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Samsung Galaxy #S6Peek

March 21st, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Others | Reviews | Samsung | Technology - (0 Comments)

SamsungGalaxyS6Weeks back, I posted about Introducing The Official Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge smart-phones. Last Wednesday, Samsung Middle East invited bloggers to attend special event #S6peek to introduce the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices.

SamsungS6peekFrom the presentation, the main features of both Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices are HD camera, phones are made of special materials, charge faster, able to charge your phone wirelessly, clear display and features with smart manager.

After the presentation is over, we had time to look at the phones and compare between S6 and S6 Edge. Through testing the phone I loved the camera, design, lightness and screen display. Their is no difference between Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge except the Edge has a curved screen. After comparing both devices I loved Galaxy S6 Edge. Both devices will be available in the market by end of this month.

AppleEvent2015Last Monday 9th of March 2015, Apple organized March Event 2015. The event showed by launching  the New MacBook, Apple Watch and Research Kit.

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Tim Cook started with launching the new MacBook laptop. With the new MacBook, you can  experience the full-size into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. That meant reimagining every element to make it not only lighter and thinner but also better.

It is 13.1mm thin and 1lb. light. The keyboard changed to think buttons with large spaces. As well, it is 12‑inch Retina display with edge-to-edge glass brings everything into focus. Every photo leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail. Over 3 million pixels render each letter with crystal clarity.

The new MacBook comes with three different colour Gold, Silver and Space Grey. Still Apple haven’t released the launching date. Prices will start from $1200.

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Of course, thousands of people are waiting for Apple Watch. During the event, Tim Cook announced about the three types of watches: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

The Apple Watch collection features highly polished stainless steel and space black stainless steel cases. The display is protected by sapphire crystal. And there’s a choice of three different leather bands, a link bracelet, a Milanese loop, and a band made from high-performance fluoroelastomer.

The Apple Watch Sport collection cases are made from lightweight anodized aluminum in silver and space gray. The display is protected by strengthened Ion-X glass. And the matching fluoroelastomer band comes in five different colors.

The Apple Watch Edition collection features eight uniquely elegant expressions of Apple Watch. Each has a watch case crafted from 18-karat gold that our metallurgists have developed to be up to twice as hard as standard gold. The display is protected by polished sapphire crystal. And an exquisitely designed band provides a striking complement.

In the end, all of Apple Watches are synced with your iPhone. You can track your health/fitness analytics, apps, calls and more. Will be available in stores by 23rd April 2015.

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Apple created a new research network which helps people around the world. ResearchKit is an open source software framework that makes it easy for researchers and developers to create apps that could revolutionize medical studies, potentially transforming medicine forever.

Finally, what I can say … Good Job Apple and I will be an Apple user till the last moment.

Focus Movie By Will Smith

March 14th, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Information | Movies | Reviews - (0 Comments)
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Will Smith latest movie Focus is now showing on Grand Cinemas Screens. Days ago, I went to watch the movie and thought it’s interesting.

In brief, the movie is about Nicky (Will Smith), a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years later, Nicky is in Buenos Aires working a very dangerous scheme when Jess, now an accomplished femme fatale unexpectedly shows up. 

The movie stars are Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Rodrigo Santoro. I liked the action and drama scenes, but disliked the movie story. I don’t think their is any meaning of the title name.

TheTasteofQ8I got special invitation to attend the grand opening of The Taste of Q8 Food Festival. Briefly the festival focus on Kuwait’s culinary diversity and to enjoy tasting cuisines from local restaurants, gourmet grocers and artisanal bakers. Additionally to shop for local produce and watch live celebrity chefs cooking.

TasteofQ8Yesterday was the grand opening. Around 5pm I drove towards Kuwait International Fair. The festival is not for free you need to purchase a ticket at the main desk. I already got my tickets ready so I entered the festival zone.

What impressed me when I entered the festival zone are:

  • The restaurants and cafes participants
  • The way of the booth are segmented
  • Event Management Team
  • Activities, Live Music and Live Cooking
  • Atmosphere, view and location
  • Huge parking area

 

The Taste of Q8 food festival tickets:

General Admission

See Celebrity Chef live cooking demos, listen to live music, shop our Farmer’s Market, enjoy our Kid’s Zone and experience cuisine spanning the globe.  A Fun day out for the whole family!

Price: 3KD

Kids below 12 years old are FREE

Food and Beverage purchase sold separately.

VIP Experience

Everything the General Admission ticket offers, but much more.  Up Front seating at Celebrity Chef cooking Demos, Meet and Greet the Chefs in the VIP Suites, VIP Parking and 5 Food & Beverage vouchers to use at any participating restaurant!

Price: 25KD

Kids below 12 years old are FREE

Food and Beverage purchase sold separately.

 

Location: Kuwait International Fair [map]

Date: 5-7 March 2015

Opening Hours: 12 Noon – 11 PM

RadissonBluLast month, during the National Holiday I planned to spend my holiday in one of the five star hotels. Radisson Blu Hotel was my best choice. I arrived the hotel in the afternoon and got my keys. The concierge took my luggage and guided me the path towards my room.

RadissonBluKuwaitI was given deluxe double room. The was so clean, colourful and well decorated. The hotel got total of 190 guest rooms and suites featuring amenities like Free, high-speed wireless Internet access, coffee and tea provisions and a lounge for business class guests.

There was several restaurants to dine-in for dinner Peacock Chinese Restaurant, AlBustan Restaurant and Terrace, Al Boom Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Eedam lobby lounge and Sky Lounge. I choice to dine in AlBustan as dinner buffet. The food and service was good.

RadissonBluSkyLoungeAfter I had my dinner, I moved to spend my night at Radisson Blu SkyLounge. The weather, atmosphere and view was wonderful.

Overall, I did go a special review Tour To Radisson Blu Hotel last year and you can find more information about there facilities. I rate my overall stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait 09/10.

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Samsung announced officially the new smartphones Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge.

Starting with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices is innovatively built with slim physique is an effortless fit for your hand and life. Both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are equipped with an incredibly vivid, bright and fast camera. The F1.9 lenses and high-resolution sensors on both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras. In addition, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. The camera launches quickly from any screen in 0.7 sec.

Innovative display components come together to create a vividly immersive and engaging viewing experience, whether indoors or outdoors. The new S Voice improved by recognizing your voice commands right away, and launches apps in seconds. One Shot Command simplifies routine procedures.
The devices got super charging feature, it work with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. They also support incredibly fast wired charging, providing up to 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.

Operating System
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz
Processor
Octa-core 4×2.1GHz + 4×1.5GHz 64-bit 14nm Samsung Exynos processor
Storage
32GB, 64GB, 128GB (non-expandable)
RAM
3GB LPDDR4
Rear Camera
16MP, OIS, ƒ/1.9, auto real-time HDR, low-light video, high clear zoom, IR detect white balance, virtual shot, slow motion, fast motion, pro mode, selective focus
Front Camera
5MP, ƒ/1.9, auto real-time HDR, low-light video
Samsung security
One-touch fingerprint scanner, KNOX management software
Colors
Galaxy S6: white, black, gold, blue
Galaxy S6 Edge: white, black, gold, dark green

Samsung Galaxy S6 series devices will be available in the market by mid of this year.