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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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Windows 8 to Drop the Start Button

Written on February 06, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Windows 8 'Consumer Preview' reveals missing 'Start Button'.

Windows 8 ‘Consumer Preview’ has revealed a major change to its UI with the disappearance of the ‘Start Button’. The Start Button which was first introduced with Windows 95, is one of the operating system’s most frequently used buttons.

Previous builds have revealed that the button has been flattened to match its new Metro styling but according to some newly leaked images of the ‘Consumer Preview of Windows 8, it seems that Windows is making a bold move of not including it in its upcoming version of its OS.

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Windows 8 Tablets, to Support Flash?

Written on September 20, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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If tablets running on Windows 8 will be a hit, would a Flash support be essential?

After Microsoft’s previous announcement that the Internet Explorer browser in Windows 8′s Metro interface wouldn’t support plug-ins, Adobe stated that it expects tablets and PCs running the said OS to support Flash “just fine.”

The latter also added on its Adobe Flash Platform Blog that the operating system would support rich web-based games and premium videos. However, Microsoft stated that it worked hard to let Metro rely on older technologies as little as possible. Thus, they concentrated on the latest web technology, the HTML 5.

That said, Adobe pointed out that users will still be able to access Flash content via Windows desktop interface rather than the Metro. Hence, people using the standard computer to browse the Internet are unlikely to be affected. However, viewing Flash content is not going to be easy on tablets that take advantage of the Metro interface. As such, Adobe hopes to get around this problem through its AIR platform — as it does with current tablets based on Android, iOS and BlackBerry tablet OS.

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Windows 8: An Integral Part to Intel’s Strategy

Written on September 13, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Intel is counting on Microsoft's Windows 8 to bring them to a new ground in the PC market.

As reported by PC World, Intel will be showcasing how well will Windows 8 runs on its new Atom processors at the Intel Developer Forum and Microsoft’s BUILD conference. As the champion of Ultabooks, Intel relies heavily on Windows 8 and how well-received it will be on tablets. That said, it will mean a good thing for the chip manufacturer giant if the new OS can grab significant market share.

However, ARM – who already have a major presence in the tablet market – is also counting on Microsoft’s Windows 8 to lead them to the PC market. In fact, the Big Red already announced that their platform will be able to run off ARM chips. Hence, both Intel and ARM have to concede some share in their original strongholds while gaining new ground in the market.

Are you excited to see what Microsoft will be bringing to the table with its Windows 8? Share your insights by leaving a comment.

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Windows 8 Comes with Improved Copying, Moving and Renaming Files

Written on August 25, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Windows 8 now has an improved copying, renaming, moving and deleting files management system.

Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows and Windows Live, announced their planned improvements for Windows 8 in a blog post. The company’s major redesign of its flagship operating system is said to have improved copying, moving, renaming and deleting files. Windows 8 will be designed to run on tablets, laptops and desktops with a home screen featuring optimized tiles for touchscreens.

Alex Simons, director of program management in Windows’ engineering team, said in the blog post: “There are some pretty cluttered and confusing parts of the Windows 7 copy experience. For Windows 8, we want to make sure that using these core file management commands, which we collectively refer to as ‘copy jobs,’ is a great experience.”
That said, Windows 8 developers are creating one place to manage and monitor all copy jobs, providing people more control of copy operations.

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Microsoft Officially Unveils the Windows 8

Written on June 02, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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At long last! Microsoft gives its users a preview of the upcoming Windows 8.

Last Wednesday at the D9 Conference, Microsoft officially unveils the upcoming Windows 8. The preview presents an interface that is radically akin to Windows Phone 7. Optimized for a Touch UI, the Windows 8 features a Start Screen that is similar to the Start Menu of WP7. It also launches applications and displays live information. Microsoft also shows how a users can switch and resize different Windows.

In addition to this, Windows 8 will support legacy apps and applications written in HTML5 and JavaScript. However, it is still unsure whether ARM support for legacy apps will be available, as well as Silverlight.

To learn more about Microsoft’s Windows 8, check out the video after the skip.

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Windows 8, Coming this 2013?

Written on January 26, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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WZOR just leaked out Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 OS. Are we really going to see the Windows 8 on January 2013?

According to a leaked information acquired by a Russian website, WZOR, Microsoft’s Windows 8 might be out on January 2013. Based on the internal road map that WZOR acquired, Microsoft will continue the development of Windows 8 Milestone 3 by March.

After that, the company will release two public beta, followed by dispensing a Release Candidate. Then three months after that, Microsoft will deliver a Release to Manufacturing build of Windows 8. Finally, the Windows 8 will reach the General Availability phase on January 7, 2013.

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