Questions for Videomega, Govt

first_imgDear Editor,I have some questions for Videomega and how it obtains contracts from the Government ministries.Was Beverley Alert one of Videomega’s former employees?  Are there other former Videomega employees working with the minister who owns this company?Is the company’s manager saying that having used the contracts from the various ministries to conduct its business as usual, and profiting only in the course of this, there is no issue?Would Videomega then be willing to step aside for other advertising agencies?Can a monetary value be placed on the power to obtain and distribute contracts to its preferred media houses?Aside from the convenient mention of the dailies benefiting from its contracts, which other entities benefited, and how selected or de-selected?Can it say whether it obtained similar contracts from these ministries prior to the Minister taking office, or prior to the assumption of the current coalition Government?A question for the ministries awarding the contracts: Why were other advertising agencies not considered, or an open call made?Sincerely,S P Wrightlast_img read more

Apple patents wearable battery charger for Watch 2

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#Apple Watch#battery#smartwatch#wearable Related Posts Apple might be looking for a new way to improve the Watch 2 battery life, if a patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this month is to be believed.The patent shows two possible designs for a wearable battery charger, one that is embedded into the wristband and another that sits underneath the chassis. The charger would provide Watch 2 users with a few hours extra, before it needs to be recharged.See Also: Apple confirms rumored interest in self-driving cars in letter to regulatorsFor the second design, which sits underneath the chassis, the company plans to use ‘heat-dissipating’ circuitry to ensure the battery doesn’t burn users.Promoted versus performance on battery lifeApple promotes 18 hours of battery life for the Watch 2, but users will know the results vary wildly depending on how much time you spend on the watch. Most reviewers of the Watch 2 said it managed 6-7 hours of screen-on time with heavy usage.The wearable charger looks to be a way for Apple to appeal to power users, while not making the Watch 2 (or Watch 3) any thicker. The Watch 2 is already thicker than the original smartwatch.Consumers have referenced the poor battery life over the two years as one of the main reasons they stopped using the smartwatch. Apple is looking to address these complaints with the next Watch series, set to come out sometime this year.Even with the patent published, it is still way too early to say if the iPhone maker intends to launch a wearable charger for the Watch. Apple publishes hundreds of patents every year, and many end up unused. Follow the Puckcenter_img David Curry Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…last_img read more