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Facebook Alternative has gone LIVE

24 Nov

A few months back FACEBOOK was ‘attacked’ because of ‘privacy issues’. . .

An open source alternative to Facebook – called Diaspora – has gone live.

The “privacy-aware” social network was founded earlier this year during a period when Facebook came under fire for its privacy settings.

The site is currently in BETA mode and they are not accepting open invitations as of now BUT, keep them in mind for the future! This could over-take facebook!

iPhone adds Keyboard

21 Nov

Another cool little invention for the iPhone…one of the main reasons I won’t get one is, being a girl with long nails makes using the touchscreen really difficult!

Well, here’s a solution!

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Battery power issue solved in smartphones!

20 Nov


Two designers, Cho Sinhyung and Jeon Jungjae have come up with an idea that could actually work, the ‘Second Life Mobile Phone’. It will have all of the capabilities you expect from a smartphone, but the sleek transparent cell will have two display modes basically, colour and black and white…
When high graphic quality is required, the AMOLED screen will be operating at full force; when in standby or for simpler tasks, the display will become a monochrome E-ink projection as a lighter load on your phone’s juice. As the ‘Second Life Mobile Phone’s’ battery dies, the display will gradually become as see-through as the glossy cellphone itself.
Cool ? or not ?
I think cool.

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Ladies here’s a MUST HAVE iPad APP

17 Nov

Can you guess?

Yes, it’s VOGUE.

Vogue have finally brought out an app for the IPAD!

It’s available from iTunes here

To VIVA or not to VIVA

17 Nov

VIVA have confirmed that they will be opening a branch at 360 Mall! Thank goodness! My internet is with VIVA and I’m really happy with it. I never have any problems, except for the recent ‘blocking’ of ‘family-friendly’ sites…but they confirmed that was not their fault and was a decision by a higher authority…

It’s got me thinking, my cellphone network is with Zain and well, I’m just not happy with them at all.

I’ve been a loyal customer to Zain for the last 5 years but really, perhaps it is time for a change.

I need to find out the offers with VIVA, if they offer any ‘freebies’ and get some feedback on their service… Anyone have any feedback for me? Goor or bad appreciated…

On a scale of 1-10, how angry would you be?

15 Nov

So, above we have three cars, an aston martin, a porsche and Ronaldo’s famous bugatti crash pics. Three beautiful cars…so, on a scale of 1-10, how angry would you be?

The interesting thing about this post is…men and women are going to view it differently..

Men have already said, 10…oh, definitely, 10…and would have been moaning, ‘I can’t believe I crashed the porshe…damnit, I’m going to have to get it completely ‘resprayed’…

Women are saying the opposite…not 10. We would just be ‘thankful’ that we got out safe and alive and requesting that the car be towed and that we never see it ever again.

Right or wrong?

 

Gadgets Galore

11 Nov

Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets…where would men be without their ‘toys’?

For those that are TryingtobeFahad you’ll love this one!


The Adidas miCoach uses heart rate zones to create varied, complete and personalized workouts—it’s essentially a more advanced and personalized Nike+ system. This little fitness gadget also gives you real-time feedback. You can sync miCoach Pacer to adidas.com/micoach to analyze your stats and get coaching feedback online. This is priced at only 70 US Dollars which is great!

 

 

 

 

So, It’s the Nikon D5000 – need I say more?

 

 

 

And this next one, is for all you music lovers! I’m so hyped about this! I can’t describe to you the quality of sound that you get from it! I picked one up in the UK back in summer.

It’s the JVC-RV-NB50 KABOOM! If you love sporting a retro look, then this new iPod/iPhone speaker dock by JVC will really suit your style!

 

Mr Amazon is a genius for creating this next one, when I first saw it on Oprah, I was super excited! It’s Amazon’s EBook Reader, Kindle.

The fantastic thing about this is, when the Kindle first came out, it cost somewhere around 500 dollars, the price has dropped dramatically (which is surprising as it now comes equipped with wifi) to about 300 dollars.

 

 

 

 

It’s the blackberry playbook…nothing like the ipad but hey, give them a break, they are trying…

 

 

So, this year’s gadgets havent been up to much BUT…here’s what we’ve got to look forward to in 2011/2012…

Iphone 5!

3D Sony VAIO

The Verizon iPhone

2011 Nissan LEAF, an ambitious 5 door hatchback car that runs on electricity and purportedly can go 100 miles on a single charge. It will cost around $32,000!

and possibly…another world war..

We really are moving forward…………..scary eh?

Just think, 50years ago, TV’s were black and white.

Log into Twitter using your face

11 Nov

I can’t believe it! no, seriously!

As  part of the European MoBio (mobile biometry) Project, the University of Manchester team has developed a demo app that can log the user into Gmail, Twitter and Facebook using just face and voice recognition. Work on the technology finishes this month and Dr Philip A. Tresadern says that a number of well-known companies in the mobile space have shown interest in using the technology.

Although the demo has been built for the Nokia N900, Dr Tresadern says that he may well have opted for the iPhone if the front-facing camera-sporting iPhone 4 had been released in time. You can read more here

 

probably better for secruity reasons….we really are moving forward. Soon those movies, 20yrs later, cars flying etc won’t be movies…they will be reality……………….scary me thinks………

You Blink, We Think – K.Town

5 Nov

Stumbled across this website

”Blink.com.kw is a division of WB Technologies, a leader in the IT industry for more than 10 years . We are one of the industry’s top computer and computer-product retailers in Kuwait. We offer a huge selection of products at very competitive prices. Whether you’re looking for the latest and most advanced notebook or desktop computers, high-definition monitors with the most brilliant life-like images, multimedia devices, printers, projectors,  MP3 players, media, computer hardware & software – you name it – we’ve got it right here. We’re the most complete online shopping experience in Kuwait.”

They have some pics of their store and it looks really nice, only downfall is that it’s located in Hawally 😦 Traffic mayhem city.

Tried uploading some pics of their offers but my laptop is playing up, will try later 🙂 Check out the site tho guys, really have some decent stuff on there! I even saw the Itunes gift card that EVERYONE has been looking for!

 

 

Very cute USBs

5 Nov

How cute are these!

These Sesame Street Flash Drives make it easy to get your kid into the world of computers at an early age. These flash drives are modeled after the show’s iconic characters and are designed as kid-friendly as possible.

Each one of these Sesame Street Flash Drives comes preloaded with an episode of Sesame Street and can hold up to 400 photos. Get your kid into computers before they can even walk by picking up one of these flash drives today.

You can buy there here from the actual Sesame Street website OR Amazon!!