Monday, January 31, 2005

Dubai Terry Fox Run

I will be an event for the whole family and will be held on Friday, February 4th, 2005... the second year in a row promices to be a great marathon day... the weather looks great :)

'The Apprentice' comes to Dubai!

Read more about it... you could make $300'000 U.S. a year!... Read on!

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Free Movielink Movie Download :) Totally Legal!

Download a full movie online (this time legally hehehe) and see the quality of Movies offered for a price! Thanks to southwest airlines :)

Multiply - Online Social Networking

This one is not blocked by Etisalat yet :P ... It includes facilities such as photo sharing event schedules, movie, book, and restaurant reviews and bookmark sharing.

Deadline is Tomorrow (Jan 31st) DIC's First PanArab Web Awards

The deadline for the submission of entries is the January 31, 2005. If you wish to participate, you can register by submitting an application form available here: www.panarabwebawards.org. The winners of the Pan Arab Web Awards will be honoured at a gala ceremony to be held on Thursday, 24th February 2005 in Dubai Internet City. So, consider this your last reminder :)

10th Dubtech Summit on GCC Information Society

February 8th to 9th 2005. Fees are $350 for one day and $600 for 2 days. The conference covers strategies and case studies in regards to effectively using ICT in improving knowledge and forming an IT based information society. The conference will be held at Al Bustan Rotana in Dubai. For further information and online registration, click the link below.

Friday, January 28, 2005

1st International Animation Celebration in Dubai!

From 28th of January to 2nd of February in Madinat Jumeirah and Wild Wadi Water Park. Screenings of animation movies start on the 29th of January in both venues: Movies in Wild Wadi Water Park run from 10 am till 7 pm and in Madinat Jumeirah Amphitheater from 10 am till 11 pm. There will be both local short films and full length international animation movies. It is an event for the whole family. So, go for it!

Cute Mobile 3-megapixel Cameraphone


A 3MP camera phone with TV out! What more could you want! It will be available in the Chinese market from the end of February.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

YES Zulu Watch - Impressive Looks and Functions


The Zulu watch is impressive. I used to love the Tissot Touch watch, but now I am in love with the Yes watch even more. It looks great with the titanium wrist band. It tells you how much daylight is left in the day and it also shows position and the phase the moon is in... This is in addition to a 24 hour dial to tell time and a digital watch in the background of the dial...

Coming Soon from SanDisk : 1GB Cruzer Titanium & 2GB, 4GB Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drives!

I got some great news from an inside source from SanDisk! SanDisk is going to release the following Flash Drives:

  • 1 GB SanDisk Cruzer® Titanium USB Flash Drive (expected retail price: $169.00 USD)
  • 2 GB SanDisk Cruzer® Micro USB Flash Drive (expected retail price: $199.00 USD)
  • 4 GB SanDisk Cruzer® Micro USB Flash Drive (expected retail price: $399.00 USD)

The release time is during the first quarter of 2005 !

Garmin's GPS 10 : Bluetooth®-enabled Wireless GPS Receiver

At last — no more cables, plugin receivers, and paper maps! Now you can add full GPS navigation capabilities to your Pocket PC or PC laptop with the Garmin GPS 10™, a Bluetooth®-enabled wireless GPS receiver. Wherever you're going, the GPS 10 Deluxe package provides wireless mapping and navigation to deliver you directly to the front door !

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Battery Life Booster - Extends the Battery Life and Reduces the Charging Time

I am really doubtful of products that claim that they extend battery life especially when they use terms such as "nanoceramic"! If you believe them. Click link below to try them out and let me know if they really work :) FYI: the word "nanoceramic" is not even in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary nor dictionary.com!

The 'Evil Twin' Wi-Fi Threat

If you are a frequent user of wireless hotspots, beware of using them to pass on any credentials (don't log into your email account or use them for online banking or shopping). Hackers are setting up fake hotspots along side legitamate ones to resemble the legitimate Wi-Fi hot spots and fool unsuspecting users to log on their networks. Hackers then can intercept transmitted data including user credentials and other sensitive information. Click link for more information.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Eid Mubarak.com!


Eid Mubarak to everyone and acceptable Haj to those that are performing it this year :)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Combining black and white and color in one image


You have probably seen these photos all over blogs and maybe you wondered how they were done... Well, someone asked me today and the easy answer was giving them this link :) If you don't have the programs shown in the link, don't despair here is a list of free photo editors for windows :)

To "Statin" or not to "Statin"

There have been many studies that proved the benefits of statin drugs that reduce bad chorestorol (LDL or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) as this one. But the American FDA has recently denied approval of drugs containing statin from being sold over the counter. The drug under review by the FDA was "Mevacor Daily". This was despite studies that showed no relationship between drugs containing statin and any negative effects including cancer. FYI, statin and its effects on bad chorestrol was arguably dubbed 2004's biggest medical breakthrough! It was also known to reduce the levels of 24S-Hydroxycholesterol in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. For a wealth of information on statin and studies made about it, go to google scholar.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Apple - iPod shuffle


Flash MP3 player (iPod style). It comes in two versions 512 and 1GB. It has no display and it shuffles all the songs for you, hence the name "shuffle" ;) It is smaller than a pack of gum and you can listen to albums from iTunes in order or shuffle them... You can also listen to play lists... Plus more... All the quirks of an mp3 flash player plus more ... But minus the display unit! Weird huh!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Maryn and Her Bunny!

It is about time I bring you one more funny animation clip, so here you go :) This one is in Japanese but with subtitles.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

iPodder and Podcasting

iPodder is a program that allows you to download Podcasts directly to your iPod or mp3 device.iPodder.org is where you can download it. Podcasts are usually in mp3 format. A Podcast is a radio program, news or music feed that you can subscribe to for free and then listen to it on your iPod or mp3 player at a later time. It is simpler than you think! I have personally subscribed to the 2600 feed plus many others. For an up-to-date list of podcasts go to PodCasting.org.

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)

Microsoft has finally come up with their own anti-spyware software. It is still in Beta mode, so if you want to try it follow the link below. You can read a review of it here.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Protect Your Instant Messaging with IMsecure™

Ever doubted accepting a file over MSN Messenger or AIM? Ever wondered if someone can actually read what you write on your IM? Well, I did! and I am currently trying IMsecure from Zone Labs. If you want to try it click the link below for a free download :)

Monday, January 03, 2005

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Side Talkin' Revisited

One of the first things that I noticed when I arrived in Dubai is people (children mainly) still using the unnatural looking side-talkin' N-Gage! So, it reminded me of sidetalkin.com. So, if you want to remember how awkward it is to talk with the old N-Gage visit the link below :)