Apparently Deer & Dear had a banner showing on the Spanish League during a match between Eibar and Real Madrid 2 days ago. I’m impressed because normally you’d see an ad like Coca Cola or Samsung. It probably didn’t come cheap either, those ads are really expensive and I’m not even sure how much an ad in another country would improve their sales.[Source]
Got invited to X-Cite’s 2 year anniversary with Huawei. I don’t go to events as often as I use to anymore, maybe I should but I have other priorities unrelated to the blog most of the time. Well, that and there were like 4 other events at the same time running during this event, but I’m glad I came. Met a few friends and there was a cool show.
They asked everyone to keep their phones in their pocket so no lights with disrupts the show. It was a Tron-like LED show where guys out of nowhere would appear then disappear again. I posted a few seconds of the show on my instagram which can be seen [here].
They also had the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 on display which was released worldwide just last month. It comes with a couple of cool features that I liked. The smart processor was one of them, the phone enables the low battery processor (quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7) when the phone is being used for simple tasks like browsing, watching a video or texting.
If you go gaming however or something that requires a lot of power it switches to another quad-core processor (Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15) that consumes more battery for better performance. The phone is pretty slim and comes with a fingerprint sensor on its back. Although it’s running on Android 4.4, it will be receiving an Android 5.0 update soon.
More detailed specs on the phone can be seen [here].
I just took this screenshot from my phone, the latest version of Whatsapp will let you disable the feature where the people you’re chatting with get to know when you read their messages. However, it will also disable you knowing when people read your message. The update isn’t on the Play Store yet but can be download from their website [here].
Just a great video to bring up a smile to start off this weekend. Never have I seen a historical figure with such an authentic personality such as Ali during and after his time. This clip was part of a candid camera where kids say what would they say to Mohammed Ali if they ever met, half way through he pops up.
I’m a bit late on this one but I’m sure those looking to fund their project or business will love this. TechStars Managing Partner Mark Solon will have a speech about startup fundraising tomorrow at the Start Up Q8 meet up. I’ve been to many of their meet ups and they’ve been very insightful. Details are below, to sign up for the seminar click [here].
After Mark Solon is done, the co-founder of Yabila! and Nabd will have a speech about app development and how to scale your app to reach a much larger geographic. Their apps have been downloaded by millions, so if you plan to have your app reach a big region, his tips will be a great starting point.
- Location: Global Tower, Kuwait City
- Time: 7pm
- Registration Link: http://www.meetup.com/StartupQ8/events/217343572/
The seminar is free of charge and is open to everyone.
I got a shipment from aramex and because I haven’t ordered anything recently I thought it was for a family member. No one claimed it at the house so I got it back only to find out it was a shipment of a sock. So I thought to myself, who in their right mind would order one sock? It had a note that said “We’ve been missing you and you’ve been missing a sock”.
So as it turned out, the same company that I bought the heat absorbing shirt from sent this as a reminder that we’re still here if you want to buy more apparel, or the other pair of sock for that matter; not knowing I live in Kuwait and use a freight forwarding service. My priceless facial expression when I first saw the sock was still worth it though.
I took part in the opening ceremony of Al Sirhan’s latest shoe store. For those that haven’t heard of Al Sirhan, they’ve been in Kuwait since 1935, well-known for having great shoes for dishdasha’s as well. Their brands include Clarks, Florsheim, Paolo Sesto, Kildare and Tamima.
Tamima (seen above) is an exclusive Italian brand that manufactures Arabian sandals. The sandals themselves are also handmade in Italy, which explains the hefty price tag that’s around KD 70. Apart from shoes and sandals they also sell wallets and some other accessories shown on the gallery below.
There were two things I liked when I visited. All shoes were made in either Italy or Brazil, nothing I’ve seen was actually made in China. The other aspect was the price, they were fairly reasonable. I didn’t see a shoe that was over KD 35, winter was coming so I bought myself one for the dishdasha, price tag was KD 34.
Here’s a great blog that takes photos of birds without actually shooting them down. It’s managed by a South African bird photographer and if anything the blog is a great archive of all the different types of birds in Kuwait. It’s also fun reading his adventures on how he managed to take photos of the rare