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Sequoia Supercomputer takes World Fastest Crown
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Sequoia Supercomputer takes World Fastest Crown

For the first time since November 2009, a United States supercomputer sits atop the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers. Named Sequoia, the IBM BlueGene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory achieved an impressive 16.32 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark using 1,572,864 cores. Sequoia is also one of the most energy efficient systems on the list, which will be released Monday, June 18, at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. This will mark the 39th edition of the list, which is compiled twice each year. On the latest list, Fujitsu’s “K Computer” installed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) in Kobe, Japan, is now the No. 2 system with 10.51 Pflop/s on the Linpack be...
LIME Jamaica slashes mobile calling rates
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LIME Jamaica slashes mobile calling rates

Jamaica's leading telecommunications company, LIME, announces historic mobile rates effective tomorrow, June 15 2012 that will revolutionise the Jamaican mobile market. At a press conference hosted at its Kingston headquarters yesterday, Garry Sinclair, Managing Director revealed the new TALK EZ plan with an unprecedented one rate $2.99 per minute charge for on-net prepaid and international calls to the USA, Canada & UK landlines. Consumers can opt in to the new TALK EZ plan by dialling *123*1# and pressing send. "This is truly ground-breaking for the entire industry. It is also a seminal moment in our nation's history with consumers as the biggest winners. LIME Jamaica is leading the charge in making voice calls cost significantly less," Sinclair highlighted. "TALK EZ's "one-rate" ...
LIME Jamaica Debuts Epic Brand Campaign
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LIME Jamaica Debuts Epic Brand Campaign

Last Friday (May 25), telecoms company LIME debuted its new look logo and brand slogan in a campaign video shot in iconic locations across the island. Accompanied by a distinctive music jingle dubbed the “Voices have more Power with LIME”, the ad pioneers an a cappella approach; replacing instruments with rhythmic human voices and sounds. Directed by US-based Emmy Award winning director Eduardo Fierro and Jamaican film maker Chris Browne, featured is a dynamic cast of local talent led by female breakthrough reggae artiste I-Eye. Local vocalist Joseph Roache from Perpetual Praise and C Sharp Band lead guitarist, ‘Monty’ Savory are also featured among several LIME staff members. The 60 second track was created using some 12 natural voices and produced by renowned Jamaican music producer Ru...
Digital JAM 2.0 Mobile Apps Competition
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Digital JAM 2.0 Mobile Apps Competition

The Government of Jamaica in partnership with the World Bank and private sector operators in the local ICT sector invites applications from Jamaican software developers and digital artists to participate in the Digital Jam 2.0 Mobile Apps Competition. Conceived as an integral part of a 3-day Business Development and Marketplace event to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston June 28-30, 2012, the following are requirements for submission into the competition: The software application should feature a mobile device interface, serving platforms widely available to the Jamaican public or to a broader international market seeking Jamaica-related inputs or contents. The app development should utilize technologies such as SMS, USSD, Java ME, iPhone Xcode, Android develop...
ASUS EA-N66 Dual Band Wireless-N900 Ethernet Adapter
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ASUS EA-N66 Dual Band Wireless-N900 Ethernet Adapter

The ASUS EA-N66 3-in-1 dual band wireless-N900 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is equipped with a unique 3 x 3 patented antenna design, providing users high speed internet access. With selectable dual band operating modes and speeds of up to 450Mbps per band, the EA-N66 caters to web browsing, smooth HD video streaming, and lag-free online gaming with ease. Clearer and stronger signals with a unique 3 x 3 antenna design Using custom patented antenna architecture, the EA-N66 minimizes interference and provides consumers the fastest Gigabit network speeds currently available, enabling access to wide-reaching coverage for internet access anywhere around the home. Dual band operation adds to network flexibilitya Operating at 2.4GHz allows users to download files and browse the web, while th...
LIME launches Blackberry App for Boys and Girls Champs 2012
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LIME launches Blackberry App for Boys and Girls Champs 2012

Champs’ exclusive telecommunications partner LIME, has launched an application for BlackBerry smartphones that will allow fans to access event schedules, results, updates and everything related to the event as-it-happens during this years’ staging of the ISSA Boys & Girls Championships’ scheduled for March 28 – 31. According to Stephen Miller, LIME Sponsorships Manager, the ‘App’ will change the way that sports fans get information on the exciting annual Championships. “We are infusing our technology to drive fan engagement through this ‘App’ that fans of Champs can get info on the latest action as it happens. This also provides the perfect opportunity for people in the Diaspora to stay connected with Champs wherever they are in the world.” Miller highlights. “We see ‘Champs’ ...
Dark Legends MMO coming to Android, iOS and Chrome
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Dark Legends MMO coming to Android, iOS and Chrome

Spacetime Studios takes its mobile and desktop Legends franchise into a frightening new world with Dark Legends. Players will embrace the secret societies of vampires to challenge the hordes of undead, werewolves, demons and humans that hunt them. The title will be released for Android, iOS and Chrome in the first quarter of 2012. Fans of the popular Legends franchise, Pocket Legends and Star Legends, will discover a gameplay evolution in Dark Legends that draws them even deeper into the experience. The combat system delivers fast paced, action oriented gameplay that includes new mechanics such as charge attacks and the ability to drain enemies. A wide breadth of solo and multiplayer content will also be available. The most significant change is a much deeper focus on narrative. In add...
Samsung unveils Ice Cream Sandwich powered Galaxy Tab 2
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Samsung unveils Ice Cream Sandwich powered Galaxy Tab 2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab now has a successor, the Galaxy tab 2. Not much fanfare and not much different under the hood other than the upgrade to Android 4.0 or Ice cream Sandwich, updated Touchwiz and Samsung branded media management apps. Pricing and available details coming soon but all it all it is a tad underwhelming, has the Android tablet bubble burst already? Press Release Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today introduced its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0), expanding the choice of tablets to customers. Light and portable, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is the ideal personal on-the-go device, available in 3G and WiFi versions. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) will be lau...