Top Tech Stories of the Week – October 7th, 2018

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  • SpaceX stages California launch — and landing — in a new first – CBS News | Link
  • Amazon is reportedly looking for retail space for its first UK cashierless supermarkets | Link
  • Data-deletion bug forces Microsoft to suspend rollout of Windows 10 update – Ars Technica | Link
  • Microsoft announces game-streaming service Project xCloud • Eurogamer.net | Link
  • A first look at Facebook’s Portal smart speakers: Entertaining video calling, but weak streaming content – CSBC| Link
  • Intel Announces 9th Generation Core CPUs, Eight-Core Core i9-9900K | Link
  • Netflix Is in ‘Final Negotiations’ to Buy Its First Production Studio – IGN | Link
  • Google just dodged a £4.4 billion lawsuit in the United Kingdom | Android Central | Link
  • Google announces the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL | Link
  • Snap falls to new low after media analyst says company is ‘quickly running out of money’ | Link
  • Google Home Hub—Under the hood, it’s nothing like other Google smart displays – Ars Technica | Link
  • Razer Phone 2 goes official w/ wireless charging, IP67, brighter display, costs $799 | Link
  • Snapchat becomes the mobile HBO with 12 daily scripted Original shows – TechCrunch | Link
  • Russian Rocket Fails, and 2 Astronauts Make Safe Emergency Return – The New York Times | Link
  • Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women | Reuters
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 30th, 2018

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  • SEC settles charges with Tesla’s Elon Musk, will remain as CEO but relinquish chairman role and pay stiff fine | Link
  • Hayabusa Sends Back Photos and Video From Surface of Asteroid Ryugu – ExtremeTech | Link
  • Google Announces Game Streaming Service Project Stream – Digital Trends | Link
  • Net neutrality: Justice Department sues California hours after state enacts new regulation – The Independent | Link
  • Google ‘Smart TV Kit’ with Home Mini and next-gen Chromecast gets leaked | Link
  • Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all US employees | Link
  • Star Wars TV Show Plot Details – Everything We Know About The Mandalorian Star Wars Series | Link
  • Telltale Has Seemingly Laid Off Its Remaining Staff – GameSpot | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 23rd, 2018

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  • The first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, was announced 10 years ago today | Link
  • Microsoft staggers rollout of Surface Hub 2, with hardware in 2019; new software in 2020 – ZDNet | Link
  • Google secretly logs users into Chrome whenever they log into a Google site – ZDNet | Link
  • Microsoft starts rolling out Office 2019 for Windows and Mac – ZDNet | Link
  • Google Images gets desktop redesign with mobile site adding Google Lens – 9to5Google | Link
  • SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance – Reuters | Link
  • Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit – Reuters | Link
  • Qualcomm Slaps Apple With New Lawsuit Alleging Rogue Trade Secret Sharing With Intel – HotHardware | Link
  • Ex-Telltale Games Employee Files Class Action Lawsuit – GameSpot | Link
  • Google reverses ban on cryptocurrency exchange advertising in US Japan | Link
  • Fox will sell remaining Sky stake to Comcast for around $15 billion | Link
  • PC gamers prefer the Xbox 360 controller over the PS4, Xbox One or Switch Pro – Business Insider | Link
  • Lost Opportunity rover spotted on Mars but NASA still can’t talk to it – Fox News | Link
  • No jail for teen who hacked his way into Apple’s secure systems | Link
  • Consumer Reports reinstates recommendation for Microsoft Surface laptops on new reliability surveys – GeekWire | Link
  • Tesla Chief Elon Musk Is Sued by S.E.C. in Move That Could Oust Him – The New York Times | Link
  • Google’s Revamped Wear OS Goes Live And It’s Looking Good | Link
  • Amazon is opening a new store that sells items from its website | Link
  • Meet Pixel Slate, Google’s first Chrome OS tablet – BGR | Link
  • Cloudflare gets into registrar business with wholesale domains and free privacy – Ars Technica | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 16th, 2018

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  • Fortnite is destroying marriages – Hot Air | Link
  • Amazon probing employees leaking data for bribes – CNET | Link
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX to name first passenger for round-the-moon flight | Link
  • SpaceX Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire (and Artists, Too!) Around the Moon in 2023 | Link
  • Man Who Uploaded Deadpool to Facebook May Get Six Months in Prison | Link
  • Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads – Technology – The Guardian – Link
  • Sony announces PlayStation Classic, a $100 mini PS1 – Polygon | Link
  • Amazon now 3rd biggest digital ad seller in US – Search Engine Land | Link
  • The New GoPro Hero 7 Black Promises Smoother Footage, But That’s About It | Link
  • The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event – TechCrunch | Link
  • E-commerce on the rise as Amazon launches in Turkey | Link
  • Japanese Probe Drops Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 9th, 2018

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  • Air Force is looking into Elon Musk’s pot smoking: Source | Link
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded – The New York Time | Link
  • Netflix, Hulu and Amazon win numerous creative Emmy awards | Link
  • Plex is shutting down its personal cloud streaming service | Link
  • Dr Disrespect ends stream after gunfire strikes his house, says family is safe – PC Gamer | Link
  • Verizon launching its 5G home internet service on October 1st – Android and Me | Link
  • Apple raised the price of its best phone by $330, and no one cares – It took two years to go from $770 to $1,100 | Link
  • Google teases three Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL color options | Link
  • Razer Phone 2 invites arrive for Oct. 10 debut – CNET | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 2nd, 2018

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  • Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple – SlashGear | Link
  • NASA launches $1 million competition for Mars project | Link
  • Brazil’s National Museum: A museum is gone and might never return – CNN Style | Link
  • Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign – Ars Technica | Link
  • Bernie Sanders introduces the BEZOS Act slamming Amazon low wages | Link
  • Google Introduces New Search Engine for Finding Datasets – Search Engine Journal | Link
  • Facebook to build first Asian data center in Singapore – Tech In Asia | Link
  • BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year | Link
  • British Airways hacking: Customers cancel credit cards as airline defends handling of ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack | Link
  • Google Likely to Announce New Pixel 3 Smartphone on Oct. 9 | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 26th, 2018

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  • 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 Amazon.com 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 – Space.com | 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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