Sit on it and spin around

Above: The Steelcase Leap chair. Photo courtesy Steelcase. BitDepth#1080 for February 14, 2017 My adventures with chairs go back three decades to my doctor’s warning – after suffering excruciating back pain –  that I had two compressed vertebrae in my lower spine. I could either be more careful about the furniture I graced with my […]

Angelo’s absence

Above: Angelo Bissessarsingh flips through his newly published book in January, 2016. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1079 for February 07, 2017 Angelo Bissessarsingh is gone. For much of last week that long expected news, sharpened to a keen edge by a life’s clock that ticked down relentlessly, rocketed through Facebook, the online platform that gave […]

Getting to there from here

Above: Jeetandra Khadan’s IADB report: Are Oil and Gas smothering the Private Sector in Trinidad and Tobago? BitDepth#1078 for January 31, 2017 The conversation in economic circles is increasingly about diversification. Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Planning in association with the IADB launched an intitative aimed at stimulating the growth of local services. It […]

Going global with T&T services

Above: At the Global Services Promotion launch, Internet strategist Bevil Wooding, Barbados project awardee Peter Edey, Dr Terrence Farrell and Carolina Gonzales-Velosa, Labour Market and Social Security Specialist, IADB respond to audience questions. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.  BitDepth#1077 for January 24, 2017 There were a lot of words spoken at the “initiation” of the Global […]

Huawei toasts success at CES

Above: Journalists examine Huawei’s new line of smartphones for 2017 as a special event at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1075 for July 10, 2017 On Friday, Huawei, the Chinese technology company that made its first big splash in smartphone products just five years ago, proved to have outgrown shyness […]

2017: Year of the smartphone

Above: Andromium’s Superbook inflates the computer in your smartphone to laptop size. Photo courtesy Andromium. BitDepth#1074 for January 03, 2017 Wasn’t 2016 the year of the smartphone already? It was certainly a year of cement quality consolidation for smartphones, as the upscale devices became the standard for pocketable communication for anyone who wanted to do […]

Batteries not included

Above: The La Crosse Technology BC1000 allow cell by cell management of the recharging process for AA and AAA batteries. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1073 for December 27, 2016 After the excitement of Christmas day and the cooling reality of Boxing day comes the hard realisation that those wonderful devices that you took the time […]

When bloggers meet

Above: Tanya Marie Rhule, Risanne Martin, Afiya Francis, moderator Ardene Sirjoo and Ajala Pilgrim discuss digital work and personal branding at the T&T leg of the Caribbean Bloggers Meetup. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. Click on any image to enlarge. BitDepth#1072 for December 20, 2016 On December 11, a group of bloggers met at Drink Wine […]

TSTT: Rally around new brand

Above: Republic Bank’s Managing Director Nigel Baptiste and TSTT Chairman Emile Elias sign a $1.95 billion agreement for infrastructure development at the telecommunications company. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1070 for December 06, 2016 “We have begun our transformation,” declared TSTT CEO Dr Ronald Walcott at Friday’s press conference to announce new branding and a financial […]

The P9’s plenoptic potential

Above: Macqueripe beach, Huawei P9 grayscale sensor. Photography by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1069 for November 29, 2016 In April, I began testing Huawei’s P9, a revolutionary revision of photography wrapped in a smartphone device (). Two weeks ago, the device was finally launched in T&T with immediate availability from bMobile. Two contenders for the attention of photographers […]

At Microsoft M4: A Public Sector digital hero

Above: The Public Sector panel on Digital Government at Microsoft’s M4, from left, Josemaria Valdepenas, Microsoft Digital Transformation Architect, Minister of Information Milford Nicholas and Marlon Fetzner. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1068 for November 22, 2016 Microsoft’s M4 is an inspiring sales pitch, one that’s focused on reorienting the thinking of its private and public […]

The digital media dilemma

Above: Vivian Schiller, a veteran of CNN, Discovery Channel, the New York Times, NPR, NBC and Twitter speaking on the rise of digital media at a business luncheon for media hosted by the Unit Trust last week. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1067 for November 15, 2016 “You have a vibrant media landscape here in Trinidad,” […]