February 18, 2018

US: Bug board convenes experts for advice

BY KATIE ATKINS From FLKEYSNEWS When it comes to zapping the population of disease-carrying bugs in the Florida Keys, mosquito control officials have several options. So on Feb. 20, a panel of experts will talk about those options at a workshop in front of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board. Presenters will include David Hoel, […]

Cayman Islands National Weather Service launches public education campaign

We are working hard to improve the links between the Weather Service as information providers and members of the public as end users. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (12 February, 2018) The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) has embarked on an education campaign to help members of the public learn more about the weather service […]

Alibaba invests another $1.3 billion into its offline retail strategy

By Jon Russell From TechCrunch Alibaba has furthered its physical retail footprint after it invested another billion dollars into projects to develop its so-called “new retail” strategy which combines online and offline. The Chinese firm, the dominant e-commerce player in its country, gobbled up a 15 percent stake in Beijing Easyhome Furnishing for RMB 5.45 billion, or […]

Apple’s claim that it warned us about iPhone slowdowns is corporate spin at its worst

By Chris Smith from BGR The US Senate asked Apple various questions about the recently discovered iPhone slowdown practice. The iPhone maker issued a response on February 2nd, which was made public on Tuesday. In it, Apple explains the whole iPhone battery mess, providing a timeline of events, existing fixes as well as other mitigations […]

12 Feb Weather In Cayman

12 Feb Tue 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system moves over the Central Atlantic Ocean. Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman area moving west.   Sunshine just makes the day […]

Human eggs fully grown in lab for first time ever

By Sky News UK Fertility treatments could be revolutionised by what scientists believe is a breakthrough in developing laboratory-grown eggs. Human eggs have been fully grown in a laboratory setting for the first time, potentially paving the way for new fertility treatments. The eggs were removed from ovary tissue as early as possible and grown […]

SpaceX confirms it lost the center core of the Falcon Heavy

By Swapna Krishna From engadget This doesn’t diminish the success of the mission, though SpaceX pulled off quite the feat when it launched the Falcon Heavy rocket. What’s more, it landed the two flanking boosters in perfect synchronized formation. But the fate of the core booster was unclear; now it appears that the center booster, […]

A bright idea: Streetlamps powered by dog poo

By Rain Noe From Core77 Your dog s***s free energy. As do mine. And every day I pick it up with a plastic bag and throw it in the garbage, where it does no good. British inventor Brian Harper is doing something about this. Harper lives in Worcestershire’s Malvern Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding […]

Embark’s self-driving semi completes trip from California to Florida

By Mallory Locklear, From engadget Last year, autonomous trucking company Embark announced that it would begin using its Level 2 autonomous semis to deliver refrigerators from Texas to California. Now, TechCrunch reports, the company has taken it a step further as one of its trucks has now completed a 2,400 mile trip from Los Angeles […]

10,000K submerged cable to link Caribbean, Dominican Republic

From Dominican Today Santo Domingo.- The global telecom Deep Blue Cable Ltd and local partner Northern Caribbean Fiber (NC Fiber), on Wed. presented to Dominican Telecom Institute (Indotel) president José Del Castillo, a two-year project to lay a submerged cable of over 10,000 kilometers to link a dozen Caribbean markets, including Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, […]