Thursday, December 30, 2004
Fatma just mentioned to me that Orkut is blocked by Etisalat for some reason! So, I asked around for alternatives and Shake just told me that Hi5 is very similar. You can also try Friendster. I have also found a social network with blogging and picture sharing facilities called Faces.com. So, try these ones out and let me know what you think of them. Happy social networking everyone!
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Three new, serious security flaws were found in Windows by two Chinese security firms. The one that concerns me the most has to do with an API used to load images: "LoadImage" API can be exploited with a specially crafted image file. So, no need to click an exe file to be infected, just download an infected image and you're toast!
Q: What games do you have? and how is the payability like? A: So far i have a wrestling game and its not as fun..im waiting for more games to be released..there are two other games of car racing that are out..but i dont really like racing games.. Q: Is the screen clear in daylight? A: it is as clear as water.. VERRRRYYYY Q: What battery does it use? (what size and is it rechargable or alkaline) A: It's a rechargable kinda battery.. this is whats written on it: 3.6 V 1800mAh Q: How long does the battery last? A: It lasts for around four hours.. Q: Is it a japaneese version? I heard that the american version is not released until March 2005. A: It's japanese.. Thanks again for Samsoomah for her great review and interview :)
Monday, December 27, 2004
I didn't even know that Orkut existed until today! I thought that Friendster was the only cool social network kind of thing ;) Anyway, I guess Orkut is google's version (or at least a google affiliate's version) of Friendster. It is by invite only like gmail :) So, good luck getting an invite... I still don't have one :( Let me know if you have an Orkut account and what you think of it in the comments. If you would like an invite, look elsewhere hehehe!
Saturday, December 25, 2004
X-files actor Dean Haglund invented an Icepack made especially for laptops. You know when you have your laptop in your lap, it tends to heat up and some people say that this can lead to infertility! So, for those people who are worried about this issue, they can use the icepack invention to cool off their laps and their laptops. By cooling your laptop, you can also enhance its performance... Why didn't anyone figure this one before!
This is so cool! Espically if you have a mobile phone that supports SD cards. No need for the converter or card reader anymore with this device. To find out more, visit the link.
The new minimal Nokia 7820 is a mobile made specially for the ladies ;) That is why a review by a lady is in order hehehe. So, I asked Samsoomah to review it for marwan.com and she did :) So, here is her review and interview (with some editing): Marwan: I heard a lot about the phone and someone told me that you can't even save any numbers with it and that you can only dial the numbers save on the sim card. Is that true? Samsoomah: So far my phone is cool... I can save numbers and dial any number without saving .. Maybe those people got those phones that need an upgrade..Luckily mine is not a prob so far..it's not as practical though..That's why im using it as a second phone...
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Soundster is a new technology that provides different background noises that can be played over cell phone conversations. A cheating spouse in a hotel room could select sounds of honking car horns and pretend to be stuck in traffic. "If you're a devious person, and you choose to do devious things, certainly Soundster would empower you to do that," said Harry Kargman, whose software company, Kargo, just launched Soundster.
Posted by فهد المحمود at 12/21/2004 12:07:00 am
Sunday, December 19, 2004
So far, I have seen two of them and they are from LaCie and IO Data. You can read more about them in ShinyPlastic.com. More on the IO Data drive is found here. While more on the Lacie drive can found by clicking the link below. It is only a matter of time untill we see terabyte flash drives!
If you've read the blog entry on October 20, 2004 you would know what this is about! The ad was finally out on December 16th (I think!). Back copies of the New York Times may be purchased directly from the paper by calling 1-800-543-5380. If you would like a poster you can buy it from Mozilla Store. You can also download a PDF copy from here. Note that all names are in alphabetical order by last name. BTW: My name is on the right corner of the fifth row :)
A player by the name of "Deathifier," bought an island within the game "Entropia", a multi-player online game. The gamer considers the buy as a good investment and he is already taxing other gamers to hunt or mine for gold on his property. He has also started to sell plots to people who wish to build virtual homes on the island :) Now that is what I call "Virtual Investment" with real, non-virtual money!
Friday, December 17, 2004
Microsoft's CEO at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Florida, answers questions on security and Linux. Interesting.
These luxurious mobiles are made of aircraft aluminum that makes them strong yet light, and the are polished with silicone carbide, and then anodized to produce a ceramic surface. It is loaded with tri-band, video recorder and player, digital VGA camera, active TFT color display, and Bluetooth . All this at $1,200 U.S. The mobile is available in 6 different colors.
Thursday, December 16, 2004
According to Popular Science Magazine (December 2004 Issue), The UAE F-16 Block 60 is among the top 100 Tech Innovations in 2004! A high-tech makeover has turned Lockheed Martin’s 30-year-old F-16 into one of the most modern fighters flying. The jet’s AN/APG-80 radar uses more than 1,000 finger-size transmitters so that the pilot can track ground and air targets simultaneously. The upgrade also includes an automated radar jammer, head-up cockpit displays, and a tweaked GE engine that delivers 25 percent more power than the original F-16’s engine.
Posted by فهد المحمود at 12/16/2004 06:17:00 pm
Piercing the sky above the verdant hills of southern France, a stunningly modern roadway bridge hailed as the tallest in the world was officially inaugurated Tuesday (December 14th 2004). Millau bridge will enable motorists to take a drive through the sky -- 270 meters (891 feet) above the Tarn valley for a 2.5 kilometer (1.6 mile) stretch through France's Massif Central mountains. Designed by British architect Norman Foster, the steel-and-concrete bridge with its streamlined diagonal suspension cables rests on seven pillars -- the tallest measuring 340 meters (1,122 feet), making it 16 meters (53 feet) taller than the Eiffel Tower.
Posted by فهد المحمود at 12/16/2004 06:05:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
The ultimate earbuds! The most comfortable (most expensive too) ear buds you will ever buy. It is actually one of a kind. You get them for $550. First an audiologist creates impressions of each of your ears, a painless ten-minute process completed by filling them with a cool green silicone. A week later you get the custom-fitted earbuds, engraved with your initials on each bud, blue on the left and red on the right! Read the full Forbes magazine review here.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
TechNet Magazine from Microsoft is now online with all content from the printed version. The magazine is for windows server administrators. The current issue focuses on security and integration with other security devices and appliances.
Monday, December 13, 2004
Ten techno products to avoid this year include worst digital cameras, mobile phones, PCs, Laptops, and Printers.
Search Google for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. To learn how to better use it click here.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Monday, November 15, 2004
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Thursday, November 04, 2004
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
In my books, bush is leading, on electoral-vote.com Kerry is currently leading by a comfortable margin (Kerry 298/Bush 231). Michael Moore has it for Kerry too. It is not over till the fat lady sings! Let us know what you think or who you voted/would have voted for.
Big day at the race that stops the nation! Emirates is up front and at the center of the biggest day in Australia. Makes you proud mate!
Monday, November 01, 2004
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Learn about the life and legacy of our prophet Mohammed peace be upon him. If you can, watch the five part series. If you can't, at least browse the site. It puts modern day perspective on Islam. There are many sections in the site including: A section on women, violence and jihad, Muslims and America, Jews in the time of prophet Mohammed, and Koran. Let me know what you think of the site in the comments section.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
A cup of tea a day can slow down Alzheimer's Disease. A cup of green tea works even better and longer (A cup a week does the job!) Read the Arabic article in Albayan newspaper's website. Or click the link below for the BBC News website which also has more information on Alzheimer's Disease.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Monday, October 25, 2004
Access your home PC or Office PC from anywhere in the world. Best of all, it is FREE!
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Friday, October 22, 2004
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
All this for $10 U.S. (for students). You get to see your name in the newspaper ~~how desparate ;) ~~ Your name will be featured in the first-ever, full-page advertisement in a major daily newspaper created and paid for by the open source community. You also get a PDF file by e-mail of the one page ad. Click the link below for more information.
Monday, October 18, 2004
I think that I get more spam than anyone on this earth! In the last month alone, I got 11196 (I got six new spams between the period of taking the screen shot and posting it on the blog!). I don't bother much with them. Gmail takes care of most of them :) If you get more spam, let me know... But I seriously doubt it!
Sunday, October 17, 2004
I tried it! I was not happy with it at all :( Nags are not a good thing! Especially when it comes to security... In other words, don't try this at home... Say no to the security options thing when your Windows XP is updated with Service Pack 2. Furthermore, save all the stuff on your desktop somewhere else, because SP2 erases everything on your desktop, at least it did on my home PC!
Saturday, October 16, 2004
I first saw pictures of the Autodrome at Elmasi's website and I couldn't believe that the race track was in Dubai. I saw the F1 track in Bahrain with Salama earlier this year and I was really impressed. I can't wait untill I get back to dubai and see the track by myself :)
Friday, October 15, 2004
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Monday, October 11, 2004
Now you can turn your GMail account into a portable storage area for your Windows Machine! Just download GMailFS for Windows and enjoy ;)
Saturday, October 09, 2004
Try putting your name or a name of a famous person and look at the results you get. You can also search for objects, brands, places and times in history :) Really funny and Interesting! Let me know what you searched for and what you got back in the comments section ;)
Hack-A-Day provides you with hardware hacks that you can use to get the most out of your tech hardware :) It also has a how-to special every week. Careful, as some of these hacks will void your warranty. They might even destroy your precious hardware if you are not cautious. Try them at your own risk! [ Thanks Shake ;) ]
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Search and save the results you like and block the ones you don't like and share the results with your friends. Also, lookup searches you saved at a later time. Sounds good? Try it by clicking the link below and let me know what you think in the comments section
Monday, October 04, 2004
Firefox, the new Mozilla browser for Windows and Linux has a new "Download Directory File Deletion Vulnerability" which means that someone can delete files in your download directory. This directory by default is your desktop on Windows and your $HOME directory on Linux. For more information and fix, click the link below.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
MSN Web Messenger, Microsoft's own web based messenger that allows you to use the Messenger service behind firewalls and in corporate LANs. Alternatively, there are third party companies offering similar services such as trillian (requires setting up) and e-messenger.net which is also web based. If you know more services or programs that do the same, please mention them in the comments section :)
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Can't wait to get my hands on one of those Orange SPV C500 My SPV E200 feels like a brick nowadays :( I stopped carrying it around about a month ago. I am using the very light and awesome NEC N900 (I get at least a couple of complements on it everyday). But I got used to the features and games on the E200 that the N900 doesn't cut it anymore :( Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the N900 but it is just too small for comfort and the smart phones can just do so much more!
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Monday, September 27, 2004
UAE nationals were found to live longer than other GCC countries! Read about it in Khaleej Times link below. Qatar is 2nd and then Bahrain, then Oman then saudi. What is really surprising is that Kuwait is missing from the statistic!
Monday, September 20, 2004
A company is offering a Free (yes you heard right!...Free!) iPod for anyone that signs up for an offer from a partner company plus invites five friends to do the same. Easy!... I signed up and waiting for the iPod to arrive! Do the same and get yours for FREE now :) Just click on the link below:
Sunday, September 19, 2004
It is wild flower season again and Kings Park in Perth is a good place to spot those wild flowers. I took some pictures of them with my mobile and posted them on my Moblog for your pleasure. For more information on Kings Park, click the link below.
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
My online bookstore is ready for beta testing... So please let me know how I can improve it to better serve you. I currently have security books and will add more categories and my reviews soon... Very soon! The permanent link to the store is also available on the bottom left of your screen, just under the chatter box.
Sunday, September 12, 2004
Saturday, September 11, 2004
Gawab is offering 1001MB of storage with Arabic support for those who frequently use Arabic fonts in sending and receiving email. Another option that Gawab is offering is a smaller storage (15MB) account but with POP3 support. [ Thanks Shake ;) ]
Some students in Temasek Polytechnic (NOT Temasek cafe in Perth!) have discovered a way to disable the camera function by using Bluetooth. What does that mean to you? Well, it means that if you have Bluetooth enabled on your phone, someone can disable the camera function on it. On the other hand, does that mean that people can "jam" cameras in weddings and other events? Probably not! It could be useful against some people but others (the smart ones) will probably disable Bluetooth on their mobiles! For more details and to see the phones effected by this issue visit link below.
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Nokia has come up with three new mobile phone models. They are a part of their "New Fashion Collection". I particularly liked the slim Nokia 7280 which replaces the conventional keypad with a dial-type device. It has a high-gloss finish complemented by leather and mirror accents.
Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
What does that mean to you? Well, in the long run it means that encryption used in e-commerce is breakable (in theory). Strong encryption was (still is) considered impossible to break (i.e. will take you forever to solve it! Nothing is impossible!)... but the proof of Riemann Hypothesis suggests connections in apparently random sets of prime numbers. Large prime numbers are considered the basis of some of the worlds most secure cryptographic algorithms and therefore any prediction of relations between them could lead to breaking encryption based on them. For more read E-Commerce times. For the actual paper go to the Dr's page linked below.
Monday, September 06, 2004
I have added the Quran MP3s section on the linkorama thingie on the left of the page. I hope that you visit the links and listen to the Quran. You can also save the MP3s on your MP3 player or burn them on a CD to listen to them in your car or MP3 CD player.
Sunday, September 05, 2004
Saturday, September 04, 2004
Now you can use the space provided by GMail as a mountable Linux file system... How cool is that... I loved GMail BEFORE I knew I could do that with it... Now I love it even more... So, come on people use GMail... it is the coolest thing to happen to email (apart from me using it). P.S. kids, stay away from this stuff, it's for grown-ups only... Linux knowledge is required.
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
If your are thinking of selling your mobile phone with a built-in camera, think again. If you thought that pictures taken with your mobile phone are erased from the memory once you delete them, chances are that you are wrong... Studies show that almost all flash memory based devices do not "bit erase" pictures and other data but rather erase links to them. This means that they are still very much retrievable by specialized software. So be careful!
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Saturday, August 28, 2004
I have GMail Invites to share... If you want one, email me and i will gladly send you an invitation. GMail is the best thing that happened to email. 1GB of storage to start with, spam filtering, conversations and much more.
The pictures you see at the top of the page are uploaded from my mobile phone to the blog via MMS. You can view the text with each photo by clicking on it! You can also reply to me on my mobile through the link provided with each photo. Thanks to Buzznet.com!
Thursday, August 26, 2004
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Monday, August 16, 2004
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Monday, July 26, 2004
Google overwhelmed? I just got this error while searching in Google. Maybe they got too involved in new projects like blogger and GMail and forgot about their bread and butter project... Google! Or is it because of people trying XSS on it?! Puts a whole new spin on "Google is your friend!"
Friday, July 23, 2004
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Tuesday, July 06, 2004
The battle of the coaches starts again! Just when we thought the Germans beat the Brazilians in Euro 2004 (Rehhagel vs. Scolari), Copa America will start today with its own set of coach battles. These battles include coaches like Brazilian Paulo Autuori (Peru), Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina), Jorge Fossati (Uruguay) and Argentine-Mexican Ricardo Lavolpe (Mexico).
Friday, July 02, 2004
Scolari is to face Rehhagel at the Euro 2004 finals. Both coaches are foreign to the team they are coaching. Both coaches have changed the fortunes of their teams. Greece was led in several occasions by national coaches but it failed to produce results with them. Otto Rehhagel was brought in from Germany to change the Greek's luck and so far he is a success. Scolari, on the other hand, was brought from his five-time-world-cup winning team Brazil to lead the Portuguese to their first ever European title. Scolari clashed with Luis Figo from the get-go. Figo spoke out against the nationalization of Brazilian midfielder Deco, Scolari defended the decision, and then Deco scored in his national team debut vs. Brazil. When Scolari was conducting business as usual, Portugal lost to Greece in the opening match. Ever sense, he became bolder in his decisions. He benched both midfield star Rui Costa and team captain Fernando Couto. He also replaced Figo with 21-year-old Helder Postiga (No. 23) while Portugal was losing to England in the quarterfinals and was able to draw the game and take it to penalty kicks. Even scolari's choosing of goal keeper Ricardo over Vitor Baia was a success when he not only saved a penalty kick with his bare hands, but also scored the winning goal against England. The winner is yet to be decided and there can only be one success story. Both coaches were both bold and courageous in their decisions and both will have to surprise us once again and who ever produces the bigger surprise, in my opinion, will win it all!