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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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YouTube Search Now Features “Filter & Explore”

Written on April 06, 2011 by R. Depp

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YouTube has upgraded its search options, adding a new feature called “Filter & Explore”

Now, instead of getting the usual display of options below the search box, YouTube users will now be greeted with a simpler Filter & Explore option (or only Filter, when YouTube doesn’t have sufficient additional Explore links) when they perform a search on the site. Once the new option is clicked, users are offered a number of filters to make the search more specific and precise.

For example, when a user types “Lady Gaga” in the search box, the query can be narrowed down to searching for newly uploaded videos, or those that are most viewed or those in HD.

In addition, the Explore options on the right allow users to search for similar artists. The user can either search for them by clicking on their names or adding them to the current search. This is done by clicking on the  “+” symbol, which appears on the right side of the page when the cursor is hovered above an artist’s name. For a manual search, search topics must be separated with a comma.

Likewise, the added topics can also be removed by also hovering over them and clicking on them in the “Search Results for:” area.

Meanwhile, video sorting options are placed on the far right of the YouTube window.

The new feature is currently launched only in YouTube’s U.S.-English interface.

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YouTube Teams up with Facebook and Twitter with ‘fflick’

Written on January 29, 2011 by B Waldorf

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“The fflick team will help us build features to connect you with the great videos talked about all over the web, and surface the best of those conversations for you to participate in,” ---Shiva Rajaraman, YouTube group product manager

Last week, Google acquired the startup fflick. The main reason behind the move? Social Networking.

The “fflick” startup is designed to aggregate conversations regarding videos happening on both Facebook and Twitter. Google confirmed that they purchased fflick with the reason that:

“The fflick team will help us build features to connect you with the great videos talked about all over the web, and surface the best of those conversations for you to participate in,” according to Shiva Rajaraman, the YouTube group product manager.

The entry states that there are more than 400 tweets per 60 seconds containing YouTube links and Facebook users watch more that 150 years’ worth of YouTube flicks.

Fflick was formed in 2010 by former Digg employees.

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Say Hello to YouTube’s New Homepage

Written on January 24, 2011 by B Waldorf

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"So the goal of this experiment was to put more of an emphasis on videos for you." ---YouTube Team

If you open YouTube, you will notice a newly revamped homepage smiling right on your screen. This is no longer a test layout change, because YouTube declares it official.

The general aim of the new webpage is to make browsing and watching videos easy for you. On their blog, YouTube gave a clear statement about the changes made:

You may have noticed we’ve been experimenting with a new YouTube homepage. After countless user studies and community surveys, one thing came in loud and clear: the homepage in its current form doesn’t mean much to most of you, and could be more personally relevant. So the goal of this experiment was to put more of an emphasis on “videos for you.”

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YouTube’s Life in a Day Gets a Matrix Gallery

Written on September 07, 2010 by B Waldorf

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YouTube's Life in a Day project received a whooping 80,000 entries. Check out the official gallery put up by Ridley Scott and his team.

YouTube has already launched an official gallery that shows off 80,000 submissions it has received as a part of its Life in a Day project.

The gallery can be viewed on a 3D sphere. These submissions were categorized by their locations, time of the day, mood type of place where it was shot plus a lot more.

The Life in a Day project started last July by movie producer Ridley Scott. He produced movies like Blade Runner and Gladiator. The goal of the project is for YouTube users to film a day in their precious lives and upload it on YouTube. There were around 80,000 entries.

YouTube says that the film editor and director Kevin Macdonald and the rest of his team will be adding up more to the gallery after they’ve sorted out videos.

Macdonald is going to team up with Joe Walker and a research team to review the footages as it is edited for the final cut. The final film will be featured as a length project produced by Ridley Scott and will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

The project is similar to the Recording Academy which Grammy.com used this year. If you were one of the 80,000 who sent a video or participated in this project, please share your thoughts.

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YouTube Launches its First Hit Chart

Written on August 19, 2010 by B Waldorf

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YouTube brings the hottest 100 video everyday for the viewers to watch.

Finally, YouTube has announced its newest feature. A new section called the YouTube Charts.

The feature will update you on the latest trending video. More or less it is like the Billboard Hit Chart that displays the top 100 videos of the world. As if counting down which video made it to number 1.

We are thinking that it would be a great competition between Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, as well as other non-music related videos that are really starts the trends on the big tube.

The YouTube Charts filter top videos via categories. You can view the videos who got the most number of views, the one with most like and the one being subscribed the most over the past days, weeks, months and all time. You will get to see the top 100 videos of each category. This means the YouTube Charts will feature 900 videos and specific channels every day.

The “most subscribed” section will give us the individual and production channel popularity at the given time.

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