Auction Featuring Australian America’s Cup Heroes:
Mossgreen, Australia’s leading art business, announces The America’s Cup Auction featuring The Private Collections of Ben Lexcen and Alan Bond, two of the central figures in Australia’s historic 1983 America’s Cup victory. Lexcen was the designer of the winning yacht, Australia II and Bond was the high profile businessman and owner. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Auction Featuring Australian America’s Cup Heroes, Editor
Ernesto Bertarelli: America’s Cup Hall of Fame 2016:
Ernesto Bertarelli is one of two new members of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, with the 2016 Class to be inducted at a ceremony in New York City on October 21 at the New York Yacht Club.
As founder, owner, and crew member of the first Cup boats from Switzerland, all named Alinghi, Ernesto Bertarelli won the America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand in 2003, and defended it successfully in Valencia, Spain in 2007. In 2010, at Valencia, in the first Cup match between two multihulls, Alinghi’s, winning streak came to end.
Bertarelli sailed aboard his Cup yachts c…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Ernesto Bertarelli: America’s Cup Hall of Fame 2016, Editor
Of the brands that have joined Microsoft from launch day of the Windows 7 platform, HTC have been the busiest by producing 4 models with new ones just around the corner. One of these models is the 7 Mozart, a smaller than average phone yet one that still boasts a high end set of features.
The display on the HTC 7 Mozart is perfect for displaying the bold and colourful interface that is provided by Windows 7. The phone itself can display a massive 16 million colours, which combined with the 480 x 800 resolution results in great clarity on all material that is viewed. The display itself uses LCD screen tchnology rather tan AMOLED, but upon using the phone this does not seem much of a problem, the 3.7 inch screen performs well even in sunlight and the extra depth of the screen only adds on a millimetre or so depth over its rivals. This depth of 11.9mm is still very slimline, and together with the other dimensions of 119 x 60.2 completes a compact overall package. Inside the phone a powerful chipset keeps everything running at lightning speed, meaning the user need not experience serious lags on any area of the phone. At 1Ghz, the processor is fast and is joined by 512MB of RAM and 576MB of ROM. The unit however does not feature a micro SD card slot, meaning the 8GB of memory can be quickly used up by anybody loading the phone with all manner of media files.
Where as some models focus much attention on their screen, the HTC 7 Mozart approach things from a different angle and uses its camera facility as its trump card. A look across the current range of Windows 7 phones available and the cameras are all fairly standard at a good quality 5 mega pixels. The Mozart eclipses these by offering an 8 million pixel camera, and the improvement in results is evident. There is no optical zoom on the model but there is a digital version should you require to get a little nearer your subject. Autofocus, Xenon flash and face detection are also included in the package, which also features various scene and effects modes. The camera can also shoot video footage, but rather than the typical VGA quality the phone equals the standard offered by the still shot facility by recording in High Definition. Audio playback is also well covered, with a stereo headphone jack and an FM tuner as part of the package. The HTC 7 Mozart is the perfect handset for anybody tempted by the new operating system, but put off by the general size of most of the models on offer. The lack of size is compensated by an above average set of other features.
The HTC 7 Mozart and the Blackberry 9780 Bold are available now.
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