Added on 19/06/2013
Dhaid , east coast , Geography of the United Arab Emirates , Hajjar Mountains , Hospitality/Recreation , Kalba , Masafi , Persian Gulf , Radar , Sharjah , Sharjah Airport , Technology , United Arab Emirates
As eagle eyed observers will recall from earlier posts, Sharjah has been suffering from a mysterious and expensive spate of radar shootings. Someone has been regularly taking out the traffic radars on the Mileiha Road – the arterial route that leads from the notorious National Paints parkabout all the way out to the delightful East […]
Added on 09/06/2013
Ali Ibrahim , Asharq Al-Awsat , Real-time web , Social Media , Syrian Electronic Army , Technology , Text messaging , The Associated Press GmbH , Twitter , TWITTER INC. , Websites , White House , World Wide Web
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The practice is as old as news itself but faking news has become a lot easier with new technology
Added on 21/05/2013
Habib Touma , Middle East , Real-time web , Social Media , Technology , Text messaging , Twitter , TWITTER INC. , Websites , World Wide Web
ALEXANDER MCNABB: We have these incredibly powerful technologies which allow us to broadcast to the world as soon as a thought enters our head.
Added on 04/05/2013
Alternative Energy , China , Electricity generation , Energy , Energy conversion , Environment , Germany , Low-carbon economy , Photovoltaics , Renewable energy , Solar cell , Solar energy , Solar panel , Solar power , Technology , Technology/Internet , United States
JUAN COLE: The precipitous fall in the cost of generating solar power has resulted in traditionally oil-dependent nations such as Saudi Arabia investing heavily in it for domestic power production.
Added on 02/03/2013
Computing , Google Inc. , Google+ , Internet , Marissa Mayer , Technology , World Wide Web , Yahoo! , YAHOO! INC.
STEVE ROYSTON: As Yahoo slips into ‘tech-middle-age’ its leaders must adapt to a reality or face inevitable extinction
Added on 07/02/2013
IT , Technology , touchpad , Twitter
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Oh yes, you might think it’s simple – turn off the touchpad button perhaps. My odyssey through user support says otherwise
Added on 19/01/2013
Blog , Computing , Google Inc. , Internet , Internet culture , Technology
ALEXANDER MCNABB: There I was – gone, an-ex blogger, deleted, an online non-entity. It was the ultimate social media, Kafka-esque nightmare.
Added on 06/11/2012
Adobe , Technology
ALEXANDER MCNABB: I know it shouldn’t annoy me. I’ve been here long enough. I know how things work. Or don’t. But I couldn’t help the fury rising.
Added on 24/05/2012
Susan Al Shahri
Facebook , London , Oman , SMS , Social Media , Technology , Twitter
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: ‘My name is Susan and I’m a techno-holic’. I’m well on the way, though, to solving my problem
Added on 22/02/2012
Common Ground News Service
Abdullah , Austria , Booz & Company , Employment , Gulf Cooperation Council , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Technology , Women , Women's issues
LULUA ASAAD, CGNEWS: Here’s a shocking statistic – 60% of Saudi women with a Phd are unemployed. What’s to be done?
Added on 08/02/2012
Android , Dubai , HSBC , Technology , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You’ll have a clash between the RTA, telcos and banks: Who will ‘own’ mobile money? Suddenly the Nol card becomes really interesting.
Added on 09/01/2012
Afghanistan , Ali Khamenei , Alternative Energy , Anders Breivik , Brezhnev , Cambridge , China , Christmas , communications technology , Education , Europe , Facebook , Food and Drink , Google+ , Harvard , India , Internet users , Iowa , IPad , Iran , Iraq , Kim Jong-il , Kindle , North Korea , Norway , Oil and gas , Online media , Oxford , policeman , Politics , Qatar , Ron Paul , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Skype , Social Media , Social services , Society , Taliban , Technology , Twitter , Ukraine , United Kingdom , United States , US Federal Reserve , Vladimir Putin , Warren Buffett , YouTube
STEVE ROYSTON looks at the arts, society, education, politics, business, technology and the environment as we move into 2012, the Year of Fear’.
Added on 10/12/2011
America , Beijing , Iran , Iraq , Moscow , Technology , United States , Washington
DAVID ROBERTS: Certainly, this is a blow for the U.S. When grainy footage emerges from China of a wing shaped UAV taking off, we’ll know how much so.
Added on 24/10/2011
Google+ , Microsoft , Technology , Yahoo!
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google is the dominant search company, Yahoo! is the number one display advertising company – combined it’s a solid gold ATM.
Added on 11/10/2011
Dubai , Gitex , Middle East , Riyadh , Social Media , Technology , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The miracle is that it’s still with us at all – all the other great horizontal computer shows barring Hanover’s CeBIT have tanked.
Added on 17/09/2011
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Arab Spring , Europe , Facebook , Hosni Mubarak , iPhone , IPod , John Stuart Mill , Middle East , Steve Jobs , Technology , The National , Twitter , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Let’s not diminish the creativity and courage of the Arab Spring by attributing great sacrifice to amorphous, faceless technology.
Added on 03/04/2011
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Apple , IPad , metal , Technology , United Kingdom , Women
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: So now I have to decide: gadget or face goo? Both are about good looks and sleek finishes. The marketing hype for each tells me that I can’t live without either.
Added on 23/03/2011
Common Ground News Service
Cairo , Common Ground News Service , Democracy , Egypt , Hosni Mubarak , Manitoba , Muslim Brotherhood , National Democratic Party (NDP) , New York , President , Technology , United States
HODA OSMAN: How far will you go to exercise your new-found ability to vote? I’ll tell you how far – 5,621 miles which is the distance from New York to Cairo
Added on 06/01/2011
Central Intelligence Agency , Conspiracy Theories , Facebook , Iraq , Jeddah , SMS , Social Media , Technology
CROSSROADS ARABIA: People owe it to themselves and their fellow men to not feed the animals that inhabit all our inner beings.
Added on 04/01/2011
Adobe , Android , Blogging , Broadband , East Africa , Egypt , Facebook , Food and Drink , Google+ , Internet users , iPhone , Iran , Middle East , North Africa , Online media , PayPal , Print media , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Social networking , Technology , United Arab Emirates
CARRINGTON MALIN: Some of our predictions may seem a little obvious and some may seem a little extreme, but all should provide food for thought.