Monday, February 28, 2011

Top 5 Technology Movies - ICT North's List

The 83rd Oscars were lacking in  sci fi movies this year.  ICT North blog's top 5 technology movies are :

1.  Hitchhicker's Guide To The Galaxy 
The Earth destroyed, traveling through the universe with a towel our hero's make One big discovery coincidence is no coincidence.

2.  Matrix
Real, imagined or a continuous loop.  Every day routine for 'Neo' will never be routine.

3.  Tron 
Back in 1982 computers were "New Technology"  This movie explains how a computer works and it's vulnerabilities.  Worth watching for the graphics, it doesn't matter if you are viewing Tron Legacy (2010) or the original version.

4.  Transformers
Who doesn't want a car that's a robot that's a car.

5.  The Terminator
Protecting the future from within the past, complete with a cyborg that you definitely want on your side.

Love movies then you'll love this :
We Connect you with the world: tiff. - Bell Lightbox

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Robonaut2 goes to space in Discovery Shuttle

If it wasn't for the space program there would be no satellite tv, today marks a landmark occasion for space missions :

As firsts and lasts go this is quite impressive.  Space Shuttle Discovery embarks on her final space mission and Robonaut2 is set to become the first humanoid robot in space ever.  This flight STS 133 has a crew of 6  -  Steve Lindsay,  Eric Boe,  Alvin Drew,  Steve Bowen,  Michael Barratt and Nicole Stott.

The versatile and dexterous Robonaut2 was developed by NASA and General Motors, is called R2 for short.  Robonaut2 will be responsible for the Twitter Feed and will be the test subject to determine how robots can be utilized in space and how they perform in space.  The long term objective is for R2 to explore   near earth objects comets, asteroids and eventually planets.

Get tweets from space
Follow Space Shuttle Discovery - mission control, live shots  -  Space Flight live

Image Credit - NASA

Monday, February 21, 2011

Family Day Fun

Family Day is all about having fun. We're not suggesting you try Heli Skiiing, but if looks incredible fun it you have a head for heights :

Friday, February 18, 2011

tiff. - Bell Lightbox

Bell Lightbox construction began on February 1, 2007, it was opened 13 September, 2010.   Located in Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3X5. The building was designed by the the architectural firm KPMB and Bruce Kuwabara (Festival Tower).  

The Galleries have statics displays dedicated movie paraphernalia - stills, posters, props and set models.  The Box Office at the tiff. Bell Lightbox, which is open from 10am to 10pm each day, has details of cinema programs, movie screening times and admission pricing.

Bell Lightbox contains :
  •  Canadian Film Gallery    
  • Main Gallery
  • Five Cinemas
  • Three Studios
  • A Film Reference Library
  • An Atrium

  • Offices 
  • Stores
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Festival Tower condos

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 - Bell TV - ATN

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 matches are being played starting Saturday 19th February 2011 - the opening ceremonies will be held on the 17th. Bell TV (via Asian Television Network - ATN) package price is $199 and covers all 49 matches.  India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are this years hosts to the fourteen national cricket teams* are taking part and will be competing for a place in the final, scheduled to take place on April 2nd, 2011 in Mumbai.

Go to Channel 736 or 737 to order Pay-Per-View live coverage. 

* National Cricket Teams include :
Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, 
Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, 
South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

Friday, February 11, 2011

On Screen Guide Tip

Bell TV Tip
     Onscreen Guide Tip:
             To go forward 24 hours
              Press 24, then the browse button.
              Works for other time periods too.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

3 Recommended Cell Phone Accessories

Making a cell phone meet your needs can be this easy :

  • Headphones or mini speakers make listening to music comfortable for you and those around you.
  • Dash mounted cell phone holder for your vehicle. 
  • Headset or Bluetooth wireless headset for when you are on the go.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Super Bowl Ads 2011

Super Bowl XLV will be played Sunday 6th February 2011.

The game will be exciting, so is the speculation about the Super Bowl Ads. To run a commercial during the Super Bowl is extremely expensive but can have huge rewards. Fortunately has all the ads from pervious years archived, so favorite ads can be easily viewed again.

In case you're wondering what's in store this year :

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bell TV Free Preview Febuary 2011

February 2011 Free Previews on Bell TV

Channel AJE 516 - Free preview till March 4th 2011

Al Jazeera World 

The Vault


Channel 637 Free Preview till 28th February 2011
Comedy Gold 

 Channel 333 Free preview until 28th February 


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Years is the year of the Rabbit.
The Rabbit represents endurance, peaceful times and pursuit of comfort.  The Year of The Rabbit begins 3rd February 2011 and will last until 22nd February 2012.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bell TV Remotes

Infrared Remote
The Bell TV infrared (IR) remote needs direct line of sight to the satellite tv receiver to function.  The remote operates by transmitting line of sight signals short distances (up to 40 ft).

The infrared remote is the standard remote that is supplied with a standard  Digital Receiver or HD Receiver. The remote can also be used to control tv, vcr or dvd, plus a third device.

UHF Remote
A Bell TV UHF (Ultra High Frequency) remote does not need direct line of sight to the satellite tv receiver.  The remote operates using radio frequencies to send the signal through walls and floors (up to 120 ft).  Thus allowing greater flexibility regarding placement of the receiver and control of the receiver from greater distances and control of the receiver from other rooms within the home.  

One IR remote, one UHF remote and UHF antenna (to be attached to the receiver rear panel) are supplied with the and the HD PVR Plus receiver.

The UHF remotes supplied by Bell TV also have infrared incorporated -  so that  it is possible to control three other non uhf capable devices (tv, dvd or  vcr plus a third device)  - plus a TV input selection button.

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