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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less this morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,03:00 PM

Mozilla's Firefox OS, Nokia's Lumias as the MWC kicks off in Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) began Monday in Barcelona featuring 1,500 exhibitors looking to wow the world with the latest and greatest products on the mobile market.

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Arguably one of the world’s biggest mobile trade shows, the Mobile World Congress began on Monday in Barcelona, featuring about 1,500 exhibitors hoping to wow the world with the latest and greatest products on the mobile market. The trade show is set to run from February 25 through February 28th.

HP is throwing it’s hat in the ring and making a long overdue return to the tablet market with the new Slate 7, it’s newest 7 inch, $170 Android tablet, which is expected to hit the markets in April of 2013. Looking to snatch some of the market for budget tablet’s from the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire, the internals consist of a duel-core ARM A9 processor, 1024 x 600 FFS+ display, 16 GB of RAM and 8 GB memory and feature a pair of cameras and Beats Audio.

Mozilla’s Firefox OS has certainly started a buzz, and is set to target emerging markets in the mobile arena. Though some feel that Mozilla’s entrance to the mobile market is a day late and a dollar short, the push on both the hardware and carrier end has seen strong support. Mozilla has partnered with LG, ZTE, Alcatel and Huawei for the first round of phones which are looking to hit the market by the second quarter of this year. The first round of Firefox OS devices will be rolled out to consumers in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela, specifically targeting developing markets.

For U.S. customers, Nokia’s latest offering, the Lumia 521, a Windows Phone 8 device the carrier describes as “high-end features at an affordable price.” The company has yet to release the specifications, price and availability. The Lumia 520 and 720 will cost less than the 920 and give Nokia a way to compete with the cheap smartphone market based on Google’s Android operating system. The availability is yet to be released for the U.S. The product will roll out in Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East first, as the company makes an effort to expand it’s offerings in developing markets around the world.

Asus has yet another tablet-phone or a phone that is also a tablet, the Asus Padfone Infinity and the Asus Fonepad.

Ford rolled out to announce that Spotify is coming to the car dashboard market, allowing you to seamlessly play music wirelessly through your car’s stereo system and control it with voice commands. Designed to integrate the services with Ford Sync, there is no separate app and nothing additional to install other than the regular Spotify Mobile app.

After turning heads with the water and dust resistant, 5” full HD display Xperia Z, Sony’s newest tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z, is set to spar with the established 10” tablet market.The very capable 10.1 inch device can certainly take on the likes of the iPad and Galaxy tablets, on both specifications and price. As of now, Sony has yet to announce a release date on the highly anticipated Xperia Z smartphone, but it is expected to fall in around the iPhone 5 price point.

 

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