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Archives for January 13, 2020

The Editor speaks: Is China good for the Caribbean?

We have published two articles today, both Commentaries, both on similar subject matter – CHINA, and both with differing views. One is from a regular Commentator we publish, Sir Ronald Sanders, and the other a first for us, Evan Ellis, a member of the Policy Planning staff at the US State Department. Ellis’ commentary is […]

Bendel Hydes – A Retrospective

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Widespread outage on Grand Cayman –Sunday, January 12th 2020

From CUC On Sunday, January 12th over 25 thousand customers from areas in West Bay, George Town, South Sound, Prospect, Savannah, Bodden Town, North Side and East End experienced interruptions to their electricity service for various lengths of time during the period of 4:50 p.m. to 7:26 pm. Customer outage periods varied from 7 minutes […]

Terradepth raises $8 million to build a fleet of autonomous deep-ocean data robots

By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch Plenty of the ocean remains unexplored, even though it’s a huge trove of potentially valuable information. Current methods for mapping and gathering ocean data, especially deep-ocean data, generally require humans in the mix (even if controlling vehicles remotely), are immensely expensive and are not designed for long periods of operation. […]

Here’s what it’s like flying on the ‘most expensive plane ticket in the world’

By Brian Koerber From Mashable YouTube’s resident “check out this expensive shit” dude, Casey Neistat, is once again doing PR for airlines out of the United Arab Emirates.  In a new video posted to his channel on Monday, Neistat takes his 11.6 million YouTube subscribers on a tour of The Residence on an Etihad A380, a ridiculously […]

Arbe raises $32 million to bring its high-resolution radar to autonomous vehicles

By Kirsten Korosec From TechCrunch It’s not enough for an autonomous vehicle to see the world around it. These vehicles need to understand in real time what they’re seeing. That understanding piece is critical, and it requires being able to identify objects in real time and in any environmental condition. It can mean the difference […]

Intel’s latest acquisition is a $2 billion push into AI

By Christine Fisher From engadget ntel just spent approximately $2 billion to acquire Israel-based AI firm Habana Labs. The partnership will “turbo-charge” Intel’s AI offerings for data centers, Intel said in a press release. Habana Labs makes programmable deep learning accelerators. Its Gaudi AI Training Processor, for instance, is expected to deliver up to four-times the […]

Prince Charles falls asleep

Prince Charles looked like he was falling asleep during the Queen’s speech, and the video is pretty awkward By Mjkhaila Friel From Business Insider A video appears to show Prince Charles falling asleep during the Queen’s speech in Parliament.  The 71-year-old heir to the throne accompanied Her Majesty as she marked the State Opening after the general election. […]

Mandolins make a comeback, but there’s still reason to fret

By Adam Bernstein From Chicago Tribune “Watch the sale of the banjo, mandolin and guitar; when it falls off, there is something wrong with the musical progress of the nation. These are instruments of the people.” John Philip Sousa, 1907 They have endured swing, rock, disco, rap, hip-hop and swing again. But you’ve probably never […]

Russia starts antitrust investigation into Booking.com

By Igor Bonifacic From engadget Booking.com has become the latest US tech company to draw the attention of Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). On Monday, the agency said it plans to investigate the hotel and hostel reservation website for anticompetitive practices. In Russia, the company’s contract with hotels and hostels reportedly does not allow them to […]