Tag: tech

Why Science and Math Literacy are Key to Caribbean Development
Caribbean Tech

Why Science and Math Literacy are Key to Caribbean Development

The lack of racial diversity in the tech industry is a big problem, one that Silicon Valley’s largest firms are trying to solve. For companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, a more diverse workplace means a better grasp of what customers want, which translates into increased sales and bigger profits. The Caribbean region, with its diverse population, stands to benefit from this turning tide, but the region’s capacity to seize the opportunity still depends on the ability of its leaders to make some critical choices. How should Caribbean leaders take advantage of this and other opportunities presented by the global tech industry? Part of the answer must be a deliberate decision to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM education. ...
Motion Gaming And Its Future
Gadgets, Video Games, Opinion

Motion Gaming And Its Future

Where did we go wrong with; motion gaming. Gaming that transcends barriers and limitations by bringing the user one step closer to real 1 to 1 interactivity with their video game. Personally I agree that this idea and direction that video games have taken is a good idea; I just don't support the other half of the coin that accompanies it. That being companies pushing out lame game titles that use this technology in a lack luster way that feels outright gimmicky or just tacked on. It's travesties such as these that irk my soul so, as something with this much promise is squandered. Many hardcore gamers having been looking forward to the success of this technology since the days of the Nintendo's Power Glove, and Powerpad. Not that I expect everyone to know what I'm referring to but alas Goog...
Google I/O 2014: Android and Chromecast expand as Google tries to conquer Home and Automobiles
Gadgets, Tech News, Internet, Tech Events

Google I/O 2014: Android and Chromecast expand as Google tries to conquer Home and Automobiles

Google I/O Conference indicates that at the Dawning of the Sun, they are still on track to take over the World, at least in your Home and Automobiles, Pinky and the Brain Style. I’d long predicted this was coming in 2015 when they’d mentioned it at Google I/O back in 2011 as prophesied in Apple’s Revolution: Android @ Home and IceCream Sandwich in 2015AD. It’s basically an attack on the following fronts: Streaming TV with Android TV Cheaper smartphones with AndroidOne Android in your vehicle with Google Auto Android Wear OS  on their flagship LG G Watch Android is entering the Streaming TV Platform World, currently Apple iTV playground, which is now being tapped by the Amazon Fire TV! Google Chromecast packing a slew of new Apps, more Streaming Content and Android Device Remot...
Tech News, Tech Tips

Your #WorldCup Package

It's high tide at Lake Soccer!  Unless you've been stuck in your man-cave, or pulling a little too much overtime or too many double-shifts, you may have noticed that the flags have now started surfacing on those car poles and antennas.  Maybe you're typically too engaged in fighting traffic or wondering what it would really take to develop that teleportation device to notice these flowing flags, or even these team t-shirts and colours that every other person and their dog (in some cases literally) are sporting... but surely you couldn't have been that caught up or busy to have missed some of these truly EPIC World Cup Ads that have started to hit the "air waves" (net waves???)... really?  You mean you haven't seen any of these? #WorldCup on Twitter: Love every second. Nike Football: ...
Google Contact Lenses with Cameras will be Next-Gen Google Glass Smartphone Replacement
Gadgets, Internet

Google Contact Lenses with Cameras will be Next-Gen Google Glass Smartphone Replacement

Google has gone and done it with this most recent patent filing in March 2014 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that puts out there the idea of a pair of Contact Lenses with Cameras built in. If Google Glass wasn't creepy enough, Google has decided to up the ante with Contact Lenses that have Cameras built in, which they claim, is mainly geared at helping the visually impaired. Albeit just a patent filing, it's too much of a coincidence that the last story I did on Contact Lenses with embedded Electronics for Augmented Reality also came to light in November 2011, a year before Google Glass went live. Back then Dr. Babak Praviz of the University of Washington in Seattle published work in New Scientist about Contact Lenses with embedded electronics that allowed the transmission of...
Droplet Robotic Watering System is A Green Thumb’s companion to the Miimo Lawnmower
Green Tech

Droplet Robotic Watering System is A Green Thumb’s companion to the Miimo Lawnmower

Slowly but surely the Robots are taking over ….at least in the Garden. Remember the Miimo, Honda’s Robotic Lawnmower that make mulch out of grass as explained in Honda debuts their first practical robot, the Miimo – Where AI meets the Real World? Now comes the Droplet Robotic Water System that waters your plants with the precision of a guided missile! Just in time for the Drought season in Jamaica pre-Hurricane Season, albeit the price for this level of Garden Customization, albeit making you the envy of your friends, will also set you back US$300 on Amazon! Say what! For a sprinkler?! At US$300, the Droplet Robotic Water System is a bit on the pricey side. Nothing more than an attachment to your Garden Hose, it basically has a built-in targeting system that strategically targets your p...
Solamon Energy Corporation to build Caribbean’s Largest Solar Plant – Jamaica to get a Green Energy Boost
Caribbean Tech, Featured, Green Tech

Solamon Energy Corporation to build Caribbean’s Largest Solar Plant – Jamaica to get a Green Energy Boost

Folks, looks like I spoke to soon yet again! In my earlier this year entitled Digicel Jamaica’s Alternative Energy Future – Increased Electricity Bills and Energy Sector Opportunities collide I predicted that Digicel would go into Alternative Energy as they were already holders of the title of “Greenest Building in the Caribbean”. Alas, it appears that all Digicel was really interested in was to grab CLARO Jamaica’s spectrum and HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) License and as-yet-to-be-paid-for Huawei 3G Infrastructure so as to launch their HSDPA+ Network, an issue to be explored in depth in another Geezam article. Flight of fantasy: Digicel may STILL want to get into the PPV game as a PUC (Power Utility Company) but via an installation of the Equipment at your house and you pay ...
Best of Geezam.com from 2011
Tech News

Best of Geezam.com from 2011

Geezam.com was started in December 2009. Two years later the website has grown and evolved into one of the main Caribbean based technology blogs. 2011 was a good year for Geezam.com in which the team was expanded and though a more refined posting schedule the readership has increased. 2012 is looking like a year that will see a lot of activity in the technology sphere and Geezam.com and it's team of writers will be here to bring you the latest and best. To all those who read the blog the Geezam team would like to thank you and we look forward to your continued support in the new year. Below is a selection of some of the best articles published on Geezam.com throughout 2011 as we aimed  to bring you the best in internet news, video games and gadget loving. Happy Holidays to you and your fam...