Technology Category

This is what the Dubai Festival City parking garage looks like. Not as large as Avenues perhaps, but look more closely at the picture above. Notice those little lights above the cars, they are all red. And the one above the empty spot, its green.  Now wouldn’t it be nice to have this in all [...]

Review: PrintWhatYouLike

In: Technology

“PrintWhatYouLike is a free online editor that lets you format any web page for printing in seconds!” [link] Its a very neat tool and works great. Needs a lot of manual online formatting but it gets the job done. Come in handy for sites like my blog where you need to print only the relevant [...]

Review: Readability

In: Technology

“Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you’re reading.” [link] This is a nice idea but it needs a lot of work before its truly useable. Take my blog for example. I tried it through readability and it knocked off all but 1 [...]

Etisalat iPhone Promo

In: News, Technology, Travel

Went to the Burjuman mall with some friends while I was in Dubai. While we were there we noticed a huge crowd gathered. Thought it might be a fight since in Kuwait that’s what it usually is. But it wasn’t. It was a promo by Etisalat for the iPhone. A team of hip dancers were [...]

Emirates WiFi

In: Technology, Travel, Travel Technology

I’m off to Dubai for a few days. Was amazed when I heard an announcement that we can use our regular phones in flight once we reach 37,000ft. Seems they also have on-board wifi. Had I known in advance, I would have kept my phone and laptop handy to try it out. Hope its available [...]

Touch Books coming soon

In: News, Technology

Always Innovating’s Touch Book is yet another Netbook, but it’s got a cool detachable (and optional) keyboard, and a magnetic mount for sticking onto a refrigerator. The product will run a Linux OS, and it’s the first Netbook based on an ARM CPU, not the typical Atom found in most Netbooks. He says users can [...]

“An Internet security company claims that Iran has taken advantage of a computer security breach to obtain engineering and communications information about Marine One, President Barack Obama’s helicopter, according to a report by WPXI, NBC’s affiliate in Pittsburgh. Tiversa, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., reportedly discovered a security breach that led to the transfer of [...]

Sliding House

In: News, Technology

This house designed by drmm is very creative. The whole house structure has a moving “cover” consisting of the roof and side walls, allowing it to slide back and forth. I wonder how practical something like this would be in India.

Microsoft Surface in Kuwait

In: Kuwait, News, Technology

After reading this, all you techies are gonna leave what you are doing and run to Souk Sharq to check this out. I just got back from lunch and playing with a “Surface”. This gadget is barely noticeable but its in opposite the complicate clock thingy in the center of Souk Sharq, a little black [...]

InfoConnect 2009

In: Kuwait, News, Technology

Laptops and cell phones and even more laptops. Thats about it. The Wataniya stand had a lot of activity going on. I initially thought the image on the background was a cartoon, but it was a live video of the woman on the left. Lots of entertainment there but all in Arabic so I didn’t [...]

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This blog is run by Mario Alvares, a Goan Web Guru living in Kuwait, sharing some of his thoughts with the rest of the world. Click the About Me link for more info and a funny mug shot. Check out the posts on this blog and feel free to leave your comments. Use the RSS links above to subscribe.