December 14, 2017

Yo has moved to your wrist

BY PETE PACHAL From Mashable AUSTIN, Texas — Yo has been building an Apple Watch app to make notifications easy. Once the poster child for “dumb apps,” Yo will be able to deliver a snippet of content along with the Yo, extending beyond the service’s typical notifcations, which are usually restricted to the two-letter alert. The […]

Game of Thrones finale ratings record proves it’s the last consensus show on TV

By Eliana Dockterman From TIME The HBO drama is the last show to capture the collective American imagination Much like the Sept, Game of Thrones‘ ratings exploded on Sunday night during the show’s season six finale. Sunday’s show was watched by 8.9 million people, a new high for the HBO drama. By comparison, the season five […]

Washington Post reveals new PRISM slides

…. offers greater clarity into the US’ surveillance operation By Joe Pollicino From engadget PRISM: The surveillance story that started with four leaked slides from the Washington Post,  gets a bit clearer. The publication has revealed [in 2013] four more annotated slides about the once-secret NSA operation, along with detailing the various levels of scrutiny […]

Cayman Islands police issue Christmas personal safety tips

RCIPS Holiday Safety Initiative: Tips To Enhance Personal Safety During the Holidays Aside from road safety, the RCIPS is emphasizing other aspects of safety during its Holiday Safety Initiative, including personal safety. Violent crime and street crime in the Cayman Islands is rare, but there are things you can do to make yourself even less […]

T&T: Lessons for Kamla

By Capil Bissoon From Caribbean News Now The UNC’s internal election is finished and the preliminary results show a major landslide for incumbent political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Figures show just how popular she remains within the party. The last preliminary results show the vast margin. She has over 15,477, Roodal Moonilal around 1,466 and Vasant […]

MOVIE REVIEW: The Quiet captive fades out before it has us convinced

By Bilge Ebiri Follow From Vulture On subject matter alone, Captive is a pretty ballsy film. It’s based on a notorious Atlanta incident from ten years ago that some will recall: Convicted rapist Brian Nichols shot up a courtroom and fled authorities, then held young, widowed, meth-addict single mother Ashley Smith captive in her home. […]

Caribbean told to brace for 11 storms in 2015

By CMC/Jamaica Observer From St Lucia newsonline BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The US-based National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting six to 11 named storms for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season even as regional disaster officials warned Caribbean countries not to become complacent. NOAA said of the 11 named storms, six could become hurricanes and […]

Gadget of the week

Former Apple, NASA and Pixar developers launch beautiful Olio smartwatch By Samantha Murphy Kelly From Mashable The Apple Watch is a high-tech timepiece from a powerhouse company, but what do you call a smartwatch designed by some of the brightest alum from companies like Google, Pixar, HP, NASA, Movado and, of course, Apple? Let’s start […]

Slavery in the cotton fields still exists

From Debra Rosen, Walk Free You may think forced labour in cotton fields has been consigned to the history books, a relic of the transatlantic slave trade. But in Uzbekistan every year over a million children and adults are forced into the cotton fields by their government to meet daily picking quotas during the harvest […]

UPDATE: Super Typhoon Haiyan Finishes Pounding the Philippines, Headed for Vietnam

By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground 3:50 PM GMT on November 08, 2013 After spending 48 hours at Category 5 strength, the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone in world history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, has finally weakened to a Category 4 storm. With top sustained winds of 155 mph, Haiyan is still an incredibly powerful super typhoon, […]