Microsoft Launches Right 2 Learn initiative with Besix Foundation PRO TECHnology and Sun Innovations launch UAE’s first production studio offering services of the world’s first 3D printer
May 30, 2011
Vladimir Kozhevnikov, Russian Commercial Counsellor, and Farida Kamber Al Awadhi, President, Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID), UAE have inaugurated 'Sun Studio', the UAE’s first production studio offering the use of the world’s first 3D printer last night (May 29, 2011). The new studio is located along Sheikh Zayed road and will offer printing services from the first-of-its-kind 3D NEO UV-LED printer, which incorporates state-of the-art Russian nano technology. The new facility is targeted at interior decorators, architects, painters, and construction companies among others offering them comprehensive printing capabilities on any kind of material. Further, Sun Studio is looking to reach AED 25 million target during the first year of its operations and the company is confident to reach around AED 300,000 to AED 400,000 of revenue per month initially and increase to more than a million dirhams thereafter.
According to Sun Studio, this new form of printing technology can print directly on almost any material including ceramic, glass, wood, canvas, textiles, mirrors, ceilings, mobile phones, laptops as well as water surfaces. The cost of the printer by itself is an exorbitant amount, which limits the usage to those who buy the printer. However with Sun Studio, the unique unlimited applications of this printer will be made available to all. In addition, printing services that were originally confined to large companies and enterprises can now be offered to a wider customer base and will open doors for those in search of printing solutions that are faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies currently being offered in the market today.
Dubai, UAE — 24 May 2011 — Microsoft today previewed the next major release of Windows Phone, code name “Mango,” for the Gulf region at a media event in the UAE coinciding with a series of media events around the world. “Mango” will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and the Internet. The Mango release will be available for free to Windows Phone 7 customers and is scheduled to ship on new phones beginning this fall; More details on device update timing will be provided closer to availability. Windows Phone will also add support for additional languages, expand access to apps by launching Marketplace in new countries, and partner with new OEMs to enable expansion to new markets.*
“Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Gustavo Fuchs, Director, Mobility, Microsoft Middle East & Africa. “With ‘Mango’, Windows Phone takes a major step forward in redefining how people communicate and use apps and the Internet, giving you better results with less effort.”
May 25, 2011
The Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance has urged the Middle East’s internet users and gaming enthusiasts to fully understand the adverse consequences of illegally downloading video games. AAA pointed to a recent report published by AM Mindpower Solutions which shows that at least 73 per cent of actual global revenue from video gaming is lost every year due to piracy.
“The gaming industry is really big, both globally and in the Middle East, which is fuelled by a young, tech savvy demographic. However, piracy severely threatens the growth of this industry. In a bid to save some money, gaming enthusiasts often illegally download pirated versions of popular video games, without realizing the damage it is causing, both to their PCs and gaming consoles, but at a broader level, to the gaming industry and the economy as well. Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance is closely cooperating with governments across the region which is taking definite steps to tackle all forms of piracy, including illegal downloading of video games,” said Scott Butler, CEO, Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance.
“In the UAE in particular, law enforcement actions are being conducted against subjects across the country deploying pirated PS3 software, in addition to raids on shops and outlets that possess PS3 Modships,” he added.
Doha, Qatar, May 24, 2011 – Microsoft and MADA Assistive Technology Centre have together formed “Imkaan”, a programme that brings the benefits of information technology to disabled people in Qatar.
The joint collaboration, named after the Arabic word for possibility, will facilitate greater digital inclusion to people with disabilities through provision, education and innovation. The initiative will also aim to raise awareness around the potential of technology in creating opportunities for people with disabilities at work, school, and in social settings.
Mr Mohammad Hamoudi, Country Manager, Microsoft Qatar, said: “Empowering people through the use of technology and providing the opportunity to do so is something Microsoft is committed to, and by joining up with MADA Assistive Technology Centre we are able to better empower disabled people in the country. With the Centre’s extensive work in Qatar and the organisation’s relationship with the disabled community, we have been able to place the technology that will provide new opportunities for maximum accessibility. Training of IT professionals on ensuring access to ICT for all is also core to aiding the initiative to reach the largest number of people.”
“MADA Assistive Technology Centre works to provide assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities, and by working in collaboration with Microsoft it means we can deliver even more complete solutions,” said David Banes, Deputy CEO of MADA Assistive Technology Centre. “We have a vision of a world with ICT for all, and with support from Microsoft we can help make this come more of a reality in Qatar. Not only will the initiative help on an immediate level, but the innovation and development elements will also help to build a continued solid core for ICT for people with disabilities for the future too.”
May 2011: As part of its ongoing initiative to provide advanced options and exclusive smart phones and palm devices, STC continues its record of successful innovative by introducing the latest smart phone in partnership with Darmoja Electronics, the ASUS A10 device powered by the advanced Android™ 2.1.
The ASUS A10 incorporates the latest technology and is the only smart phone powered by an advanced smart navigation system provided by American company Garmin, which is one of the world’s biggest navigation companies.
The new ASUS A10 will be available at all STC centers and Damoja showrooms for SR 1499 including an additional 250 MB Quicknet SIM card every month for six months, plus a Darmoja desert map and special car accessories.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2011 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that Broadband-Testing, an independent network testing facility and consultancy organization for broadband and network infrastructure products, has released a report commissioned by Blue Coat that compares the performance of a Blue Coat MACH5 WAN Optimization appliance with that of a Riverbed Steelhead appliance. While the test results were similar for traditional WAN optimization tasks, such as email, file access, FTP and backup, there was marked differences for advanced WAN optimization tasks, such as accelerating cloud-based applications and Web applications and optimizing streaming video. For those applications, the Blue Coat appliance demonstrated much stronger performance.
It’s a handsome piece of kit that looks great and feels good in the hand. It has a very wide bezel, but there’s a reason for that. The bezel is partly touch-sensitive, so you wake the screen, for example, by swiping your finger from one edge to another; there’s no Home button as there is on the iPad.
You can also wake it with the power button mounted on the top edge, but the swiping action is a lot more fun!
And you use the same swiping-from-the-bezel movement to switch from one app to another. One stroke from bottom to top shrinks the active window to a smaller image which sits alongside other active apps. This works well and if you were watching a video or playing a game when doing this, the powerful dual-core processor has no trouble continuing to play it in the reduced window until you flip to another program.
GTX 560 is Perfect Companion for Upcoming Summer Blockbuster PC Games Featuring Support for NVIDIA PhysX, Surround, and 3D Vision Technologies
Dubai, UAE—May 22, 2011—NVIDIA has introduced the GeForce® GTX® 560 GPU, the latest addition to the company’s Fermi architecture-based product family, which brings amazing performance and enhanced features such as NVIDIA® PhysX®, 3D Vision™, SLI® and Surround™ technologies to this summer’s hottest PC games.
Starting at $199 USD, the GeForce GTX 560 joins its big brother, the previously launched GTX 560 Ti GPU, in delivering an awesome gaming experience in its price class for games running at 1080p, the world’s most popular gaming resolution, according to Valve’s Steam Hardware and Software Survey1.
NVIDIA today also released beta GeForce R275 drivers. They bring increased performance and enhanced functionality to a broad spectrum of PC games, including 3D Vision support to Duke Nukem Forever, PhysX support to Alice: Madness Returns, and Surround support to Dungeon Siege III.
Highlights of GeForce R275 Drivers:
Performance boost across a variety of games, including Crysis 2 (6%), Bulletstorm (15%), and Portal 2 (8%)2
NVIDIA Update technology now includes SLI profiles
Improved desktop scaling experience with new user interface and features
Improved resizing experience for HDTVs
More than 525 3D Vision gaming profiles, including new additions for Portal 2, Duke Nukem Forever, Age of Empires Online, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Dungeon Siege III, among others
New 3D Vision Photo Viewer with Windowed Mode Support
Support for more than 65 3D Vision Ready displays, including desktop monitors, notebooks and projectors.
The GeForce GTX 560 GPU is available starting today from the world’s leading add-in card partners, including ASL, Asus, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, Zotac and others. GeForce R275 drivers are available directly from www.geforce.com or from the driver download page on nvidia.com.
For an in-depth look at the GTX 560, and to view a special video with footage from this summer’s hottest PC games of the year, please visit: http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/560-game-previews/.
To download GeForce GTX 560 product photographs, please visit the NVIDIA Flickr page located here: http://bit.ly/iZsZw7.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The Company holds more than 1,800 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to statements as to: the features, benefits, performance, price and impact of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560-series GPUs and R275 drivers; and the effects of the company’s patents on modern computing are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2011. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company’s website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
The workshop focused on the latest innovations in LG Air Conditioning (AC) and Home Appliances (HA) technologies and products while motivating and educating the participants on the contagious nature of faith and its ability to generate positive results.
Rabih Dawaliby, Regional AC sales manager at LG Levant stressed on LG’s continuous pursue of ensuring customer satisfaction through innovative products and superior service: “LG has the latest worldwide technologies such as the new multi stage tropical compressor used in Lebanon in 2011, this new compressor can endure temperature up to 54 degrees Celsius maintaining cooling efficiency.
Not to forget low sound and 12% power saving features of this high tech compressor”.
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