Science & Technology

3rd Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum Discusses Elimination of Roaming Charges

CTU PRESS RELEASE: Villa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (27th March 2018) – The 3rd Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum, held on 21st March, was convened to consider the Reports of the Collaboration Working Groups on Connectivity, Convergence and Consumer Issues....

G7 nations agree on a ‘common vision’ for AI

(AFP) - Group of Seven countries have agreed to a "common vision" for the development of artificial intelligence, a Canadian minister said Wednesday. Officials met in Montreal for a jobs and innovation forum ahead of Canada's hosting of the G7...

Facing outcry over data breach, Facebook again overhauls privacy settings

(AFP) - Facebook on Wednesday launched a fresh effort to quell the firestorm over the hijacking of personal data, once again unveiling new privacy tools and settings to give users more control over how their information is shared. The new...

New technology can now text jaywalkers a fine

aywalkers in China are to be named, shamed and slapped with an instant SMS fine. And it’s all thanks to cutting-edge artificial intelligence. In the southeastern city of Shenzhen, police have set up AI-powered boards by crossings. If you jaywalk, a CCTV...

How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs

(AP) - The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users...

New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

(AP) — Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles. Car and tech companies are rolling out laser sensors, artificial intelligence,...

Breaking up with Facebook? It’s harder than it looks

(AP) — Facebook's latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network. There's just one problem:...

World’s biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk’s

(AFP) - British billionaire businessman Sanjeev Gupta will build the world's biggest battery in South Australia, officials said Friday, overtaking US star entrepreneur Elon Musk's project in the same state last year. The 120MW/140MWh battery storage facility will support a...

CTU Continues 21st Century Government Thrust in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

PRESS RELEASE: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (15th March 2018) – Following the successful launch of its 21st Century Government initiative at a Heads of Government Summit in Antigua and Barbuda in January 2018, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union...

The father of the World Wide Web is one disappointed dad

(The Guardian) - The World Wide Web' just celebrated it's 29th Anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator said how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in The Guardian, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -...

Digicel introduces unlimited social and unlimited Whatsapp plans

Thursday, March 08, 2018 - Castries, Saint Lucia: Digicel continues to give customers what they want with the introduction of two amazing plans - the Unlimited Social Plan and Unlimited WhatsApp Plan - that allow them to send messages,...

Samsung Teams Up With Flow For Customer Specials!

PRESS RELEASE: Castries, Saint Lucia, March 6th, 2018: Flow has entered into a collaboration with the world's leading manufacturer of communications devices to provide great incentives for the company's mobile customers in the month of March. Every customer who...

SLICTA brings ARIN in the Caribbean to Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE: Castries, March 5, 2018:    The St. Lucia Information and Communication Technology Association (SLICTA) - the association that represents the interests of the ICT sector, in collaboration with the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN), is to host...

Forensic Lab Marks First Anniversary of reopening

Press Release:  The Saint Lucia Forensic Science Laboratory marked the first anniversary of its reopening on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The significance of the reopening and some of the activities of the lab will be published in The Voice Newspaper’s...

New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

(AP) — Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. The static design of the new Galaxy S9 underscores both the...

Flow Agrees Ground-Breaking Caribbean Football Broadcast Deal

PRESS RELEASE: Miami, FL (Friday, February 23, 2018): The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and Flow Sports, the “Home of Sports in the Caribbean”, have agreed to a multi-year deal for broadcast rights to...

Maurice Chouk Wins NBA All Star Experience with Digicel and SportsMax

PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Castries St. Lucia: St. Lucian businessman, Maurice Chouk is the winner of the NBA All Star Experience 2018. The promotion which ran until January 31 across Digicel markets, gave fans the opportunity to...

SportsMax Partners with Digicel to Cover the Winter Olympics

PRESS RELEASE: More than 13 million customers across the region will receive full HD coverage of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Kingston, Jamaica: In another move to bring customers closer to the things they love...

Green cars in spotlight as India eyes electric revolution

(AFP) - Electric cars bask in the limelight at India's flagship auto show, where an ambitious plan to phase out polluting clunkers has manufacturers racing to lure millions of new drivers to their green vehicles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government...

World’s biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch

(AFP) - The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster toward an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at mission control...

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