Steve Wozniak is coming to Kuwait

Post by Mark

Steve Wozniak who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs is going to be in Kuwait next month for a entrepreneurship seminar. If you’re interested or wanted to find out more details click [Here]

Note: On a side note, someone needs to hook me up with a backstage pass so I can take a selfie with him or maybe even have him autograph my vintage Apple banners. Pretty please.


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Trying out the Oculus Rift

Post by Mark

I got an email from Q8geeks asking me if I would be interested in trying out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. He had one and had set it up at his stand at the KuwaitySteps event so I passed by awhile ago and tried it out.

My first impression was the Oculus Rift was pretty light. When you see the device you expect some heft to it but then you pick it up and you’re like thats it? I got to try the headset with a quick round of team fortress followed by a virtual roller coaster ride and then a trip to Norway to check out the Northern Lights. The headset works really well and tracks your movement very accurately. When I first started the roller coaster demo for example I was sitting facing the back of the roller coaster so I had to physically turn around so I could face the front. I loved that. The biggest issue with the Oculus Rift for me was the size of the pixels on the internal screens, they’re pretty large and visible but then again this is just the developers kit and the actual device when released will have a better updated screen (amongst other things).

If you’re interested to try out the Oculus Rift you can pass by the KuwaitiSteps exhibition and try it for free. Q8Geeks has a stand there when you first walk in called GuuStore where he’s also selling micro-controllers such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Location: Tent outside Safir International Hotel [Map]
Time: 5PM to 11PM
Date: Till Saturday October 5th
Price: For some odd and silly reason there is a KD3 entrance fee


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Kuwait’s Internet speed compared to the rest of the world

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We’ve moved up from 104th place last year to 72nd. Hong Kong has the fasted download speed average in the world with 49.10 Mbps. [Link]

via BlogBaladi


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Mobile phones usage patterns in Kuwait

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Mapbox is a website that allows you to check out the geographical usage patterns of various mobile phone devices in Kuwait. iPhone and Android seem to be very close with the BlackBerry lagging behind the two. [Link]

Thanks Az


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Some posters from the Dubai Comic Con

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The Dubai Comic Con was held this past weekend and the Dubai based Brownmonkeys design collective designed some cool posters merging the Gulf culture with Western characters. My favorite was the Beavis and Butthead poster above.

Check them all out on the Brownmonkeys website [Here]


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And the award for the worst website address goes to…

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www.kuwaitpneumococcalvaccinationcampaign.com

via @nibaq


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LTE (4G) now active on Zain iPhones

Post by Mark

If you’ve got an iPhone 5 and are using Zain then you’re lucky because they just activated the service for your phones.

Thanks Essa

Note: Make sure you update to the latest iOS software


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Creepstreams: Kuwait

Post by Mark

Creepstreams is a website that streams footage from certain models of Trendnet home security cameras from around the world that are known to have a security vulnerability. I just checked the website and noticed there is one camera in Kuwait that is currently streaming footage online without the owners knowledge. Sadly for us peeping toms the camera is located in what looks to be a paint shop. You can check it out [Here]

via The Verge

Update: Google has disabled the website


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Get your number unlisted from Truecaller

Post by Mark

Truecaller is a popular phone app that will show you the name of anyone that calls you even if you don’t have their phone number saved. Not very cool especially if you value your privacy. Turns out there is a way to get your number unlisted from their database. All you need to do is is visit their “Unlist” page, type your number and within the hour your name and number will be removed from their database. Here is the [Link]

Note: If you want to check and see if your number is listed, just go to their main page and do a search for your number [Link]


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Which iPhone 5 LTE Frequency will work in Kuwait?

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According to the blog Qortuba Valley, Kuwait’s approved LTE frequency is 1800 MHz which means iPhone 5’s purchased from the UK will work in Kuwait while ones purchased from the US will not. [Link]

Update: Arab Times also confirms the approved frequency is 1800 MHz [Link]


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