Author: Ramano

Ramano is a fan of the Far East and so tends to bask in such things as anime, manga and rpgs as a source of entertainment. Like many other indivudials of this generation he is also very interested in technology.
Hearthstone: Heroes Of WarCraft enters open beta
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Hearthstone: Heroes Of WarCraft enters open beta

Anyone who knows Blizzard knows that when they have been quiet, for a prolong period of time that usually means they are up to something and if you don't know Blizzard Entertainment you either are not or cannot call yourself a true PC Gamer who is interested in the genres of RTS (Real Time Strategy), RPG (Role Playing Game) and MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) or perhaps you were just born yesterday and are too young to know of the behemoth known as Blizzard Entertainment. So as we wait on the larger titles Blizzard has been throwing out smaller ones to quell our hunger one such title is "Hearthstone: Heroes Of WarCraft" the word "WarCraft" in the title may ring a bell for some of you, as per usual Blizzard has tapped into the content of one of their larger titles "...
Is Netflix a Netjoke?
Internet, Caribbean Tech

Is Netflix a Netjoke?

Netflix have been made available to the Caribbean and Latin America for almost a year now since its initial release from September 5-12 and I must say the collection made available is a bit shabby well in a way it’s a bit of a disrespect, if one connects to Netflix via a Caribbean IP in my case a Jamaican IP, the collection of movies and TV shows are about 95% of out dated content (and that is my optimistic figure). I find this strange because Jamaica has access to several American TV stations via FLOW and many of the countries citizens often keep up with the most up to date of TV shows and the same goes for movies, even in some rare cases Jamaican cinema theaters air some movies before America even airs them (as I stated this is a rare occasion) but for the most part we usually air the m...
WiFi On The Go: Digicel MiFi
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WiFi On The Go: Digicel MiFi

Wifi on the go has a nice ring to it doesn't it?  MiFi the most recent addition to our Telecommunications/ISP companies list of consumer gadgets, is a portable router unit more popular known as MiFi (My Wi-fi).  With the increase in popularity of devices like Tablets and Smartphones the ability to have access to ones personal WiFi at any point in time is very attractive of course this is also applicable to Laptops, Netbooks, PSPs etc…. but at this point in time in regards to portability and popularity Tablets and Smartphones seem to be dominant. Of course one could just get a Data Plan for their Smartphone but unless you own an iPhone or a Blackberry (BB) which would be able to provide internet to their sister devices the iPad and or Playbook respectively then only one device would be a...
The Real Netbook Killers: My Impressions of Acer Aspire Timelinex Series
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The Real Netbook Killers: My Impressions of Acer Aspire Timelinex Series

Consumers just love to discuss what is going to "kill" what, when the Laptop was released it was suppose to be the "Desktop killer" but Desktops are still going strong as they are the bread a butter of serious PC gamers, enthusiasts and professionals who are heavily involved in animation, video and even audio production.  When the PDA was released it was suppose to be the "Laptop Killer" and it would seem that the PDA never really caught on like the wildfire it was suppose to be (even though the potential was there) and it basically phased out and Laptops are still quite alive and kicking and in a way some labelled the Netbook as a "Laptop Killer". So there really is no surprise that many have labelled the Tablet as a "Netbook Killer" some even have gone as far in some extreme cases lab...
Star Wars The Old Republic Beta Impressions
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Star Wars The Old Republic Beta Impressions

Can you feel it?  Yes the force is coming, it is a bit early to gauge its strength but it is definitely on its way. One by one classic scifi franchises have either attempted to (Stargate Worlds) or have already entered (Star Trek Online) the Mass Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) universe.  So it is no surprise that a classic with the weight and following as Star Wars, that LucasArts have officially decided to wet their feet in the MMORPG realm as well with Star Wars The Old Republic “SWTOR” (seeing that Sony has already released two other Star Wars titles “Star Wars Galaxies” pay to play (P2P) and “Star Wars Clone Wars” (F2P). The beta was for the most part a smooth process, doing its job by giving testers a taste of what they can look forward to from SWTOR or perhaps reaso...
Online Gaming: Rise of Microtransactions
Video Games

Online Gaming: Rise of Microtransactions

So over the past few years the whole microtransaction approach has made some serious head way, in no way is the use of this payment method new to the online gaming community especially "Mass Multiplay Online Role Playing Game" (MMORPG) but in the past it seems it was not as popular as the "Subscription System" (monthly payments) which has been so prodominantly used by top ranking MMORPGs that it is almost feels like it is the traditional payment method for MMORPGs. Interesting enough the "Subscription System" "pay to play" (P2P) is used mostly by the top MMORPGs on the market (the ones you would have to pay for the title and then pay for the subscription) while the "Microtransaction System" is usually used by the "free to play" (F2P) MMORPGs.  So one would expect that, the P2P title...
Retail Gaming Flexibility: Str8games
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Retail Gaming Flexibility: Str8games

When it comes to acquiring gaming consoles, their titles and accessories there are only a few places in Jamaica that specialize in providing gaming accessories or provide up to date choices on gaming titles for purchase and usually at some ridiculous prices. Not totally their fault of course since our economy is not the greatest, but after they purchase their stock and then add their markup to it there is no wonder why I believe console gaming is dying in our country, but retailers tend to order in bulk there must be something that can be done about the prices that they charge.  For the most part gamers have not had many options it's either purchase it brand new or order it from overseas but that is another matter all together. Str8games Services That is where Str8games steps in as o...
The Realm Of Online Banking in Jamaica – NCB and Scotiabank compared
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The Realm Of Online Banking in Jamaica – NCB and Scotiabank compared

Most of us should know the saying "time is money" and or "time wasted is never regained" (or something to that extent) so most of us should have experienced the pain and loss of precious time that often goes with standing in at times horrendously long lines waiting to pay bills, other expenses or other business/financial transactions.  Well with the advances in technology many things have gone online and our local banks are no exception.  All of the top banks locally does or should facilitate some sort of electronic banking, there are about 4 or so banks locally but the two which are most familiar (mainly due to the fact that they have been here for like forever) and that usually comes to our mind are National Commecial Bank (NCB) and Scotiabank and thus those are the two banks that will b...