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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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Microsoft Apologizes for Their Remembering Amy Winehouse Tweet

Written on July 26, 2011 by Lulu

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Microsoft apologizes to Amy Winehouse's fans for their tweet that seems to be purely commercially motivated.

After tweeting through their account for Xbox to remember the recently deceased musician – Amy Winehouse – by buying her last album at Zune, the company received multiple Twitter flak.

After an hour of retweets along with comments such as “classy,” “crass much?” and “Microsoft- failing at social media,” the company followed their earlier tweet: “Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated,” it said. “Far from the case, we assure you.”

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Obsolete Hardwares That Should Embrace Open Source

Written on May 07, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Fighting insider listed six deceased gadgets that could have become hobbyist favorites, if their makers had embraced open source.

MAKE’s recent post calls the companies’ attention that it would be better to make a product line open source, instead of killing it. There are ahead-of-their-time gadgets that could be capable of doing amazing stuff, if only opened to the right people. Gadgets that were canned, but with lots of potential, could have been an […]

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Microsoft Bids Goodbye to Zune Players

Written on March 16, 2011 by B Waldorf

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R.I.P. Zune. You'll always be remembered.

For Microsoft, no more Zune devices in the future. But worry not, Zune will still live as software of future smartphones from the company.

Microsoft declined to comment on the future of Zune, but a statement to Bloomberg said that it remains “committed to supporting our devices in North America.”

Zune was born in the last quarter of 2006 with the goal of smashing Apple’s iPod. Unfortunately, the device did not reach the target sales levels and the iPod stayed on top of it all.

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