If you missed some of the headlines this week on GMR8, don't worry, we'll fill you in.
*Owner of King's Capri in Swifton, Bob King, Passes Away
Visitation Wednesday, July16 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Jackson's Funeral Home in Newport. Funeral Services are Thursday, July 17th at 2:00 PM at Jackson's Funeral Home.
* Ticket Giveaway - Rector Helping Hands Foundation Benefit Concert
Join us on GMR8 as we give away 2 Gold Level Concert Tickets up until the concert on July 25!
* MoneyScope Report
Volkswagen is bringing new jobs to America. The German Automaker will build a new factory in Chattanooga, TN to build midsize sedans and create about two-thousand jobs. Production will start in 2011.
One place where business is booming, the E-3 Game Summit in Los Angeles. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony are releasing new video game features there to compete for a share of an expected $20 billion in U.S. sales this year. That's more than Americans spend on music or movies.
* Tech Bytes
Big news for the "WII" game console... Nintendo is debuting "WII Music" a software that lets players simulate more than 60 different instruments. It's their answer to Activision's Blockbuster "Guitar Hero".
Sony announced a new online movie service for it's Playstation 3 video game console. PS-3 users will be able to download movies through a deal with seven studios, including Disney, FOX, and Warner Bros. On Monday, Rival Microsoft launched a similar alliance with NetFlix for it's X-Box console. Sony also announced it will sell an 80-gigabyte PS-3 model for $399 beginning in September.
If you're having trouble finding a new I-Phone, you're not alone. Apple says it sold one million of the new 3-G Versions from Friday to Sunday. But many stores have run out. Apple's web site can help see if the store nearest you has any in stock. Check it after 9 p.m. to see what will be on the shelves the next morning.
While Apple has been getting all the MP3 player buzz, Sony has been updating the original personal music device. The brand new Walkman plays MP3 and WMA formats, has "Drag and Drop" music management, an FM tuner, and voice record capability. And it's priced to sell for less than the I-POD shuffle in most markets.
And there's a new way to keep an eye on your home while you are away. The "Rovio" Robotic web cam uses a GPS system that can be controlled on the road. You use a PC, MAC, Cell or Smart phone to tell the camera where to look. The camera streams back full audio and video. And the "Rovio" can get itself back to its base for recharging, if you'll be gone for awhile.
* Health Watch
There's a reason why experts recommend paying attention to your thirst. Your thirst is actually a good guide of how well hydrated you are and if you drink according to your thirst you will stay hydrated. Registered Dietician, Ellie Kreiger, says it's important to consume plenty of fluids throughout the day to avoid symptoms of dehydration...including headaches, fatigues, dizziness and poor concentration. But how much water or fluid is enough? Most women need nine, eight ounce glasses of fluid a day. Men need about 13 eight ounces of fluid a day and it doesn't have to be water. Kreiger suggests there are many other sources of water that count toward the daily total. If you drink coffee or tea, even if its caffeinated it counts toward hydration, so does fruit juices and milk and soups. Some fruits and vegetables also count. Watermelon, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers are nearly all water by weight. So instead of counting only the glasses of water you've consumed every day, those fluids may be sitting right in front of you on a salad plate.
* Radio Segment with 104.9 The Fox
It was all about outdoor fun this morning as we showed highlights from the All-Star Baseball game that was record long. 4 hours and 50 minutes, and 15 innings later the A-L walked away with the win.
But it wasn't just about the swing of the bat, we showed some great pictures from Bob Snell's weekend float trip with our Morning Producer and our Web Producer. Bob says, they really need some practice.