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Chris N. Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is easily excited by the smallest of technologies around. He is an Android fanboy at heart, who also owns an iPhone, a Windows Phone, and a BlackBerry. Though he uses a MacBook Pro at work, he also uses a Windows PC, an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 for all his gaming requirements. True gadget lover at heart!

Apple Acquires AR Headset Startup Vrvana for $30 Million

Amid rumours claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report recently claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana. According to news reports floating around, Apple has paid $30 million for Vrvana. Apple seems to have declined to comment on the reports, but a number of Vrvana employees have relocated from Montreal to ...

Gulf Travelers Go Digital to Enhance Their Hotel Experience

Travelers in the GCC are embracing digital solutions to enhance their hotel experience. According to a new survey from Avaya, 89% use hotel mobile apps to perform tasks such as tracking bill changes and communicating with staff via chat. More than a quarter also book their rooms through a hotel app, while respondents said having an easy-to-use app ranked only behind a smooth and fast check-in as t...

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Review: Coco (2017)

Coco is a musical fantasy animation film produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. I had a chance of catching the premiere of Coco at Novo Cinemas, at Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai. The trailer of the film does not give out a lot of info about the movie itself. So, I was not expecting too much from the movie – but I was excited, since it’s from the Pixar stab...

Red Vault Announces Amazing Deals for Gamers Across the GCC

Red Vault, the recently launched mobile app by Red Entertainment Distribution (RED), has announced today premier discount offers on all video games distributed by RED. To coincide with Black Friday, a global sales event that occurs annually, Red Vault is offering one-of-a-kind deals to all its members – valid until 2nd December. Red Vault is providing mega discounts across the GCC on over 50...

First Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival Kicks Off to a Great Start

The inaugural edition of the two-day Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF) organised by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) has kicked off to a great start. The festival was conducted in order to fuel local entrepreneurs’ efforts to establish successful businesses. The event is being conducted at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club. The first day of the event saw the presence of Sh...

Uber Paid Hackers to Cover-Up Data Breach Affecting 57 Million Riders and Drivers

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers. So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a Tuesday blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. Part of the reason nothing malicious has ...

Aston Martin Unveils the 503-Horsepower Vantage

Aston Martin revealed an all-new version of its most affordable model today. It is tagged as the “most affordable” Aston Martin, but it still means it will cost $150,000. For that price, buyers will get a 503 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 and a top speed of 195 miles an hour. The new Vantage goes from zero to 60 miles an hour in 3.6 seconds. This is a big moment for the famous Britis...

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Review: Oppo F5

Oppo’s new F5 is the company’s latest flagship that features a bezel-less design, in line with most flagships out there on the market. The F5 comes with boatload of flagship features at a very affordable price point. Design The phone features a 6-inch screen that offers a 18:9 aspect ratio maximizing the display real estate on the device. The display offers a 1080-by-2160 resolution and a ppi of 4...

Logitech Connects People to Digital Experiences They Care About

Review Central speaks to Andy Hoekstra, Head of MENA at Logitech about the company’s presence in the region, the new brands it has acquired recently and its product roadmap going forward Please tell us about Logitech’s market and product strategies for the region? Currently, we have the Music, Gaming, Creativity and Productivity, and Video Conferencing categories present in MENA. We continue...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Now Available in the UAE

Huawei has launched the Mate 10 Pro in the Middle East and Africa region. The phone features Kirin 970, the world’s first smartphone chipset with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit. Commenting on the launch of the flagship Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the region, Gene Jiao, President of Huawei CBG, Middle East and Africa said: “Consumers in the Middle East and Africa are early adopters of innovat...

HTC Vive to Bring the Goodness of VR to Games Con Middle East 2017

As the region gears up for this month’s Games Con Middle East, HTC Vive will be bringing room-scale virtual reality (VR) experiences to visitors. This will be done through non-stop action across the three day festival held November 23-25 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Vive is excited to demo for the first time ever in the region its latest hardware add-ons for further gaming immersion. These include ...

Justmop.com Secures Series A Financing Round

Taking on-demand home services to a new level in the GCC is justmop.com. The innovative company has recently announced the completion of its Series A round of funding. This announcement comes fresh on the heels of some major global announcements including the acquisition of HomeHello, an on-demand marketplace for customers seeking domestic cleaning services by Sydney-based UrbanYou. Not to mention...

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