Archive for November, 2008

WOW!! Almost 800 KB/sec downloads on my 8 Mbit Orange DSL!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

After an evening of frustrating internet slowness it suddenly happened after midnight. At around 1:15 am I felt the web was faster so I repeated my speed tests. A download from Microsoft.com BLEW ME AWAY. First I got 660 KB/sec. Then, on another download the speed almost hit 800 KB/sec.. BOOM! It finally happened. A [...]

Games in your pocket: Talking to Mr N-Gage in the Middle East

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Last week I had the chance for a talk with Gregory Horoupian, who manages Nokia’s game business in the Middle East and Africa. Gregory was on a tour of the region, including Jordan, to check out the gaming culture and industry. Nokia’s N-Gage started life as a gaming smart phone some years ago. Although the [...]

A new vision for public transport in Amman

Monday, November 24th, 2008

[Click image to enlarge] Public transport is what makes a city a real city. In Amman, we have devolved, over the past few decades, into a private car city. Only 17% of people in Amman use public transport and private car ownership has gone through the roof. Millions were spent on roads, tunnels and bridges. [...]

Branding Amman: Have your say about Amman’s new logo

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

[Click image to enlarge] Amman is getting a new logo in 2009. And all citizens are invited to take part in choosing their favorite design. The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is publishing the above advert in today’s newspapers, inviting everyone to head down to Al Hussein Cultural Center to have a look at an exhibition [...]

SYNTAX and Spring design, develop the website of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

As the world of culture’s eyes turn to Doha today for the VIP opening of Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Art, SYNTAX, a leading design, branding and user experience company and Spring, a pioneering web technology company announced the launch of the museum’s website at mia.org.qa. The Museum of Islamic Art represents a major milestone not [...]

Jordanian inventor creates world’s highest laptop stand

Friday, November 21st, 2008

This is not a joke or a stunt. This is how our media guru at Ikbis, Mohammad Jaradat (aka Neo) REALLY works. He has some neck problems and he started stacking packs of promotional materials under his new laptop to make his posture more healthy and comfortable, The stack got higher and higher. This is [...]

Two potential Jordanian Lamborghini buyers interviewed..

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

We were able to catch them in front of the new Lamborghini showroom in Amman. Which, incidentally also houses the Skoda dealership. Go figure.