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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 …

Focus On: Banque Du Liban Accelerate 2014

This is one of the best news we’ve heard over the past couple of years in Lebanon. In fact, this is the Lebanon we love to live in, this is what we aspire to be, always. The sad thing about it is that it is happening in the midst of a tumultuous environment, to say the least. Nevertheless, it is yet another proof that Lebanon is all but a resilient …

IT Pros and Technology Fans Discover the Latest in Technology at Microsoft’s TechDays 9 Beirut

IT professionals and technology fans had the exclusive opportunity to discover the best methods to get up-to-speed with the latest Microsoft technology at Microsoft TechDays 9, an inspiring yearly event aimed at presenting and illustrating Microsoft’s latest application development and design technology tools for developers. The day-long event took …

Tweaking the SIM Card: Apple’s Hidden Agenda

Apple gets what Apple wants. So far, this statement has been pretty correct. In terms of innovation, market disruption, setting new standards, etc. Everything went the way the Cupertino company wanted things to go. Following the iPad event last week, we pondered upon one particular aspect that perfectly illustrates this phenomenon. Apple’s approach …

Umbrellas Evolve Too: Meet Air Umbrella

Air Umbrella could be the future of traditional umbrellas. The mother of all disruption as of late, China, is the birth place of this umbrella that’s powered by a “force field” of air. It uses this to replace the fabric in a normal umbrella, with the air flow deflecting the rain drops from you. The project was launched through Kickstarter, and …

Plastc: The Credit Card To End Them All

Mobile payment technology seems like the next big thing. Of course, we’re dealing with nothing new here, since mobile payment solutions have been technologically feasible for a number of years. Still, it seems like it’s having a hard time taking off, getting truly mainstream. After Google going all out in it, with deep NFC support and Google Wallet …

“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. …

The Perfect Premier League Experience

There are 154 live football matches being televised this year after Sky and BT agreed to a monstrous £3bn two-year deal. So with more football than ever you’ll need to have the proper set up to really have unadulterated and unhindered football viewing. Below are some essentials. Betting App Having a bet makes everything more interesting whilst, …

My First Day With Uber Beirut

When I set off to write this post, it was meant to be called “My First Ride with Uber Beirut”. However, I chose to rename it for the purpose of fairness and giving credit where credit was due, since I managed to squeeze in two rides on the same afternoon/evening with two very different experiences. Some of you who follow me on Twitter might have noticed …

Hicon: The Smart Wristband Social Bracelet

Hicon – The social bangle is a huge step forward in the Internet of Things, and is destined to revolutionize people’s social lives in the years to come. The bangle, developed by the company Things-Lab, can be customized with the icons of the wearer’s favourite social networks, meaning it can ‘narrate’ anyone’s identity and encourage …