Daily Tech reported that NASA study showed how Arctic sea ice thinned between the winters of 2004 and 2008. According to the satellite measurements, the ice has been thinning at a rate of 7 inches per year for a total of 2.2 feet in the last year. Multi-year ice, meanwhile, shrunk by 42 percent. Ice cover, meanwhile decreased 595,000 square miles (nearly the size of Alaska’s land area!!)
The new study is much more accurate than previous studies that estimated ice volume based on area. The team says a combination of recent global warming and anomalies in patterns of sea ice circulation are to blame for the melting sea ice.
So.. please raise awareness of global warming!!
Source: Daily Tech
CBS News reported that two new studies found that a morning cup of coffee might help treat or prevent memory loss.
“Their thinking is that actually the caffeine worked by decreasing the inflammation in the brain, cuts down on the buildup of protein we see in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease.”
For more details about the research, please click here
Sony Walkman is the biggest hit gadget in 80s and today is its birthday! According to the InfoWorld,
The first Walkman, the TPS-L2, cost ¥33,000 in Japan and US$200 in the U.S., but despite the relatively high price tag the reception was enthusiastic. In 1980 The Wall Street Journal called the Walkman “one of the hottest new status symbols around” and noted that prospective U.S. owners faced a month-long wait because of a backlog in orders.
I just learned that the guy whom I have seen VERY OFTEN on the commercials to sell all kinds of products which he was salesmen for just passed away.
I’ve seen him for years but never known his name until now. His name is Billy Mays. He was funny but good on the commercials. The most notable commercial he did probably is for OxiClean.
On June 29, after an initial autopsy on Mays’ body, Dr. Vernard Adams, the Hillsborough County, Florida medical examiner, stated that Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease and that heart disease was the likely cause of his death. However, a final determination as to the cause of death would not be made until toxicology and tissue tests were complete.
RIP .. Billy Mays.. You can sell anything!
Source: Washington Post
Microsoft’s new strategy to boast up the sales is to offer 50% Windows 7 upgrade version. This is very very good deal! Many websites are participating in this promotion. You can pre-order from BestBuy.com or Amazon.com.
It’s only $49.99 for home premium version and $99.99 for the professional premium version. The Windows 7 will be officially released on October 22.
It’s such a sad news to hear that Michael Jackson passed away yesterday. As of now, we don’t know exactly what really happened to him until we saw results from an autopsy on him later today.
This morning I just had discussed with Tar (a friend of mine in Bangkok) about iPhone versus BlackBerry. Which one is better or is the winner? Tar admitted that he is now rooting for the iPhone resort. So do I declare that I am taking on BlackBerry side… hahaha. We kept debating to each other. I admitted that I did not like any other BB’s models except the Curve. I do like the fact that iPhone offers more applications. But, for personal purpose of use, I still want to pick BlackBerry over the iPhone. I think there are a few things that I cannot live if I have to use an iPhone. But for Curve, it suits me well at this point.
Anyhow, to backup my vision and thoughts, I decide to blog about how well BlackBerry is doing in the market now. The news has confirmed that Research in Motion (RIM)’s BlackBerry is the one to beat. Yeahh…!
International Data Corp’s Mobile Phone Tracker data puts Research In Motion at more than half of the smartphone marketshare for the first quarter of 2009: that 55.3 percent share compared to a 19.5 percent share for Apple’s iPhones. That’s a dramatic surge from two quarters earlier, when BlackBerry devices hung on to 40.4 percent and Apple had 30.1 percent, according to IDC.
A recent survey by Yankee Group revealed that of 41 percent of Americans who planned to buy a smartphone for their next phone, half were planning on a BlackBerry — is versatility. Sure, BlackBerry phones have reliable features and an entire app store, BlackBerry App World. But where iPhones and other flashy smartphones are often tethered to one wireless carrier in the United States — iPhone is exclusively AT&T, for example — all of the major carriers support at least one BlackBerry.
Hmmm.. this is not good. The swine flu started to create a new strain. The fox news reported that the scientists uncovered the new strain after examining samples from a patient who was hospitalized in Sao Paulo in April. The 26-year-old, who developed flu symptoms after returning from Mexico, has since made a full.
The variant has been called A/Sao Paulo/1454/H1N1 by the Adolfo Lutz Bacteriological Institute, which compared it with samples of the H1N1 swine flu from California.
But.. don’t panic just yet. It was not yet known whether the new strain causes more severe infections than the current H1N1 strain. So.. BE SAFE!!
Since I got my BlackBerry Curve 8900, I’ve become more a texting person. I would reply all my emails through BlackBerry, text SMS and MMS. Some might claim that the Curve keyboard is too small, but I think it’s OK for me. I have NO problem with it.
This morning I read the news about a texting competition arragned by L.G. National Texting Chapionship in New York on Tuesday. I used to hear about typing the typewriter contents before, but not texting contenst by using a ell phone. Surprisingly, a 15 year-old girl won the $50,000 grand prize. She claimed that she texted 500 messages a day!
There were all kinds of weird challenges. One of them was blindfolding while texting. Another round tested contestants’ basic of texting acronyms. And the end, it was a tiebreaker. Two girls had to text this text:
Zippity Dooo Dahh Zippity Ayy…MY oh MY, what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine Comin’ my way….Zippitty Do Dah Zippity Aay! WondeRful Feeling Wonderful day!”
The winner was Kate Moore of Des Moines, Iowa.
Congratulations!! Read more details about the news from CNN
I just noticed that the price of MacBook Pro has been reduced. The new MacBook Pro comes with more options to choose with lower prices and better battery life. This is awesome!! I always dream to get one of MacBook Pro, but the price is always ridiculously expensive. Now, it looks like more affordable. The 13″ MacBook Pro looks nice!! 7-hours battery life sounds so GREAT!
For college students, Apple offers a free iPod Touch if you get a Mac too. What a deal!