Monday, 30 March 2015

Father's gift wins daughter a million shillings

Catherine Wambui Ndegwa, 36, is a million shillings richer; thanks to the GOtv ‘Dunga Milli’ campaign.   Less than a week ago, Catherine sent a friend to buy her a GOtv decoder, which was a gift for her father, who lives in Karatina. Her name was entered into the Dunga Milli lucky draw. Little did she know that her name would be drawn, making her a Kenya Dunga Millionaire.  

“I have no words to express my excitement. Thank you to GOtv, my father can now enjoy quality programmes”. She continued to commend GOtv for delivering affordable family entertainment option as Kenyans migrate from analogue to digital TV broadcasting.
When asked what the money will be used for, Catherine chuckled “it will come in handy for college fees, paying off a loan and doing renovations on my house”.
Catherine, whose favourite show on GOtv is National Geographic (NatGeo), is the second winner of the ‘Dunga Milli’ campaign which launched last week. The 8-week long campaign will see Kenyans rewarded for going digital with GOtv, while enjoying the instant benefits of increased choice in local and international content.

“Congratulations to Catherine Wambu for going digital. As we near the worldwide June digital migration deadline, GOtv has been consistently making set top boxes affordable in order to give more Kenyans access to experience the digital revolution. We are helping Kenya to GO digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming, comments GOtv Kenya General Manager, Felix Kyengo.
 “As a true migration partner and a leader in the digital arena it is important that we play a pivotal role towards accelerating Kenya’s digital migration process. For a special price offer of only Sh1, 399, including 2 months GOtv Plus subscription, Kenyan’s can enjoy the best international and local programming”, added Mr Kyengo.
GOtv subscribers are spoiled for choice with a selection of channels including, news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies. GOtv channels are carefully selected to cater for a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs.

Channels include; Africa Magic World, Africa Magic Swahili, SuperSport Select 1 and 2, One Gospel, E! Entertainment, Telemundo, eTV Africa, ZEE World, Disney Junior in addition to local channels such as KBC, NTV, KTN, Citizen TV to mention but a few.GOtv now covers over 30 cities in its pursuit to enable the government to achieve a speedy migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.

Friday, 20 March 2015

The future of technology is curved

As the world continues to push its technological boundaries, consumers are beginning to seek technology that is specifically designed to seamlessly fit into the daily hustle and bustle of life. LG Electronics remains at the fore of this pursuit in creating technology that is ergonomic as well as user-friendly.

Recently, the electronics company launched the world’s first curved screen TV dubbed the OLED TV. With the aim of providing consumers with a television designed to immerse the user in the viewing experience of images and motion pictures. The enhanced design features of the TV mirror the curve in a human eye, giving the viewer a wider scope in imagery as well as a sharper perception along the edges of focus.

“The idea behind creating technology that is curved, is to give consumers an optimum sense of comfort and ease in use,” said Moses Marji is Marketing General Manager, LG Electronics East Africa

The OLED TV comes with a fairly minimalistic approach in terms of design; a subtle stand and slim bezel with the 65inch screen being the main feature. Bigger is indeed better, when it comes to the viewing experience on the OLED TV. The TV’s viewing can be construed by viewers to be 3D; this is a primary result of the notable arch of the screen.

As described in a Forbes article, curved TVs “deliver almost twice as much perceived contrast” for the viewer. Images on a curved TV are viewed off-axis because of the shaper perspective given along the edges. This in turn reduces the negative effects normally experienced by viewers in terms of colour and contrast.

Products featuring a curve as produced by LG include the recently launched LG G Flex 2, which the electronic firm hopes will put a stylish spark back in the ergonomic advantages of owning a curved mobile phone.

LG Electronics is pushing its creative boundaries by introducing curved smartphones into the mobile world. “The human body is not a flat surface,” Mr Marji further described “therefore technological products we use on a daily basis should seamlessly fit into our pockets and curve towards our ears and mouth.”

The current LG G Flex 2 includes an HD P-OLED display providing a better interactive experience for the user. The curvature of the phone re-introduces the simplicity of phones produced in the past, blending new-technology characteristics that ultimately give an enhanced user-friendly experience.

Fashionable technology is perceived as products that aim to assimilate and enhance lifestyle. As wearable technology continues to gain traction, a wide majority of technological consumers already own various personal devices. Smartphones for instance accommodate a vast range of users and LG will continue to push the boundaries to give users a variety in terms of technologies available for purchase.