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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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Encyclopaedia Britannica, To Stop Printing After 244 Year-Run

Written on March 14, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, to cease print production, will focus on their online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools

From our great-grandfathers time to our generation, our libraries were adorned with leather bound copies of the well known Encyclopaedia Britannica. Before the days that internet was used for research, this well loved encyclopedia is the one we turn to when we need answers to our questions. After its 244-year run, Jorge Cauz, the president of the Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., has confirmed to the New York Times, that it will cease their print operations.

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Web Surpasses Newspapers as News Source

Written on March 15, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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For the first time, the web outdone newspapers as a source of local news for the people of United States.

With digital technologies changing the face of the news for at least the last decade, the web finally surpassed physical newspapers as news sources. According to Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, 46% of people says they get their news online at least thrice a week. It surpassed the newspapers for the first time.

More over, the declining revenue and subscriptions for newspapers have resulted to many closures and layoffs. However, Americans don’t seem bothered by the loss of newspapers as a source. In addition to this, Pew Research Center found out that more people are turning to their mobile phones for local news. However, 47% of Americans are interested in practical and real-time information.

Nevertheless, Pew Research Center insists that “Local news remains the vast untapped territory…. No one has yet cracked the code for how to produce local news effectively at a sustainable level.”

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Web-based Android Market and Google Music, Coming with Honeycomb?

Written on February 02, 2011 by B Waldorf

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Are we finally hearing some "Google Music" while browsing apps from a "Web-Based" Android Market?

Last year, we gave you the first hint about Google’s Music Store. Guess what? We might be seeing it soon.

During the last Android-centric event, Google I/O, Google demonstrated some mobile treats. One of the demos was on the Android Market web client which reminds us all of Apple’s iTunes Store. This web-based market lets you grab an app for your desktop or transfer it to your Android device. The other one is a cloud-based music back-up and streaming service. The latter being christened as Google Music.

However, both rumors are said to be getting some support for tomorrow’s Honeycomb event. Techsites like Engadget and Android and Me claimed to gave an insider who claims that Android Market is kicking off alongside Honeycomb. On the other hand, BusinessWeek reports Andy Rubin will be in charge of introducing Google Music.

Well, let’s just wait and see.

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Many URL shorteners are slow and unreliable and make the web substantially slower

Written on March 18, 2010 by AllWeLike

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The dutch website monitoring company WatchMouse has analyzed 14 major URL shortening services with quite disheartening results. It turned out that only goo.gl and twt.tl had a perfect uptime record between 02/14/2010 and 03/16/2010, the other analyzed sites had minor uptime issues whiles snurl.com and tr.im had uptime below 99%.

Performance analyze that was performed during the same time period showed that most URL shorteners are very slow. While most of the add half a second to the time it takes to open a link, Facebook’s own URL shortener fb.me has been the slowest, only Google’s goo.gl and youtu.be are really fast and both average around 350 miliseconds.

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