Feb 15, 2008

Minnesota town wins Icebox of Nation title

International Falls, Minnesota now has the dubious distinction of owning the "Icebox of the Nation" title.

The city on the Canadian border had been fighting the ski town of Fraser, Colorado for the legal right to the trademark.

International Falls claimed victory this week when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sent the city attorney a certificate granting the community Reg. No. 3,375,139.

International Falls, Minnesota took the “Icebox” title but no one can take the scenic beauty away from Fraser, Colorado (lower photo).


Feb 12, 2008

Helicopter appears to defy gravity

Click here to see this helicopter fly with blades that appear to be motionless.

The FPS (frames per second) of the camera were exactly synchronized with the rotation of the helicopter blades making the blades appear to be motionless.

So much for AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity

BBC News reports that one fourth of all iPhones have been ‘unlocked’ so they can be used on other networks.

The iPhone was designed to be used only on Apple's exclusive partner AT&T.

One million iPhones, or 27% of those sold last year, have been adapted to work on other networks.

Apple recently admitted that the number of unlocked iPhones was "significant".

The iPhone, which was launched last summer, is tied to a single phone network in each country it is on sale.

While AT&T is Apple's chosen partner in the US, in the UK the iPhone is only officially available through O2, while in Germany it is tied to T-Mobile.

The first iPhone ‘unlock’ in the U.S. was soon after the phone was first released last summer.

A college student hacked his iPhone and put it on a T-Mobile network

At that time Apple announced that iPhones would stop working if tempered with. Apparently the Apple iPhone lock is not very secure.


Man’s best friend

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can.

That's almost $21.00 in dog money!