The Bahamas: Sci/Tech

6 years ago

Rent Textbooks on the Amazon Kindle

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Every semester, hundreds of students in The Bahamas, and hundreds of thousands worldwide are left with Textbooks that they no longer need, and often have difficulty selling. To their rescue Amazon has launched a service that allows them to rent Textbooks for a fraction of the purchase price, keep them for as long as they need, read them everywhere, and even keep their personal annotations.

6 years ago

Computer Failure Corrected On Space Shuttle

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This was the second failure of the space station delivery mission. Both computer failures have been corrected by new software uploads. Five computers on the space shuttle are critical for it’s return to Earth.

6 years ago

Five Ways Netflix Can Improve Itself

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With Netflix headed to the Bahamas, it may be interesting to see how customers in the U.S. view the company. Here is some feedback from someone familiar with the service.

6 years ago

Google Pivots To Social Networking

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At best Google’s entrance into the social graph market will bring more order, structure and findability to our lives. At worse the distopean world described in Evgeny Morozov’s ‘The Net Delusion’ just connected a few more dots.

6 years ago

Buying Time for Coral Reefs

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Stopping people fishing around Caribbean coral reefs by designating them legally protected marine reserves could help some of them survive the effects of a changing climate by more than 50 years.

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