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Why Asteroids are important to Earth’s Future prospects for Interstellar Travel
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Why Asteroids are important to Earth’s Future prospects for Interstellar Travel

On February 15, 2013, the Earth survived an expected near-miss with asteroid 367943 Duende. What most people didn't expect was for another asteroid to also come so close as to produce visible effect over Russia. Russian dashcams unexpectedly captured footage of the 19-m wide Chelyabinsk superbolide explosion in our upper atmosphere. In Astronomy and Geology circles, a bolide is an extremely bright meteor, especially one that explodes in the atmosphere. It refers to a fireball about as bright as the full moon, and it is generally considered a synonym for a fireball. A superbolide is a bolide that reaches an apparent magnitude of −17 or brighter, which is roughly 100 times brighter than the full moon. The Chelyabinsk superbolide was not only bright but had a loud concussi...
Samsung Galaxy S10 Review – The Charger was British so I made it Jamaican
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Review – The Charger was British so I made it Jamaican

I know that this is the regular fast charger that the Samsung Galaxy S10 line usually packs. Here is beside its little cousin, the USB to micro-USB adaptor…… you will see why you mustn’t lose it later as I will explain in part 2 of my review!! But this one had a challenge; it was really made for a British plug system not Jamaican as it had these prongs instead of the regular ones to allow me to plug it into the socket for charging. This was most unfortunate!!! I would have difficulty as I would be unable to charge it. Also, I would have to get an adaptor to fit the circular prongs in order to plug it in and charge it. The charging cable itself was still standard, coming packaged as it always does in its little paper folded placement. I really did not focus much on it, ...
CaribFlix TV and Vueture Entertainment – Rise of the Caribbean Streamers
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CaribFlix TV and Vueture Entertainment – Rise of the Caribbean Streamers

Streaming of Jamaican and Caribbean content is now a reality in Jamaica. Two streaming platforms, CaribFlix TV and Vueture Entertainment, are aiming to make that possible. The Jamaican entrepreneurs that are making these streaming dreams reality know what they are up against. The big heavyweights in the streaming networks world are lready making inroads into Jamaica: Netflix YouTube TV Hulu Amazon Prime Video Still, it is possible to carve out a niche, especially, as most of the content coming from those top streamers is heavily Americanized. Still, we Jamaicans tend to like anything that is foreign, only subverting to Jamaican made products if it is value for money and has some nostalgic sentiment that reverberates with a large number of the masses. So who e...
Digicel and FLOW to adjust Billing Practices thanks to OUR’s 2018 Survey
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Digicel and FLOW to adjust Billing Practices thanks to OUR’s 2018 Survey

“The results of the survey indicated that 48 per cent of respondents claimed to have received at least one unexpectedly high bill/charge during the period being investigated,” OUR in its Billing Transparency Survey conducted in Q4 of 2018 and published in May 2019. A Billing Transparency Survey by the OUR (Office of Utilities Regulation) indicates that the Jamaican mobile phone users are still bewildered by their phone bills. The Billing Transparency Survey, conducted in Q4 of 2018 and published in May 2019, indicates that 50% of Jamaican mobile phone users continue to experience: Credit depletion 'Shock bills’ Confusing data plans   The OUR has made recommendations which telecoms Digicel Jamaica and Flow Jamaica have to implement within the next six mont...
Jamaica’s EPC not a real solution for the Poor to go Renewable Energy
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Jamaica’s EPC not a real solution for the Poor to go Renewable Energy

The EPC (Energy performance contracting) mechanism is finally coming to Jamaica. The EPC model will develop a sustainable financing mechanism for renewable energy by removing the upfront cost. The aim of the EPC is to stimulate Public sector investment in renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies via providing: Financing Expertise Greater accessibility and Transparency   Support will be provided via partnerships with: PCJ (Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica ), under the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) PCJ-implemented Deployment of Renewable Energy and Improvement in Energy Efficiency Project   The Energy Efficiency Project is funded by the following bodies: The GEF (Global Environmental Facility) PCJ DBJ (Develop...
RESTREAM.IO launches “Go Live” multi-stream feature
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RESTREAM.IO launches “Go Live” multi-stream feature

Restream.io is popular in the sphere of online streamers and gamers looking to push their gaming streams through multiple outlets such as Twitch, Youtube and Mixer. The service supports multiple streaming outlets and has streamed over 20 million broadcasts to date resulting in almost 30 billion minutes watched. Streaming can be a complicated affair with multiple pieces of equipment and overwhelming software features. Restream.io has a new "Go Live" feature allows users to stream to multiple sources using no special equipment or software - just their web browser and webcam. If you’ve ever tried running your own live broadcast from your desktop then you are familiar with the daunting task of setting up an encoder for the first time. Many new live streamers not familiar with broadcast sof...
Nintendo Switch drops Battle Royal Tetris 99 challenging Fortnight and Apex Legends
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Nintendo Switch drops Battle Royal Tetris 99 challenging Fortnight and Apex Legends

Nintendo is not taking the sudden dominance of Fortnight, Apex Legends and Battlegrounds Unknown lying down. Also, I suddenly have a reason to buy a Nintendo Switch, the hottest selling console in North America as noted in How the Nintendo Switch is the hottest Gaming Console in US History.  On Wednesday February 13th they launched Tetris 99, a battle royale spin on an old game that happens to be a favourite of mine. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1095811705089576960 All you need is just a maximum of 99 of your best friends. Sounds like a recipe for disrupting a school day. So how does this work exactly? Tetris 99 - Nintendo bests Fortnight and Apex Legends with this Retro Upgrade Basically here the game in a nutshell. 98 other players tr...
Samsung and Magnum Photos intros Fine Art, Everyday Collection on The Frame
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Samsung and Magnum Photos intros Fine Art, Everyday Collection on The Frame

“The Frame’s Art Store is the only digital art platform on TV. We will continue to develop it into a window to communicate with more viewers and a screen that enriches consumer’s everyday lives. Through the ‘Fine Art, Everyday’ Collection created in collaboration with Magnum Photos, we hope to bring to consumers joy and excitement in discovering new works from the comfort of their own homes.” Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, Sangsook HAN, commenting on ‘Art Store’ on ‘The Frame’ for 2018. Samsung Electronics, in collaboration with renowned photography agency Magnum Photos, announced the release of 28 specially-curated photographs available exclusively in the ‘Art Store’ on ‘The Frame’ for 2018 on September 5, 2018. As part of the collaboration...