A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor (30th Anniversary Season Celebration)
Tastier than a bowl of Mournful Oatmeal and as expeditious as a dozen Powdermilk Biscuits, this installment of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" is a celebratory live broadcast of the popular radio program. The show includes favorite segments such as Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegon," a Guy Noir mystery, Dusty and Lefty, and more "Companion" regulars, along with musical guests Jearlyn Steele, Inga Swearingen, BR549, and others. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage; photo gallery.
I recently started babysitting a 10 year old....it's more like hanging out, listening to Radio Disney, talking about Disney Channel shows, and doing the Hoedown Throwdown together (so basically what I do anyways, it's not big secret...and I'm not kidding) but I digress. I asked the girl yesterday what she knew about diabetes and the first thing she said was, "Nick [Jonas] has it!" and I was like, "yes, that's right, anything else?" and she went on to tell me way more than I ever imagined a 10yr old non-diabetic child would EVER know about this. But after she went into telling me the typical symptoms of highs and lows (I was soooo impressed, you guys! LOL) she was like, "you know the most important thing is that if something like that happens to you, you can still do anything you want. Nick does not let it stop him". At this point I wanted to literally hug Nick Jonas because I never realized that he is not just a role model for us out there (living the D-life), showing us that you can't use it as an excuse to not live a full, active (have you EVER seen him do flips on stage? it's awesome!) life, while following your dreams. He also shows non-diabetic kids that even if you have something happen to you in life that you can overcome it, control it, and not have it control you. I think this is awesome and I am sure that if ever something should happen healthwise to kids like my 10 yr old (and I pray to God it never will) I am so positive that they will have the strength to pull through, because they have seen someone like Nick do it. I wonder if he realizes the effect his being public about his diabetes has on non-diabetic kids and that he has touched them, too. BTW the reason why she knew so much about it is that apparently once a year a nurse comes to her school and talks about diabetes. I am guessing that's because they want to prevent type 2 in young obese children?? Weekly Focus is misconception: how wrong was I to assume that a child would not know much about the Big D :)
SSE has always been my favorite ride at EPCOT. I even like walking around it after the ride is over. Awesome background music and lights just make me feel at home. I have always looked into the future of technology and this always made me want to live 100 years into the future. Of coarse it doesn't help when you listening to MouseWorld Radio and they are playing music from SSE. Kind of got me in the mood.
Elegantly crafted with an aluminum unibody, HTC Radar for T-Mobile brings you closer to the important things in life. It's powered by the latest Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system, which boasts hundreds of improvements including multitasking, photo and video capture, and threaded conversations that move with you from text to Facebook and back again. You'll be able to keep yourself entertained with Xbox LIVE gaming and Zune-powered music and videos. And the Sense-powered HTC Hub brings you beautiful weather animations and handy tools to check stocks, take notes, enhance your photos, and more.
On-the-go power from the Windows Phone 7.5 OS (view larger).
Quickly capture photos and HD 720p videos via the dedicated camera key (see larger schematic view with all controls).
At a Glance:
Windows Phone 7.5 OS
1.0 GHz single-core processor
8 GB memory
5-MP camera + HD 720p video record
This phone is specifically designed for T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which currently covers over 200 million people across the U.S. (read more about HSPA+ below). It also offers Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking as well as the ability to share its 3G/4G Internet connection with other laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
It delivers an incredible web and multimedia experience thanks to its extra-large, high-resolution 3.8-inch capacitive touchscreen. You'll be able to capture brilliant on-the-go photos and videos from its 5-megapixel camera/camcorder--which captures video in up to HD 720p resolution. You can also speak "face-to-face" with video calling via the front-facing camera.
The perfect portable office, the Radar enables efficient multitasking like viewing a presentation while you're on a conference call or listening to music while composing an e-mail. With its expansive screen and built-in Microsoft Office Mobile, you can create, edit and collaborate on documents quickly and easily. Advanced e-mail features like linked inboxes make it easy to manage multiple e-mail accounts and synchronize your to-do list and calendars in one place.
The pre-loaded T-Mobile TV app offers access to live and on-demand mobile HDTV on T-Mobile's 4G network, including free programming from select stations like ABC News NOW, FOX Sports, PBS Kids, and Azteca America. You can upgrade T-Mobile TV to a variety of premium packages, including Prime (with ESPN Mobile TV, Disney Channel, CNBC, and more), En Español, Life & Style, and Crackle Movies.
Powered by a single-core 1.0 GHz processor, the Radar also features an 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation and location services, a full HTML browser, and up to 7.7 hours of talk time.
Advanced Camera Capabilities
The HTC Radar includes a dedicated hardware camera button, enabling you to capture vivid images without unlocking the phone. An f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance, making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With the 28mm wide-angle lens, you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes. The Radar also shoots bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built into Windows Phone 7.5.
The HTC Radar features HTC Watch--an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. You can either rent or buy videos, and if purchased, you can watch them on up to five different HTC devices.
The HTC Radar weighs 4.83 ounces and measures 4.74 x 2.42 x 0.43 inches. Its 1520 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7.7 hours of talk time, and up to 575 hours (24 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G/4G network (1700/2100 MHz; UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+).
What's in the Box
HTC Radar handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, documentation kit
The Power of Windows Phone 7.5
The Windows Phone 7.5 operating system has been designed to help you do more in less steps, and keep you updated on the things that are most important to you.
You can customize the Live Tiles on your Start Screen with what you care about--from people to web sites--and they'll continuously scan the web to keep you updated about your world at a glance.
Improved Live Tiles.
Windows Phone 7.5 also brings together the things you use most on your phone in six Hubs: People, Pictures, Office, Games, Music + Video, and Marketplace. Grouping them in Hubs like this lets you get to what you need, quicker, because you don't have to jump from apps to the web to contact lists.
The latest release of Windows Phone--version 7.5, codenamed "Mango"--has hundreds of improvements and new features. Here's just a sample:
Multitasking. Now you can keep your place in a game while reading e-mail or listen to music apps while texting. Many apps can run in the background, so you don't need to shut one down to use another--plus you can switch between open apps in a flash.
Improved Live Tiles. The Live Tiles on Start dish up more (and quicker) updates on your apps, and they're also a whole lot of fun--the Pictures Tile animates with a slideshow of your favorite snapshots and Group Tiles flash your friends' latest updates.
Threads. Start with a text, and finish in Facebook or Messenger chat (or vice versa). The whole conversation stays in one thread, and all it takes to switch back and forth is a tap.
Send a text with your voice. With Speech, you can text, search the web, and lots more, totally hands- (and sometimes eyes-) free. Your phone can even read you an incoming text, and then you can use Speech to dictate and send your reply.
Find nearby restaurants, shops, and things to do with Local Scout.
Local Scout. Powered by Bing, Local Scout teams up search and mapping to show you nearby restaurants, shopping, and activities in a single tap.
Driving directions. Your Windows Phone can get you where you're going by showing you on the map or giving you directions from where you are.
More social networks. Twitter and LinkedIn are now built into Windows Phone, so practically everything you do on your social networks is a tap away. Windows 7.5 also includes new ways to filter all those new contacts and their social updates.
Persistent camera settings. Now if you change camera settings--for instance, photo resolution, brightness, or another option your phone manufacturer might have included--you can save them for the next time you use the camera.
History view. Contact cards now show the history of your recent calls, e-mails, texts, and chats with the person. Just tap in the list to return the call or go to the thread.
Visual voice-mail. See your voice-mails in a list, then listen to them on your phone.
Sync with SkyDrive. You can sync your Office docs between SkyDrive and your phone, so you can edit them on your phone now, then edit some more on your computer later.
T-Mobile's Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network
As of October, 2011, T-Mobile's 4G (HSPA+ 21) network is available in over 190 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.--covering 200 million people across the country. Network upgrades will continue rolling out through 2012.
With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds, while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You'll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.
T-Mobile's 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.
Blazing fast 4G speeds on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network for up to 3 times faster than standard 3G networks, while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities (compatible with 3G networks where 4G is unavailable).
Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
Wi-Fi Sharing allows you to use your phone's 3G/4G mobile broadband to connect laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet (up to 8 devices).
Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
1.0 GHz Qualcomm single-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
3.8-inch capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
Communications & Internet
HTML 5 web browser for accessing real web sites.
Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
Access to popular instant messaging services
Personal and work e-mail (supports Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)
5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash.
HD 720p video recording
VGA front camera for video chats and self portraits.
Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC
Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.264, and H.263
8 GB internal memory
512 MB of RAM
3.5mm headphone jack
Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
Hearing Aid Compatibility: M3/T3