Waste is a big concern for cities — after all, no one likes looking at trash on the street. But it ends up there anyway for various reasons: bins overflow, sometimes they’re hard to find and worst of all, some people just don’t care what they do with their trash. Sencity seeks to fight this apathy by turning litter disposal into a game with its new TetraBIN, a connected trash bin that rewards you for tossing out your garbage.
Sencity is part of a cohort of startups out of Urban-X, a Brooklyn-based accelerator focused on improving the livability of cities like New York. This means companies focused on issues near and dear to city dwellers, like transportation and utilities. Street furniture is a big part of the urban landscape, and though a lot of municipalities have tried to make bike racks and benches more attractive, very little of it is what you’d call entertaining. Sure, there are bus stops with connected displays and public WiFi access points, but you still have to make your own fun while you’re out and about.
The TetraBIN is a large three-sided container wrapped in a screen displaying a sidescrolling green field. Bats fly through the air while dogs eagerly wait on the ground crying, “Feed me!” The inside is lined with motion sensors that detect when something is tossed into the bin, and that is translated into chicken drumsticks on the screen. Successfully feeding the dog results in a win screen with a code that can be redeemed on the TetraBIN website. The idea is that pedestrians will earn various rewards by playing; they might even be able to receive physical items in the mail. Over time, Sencity hopes that throwing out trash becomes an automatic habit, especially among children: The game may encourage kids to pick up other people’s trash as well, which Sencity staffers wouldn’t mind one bit.
In New York and other cities, street furniture like bus shelters and newsstands are built and operated by Cemusa, which makes its profits by putting advertisements on everything. TetraBIN would be a natural fit for interactive ads, but Sencity would rather partner with cities and local business improvement districts to get its containers on the streets. The bins use 4G to connect and can transmit information to each other if in close proximity, so getting them set up requires minimal effort. And yes, when people tire of the games they can display other things like bus and train schedules, traffic updates and the weather.
How effective Will Tetra Bin Work
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TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels
TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.
TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.
Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.
TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.
TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.
TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.
MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem
MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.
Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.
- Data subscription balance
- Data monitor app threshold
- Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
- Network signal reception
In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.
To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.
Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.
If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.
For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.
Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.
MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)
Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.
MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)
Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.
MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.
#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus
Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.
You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.
Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.
How it Works:
- To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
- Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
- Recharge to hit your target
- Get rewarded with 250MB free.
- Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
Hard to say:
The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.
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