Saturday, July 30, 2011

Air Conditioner in your clothing - Cool

 In view of the recent hot weather wouldn't it be great to have your own personal portable air conditioner built into your clothing.

Futuristic Japanese designers thought air conditioned clothing would be a good idea too, especially since there is a power shortage in Japan following the Fukushima nuclear plant disasters. 

Photo Credit:
Image: graur razvan ionut /

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blackberry Messenger 6 released

BBM6 (BlackBerry Messenger 6) Research In Motion's (RIM) mobile messaging and chat app was released today.  Key new feature is the ability to chat from within open applications eg gaming, social, workflows etc.  BBM6 also enables users to easily share applications with friends via the profile panel.

Download BBM6 from BlackBerry App World

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Game of Thrones Season 2

HBO will be airing Game of Thrones Season 2, Spring 2012.  Season 2 will be based on the second book of the Song of Ice and Fire Series  - A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin

Although brief the Trailer does hint that Fire will feature strongly in the story line.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quickly lower the volume on your PVR

Bell TV Tip

If you need to lower the volume quickly on your Bell TV PVR satellite receiver.  Either Press the mute button on the remote control OR if you need the volume lowered for an extended length of time (ie to take a phone call) Press the Pause button.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Galaxie Channel Playlists

If you subscribe to the Galaxie Music Channels, located Channel 901 to 945 in the Bell TV satellite online program guide and also have access to the internet you can see what tune or song will be played next.

 Surf to The Galaxie channel playlist select Bell from the provider field, then the channel you are watching from the drop down list and you will see what is currently playing, what will be played next as well as what songs have already played.

BONUS - Galaxie Music Channels are continuous music channels ie. No commercials or interruptions.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Historic Space Date 20th July

20th July 1969 -  Apollo 11's lunar module Eagle, which had separated from the command module carried a crew of two down to the lunar surface. 

While Michael Collins waited in the command module, Neil Armstrong and Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the moon.  Mission control were told by Neil Armstrong "The Eagle has Landed." 

First Man On The Moon
 UK Commemorative  Cover
Back on Earth the world watched and waited. At 10.56 pm EST, (2.56 GMT) Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon and said the historic words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."   

At 11.11pm EST "Buzz" Aldrin joined Armstrong and together, following the tradition of centuries of explorers, they planted a flag, the US flag.

It is fitting then that 20th july 2011 sees the return of Space Shuttle Atlantis marking the end of the NASA Space Shuttle Flight Program and lunar missions.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Channels are in Red in the online Guide

Is your Bell TV satellite Receiver is showing channels that you subscribe to, in red, in the online program guide.  To get the subscribed channels to reset use one of two methods :

Press and hold the Power button located on front of your receiver for at least 8 seconds.
This should reset the guide.

Synchronize your programming online by Log into your Bell Account and then following the onscreen instructions.

Friday, July 15, 2011

RIM - 7 New Blackberry

On July 13th at the shareholders meeting, RIM revealed that up to seven new Blackberry models will be released  this year. Suggested models :

  • Bold 9900
  • Bold 9860
  • Bold 9850
  • Curve
  • Torch
  • 4G Play Book

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nokia Live View

See what's around the corner on your phone.  Nokia Live View is an augmented reality browser, designed by Nokia Beta Labs for Symbian3 devices. The add on works in conjunction with Ovi Maps and displays nearby places as defined in the category menu: Food; Shopping;  Sights;  Hotels; Transport etc.,

Read More   OR   Try It Now

Monday, July 11, 2011

Rental Choice Plan

Launched 10th July Bell Rental Choice Plan

Digital Receiver - $2.75 per month
High Definition Receiver - $5.53 per month
High Definition Personal Video Recorder Receiver  - $13.86 per month

New Customers will also have an Activation fee of  $29.95 charged on their first Satellite TV bill.

This offer is available to new and existing customers.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Last Space Shuttle Program Flight - Final shuttle Atlantis

Today ends 30 years of service for NASA's fleet of space shuttles.  The last space shuttle Altantis which has already had 9 successful flights. was going to be decommissioned in 2008 but on inspection was given clearance to continue missions. The first space shuttle, Columbia launched 12th  Aprtil 1981. 

At 9 July 2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis will embark on her final space mission.  The Kennedy Space Center iCape Canaveral launch is scheduled for 11.26 am ET. The crew are on a 12 day mission to deliver supplies, parts  and a docking module to the  the International Space Station (ISS).  The shuttle will also be taking the first iPhone into orbit.

Atlantis flight STS 135 has a crew of 4  -  Commander Chris Ferguson,  pilot Doug Hurley,  mission specialistists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.

Altlantis first flight was 3rd October 1985,  her last will be the 33rd flight. The final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program will be the 135th mission.

Altlantis is due to land back on Earth JUly 20th 2011 at 7.06 am 

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

This image of space shuttle Atlantis was taken shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at Launch Pad 39A, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Atlantis is set to lift off today, Friday, July 8, on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

G-Form Extreme Sleeve for laptop or iPad

If you're heading out to the cottage and taking your laptop, notebook or iPad investing in a protective cover   or sleeve males sense.

The G-Form Extreme Sleeve is unique in that it made from a gel like material which on impact due to Reactive Protection Technology (RPT) stiffens the material, effectively absorbing the energy of the impact.

visit G-Form

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Skype is a video, audio and text messaging application used throughout the world.  Skype phones, smart phones and computers can run the program which enables users to easily keep in touch and share information.

To download the right application for your system choose from Skype for :

Depending which option you choose pricing is either

  • Free
  • Pay as You Go
  • Monthly

Friday, July 1, 2011

FREE PREVIEW Bell TV Channel Line up July 2011

During July 2011, as per Channel 271 of the Bell TV online guide, 
these Channels are on Free preview :

1670 - MUCH (Much Music) HD
Free Preview Ends 1st September

Free Preview Ends May 2012