9D Cinema - Valpark, Trinidad



So I came across their page on Facebook and they are opening today, NOV 23 2014. Rides are $30 adult and $20 children. It's a 3D glasses experience with added effects like motion, wind, rain, snow, fog, lightning and more. Specially created shows run for about 9 mins. It is a franchised business and it has made its way to Valpark, Trinidad. Looks small like it could fit about 8 persons. From my research this was written about in local papers since middle of October, don't know how I missed it.

I will definitely check this out soon and update this blog post. Check them out and come back and share your experience in the comments below.

Tech Remix Weekly 007 - NOV 2014

iPhone 6 now available at bMobile - Trinidad



The iPhone 6 has been available in Trinidad for a while now since launch from the various shops. However, it landed today on bMobile's website - bmobile.co.tt/iphone6/. bMobile (TSTT) is an authorised distributor of the iPhone. Check's on the Apple website also indicate that it is available in Trinidad through bMobile. I asked for pricing and am waiting on a reply.

Press Release : Nokia Announces N1 Android Tablet


Slush 2014 - Helsinki, Finland - Photo Credit : Jussi Hellsten

Simplicity and design at the heart of Nokia's first brand-licensed product

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the N1, the first Nokia-branded Android tablet. The N1 offers the innovative, predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface, and a carefully crafted industrial design by Nokia with a focus on simplicity. The N1 will be brought to market in Q1 2015 through a brand-licensing agreement with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner responsible for manufacturing, distribution and sales.

"We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers' hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple," said Sebastian Nystrom, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies, who announced the N1 at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki. "The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet."

Consumers use and manage a large set of applications in their digital lives. The N1 makes that easy with the Z Launcher, which allows users to scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.

The industrial design of the N1 is deliberately developed to match the elegant simplicity of the interface. It has a unique one-piece aluminum design with a soft finish in both Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colors that make it stand out from other tablets. The 7.9" laminated display sits in a 6.9mm thin and light design that makes the device comfortable to hold even with one hand. A 2.4Ghz Intel Atom quad-core processor provides great performance for the Android Lollipop operating system on the N1.

The N1 is planned to be available for purchase in China in Q1 2015 for an estimated USD 249 before taxes, with the anticipation of expanding sales to other markets.

Device website : n1.nokia.com

Ask A Techie 20 Questions - Dmitri Dawkins - Engineer and Analyst

Jamaican racer and techie. You can connect with him on twitter : twitter.com/utenjm

How would you define a techie?

Anyone who can set the time on a microwave

How would you dress for a tech presentation?

This really varies. Dress to impress but make sure it's comfortable, that's very important when everyone is staring at you.

At home and internet goes down, what would you do to pass time?

Read a book

What tech company would you like to work for?

Right now I'm really loving a design company called Ideo. ideo.com and their social good arm ideo.org

Describe a social problem that technology can solve?

Food security, improve food and you improve health, education and the benefits keep on rippling.

Describe the state of ICT in Jamaica.

It's amazing how things grow in the wild. Jamaica has all the right conditions for growth, lots of commercial effort. What everyone is waiting to see though is if that fungus growing is a poisonous mushroom or really a wild truffle.

Tell us anything about yourself.

I can lick my elbow.

You start a YouTube channel, what do you call it?

Slicks, it's a type of racing tyre. It would cover my passion for motorsports and tech. I'm always surprised how the two demographics intersect.

Your thoughts on self driving vehicles?

I'm more excited about the tech than this specific application of it. It's great though, people drive like crap and there are many benefits to self driving cars.

Best movie you've seen and why?

This is tough. I'm not a big movie person but my friends are, so I end up watching many. I'm going to be cliché and say the Matrix. Not because of the cinematography but because of how it has inspired me in life.

Advice you would give to other techies?

Live more, get out and do something. No great story ever started with 'yo one night I was on my computer'

Most prized gadget you own?

My watch, a Tissot PRS200. It never needs to be rebooted.

The day before yesterday, Jane was 7 years old. Next year, she'll turn 10. How is this possible?

Yesterday was her birthday, so she's 8. Today is new year's day so she will be 9 this year, 10 next. She was born on Dec 31

What question would you ask Tim Cook?

What do you think you missed out on all these years?

Twitter or Facebook and why?

Twitter, it's currently way more organic than Facebook. I have basically no control of my FB news feed anymore.

What do you wish there was an app for?

Dating. Seriously. You can tell a lot about a person based on their phone usage. Why not use the data to find them a proper match?

What city in the world would you locate your tech startup?

Another tough question. Tie between London and Dubai (Hong Kong almost made the list but net neutrality issues).

Thoughts on Net Neutrality?

Essential to life, yes life. The world will be a very very bad place without net neutrality. Call your local politician today and talk to them about it. They might not know what it is but they need to.

Best advice that you received from a manager?

Don't doubt yourself.

What question would you ask the next techie?

How can you use tech to improve the life of others?