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    World-first technology test by the European Tour and Tata Communications shows how virtual reality could transform golf

    Dubai, UAE - October 23rd 2018 -   The European Tour and Tata Communications have completed the world’s first test of live 360° video in 8K Ultra High Definition – the highest resolution in digital television today. The ground-breaking technology test at Sky Sports British Masters shows how the most immersive 360° video and virtual reality (VR) applications could enable fans at home and at the course to engage with the action in new ways.   “This proof-of-concept is part of our strategy to attract new fans to the sport by harnessing the latest digital technologies and introducing new, shorter and faster formats. With Shotclock Masters, for example, players have just 40 or 50 seconds to play a shot. We look forward to leveraging live 360° video in 8K to make each tournament more immersive for ......read more

    Rental Disputes Center inaugurates the ‘Court Probe' in line with ‘A Week Without Service Centres' initiative

    RDC to support Smart Dubai’s vision by recording a global trend in Dubai’s real estate litigation technology  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Center (RDC) received the registration cases through ‘Court Probe’ – CP1, the first innovative concept of its kind in the world, and recorded a global trend in Dubai for presenting the latest technology to provide unprecedented services in the field of real estate litigation.   This step is in line with the ‘A Week Without Service Centres’ initiative launched by the Dubai Department of Finance to encourage customers to change the way they complete government transactions and switch to smart pay channels as part of the Dubai Paperless Strategy 2021.   HE Sultan Butti bin ......read more

    Say Hello to the Next Generation of HP Sprocket

    Everyone’s favorite handheld photo printer just got savvier and more social.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018 –   HP Sprocket New Edition, a portable, pocket-sized photo printer, just got savvier and more social. It’s ready for any event – in a new collection of colours – so everyone can snap pictures, instantly print from a mobile device and share in the fun.   What’s New: Social Printing: Multiple friends can use Sprocket New Edition simultaneously    . Everybody can print to the same device with three simple steps – connect, select, and print. LED light flashes different colour for prints from each phone, so you know whose photo is printing.  New Design & Colours: Soft to the touch and minimalist design including three ......read more

    Lenovo Announces Strategic Partnership With Emitac Enterprise Solutions (Ees) to Drive Intelligent Transformation in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018 –   Lenovo, a Fortune Global 500 company and global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation, and EMITAC Enterprise Solutions (EES), a regional leader in delivering IT infrastructure services and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership for the UAE market.  As a part of this partnership, EES has been officially been appointed as a tier-one partner and will leverage Lenovo’s industry-leading data centre portfolio to drive intelligent transformation through software defined solutions for enterprise customers in the UAE. Ranked #1 in customer satisfaction and x86 reliability, Lenovo’s data centre portfolio spans servers, storage, converged and hyperconverged, networking, hyperscale, software and services. This includes its ThinkSystem ......read more

    Ericsson and Intel score another feat with multivendor data call on 39GHz

    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  Riding on their recent success with the 3.5GHz band, Ericsson and Intel have announced another milestone – the first 3GPP-based end-to-end, multivendor NR 5G live data call on 39GHz. The 39GHz band is an important spectrum for 5G commercial rollouts in North America – expected to begin in 2019 – with all major service providers planning to use this spectrum band.  This latest accomplishment by Ericsson and Intel builds on earlier 3GPP NR compliant calls carried out on 3.5GHz band. The first one was conducted at the Kista Lab in July and the other on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast. Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks, says: “Completing this end-to-end data call on 39GHz ......read more

    Huawei and Dragon INFO partner to deliver AI-driven Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution

    Dubai, 21 Oct 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dragon INFO to develop a Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution. The two companies signed the MoU at the region’s largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai. An integrated artificial intelligence (AI) analysis tool for public security customers, the Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution will enable intelligent crime investigation and prevention. It can analyze huge volumes of data to obtain valuable information on first time visitors, frequent access statistics, movement patterns and suspicious activity. It provides a holographic profile of key personnel, background information and activity track dynamics. On a wider scale, it ......read more

    Pre-ordering for new iPhone XR now open on SOUQ.com

    Pre-ordering available now and shipping expected from 26th October in tandem with global release Dubai, 21th October 2018:   SOUQ.com is accepting pre-orders for the Apple iPhone XR on their website and app.  Customers in the Middle East can now pre order on SOUQ.com with the shipping estimated to begin on October 26th. Customers are increasingly looking online to buy their latest gadgets and SOUQ.com strives to provide them with the latest devices at the same time that they are available globally. The pre-booking of the iPhone XR is another example of the continually growing selection on SOUQ.com and will sit alongside the already available iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.  The iPhone XR is Apple’s alternative to its flagship iPhone Xs and comes with an all new Liquid Retina all-screen display, more ......read more

    Etisalat surprises visitors with revolutionary technologies and innovations at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Etisalat enriches visitors experience with live 5G and showcases for the first time 5G download speeds highlighting speed comparison between 4G & 5G networks  Etisalat supports innovation in UAE and launches the Future Now initiative to enhance collaboration in various technologies with emerging companies and IoT developers worldwide Etisalat is making its 5G capabilities through the world’s first robotics system to contribute to the advancement of healthcare in UAE Etisalat brings the world’s pioneers of automotive industry to support the transport sector showing the  Pop.Up Next  Etisalat harnesses technological capabilities to serve people and enhances shopping experience through the world’s first ‘Robomart’ mobile grocery store Etisalat introduces cutting-edge business ......read more

    Huawei and TPCAST collaborate to enhance VR capabilities over 5G broadband

    Dubai, UAE, 18 Oct 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, and TPCAST, who introduced the world's first commercial wireless virtual reality (VR) solution, will cooperate on exploring a cloud-based VR project in the Middle East. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Huawei’s 5G Ecosystem Conference during Huawei Innovation day on 15 October 2018, at the region’s largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai. The collaboration will be enabled by the emerging 5G broadband digital ecosystem. Huawei is a pioneer in the emerging technology that will provide users with multiple gigabit speeds within homes, offices and public spaces. Faster Internet speeds will enhance gaming and video streaming ......read more

    The Network Communication Group and BrandTribe partner to launch a new branding practice within the group

    Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2018:  The Network Communication Group, one of the leading communication agencies in the region, announced today a joint venture with BrandTribe, the branding and design agency known for creating iconic brands, to launch a new branding practice within the group, catering for both agencies’ clients across the Middle East Region and North Africa.  The joint venture practice, combines The Network Communication Group’s industry-leading media, advertising, public relations and social media expertise with BrandTribe’s extensive branding knowledge, to bring clients a full-fledged integrated communication service in a one-stop-shop. BrandTribe will be headquartered in The Network Communication Group’s Beirut office with presence across the GCC and MENA countries.  The Network ......read more

    Smart Dubai, du and Community Development Authority sign agreement to deliver Dubai Pulse Solutions

    The new solutions will allow Community Development Authority to better serve the UAE community  Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced it will partner with the Community Development Authority (CDA) to assist in the creation of Multi-tile dashboards to provide slick, quick and accurate insights for the CDA’s business activities. The CDA’s team needed to develop a Multi-tile dashboard to facilitate quick decision-making. One of the main concerns for the CDA was to have precise and relevant information published via dashboards to assist in important business functions. Ahmed Abdul Karim Julfar, Director General, CDA: “Investing resources to build effective partnerships is at the core of the CDA’s mission to develop social ......read more

    The All-New Kindle Paperwhite Launches on SOUQ.com

    Thinner, Lighter, 2x the Storage, and Waterproof for reading by the pool, in the bath or at the beach  New flush-front design with 300 ppi display and crisp, printed-quality text   Dubai, UAE October 17th, 2018—   SOUQ.com and Amazon announce the introduction of the all-new reimagined Kindle Paperwhite in the UAE, featuring a thinner and lighter design, a sleek flush-front display, and waterproofing so you can read comfortably anywhere.  The all-new Kindle Paperwhite will be available in the coming weeks on SOUQ.com starting 529 AED.    Readers will find English and Arabic content such as the popular Arabic language titles Awlad Haratina, Mawsim Sayd Al Ghozlane and English language titles such as The Art of Always Being Right. The all-new also Kindle Paperwhite comes with twice the ......read more

    Zoho Bets Big on Middle East, Opens an Office in Dubai

    Adds AI and Analytics Functionalities to Its All-in-One Suite, Zoho One Dubai—October 17, 2018:   Strengthening its presence in the region, Zoho, provider of cloud-based business applications, has opened an office in Dubai to take care of its regional operations. It is working closely with local partners to reinforce its relationship with cus-tomers here and hiring more partners in the country to further expand its reach, while also participating in and organizing more events. “The opening of the Dubai office is part of our commitment to expand in the region,” said Hyther Nizam, VP of Product Management, Zoho Corp. “We are localizing all our products to suit the regional needs and making them available in AED to simplify the payment. We are also translating thousands of pages on our website to ......read more

    Etisalat signs MoU with Fujairah Department of Public Works & Agriculture

    Dubai, 17 October 2018:  Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further enhance smart e-government initiatives by providing the department with innovative digital, ICT and smart solutions.   Under the terms of the partnership, both parties will jointly develop and establish a long-term strategic collaboration, with Etisalat appointed as the department’s digital, ICT and smart solutions provider. Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture will work together to develop business engagement and enhance both current and future business and technical requirements. Etisalat will provide the public works and agriculture department with the required support in various areas, namely smart solutions, IT networking, technical support, best ......read more

    Etisalat Digital offers glimpse into Future of Retail at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Highlights of Future of Retail Experience Robomart: World’s first Self-Driving grocery store ‘Unattended store’ enabled by AI and RFID  New autonomous retail solution uses ‘Computer Vision’ technology Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018:   Etisalat Digital is embracing the future of retail at this year’s GITEX Technology Week, offering a seamless shopping experience through face recognition, artificial intelligence, image recognition and computer vision technologies.     Some of the unprecedented retail shopping experiences featured at Etisalat’s stand include a self-driving grocery store, robotic shopping cart that leads visitors to the grocery isle, a smart dressing room that recommends fashion apparel, a smart vending machine, a state-of-the-art ......read more

    LG innovations in display to revolutionize the retail experience

    Dubai-UAE: 16 October 2018 –   LG Electronics, a pioneer in developing innovative technology showcased its all-new Transparent OLED Signage at the 2018 GITEX Technology Week. The signage aims to revolutionize the retail experience by offering unique ways to captivate potential leads and covert them to paying customers. LG showcased the 55-inch Transparent OLED signage, a state-of-the-art product with razor thin bezels and the most exceptional form factor. With its seamless one-piece glass design and high picture quality, it is especially impressive in retail environments and art galleries where products can be placed behind video or special effects displayed on the Transparent OLED signage. Consumers will soon be welcomed by LG’s Transparent OLED screens in retail stores. The screens have the potential to ......read more

    du and Olea collaborate to highlight innovative eHealth solutions at GITEX 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 16 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) and Olea, a specialized advisory and business incubation platform, are showcasing at GITEX Technology Week 2018, a unique eHealth solution delivered via ‘The Consult Station’. The Consult Station by H4D (Health for Development) is a medical connected booth that allows a patient to consult a physician remotely under the same conditions as a traditional face-to-face consultation. The diversity of measurement instruments on hand in the booth such as a blood pressure meter, oximeter, stethoscope, thermometer and otoscope amongst others and the dialogue taking place via videoconference makes it possible for the physician to provide a reliable and risk-free diagnostic consultation remotely. In line with the UAE’s ......read more

    Zain Kuwait, Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions Sign MOU to Fast-Track Enterprise Digital Transformation with IoT

    October 16, 2018 –   Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in the country, announces a strategic partnership with Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions to employ Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to accelerate the nation’s digital transformation. This collaboration will facilitate the development of smart education, smart health, smart security and smart mobility solutions in line with Kuwait National Development Plan's smart government goals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2018, in which Zain Kuwait participated showcasing its B2B and Smart City offerings. Under the terms of the MOU, Samsung, as a global leader in innovation, will support Zain Kuwait in driving transformative and beneficial IoT innovation to create exciting opportunities for ......read more

    Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to kickstart digital transformation journey with regional debut of the ‘Hyper-converged Platform'

    Dubai, 16th October, 2018: Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to kickstart its digital transformation journey with the regional debut of the Hyper-converged Platform. Announcing details of the Emirates Post’s data center transformation at GITEX 2018, the technology includes a state-of-the-art memory driven system that will enable Emirates Post digitization drive and establish it as an innovation-led organization.  The AI powered, cloud-enabled and highly secure data center, will be the cornerstone for Emirates Post’s new services and will support robust business growth, as well as Emirates Post’s digital services, applications and data. In addition to hosting future technologies that are equipped to serve the traditional services, it is also designed to be agile and respond to dynamic ......read more

    Dubai Civil Defense Enhances Fire Response Capabilities with Avaya

    Project is in line with DCD’s efforts to support Dubai's Smart City initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2018:    The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai (DCD) has teamed up with Avaya and ConnectIt on a new digital transformation project to enhance fire response times. In particular, the project will allow DCD to upgrade its response and fire prevention capabilities to avoid allocating time and resources unnecessarily to false alarms. The project highlights the importance of collaboration between government and the private sector to provide value-added services to citizens, and is part of DCD’s ongoing efforts to support Dubai’s wider Smart City strategy.  Colonel Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, Assistant Director, General of the Dubai Civil Defense for Prevention ......read more

    Huawei hosts the Middle East 5G Ecosystem Conference

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, hosted the 5G Ecosystem Conference on the sidelines of the 3rd annual Middle East Innovation Day. Under the theme “5G is Now, Sailing to New eMBB Horizons,” the conference promoted a 5G Ecosystem in the Middle East by bringing together operators, regulatory agencies, industry leaders and other stakeholders to discuss 5G from a business, policy, and industry perspective.    Opening the conference, Mr. Bocar BA, CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council said: “SAMENA Council is engaged and working closely with Huawei, telecom operators, governments’ regulatory authorities and international organizations to create the enabling environment ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to get digital boost via du's Dubai Pulse platform

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and du signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during GITEX Technology Week to provide DHA with virtual solutions on Dubai Pulse. As part of the five-year partnership agreement du will be providing the authority with virtual solutions to cater to web, application, database and shared services on Smart Dubai Offices’ Dubai Pulse. Du will also host the DHA’s disease surveillance and management programme HASANA. The MoU was signed during Gitex Technology Week 2018 by H.E Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Osman Sultan, du, EITC.  The solutions will be provided on the Dubai Pulse cloud platform based on VMware and OpenStack technologies. Commenting on the MoU, Al Qutami said: ”The authority is keen to utilise the latest ......read more

    Fujitsu to showcase technologies to drive the region's digital transformation at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Expert workshops to be organised at GITEX Technology Week showcasing the transformational outcomes that customers are achieving by connecting the right technology partnerships and expertise Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Fujitsu is showcasing advanced technologies that help drive the digital transformation of the region through its participation at the GITEX Technology Week 2018. A highlight of Fujitsu’s participation are the industry workshops that it will host to highlight the latest trends that can help customers transform their business scape and achieve higher levels of efficieny, productivity and security. Fujitsu is present at multiple sites across GITEX, and some of the workshops it is conducting are detailed here. Fujitsu will conduct three workshops on Oct. 15 (12.30 to 1PM) and Oct. 16 (1.15 to ......read more

    DP World UAE Region Leads Electronics Trade

    Innovative tech solutions are the way forward in this age of the Technological Revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018:   Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region, continues to be the preferred destination for electronic goods entering or exiting the Middle East.  DP World UAE Region plays a central role in the growth of the sector across the country with consumer electronics one of five sectors that account for 76 per cent of the trade value generated by Jafza which amounted to USD 83.1 billion AED in 2017.  The regional trade enabler is also strengthening its supply chain by using innovative technologies to meet the need for on-demand logistics services created by increasing consumer consumption through online purchases. As DP World’s flagships, Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone will ......read more

    Lenovo drives Intelligent Transformation of the future at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Lenovo offers visitors immersive experiences with four different experiential zones dedicated to AI & HPC, IOT and Telco NFV, Data Analytics and The Cloud. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 15, 2018 –   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced its participation in the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Lenovo DCG’s third participation in the region’s premier technology event comes with a larger presence this year with a showcase of its strengths in high-performance computing and an array of products and solutions that are fit for the ‘Intelligence Revolution’ era.  In line with Lenovo’s ongoing ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy the company ......read more

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    Fortinet is the Only Vendor with Security Capabilities to Receive SD-WAN Recommended Rating in the First NSS Labs Software-Defined Wide Area Networking Test Report

    FortiGate SD-WAN Delivers Highest VoIP Quality of Experience and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership per Mbps Among All Nine Vendors Dubai, UAE. – Sept 3, 2018. Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its results from NSS Labs’ first Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) Group Test. Fortinet’s FortiGate SD-WAN excelled in every category assessed by NSS Labs, showcasing a number of advantages, including: Highest quality of experience for VoIP: Even under tough conditions, including ......read more

    Eaton introduces 9SX UPS lower power range

    New models are successor to industry’s leading 9130 range   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 3rd, 2018:   Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of lower power-rated models to its 9SX Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Eaton 9SX UPS offers high availability, flexibility and advanced protection for IT and small data center infrastructure, as well as for networking, storage, industrial, medical and telecom applications. The new models extend the existing product portfolio of ......read more

    Smartest devices yet, announced at Lenovo TechLife ‘18

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Today, at the company’s annual Tech Life event, Lenovo™ unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices, continuing its commitment to transforming technology and user experiences, making the devices easier to use, more engaging and more productive for consumers.      This commitment is fueled by Lenovo’s ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy and a product ethos of engineering with purpose; designing for difference and creating technology that empowers customers with tomorrow’s technology ......read more

    Etisalat roaming packages offer business customers coverage across all in-flight networks

    First mobile operator in the world to provide data and voice in-flight roaming at no extra cost Roaming coverage now includes both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight networks Abu Dhabi, 2 September 2018:   Etisalat today announced that subscribers of any Global Business Roaming pack can now enjoy in-flight coverage in all airlines that provide on-board connectivity at no extra cost.    Etisalat Global Business Roaming packages – both data and voice – will now include both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight coverage, providing business users ......read more

    Panasonic's LUMIX LX100 II gets a boost with 17-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor

    The upgraded compact camera features F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 4K Video Recording    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Panasonic is proud to announce the launch in the Middle East of the LUMIX LX100 II with a large, 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 7th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series.    The LUMIX LX100 II boasts a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving an effective 17.0 megapixels in 4:3 aspect ratio. This new high-resolution MOS Sensor maintains an excellent S/N ratio, allowing ......read more

    A10 Networks to Showcase Innovations in 5G Mobile Network Security, Cloud, DDoS Mitigation and Application Visibility & Analytics at GITEX 2018

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 4th September, 2018 A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week taking place between 14-18 October, 2018.  The company will demonstrate its entire portfolio of market leading solutions including Service Provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, DDoS protection and application visibility & analytics. A10 is keen to demonstrate the following: GI/SGI firewall protection for mobile networks - IoT and 5G ......read more

    Huawei Launches Kirin 980, the World's First Commercial 7nm SoC

    September 01, 2018:  In his IFA 2018 keynote titled “The Ultimate Power of Mobile AI”, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu introduced the Kirin 980, the system on a chip (SoC) that will bring about the next evolution of mobile AI. As the world’s first commercial SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 combines best-in-class performance, efficiency, connectivity features, and Dual NPU AI processing power. “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, ......read more

    Blackberry® Key2 LE Officially Announced at IFA 2018

    Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry®-branded licensing partner, has today unveiled its newest BlackBerry smartphone – the BlackBerry KEY2 LE. This newest addition to the BlackBerry KEY series smartphone lineup offers three colors variants – Slate, Champagne and Atomic – while keeping with the BlackBerry KEY2 design evolution which includes minimized screen bezels and redesigned chassis for a more modern look and feel. It also comes with the recently introduced Speed Key for a more customized ......read more

    Authentication vs Authorization: What's the Difference? Why Should You Care?

    by April Bourne, LSS Black Belt, Xerox Manager Sales Enablement and Training, Research & Product Development Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  There’s a big difference between gaining successful entrance to the king’s castle (Authentication) and what you are allowed to do once you are inside (Authorization). Chances are, as a visitor, your actions and movement will be restricted and for good reason. Just because you got through that big iron door does not mean you are allowed to do whatever you please. This article talks about the differences between authentication and ......read more

    LG Focuses on Gaming at Ifa With New Ultragear™ Monitors

    Powerful Monitors Deliver Superb Picture and Fast Processing to Transform the Gaming Experience Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  LG Electronics is demonstrating its commitment to gaming technology with the announcement of its new UltraGear™ monitors at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week. The monitors take immersion to a new level thanks to their powerful performance, superb picture quality and speedy refresh rate. These factors combine with the UltraWide™ 21:9 screen and stylish design to create an immersive playing field that enhances the gaming experience.  LG has long ......read more

    Symantec shares stats on how much personal info your apps gather, and why that's concerning

    Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Symantec released new research on mobile app privacy and fraudulent Google Play apps that you may find useful to include in any mobile/privacy stories in the works.    While we’re all eager to click “accept” and “next” when we download a new app, we really should take the time to understand what information we are sharing, how it’s used and if the app developer is protecting our privacy.    One such example is an Android flashlight app that has more than 10 million downloads and requests ......read more

    ‘Grant' Transformer Time

    MB&F + L’Epée 1839 Dubai, UAE – 29th August 2018:   MB&F and L’Epée 1839 present Grant, a triple-tracked, Mad-Max-cross-Transformer robot clock on a mission. In today’s fast-paced, always-on, 24/7 world, we are under constant bombardment from time: seconds race by; there is never enough; everyone wants more; and  it keeps getting faster and faster. The nearest hour was once precise enough; now the world’s most accurate clocks are better than a second over the entire age of the universe! No wonder you are stressed, but relax, help is ......read more

    Award winning HUAWEI P20 Pro: Leading the innovation agenda in the smartphone industry

    Breakthrough technology reinvents smartphone photography for the everyday consumer   Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Huawei recently grabbed headlines when it climbed up to become the second smartphone vendor globally. As reported by IDC, Huawei’s Q2 2018 global smartphone market share increased to 15.8%, solidifying the brand’s new ranking.    With Android smartphone makers dominating the industry, the battle for best smartphone camera is currently being led by the HUAWEI P20 Pro. It is one of the first smartphones with cameras that surpass the ......read more

    Lenovo™ releases its newest generation of Android™ tablets for household sharing and entertainment

    Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Today, Lenovo released its latest generation of Android tablets, built for sharing and entertainment in the family: The Lenovo Tab E7, Lenovo Tab E8, Lenovo Tab E10, as well as new mainstream and premium tablets, the Lenovo Tab M10 and Lenovo Tab P10. As the newest follow-up to its popular mainstream Android tablets, Lenovo is now offering families with even more portable options: Android tablets that are powerfully built, thin, light and purpose-built to be used around the house.    Let’s be honest. Every family needs at least one ......read more

    Ruckus Wi-Fi Technology Supports Facebook's Express Wi-Fi Initiative, Deploying Hotspots in Africa, India, and Indonesia

    Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, joins Facebook’s certified ecosystem to help connect the unconnected   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2018 –   Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced that it is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a program that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators participating in Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi initiative will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone™ controllers and certified indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points in ......read more

    Trend Micro Report Reveals Criminals Increasingly Drawn To Low-Profile Attacks

    Midyear Security Roundup combines expansive Trend Micro data to offer business insights on growing threats Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency ......read more

    Kindle Devices Now Available on SOUQ.com

    Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors August 28, 2018:  Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest ......read more

    Dorna Sports Partners with Lenovo™ for MotoGP™ eSport Championship

    Gaming PC brand, Lenovo Legion™, sponsors 2018’s fastest eSports series on two wheels  Dubai– August 28, 2018:  Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a multi-year global partnership with Lenovo as the exclusive technology sponsor of the MotoGP eSport Championship, and exclusive provider of gaming PCs, monitors and accessories for the Championship’s live events. In addition to a co-branding sponsorship, the Championship players will game on Lenovo Legion’s high-performance gaming devices for a smooth and immersive experience. This key partnership ......read more

    Emerson's Interactive Reservoir Modeling Software Updated to Enable Better Decision-making in Less Time

    August 27, 2018 – Emerson has launched RoxarTM RMS 11, the latest version of its reservoir characterization software. The software includes a powerful set of tools for developing smarter and more interactive reservoir modeling, facies modeling and unified tools for channelized reservoirs and region definition, and further strengthens Emerson’s end-to-end exploration and production (E&P) software portfolio. The suite also comes with a new plug-in technology designed to ensure that RMS 11 is ideally placed for future web and cloud-enabled workflows and remains one of the most ......read more

    Forget about portrait Mode, Huawei introduces AI selfie with a front camera that doesn't blurr the background but enhances it while taking a selfie

    Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  It's either me or the background; never both. That's the choice we're always stuck with when deciding which way to set our smartphone cameras.  Being the star of your selfie, as you rightly should be, is all about capturing every glam detail right down to those perfect lashes as you strike a pose. But using the average portrait mode comes at a price, so just forget about showing off the beautiful scenery around you and leave it to a blur. For once, why can't we have it all? For those who dared to ask, Huawei has the answer with its ......read more

    Be among the first to own Samsung's new Galaxy watch In The UAE

    Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch online and receive complimentary Level U Pro headphones    Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:   You can be the first to own the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch that features long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design. Pre-orders start online on Shop.Samsung.com/ae from August 25th until September 1st and you also receive a free Level U Pro headphones worth AED240.   “We are thrilled to announce the pre-order date for the new Samsung Galaxy Watch for next-gen consumers looking ......read more

    Trend Micro steps forward to help plug IT security skills gap in KSA

    The Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity Program is seen to boost the government’s efforts to strengthen its cybersecurity infrastructure August 26, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is taking up the cudgels to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts on enhancing the security of the Kingdom’s ICT infrastructure. With the launch of the Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity, offered exclusively for Saudi nationals, the company aims to address the shortage of local expertise needed to keep KSA’s ......read more

    Huawei's Statement on Australia's Minister Statement

    Dubai, UAE, August 25, 2018:  The Australian acting minister for home affairs and the minister of communications issued a press release (article attached) on august 23 which says : " The government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5g network from unauthorized access or interference" Australia and other media immediately reported on this matter and interpreted that Huawei was banned from ......read more

    Fitbit Launches Charge 3 – Fitbit's Number One Fitness Tracker, Now Better Than Ever

    Fitbit Charge 3 delivers a premium swimproof design, our most advanced health and fitness features, and is our smartest tracker yet - all with up to 7 days battery life Fitbit announces Sleep Score beta to help users better understand trends and take action to improve their sleep quality; Charge 3 introduces the potential for relative SpO2 sensor on Fitbit tracker   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2018:   Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced Fitbit Charge 3™, the latest evolution of its best-selling Charge ......read more

    Samsung Opens the Doors to Samsung Galaxy Studio at Mall of Emirates

    Experience The Revolutionary Intelligent Camera And S Pen That Does More, So You Can Do More And Get Hands-On Like Never Before With The All-New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9 Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2018:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has proudly brought back the Galaxy Studio DXB at the Mall of the Emirates during a fun and interactive launch event featuring Virgin Radio’s Drive Time RJ Brent Black. Located in the Mall’s Central Galleria, the Galaxy Studio is bringing the best Galaxy Note9 features to life, with hands-on experiences at customized booths with ......read more

    du expands retail footprint in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman

    Ramps up retail centers with 9 new shops, being closer to customers Dubai, UAE, 19 August 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has opened 9 new outlets at various locations in the UAE to provide customers with a more efficient and enhanced retail experience. The new stores employ more than 50 experts, multilingual staff members to engage and connect with citizens and visitors, assist with technical queries and ensure the highest possible standard of customer satisfaction.  The expansion of du’s presence in the UAE is part of its ......read more

    This summer's new addition to your arm candy stack: HUAWEI TalkBand B5 now available in the UAE

    Stylish, powerful, hybrid Bluetooth headset and health tracker on your wrist Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 August, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has today announced its latest wearable device, HUAWEI TalkBand B5, the fourth generation of Huawei’s TalkBand products and the successor to HUAWEI TalkBand B3 launched in 2016. Equipped with a 1.13-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 2.5D curved glass and 160 × 300 pixels resolution, the HUAWEI TalkBand B5’s display is 2.4 times bigger than the previous one. Like its predecessors, HUAWEI ......read more

    Huawei Recognizes Dr. Erdal Arikan, the Father of Polar Codes, for his Dedication to Basic Research and Exploration

    Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018:   Huawei presented a special award to Turkish professor Dr. Erdal Arikan, the inventor of polar codes for 5G, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of communications technology. At the ceremony, held at Huawei's global headquarters in Shenzhen, the company also honored more than 100 Huawei scientists and engineers who are working on standards and basic research. Basic research is key to industry development. Theoretical breakthroughs, often made after decades of focused scientific effort, help set the direction of ......read more

    Mission Accomplished: “HP Mars Home Planet” Premieres Virtual Reality Experience

    HP Expands Portfolio of VR Solutions   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug.16, 2018:  HP Inc. and a global community of creators unveiled a groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) simulation of what life on Mars could look like for a human population of one million people. The HP Mars Home Planet program, led by HP and NVIDIA,® is the culmination of a year-long engagement with the creative community to simulate life on the Red Planet.    The program attracted over 90,000 creative professionals, architects, engineers and students spanning more than 150 countries. ......read more

    du celebrates this Eid Al Adha with free higher-speed WiFi More than 400 Locations

    Complementary WiFi at all WiFi UAE hotspots will operate at speeds 10 times faster for five days Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), will keep you connected with your loved ones during Eid Al Adha by offering complementary higher-speed WiFi for five days across the UAE. From 19 to 23 August, free WiFi supplied by WiFi UAE will operate 10 times faster at no additional cost. “du believes in creating unmatched connectivity for our customers by offering innovative and uninterrupted communication services. Higher speed ......read more

    HUAWEI P20 Pro is awarded - “Best Smartphone of the Year” by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA)

    For six consecutive years Huawei’s devices has been recognized for being advanced, innovative and technically superior. 15 August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today received an award from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA), a group comprising 55 of the world’s most respected consumer electronics magazines. The HUAWEI P20 Pro was named “EISA Best Smartphone 2018-2019” by the association in recognition of Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance, as well as the company’s long ......read more

    Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note9 in the UAE

    The New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9: For Those Who Want It All With all-day performance, a new S Pen and intelligent camera, nothing keeps up with your life like Galaxy Note9 DUBAI, UAE – August 15, 2018;  Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9 during an event held at the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, in Dubai. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers ......read more

    LG to Introduce Advanced Stylers With Ai Voice Recognition and Mirrored Glass Design at IFA 2018

    Two New Styler Models to Set New Standard in AI and Design DUBAI - UAE, Aug. 14, 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) will unveil advanced models of its revolutionary Styler clothing care system at IFA 2018.  Both the Styler ThinQ and Styler Mirrored Glass Door feature unique features for enhancing user convenience while keeping clothes cleaner, more hygienic and stylish. Users can control the Styler ThinQ using voice commands while the Styler Mirrored Glass Door maximizes functionality in the home. The new LG Styler ThinQ and LG Styler Mirrored Glass Door boast the high ......read more

    Why Are Chipmakers Making Smaller and Smaller Processors?

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  If you’re a hardware enthusiast who’s been keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry, you’ve probably already read the news: Intel has delayed its 10nm chipsets again, and this time to the second half of 2019. When the world’s largest integrated device manufacturer (IDM) announced its product roadmap, the 10nm line of processors were slated for a 2016 release, but citing problems with yield, Intel was forced to postpone the launch of its products once again. The current top-of-the-line enthusiast-grade Intel CPU is fabricated ......read more

    DSI Reports the results of its BOD meeting and announces the appointment of Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group CEO

    Restructuring Updates The Company appoints Mr. Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group Chief Executive Officer effective 26 August 2018 The Company is currently devising a fresh restructuring plan that will carry forward the legacy of the ongoing restructuring and recapitalization drive and ensures the continuity of the Company and its ability to grow and win new business The new plan will be considerate of the rights of all key stakeholders and will be announced in due course The BOD assures shareholders that it is exerting all its efforts and will continue to do so to safeguard the ......read more

    Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy with SOUQ.com

    Back-to-School discounts and deals starting now to September 9th  14th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   SOUQ.com is excited to launch thousands of back-to-school deals for students across all grades starting now to September 9th. Sit back, relax and spend the last few days of summer stress-free by stocking up on all back-to-school essentials at unbeatable prices from SOUQ.com, your one stop destination for all back to school needs.  Parents and students can purchase a wide selection of kids and teen backpacks, stationery, apparel, electronics including ......read more

    Style and Power Join Forces With the New Thinkpad P1 Mobile Workstation

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  Today, Lenovo is launching a brand-new addition to its ThinkPad mobile workstation portfolio – the ThinkPad P1. Lenovo’s thinnest, lightest and sleekest mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P1 gives users the style they want and the performance they need. The ThinkPad P1 fulfills the desire for workstation performance and reliability in a thin and light design. The result is an ideal recipe of workstation power and an ultra-premium look and feel. There is arguably no company that better combines high performance with beauty better than luxury ......read more

    JAGGAER Places Highest for Ability to Execute in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 14, 2018:   JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named JAGGAER(Advantage) highest for ability to execute in its 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.”* Earlier this year JAGGAER was named as a Leader in Gartner, Inc’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites.”** JAGGAER believes that our company was placed in the Leaders quadrant because of our robust product development and market understanding, and ......read more

    Panasonic launches W1 Series switches and sockets for the Kenyan market

    W1 series switches are uniquely designed to complement modern Kenyan homes  Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Panasonic Homes & Living, today unveiled the all new high-quality BS Type wiring devices ‘W1 Series’ switches and sockets for the Kenyan market.  The W1 Series switches and sockets, which complement the brand’s comprehensive range of innovative solutions for the construction segment, are uniquely designed for commercial and residential use. The event, attended by senior management representatives from PMMAF, also included a product orientation on ......read more

    Enjoy Unlimited Voice Calls and 14GB data this Hajj with du

    For just AED250, du is offering the best roaming Hajj bundle this season for pilgrims at the most competitive prices in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 August 2018:   In an effort to make the Hajj experience different for its customers this year, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), introduced a generous roaming bundle for people going for Hajj from the UAE with unlimited voice calls and 14GB data. To enable pilgrims to connect with their family and friends, the new roaming bundle offers customers unlimited voice calls including local calls in Saudi ......read more

    New Addition to the HUAWEI Nova 3 Series: On-trend and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i now on shelves in the UAE

    With dual front 24MP+2MP camera, the latest AI enabled smartphone offers stunning AI selfies 12th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, today announced that its latest HUAWEI nova 3i is now available in the UAE. The new, trendy and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its overall functioning and camera features. With dual front camera (24MP+2MP), users can expect the best-in-technology ‘selfie’ that a smartphone can offer. The HUAWEI nova 3i can beautify you ......read more

    XTouch Announces the Launch of the Robot Family Range of Rugged Mobile Phones

    The new range includes the XTouch XBot Senior, one of the first IP69 rated smartphone making it the toughest phone in the market  Available on the company’s eCommerce platform, customers can avail of convenient shopping and service options  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 12, 2018:   XTouch, the leading Dubai headquartered con-sumer electronics company announced the launch of the Robot family range of rugged mobile phones that include the smartphones XBot Senior and XBot Junior, and feature phones XBot Swimmer and XBot Champ.   Geared to ......read more

    Keeping Cool This Summer Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune with Samsung's Wind-Free™ AC

    Energy efficiency translates to cost efficiency, and with Samsung’s Wind-Free™ AC, you can easily achieve both this summer Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  In one of the hottest regions of the world, the summer months can be virtually unbearable. With scorching temperatures that don’t afford you more than a few minutes outside at a time, keeping your home cool and air conditioned around the clock is a necessity. However, running your air conditioner nonstop for the entire duration of the summer can end up costing you more than what it’s worth – especially if ......read more

    Vertical farms on the rise in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food.  CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region.  Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.  Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the ......read more

    Never Run Out of Space for Those Joyful Summer Holiday Memories With Western Digital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   Summer is not the time to hold back on taking pictures. Summer is when you go on holidays, travel the world, and hit the beach with your family and friends. The sun is out which means it's time to get snap-happy. Do you often find yourself having to choose which memories to delete to make room for more space and more photos or videos? You are not alone.    41 per cent of people in the UAE are having difficulty finding memory space on their mobile devices, and running out of space monthly, whereas 55 per cent are ......read more

    NETSCOUT Highlights Evolution of Internet Scale Threats

    NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report—Powered by ATLAS®—Reveals Nation-State Activity and Blending of Internet Scale Threats with Targeted Attack Campaigns Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, today released its 2018 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report, offering globally scoped internet threat intelligence together with the analysis of their security research organization. The report covers the latest trends and activities from ......read more

    Leading the Innovation: What makes Huawei the most innovative and fastest growing smartphone brand in the MEA?

    Smart Innovations and Customer Centricity Drive Huawei’s Growth Map Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  Today’s discerning consumers are looking for groundbreaking products and services that offer them compelling experiences. As Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) becomes number two smartphone brand globally, we remain committed to our mission of creating not just smart but intelligent devices that add ease and efficiency to the lives of our consumers. Our global success is owed to our persistence in building solid foundation and focusing on innovation that creates value for ......read more

    Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Program

    August 8, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world. The finalists for Year in ......read more

    DXC Technology and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Collaborate to Modernize IT Services and Accelerate Client Migrations to AWS

    Companies to deliver agile, end-to-end cloud migration solutions that couple the power of the AWS cloud with DXC industry-based digital services and intellectual property New global DXC - AWS Integrated Practice will provide clients with increased agility, innovation, and cost savings  Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced a multi-year, global agreement to build a new multi-billion dollar DXC - AWS Integrated Practice that will deliver IT migration, application ......read more

    Big Android Breakthrough: Huawei's power packed GPU Turbo upgrade will turn your phone into a monster gaming machine at no cost

    Huawei brings new innovative Android gaming experience for all UAE’s smartphone gamers this August Dubai, 8th August, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), announced the release of GPU Turbo upgrade in the UAE, a graphics processing technology built from the ground up, that will revamp the ability of Huawei smartphones to process graphics-intensive applications like games. Huawei CBG continues to showcase its commitment to innovation and customer service by combining the EMUI and GPU turbo update, which will allow users to enjoy much-improved gaming performances ......read more

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