Are You Going to Glastonbury Fest. This Year?

Then you’ll be happy to know that you can recharge your mobile phones just by listening to the musical sound waves, with Orange’s special “Sound Charge” t-shirt. What a great way to use all that musical power.

U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, and Paul Simon are all part of this year’s lineup at the Glastonbury Fest. I envy anyone and everyone going there this year. You better get me a t-Shirt.

   

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Excellent News From VIVA تفائلوا بالخير ياعملاء فيفا

http://twitter.com/#!/SalmanAlBadran/status/82202249790631937

Everyone around me knows how loyal of a client I am to Zain, for almost 20 years now; but that has never stopped me from criticizing them. Zain, being the 1st ever mobile operator in Kuwait had a million advantages over its competitors, and was able to rule the market in terms of # of clients, geographical reach, coverage… etc.

All of this said, it shouldn’t deter the other Telecom companies from trying to provide better services in Kuwait. For example, I’ve always had problems with VIVA’s coverage in a lot of areas; like chale, wafra, and the airport. No matter how great VIVA is in offers, customer service, and honesty; if their network doesn’t work, not a lot of people are going to stick with them.

That’s why this new tweet by VIVA’s CEO is making me super optimistic. According to Mr. Salman Al-Badran, VIVA’s coverage issues will all be solved before the end of the month. That is like music to my ears.

I know I am from that kind of people who look at change with suspicious eyes, which is the main reason why I’m stuck with super expensive & poor customer service Zain for almost 2 decades. But still, I would love to have a VIVA phone that works anywhere I am in inside of Kuwait; be it chale, Garrouh, Wafra, or anywhere else.

Excellent news VIVA. I’m looking forward to your complete coverage, may you have great luck in this endeavor.

HP Scanner-Printer-Copier for just KD 11 From Sheeel.com لا يفوتكم العرض العجيب من شيل.كوم

انا اقول ما يسوى تشترون حبر جديد حق طابعاتكم، أحسن لكم تشترون طابعة/سكانر/ ناسخة جديدة من شييل.كوم ب ١١ دينار فقط لا غير… و كلنا يعرض سمعة اتش بي الممتازة في مجال طابعات الكمبيوتر، يعني اشتر و انت مرتاح

Get a brand new HP All-In-One Printer-Scanner-copier for just KD 11 from Sheeel.com. A very amazing price, for a solid reputable all-in-one device. You can’t beat HP, they rule the printer kingdom.

Update: Apparently, there’s a lot of negative feedback about this particular printer, check amazon for more details Thx Ims for the tip.

Facebook is Losing Millions of Members Every Month

Facebook lost 6 million US members last month alone, while Canada lost 1.5 million members. UK, Russia, and Norway have all lost more than 100,000 members last month. I bet it has a lot to do with the new facial recognition privacy issues Facebook is facing right now. Check out these links (here and here) to see how controversial the facial recognition thing is. The EU has begun investigating it.

So go the reactions to a feature on Facebook that uses facial recognition technology to help users tag their photos. It has people so upset, in fact, that it’s just sparked a probe from European Union privacy regulators.

The uproar revolves around a feature that’s been around since December, so the technology itself isn’t particularly new. But regulators are only getting upset about it now after a Sophosreport pointed out that Facebook has recently turned the setting on by default, apparently continuing the social network’s habit of encroaching on user privacy without asking for permission.

Except this time, the complaints seem to be about issues that aren’t new — and humans are still very much involved in deciding who gets tagged.

In case you’re wondering if this feature is dangerous, Facebook has this to say when you try to disable the feature. Read it and see if you’re comfortable enough with it:

This feature uses a comparison of photos you’re tagged in to suggest that friends tag you in new photos.

You’re always in control of your tags on Facebook:

  • Only friends can tag you in photos
  • We’ll notify you when a friend has tagged you
  • You can remove a friend’s tag at any time
  • Tag suggestions are based only on photos you’ve allowed yourself to be tagged in

This video shows you how to disable it if you want to:

Just Received the Motorola Xoom from VIVA

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VIVA sent me the latest tablet device, the Motorola Xoom, to try out for a few days.

First thing I noticed was the many wires and accessories it had. There was this thing that looks like external speakers, with HDMI ports and stuff. I’m going to try and connect the Xoom to the TV, and check playback quality.

It’s going to take a couple of hours to charge, which means I can’t start playing yet.

You can get your Motorola Xoom from VIVA, starting from KD99.

VIVA is Letting Me Review the New Motorola Xoom

VIVA is giving me a Motorola Xoom to try out for a couple of days. I should be getting the new gadget tomorrow, hopefully that is. I’ve never used an Android based gadget before, so it should be very interesting to see how it compares to Apple’s IOS.

VIVA has an amazing offer on the Xoom, where you can get it starting from KD99.

VIVA Launches Motorola Xoom in Kuwait

 VIVA launched the new Motorola Xoom Tablet today. You can get it for KD99 with VIVA’s internet package.

You can check Xoom’s specs here. This is one of the iPads’s strongest competitors, and it’s worth checking out at this amazing price.

Linux Celebrates 20 Years

This post goes to one of my friends, the only one I know who uses Linux. He’s been using it for years. I’m going to venture and say for something close to 12 years so far.

With Linux, I feel so outdated with technology; even though I’ve been an avid early Mac user from way back in the stone age day. Anyways, congratulations Linux and baby Android and may you have a Happy 20th.

More info can be found over at the Linux Foundation.