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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s YouTube Channel

March 21st, 2018 No comments

Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist in the media, is a director of a YouTube channel called StarTalk. What I like about his talks of scientific topics is the way he explains scientific ideas in a simple way that everyone understand but also citizen-science would find it very useful.

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 19th, 2018

March 20th, 2018 No comments
  • YouTube picture-in-picture floating window test appears on desktop | Link
  • IBM working on ‘world’s smallest computer’ to attach to just about everything | Link
  • Police Say Uber Is Likely Not at Fault for Its Self-Driving Car Fatality in Arizona | Link
  • Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence on Cambridge Analytica | Link
  • Synology’s C2 backup services goes live to users worldwide | Link
  • We may know when China’s space station will fall to Earth, but we still don’t know where | Link
  • Binance is moving to Europe after crackdowns in Japan, Hong Kong, and China | Link
  • Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages in protest | Link
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Top Stories of the Week – March 12th, 2018

March 14th, 2018 No comments

Wednesday 14-03-2018

  • Stephen Hawkings passed away | Link
    • It’s also Einstein’s birthday, Galileo’s death anniversary, and Pi Day. “The universe works in mysterious ways”!
  • It’s Pi Day! 14-03-2018
  • Raspberry Pi 3 B+ released today on Pi Day! | Link
    • Features 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and PoE HAT
  • Google Maps is opening for game developers
  • Broadcom not acquiring Qualcomm after all | Link
    • Trump blocked the acquisition on grounds of national security
  • Google will ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising | Link
  • Trump fired Tillerson on Twitter without speaking to him | Link
  • SmartThings outage takes down Samsung’s home hub | Link

Thursday 15-03-2018

  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with $700m fraud – BBC News | Link
  • Nest’s video doorbell is now shipping | Link

 

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Google Docs test

March 15th, 2008 No comments

Test post from Google Docs !

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Flash Player 9 Update 3

December 5th, 2007 No comments

Chances are, if you are reading tech news, you have heared of flash player update being tested several weeks ago. The new Flash Player update code named “Moviestar” is now available in the wild.

The news cache mechanisem is a new feature which makes Flex applications feels lighter and faster. It also supports multicore processors which should enhance the flash playback experience in client side. And as previously stated, it also supports H.264 video codec and ACC audio codec. It also officially supports Leopard OS and Linux x86.

More information about this release available in the release note.

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Problem Pronouncing 'R'

December 4th, 2007 No comments

Lately, I have been talking a lot. That’s not the normal me, usually my relatives (especially my parents) are complaining about me not talking with them or discussing anything. The reason I start talking more is because a good friend moved his desk to a lab I spend many hours a day sometimes there and it is really awkward not to chat to him from time to time. Another reason is because I’m being a part of a student society in my college and they like to ask me some stuff about computers.

Anyway, that wasn’t my point. I have a problem pronouncing the letter ‘R’ which is called lisp! I knew I had this problem since I was a kid, but I never thought about it much because I’m not used to talk much. However, now I’m a part of a society and I’m really shy to talk to anyone and I couldn’t manage to fix my lisp. I have been trying to pronounce my last name (ends with R, lol) many times but I can’t manage to get it right in English and Arabic (there is an Arabic letter close to R). I had a problem with people sometimes when giving my last name lol. I searched the web but I couldn’t find anything helpful to cure my lisp.

If anyone got any resources available online or how to overcome this problem please let me know :).

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Video: Tired Of Traffic? New DOT Report Urges Drivers: Honk

October 14th, 2007 No comments

Tired of rush hour traffic? Are you wasting your time going to work and coming back home? I personally hate traffic and I try my best avoiding them. Sometimes I leave home 1.5hours before lecture starts, although it only takes 15min to get to college when there is no traffic. Traffic is a big problem for many cities around the globe. BUT there is a solution! USE YOUR HORN!

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Ramadan Starts Today…

September 13th, 2007 1 comment

Ramadan is the ninth month in Islamic lunar calendar. It is a month when all Muslims fast and put more efforts on praying, reading the Holy Qur’an, and all kinds of worship to get closer to God (Allah).

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