Archive for the 'Conferences' Category

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 [...]

Talent of community: sketch-a-talk videos animate Arab Spring themes on Ikbis

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

What happens when you interview a diverse bunch of Arab activists and new media geeks one Skype, edit all of it dow to a few minutes, get an amazingly talented cartoonist, mix in a video camera and some video and sound editing dudes? Ikbis has been experimenting with “community produced videos”. By pulling in different [...]

Who will be Jordan’s entrepreneur of the year?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I get contacted by PR agencies quite often to plug product launches and stuff like that for 360east, and I usually decline, unless its something that really interests me. So here is one of those We’ve all been engulfed in the news of political change that is sweeping the region this year. But you know [...]

Hey Jordan’s geeks: why not challenge Google at G-Jordan?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

OK. So Google is coming town (Amman, that is). And no, this is NOT about them opening an office in Jordan. What’s happening is G-Jordan. A three-day Google event for computer scientists, software developers and tech entrepreneurs. From the 12 to the 14th of December, Google will be “flying in” 20 Googlers to rub shoulders [...]

Is Nokia trying to attract app developers or scare them away?

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Be warned. It’s time for another long Nokia post on 360east! Last week ago I was in Beirut to attend the first Nokia Levant Developers Forum. The fact that Nokia actually holds such local events and goes through the trouble and cost of flying people to Beirut shows you how hard the company is trying [...]