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Pizza Hut Introduces the Interactive Touch Ordering Table

You'll never order pizza the way you did before. I mean order it to dine-in, not delivered; now that is rare. But that's not what we're focusing on. To increase customer participation, Pizza Hut has conceived an interactive display that would let customers craft a digital version of their pizza on the restaurant table itself. They can customize, order and pay for their pie directly on the table, needing only themselves to perform the tasks. Step-by-step ...
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Ericsson Brings Capacity With ‘Small Cell as a Service’

In the Networked Society, where connectivity is the starting point for new ways of innovating, collaborating and socializing, there are few things more important than network capacity. In environments such as stadiums, busy streets and multi-story office blocks, large numbers of people gather – and they expect to be able to connect with one another and access information using mobile devices. At times, these dense concentrations of users place so ...
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HEY! Is BLC’s New Tool for Digital Payment

BLC Bank introduced this week HEY! the "fastest, simplest, safest and most cost-effective way to pay and get paid". HEY! is a mobile payment solution that has both the merchant and the consumer in mind. It is a free app that can be downloaded on smartphones, allowing users to settle their purchases at points of sale, pay for a delivery order from any location and enjoy the convenience of paying anyone instantly through their mobile phones. HEY! ...
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Motorola Hops Onboard Wearables Train, Saying Competitors Products Are “Ugly”

Motorola, which is being acquired from Google by China’s Lenovo, is clambering on board the industry’s primary bandwagon with plans to launch a wearable device later this year, branding existing rivals as “ugly”. Speaking at a press conference, Rick Osterloh, SVP product  management, indicated there was a gap in the market for a more aesthetic product. “There are some real user problems [with existing product], such as there is no wearable ...
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Microsoft Lebanon Donates Licenses to Caritas Lebanon’s HOPE Center

In line with Microsoft’s partnership with Caritas Lebanon that was announced two years ago, Microsoft Lebanon recently offered software licenses to Caritas’ HOPE Center for children with learning disabilities. On this occasion, Caritas Lebanon held a ceremony at their HOPE Center in Beit Chabab in honor of Microsoft Lebanon attended by Caritas Lebanon President, Father Simon Faddoul, Microsoft Lebanon Country Manager Mrs. Hoda Younan, Caritas ...
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ArabNet: Advertising Budgets Towards Digital in the Levant, Reaching $1B in the MENA in 3 Years

Online advertising spending totalled $300 million in the MENA region today, and is increasing at a 37% growth rate a year to reach an astounding $1B in 2017. “Online advertising is an essential driver for the growth of Arab web and mobile businesses. With the increase of ad budgets, the entire digital sector will flourish,” stated Omar Christidis, CEO and founder of ArabNet. According to Michel Malkoun, Managing Director at Digital Media Services, ...
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Down the Curve: What Might Be Big in 2014

Everything in the Tech world looks like promising us that all our screens will be "flexible", or at least just curved, in the very near future. We do agree that things change. But will we go as far as to believe that was was flat will not be this year? The Earth is not flat, so why should be our displays? This pretty much does seem like the latest belief of Samsung and LG's engineers, who are apparently working their asses off to bring this new standard ...
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ArabNet Insight: Rising Interest of Venture Investors in the Levant Digital Sector

Venture capital investors in MENA have their eyes set on the digital sector; three times as many investments took place in 2010-2012 than in 2006-2009, and almost half of all investments were in digital products and services. Most ventures happened in Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon, who currently lead the region in terms of quantity of VC investments. Numerous promising initiatives are being launched in the region to back the steadfast growth of early-stage ...
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The Hypentrepreneur

For the past 3 to 5 years, all I hear has revolved around the buzz on how great it is to be an entrepreneur. Local and international publications have been blowing the horn of entrepreneurship loud enough to bring down the walls of Jericho. The amount of buzz words related to this has grown so out of proportion that it induces immediate unpleasant physical side-effects when I hear any of them. Here, try it yourself, repeat these words out-loud until ...
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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 you build your circuit, Add your own materials and finally bring your creation to life. What littleBits ...
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Here Is What We Want for Christmas

On a yearly basis, we stay polite geeks and abide by all rules, always taking care to reach Christmas eve with the best track record we could possibly manage to have throughout the year. Yes, we do want our gifts, and we do not want anything to stand in our way to get them! Santa will get us presents because we were good and we behaved well :D So what did we ask Santa for? Let us see the team's wishlist for these year-end holidays: Chadi: A ...
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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 gadget based on their knowledge. But recommending a phone or another type of products over the competition ...
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Most Wanted: 3D Printers

We're already behind the Tech curve. I know, we always are. But this time, the shift is massive. Done are the days of "2D" regular plain paper prints (only spiced a few years back with the implementation of personal photo printing), 3D printing is here, it's everywhere: online (through on-demand services), it's at your home too. Not only that, it is currently enflaming lots of developers and entrepreneurs; a quick flick around Kickstarter or Indiegogo ...
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Tech and The Band: Fitness Trackers

Sports and Tech do not always come along. Stereotypes dictate that Tech geeks are most definitely couch potatoes, with no particular physical activity apart from the movement of their eyes taped to the screen or the swift movement of fingers and hands on keyboards, mouses, and pads. And of course swiping of mobile phones screens. But tradition is not what it once was, and Techy can also mean sexy, nowadays. It definitely can mean "fit". And the blooming ...
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Helios Handlebars Light Up Your Cycling Nightlife

Car Tech has witnessed big advancements over the past couple of decades. Security features, in-car entertainment, on-board computers and specific comfort options were all part of the multi-step big leap forward the car industry achieved lately. However, bicycles haven't adopted the same high-tech features as many cars. Even the most rudimental features, like turn signals are still done by hand (crazy, eh?), and GPS features most of the time boils ...
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The Bizarro-Tech of ASUS

When I think about ASUS, I see the brand of Tech patchwork. ASUS is making a living out of mixing up stuff. PadFone (their phone + tablet hybrid) didn't particularly do well, whereas Transformer (tablet + laptop) did achieve a relative success. ASUS is now introducing a new Laptop + Tablet + Desktop hybrid, the Transformer Book Trio. Will this mix make it to Top Sales highlights? The Transformer Book Trio is the world's first LapTabTop, and it will ...
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Your Dog’s Future: Whistle

Dog lovers will now make acquaintance with their new indispensable toy. A toy they will desire, starting... NOW. Whistle is one of the very first Tech products that will track your best friend's activities, collect various data on his movements, rest times, and activities, then relay them to your phone. The concept was already interesting when applied to humans, monitoring their health and fitness progress. My personal opinion is that pushing it ...
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The Future Will Be Wearable: Gadgets Attack

Apple and Google are rocking the boat of the gadget world by recently shifting the battlefield to the ground of wearable Tech. Apple has been rumored to be currently working on a new smartwatch to compliment its current product line. Google made waves with the developer release of their Glass. Either way, we;re witnessing a major shift in Tech trends, going from a traditional static model to a more dynamic and hip one. Watches and smartphones may ...
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