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JAMPRO’s new interactive web-based Investment Map Launched
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JAMPRO’s new interactive web-based Investment Map Launched

As part of JAMPRO’s ongoing efforts to extend its marketing reach, attract more investors and land greater foreign direct investment (FDI), the agency has launched an interactive online Investment Map that conveniently provides pictorial views and data on key infrastructure, investment projects, lands for development and natural resources. The Investment Map, which is powered by Mona GeoInformatics Institute’s 1Map framework built atop the Google map platform, was unveiled at JAMPRO’s Trafalgar Road office on February 3 to a gathering comprised of public and private sector stakeholders as well as the media. The Hon. Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce – the parent ministry of JAMPRO, described the Investment Map as an excellent example of applied technology and a ...
NFC and M2M – Cashless Society and the Internet of Things
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NFC and M2M – Cashless Society and the Internet of Things

One of the things I cherish about living in the West is Democracy, Freedom of Speech – and Credit and Debit Cards. I mean, can you ever get through a day without flashing some plastic? Convenience in the palm of you hand. No fumbling with smelly, dirty crinkled banknotes. Like ever. But a repose as I reflect, reticent... I am now, by virtue of walking around with this modern day convenience, thanks to the increasing prevalence of M2M (Machine-to-Machine Communications), vulnerable to scammers and hackers. With increasing sophisticated methods of stealing my Debit Card information in the West, I am playing Russian Roulette with my money at the ATM. Welcome to the Cashless Society and the Internet of Things! These M2M services use the 2G Data Services such as GPRS (Global Packet Radio Se...
Comeback Kids: The Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer – Price no Object but Design Is
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Comeback Kids: The Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer – Price no Object but Design Is

The 7” Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer, the successor to the Chumby, a device with a similar form factor launched in April 2010 also had a similar aim, which was to replace your boring old alarm clock with a device that provided summarized versions of your favourite websites on a touch-centric interface. Certainly beats damaging your clock when waking in the morning, albeit a tad on the expensive for a do-it-all apps driven clock replacement, coasting in at a price of US$150 when compared to alternatives of a similar ilk. Here is the motley crue for comparison: the Counter Culture, the US$85 Numbers Clock, the US$30 Clamshell Alarm Clock, the US$45 Modern Gears Table Alarm Clock, the US$45 Clocky by Nanda Home, the US$38 Lexon On Off Alarm Clock and the Chumby Classic, the predecesso...
Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet
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Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet

A buzz of excitement is in the air as everyone is making a push for 4G. Or at least what they suppose is 4G. Before I begin, it is good to note at this point, lest we forget, that these competing technologies are not yet 4G, as that seal of approval can only be bestowed by the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), the Telecommunications arm of the UN (United Nations) which has indicated that WiMax and LTE, more specifically WiMax 2 (IEEE 802.16m), are indeed 4G, albeit not officially, according to the ITU. The ITU’s conditionality is simple: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM), effectively the same signal multiplexing inherent in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), a descendant of CDMA Networks and speed capability demonstrable in achieving 100MBps and hig...
Dekal Wireless: Broadband for the Masses
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Dekal Wireless: Broadband for the Masses

When Dekal Wireless quietly launched on the scene in July 2010 with advertisements in Jamaica's Sunday Newspaper and very little fanfare, but offering so much more than what was on the table at the time. Digicel 4G Broadband, based on the WiMax 4G Fixed (IEEE 802.16a) and WiMax 4G Mobile (IEEE 802.16d,e) Protocols, stole all the show with their brash advertising, store retrofitting and pre- announcement hype, only to be swamped with traffic and thus complaints from customers, who discovered that their service, initially getting speeds of up to 10MBps best effort, is now cruising at speeds far below that of even CLARO 3G. Dekal Wireless, who Municipal Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) Network is powered by Internet connectivity provided by Fiber Optic T1 wholesaler FLOW, is quietly adding on casual brow...
Sony Unveils Google powered Internet TV
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Sony Unveils Google powered Internet TV

Sony has teamed up with Google to launch a line of HDTVs powered by Google TV. Google TV is co-developed by Google, Intel, Sony and Logitech software and is a hardware platform for set-top boxes and HDTVs based on the Android operating system. Dubbed Sony Internet TV, the line comprises four 1080p LCD sets 24-inch ($600); 32-inch ($800); 40-inch ($1,000); 46-inch ($1,400). The TVs will be available only in NOrth America starting Saturday through sonystyle.com. Best Buy will put them on sale starting Sunday Consumers can do virtually everything online with Sony’s televisions that they can on a computer — post messages on Twitter, stream movies from Netflix and read the news. A Google search engine specifically designed for the television screen is intended to make it easier to find show...
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Google Fuses TV and the Internet

Ever wish you could browse the internet on your television? How about watching internet only videos or accessing web friend applications for everything from the weather to a Facebook? Google has it's eye not just bridging the gap between television and the internet but fusing them together with a newly announced product - Google TV. "Google TV brings everything you love about the web to your television." The service will come built into some televisions or separate set-top boxes can be bought. Google has partnered with Sony (global leader is HDTVs), Intel (pioneering chip maker), Logitech (computer peripherals and accessories)  to bring this service to the masses and it is powered by it's Android operating system and Google Chrome web browser. A short video embedded below that gives a d...
Spam Explained and Prevention Tips
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Spam Explained and Prevention Tips

Spam is any unwanted or unsolicited message sent through an electronic messaging system. Spam may be in the form of email messages, cellphone text messages, instant messages, blog posts, wiki entries or any other way of electronically transferring or transmitting a message. Spamming is a problem that costs internet users and companies billions of dollars each year. This cost takes the form of loss of man hours, acquiring extra equipment to combat spam, identify theft, fraud, deceptive marketing, virus infection and more.