technology

Way back in January of 2009, I wrote an article about a new device that was taking the world by storm. The iPhone. You may have heard of it. When I bought one, it was version 3 and had been out for about 18 months at that point.

It was then and is now an amazing piece of technology. The new iPhone 13 is a powerful computer and multimedia device that also lets you make phone calls. Pretty neat. I upgraded to an iPhone 13 a few months ago. The camera is amazing. It’s faster. The screen is better. But is it so much better that I needed to upgrade?

We had a power outage the other day.  Not for very long. Only about ten minutes. Fortunately, I run my equipment off an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) so my computer didn’t go down and I didn’t lose my work. My optical network terminal (fibre) and wifi router are on their own UPS so we didn’t lose internet connectivity even with the power out.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Time: 
10:00am - 4:00pm

Are you interested in sound production of a concert or theatre show. Join us at The Arts Station with Ben Bloomander from PB Audio for this day long workshop. You will be introduced to The Arts Station sounds equipment and how to use it for concerts and theatre shows. While the focus will be on The Arts Station sound system the skills will be transferable. 

Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) is providing programming to local tech entrepreneurs and businesses in the Kootenay by partnering with Spring Activator and Volition to run an Investment Readiness Training program from March through May of this year. Impact investing emphasizes a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Funding of $7.6 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Fruitvale and Nelson and between Kimberley and Wasa. Permitting and other pre-construction work on the projects will start soon, with support from federal, provincial and regional partners.

Digital amnesia grows daily in our lives. Once upon a time, I could remember every single person’s phone number that I knew. Now I can barely remember my phone number. Once I put a phone number into my phone, I promptly forget it.

This is a minor problem, but it highlights that there are some phone numbers that I do need at my fingertips that I use rarely and so am unlikely to remember. I’m speaking here of things like emergency numbers.

To be fair, some of the threats have lessened to a degree. If you have an iPhone and turned on iCloud backup then you at least have two copies of your photos and possibly other files on your phone. The challenge with iCloud that I keep seeing is that people run out of free space and then start deleting things rather than create more space or look for an alternative backup.

Fernie tech startup Sucre Interactive Technologies Inc. has reached the final round of the New Ventures BC Pitch Competition.

Sucre is the only company outside of the Lower Mainland/ Capital Region to make the Top 15  of this highly competitive startup event.

Sucre develops hyper-realistic immersive (Virtual Reality-based ) training environments. Their solution is deployed in workplaces where “learning by mistake” has catastrophic real-world consequences.

Recently a friend of mine had an important presentation to make and they wanted to send their presentation to their audience in advance. The problem? The PDF that PowerPoint produced was enormous. Far too large to send via email. They were frustrated. I’ve seen it many times before and there are a few things you can do to ensure your PDFs are of a reasonable size.

By now you or someone or everyone you know has watched The Social Dilemma. If you haven’t you should. It’s eye-opening. The purpose of the documentary is to educate you about how social media is affecting your life in profound and often undesirable ways.