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Lillian Lowe, 103, from Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South wales says that she is the oldest facebook user alive.Lillian Lowe has taken the title of oldest Facebooker from the previous title holder Ivy Bean, who was 104 year old and passed away in july 2010. Lillian checks her wall about twice a week and is friends with 34 different people, including 7 grandchildren and 13 great grand children.And you know she updates her msgs from Ipad.

The retired hotelier and businesswoman says she uses the site about twice a week to keep up to date with family.

She said: “I like it very much, to see my grandchildren and speak to them, but it does waste a lot of time.
“I have a lot of time sitting alone, when you are my age, I don’t go running around, and it is lovely to use.
“I have a number of friends – all my family, grandchildren, great grandchildren. I check up on my family. They send me messages [about] what they’re doing, and to which parties they go.

Lillian was born in 1907 when Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman was Britain’s Prime Minister – and she can still remember the news of the Titanic sinking in 1912.
The great-grandmother – dubbed Supergrany by her family – was already at school when the First World War started and was 12 before she had a radio in her house.
Lillian said: ‘I think virtually everything has been invented during my time. What I particularly like now is this Google Earth.
‘When I was 84, I visited Australia with my young sister Mary, who will be 100 next year.
‘We had a lovely trip, so yesterday I took myself off have a look at the Swan River.
‘I’ve always read a lot during my life, and this computer has just taken the place of a book.’
Her grandson Steve set Lillian up with her Facebook account – and gave her his iPad to use……

Now check this Super-Granny

Lillan Lowe-the Oldest facebook user

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Lillan Lowe-The Super Granny

 

Hope we all have the capacity and capabilities at half her age….I dont thing we can do or achive or adapt something at that age….. Kudos to the the Great Lady……

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First Post of 2011…..Wishing you All a Happy,Joyful and most Fruitful New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Motorola Xoom is the first device to feature the new operating system – known as “Honeycomb” – that Google has designed for touch-screen tablets.The device, like the iPad, features a 10” screen which is completely touch sensitive.Google worked with Motorola and chip maker Nvidia on the launch of Android 3.0 on a tablet device.

The Motorola Xoom will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi device by the end of March, with an upgrade to 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) in the second quarter, Motorola said. Starting in the second quarter, the Xoom will be available as a 4G LTE/ Wi-Fi device.

XOOM will go on sale in the first quarter of next year in America and follow shortly afterwards in Britain. Prices have not yet been disclosed.Although full details of Honeycomb were not revealed during the unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it features a new maps programme that offers a full 3D look at major cities.It also offers an email service that exploits the gadget’s large tablet screen.

Motorola’s Xoom hosts a number of upgraded specifications that could see the device carry a hefty price tag…… @@@guessing

 It has two digital cameras on board: A front-facing 2.0-megapixel camera acts as a webcam for video chat, and a 5.0-megapixel camera on back is for photos and 720p high-definition video capture……..Wowwwww

 The touchscreen has a resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels, compared with the iPads 1024 by 768 and Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Tab, at 1024 by 600……Phewwwwwwwww

Users will be able to watch 1080p HD video on the Xoom and output HD video to other devices via an HDMI slot. Adobe’s Flash Player is also on board the Xoom, making it good for viewing Web video.

 The Xoom measures 249.1 millimeters by 167.8mm and is 12.9mm thick. By way of comparison, the iPad is 13.4mm thick and the Galaxy Tab is 11.98mm thick. At 730 grams, the Xoom weighs the same as the iPad with 3G and Wi-Fi.

Xoom is designed to work with Google services, including the new 5.0 version of Google Maps with 3D interaction, as well as with the 3 million Google eBooks and thousands of apps on Android Market. The Xoom includes a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, and accelerometer, as well as adaptive lighting for different apps……..Do you need anything else…..Tell me pple

Motorola wasn’t the first company to announce an Android tablet with Honeycomb at CES. Asustek Computer on Tuesday revealed the Eee Pad Slider. The Slider sports a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a keypad that slides out, similar to mobile phones with sliding keyboards, for laptop-like typing. The device also boasts an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor for strong graphics performance and has dual cameras on board.

Motorola Xoom—-Specification……
Operating System –             Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Screen Size (diagonal)-     10.1-inch
Screen Resolution –            1280 x 800
Processor –                       NVIDIA Tegra 2: 1GHz dual-core processor
Graphics Processor
Storage Memory –              32GB
RAM –                              1 GB DDR2
MicroSD Storage –              Yes
Cellular Data –                    UMTS/CDMA 3G + Optional LTE 4G
Wifi –                                802.11 b/g/n
Wifi-only model? –             Yes
Bluetooth-                         2.1 + EDR + HID
Dimension –                        249.1mm (h) x 167.8mm (w) x 12.9mm (d)
Weight –                            730g
Battery –                           Up to 10 hours video playback
Rear Camera-                     5MP w/ dual LED flash
Front Camera-                    2MP
Adobe Flash –                     Flash Player 10.1
Headphone Jack-               3.5mm
Speaker –                          Yes
Plz do note that…..these Specs Subject to Change……….so i don’t hold any responsibility……….

Now i do know that you are all dying to see this….. Your wait is over..check this up

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Lets see and hope that Motorola is gonna come up with a great product….really looking forward for this. Kept the decision of buying Samsung Galaxy on HOLD……GUY’s lauch it soon…. My dear Frnds are u seeing this, now you know what to gift me….

JUST IN: IT is rumored that Xoom would be launched in February 14 or 16th….although no specific date is announced…Valantines Gift accepted….

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Australia’s Lyrebird has been around for millions of years,  fossils having been found dated to 15 million years ago….This Amazing Australian Bird can be found in forest of Victoria and New South Wales.A Lyrebird is  ground-dwelling bird, most notable for their superb ability to MIMIC natural and artificial sounds from their environment. Lyrebirds have unique plumes of neutral coloured tailfeathers.Lyrebirds are among Australia’s best-known native birds. As well as their extraordinary mimicking ability, Lyrebirds are notable because of the striking beauty of the male bird’s huge tail when it is fanned out in display; and also because of their courtship display.

There are two different species of Lyrebirds,Superb Lyrebird and Albert’s Lyrebird.   Albert’s Lyrebird is a little bit smaller than Superb Lyrebirds and can be found in Southern Queensland.  This bird was given it’s name in honor of Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert.

Both Male and Female Lyrebirds look similar major difference between both is the two long feathers that the male Lyrebird has on his tail which he develops after he is two years old.  His tail consists of 16 feathers with two the two long outer feathers being broader to frame the tail………..phewww

Now coming to the best part…..The Lyrebird bird is the world’s best impersonator or the worlds best mimic.  It can mimic the sound and songs of other birds perfectly. IT has a unique feature , it is known to have imitated sounds of chainsaws, dogs barking, babies crying, musical instruments and explosions and even music affects of DJ’s….. Amazinggggggg

Now we all know where we have started to practice Mimicryyyyyyyy…..this is amazing creation of GOD…and Australian’s are really lucky and blessed to have this amazing bird in their backyard……

Now check this video..which shows this bird’s Mimicking capabilities…..David Attenborough presents the amazing lyre bird,this is from The Life of Bird of BBC

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Watch this out for the full Video of this….you will love this tiny creature…

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Red Capped Manakin is a bird which is found in latin America….to be precise in Andes ranges.

This colorful, sparrow-sized South American birds, vibrating their wings at more than 100 cycles per second, twice the speed of hummingbirds. The bird uses this unprecedented feat not for fight or flight, but to impress females with its Violin like hum.

Found only in  western slopes of the Andes Mountains along the extreme northwest corner of Ecuador extending into Colombia, has adapted its wings in this odd way due to sexual selection,the sound makes the male more ..very very attractive to females.

Manakins are lek-breeding birds, meaning that the males compete to mate, while the females raise the young. Since the males do not couple to raise young, a single male could inseminate all the local females. Therefore, competition for females among lek-breeding birds creates strong pressures for sexual selection.They have distinct mating call, but unlike other birds, the sound doesn’t come from their mouths. It’s actually the sound of their wing tips running together………

Now coming to the most interesting topic…or why i did this posting in vedamsgyan……The Red-capped Manakin males are well known for performing incredibly fast dances to encourage females to mate with them…..and they probably the ONLY birds to DO what we all know as MOON WALKING…..yes u are reading it correct MJ’s Moon Walking….. this pracatilly not possible to see with our eyes..this was discovered using 1,000 frames a second for high-speed industrial process high resolution cameras….they really do the slides……..u will be amazed….. i was when i saw this…..and all the credit goes to Kimberly Bostwick………who made us  see this amazing feat…and made us talk about this bird and know about this bird.

I know you are all dying to see the moon walk……..are you really…. so do watch this Video, you can see the moonwalking….

Plz do post you Comments and Feedback on this Article…..this will Motivate me do come with what ever i feel best is possible.

 

Nasa’s Voyager 1 reaches heliosheath–the turbulent outer shell of the sun’s influence after 33 long years and after traveling 17.4 Billion Kilometers. Launced in the year 1977 sep 5th it took this lonely traveler 33 years to reach a distant point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind. The event is a major milestone in Voyager 1’s passage through the heliosheath, the turbulent outer shell of the sun’s sphere of influence, and the spacecraft’s upcoming departure from our solar system.

A similar kind of spacecraft called Voyager 2, was launched in Aug. 20, 1977 and has reached a position 14.2 billion kilometers (8.8 billion miles) from the sun. Both spacecraft have been traveling along different trajectories and at different speeds.Voyager 1 is traveling  at a speed of about 17 kilometers per second (38,000 mph). Voyager 2′ travels at a speed of 15 kilometers per second (35,000 mph).

Guys isnt this amazing……..we are gonna see the StarWars kind of thing in comming years…or the Star Treck kind of thing….we talking and going to different Worlds…the thought itself is awesome….may be i will not be albe to see that..my children..definetly grand children would see this. KUDOS….