Archive for October, 2013

“Be The Minister”

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If one was to award a prize for most social media active minister, it would be to Lebanese Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui. Besides that, his achievements have put Lebanon on top of the list of the ITU yearly report. This blog post is primarily to highlight these accomplishments and the latest “Be the Minister” campaign […]

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The 12 Types of Procrastinators

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Greetings, fellow procrastinators. You’ve clearly stumbled across this comic because you’re avoiding something — unless you are perhaps a comics analyst. In that case, good job staying on track. Procrastination is nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone does it, but we each have a unique way of pushing off work to maximize time wasted.  

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RAVPower 5-in-1 Is a Wireless Drive, Card Reader, Battery, and More

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You can buy a wireless hard drive, card reader, battery, hotspot, and NAS streaming file server as five separate products or you can get them in one minimal rectangular with the RavPower 5-in-1. While you make some sacrifices when you combine functions, the device offers quite a bit of functionality for a reasonable $45. The […]

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The Arabnet Development Tournament – Year 2

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Last Saturday, October 26, ArabNet started the 2nd year of the development tournament. The first round started in Lebanon at the Beirut Digital District. The venue was packed with about 100 competitors/attendees. Lebanon Challenge is part of a regional championship where hundreds of developers compete for the ranks of top coders of the Arab region. […]

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Sony QX10: A Funky, Overpriced Lens Camera for Your Smartphone

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Sony’s QX10 is a $250 lens-shaped camera that connects to iPhones and Android smartphones through Wi-Fi or NFC. It has its own 18.2-megapixel image sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens. It’s designed to take better image quality with the convenience of a smartphone’s touchscreen controls. Although the QX10 only weighs 3.7 ounces, its soft […]

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First iPad Air Commercial, Narrated By ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston

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Apple’s new commercial for its iPad Air compares the product to a pencil, “an extremely simple tool” that is also “extremely powerful”. The pencil ‘floats’ from scene to scene, with the narrator describing its usefulness in each location from boardroom, designer’s workshop, science lab, classroom, to what looks like NASA’s control room. The ad’s concept is a smart […]

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Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage

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“Through the Force, things you will see. The future, the past, old friends long gone.” Someone has just found a disc full of behind the scenes, never before seen footage from Return of the Jedi. Two clips were uploaded to a Facebook page yesterday: a silent 59 seconds of R2-D2 repairing Luke’s X-Wing on Dagobah, […]

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Stay Alive Keeps Your Screen Awake on a Per-App Basis

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Android: There are few things more mildly irritating than your phone constantly turning off when you’re trying to read it. If you don’t want to set your screen timeout to a crazy-long duration, Stay Alive can help fix this problem. Stay Alive allows you to customize when your display turns on and stays on. You […]

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Arabnet #DevTour Tournament Past Challenges (Lebanon 2012 and Dubai 2013)

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Arabnet (http://twitter.com/ArabNetME) has pioneered in hosting and creating the first developers tournament in the Middle East. They did the first one in October 2012 where the best developers from each country were chosen to compete against each other in the regional finals in Dubai in mid 2013 (and they did a fantastic job I might […]

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