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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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …