Technology & Social Media

The ever-changing tech world keeps us running after the latest news to keep you informed. Apps, websites and new technology mixed up with the rapidly expanding world of social media – all under one roof to make sure you’re always in the know.

Lebanese Are Having a Blast with #آخر_مرة_صارت_الانتخابات Hashtag

Lebanese Are Having a Blast with #آخر_مرة_صارت_الانتخابات Hashtag

It feels like the political mess is everywhere in the Middle East. The elections that were supposed to take place in 2014 in Lebanon, somehow got postponed for three full years. The parliament has failed to elect a new president for a long time and the mess is finally coming to an end.   Soon […]

This Picture of Sheikh Mohammed with His Daughter Al Jalila Will Give You the Feels

This Picture of Sheikh Mohammed with His Daughter Al Jalila Will Give You the Feels

😀 the weekend is here! 🐪 متفاهـمين A post shared by Fazza (@faz3) on Mar 9, 2017 at 5:17am PST   Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, commonly known as Fazza, has been killing it on social media ever since, well, forever. His Instagram game has always been strong, especially when it comes […]

The (Mis)Representation of the Arab World in Video Games

The (Mis)Representation of the Arab World in Video Games

The Arab world has always been misrepresented in literature, movies, media, and art. Video games are no exception to this rule as we’re often seen portraying terrorists, enemies, or hostile beings. We’re basically the bad guys, forever.     In this day and age, video games have established themselves as a form of mainstream media […]

Dubai’s New Digitized Taxi Fleet Has Wi-Fi and Flat Screens

Dubai’s New Digitized Taxi Fleet Has Wi-Fi and Flat Screens

by Rana Elhawary

Just in case you needed one more reason to want to move to Dubai, they have just released taxis with Wi-Fi service and interactive smart screens!     Dubai has officially started implementing its plan to digitize its taxi fleet, with yesterday already marking the release of 700 taxis equipped with either interactive flat screens, […]

Here Are the Middle East’s Best April Fools’ Day Pranks

Here Are the Middle East’s Best April Fools’ Day Pranks

Every day, on the first day of April, no one trusts anyone; lies and pranks are conceived everywhere for April Fools’ Day. The lies and pranks are not only conducted by individuals; but also magazines, brands, and popular social media pages.   The Arab world was no exception; our timelines were just full of fake […]

Botler: The MENA Region’s First Artificial Intelligence Startup

Botler: The MENA Region’s First Artificial Intelligence Startup

  One of technology’s frightening aspects is artificial intelligence. But what is artificial intelligence? Whenever someone mentions AI we automatically think of robots and computers ruling over humans and taking over the world (we have only Steven Spielberg to blame for that). One company in Dubai is trying to change that perception of AI; that […]

OPPO’s Latest Update Is Everything You Never Thought You Needed

OPPO’s Latest Update Is Everything You Never Thought You Needed

  Mobile giants, OPPO, have just released the updated version of the already amazing F1S, and oh my, it is glorious. The update allows the phone to work even faster than Sonic the Hedgehog.   Not only that, your selfie game will be the strongest, thanks to the 64GB ROM that will allow users to […]

Amazon Deal to Acquire Souq.com Is Back On

Amazon Deal to Acquire Souq.com Is Back On

Rumors of Amazon, the American e-commerce and cloud computing company, acquiring Dubai’s Souq.com surfaced back in November 2016, but in January 2017, it was sadly announced that they’re walking away from the bidding.     Souq.com has been valued at $1 billion, where Amazon was in the lead of the negotiations, but reportedly walked off […]

VIDEO: Emirates’ Response to US Electronics Ban Is So Sassy We Love It

VIDEO: Emirates’ Response to US Electronics Ban Is So Sassy We Love It

Emirates: Then and Now. We took off to the skies with three aircraft in 1985. Today we have 256 all wide-body aircraft in our fleet, making us the world’s largest operator of @Airbus A380 and @Boeing 777 aircraft. A post shared by Emirates (@emirates) on Mar 19, 2017 at 8:05am PDT   Following the US’ […]

#Mom_Loving_Life: Farm Frites Urge Egyptian Moms to Follow Their Dreams

#Mom_Loving_Life: Farm Frites Urge Egyptian Moms to Follow Their Dreams

  Being a mother is a terrifying idea for most women. Some are scared of the responsibilities, some are scared of the pregnancy, and others are scared of losing their identity.   Many of us have met mothers who say “I used to do this and that before having kids,” and live doing nothing but […]