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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.

KuwaitFlagBurjKhalifaIn the last two nights Burj Khalifa turned to flashy Kuwait flag celebrating Kuwait National and Libration Days. Thank you UAE for celebrating Kuwait national day with us.

TalabatOne of the most spot light news this week in Middle East was “Talabat.com was sold for EUR 150 million”.

Rocket Internet AG announced by signing of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Talabat, one of the leading players in the attractive online food takeaway market in the Middle East, headquartered in Kuwait, for approximately EUR 150 million. The closing of the transaction is expected in the next few weeks.

Talabat operates in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Bahrain, Oman and Qatar with particularly strong market positions in Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. It currently cooperates with more than 1,300 partner restaurants including major brands like Burger King, KFC, JonnyRocket, Hardees, TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, PizzaExpress, PapaJohn and Subway.

With this transaction, Rocket attains leading market positions in the top two markets in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates – countries characterized by the highest smartphone penetration in the world and large basket sizes offering a high potential for further growth. Furthermore, it gains access to new countries with highly attractive market fundamentals. Talabat.com will be part of the newly created Global Online Takeaway Group which Rocket announced last week in its business update.

Rocket’s mission is to become the world’s largest Internet platform outside of China and the United States. Rocket identifies and builds proven Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies. Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer needs across three sectors: e-Commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.

Rocket started in 2007 and now has more than 25,000 employees across its network of companies, which operate in more than 100 countries on five continents. Rocket Internet AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad AlJaber AlSabah and in partnership with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. The Kuwait Scientific Centre host the award-winning and international blockbuster exhibition “1001 Inventions” following successful residencies in major world cities and breaking visitor records at prestigious institutions.  The interactive 1001 Inventions exhibition themed “Discovering Our Past –  Inspiring Our Future” highlights over thousands years of scientific and cultural achievements.

Yesterday I attended the grand opening of 1001 Inventions. We started with watching the award-winning short film 1001 Inventions The Library of Secrets and follows  with another file of young children journey exploring the era of the historically mislabelled Dark Ages. Then we explored the exhibition and play the various displays around the hall.

1001 Inventions already received more than six million visitors around the world in London, New York, Los Angeles,Washington DC, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur, Rotterdam, Sweden, Sharjah, Doha and Istanbul.

Finally, the exhibition is placed out Kuwait Scientific Centre in a large white tent.

Exhibition Start: 04 February 2015

Exhibition Date: 04 March 2015

Opening Hours: 

Sunday to Thursday (09.00am – 1.00pm & 04.30pm – 09.30pm)

Friday (02.00pm – 10.00pm)

Saturday (09.00am – 09.30pm)

Ticket Fees: 2KD

My New iPhone 6 Case

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Apple | Gadgets | Information | Personal | Technology | World Life - (0 Comments)

MeiPhoneAfter weeks of waiting for my shipment from the states. Today I saw a DHL box waiting for me at home. Around two weeks, I designed my own piece of art and shared it to @q8path Instagram account. I thought to print this art on an iPhone case.

I searched for different suppliers locally and most of the printing quality not that perfect. So the bulb came up and thought to look for a supplier online. Case-Custom company was my best choice to print my iPhone case. I chose to get two case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s. The printing quality and the way it’s packaged from Case-Custom is perfectly done.

Finally, the image above is how my iPhones look like right now.

DCIM100GOPROFrom our recent post Abercrombie&Fitch Soon At The Avenues & Mall360. A&F The Avenues Branch officially opened month ago. Days ago I visited the branch and exploring the products, store and brand identity.

KuwaitA&FFrom my visit to A&F U.S and London stores their are different touches missing in Kuwait store. Such as the perfumes, products, staff uniform, bag and brand identity look. Most of the items are new, but not all sizes are available. I still prefer to shop from A&F London store.

KingAbdullahKing Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz passed way early this morning, raising a new round of speculation about how the transition of power in the Gulf’s largest country will affect the region.

Therefore, State of Kuwait has declared three days of mourning following the passing of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz AlSaud. Both the public and private sectors will be off from Friday till Sunday and will start back on Monday 26th January 2014.

GoogletranslateGoogle added a new very innovative features to Google Translate applications last Wednesday. With Google’s Translate app you have the ability to translate any hard/soft copy text in real-time.

The new feature comes as part of a free update to the app for iOS and Android devices. Just point your camera to a sign or text and the Translate app will instantly translate the text, even without Internet/data connection. Translations are currently available in:

  • English ↔ French
  • English ↔ German
  • English ↔ Italian
  • English ↔ Portuguese
  • English ↔ Russian
  • English ↔ Spanish

Good job Google, I actually loved the feature. It will help me a lot during my travel to Europe or Asia.

KuwaitiPassportKuwaiti’s are ranked first in the Gulf to index of visa restrictions in 2014, where the Kuwaiti passport holders can travel access to 78 other country without a visa.In the same context Emirates came the second in Gulf where citizens can access to 77 countries without a visa, Qatar, came in third place at 75 state, and replaced Oman Fourth and Saudi Arabia where the Fifth citizens can enter 65 countries without the need for visas.

NightattheMuseumNight at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb movie is one of the popular movies in 2014. The movie was written by David Guion and Michael Handelman. It was the sequel to 2006 film Night at the Museum and  2009 film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

The film stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Dan Stevensand Ben Kingsley. The film was released on December 19, 2014.

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I was so interested to watch the movie and rest of the story. The storyline was also good, as well the same characters returned. I enjoyed the movie, but I think they need to do much better in the story to give to the audience the actual idea. I strongly encourage families to go and see this movie during the Holidays.

London Christmas

January 12th, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Others | Personal | Travel | World Life - (0 Comments)

LondonChristmasAlmost one week gone since my recent visit to London in Christmas 2014. This was my second time I visited Christmas In London. I loved the decorations, gifts, shoppings and atmosphere were everyone celebrates christmas. I just would like to share my wonderful moments.

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Kuwait Airways received the first of 37 new aircrafts last week. In 2013, Kuwait Airways announced of renting 12 Airbus aircraft including 7 A320-ceo and 5 A330-200. Additionally, to the purchase of 25 aircraft including 10 A350-900 and 15 A320neo. This is the first brand new Airbus aircraft from Kuwait Airways since 1998 (16 years ago).

The A320 includes Airbus’ 18-inch wide seat standard for passenger comfort, extra-wide aisle for faster boarding and highly efficient in-flight service. As well more spaces added for carry-on baggage. Airbus’ fly-by-wire technology (WiFi) will be available in flight as one of the new services. Congratulations Kuwait Airways for the new innovations.