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How To Save 20-50% On Your Electricity Bill Using PowerPree
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How To Save 20-50% On Your Electricity Bill Using PowerPree

Yo! Why Pree!? A PowerPree eh-nuh.. Ever asked yourself: Why am I paying so much for your electricity bill? I am conserving on power usage but why are my monthly bills not reflecting such? You are not alone my friends! Jamaicans are all too familiar with the high cost of electricity over the years - which has gotten higher as the recent rate increase was approved. We are known for having one of the highest electricity rates. That is one factor we (you and I) have no control over, but there is something we can control - excessive usage. Do you have any idea how much of your precious dollars are being wasted because you forgot to unplug the TV or the iron? As for a company, forgetting to power off a few computers on a daily basis can eat away your profits. Energy conserv...
PUBG Mobile remains prodigious in Jamaica
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PUBG Mobile remains prodigious in Jamaica

PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile (aka PUBG Mobile) has been around for almost two years and it keeps getting better and better as its popularity is spreading among Jamaican teens and young adults whether in Universities or High schools alike. To break it down, PUBG Mobile is an online multiplayer battle royal where a player, or group of players, takes part in militant battles against NPCs and other players on large maps consisting of realistic weapons and gadgets associated with them. Gadgets include scopes, recoil arms, extended magazines, quick reload magazines etc. These all aid in the fun, but serious, game-play which is themed the last man or team standing. There are continuous updates, whether they are new weapons, maps or outfits based on the current season. Maps   Curr...
GTA V: Has its reign ended?
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GTA V: Has its reign ended?

Long live GTA V? Every gamer knows Grand Theft Auto V (also known as GTA V); an anticipated open world game back in 2012 that hit high sales in 2013 when it was released. As expected of GTA Series, the game did not disappoint as the world was more interactive than previous series and unique characters were introduced. However, over the years, its play-ability was taking a downward path; Was it due to its game-play or the fact that there was not much realism in that big world of Los Santos? Either could be the answer depending on one’s motive in playing the game. GTA V has come a long way and its game-play is taking a realistic spin thanks to its dedicated fans known as modders. These individuals have taken the initiative of making the game more fun and gravitating, as realistic aspects ar...
Open Sourcing the Caribbean – St. Lucia  Open Data Portal
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Open Sourcing the Caribbean – St. Lucia Open Data Portal

Open Source and Open Data initiatives taking the Caribbean by storm!   Good news, St. Lucia's Government started their Open Data policy which has been in the making for the past four years. This is part of the Government of St. Lucia in partnership with World Bank Open Data policy, Code for Africa and the SlashRoots Foundation. On Friday, June 8, the island well known for its French culture, pulled back the curtains and officially rolled out the red carpet on their open data portal (data.govt.lc).   Benefits In the words of Sheila Hyacinthe-Imbert - Department of Public in St. Lucia "This is our hope for Saint Lucia. Open data is part of that overall data revolution. It’s a stepping stone to some of the data-driven technologies that are over the horizon." The op...
Secure NIDS or else …
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Secure NIDS or else …

For the government, cybersecurity isn’t only a challenge—it’s a big obstacle to long-awaited digital transformation. Plus, the stakes are sky-high: Hacking public-sector information might imperil national security as well as citizens’ trust. Is our government up to the task? July 2015 - "The Office of Personnel Management in the US government said hackers stole “sensitive information,” including addresses, health and financial history, and other private details, from 19.7 million people " Sept 2017 - "143 million compromised Social Security numbers. Attackers stole half the US population's Social Security numbers from Equifax" 2020 - Jamaica's entire population NIDS data hacked...???? Will this be our fate? Budgets towards cybersecurity Bank of America Corp. spent $400 milli...
Samsung’s Galaxy and smartwatch Gift Ideas for Christmas 2015
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Samsung’s Galaxy and smartwatch Gift Ideas for Christmas 2015

Technology is changing our lives and Samsung, the leader in technology is changing the way we experience the world. It’s hard to imagine the world without HDTV as pointed out in What Does TV Mean to You and the Samsung SUHD Revolution. Almost everything is handled by the tech that we use on a daily basis from smartphones to air conditioners. It's no longer another gadget in the home, but a living, breathing part of our personal interface with the world around us. So now that Christmas is here, let's take a stroll down the shopping isle and scope out some of the products Samsung is offering that'll please even the most prickliest of persons on your shopping list, The Grinch Stole Christmas style!! Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Memories by the score Enter the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus ...
Digicel DL910 revealed in Merry Millions Promotion
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Digicel DL910 revealed in Merry Millions Promotion

“Receiving cash is on the ultimate Christmas wish list for most Jamaicans this season, so we’re making sure that every Digicel customer gets at least six chances to take home one million dollars. We’re very happy to be able to reward our customers this festive season, and because life is full of surprises, we urge customers to look out for more exciting developments with this promotion.” Director of Distribution and Retail at Digicel, Michelle Anderson commenting on the Digicel Merry Millions Promotions Digicel, it seems, is playing a clever shell game with their customers. Since Thursday November 19th 2015, Digicel has launched a promotion called Digicel Merry Millions Promotions. Folks, queue the Video from Digicel’s YouTube Channel! The idea is that each week, 42,000 of ...
What Does TV Mean to You and the Samsung SUHD Revolution
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What Does TV Mean to You and the Samsung SUHD Revolution

The television isn’t just an electronic appliance. It is a mental escape, a late-night companion, a gateway that offers a glimpse into another place and time, either real or manufactured. It is a device that has come to represent the modern man and has undeniably changed the course of history over the past century. Yet, despite the role it has played in shaping communities and society, viewing habits have become more solitary in recent years. Nevertheless, the device that was once the primary method in which we consumed news and entertainment remains just as important today and is evolving to meet the changing demands of those who watch it. A Member of the Family In Mexico, several experiments were conducted on television starting in1934, but the first TV station -Channel 5 in...