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Innovation & Digital Cristal Congress: The Go To Event For All Things Digital

The flagship event Innovation & Digital Cristal Congress is back again this year with an exciting lineup of panels, sessions and a new MENA Start-ups contest that is sure to leave the audience begging for more! Let’s improve the standards…

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Developers and Designers: Let’s Give a Toast to Entrepreneurship!

Global Startup Battle is going on all over the world, with startup enthusiasts, developers, and designers fighting for the realization of ideas like never before. Of course, Dubai is having it’s fair share, too. ​ The theme “Your City. Your…

The Future Is Here: Dubai Is Giving Firefighters $200,000 Jetpacks to Fight Skyscraper Fires

You’d be surprised with what you can find in Dubai, from Lions riding in the back of their owner’s cars to skyscrapers twisting in the air, Ferrari and Bugatti police units and zip lines cutting through dancing fountains next to the…

LaunchScale: A Snapshot of The Startup Scene in San Francisco

According to Angel List, there are over 11000 startups in San Francisco. That is as much as the startups in Oceania, Africa, and South America combined. In one city. So, what a better way to experience the vibe than attend one…

Cyber Security:  The Employees Are Our Weakest Link

On October 5-6, the Cyber Security for Critical Assets – MENA was held in Dubai and was organized by Qatalyst Global. I was honored to be the Chairman of a Panel discussion with panelists hailing from various industries:  Du Telecomms (Telecommunications), Air…

Steve Jobs Said It Best: Marketing is About Values (Video)

There is so much noise out there when it comes to the how and why of marketing. Thousands of marketing experts and gurus line up to throw some BS here and there, and show you how to market your product and…

Shut Up And Take Our Money: The One And Only ICON A5 Is A Plane Everyone Can Fly

If you’re one of the many who always dreamt of flying a plane but couldn’t afford to do so either because planes are so damn expensive or because learning how to fly one was a daunting undertaking, then rejoice because the…

VUL9 Security Solutions: How A Startup Is Trying To Build A Safer Cyberspace In The Middle East

Ashley Madison, Sony, the US government, Iran Nuclear Centrifuges and ARAMCO facilities in Saudi Arabia. These are just a few of the high profile targets that have been hacked in the past and that reminds us all how vulnerable the…

Coders Rejoice: Here Is The Software Engineer’s Ultimate Online Handbook by Toptal

Always wanted to take your coding game to a whole new level but never knew how? Overwhelmed with tons of online courses that promise to turn you into the next Mark Zuckerberg? How about a curated list of resources and…

Apple Is Running Low On Time: LVMH to Rival Apple Watch

It was reported a while back that tech tycoon LVMH has plans to release their own smart watch, presumably under one of their subsidiary companies, that would rival Apple’s Apple Watch, which was released earlier to mixed reviews. Apple is used…

Cybersecurity in the Middle East: You’re Not As Safe As You Think

You go online, start shopping on on E-commerce site or open an online banking account with your financial institution, and a week later you find abnormal purchases made through your card or paid service signups under your name. This is…

iApocalypse: This Arabic Text Is Said To Cause iPhones To Literally Crash

iPhone users have discovered a mysterious bug that causes their phone to shut down when they text a particular string of Arabic text. When the offending Arabic text is entered, the phone will crash and reboot within seconds. The iMessage…

The 11 Things You Might Not Have Known About Google

Google wasn’t always the world’s third most valuable brand. Long before it was a go-to verb, it was an obedient digital dog, merely finding and retrieving stuff, playing fetch for Internet users over and over again. Eventually the little G —…

Why Blackberry Devices Are The One Thing Every Elite Traveler and Executive Should Have

Whether you’re a CEO crunching 500 emails a day, or an avid traveler interested in flying in style and having a device that fits every occasion and every setting, then Blackberry is your prime choice. Blackberry has been going through…

Finally Have Your Own Paparazzi Drone With The New Lily Camera

We all dream of becoming the centre of attention, the talk of the hour, the guy or girl everyone wants to take a selfie with… The pinnacle of success is having paparazzi running after you to take a picture, a glimpse…

Transformers Are Upon Us: This New Self-Driving Truck Is Beyond Awesome!

After years of talking about self-driving cars, now is the time to up the level and talk about self-driving trucks! Daimler unveiled the first self-driving truck to be granted a license to operate in Nevada, which is a first in…

Elon Musk Pulled A Steve Jobs Moment And Made Batteries Look Sexy Again

Elon Musk is no stranger to innovation and impressive technology. From pioneering electric car production with Tesla to revolutionising the space industry with SpaceX, the real life “Iron Man” pulled another magic trick from his sleeve again with the unveiling…

Sheikh Fazza Launches ’Makani’ Location App

In keeping with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform Dubai into a smart city, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown…

This New Private Jet By Honda Took 30 Years To Develop And It’s Amazing (Pictures)

The first thing that comes to your mind when we mention Honda is cheap and efficient Japanese cars, and maybe motorcycles if you’ve read something more than just Buzzfeed. But what you didn’t know is that Honda, yes Honda, is in the…

What Degree Will Most Likely Make You A Billionaire? None! (Infographic)

Next time your parents give you a monologue on the importance of college, or the need for a degree to be wealthy and successful, all you got to do is show them this graph, because as it turns out, you’re…