Majid Al Futtaim (based in Dubai) just bought 26 Geants around the GCC region from BMA International’s Retail Arabia and they plan to rebrand them as Carrefours. So I guess the Geant in 360 Mall will become a Carrefour soon along with two other Geants in Kuwait. Guess it’s going to be Carrefour VS Lulu Hyper from now on.[Source]
In 2015, there were 30,000 sick leaves right after Eid and I was wondering back then if there was a sudden massive diarrhea virus spreading in Kuwait (sarcasm). This year it’s over 31,000 and I’m wondering if it’s related to fecal (feces) bacteria found in Starbucks’ Iced Coffee that’s making the internet go crazy, it’s not though, just bad ethics for some probably.
Back in January I backed a Kickstarter Project that I loved the idea of, it was basically putting all my shoelace drama at rest. It’s a smart shoelace that you install on any shoe you like and you no longer need to tie it anymore, that simple.
Today the three shoelaces I ordered arrived and I’m excited to install them on my favourite shoes. The whole objective of this is to add practicality and convenience. I’m going to try them out for a while then blog about if it was really worth it or not because they aren’t cheap, they’re like 5KD a pop.[Website]
Not sure how long fidget spinners are going to be a thing, but Google just jumped ship with a small easter on their search results. If you goto Google, search for Spinner, a fidget spinner will automatically pop up, you can spin it too obviously but too bad it doesn’t have a timer, then there would be competition.
Go to Google and Type “spinner” (without quotes)
I passed by Quadra to buy a gaming chair for my cousin and little did I know, they finally opened their new much bigger store upstairs. So we went upstairs and were left in awe. PC Gamers really needed a hardcore gamers store in Kuwait for a long time and no stores really did it for me.
Other gaming stores would bring high-end graphic cards and motherboards in small quantities and once they sell out, which happens really quick, you have to wait for a while. This place however is the opposite, it’s packed with every gaming item you can think of.
They even have the latest gamer’s trend, the Pro Gamers Glasses. These glasses are supposedly designed to help increase optical stability, reduce eye strain and enhance visual detail for your long marathon gaming sessions. I’m still not buying into this gaming glasses thing but might get one.
Overall the place is pretty big, with a lot of items on display so that you can try them out before purchase. They also have some desktop rigs setup to show you how you can customize your set up. I bought a precision mousepad for a ridiculously expensive price and I lost it at home, which is upsetting me cause I’m never going to spend that much on a mousepad again (cough 13KD).
Location: Shop 4, Qairawan complex, Bin khaldoon St. Hawalli, Kuwait
Website: https://www.q8quadra.com (you buy stuff from their website directly)
Google Maps: [Link]
e even bought a website that says exactly that – yesweareactuallysendingachickensandwichto.space. In approximately 6 days it’ll launch using a weather balloon that will raise up to 80,000 feet above sea level.
This reminds of when Felix Baumgartner jumped from 127,000 feet above sea level and broke the sound barrier 5 years ago, except it’s a lot less purposeful.
P.S I’d never want to eat that Zinger Sandwich which made it into space
Super excited about this, preordered around two weeks ago and its like a drone from the future once you see all it’s features. You can control the drone without connecting it to your phone or even a remote, all you do is hand gestures and it will respond accordingly.
It’s like a drone for the majority of us who like taking the drone to trips for amazing shots and for some fun, not for hardcore drone flyers who want top-notch specs and stability. I really wished I had Spark on my recent forest trip to in Germany, would have been a blast.
My other favourite part about the DJI Spark that I haven’t seen in any other drone before are preset maneuvers called Quickshots. Basically you’re telling the drone to fly in a certain way without you having to guide it every step of the way. The video above explains the 4 preset Quickshots the drone has pre-installed.
My idea for this drone is to use it as video footage while doing reviews for the blog if need be, while also being a handy tool to use at work since I work with a lot of video editing. Best part is it fits my camera backpack and I bought it with an extra battery and it’s remote for more distance coverage.
The DJI Spark is to be officially released in 2 days. So I should be getting it in around 2 weeks? I ordered it with my Aramex address and I’m hoping me unbanning drones through Aramex last year still stands as it is today.
To order your DJI Spark click [here].
I have some serious trust issues when it comes Qibla Finder apps as I feel many of them are inaccurate, however, it comes as great news that Google’s Developers just released a Qibla Finder. Not only that, but it also uses augmented reality, so it will show exactly where the Qibla should be.
I tried it at the office, made sure GPS was on and it pointed at the couch which is where the Qibla is, much more convenient than other ways of finding the Qibla. Best part is you don’t need an app or any special requirements to do this, all you need is a phone with internet.
- Enable GPS on your phone
- Goto http://g.co/QiblaFinder
- Allow website to know your location and open your camera
That’s it! The website should now show you where the Qibla is while also showing your surroundings though the camera, pretty neat.