Archive for August, 2018

Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 26th, 2018

August 26th, 2018 No comments
  • Elon Musk abandons plan to take Tesla private | Link
  • YouTube Gets Digital Wellbeing Tools Which Shows Time Spent Watching Videos and More | Link
  • Amazon Responds to Bernie Sanders’ Comments Over Poor Work Conditions – Fortune | Link
  • Google’s new Wear OS: Here’s everything that’s new for smartwatches – Business Insider | Link
  • Google Assistant goes bilingual to answer in the languages you use | Link
  • Apple Buys Augmented-Reality Display Startup Akonia Holographics – Bloomberg | Link
  • Artificial Intelligence Nails Predictions of Earthquake Aftershocks – Scientific American | Link
  • Google reportedly confirms there won’t be a ‘Pixel Watch’ this year – 9to5Google | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 19th, 2018

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  • Amazon is ready to take on Apple and Spotify in streaming – Digital – Ad Age | Link
  • Netflix testing ads for its own content in between episodes on ad-free service – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Big Leaks Reveal Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti And 2080 – Forbes | Link
  • Apple Wipes Thousands of Gambling Apps After China Backlash – Bloomberg | Link
  • Nvidia announces GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070 – The Tech Report | Link
  • HTC Vive Wireless Adapter will cost $300, launch in September – CNET  | Link
  • Google Assistant will now find you ‘good news’ – Search Engine Land | Link
  • Xiaomi posts bumper profits in first earnings report since IPO | Link
  • Google Fit Revamp, Ready For Pixel Watch, Targets Apple Watch Series 4 | Link
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Aramex Shop And Ship vs DHL EasyShop vs Posta Plus MyBox – Who’s the fastest?

August 14th, 2018 No comments

I buy a lot of things online and mostly overseas using different shipping forwarders from different countries. Each one of them has their own pros and cons.

So one day I decided to find out who’s faster and cheaper and here’s my findings on a shipment I’ve made on on the same day, and to be delivered at the same day to DHL, Aramex, and PostaPlus.

The time it took to forward and deliver a parcel to home from USA

All shipments are light, and less than 0.5 kg (~1 lb). For PostaPlus and DHL you would need to consolidate the shipment before it begins the forwarding process. On both cases I’ve consolidated the shipments as soon as I’ve received the email notification about the reception of the shipments.

Shipment CourierDate Delivered To CourierDate Record Created by CourierDate DeliveredShipment Weight (by courier)Paid To Courier
No. of Days
DHL Easy Shop2 August 20182 August 20185 August 20180.12 kg5.53 KWD3
Aramex Shop & Ship (Flex)2 August 20183 August 20189 August 20181.05 lbs (Should be ~0.9!!)4.35 KWD7
PostaPlus MyBox2 August 20182 August 201811 August 20180.1 kg3.3 KWD9

So basically the higher you pay the faster it gets delivered generally.

There could be many factors that affect shipment speed and without knowing them all, making a very brief comparison might not give you the best idea of what’s gong on. But anyhow this will give you a rough idea with the included tracking information included on the links.

Just need to clarify that’s my experience and your experience could be different.

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 12th, 2018

August 12th, 2018 No comments
  • NASA Launches Daring Solar Probe Mission to Kiss the Sun – | Link
  • Machine Learning Can Identify the Authors of Anonymous Code – WIRED | Link
  • Intel 9th Gen CPUs Rumored for October Launch | Link
  • This Woman Had a Contact Stuck in Her Eye for 28 Years—and She Had No Idea | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 5th, 2018

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  • Defense Department bans geolocation features on tech devices due to security risk – ABC News | Link
  • Anki’s Vector is a robot companion that fits in the palm of your hand | VentureBeat | Link
  • Magic Leap details what its mixed reality OS will look like – TechCrunch | Link
  • PUBG developer admits PUBG is broken with ‘Fix PUBG’ campaign – The Verge | Link
  • Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker announced – Business Insider | Link
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Unveiled: Here’s Everything You Need To Know | Link 
  • Sony unveils translucent PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition to celebrate sales – CNET | Link
  • New Zealand to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags – Time | Link
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