Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dubai's Expat Guide Book

Shaikha Al Qasimi and Fatma Al Shaibani have produced the Expat Guide Book Dubai as part of their graduation project. Their idea was to help expats get Dubai information and to also help them work out what is acceptable as behaviour and what is not.

Available in January at all fine book sellers.

+971 Magazine

Alia Bin Haider, Asma Al Bulooki and Zainab Al Abbas have joined forces to produce a magazine to help Emirati's learn more about their talents! Http:// Fitness

Marcus joins me in the studio to help answer fitness related questions and get us motivated for the new us! Health is about more than a workout it is about your mind and the space it is in.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who is Your GOTO Person!

Where do you go for information and advice in your city? I go to and Claire Fenner she seems to know what is going on. Here are 5 things you will want to be part of.

Magnus and Cool Tech for All.

What a night. We went from Buffalo WIFI to a Lenovo IdeaPad. And there was some chat in between, including Magnus predicting the hot topics of 2011.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blood Brothers AUS

Maha, Muhannad and Fadi of the cast of Blood Brothers at AUS join me for a conversation. And the two blood brothers treat us to a little taste of what we can expect! Find them on Facebook AUS Blood Brothers. And the best part is this is an intimate performance where the audience is on the stage! Oh and there is an orchestra as well... 50 dirhams for tickets!

The Question Company

sms du or Etisalat 4644 to the Question Company any question and for 1 dirham you get a personalized answer! Really! was founded in April by Andy Meikke and he quickly brought his childhood friend James Oliver into the picture. Now 24 hours a day with a team of full and part-time workers they answer questions via the SMS network!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Magnus and Cool Tech for All.

This is what I call must listen to radio! is where you can get all the product information we spoke about.

This is what was on tap for this week as Magnus and I unpacked technology!

Google has launched Google Chrome laptop
300,000 Android phones activated per day
Google and Samsung releases Nexus S
Toshiba Portege R700-15P -and how did they come up with the name?
Asus NX90 -this is just cool!
Zotac Zbox -do you use one?

Questions and feedback to

Nathalie Dubois is the Ultimate Gift Giver!

Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko is the CEO and President DPA.

And what is DPA?

DPA is an Entertainment Strategist Company that creates the gift rooms for film festivals around the world.

Very cool line of work!

And I spoke to Nathalie here in Dubai at DIFF. What a cool job! And how did Nathalie start? As history major!

Nathalie is proof anything is possible!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dr. Frank Russo and Emoti-Chair

Here is the podcast!

Dr. Frank Russo of Ryerson University and his co-creators have developed a chair that uses sensory substitution technology that can take discrete sound and present it to the body as vibration. This is very cool!

HudaBeauty Talking About DIY and Vitamin HB

Here is the Podcast Link. is where you need to go for your daily dose of beauty advice that is useful, fun and free. Oh and entertaining! Huda Kattan is

And the big question is what is vitamin HB?

Public Knowledge to US Interest Group

Art Brodsky, Communication Director, for the public interest group, joined me on the phone from Washington to talk about the challenges to our emerging digital culture.

Letters To Palestine the Film

Ms. Butheina Kazim, Mr. Rashid AL Marri and Sana Dabbagh join me in studio to talk about their documentary, Letters to Palestine. This is not a political documentary but a film that allows ordinary Arabs to connect to people in Palestine. to find more details or Letters to Palestine on Facebook.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Leadership From Horses to the Boardroom.

Kelly Eide and Koelle Simpson join me in studio for a conversation on leadership BUT from a very different perspective. If you can connect with a horse you can connect with anyone and the key to leadership success is authentic communication at all levels. live!

Bébhinn Kelly

We had a wonderful chat about the link of fashion and technology and about the growing trend among women to have swish parties or groups to keep their fashion in circulation. And then there was vintage clothing to talk about.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 on Health and Fitness with Marcus Smith is a wonderful fitness tool.

Marcus joined me to talk fitness and answer your questions.

Some interesting ideas.

Magnus and Technology for the show notes.

Love the talk about the scanner table and we are back on phones next week!

There was also a nice look at what is coming in MacWorldME,PCWorldME and GameworldME.


A great conversation about film with 4 people involved with the Dubai International Film Festival,


Campus radio,, is a curious thing. Student radio that was born in a bedroom... really the show is broadcast from Ritesh's bedroom. Yara Hindawi joins me to talk BASSFace!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Dubai International Film Festival

Mahsa Motamedi, director of Marketing and Sponsorship, joins me on the program totalk about DIFF 2010!

Becky Britton joins me to talk about cooking from the heart and making something out of it!

TEDxDubai and TEDxDubaiWomen

TEDxDubai took place on the 4th of December and TEDxDubaiWomen will be taking place on the 8th of December!

So many great moments to share!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

me360 in Dubai

Matt Bekner talks to us about

Very cool way to link the stuff we like in Dubai to the people we know!

It is free for users and business!

If you are a business and want to be listed

Wikileaks thoughts

Nightline had a conversation about wikileaks and this is the thoughts of one insightful caller.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Magnus and Technology

What a great opportunity to learn what is going on in tech.

Magnus sorted us out, again.

And here we go with a wonderful 30 minute meal!