By Gregory MonePosted 11.06.2007 at 12:24 pm 0 Comments
If you don't feel like following the crowd and buying an iPhone, and can't get your hands on an iClone, either, don't worry your little tech-obsessed heart, because a number of companies are doing their best to bring the top features to other platforms.
The San Francisco Chronicle has a good round-up of the different offerings, including Palm's newly released Centro, a smaller version of its Treo smart phone. Sprint is pushing the HTC Touch, which boasts, yep, you guessed it, a nice touch screen interface. Nokia, the 800-lb gorilla of cell phone manufacturers, has been working on several fronts, and recently debuted its N810, an Internet tablet with a slide-out keyboard and enhanced multimedia features.—Gregory Mone
Californians should keep an eye skyward. It was entertaining enough when an unexpected and unexplained chunk of ice dropped from the heavens and cratered into an Oakland park last week, but another salvo of ice landed last Saturday, raising eyebrows and questions: Is this coincidence or something more sinister?
Scientists cant seem to decide. The FAA is investigating the incidents and assuming that the ice chunks originated on aircraft. Scientists at the Planetary Geology Laboratory in Madrid find the aircraft explanation convincing but also suggest global warming as a possible cause. Warmer-than-usual air pushes the next layer of the atmosphere to higher—and colder—altitudes. The resulting temperature differential might lead to the formation of the mystery mega-hail—even when skies are clear. El Niño, anyone? —Eric Mika
Link (via the San Francisco Chronicle)Link (via KCAL CBS 2)