Samsung Note 7 Wishlist

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Hello and good afternoon. I haven’t done a video in a while. So here I am doing a quick one to keep things going on my YouTube Channel. Firstly I would like to say that I am glad they skipped the Note 6 name for Note 7. The S7 has been hugely successful and we would like this to extend to the Note 7. Also the global launch takes place on August 2nd.

This is my wishlist for the Samsung Note 7

  • Waterproof
  • OTA radio and TV
  • Louder speaker
  • Better camera
  • USB Type C
  • Ability to customise the OS
  • Stereo front facing speakers
  • Bigger battery
  • Better fingerprint scanner

Stock Android firmware option. Tired of hearing people bash TouchWiz.

Surprise me with some innovative hardware and software features.

Samsung Mobile Korea posted the first official ad for the upcoming phone but it didn’t reveal much. I read that maybe we could see an iris scanner and front facing flash.

Thank you for watching and share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


APC Mobile Power Pack in Trinidad and Tobago



I've been using a battery pack for the last year and can attest to its usefulness. Received this bit of news below and I am passing it along. Look for and ask for them in the shops. If you have questions or need support, feel free to contact them via their website apcc.com, where there are sections with all the product info and also an option to contact via email or telephone.

"APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in comprehensive critical power and cooling, announced recently that the APC Mobile Power Pack, its new line of high capacity and high efficiency portable chargers, is now available in Trinidad and Tobago. The new lightweight products allow mobile device holders to charge their smartphones and tablets quickly, safely and efficiently, without having to connect to a power outlet. The new mobile power packs from APC by Schneider Electric are available in three models M3PMBK, M6BK and M12BK."

Ask A Techie 20 Questions - Trevern Gray - Tech Entrepreneur



How would you define a techie?

Someone that sees technology as a solution to any problem. Don't get tech lovers and techies mixed up.

How has tech improved your life?


I love to ask a lot of questions and there are no questions that cannot be answered in today's way. That's why Google is one of my favorite tech companies after the great Apple of course.

How can technology be used to improve Trinidad?

Technology could solve a lot of the issues we are facing from crime to garbage collection. If more technology is used to monitor our boarders we will see massive reduction in illegal items entering the country. If we use international recycling technology we will be able to produce more energy to power our homes, businesses and reduce the amount of garbage that is dropped at our landfills. That's just two quick examples of how technology can be used to improve TT.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

At present I am working on a huge project within the local pet industry so I really see myself developing my company within the next 5 years, working on new solution to improve the care and health of pets within the region.

Who is your favourite tech youtuber?

TED (Science and Technology) is really one of my main tech youtubers because one can really get a sense of what is to come within technology since alot of tech leaders present at TED.

Why did you choose to be a tech entrepreneur?

I started my work career with a small technology company in Central Trinidad that has now moved to Canada and since then I noticed how technology changes peoples lives and when my opportunity came to offer my solution to a problem, back in 2009, I fell in love with the business of technology.

Can a chromebook replace a laptop for you?

Again I love Google as company but I am from the old school tech club. Chromebooks are awesome. I love the concept but I love the flexibility that my Laptop or Mac offers me. Simply because software developers have been developing for Windows and Mac for over 20 years and the platforms are tried and tested. So no, chromebook won't replace my laptop or Mac anytime soon but I love them.

Tell us anything about yourself.

I am the CEO and Cofounder of T&T's first pet care technology company called Wagging Brands Ltd. I am currently 26 years old and I have been in business for over 7 years now.

Most prized gadget you own?

This question is a hard one but it comes down to my iPhone and my many hard drives since all my life work are on them.

What tech would you like to own?

The Baxter Robot and a Tesla Model X.

Tell us about your startup and current projects.

As I mentioned before I am the CEO of Wagging Brands Ltd, a pet care technology company. Currently we offer two products. One is WaggingPal (http://waggingpal.com), T&T's first pet finder app in conjunction with TTSPCA. It allows the shelters to promote their pets that are up for adoption directly to public 24/7. We also offer our premium pet care subscription service called WaggingBox (https://waggingbox.com). This service allows pet owners to treat they pets to premium products and at a fraction of the price and it also allows pet parents to subscription to a monthly pet care box filled with 4 - 5 items to keep your pet happy.

The best advice you have received?

The best advice I received was from a former employer he said, "whatever you are doing you will never fail. Experience could never be marked with a past or fail grade. It's a continuous journey." So even when I failed at my last two projects, parts of those projects are alive today in Wagging Brands and the experience has made me into what I am today.

Which person in tech would you like to meet?

I would love to meet Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, but Steve Jobs (RIP) would have topped my list.

What sports teams do you support?

I am not a big sports fan but I have been well indoctrinated by my friends in college to support Chelsea so I do to this day.

10 fish are in a tank, 2 drown, 4 swim away and 3 die. How many fish are left?

7 fishes are left only 3 die. They can't drown and they can't swim away.

What tech event would you like to attend?

Well its surprising you ask me that since Wagging Brands has invited to attend the Europe Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon. We are currently looking for some corporate partners to help us reach to the submit in order to display our product WaggingPal. We are willing to also display and place all our sponsors logos on our flyers and display any products that can tie in with our app. (Eg: Phones, Tablets, Laptops etc.) All interested companies can contact me at tgray [at] waggingbrands.com for more information.

How would you invest a million dollars?

I would invest a million dollars into our company's research and development unit so that we can release some awesome new products that will further improve the lives of pets within our region.

What future technology interests you?

Robotic technology interests me the most at present since I see a lot of everyday services that can be given to a robot which can work alongside humans. #BaxterRobot

Should we be worried about the advancement of Artificial Intelligence? Why/Why not?

No we shouldn't be worried about advancement of Artificial Intelligence since we are the creators and once you are the creator you have the control. so no, I am not worried at all.

What question would you ask the next techie?

I would ask a next techie what problem have you been experiencing? You know you can come up with a solution for that right? Is your problem, fix it.

iPhone Now Available at Digicel Trinidad

Update (23 JUL 2016) : So the phones are listed on the website but the filter by Apple does not work (at least not for me). Here are links to the models I found with the various plans. Also it is my understanding that the data is not unlimited but 25GB. As I get more info and answers to my questions I will update this blog post.

Apple iPhone SE 64GB
Apple iPhone 6S 16GB
Apple iPhone 6S 64GB
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64GB





Saw the above sponsored post while browsing Facebook. I was so anxious to share this on the Apple Community (T&T) facebook group and on Twitter that I forgot to take note of the website link and now I can't find the facebook post or more information on the Digicel website. Trying to contact Digicel (Trinidad) support now to get more information. Don't see Digicel Trinidad listed on the Apple website although this could just mean that Apple hasn't updated yet.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

My Thoughts On Being A Budding Entrepreneur



I have a big PASSION for tech and I love to see tech positively changing our lives. I love supporting persons doing GREAT things and especially in the region. Seems like a good way to start is by defining the term entrepreneur. Here is one definition that I found and like:

"An entrepreneur is an individual who, rather than working as an employee, runs a small business and assumes all the risks and rewards of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes." -- Investopedia

I asked my social streams "How would you define an entrepreneur?" and got some interesting responses. Responses touched on being an innovator (new ideas for old situations), love for fixing stuff and making money from that, doing something for profit and not being afraid to fail, building economic growth and creating opportunities. A dreamer and doer. One comment hinted that the entrepreneur should stay away from the overuse of jargon and big talk. What is your definition (or one that you like) for an entrepreneur? Share with us in the comments below.

I have always had intentions of being an entrepreneur and working for myself. After twelve years of work experience and circumstances I decided to be an entrepreneur full time. I have still left myself open to full time work (and entrepreneurship on the side) because that is my plan B. Don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket so to speak.

So once I decided I was going to do this I had some things to think about as follows

  • What services am I going to offer (at least initially)?
  • What are the advertising options available to me? (classifieds, call cards, flyers, word of mouth, email, cold calls, online, radio, TV and loud speaker).
  • Create my website (it.hassantt.com). Simple because that’s my style.
  • I should be living what I am selling. In other words my own business should be using the tech. Of course my budget and resources and circumstances might be different from another business. But I need to walk the walk as much as I can talk the talk.
  • Use tech to stay organised, track performance and manage customers.
  • Do my research and seek professional advice.
  • Get training and attend events. (I see NEDCO has a timetable of different training)
  • Register my company. (The process at Registration House was uncomplicated)
  • Study the competition and marketplace.
  • Get customer feedback. (From surveys for example).
  • Look into remote work options. (Check out this group on Facebook).
  • Participate in knowledge sharing through social media, forums and groups.
  • Consider startup incubators, investor opportunities and competitions.
  • Network and make connections. You hear it a lot in Trinidad (and it probably applies to other countries), you have to "know" someone to get things done.
  • Balance my life and stay healthy. Blogging, photography, walking and music. That is how I stay sane in a world that can be cruel at times.
  • Be thankful. Remember all those who help you along the way. (Eg My relatives put up money to buy the laptop that I am using)

My advice to anyone thinking about becoming an entrepreneur is simple, JUST DO IT. Be positive. It might not be an easy road and there will be struggles. I like these words from a popular Soca song, "from you wake up this morning you is a winner."

So let’s recap. I have introduced myself, tried to define the term entrepreneur, listed some things to consider and gave some parting advice. I am no expert and I made sure to include the word budding in the article title but I understand the power of sharing and I am sharing my thoughts with you. Now it’s your turn. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and share this article with your circles.