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Our Gift Guide to a Geeky Christmas

Here we go again. It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid. As usual, we’ve got your back for when it comes to handpick some cool and ultra-geeky stuff to buy this season. This is not your typical gift list; it has a special crazy taste to it, and tries to fit everybody’s passions and hobbies. No more delays, here it comes. Outdoors …

So What Is the New Nokia All About?

The Nokia N1 tablet is still fresh news. And when it came out, it surprised most people, me being among them. The N1 announcement got me all puzzled, leaving me standing open-mouthed, not really grasping the essence of what was going on. I thought Nokia was off the pitch for good. But things do not seem to be that simple. I hence tried to perform a …

“Your Last Smartphone”: Project Ara

A perfect world for me is one where -among other things of course- I don’t have to upgrade my phone every few months. And the good news is the modular chameleon that might be the ultimate portable gadget is finally here. Meet Google Project Ara. It does look likewise: our mobile phones just won’t be one single piece of gadgetry, in the near future. …

Treading on the Competition: Jabra’s Solemate Review

When we were handed Jabra’s Solemate family of Bluetooth speakers for us to review, we couldn’t but remember Jawbone’s Jambox – the last standalone Bluetooth speaker we tested – as we still can recall, it did not really impress. But things are different with the Solemates: they have a distinct, footwear-inspired design with extremely high quality …

How I Watch Game of Thrones

I’m a big fan of Game of Thrones. In fact, I’m such a big fan that when season 3 ended, I went ahead and read the books, all 5 of them! (on the Kindle of course). Now that Season 4 is coming, I want to tell you about my setup for watching the show on a big tv the day after it’s aired in the US. The Setup Let’s get this out of the way: …

ArabNet 2014: The Interview With Omar Christidis

With ArabNet 2014 right around the corner, we thought it was a nice idea to have a talk with Omar Christidis. Omar is CEO and founder of ArabNet, the hub of digital marketing and tech professionals based in the Middle East. ArabNet will be holding a three-days conference in Beirut on March 4th to 6th. The Interview Going back to the origins, …

LittleBits: The Little Circuit That Could

littleBits is an open-source library of electronic modules. The minuscule circuit modules have each a specific function, such as light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, motors and more — that snap together via tiny magnets in order to make larger circuits. All it takes is three simple instructions Start with the generator and then module by module …

Picking The Best Phone: How To Minimize Compromise

Here at Tech-Ticker, we bring you some of the most comprehensive reviews of the latest pieces of technology, but despite our subjective nature we try to deliver the facts as objectively as possible, not only because it does the product justice, but by doing so it affects the perception of our readers who, in turn, tend to prefer or even recommend a …

State of the Union: What Google Really Is Now

It’s been a long way since the very first beginning of the simplistic search engine that Google once was. It does look like Google is taking over, and there’s hardly anything anyone can do about it. Taking over what? Taking over where? Practically everything, everywhere. From gaming consoles to smartwatches, going through 4K smartphones, laptops, OS… …

Achieve: Get Your Career On

Dear readers, as you may have noticed, Tech-Ticker tries to support other local websites that we find may be helpful to our readers. So today I present to you Achieve, a start-up company that allows you to start your life. With several job websites online, one would wonder, why mention Achieve? Simply because it isn’t just another website where you …

Retrospective: The Samsung Story

They cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and threw everything in. Workers lost in the haze of their own sorrow and distress, crying. And still the hardware to be crushed and eliminated kept coming. Snap! Let me draw you a picture of what’s happening. Samsung’s CEO was disgusted by the low quality product coming …