming Droid 4 official pics and spec sheet unveiled, reveals similarities with the Droid RAZR.

Motorola and Verizon’s exciting new addition to the Droid series is finally unveiled. Thanks to the good folks at Droid-Life, we have these “official” photos and specs of the upcoming Motorola Droid 4. These newly-leaked images and full spec sheet reveals certain similarities with the Droid RAZR but has a slightly smaller 4.0” qHD screen and a 5-row, edge-lit slideout QWERTY keyboard.

It runs on a powerful dual-core 1.2GHZ processor and has full compatibility with the Lapdock 100 and Lapdock 500 pro and comes with full support for 4G LTE connectivity. This exciting follow-up to last year’s Droid 2 and Droid 3, is expected to hit stores on December 8, sharing the same release date with Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus.

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Droid Bionic’s Video Ad Features its Sci-Fi Origin

Written on September 11, 2011 by Lulu

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Verizon tells you how Motorola came up with Droid Bionic in a sci-fi video ad.

Verizon released a video advertisement which showcases a Matrix-style myth on how Motorola came up with their Droid Bionic.

In the said 60-second video ad, a leather-clad woman fights four giant droids – each bigger than the previous one – and picks off parts from each. These parts include a camera, a processor and a tube reading “4G LTE,” which she then implants into a table where Droid Bionic came up.

Droid Bionic became available in Verizon stores Thursday, later than its original release date. Verizon’s futuristic approach is in keeping with another ad it released for Motorola’s Xoom tablet.

Check out the video ad after the leap.

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Verizon Wireless Won’t Release a Samsung Galaxy S II Variant

Written on August 27, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Sources close to the company claimed that Verizon will not launch the Samsung Galaxy S II for their network.

Samsung has just confirmed that it will not launch the anticipated Galaxy S II smartphone on Verizon Wireless. Sources have hinted that the manufacturer will soon publicize this announcement, and would state that the device would only be released on other major wireless carriers — including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

Up to now, it is still vague why the two companies have decided not to work together, even after Samsung’s Droid Charge has appeared on Verizon last May.

Samsung has indeed attained the highest sales rate in the smartphone market in 2010, comprising almost 13% of all the smartphone sales. However, having the lack of partnership with Verizon and the fact that Samsung is facing certain preliminary injunction issues from Apple, the growth of their future devices might be affected.

The Samsung Galaxy S II had already sold over 5 million units in just 85 days after its launching in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The Sprint version of the smartphone will then be available for $199 with a two-year contract.

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Rumor: Sprint to Offer Apple’s iPhone 5 in October

Written on August 24, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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WSJ claims that Sprint, along with AT&T and Verizon, will be offering the iPhone 5 in mid-October.

Whether it’s real or just another rumor, this report would certainly catch the attention of most iPhone consumers. The Wall Street Journal had recently announced that Sprint will offer the 5th-generation iPhone once it has been released in “mid-October”, making it the third U.S. carrier to sell the iPhone 5, following AT&T and Verizon.

Sprint, one of the nation’s largest wireless service provider, is said to be the third to receive the anticipated device after Apple launched with AT&T in 2007 and with Verizon this year. Perhaps this is a good way to save the company from being left behind by Verizon and AT&T/T-Mobile’s merging.

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Motorola Droid Bionic, Tagged at $300 on its Launch

Written on August 21, 2011 by Lulu

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Motorola's droid Bionic is said to be released on September 8, and it might cost $300.

Verizon might give the Motorola Droid Bionic a very expensive asking price when they ship the handset in. A leaked internal note has the least advertised price at $300 on contract, or as much as the Droid Charge. Android Central’s copy also penned in a September 8 release date.

The said pricing ties it for the most expensive Verizon’s phone and could put it out of contention versus the iPhone 5, which is expected to be released a few weeks later. Apple might start off the iPhone 5 with a price tag of $199. Motorola, like others, may need to charge a premium for first generation LTE hardware. How much of that pricing in Verizon’s versus Motorola’s is still unclear.

The remade Droid Bionic will be Verizon’s first dual-core 4G phone and, in a break from the pack, will use a TI OMAP processor instead of the usual Tegra 2. It also have a 4.3 inch 540×960 screen that might make it one of the visually richer models. It will also be on par in cameras with 8 megapixels at the back and at least a VGA resolution camera at the front.

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FCC Revealed Motorola’s Droid Bionic

Written on August 08, 2011 by Lulu

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FCC revealed Motorola's new Droid Bionic on weekend, along with some information about the said device.

The new Droid Bionic from Motorola was shown in the newly published FCC filing. The user manual displays a “global phone” section, claiming that the Android 2.3 device has a GSM hardware for world roaming. If this certain information is true, then it will be Verizon’s first LTE-based phone usable with voice outside of the US.

The filing also confirmed that the new Bionic is the Targa itself.

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Pegatron’s Plan to Be the Second iPhone 5 Supplier, Still on Track

Written on August 03, 2011 by Lulu

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Pegatron declared that they are still on track with their plan to be the second iPhone 5 Supplier.

Pegatron’s plan to be the second company to supply iPhone 5 is still on track. The said firm’s order is now expected to be 10 million, instead of the earlier hinted 15 million. However, it will still release the said device in September. The information slightly contradicts the rumor that Apple’s new smartphone may not appear until October, since Pegatron would be shipping directly to Apple and customers.

As the primary manufacturer of CDMA iPhones, Pegatron is widely known to the manufacturing base. However, it’s just a runner-up to Foxconn that handles GSM iPhones. The revelations from Verizon which stated that iPhone 5 is probably a dual-mode phone may turn Pegatron’s production into a compliment instead of a vital responsibility. This kind of strategy might prevent the chronic shortages and international delays to occur.

Irrespective of the iPhone plans, Pegatron is hoping to increase its responsibility to include the iPad and Macs. iPhone margins are said to be small and leave the company eager to diversify its contracts. Pegatron was ASUS’ original manufacturing wing and still produces notebooks for ASUS and other companies until today. These includes 8 to 10 million planned for Acer for next year.

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The iPhone 5: Igniting Four-way Battle on Carriers

Written on July 08, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are battling over Apple's iPhone 5, even though the handset is yet to hit the shelves.

Regardless on who’s going to be iPhone 5’s carrier, a four-way fight is already brewing prior to the handset’s arrival in the market. Verizon is already bragging that it can let you talk and surf with the iPhone 4, while AT&T boasts about its superior network. Moreover, a price war is also coming. But just wait until Apple’s iPhone 5 also surfaces on Sprint and T-Mobile.

With the arena being drawn already, posted after the jump are the iPhone 5 points that carriers should be concerned about.

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