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Samsung’s SUHD Smart TV running Tizen OS as UHD Alliance Grows and Internet of Things Beckons
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Samsung’s SUHD Smart TV running Tizen OS as UHD Alliance Grows and Internet of Things Beckons

Samsung has hit one straight out of the ballpark yet again at CES 2015 signaling that 4K is officially here to stay. During their keynote Presentation on Tuesday January 6th 2015 at the biggest Electronics Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada that was attended by President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, BK Yoon, Samsung basically told the Television Industry that Change is Possible while heralding the Internet of Things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqmc0j7a600 Samsung has turned it up a notch with the revelation of a completely new Technology called SUHD that uses Quantum Dots for their JS8500 Series of Smart UHDTV's, fulfilling a promise that Head of Samsung Electronics' TV business, Kim Hyun-seok, had reiterated in November 2014 to abandon QLED for these brighter more energy-effici...
Review of the MK808B Android TV Stick
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Review of the MK808B Android TV Stick

A while back I wrote an article titled "Turn your TV into a “Smart TV” running Android 4.1". I gave an introduction on how with a cheap $45 device you could bring internet connectivity plus more to your regular TV (provided it has HDMI inputs). That article was written using the knowledge i acquired from reading online blogs and forums. While i was writing that article i was always thinking that i wouldn't be prudent of me to make a  recommendation without trying one for myself. So lets take that first article as the precursor for this one... lets begin! The device I bought was the MK808B along with a Bluetooth mini-keyboard. The specs of the MK808B Android TV stick are as follows:  Dual core Rockchip RK 3066 processor Quad core Mali-400 MP4 GPU 1 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB ROM HDMI 1...
Google Chromecast – Web Videos on your TV for USD $35
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Google Chromecast – Web Videos on your TV for USD $35

Recently Google introduced the Chromecast - a $35 HDMI dongle that sends online videos from your phone, tablet or Chrome browser to your HDTV. This 2 inch dongle connects to your HDTV via a HDMI port and is powered either by the port itself (if your TV supports it) or a micro-USB cable. After connecting it to your TV there is a fast and simple set up process in which you give the device a name e.g., "Living Room TV". That's it, as there is no user interfaces to learn as it is controlled by the device that sent the video i.e. your Android tablet or iPad. You open the video you want to watch e.g., a YouTube video, and their will be a "Cast" button in the UI, select it and then select "Living Room TV". The video is then sent to your TV.  Now, it should be noted that this idea is nothing n...
The Future of Free-to-Air Broadcasters in Jamaica as Digital Switch Over Approaches in 2015
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The Future of Free-to-Air Broadcasters in Jamaica as Digital Switch Over Approaches in 2015

Folks a lot of announcements have been made since that fateful day Sunday July 15th 2012 when the Interim Telecom Regulator the OUR (Office of Utilities Regulation) decided to set the rates for Cross Network and International Calling. First the News that got the attention of the Media…… LIME pre-empted the move in a push for Mobile Market Dominance as noted in LIME drops Cross Network Calling rate to JA$6.99 to kick off a 3 year Battle for Mobile Market Dominance. Digicel decided to “sweeten” the pot by lowering their rates and at the same time offering “4G” Mobile Broadband as per my ditty Digicel launches “4G” Mobile and JA$2.89 Sweeter Deal in a bid for Prepaid Extinction. Digicel has also dropped their challenge of the OUR’s powers granted by Minister of Science Technology Energy ...
Caribbean based Online streaming service iVu TV launches
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Caribbean based Online streaming service iVu TV launches

Exciting times are ahead as the Caribbean now has it's own online streaming service. The new service called iVu TV was officially launched today and  is a Jamaican-based online TV network aiming to provide premium Caribbean video content from regional networks and independent producers, streaming TV shows, movies & webisodes to computers via the web and eventually tablets, smartphones & web-enabled televisions. Visit iVutv.com to view the content available on day one including the introductory video entitled "Welcome to the future" featuring eMedia Interactive Limited's President and CEO Tyrone Wilson as well as their Sales and Marketing Manager Kendra Morales as they explain some of the features of the new service. Geezam.com will be following the growth and development of iVu...
Web-enabled Television Sets Sales Rise – The Apple Television cometh
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Web-enabled Television Sets Sales Rise – The Apple Television cometh

There is nothing more enthralling about the Tech Industry and Silicon Valley than a Tech Rumour. Truth be told, it’s really gossip, just over gadgets, not pretty long haired nubile vixens. But it might as well be a devil in a blue dress, as gadgets are as much desired, but quite elusive. Tech Rumours are, in a nutshell, an oft expressed desire for a product or improvement to a product that “everyone you know” likes. I personally pined about the Apple iPod Nano having support for Bluetooth headsets in my article Prediction: The iPod Nano Watch – Time has a New Standard, being as I have a thing for watches. I even went out on a limb and did a series of articles on products that I was watching and praying to the Technology Gods would experience the Lazarus Effect, rising from near dead thank...
Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America
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Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America

Netflix is reporting through their official blog that they plan to start offering their streaming service in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. The blog post doesn't go into detail about the individual counties only stating that they will expand into 43 countries in the region. I take heart in the fact that Latin America and the Caribbean were separated as too often smaller English speaking counties like Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados were labeled as Latin America incorrectly with services only provided in Spanish and Portuguese. Caribbean Tech Explosion Internet access and speeds have exploded in the Caribbean in recent years as well as tech-related consumer products such as smart-phones, HD TVs and Video Game consoles. It would be interesting to follow the deployment of...
LIME Jamaica Mobile TV Review
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LIME Jamaica Mobile TV Review

LIME Jamaica is the first company in the Caribbean to offer DVB-H Mobile TV to customers and one of the first companies in the western hemisphere to adopt the technology. DVB-H is a subsidiary of DVB technology specifically designed for mobile TV viewing, featuring high signal penetration and designs to reduce the impact of the service on battery life. LIME Mobile TV was launched In November of 2010 with a free promotional period and from that time has gained increasing interest from the public. Within the first week of the launch many persons dealing in cellphones have received several requests for mobile TV enabled handsets in addition to the ones available at LIME stores. There are a few mobile phones and accessories not sold at LIME that can get you tuned into LIME Mobile TV: (more&...