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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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Wi-Fi Direct: Non-Hotspot Wi-Fi Function

Written on October 26, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Forget Bluetooth, better own the new Wi-Fi Direct. What does it do? It just gives you a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi device. You won't be needing the hotspots anymore. This technology is just awesome!

The Wi-Fi Alliance team has something worthwhile to share to you Wi-Fi fanatics. A news that will start a new trend. It was confirmed that the team produced a non-hotspot Wi-Fi called Wi-Fi Direct that makes connections among devices easy and hassle-free. This project is launched today. Great news, right?

The Wi-Fi Alliance conceptualized the Wi-Fi Direct by simply certifying the standard and guaranteeing inter-operability within devices. It doesn’t require wireless networks because there is a thing called micro-hotspots. This invention will allow devices such as Eye-Fi memory card to beam an image to a wireless printer. Voila! Your cellphone photo is now in hard copy. Then, you might raise concern about the speed. Wi-Fi Direct is based on 802.11b/g/n channels. Plus, the range is inevitable. The future Wi-Fi Direct devices are quite similar to home wireless networks.

This may be the downfall of the Bluetooth, since generally, the Wi-Fi Direct acquires the same function as what the Bluetooth provides.

Here’s a quick rendition of the functionality of Wi-Fi Direct, just click the link:

Wi-Fi Direct from Blake Robinson on Vimeo.

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Verizon Refunds 15 Million Customers

Written on October 04, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Verizon recently faced complaints from 15 million customer about a service that should be free of charge. In return, the company is giving out $50 million worth of refunds to affected customers.

Verizon Wireless realized that 15 million customers had filed charges against a data network use that should be free. The refund ranges from $3-$6 but some will receive more than that.

Don’t get too excited when you receive your bill with a check, it’s just your refund and not anything else. According to Verizon Deputy General Counsel Mary Coyne, these charges were due to the services that should be free of charge. All the refunds will be received by who those didn’t acquire a data plan.

According to The Wall Street Journal, a total of $50 million refunds will be issued.

Here’s the complete statement from Verizon on the issue:

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Windows Phone 7: To Set Foot in Europe on October 21st?

Written on September 27, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The rumors about Microsoft Phone 7 are giving us headaches, but the sight of this marvelous gadget is somewhat a relief.

Rumor has it. The much awaited Windows Phone 7 will set foot on Europe on October 21. This piece of information was tipped offby the sources close to Microsoft.

While innocent until proven guilty, it’s something that makes people excited. Reports had concluded that the definite time of launch is the month of October, and just recently Microsoft announced that they are ready. An initial report from a Spanish website El Economista said that the phones are for release in Spain on the 21st. But there is another report that UK, France, Germany and Italy are also on the list. But nothing was said about the US release.

In addtion, there is also a report that says Microsoft will boast the new phone at a New York City event this October 11. Just then Microsoft will have partnership with a popular London-based radio station to promote the phone in UK.

Are these rumors true? Only time will time.

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Cracking Google-Verizon’s Proposed Open Internet Policy

Written on August 10, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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There's something going on between the advocates of Open Internet and the policy proposed by Google and Verizon. The policy is all about how information should be accessed, prevented and distributed by broadband providers. If you are one of those who rely too much on the Internet, better read the article below.

Google and Verizon released a joint policy proposal to the public for the Open Internet. It outlines how broadband providers can control contents received by their users. The proposal is meant to be a legal framework, intending to please consumers who likes to choose what they can access from the internet and how. But since it is still a compromise, advocates of net neutrality might still have a battle on their hands. The proposition is different from what was written in The New York Times article. If you want to read the framework proposal, we’ve embedded a Scribd hosted policy below.

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LightSquared Will Launch New Wireless Broadband Network in 2011

Written on July 27, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Consumers and businesses will have a lot of options for a wireless broadband service provider starting next year. Will LightSquared be the next big thing?

Starting next year, U.S. consumers and businesses may get more options in wireless services. Harbinger Capital Partners revealed on Tuesday the launch of its new wireless broadband network, LightSquared. It aims to provide competition to the current phone companies.

However, the network have to overcome financial and regulatory obstacles first. LightSquared will just offer data, no conventional cell phone services yet. A user can send phone calls via data connections, but the technology is not yet standardized.

One reason why it’s rare for national wireless carriers to grow is because it’s difficult and expensive to acquire rights to nationwide airwaves. It is also impractical to place calls over satellites compared with cell towers.

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