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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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ASUS X101 Aims Linux Tablet Alternative

Written on August 05, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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ASUS's Eee PC X101 will serve as a Linux tablet alternative despite bearing netbook hallmarks.

According to ASUS’ blog post, its Eee PC X101 will serve as an alternative to small laptops despite bearing the hallmark of a netbook. First, at 0.69 inches thin and two pounds in weight, it will be thinner and lighter than a traditional netbook. Second, it runs MeeGo Linux instead of Windows 7. While the latter has been the predominant OS for netbooks over the past few years, MeeGo Linux is more suited to ultrasmall designs which typically doesn’t have the horsepower to run the Microsoft OS efficiently.

Third, the ASUS Eee PC X101 does not have Ethernet ports and VGA.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Finally Reaches FCC, Shipping may Start in November

Written on July 11, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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After being delayed several times, Lenovo is finally ready to ship its IdeaPad U1 sometime in November.

The shipping of Lenovo IdeaPad U1 was often delayed due to multiple reasons. But now that the Android and Windows-based hybrid tablet and net-book combo had successfully reached the FCC through an approval filing, there’s no turning back!

According to a letter attached in the filing, the shipping of the said device will start on November 22. Take note that this date is not yet official, as the filings often give unclear schedules. Though the company won’t be releasing the U1 on that specific date, consumers may assume that they can purchase the device around that range of time. The not-yet-released tablet features an Android system and a 1.3GHz Snapdragon processor.

The IdeaPad U1 was initially publicized last January 2010, but its debut was delayed due to the release of Apple’s iPad. Lenovo updates the tablet using an Android system, instead of Linux OS, in order to stay competitive. Due to series of delays, Lenovo has been able to launch their sequel tablet – the IdeaPad K1 – ahead of U1.

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Windows 7 SP 1 Arrives on Feb. 22

Written on February 12, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Windows 7 SP 1 is coming via Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center on February 22. More tweaks and updates are on the move!

Microsoft’s Windows Communication Manager, Brandon LeBlanc, announced on the Windows Team Blog that the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be mass available on February 22. The update will be available at Microsoft’s Download Center and Windows Update.

The standalone service pack weights at about 500MB for a 64-bit OS version, and includes all previous updates. However, the download can be smaller using the Windows Update, as the rest of the Windows 7 SP 1 only includes minor tweaks.

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HP First Wave of WebOS Tablets Coming March

Written on January 19, 2011 by Chris Martin

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HP's very first webOS tablet is slated to come out this March. And all we can say is "It's about time!"

Looks like HP is finally going to unleash their own version of a webOS tablet. According to reports, Hewlett-Packard (HP) will be shipping millions of notebooks come March of 2011, and this particular shipment includes webOS tablets which are rumored to be the Topaz. HP has ordered Taiwan-based Inventec to start production and shipments in March despite having finished development last 2010, so it seems something is stalling the company from producing the tablet at an earlier time.

It was last August when HP promised that their first webOS tablet will come around early 2011. Looks like HP is about to fulfill that promise. But how will the HP tablet fare against established giants like Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab?

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Study Shows Phone Gaming Gaining Ground vs PSP and DS

Written on December 08, 2010 by Chris Martin

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Nintendo and Sony still reigns supreme the handheld gaming category against smart phones, but for how long?

A recent study from a market research firm named Interpret show that the smart phones, which include a stellar cast of Apple’s iPhone, Google and Android OS tag team, plus new player Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform are steadily gaining the approval as a popular alternative, if not mainstream handheld gaming platform, to DS and PSP.

In a US-based survey that Interpret used in their report, among the 9,000 people interviewed, 44% play games on their phones, a 53.2% increase compared to last year. What’s more mindboggling is 27.2% own both a phone and a PSP and DS.The handheld gaming titans’ popularity dropped by 13% but still dominates the market.

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Fujitsu Shows Off Fancy Prototypes at CEATEC 2010

Written on October 06, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Fujitsu once again set up a booth for this year's CEATEC showing off some fancy prototypes. A flip phone with dual screen and dual-configuration? Why can't this twist be real?

At this year’s CEATEC 2010, Fujitsu shows off fancy concept designs and prototypes, including the dual screen, dual-configuration phone device that you see in the big picture. Also included are Windows 7 slate prototypes that are more attractive than T900. And since everything is just an eye-candy, don’t expect some specs or release date announcements. However, it is still nice to know that Fujitsu thinks of slates, despite the pronouncement of “slate killer” convertible.

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Windows 7’s “Halo” Effect Boosts Customer Satisfaction Score

Written on September 22, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Call it the "Halo" effect, but Microsoft is definitely gaining on consumer satisfaction because of their Widows 7 OS. Continue reading to know how did they do that.

Most PC makers gained ground in the recent customer satisfaction survey, simply because consumers like the Windows 7 more than Vista. According to David VanAmburg, managing director of American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), customers are perceiving the quality of the machine to be user-friendly.

Launched last October, Windows 7 rave reviews by most technology analysts and has been a huge hit for Microsoft by selling 175 million licenses through late July. Aside from being user-friendly, the latest Windows OS also has an improved customer service. Specific findings on the survey states that the company’s support is getting better as manufacturers make better and more reliable machine, and that they are reacting faster to customer queries.

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Microsoft to Hand-Out Windows Phone 7 to its Employees

Written on July 28, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Microsoft’s expert Mary Jo Foley has tweeted a company employee who is bragging about the commitment to hand out Windows Phone 7 devices to each employee of Redmond’s 90,000 plus employees all over the world. A good way to spread the word. Realistically speaking, the cost of this to Microsoft is a drop in the bucket if they can really do this and take advantage of the advertising effect.

This step would be a delight in process if they are sure about this campaign. They should be able to make the complimentary unit solid, hot and working while handing out to employees. Microsoft surely has the work spirit of multitasking when they really are working. Indeed.

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SharpEnviro: The Next Windows Desktop Replacement

Written on July 05, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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People say it's the smart windows desktop replacement. Let's see what makes this app slick and stylish.

The first thing you should note is that the SharpEnviro – dubbed as “SharpE” – is still in beta and is a work in progress. But the SharpE can take your Windows desktop and remix it beautifully! The version 0.7, which is the current unstable version, is now available for download – in beta – for Windows System only. By default, it doesn’t change your Explorer, and the application Windows offers to navigate directories and manage windows. And it seems that you can swap your file manager with SharpE.

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