Tuesday, May 30, 2006

World Cup 2006 Competition

To participate in this competition simply download the excel sheet available here:

Then fill out ALL the grey boxes with the number of goals you expect for each match. Like this:

Then save the file as your name .xls for example Mohammed-Abdulla.xls and email it to wc06@marwan.com You must send the email before the start of the first game. Good Luck.

For more information go to:


Friday, May 26, 2006

Al Ahli Club is the League Champion

Al Ahli Club wins the League :) congratulations to all the faithful supporters of Al Ahli Club. Congratulations to our sister site maintainers at http://www.alahliclub.com and all the forum contributors and maintainers and thank you for all the support. Enjoy the win Watch Dubai Sports Channel live here: http://www.live.ae/

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Windows Live™ Messenger beta

Windows Live™ Messenger beta. Download it and try it today :)


Audioblog.com lets you publish audio on your blog. You say podcast? I say yes!

G-Tools : Amazon associate helper

G-Tools helps you write reviews about Books, Movie, Music CD, anything you can get on Amazon.com on your weblog! I know a couple of people at least that would love this tool! Including Fahad :)

Download Microsoft Office 2007!

2007 Microsoft Office System Beta 2: Get the Beta :)

Will Germany win World Cup?

I got emails from people saying that Germany does not have a chance in winning this time around. Their proof is bad results leading to the world cup. I disagree! History has shown that even when Germany had bad results before the world cup, they still made it to the finals. Statistically Germany is second favorite to win it (behind Brazil)! Soccer is not played on the green box my friends. It is played out side it! The green box is just for show :)

Some links to digest:

Germany second favorites to win World Cup

Germany to win World Cup, statistics show

Oliver Kahn: Germany Can Win the Soccer World Cup

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bubble Chair - World Cup Fever!

Bubble Chair from Mr.Gadget Australia is the perfect inflatable chair to watch the world cup in! It is comfy yet bouncy :) best of all, it costs only 79.95 Ausie :)

SAROTECH - Your Smart Portable Partner

SAROTECH - Your Smart Portable Partner . It is like Media gate, but for your car!

The Marwan.com World Cup Predictions Competition

I Challenge you in a World Cup predictions game! I do this every world cup and I have never lost to anyone (yet!). Entries must be in by the end of June 8th GMT. All you have to do is fill out your predictions here and email them to me at: wc06 {at} marwan (dot) com. To win, you have to score more points than me and be the highest point scorer amongst all entries. The winner will win this fabulous trophy:

In addition to bragging rights of course :P If the winner agrees, I can publish his/her name at the end of the world cup on my blog.

Disclaimer: This competition is for fun, so don't take it too seriously and don't loose your sleep on it! This should not be considered as gambling in any way, shape, of form! Special thanks to Top Corner for the the creation of the XLS sheet!


I received emails from some of my friends (mostly women! Asking for.. ahum... Instructions!). So, here you go, ladies:

  1. Download and open the xls sheet in Exel.
  2. There should be two pages: a "your predictions" page and a "the results" page.
  3. In "your predictions" page, ONLY fill out the score for each match (in the gray boxes). The 16 round, semi-final, and final fixtures are shown automatically depending on your predictions.
  4. After you fill up the "your predictions" page, email it to me (before June 9th).
  5. When the world cup starts, start filling up "the results" page after each game. You will notice that the points change depending on how accurate you predictions were!
  6. I will update my results after each game too and let you know of my points.
  7. After the world cup, I will publish the winner's points and my points.
  8. I will send the winner the keychain :)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Cell phone radiation chart - CNET

Cell phone radiation chart by CNET rates mobile phones in America according to the radiation emitted from them. You can search the list by manufacturer or by highest and lowest radiation levels. You'll be surprised at some of the results. Motorola has the both some the highest and some of the lowest depending on the model!

Box.net - Free Online File Storage, Internet File Sharing, RSS Sharing, Access Documents & Files Anywhere, Backup Data, Share Files

Box.net is just like DropLoad and YouSendIt. The difference is that the free account has: - Total storage of 1GB - Individual file sizes of up to 10MB - files are not deleted after 7 days. Interface is drag and drop :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

JAJAH - Free 5 minute call enywhere?

JAJAH - web-activated telephony offers a free trial to call any landline for 5 minutes for free (Not all countries included). Try it :)

YouTube: Mobile Video Uploads - Gizmodo

YouTube: Mobile Video Uploads means that now, you can upload videos not only pictures to your blog, or whatever. Behold the power of mobile devices!

VMware For Free!

VMware Player is the free version of VMware. VMware is like running a PC on your PC. VMware Player (the free version of VMware) runs any virtual machine created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server. VMware Player also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats. Free is good ;) Hint: you can download lots of VMware pre-configured OSes from BitTorrent clients.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Koyono Slimmy Wallets

Koyono Slimmy Wallets are meant to be carried in the front pocket :)


Skypecast: Audio cast to up to 100 people... people!

Space Cube - Epic Empire

Space Cube: Linux PC. Fits in your pocket :)

Un-delete deleted photos from your digital camera's memory card - Lifehacker

Resurrect deleted photos from your digital camera's memory card - Lifehacker. It can be done :) Read on to find out how!

The Palm Jumeirah to welcome first residents by the end of 2006

Nakheel, the premier property developer of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will start the handover period from November 30th 2006.

Beckham loses two X5s to laptop thieves - Engadget

Yep! Laptops were used to steal the cars! Is that even possible? I don't know, BMW is known for innovation, and you know, with innovation comes great risk of exploits and misuse.