Archive for the 'Digital life' Category

Why Facebook is more important than Google now

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If Google would disappear off the face of the earth tomorrow: I will use Bing for search. I will use my Yahoo Mail or for email. My company email also depends on GMail but I guess we can just revert to hosting our mailboxes with our web host YouTube will certainly be missed but [...]

Once upon a time HM King Abdullah II commented on a blog

Monday, September 10th, 2012

It was just four years ago that HM King Abdullah II commented on The Black Iris, the well known Jordanian blog. You can see His Majesty’s comment here. In that comment the King said: “We are a country of freedom, tolerance, diversity and openness, and everyone has the right to express their thoughts – no [...]

More from IFA and the future of TV: dual viewer screens, the war of 3D glasses and magic remotes

Friday, September 7th, 2012

My previous post from my trip to the IFA consumer electronics show was all about OLED and 4K and what LG, who invited me to the show, were promising consumers for the years ahead in the field of TV. But I also wanted to share some of the other stuff I saw and give you [...]

55″ OLED TVs and 84″ 4K screens: the next evolutions of TV are here

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Trips to the local electronic superstores in Amman will be a frustrating experience for me in the coming few years. Why? Because I seen the future of TV screens at the Berlin’s IFA consumer electronic expo. That future is big, it’s high resolution, it’s 3D and it’s smart. LG invited me to the IFA consumer [...]

The best of IFA 2012: Jordan’s tech reporters uncover the show’s best kept secret

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Forget about 84″ screens with 4K resolution.. Forget about OLED and true blacks. Forget about 3D with active glasses, passive glasses and no glasses. Forget about tablets, smartphones and super thin laptops. You can even forget about wall mounting brackets.. Don’t believe the hype from all those electronics companies. Because your brave tech reporters from [...]

Why am I joining the Jordan Internet Blackout

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

For the past decade and a half, a large part of my belief in Jordan as a homeland has been based on the fact that we had a free uncensored internet (yes I know about the exception, but let’s just agree that the net in Jordan was largely free and uncensored). What does the [...]

Internet freedom in Jordan: the beginning of the end?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Whenever journalists, investors or ordinary people ask me: why has Jordan been able to shine in the region in the field of technology, web business and web content, one of my standard answers has always been: our relative freedom and our open internet policies. Over the past decade, Jordan has been steadily building a reputation [...]