Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Huawei is on the rise!

The smartphone industry has been divided between two players (at least that is how many saw it), Samsung and Apple, for many years now. What am I talking about? If you’ve lived in the Middle East, you would have realized that to most people, smartphones mean either a Galaxy or an iPhone. That has been the case for many years now, although the market was filled with phones by LG, HTC, Sony, and others. It was between 2011 and 2013 that Chinese manufacturers started to appear as serious players on the global board (via Statista). Since then companies such as Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi have been slowly gaining global market share, with Huawei announcing last year its plans to overtake Samsung and Apple by 2021 (via WSJ).  Continue reading “Huawei is on the rise!”

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World’s first cinema LED display

Samsung has been the market leader in the TV manufacturing industry for more than 10 years now, having the highest market share at 21.6% (via Statista). The company is also the largest manufacturer of LCD panels and they practically dominate the AMOLED display market (Source: ColdFusion).  Well, now it is all about cinema displays! Last month, the company announced installing its first commercial cinema LED screen in Korea, at Lotte Cinema World Tower. The display is an HDR (high dynamic range) LED theater display, that offers “true-to-life” audio thanks to the recent acquisition of Harman.  Continue reading “World’s first cinema LED display”

Others, Tech

Terminator: rise of the machines – real world Facebook edition!

The machines have made their own language! Well… no, they weren’t actual machines, but rather chatbots. The news has been all over the internet, Facebook AI developing their own language to better communicate with each other. Seems scary doesn’t it? Not really… they are just chatbots (for now), so I guess the most they could do is talk us into extinction.

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Others, Tech

Samsung’s new artwork

Samsung’s newest TV The Frame, is a frame, a TV made to look like artwork hanging on your wall. The company announced last month that the TV is beginning its global roll out, after previously announcing the TV back in CES (The Verge).

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SmartPhones, Tech

OnePlus 5: Specifications and features

It’s been a while since I wanted to post this short review, but unfortunately, I couldn’t anytime sooner. OnePlus certainly had me excited about the OnePlus 5 prior to its release, and I was determined to getting the smartphone so it could be my daily driver. OnePlus has got us used to its cheap “flagship killer” with the high specs. And guess what… The company reaffirms its standing position in the market; that its newest smartphone is indeed a “flagship killer” (specs wise), but is it really? Or are there some disappointments? Continue reading “OnePlus 5: Specifications and features”

Others, Tech

Samsung begins mass production at it’s new semiconductor plant

Earlier this week there were predictions that Samsung is set to surpass Apple as the “world’s most profitable tech company”. This wasn’t only the result of the recent good performance of Samsung’s Galaxy flagships, but rather the result of the company’s semiconductor business. About 60% of the company’s profits come from their Semiconductor business (MarketWatch). Continue reading “Samsung begins mass production at it’s new semiconductor plant”

Others, SmartPhones, Tech

Huawei Lebanon fails in their marketing

Huawei Lebanon has been strongly pushing the P10 and P10 plus smartphones since their release. Their social media campaigns focused on promoting both devices through the use of a certain Lebanese professional photographer.

It’s all been good until they released their latest promotional video. The ad is basically the same professional photographer, taking photos, speaking about a certain feature, and then showing the photos. Now that seems great, doesn’t it? Well, it would have been, if they were discussing the camera, sure… but the ad was about the phones supercharge feature. Come on Huawei… seriously?

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Tablets, Tech

Unboxing the Galaxy Tab S3

The Galaxy Tab S3 was announced back in February, during MWC, and it’s been a while since Samsung updated their Tab S line. The Tab S3 took its time to make its way to Lebanon, but it’s finally available. I bought the tablet immediately upon arrival about 3 weeks back, but due to many circumstances, it has taken me all this time till I was able to publish this unboxing. Continue reading “Unboxing the Galaxy Tab S3”

Others, Tech

Virtual Reality – A beginner’s guide!

Source: Samsung

A friend recently contacted me with an issue he was facing at work. He needed help coming up with an idea that might help special needs children have fun and perhaps learn at the same time. Some people, myself included, recommended the use of Virtual Reality. Some might wonder about the benefits of using VR to entertain and teach special needs children. Well it’s quite simple, VR is already being used in Healthcare, clinical therapies, and anxiety disorder treatments. Nevertheless, each case is different, and we should be careful when using VR with children (I’ll leave that to specialized personnel/therapists). But when considering virtual reality and all the options out there, one is left pondering and confused in front of all the possibilities out there. The article is not only meant for my friend, but for anyone looking to try out Virtual Reality. The question to ask is a simple one with many possible answers. Which VR headset should you buy?

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Xiaomi Yi 2 4k Camera

Let me start by saying that I’m absolutely in love with this little thing. I ordered the Yi 2 4K action camera a while back through AliExpress, and at last just received it. The Yi 2 is a second generation action camera by Xiaomi, that was released in 2016. Continue reading “Xiaomi Yi 2 4k Camera”