Saturday, December 25, 2010

HTC Wildfire gets Android 2.2

HTC Wildfire
HTC yesterday announced the immediate availability of  Android 2.2 Froyo for its popular Wildfire series over the air. Users of the phone may get the notification soon and this update can be downloaded either through EDGE, Wi-Fi or 3G.

If after the update your serial number show up as 2.2xxxxx than you have updated your version successfully and are on Froyo now. To check the build number go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Software Information> Build number. Main advantage of Android 2.2 over 2.1 is that you can install applications on your SD card and so never run out of memory even if memory is full on your phone. Other important changes and feature enhancements in the Froyo are as follows:
  • Supports USB tethering
  • Possibility of installing applications to SD card if this feature is supported by the application
  • Native support for Activesync Exchange like email, contacts and calendar sync and also security policies update
  • Enhanced Camera application and image detection
  • Enhanced Bluetooth support for device
  • Speed and stability improvements in new Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Multiple keyboard languages supported now
  • WiFi Hotspot tethering available now

Regular Yoga could hurt your knee joints

Baba Ramdev
Orthopedic surgeons in India has warned that regular yoga may be stressful for your knees and bones and may harm them in long run. Certain exercises involving lot of strain to this fragile parts may result as weak knees and joints and could force surgery.

Certain yoga postures practiced by yogic gurus like "vajrasana" can bring stress to the knees and may damage them.  This kind of exercise may put pressure on knees and can even dislodge them. Few patients have opted for the surgery and still some of them are finding difficulty walking even after surgery.

Dr Ashok Rajgopal claims that he has done this kind of surgery on many yoga gurus putting their knees and other joints under stress for longer period of times. Dr Rajgopal even believes that putting unnecessary stress on joints for longer period of time may even lead to arthritis.

Baba Ramdev through Television have made yoga popular in India and he belives that many deceases could be cured by just practicing yoga and breathing exercises regularly. Yoga is now part of the popular culture world over and in united states only equipments worth millions of dollars are sold every year.

This news is certainly not very good for many yoga practitioners as well as yoga gurus who teach yoga exercises on television and on through regular camps all around the world. Still this claim is large open for debates as things like this can not be generalized and much research and larger sample data is needed to come to any conclusions.

Ahmedabad in Guinness for new chess world record

Vishwanathan Anand
Last time in 2006 in Mexico 13,346 players gathered to set the new world record for playing simultaneous chess at one location. This record is now shattered by 20,486 chess enthusiasts from Gujarat playing at  Gujarat university ground in Ahmedabad.

Certificate for the new world record by Guinness was awarded to the Gujarat state Youth and Culture Department Secretary, Bhagyesh Jha, by Guinness Book of World Records representative in India Tarika Vara. Many famous personalities were present at the venue to cheer the players created history.

Bollywood celebrities like Paresh Raval and Manoj Joshi were also present at the venue and also played chess. Under the watchful eyes of 6 time world champion Vishwanathan Anand players of different age including 140 blind players helped creating this new world record.

300,000 square feet of area was used to play chess and the aerial view was magnificent. Arrangement for playing was such that from the bird's eye view it looked like a big chess board with alternating black and white colored playing arrangements.

Of all players around 1200 players were rated by FIDE as reported by Gujarat Chess Association who provided help and conducted the event. Current world Champion Vishwanathan Anand was the guest of honor at the event.
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