Thursday, May 3, 2012

First iphone by Apple Made in 1983


First iphone
Original Apple iPhone 1983 - designer Hartmut Esslinger, the same guy who made the Apple IIc computer, came up with this phone/tablet prototype.
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Apple had an iPhone way back in 1983. It might not have been all that portable, but it still had a touch screen, and reeked of early 1980’s computer design. 

The design in question was a prototype by designer Hartmut Esslinger who just so happened to be the same guy who designed the Apple IIc. The design looks like the marriage of a desktop phone and a simple touch screen tablet. 
First iphone
Obviously as a prototype not much is known about the intentions behind the device other than Apple had Esslinger produce it. However, the prototype does appear to be running some sort of digital checkbook program. The hand in questions is about to write in an unknown amount to an unknown recipient. 
Gems from the early days of Apple like this prototype are always a fun find, and help flesh out Cupertino’s mysterious past. Apple’s insistence on keeping their research and design process an incredibly secretive matter means these periodic leaks are as close as the Mac loving public will likely get to the inner workings of the company. 

Bermuda Triangle (Devil's Triangle) Facts

Bermuda Triangle
 The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a geographical area in the Atlantic Ocean which has been made infamous for the many people, aircraft, and surface vessels said to have disappeared within its bounds. Many of these disappearances involve a level of mystery which are often popularly explained by a variety of theories beyond human error or acts of nature, often involving the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or activity by extraterrestrial beings. An abundance of documentation for most incidents suggests that the Bermuda Triangle is a mere legend built upon half-truths and tall tales from individuals who sailed the area, then later embellished on by professional writers. According to the Triangle authors Christopher Columbus was the first person to document something strange in the Triangle, reporting that he and his crew observed "strange dancing lights on the horizon", flames in the sky, and at another point he wrote in his log about bizarre compass bearings in the area. From his log book, dated October 11, 1492 he actually wrote: "The land was first seen by a sailor called Rodrigo de Triana, although the Admiral at ten o'clock that evening standing on the quarter-deck saw a light, but so small a body that he could not affirm it to be land; calling to Pero Gutierrez, groom of the King's wardrobe, he told him he saw a light, and bid him look that way, which he did and saw it; he did the same to Rodrigo Sanchez of Segovia, whom the King and Queen had sent with the squadron as comptroller, but he was unable to see it from his situation. 
Bermuda Triangle
The Admiral again perceived it once or twice, appearing like the light of a wax candle moving up and down, which some thought an indication of land. But the Admiral held it for certain that land was near..." Lawrence David Kusche, a research librarian from Arizona State University and author of The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved (1975) has challenged this trend. Kusche's research revealed a number of inaccuracies and inconsistencies between Berlitz's accounts and statements from eyewitnesses, participants and others involved in the initial incidents. He noted cases where pertinent information went unreported, such as the disappearance of round-the-world yachtsman Donald Crowhurst, which Berlitz had presented as a mystery, despite clear evidence that Crowhurst had fabricated the accounts of his voyage and had probably committed suicide. Another example was the ore-carrier Berlitz recounted as lost without trace three days out of an Atlantic port when it had been lost three days out of a port with the same name in the Pacific Ocean. Kusche also argued that a large percentage of the incidents which have sparked the Triangle's mysterious influence actually occurred well outside it. Often his research was surprisingly simple: he would go over period newspapers and see items like weather reports that were never mentioned in the stories. Kusche came to several conclusions: The number of ships and aircraft reported missing in the area was not significantly greater, proportionally speaking, than in any other part of the ocean. In an area frequented by tropical storms, the number of disappearances that did occur were, for the most part, neither disproportionate, unlikely, nor mysterious. The numbers themselves had been exaggerated by sloppy research. A boat listed as missing would be reported, but its eventual (if belated) return to port, may not be reported.
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 The circumstances of confirmed disappearances were frequently misreported in Berlitz's accounts. The numbers of ships disappearing in supposedly calm weather, for instance, did not tally with weather reports published at the time. Some disappearances had in fact, never happened. One plane crash took place in 1937 off Daytona Beach, Florida, in front of hundreds of witnesses; a simple check of the local papers revealed nothing. "The Legend of the Bermuda Triangle is a manufactured mystery... perpetuated by writers who either purposely or unknowingly made use of misconceptions, faulty reasoning, and sensationalism." 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Captiva Review,Specs and Pics


 Chevrolet Captiva
Chevrolet Captiva is said to be a head turner with elegant and sporty exterior look with a rigid monocoque body. Captiva is packed with bold wheel cutouts and powerful shoulder line with satin silver finish skid plates in the front and rear that adds aggression and sophistication on the open urban roads.
 Chevrolet Captiva
Chevrolet Captiva is a car with luxury and style both in interiors and exteriors. The exterior of Chevrolet Captiva is unmatched with a class-apart style. The sporty headlight makes the visibility very clear. The finishing touch on the exterior is done by the chrome finishing on the door handles and dual exhaust pipes. The alloy wheel base makes the look more complete and classy.

The interiors of Chevrolet Captiva are also very impressive. The roomy and spacious interiors of the car give more comfort and soothing effect. The beige colour leather upholstery used in the car merges with the elegant interiors and give a feeling of luxury and supremacy at the same time. The comfort features present in the car are more technologically advanced and makes driving a great pleasure all together.
 Chevrolet Captiva
Chevrolet Captiva is a style icon that has not compromised on the quality while redesigning itself. Captiva is available in diesel model, 2.0L, 1991 cc diesel engine which is packed with CRDI fuel supply system makes the car very fuel efficient and a better performer. The high powered engine delivers an impressive power of 150 PS at 4000 rpm and a Maximum torque of 320Nm at 2000 rpm. Chevrolet Captiva with all its safeguards in place and advanced technology gives a very comfortable and pleasant and safe drive when driving in city road or driving in wilderness in the mountainous terrain. The features like ABS (Anti Lock Braking System), Dual Airbags, Traction Control, Engine Immobilizer etc are the one that makes the passenger safe in the road which is packed with unexpected surprises. Chevrolet Captiva is the epitome of the modern SUV’s with style, comfort, technology, etc in place.

However, now a new version of this SUV is on the cards. The 2012 Chevrolet Captiva is all set to arrive at India shore. According to initial information, the new Captiva will continue using the same 2 litre diesel engine that powers the current SUV; however a slightly modified engine can make way which can accelerate the fuel economy. The tail lights are supposed to be identical to the ones on the extant model and the rear and the side profile are almost untouched. On the inside, there is the typical dual cockpit design like Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Beat. Two tone interior – black and grey colored scheme is well expected in the new model. Other new features in the list of facelift includes a touch screen infotainment system, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Braking Assist System (BAS), Front-, side- and head curtain airbags, Hill Start Assist, Auxiliary input, USB-port and Bluetooth connectivity. The company ought to work on the clutch as it was reporting to be problematic in the current Chevrolet Captiva.

Miss Canada 2012 Jaclyn Miles

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2013 Porsche Boxster -New Porsche Models

2013 Porsche Boxster
Porsche may have just unveiled its new 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this week, but the German automaker is wasting no time before showing off its next bit of overhauled hotness, the 2013 Boxster. The mid-engine roadster won't make its official debut until the Geneva Motor Show in March, but we've been given some preliminary details ahead of the new Box's primetime unveiling.


Much like the 911, the new Boxster's design is more evolution than revolution, and that's a-okay with us. The redesigned roadster is extremely handsome, and most of us on the Autoblog staff think it's the best-looking Boxster yet. We like the revised headlamps and more svelte running lamp/air intake setup, and the wider stance and longer wheelbase are nicely masked in the new design. The 2013 Boxster's all-aluminum skin also helps the new model shed a few pounds compared to its predecessor, which will not only make it that much more engaging out on the road, but also improve fuel economy.



2013 Porsche Boxster
But really, the Boxster is all about performance, andunder the hood behind the seats are two flat-six engines with direct injection, thermal management and start/stop functionality. The base Boxster uses a 2.7-liter flat six, good for 265 horsepower (10 hp more than its predecessor) while the Boxster S is powered by a 3.4-liter six that produces 315 hp (an increase of 5 hp versus the 2012 model). The standard Boxster will run to 60 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, while the Boxster S will do the same jaunt in just 4.7 seconds. A six-speed manual gearbox (what, no seven-speed?) is also available with either engine. Porsche will offer a Sport Chrono package that further enhances performance, adding things like dynamic transmission mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV).



2013 Porsche Boxster
Look for the 2013 Boxster to hit United States showrooms this summer, priced from $49,500 for the base car or $60,900 for the Boxster S (not including $950 for destination)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China
World’s famous and most frequented visited place he Great Wall of China it is also world’s ideal destination, and there is little that can be said regarding the Great Wall that has not been mentioned over and over again all over the wall’s almost couple of thousands -year record. Development of the Great Wall began in 220 BC to defend the Middle Kingdom from Mongol soldiers. But a lot of the areas were previously in place, designed by a series of independent kingdoms stretched across the land, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert—Emperor Qin Shihuang merely oversaw the joining of these walls.Great Wall trips have become even quite famous since the wall itself became a UNESCO World Historical past Site in 1986. This significant framework, stretching more than 3,990 miles from east to west in China, has an amazing historical past. luckily for tourist who want to visit the Great Wall of China, there are still substantial portions of the wall that snakes its way up the mountainside and throughout deserts and plateaus.
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World's Fastest Train in China

World's Fastest Train in China
"Wow, it is faster than a helicopter," exclaimed Luo Rongguang as the G1049 Harmony Express eased its way out of Wuhan train station and instantly began to gain speed.
Within a minute of departure, the world's fastest train was travelling at 120 miles per hour. By the time the Harmony Express, or Hexie Hao, hit its first bend, it was travelling at a steady 220 mph. As the lush rice paddies of Hunan, China's breadbasket, blurred past the windows, the inside of the train was eerily still.
Wholly Chinese-built, albeit using technology from Siemens and Kawasaki, the Harmony Express is faster than Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains and France's TGVs.
In testing, it reached speeds of nearly 250mph and it covers the 660 miles between Wuhan and Guangzhou, the equivalent of a journey from London to Edinburgh and back, in just three hours. The journey previously took almost 11 hours.
"It is just amazing," said Mr Luo, a 33-year-old businessman from the Eastern city of Ningbo who was travelling to Guangzhou to visit factories.
"I remember when the minister for Rail said last year that China would one day have trains running at over 300mph. At the time, I thought it was just an empty boast, but now I can see it is not a dream at all."
World's Fastest Train
In fact, the Harmony Express is just the first step of an epic £480 billion project to build nearly 19,000 miles of new railways in the next five years, 8,000 miles of which will be tracks for high-speed trains.
China, the United States and Japan are locked in a race to build super-fast train routes. All three countries are hoping that trains, rather than polluting planes or cars, will once again form the backbone of their domestic travel network.
In the US, President Barack Obama's administration has just proposed - as part of its economic stimulus package - to build or upgrade 7,100 miles of track so it can be high speed. But the timing and other details are uncertain, putting China well ahead in the race.
More than five million Chinese have travelled by train every day this month in the run-up to today's New Year holiday, always the peak travel weekend with long queues at stations, airports and bus stations.
World's Fastest Train
The high speed train routes to be rolled out during this Year of the Tiger, and in the two years that follow, will dramatically shrink the country, spreading economic development to the countryside and binding together unruly regions such as Tibet and Xinjiang.
"I remember taking my first train back in 1989," said Mr Luo. "It was one of the old green locomotives that roared with noise and travelled at 30mph. I travelled from Yichang, in Hubei province, to Xinjiang. It took seven days to make the journey. It was so hot that everyone was sitting with their shirts off, and the train was so crowded that it looked like a refugee camp.
"At each stop, there were people who pushed dumplings, beer, tea-smoked eggs and roast chickens through the windows. The passengers just dropped their rubbish on the floor, so cleaners had to pass through every hour or there would have been a mountain of debris. There was one lavatory for every 200 passengers and the queues were horrific."
During the Chinese New Year period, trains across the country are crammed with migrants returning home from their factories, often carrying with them huge bags, livestock and cooking pots. More than 2.5 billion journeys are made across the land in the biggest human migration in the world.
But aboard the Harmony Express, and at Wuhan's brand new £1.5 billion French-designed railway station, everything is spotless.
For some, it is one of the most visible signs of how far China has come. By 2012 the train, which runs from the central hub of Wuhan to the capital of China's manufacturing, Guangzhou, will extend all the way to Beijing, allowing passengers to zip from one end of China to the other in under eight hours.
"Our parents could never have afforded this train," said Zhang Xiaowen, a 32-year-old woman from Dongguan, in South China, who was collecting her nine-year-old son from boarding school.
"But for our generation it is worth it. It is easier than getting the plane, and it is fast and clean. And you get a better type of passenger. There is no shoving and pushing on this train and people don't jump in and out of the windows. I do not think I could ever go back to the ordinary train."
Mrs Zhang, who runs a dry-cleaning shop and whose husband manages a factory, is typical of the rapidly-expanding Chinese middle class and its lofty aspirations.
It is not clear how China plans to pay for its great railway expansion, and the ticket prices of the Harmony Express have raised eyebrows. First class seats cost 780 yuan (£72) while second class is 490 yuan, the equivalent of one to two weeks' wages of a factory worker.
World's Fastest Train
Yet the build-it-and-they-will-come approach is so far unproven. While other trains are sold out days in advance, the shiny monitors at Wuhan station offered hundreds of last-minute tickets for many of the high-speed trains.
Meanwhile, China's airlines have slashed prices in order to try to compete with the new train. China Southern has created a shuttle service between Wuhan and Guangzhou and cut fares to roughly the same price as a train ticket.
The economics of the new train routes are of little concern to China's rich government, but hamper similar efforts in the US. Currently, Amtrak's "Express" Acela service takes almost three hours to trundle between New York and Washington, at an average speed of 80mph.
The White House has dedicated $8 billion (£5.1 billion) in stimulus cash to improve the network, with President Barack Obama telling an audience in Florida that the new trains would be "fast and smooth; you don't have to take off your shoes". Thirteen corridors in 31 states will get the money, but it has emerged that less than half of the cash will be used for real high-speed trains, the rest will go on improving existing services.
World's Fastest Train
Nothing illustrates the gulf between the rival economies more than the news that a new $7 billion "Super Speed" magnetic levitation train between Southern California and Las Vegas would be backed not by American finance, but by China's Export-Import bank.
"I never imagined that I would be able to take a train like this," said Fang Aiyun, a 77-year-old grandmother, as the Harmony Express pulled into her home town of Changsha. "But you know, we Chinese should have what other people have. We can afford it."
By Malcolm Moore 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

 
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