It’s genius, I’m almost in tears.
It’s genius, I’m almost in tears.
HTC recently reported that they would hold a press conference on June 5 and that they would have a ‘major announcement’.
A tipster reported to Smartphone Thoughts that HTC has their own ‘iPhone like’ device in the works with multi-touch support and all. Given the relationship HTC currently has with Windows Mobile it may be safe to assume that WM 6 will be the OS, but likely using a custom GUI.
And it wouldn’t surprise me if this is the ace up the sleeve Verizon has been expecting in order to counter the 5 year Cingular/AT&T deal Apple has for the iPhone.
Read Smartphone Thoughts for more.
BattleStar Galactica To End After Season 4.
The produces have decided to bring the ‘rag tag sad sacks of space’ story to it’s natural conclusion in the next season.
I’m bummed but who didn’t see that coming? With all those crummy filler episodes last season it was painful and I found I was having to force myself to watch some of them.
One commenter on Digg had it right, SciFi’s business model is the ‘ole bait and switch. They draw you in with Stargate SG1 and BSG, then replace it with Sasquatch Mountain movies.
From the producer Ronald Moor and David Eick:
This show was always meant to have a beginning, a middle and finally, an end. Over the course of the last year, the story and the characters have been moving strongly toward that end and we’ve decided to listen to those internal voices and conclude the show on our own terms,” Eick and Moore said in the statement. “And while we know our fans will be saddened to know the end is coming, they should brace themselves for a wild ride getting there ?- we’re going out with a bang .
OK, let’s hope this is the best season yet, bring on the spin-off series ‘Caprica‘
Oh hell yeah!
Our 2007 Scripps Spelling Bee national champion is Evan O’Dorney of Danville, Calif., who spelled “serrefine” in the 13th round to win more than $45,000 in cash and prizes and a lifetime supply of bragging rights. He beat 285 of the best young spellers despite missing his pre-bee ritual which is to eat fish, specifically a Tuna fish sandwich from Subway because “fish is good for the brain” he said.
Samir Patel’s was considered to be this year’s favorite (2nd place last year) and in one quick moment of the 5th round his dreams were dashed with the word “clevis.” His mother lodged a protest over the subtleties in the difference with ‘clevice’ but the judges denied the request to reinstate him.
serre-fine (sar-fn, sr-)
n. A small spring forceps used for approximating the edges of a wound, or for temporarily closing an artery during surgery.
n. A U-shaped yoke at the end of a chain or rod, between the ends of which a lever, hook, etc., can be pinned or bolted.
These were the 15 finalists at the 80th Scripps Bee:
Jonathan Horton, 14, Gilbert, Ariz.
Evan O’Dorney, 13, Danville, Calif.
Tia Thomas, 12, Coarsegold, Calif.
Cody Wang, 13, Calgary, Alberta
Nate Gartke, 13, Spruce Grove, Alberta
Anqi Dong, 12, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Joseph Henares, 14, Avon, Conn.
Claire Zhang, 14, Jupiter, Fla.
Kavya Shivashankar, 11, Olathe, Kan.
Nithya Vijayakumar, 13, Canton, Mich.
Connor Spencer, 14, Platte City, Mo.
Matthew Evans, 12, Albuquerque, N.M.
Prateek Kohli, 13, Westbury, N.Y.
Amy Chyao, 13, Richardson, Texas
Isabel Jacobson, 14, Madison, Wis.