Beforehand, build a structure out of simple materials like building blocks or wooden craft sticks. Split the kids into teams of four to six players, and give each group identical building supplies (the same ones used to build your structure). When time starts, send one member from each team to the hidden structure and give them five seconds to memorize how it’s configured. They must then run back to their team and try to build it within 30 seconds. When time is up, each team sends another member to study the structure, and they repeat the process until one of the teams builds an exact replica of the original structure.
The HTC One is by far the best phone to roll out of the stables of the Taiwanese phone manufacturer. A truly premium device, the One is encased in a high-quality aluminum body. The phone is very nifty, thanks to the Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset, along with a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor. The phone has a 4.7 inch Super LCD3 display with Full HD resolution. This gives it a very impressive pixel density of 469 ppi. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The graphics are handled by an Adreno 320 GPU. There is also a secondary 2.1 MP camera for video calling.
No countdown of the best mobile phones is complete without an iPhone. The iPhone 5s is truly worthy of being called ‘the greatest Apple phone since the last iPhone’. The latest iPhone has an Apple A7 chipset, and a dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone CPU. The phone has a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, with a resolution of 640×1136 pixels (326 ppi). The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and has an oleophobic coating to keep fingerprints away from the screen. Talking of fingerprints, the phone has a revolutionary fingerprint reader for security, hidden beneath its Home button. The 5s is powered by a 1560 mAh Li-Po battery.
The latest in the line of Xperia phones, the Z1 is one impressive beast. The phone looks extremely robust, and is built to endure the elements with an IP 58 certified body. The body itself is made of glass and metal elements, giving the phone a premium feel. At the heart of the Z1 is a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU. The phone has a 5-inch Full HD Triluminos display, with a pixel density of 441 ppi. The display is shielded by a protective layer of shatter-proof and scratch-resistant glass. The graphics are further enhanced by Sony’s X-Reality Engine.
The G2 is by far the most powerful smartphone in the market today. Under the hood, the phone has a mighty Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 processor. There is also 2 GB of RAM to handle even the most demanding tasks. The phone ventures close to phablet territory with a 5.2 inch True HD-IPS + LCD, with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 sheet on top. The dazzling screen, with a pixel density of 424 ppi, is perfectly complemented by the Adreno 330 GPU. It features Dolby mobile sound enhancement for superior audio quality.
The phone has a 13 MP rear camera which shoots at an incredible 4K resolution, and a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calling. It runs on the latest Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean), and has the latest TouchWiz UI. The Note 3 is available in 32/64 GB variants, and has a microSD slot to expand the storage space by a maximum of 64 GB. The S Pen stylus from the Note 2 finds its way to the new Note, and sees some improvements in functionality. The phone has a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery to see it through the day.
The first real Motorola phone with a Google touch, the Moto X is a truly beautiful device. The phone does not have a high-end spec sheet, but is still one of the most popular smartphones of 2013. Moto X comes with a dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait processor and a Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon chipset. The phone has a 4.7 inch AMOLED display with 720p resolution (312 ppi pixel density). There is also Gorilla Glass to protect the display. The phone has an Adreno 320 GPU to render all the graphics. It features a 10 MP primary camera, and a 2 MP secondary camera for video calling.
BlackBerry goes out with a bang with the Z10. The Canadian company has all but exited the handset business, but not without leaving us with a couple of really nice handsets. A dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor on a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon handles all the operations of the phone. The phone features a 4.2 inch TFT screen, with a maximum resolution of 768×1280 pixels, and a pixel density of 355 ppi. For its graphics, the phone relies on an Adreno 225 GPU. The phone features an 8 MP primary, and a 2 MP secondary camera. It has 16 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD cards.
The camera’s convenient ‘Auto Cloud Backup’ feature will automatically save precious photos into the cloud via Samsung’s AllShare the instant they are taken. The GALAXY Camera also allows users to share photos at the same time as they shoot them with ‘Share Shot.’ As well as sharing to social networks and cloud services, users can also connect to a range of GALAXY devices including the GALAXY SIII and GALAXY Note II for effortless and automatic sharing of pictures across the GALAXY family. The new device enables connection to 3G or 4G, allowing photo sharing and browsing anywhere.
With the body out of the way, let’s circle back to those capture specs. There’s a 16-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds (4/3) sensor on board, but with a twist – 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization. What this means is that the camera can compensate for shaky hands on both the vertical and horizontal http://justanothercyclist.veloreviews.com/2011/03/02/enhance-your-gopro-camera/ axis (just like many of its competitors) as well as on the rotational axis. What can we say? It really does make a difference. It will also come in handy while recording video, keeping the picture steady even as you walk down the street, change position or maintain a long focal length.
Another feature that we’re seeing more frequently in the mirrorless category is a built-in 1.44-megapixel electronic viewfinder, providing a 100 percent field of view and an x/y-axis level gauge, along with direct feedback for all key settings. Like the Sony NEX-7 , we’ve noticed that the proximity sensor can be a bit too sensitive, triggering the EVF when you hold the camera too close to your body, for example. We’d like to see an option to tweak this, but in the meantime you may want to flip off the auto-switch mode and opt for the dedicated button to the right of the EVF instead.
Completing the tour, on the top of the camera there’s a full-size hot shoe (a tiny external flash ships in the box) with a proprietary accessory connector below. Lifting the OLED display reveals a recessed notch, which helps you open a side panel with HDMI and USB/AV connectors. The SD slot sits on the right edge, while the 1,220mAh battery lives in a slot on the bottom. Adjacent to that compartment, you’ll find another proprietary connector hidden below a rubber door. We preferred shooting with just the grip portion, which enables the E-M5 to retain a slim profile while still allowing for some more comfortable handheld shooting. User Interface.
We can’t talk about performance without revisiting the camera’s focusing system. The ILC is so capable in this regard that bringing a subject into focus almost becomes an afterthought – most of the time, anyway. At its best, the E-M5 can adjust in a fraction of a second, and when http://beyondmain.com/2011/07/july-23-deals-2/ it works, it does so with epic speed. It’s not without flaws, however, and we’ve so far run into issues with several Olympus lenses. While the camera does a top-notch job with wide framing in good conditions, it has significant difficulty focusing in scenes with little contrast.