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Raspberry Pi 400: The Ideal $70 Computer For Students
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Raspberry Pi 400: The Ideal $70 Computer For Students

A friend of mine shared this well packaged $70USD Raspberry PI computer called the Raspberry Pi 400.  As the owner of a few Raspberry Pis, I'll share my thoughts on this computer and why it is worthy of consideration by the Ministry of Education in Jamaica as part of the "Tablet for School" program.   It is Not Just A Keyboard. This multi-functional computer hardware was elegantly packaged into a Keyboard. Making it a semi-all-in-one device with all the bells and whistles of a desktop computer. The main processing unit of the computer is packaged into the keyboard. Gone are the days when computers are these huge blocks sitting on your desk. Now they come in all forms, and I personally like this design.   The Important Features These are features you will love. Also...
Event Horizon Telescope first image of a Black Hole is Einstein’s Dark Star
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Event Horizon Telescope first image of a Black Hole is Einstein’s Dark Star

Black holes are some of the most intriguing and mysterious objects in the universe. Predicted by Einstein and portrayed in the movie Interstellar, many have waxed artistic about what black holes look like. Yet humans have never actually seen a black hole.....until now. The announcement was made via a press conference in Belgium, hosted by the European Research Council. Simultaneous press events will also take place in Santaigo, Chile in Spanish; Shanghai (Mandarin), Tokyo (Japanese); Taipei, Taiwan (Mandarin), and Washington, DC. (English). Here's the video of that press conference: And of course, here is the image of the black hole, which is that of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. Messier 87 resides 55 million light-years from Ea...
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 – Note 9 shines with supporting cast
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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 – Note 9 shines with supporting cast

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 took place at 11 am on August 9th in New York City. Thousands were in attendance as Samsung unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and its powerful S Pen. Also on show was the Samsung speaker - Galaxy Home, Galaxy Watch and a partnership with Fortnite Developer Epic Games. Watch the entirety of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 below.  
Upgraded Tote System to Offer New Bet Options at SVREL
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Upgraded Tote System to Offer New Bet Options at SVREL

On July 2, 2018, SVREL (Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited) has announced that changes will be made to the betting menu when its Tote System operations are upgraded this month. Mr. Armond explained that the new system, which is slated to be installed between July 11 and July 14, will allow for an expansion of the betting options available at the Park and the 68 Off-Track-Betting (OTB) outlets. “The new system will see the popular Single Winner Bonus being added to the Pick-5, Placepot 8 and Placepot 7 wagers. The Pick-5 and Placepot 8 wagers are sold exclusively on local racing, while the Placepot 7 wager will now become part of the betting menu on simulcast wagering,” he said. “Single Winner Bonus”, otherwise called “Single winner”, means the holder of the on...
Schneider Electric Go Green in the City 2018 – Innovation, Diversity & Sustainability
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Schneider Electric Go Green in the City 2018 – Innovation, Diversity & Sustainability

“Schneider Electric has a bold vision to solve our planet’s energy paradox. Go Green in the City was designed as a platform for young innovators to become a part of this vision. Helping students to develop their bold ideas for new sustainable solutions, and gain a foothold in our industry is a great way for us to accelerate positive change.” Chief Human Resources Officer at Schneider Electric, Olivier Blum, commenting on the Go Green in the City 2018 competition Schneider Electric, as of April 16 2018, has just launched Go Green in the City 2018, its global contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient cities. Now in its eighth year, Go Green in the City has become a major event for business and engineering students worldwide. In 2017, ...
Academics and Industry Leaders discuss AI at Samsung Global AI Forum
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Academics and Industry Leaders discuss AI at Samsung Global AI Forum

“Today’s forum will provide an important opportunity for us to gain insights from global experts on how to prepare for the AI era. Samsung is determined to navigate through any challenges facing us along the way. Our passion and commitment together with your ideas and insights will help us take the lead in the age of AI.” President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, BK Yoon to attendants at the Samsung Global AI Forum The first ever Samsung Global AI Forum enabled leading thinkers from across the industry to share their insights, talk about best practices and investigate opportunities for collaboration. The event took place in New York at Samsung 837, Samsung’s marketing experience center. It happened at a time when discussion around AI is increasing in importance, with the technology e...
Barbados to host CaribNOG 13
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Barbados to host CaribNOG 13

The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At CaribNOG 13, we’re expecting a large turnout of network operators, telecommunications regulators, academics, Internet service providers, engineering and computer science students, special interest groups and government representatives, drawn from across the region and around the world,” said Bevil Wooding, founder of CaribNOG and Internet Strategist with Packet Clearing House. Since its establishment in 2010, the community’s unique spirit has made it one of the most highly anticipated events on the regional calen...
Jamaica House 15-kW Solar heralds Hydrogen-Electron Economy in 2030
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Jamaica House 15-kW Solar heralds Hydrogen-Electron Economy in 2030

Government of Jamaica has finally decided to step into the 21st century. This as Prime Minister Holness has announced that a 15-kW solar photovoltaic system will be installed on Jamaica House. This will be achieved thanks to a joint coalition with Trina Solar, who will be providing the solar panels to be installed at Jamaica House. They had joined the Solar Head of State project coalition to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on Jamaica House, the national executive office. Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted the symbolic nature of the project and what it means for the Jamaica's commitment to 30% renewable energy for electricity generation by 2030. Solar Head of State project will have Solar Island Energy, NeSol (National Energy Solutions Limited) and Envisage Energy, a lo...