Archive for May, 2014

Google’s self-driving car project, the first drive.

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The Google Car is fully electric, big enough for two passengers. It’ll only go 25 miles per hour. Your involvement with the car consists of four things: get in, put on your seatbelt, press the Start button, and wait. While you’re waiting, maybe check out the large screen in the center console, which shows the […]

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What to expect from Android Wear.

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There’s plenty we know about Android Wear already: It’s Google’s software platform for wearables; it’s designed to allow you to interact with your phone and with Google Now straight from your wrist; and numerous manufacturers, from HTC to Motorola, have Wear-powered smartwatches coming in the near future. There’s also a regular calendar notification on show, […]

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Google Changed Its Logo This Weekend and You Didn’t Even Notice!

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  If you were browsing the internet at all this past weekend, there’s a good chance you came across Google’s ubiquitous logo at some point during your travels. What you didn’t notice, however, is the fact that Google adjusted the letters in its logo ever so slightly—and it actually makes a pretty huge difference. As […]

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Apple may enter the smart home business

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Forget those rumors of an Apple smartwatch for now — home automation may be where it’s at. The Financial Times hears from sources that the crew in Cupertino is going to unveil a smart home platform at its Worldwide Developer Conference kicking off next week. While there aren’t many details, proximity will reportedly play a […]

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Samsung is making a VR headset for its phones and tablets

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Samsung is known for its ubiquitous Galaxy smartphones and tablets, popular smart televisions and, most recently, smartwatches. The Korean consumer electronics giant is about to enter another major new category: virtual reality headsets. We’re told by sources close to Samsung that a virtual reality headset is not only in the works at the company’s mobile […]

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Dark and violent: ‘SXPD’ is a comic book you can play

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SXPD is a violent, post-apocalyptic comic book that includes many of the conveniences digital readers have become accustomed to. Not only does the art really pop on an iPad’s Retina display, but you can smoothly swipe from one scene to the next, while music and sound effects accompany the static on-screen action. But at certain […]

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Beirut Design Week

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Beirut Design Week is held annually in June across Beirut City, featuring exhibitions, conferences, workshops and open studios showcasing the work of local and international designers operating within Lebanon. The event focuses on creative economies, intercultural exchange, design education and design entrepreneurship. Beirut Design Week is organized by the MENA Design Research Center, a non-profit […]

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Facebook introduces ‘ask’ button for relationship statuses

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Facebook stalking has reached a whole new level following the introduction of an ‘ask’ button, allowing you to enquire about someone’s relationship status. Users who have opted to leave their relationship status blank will soon be presented with a button through which friends can send a message. You can choose whether to share your response […]

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Lebanon’s Telecom: On the way to improvement.

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After all these years, maybe there’s still hope. Earlier today, the telecom minister Boutros Harb annouced the proposal to discuss new and improved DSL & 3G plans. We are all aware of how our internet was “kind of” awful concerning its speed and limit. Here’s a leak from the proposal is the following table published […]

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What is HDR and When Should You Use It In Your Photos?

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HDR stands for High Dynamic Range imaging, and it’s an old photography practice recently introduced to cameraphones like the iPhone and some Android devices. You’re on the right track: it’s supposed to make your pictures look better, but it depends on when you use it. Here’s a quick primer on how HDR works, and when […]

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