Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HTC announces world’s first GSM/WiMAX mobile phone

HTC is debatably the most innovative company when it comes to mobile phones, in exacting those running the Windows Mobile operating system. Today, they announced the HTC MAX 4G device that is the world’s first GSM/WiMAX headset. The device will be obtainable in Russia on the Yota Mobile WiMAX network. The device appears similar to the super high-end HTC Touch HD that was recently bare with a large 3.8 inch 800×480 display and touch screen interface. The HTC MAX 4G will hold up the Yota Video network and with the device you can in fact display up to nine TV channels at the same time.

* Qualcomm ESM7206A 528 MHz processor
* Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
* 256MB ROM and 288MB RAM with 8GB Flash drive
* TouchFLO 3D interface
* Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:900/1800/1900 MHz with integrated WiMAX
* Integrated GPS, WiFi, and Bleutooth 2.0
* Standard 3.5mm headset jack
* FM radio
* 5 megapixel camera with VGA front camera for conference calling

Friday, November 21, 2008

Coastal Deserts

You find these deserts on the western edge of continents near the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Massive ocean water currents, think of them as rivers in the ocean, tend to move in a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Along the western edge of continents in both hemispheres the source of these currents tends to be found in the poles, so the oceans here are quite cold (the eastern edge of continents, by contrast, tend to be warm). Anyone who has swam in the warm waters off the Carolinas , and then went at the same latitude across North America to the frigid waters of California can prove this to themselves. Cold ocean currents inhibit the formation of rain cloud. Evaporation is a function of heat, so cold oceans do not provide the moisture that warm oceans do. Persistent high pressure systems are also a factor, tending to block incoming storms. Winter fog is often an important source of moisture in these coastal deserts, and very unusual plants and animals have developed to exploit this dew. The Atacama Desert of South America, and Mexico’s Baja California are examples.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bridalveil Falls

Located about a half-mile northeast of Miners Beach along the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

Bridalveil Falls are only viewable by water or from a distance at Miners Castle. The falls cannot be seen from atop or from the North Country National Scenic Trail.

This is a seasonal waterfall that slows to a trickle in the summer and fall. Bridalveil Falls is often featured on postcards and publications about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.