Every sea mammal and every type of fish, crustacean, and mollusk are on the critical list. Massive nets are being dragged across the ocean floors at deeper and deeper levels to capture fish that were once abundant, but are becoming sparse or nonexistent in places where they had existed since their species began. Many nets get caught on underwater rock formations and are then abandoned as “ghost nets,” which continue to kill as fish and sea mammals get tangled in them. The massive fishing operations cause a destabilizing of sea life biodiversity, extinguishing populations that rely on others to survive. Deep-sea trawling is the equivalent of killing every bird, animal, and bug in a forest during a hunt for several hundred deer. Many of these massively destructive fishing expeditions operate on government subsidies and are protected by laws formed to protect not the oceans or sea life, but the profits of the fishing industry.
Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition – Chose from either pink or blue chunky case for the Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition with unlimited Fire For Kids content store, high quality and performance as well as its one-of-a-kind accidental damage warranty guaranteed for 2 years! Amazon included most of the features and performance package in this Kids Edition tablet which is probably why there is an additional premium payments for accessing Amazon Store; however, the trade-in is absolutely worth it! The 6-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display has high pixel quality, but since it’s lesser than the standard 7 inches android tablets, reading smaller text was somewhat difficult. Battery life has a decent 8-hour run to it, but it will be cut in half if you play games on it most of the time. You will have full access to fun and child-friendly content in the Fire for Kids app which is great for their appetite for learning.
The worldwide fishing industry is playing a major role in destroying the oceans. Fish species are becoming rare or extinct in regions where they were common just decades ago. Every type of sea turtle is endangered. And massive fishing operations continue to set billions of hooks every year to capture large fish. What they end up doing is killing sea life of all sorts. It is estimated that 25% of the sea life captured is not acceptable to the fishing fleets, and these dead or dying creatures are tossed back into the water.
Kurio Smart – The Kurio Smart has similar design with Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 which has a detachable keyboard. But while the design is impressive it’s features, however, are just basic. The makers of the Kurio Smart has ditched any USB port and preferred to use instead the HDMI port, which will allow kids to connect it with a bigger screen for any homework tasks; still its 1280 x 800 display will not be enough for multitasking. It isn’t particularly powerful either. Its Inter Atom quad-core processor is like paper tiger, it has got all good specs on paper but does poorly in actual performance. A maximum of 3 or 4 tabs could be opened when you use it to browse sites on the web and gaming is good, just don’t play games that require your tab to perform higher than its normal rate. You can use the Kurio Smart for 6 – 7 hours at a single charge as well.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector’s Edition (Released on August 25, 2009 for PS3 and Xbox 360, MSRP $99.99): After a full cast of Batman games over the recent years have failed to live up to expectations, a great amount of hype surrounded the release of the very first next generation title for the caped crusader. Batman: Arkham Asylum was released on Aug. 25 to rave reviews and was instantly labeled one of the best superhero video games ever. Adding flair was the release of a collector’s edition for the game, which contains many notable extras to the standard game itself. Accompanying the game is a plastic 14″ replica batarang with attached stand, a 50-page character Arkham Doctor’s Journal in an embossed leather dust jacket, a downloadable challenge map and a bonus DVD or Blu-Ray – all housed in a batarang shaped hard case.
The Sony PRS 700, which the Sony Touch Edition replaces, was notorious for its bad glare which made reading outdoors or in bright light difficult. This is a common problem with touch screens, as is reduced contrast. The PRS 600 is not quite as bad as the PRS 700, but there is some glare. Contrast is also not as good as on most eReaders without touch screens. When reading outdoors I found the Touch Edition to be quite readable in either full sun or full shade. Where I had problems was in partial shade; it was hard to find an angle that did not show glare patterns on the screen. Indoors I found the worst glare when reading beside a table lamp, or when reading in bed with a side table lamp.
A decrease in any variety of smaller types of waterlife is damaging to seabirds, to bears, and to other forms of wildlife that rely on healthful populations of waterlife. When the bird and bear populations suffer, so to do the forests. The nutrients that collect in the bodies of the birds and bears feeding from oceans, rivers, and lakes naturally end up as nutrients in the land, feeding the plants. Marine carbon and nitrogen isotopes are two beneficial atomic nutrients brought into the forests by animals and birds eating fish. Even animals living hundreds of miles away from the oceans feed on fish that make their way upstream to spawn.
Sony also announced a few new features to go with their new eReaders. For one thing, Sony eBook Store software is now Mac compatible. In addition Sony eBook readers will be supporting Adobe Digital Editions, which means you can purchase ebooks from sources other than the Sony eBook Store. Ebooks in the Sony eBook Store will also be offered in Adobe Digital Editions so that owners of other eBook readers can purchase ebooks from Sony if they are also compatible with ADE. Finally, you will be able to borrow ebooks from public libraries that use Overdrive as their supplier for digital media.
This Slim Halo Reach console comes with 2 wireless controllers. They run on non-rechargeable batteries. You can buy an Xbox360 Charging Base for about 25 bucks on Amazon. With the charger, the two wireless controllers fit nice and tight in the charger base while they’re recharging. If you have kids, maybe you’ve seen them fight things. With 2 controllers, they don’t have to argue about which one can play – they can just play simultaneously. At least one user reports that the controllers – compared to previous Xbox controllers – feel nicer, and they specifically mention that the D pad feels much better.
Before reviewing the product we should look at why these color devices might be the future of eReaders. One benefit is with comics, magazines, and graphic novels. Any person who likes to read this type of media wants to see it in color, as it is published in the paper products. Color also enhances the page from being boring in black and white to coming alive in color. Readers want technology that offers a better appearance. There is also a secondary benefit to the vibrant color. Anyone who wishes to make notations in a book’s margins will want color text rather than black. It will be easier to see the notes.
The forests of the world are where many of the rivers start that empty into the oceans. The forests are being damaged or eliminated by development, logging, road building, pestilence, the spread of cattle culture, and fire. This is damaging the headwaters of rivers, the flood plains, and other wetlands, and the wildlife dependent on them. The depletion of wildlife populations is also impacting the forests because it is depleting the forests of nutrients. When the forests don’t get the nutrients they need, the immune systems of the trees weaken, making the trees susceptible to beetle infestations, rot, and fire – which are also conditions accelerating because of global warming and drought. By the summer of 2008, California had already experienced more fires than for any entire year of recorded history. This is at a time when salmon runs have also been lower than ever.
E-Ink Display Screen- The E-Ink display screen technology is common between the 3 big e-readers in the market, the Kindle 2, Nook and Sony. This is not like staring at a computer screen for hours on end. The screen is anti-reflective and reads as clear as text on a page. Text can be zoomed in or out to the needs of the reader. Push Button Navigation- There has been a lot of debate as to whether this is a good feature or not with the Kindle 2. However, is a touch screen navigation good for a device that is held by the hands in various positions for hours on end? Push button technology could be seen as behind the times, but could also be seen as the best technology for a digital eBook reader.
Wireless and 3G- The Kindle 2 functions with cellular 3G service when no wireless is available. This is common to most ereaders today as well. However, there is global reception available to customers for the Kindle 2, whereas there is not for the Nook and Sony. The risk is less for adult eyes that have a natural defense; as we age, the lens starts to yellow, which then acts to block out some of the blue light. The difference for children is that their eyes are still developing and they don’t yet have the protective pigments in their eyes to help filter out some of this harmful blue light.}