Love-struck Cinema: Three Movies to Watch this Valentine’s Day
Love-struck Cinema: Three Movies to Watch this Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and instead of the usual candlelit dinner, why not cozy up for a romantic movie night? Dive into the enchanting world of love with three films that promise to pull at your heartstrings. From whimsical encounters to profound connections, these cinematic gems are the perfect recipe for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Grab your popcorn and get ready for a delightful escape into the realms of love!
Step into the captivating world of Priscilla, a 2023 film that explores the unseen side of a great American myth. When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu crosses paths with the meteoric rock ‘n’ roll superstar, Elvis Presley, at a party, sparks fly in private moments. Witness a thrilling crush, an alliance in loneliness, and a gentle friendship as Sofia Coppola takes you on a journey through Elvis and Priscilla’s long courtship and turbulent marriage. This deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame will have you hooked from start to finish.
Embark on a nostalgic journey with Past Lives, a 2023 film that follows the intertwined lives of Nora and Hae Sung. Childhood friends torn apart by Nora’s family’s emigration from South Korea, they reunite decades later for a fateful week. Directed by Celine Song, this feature debut stars Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro, portraying two friends contemplating destiny, love, and the choices that shape a lifetime. Inspired by real events, this semi-autobiographical tale is a poignant exploration of relationships evolving over 24 years, making it a must-watch for any hopeless romantic.
Enter a city where fire, water, land, and air residents coexist in Elemental, a 2023 film that unfolds a unique love story. Join Ember Lumen, a fiery young woman, and Wade Ripple, a go-with-the-flow guy, as they discover the unexpected common ground between them. Set in a world of anthropomorphic elements, the film takes you on a visually stunning journey through the city, where opposites react, and love blooms. Witness the magic of love as unpredictable as the elements themselves in this captivating and imaginative tale.
Wrapping Up the Romance:
Ready for a cinematic love affair? All three heartwarming films, Priscilla, Past Lives, and Elemental, are available for your viewing pleasure on Novus VOD. Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other, friends, or flying solo, these movies are sure to add a touch of magic to your Valentine’s Day plans. Who needs roses when you have enchanting love stories like these? Happy watching!
Published: 10:45 am on February 9th, 2024
Beyond the Byte: A Journey into 2024’s Tech Trends
Beyond the Byte: A Journey into 2024’s Tech Trends
Hold onto your hats, tech enthusiasts! The year 2024 is ushering in a tidal wave of innovations that promise to reshape our digital world. Join us as we dive into three game-changing tech trends set to redefine how we interact with technology in the coming year.
The Metaverse Revolution:
Step into a new dimension with the metaverse. Beyond virtual hangouts, this trend is evolving into a full-fledged digital universe where work, play, and social interactions seamlessly blend. Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms and Decentraland showcase the metaverse’s potential, offering virtual workspaces and immersive social experiences. Get ready for an era where every interaction transcends the screen.
AI Integration Unleashed:
Artificial Intelligence takes a front-row seat in our daily lives, evolving from a tool to a trusted companion. In 2024, AI becomes more intuitive, understanding and anticipating our needs across various aspects of life. OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an AI-driven language model, showcases the technology’s potential with natural language understanding. From personalized recommendations to streamlined healthcare, AI is set to make our experiences smarter and more tailored. It’s not just about AI; it’s about a tech-savvy companion that understands you better than ever.
Redefining Mobile Workstations:
In the ever-evolving landscape of mobile computing, 2024 introduces a transformative chapter with the rise of dual-screen laptops. This trend, featured at this year’s annual CES, saw groundbreaking releases like the ASUS Zenbook Duo. These laptops redefine productivity by providing users with dual-screen setups, allowing for enhanced multitasking and an immersive computing experience. The ASUS Zenbook Duo is a stellar example, showcasing the industry’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what mobile computing can achieve.
Novus in Tech’s Future
As we brace for the tech whirlwind of 2024, envision a future where the metaverse, AI, and edge computing converge to redefine our digital landscape. Amidst this technological evolution, Novus Internet emerges as your steadfast ally, ensuring a seamless and speedy journey through the digital realm. Embrace the future with Novus – where every trend becomes an opportunity to elevate your digital experience.
Published: 9:22 am on January 12th, 2024
1000 Buildings and Counting!
Celebrating Over Two Decades of Innovation and Expansion
Since 1996, Novus has been at the forefront of providing top-notch Internet, TV, and phone services to select buildings across Metro Vancouver. It all began in the vibrant heart of Yaletown when we embarked on the journey of building our state-of-the-art fiber optic network. Fast forward to today, and our commitment to delivering excellence has led us to expand our network to even more locations across the region.
Over the years, our dedication to growth and innovation has remained unwavering. We’ve consistently pushed the boundaries to offer our customers faster Internet speeds at the best value, backed by the friendliest customer service team you’ll find anywhere. And as we continued to expand our network, we recently reached an incredible milestone – our 1000th building illuminated and connected to the Novus network.
Embracing Our Local Roots and Celebrating Milestones with a Smile
Novus has always had a mission – to offer the very best in Internet, TV, and phone services, but to do so with a local touch. Our commitment to the communities of Metro Vancouver runs deep, and we’re proud to call this region our home. We’ve come a long way since our inception, and our dedication to being a local service provider remains unshaken.
As we’ve grown, our local presence has only strengthened. From the bustling streets of Yaletown to the picturesque neighborhoods throughout Metro Vancouver, we’ve expanded our network to bring the benefits of Novus to even more residents and businesses. So, when you choose Novus, you’re not just getting exceptional services; you’re also supporting a local company that’s as enthusiastic about this community as you are. Whether it’s supporting the Pride Festival in Vancouver or providing musical entertainment at the Uptown Festival in New Westminster – we are proud to be part of all the communities we service!
And that’s what sets us apart. We are more than just an Internet and entertainment provider; we’re your neighbors, your fellow community members, and we celebrate our local roots with a big smile. With our recent achievement of connecting our 1000th building, we’re not just celebrating our growth, but we’re also celebrating the trust and support our community has shown us. We believe in building connections, both through our services and within the neighborhoods we serve. Because when you’re local, every connection is personal, and every celebration is heartfelt.
From 1 to 1000
In this remarkable journey of lighting up over 1000 buildings, it’s not just about bright lights; it’s about transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. As we celebrate this milestone, our commitment goes beyond mere illumination. We’re here to ensure that residents and businesses in these buildings stay connected and entertained with our Internet, TV, and phone services.
This year, we’ve expanded our reach to even more cities and areas, including the Kingsway corridor in Vancouver and Burnaby, the Cambie, Oak, and Granville corridors in Vancouver, Arbutus, Kitsilano, the River District, Port Moody, and Pemberton Heights in North Vancouver. So, whether you’re captivated by our illuminated buildings in these dynamic locations, staying connected through our reliable internet, enjoying your favorite TV shows, or staying in touch via our phone services, we’re dedicated to enhancing your urban experience and continue illuminating the future, one building at a time. Our commitment to enhancing the visual appeal of our cityscape and creating a more vibrant, inviting, and engaging urban environment is unwavering. As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we look forward to many more to come, with the goal of making our city shine brighter than ever before.
Published: 1:21 pm on November 9th, 2023
The World of Fibre Optic Internet: Your Comprehensive Guide!
In a world where slow internet can feel like watching paint dry, Fibre Optic Internet comes to the rescue, offering lightning-fast speeds and rock-solid reliability. So, get comfortable, and let us dive deep into this technological marvel!
Unraveling the Mysteries of Fibre Optic Internet
Fibre Optic Internet is like ‘the Flash’ of the digital realm – it is known for its incredible speed and reliability. Unlike traditional copper wires, which rely on electrical signals, Fibre Optic Internet uses ultra-thin strands of glass or plastic to transmit data using pulses of light. These optical fibres are thinner than a human hair but incredibly resilient. They are designed to carry data at the speed of light, making your online journey as effortless as a well-oiled machine.
Now, let us take a closer look at those magical strands inside Fibre Optic cables. These optical fibres are bundled together, forming a cluster of delicate glass threads. What is truly remarkable is their ability to transmit data over long distances with minimal loss of signal strength. This means you can enjoy blazing-fast internet even if you’re a fair distance from the street-side hub.
The Art of Fibre Splicing
Connecting the dots, quite literally, is where fibre splicing comes into play. Fibre splicing is an intricate process which often takes our skilled technicians on an underground adventure. Picture this: beneath the bustling streets, these dedicated experts access the fibre cable boxes through manholes. It is like venturing into the secret lair of connectivity.
Inside these underground chambers, our technicians work their magic. They meticulously join optical fibres with the precision of a surgeon, using specialized equipment called fusion splicers to ensure a seamless connection. It is as if they are crafting a digital bridge that spans from these hidden depths to your doorstep.
This underground journey ensures that your internet connection remains strong and stable, even in the face of data blizzards and digital storms.
Novus: Fibre Optic Builders
How does Novus relate to Fibre Optic Internet? We are not content with just renting network space; we have taken matters into our own hands by owning and building our Fibre Optic network! This means your internet connection is not subject to the whims of third-party providers.
Did you know that so far Novus has built over 140km of its own fibre optic network in 8 municipalities across Metro Vancouver and connects over 1000 buildings? With Novus, you are not settling for anything less than the best! It is like having a high-speed digital expressway running from your street to your devices, ensuring your online experience is as smooth as a freshly groomed ski slope. So, if you’ve had enough of sluggish internet connections and want to embrace the future of the web, being a Novus Internet customer means you will not have to worry about interruptions or slow speeds. Novus has got your back, ensuring your online experience is always top-notch!
Want a closer look at what happens during the process? Click here to check out our new reel featuring our construction team that will bring you up close to the action!
Published: 4:36 pm on September 13th, 2023
Novus Celebrates Vancouver Pride 2023
The annual Vancouver Pride Parade stands as a testament to the progress and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, an event that not only honors its history but also advocates for a more inclusive and accepting society. This year, Novus stood proudly as a part of the celebration.
Beginnings of Pride
The Vancouver Pride Parade traces its origins back 1978 where it all began as a protest march through Davie Village, with the first city’s first official permitted parade held in 1981. Over the years, the parade has grown from a grassroots gathering into one of the city’s most anticipated events, attracting hundreds of participants and spectators. It serves not only as a celebration of how far we’ve come but also as a reminder of the work still needing to be done to ensure a more equitable society.
Spreading Love, One Brushstroke at a Time
This year, Novus had the honor of participating in the Vancouver Pride celebration. At the heart of Novus’ participation was an interactive 3-wall triangle, a representation of the diversity and unity within the LGBTQ+ community. One side showcased a paint-by-numbers mural created by a Vancouver local artist, inviting passersby to contribute their artistic touch and collectively bring the artwork to life. On the other two sides, attendees were encouraged to pick up felt markers and share messages of love, acceptance, and empowerment, forming a tapestry of voices united in positivity.
Encircling the buzz of the triangle were bean bag chairs, creating an inviting space for attendees to pause, connect, and recharge.
Giving Back to the Community
Beyond the festivities, we took a step further, giving back to the community that embraced us. In support of continuously working towards a more inclusive and accepting society, Novus made a donation to the Vancouver Pride Society Bursary Program. This initiative strives to support and uplift Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities by redistributing funds to local equity-deserving organizations, projects, or initiatives.
Novus extends a heartfelt thanks for the unforgettable Vancouver Pride Parade. From interactive engagements to shared messages, we’re dedicated to supporting the 2SLGBTQAI+ community and promoting acceptance. As we carry the spirit of unity forward, we eagerly anticipate future opportunities to stand together.