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A great article on the next age in human development

This article confirms what I thought.

Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of functionality makes me despair. But the problem isn’t our gadgets. It’s that the future of consumer tech isn’t going to come from information devices. It’s going to come from infrastructure.

[via Gizmodo]

A Blackberry Passport in the lab

Been doing some testing of the Blackberry Passport and must say, I am quite impressed.

Pluses :

  • Running Android Apps (via Amazon Store and 3rd Party Sources)
  • Big screen
  • Physical Keyboard
  • Keyboard that can be swiped !

Negatives :

  • It’s a Blackberry ! 🙂

Mobile communications economies in the Antigua – version 0.01

Visiting folks in Antigua posed a number of problems that  knew I of for along time, but have solved differently based on my need for access to the Interwebs.  On this trip I couldn’t count on Wifi at certain places, since I was relatively on the go.

Solution :  A cheap android with a data plan that I could create I Wifi hotspot(tethering).   It came up to $203 ECD ($180 for device; $20 for voice; $13 for 1GB/24 hours for data).  About $75 USD.

The device is Alcatel Pop C2


The service is with LIME.  Since I have  6+ hour layover in Dominica, I can breeth easier that I can still be connected to the Grid.

Assuming I max out my 1GB per day, I am looking at $5 per day.  Rest of my trip will cost me $30 USD.

Was able to skype from my Sprint HTC with it.

More than worth it for the freedom to move around.  Next trip will be less as I will have the device already.

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