Students encouraged to become producers of technology

Female students at the the Programming and Animation workshop, Youth Tech 2019, at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park on January 4. Forty students between the ages of 12-18 students, were exposed to the world of Artificial Intelligence at a Programming and Animation workshop, Youth Tech 2019, held earlier this month at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park. The two-day workshop hosted by the Eco-Industrial Development Company of Tobago (E-IDCOT) Ltd and Nerds International Young Innovators, whose director Joseph Frederick, co-ordinated the project. Joseph said the aim of the workshop was to…

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2019: Where technology goes from here

2018 was a year of significant milestones brought about by technology. We saw the manufacturing industry start to evolve through 3D printing, the world’s workforce mobilises thanks to increasingly flexible devices, and the continued growth of connected devices. The development of these technologies in 2019 is certain and will without doubt continue to shift the way we conduct our business and personal lives. A return to the golden age of manufacturing Where will technology have the most impact? From an industrial point of view, the world is embarking on the…

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Smart vehicle technology new star of CES

car giant Mercedes showcased its Vision Urbanetic, a concept autonomous vehicle designed for urban areas, at CES 2019 The technology on display at CES increasingly involves cars and other vehicles, with the gadget show becoming ever more diverse in the products showcased as a result. Some vehicle manufacturers now make as many major announcements at the Las Vegas convention as they do at key motor industry events such as the Detroit Motor Show. This year, Nissan, Ford, Mercedes, Audi and Hyundai are among the firms with a large presence in…

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Apple Working On Long Range ‘3D Camera’ For 2019 iPhone

The iPhone will be completely redesigned in 2020, but until then we know Apple AAPL -10.02%’s design plans are modest with a focus on official price cuts. So how will the company generate excitement for its 2019 iPhones? Now we know… In a major scoop, Bloomberg has revealed Apple is working with Sony to integrate long distance 3D cameras into its next-generation iPhones. This is technology, with the potential to transform photography, security and gaming. Furthermore, the source couldn’t be better: Bloomberg spoke to Sony itself. Apple iPhone XI conceptConcept…

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Essential Phone Discontinued, Company Working on ‘Next Mobile Product’

Android co-creator Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone has become unavailable and the company has said it won’t replenish the stocks, thus, effectively discontinuing the smartphone. Originally introduced in 2017, the Essential Phone, also known as PH-1, has had a rocky start. Even after expanding into new markets, the phone’s sales remained underwhelming and resulted in layoffs and rumours that the firm would be sold. It was among the first phones to sport a display notch, a feature that became ubiquitous this year in the smartphone industry. In addition to confirming that…

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Nokia 9 PureView to be announced during the last week of January

One of the longest awaited flagship smartphones in history has to be the Nokia 9 PureView. Ever since HMD Global started making handsets under the Nokia name people have been anxiously anticipating the company’s first true contender for the top of the line space. And now we may actually be only one month away from the official unveiling of the Nokia 9. That is, at least, what a new rumor claims, reported by Russian publication Nokia Anew. Apparently the info comes from some unnamed “foreign sources”, and they also say…

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Nokia 3 receives Android 8.1 Oreo update

Vlad 20 December 2018 Nokia Android Firmware Updates HMD Global has apparently started sending out the update to Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 3 from 2017. The phone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, then received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo back in April this year. Now it’s time for it to make the jump to 8.1, although at this rate Pie seems like nothing more than a pipe dream at the moment. On one hand, if you own a Nokia 3, it’s probably sad to think…

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ZTE nubia Red Magic Mars soon coming to the UK and Europe

The beastly nubia Red Magic Mars was released just last month in China and by the looks of it, it will be stepping outside of the country really soon. A landing page has already been set up and you can sign in your email address so you can receive a notification once it arrives. According to the drop-down menu on the landing page, the phone will be available for purchase in the UK and Europe. But as manufacturers do, ZTE’s sub-brand nubia didn’t give any specifics around the release of…

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Firefox Is Coming to Qualcomm Snapdragon-Based Windows 10 Devices

Alongside bringing Snapdragon 8cx as its new chip for “always-on, always-connected” Windows 10 PC category, Qualcomm has announced its partnership with Mozilla to bring a native Firefox version for Snapdragon-powered Windows computers. The native ARM64 version of Firefox is touted to leverage the performance of the Snapdragon platform to deliver the “most performant out-of-the-box experience possible”. The San Diego-based chip maker at the Qualcomm Tech Summit 2018 in Hawaii announced the Snapdragon 8cx as the world’s first 7nm SoC for PCs. The chip has Qualcomm Kryo 495 CPU and Adreno…

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Verizon gives discounts to emergency first responders with unlimited plans

Verizon introduces new discounts for those heroes of our local communities. State and city police, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers, and Fire department as well will all be eligible for Verizon discounts on their personal service accounts. Volunteers, current employees, and retirees will all be eligible. Those who qualify will get $15 off a single line of service per month, $35 for two lines, and $40 for three or more lines will be discounted per month. If you’d like to request the discount, you can log into your My Verizon…

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