Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wind-Down Wednesday December 18th

How much independent music have you listened to in the Middle East?

If you are like me then you might be saying very little.

This is a great chance to catch up on the music scene locally and regionally.

Paul Kelly joins me from to power-up the JukeBox and bring you regional music from the Middle East.

This week we have 5 tunes.

-Jay/Radiostar - Autopilot: Postcards 

- Lakehouse: 

-The Incompetents - Breaking Point: 

-Khalid Al Mansour: Vintage Voices (Lo-Fi):

Here is the podcast, enjoy.

TechTalk December 18th

Andrew Thomas joins me to to talk technology, gadgets and generally just cool stuff.

Here is the podcast of the show and you will want to share this.

Here is what we spoke about with the links.

App of the week?
Love this Calendar
Cool local app, met there guys at the hotel and restaurant show.

NOTE 3 & Gear
Android 4.3 WOW
2099 AED
The best price of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is 2099 AED at CrazyDealswhich is 30% less than the cost at Sharaf DG (2999 AED).
  • The phone runs on Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), powered withQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model) / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor.
  • The phone has 5.7 inches display.
  • The phone has 13 MP camera and has 2 MP Secondary camera
  • The phone has 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM of internal memory.

Now only: AED1,049.00
As with the Pebble and the Sony Smartwatch 2, the Galaxy Gear's main use is to notify you of happenings on your phone. With text messages, you'll be able to receive and reply using S Voice but with emails and Twitter notifications, there's no preview. You'll only be told that you need to check your phone and deal with it there.

Been testing out a pet dinosaur just intime for Christmas.

Check out the new MacPro! VERY COOL!
The new Mac Pro is the most unusual desktop device yet to emerge from the Apple stable. Standing 9.9 inches high and wrapped in an aluminium enclosure, it is one-eight the volume of the previous generation Mac Pro machine.
The new computer features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at speeds up to 3.9 GHz, as well as two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the new Mac Pro’s predecessor.
PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional hard drives and, according to Apple, ECC DDR3 gives the new Mac up to 60Gbpx of memory bandwidth for seamlessly editing full-resolution 4k video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background.
The Mac Pro comes with six Thunderbolt 2 ports – each with up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per device – and can support up to 36 different peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.

Price and availability

From tomorrow, the Mac Pro is available with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at €3,099, including VAT (€2,519.51, excluding VAT); and with a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at €4,099, including VAT (€3,332.52 excluding VAT).
Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage.

Amazon experimenting with new delivery methods, saw this in 60 minutes, very cool

The power of LEGO!
Pneumatic Lego Turing Machine | MAKE

A must have I need one of these!
Big Rig Pedal Powered Desk Charges Your Laptop, Lets You Exercise While Working
The Big Rig is a large work desk and stationary bike combo that also happens to be a kinetic generator, producing power from your pedaling motions that you can use to charge gadgets, power laptops and electrocute yourself for whatever reason it might serve you.  Sure, you may laugh at someone who chooses to torture themselves with bicycling endlessly just to create trickles of power, but when the apocalypse happens and the power grid goes down, whoever owns one of [...]

Have not given the number of sensors around the home much thought
Plugging into the Power of Everyday Sensors | Experts' Corner | Big Think

One credit card to replace all other. Now got the funding.

What is this reason to do a home test?

Only on the usa but this could be a kick in the pants for other browsers. Use opera?

GetFitRadio December 17th

How is your gut and butt? Need to get in shape and keep in shape?

Well, Marcus Smith from joins me to help sort you out.

Here is our conversation from Engine Gym and let me tell you this is 100% honest and to the point.

DocTalk December 17

Do you have aches and pains or questions about what we read about medicine online or  on the wed this is the show for you, DocTalk on Nightline.

Here is who joins me each week and this is what we planned to talk about this week, we sort of got there.

The Podcast and the notes are below.

Dr Shereen Habib, Well Woman Clinic

Dr Sean Petherbridge Keith Nicholl Medical Centre

-chest pain in women
-common colds get ears checked

1. persistent nose bleading

2. how do we know if we have a thyroid problem

3. throat pain on one side what can I do?

4.upper part of my chest, near my underarm it feels as if my chest is heavy any idea?

5. are there any signs of early onset arthritus

6. have a persistent need to clear my throat any idea why and how to stop?

7. tetnus how often do we need an update

8. Anals of Internal Medicine says vitamin and mineral supplements have no benefit!

9. anti bacterial soaps etc could actually be a health risk

For the Record and the Dubai Night Planner

So, how connected are you to what is going on in Dubai?

Want to have a 1st hand idea of what is going on in lounges, restaurants and a few watering holes?

Stephanie Kaur joined me to help set you along the path.

You can find her full list of picks at

Want to have a listen to what we spoke about, click on the podcast below.

Let us know what you think.

CarTalk December 16

Another week of automobiles with the boys from

Here is the podcast pass it on and send in your car pick of the year, maybe the Yaris is not on the top of your list.

We are back ready to go in January.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DocTalk December 10

How often have you had a quick question for the doctor but can't get to the office or maybe you just don't understand what the doctors are saying?

We have help!

Dr Shereen Habib, Well Woman Clinic 
Dr Sean Petherbridge Keith Nicholl Medical Centre

The GetFit Radio Show Dec 10

Marcus Smith joins us from on a weekly basis to help sort out your fitness and here is another great show!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CarTalk Dec 9

Oh yea!

Here is what we planned to talk about.

The Yaris Sedan se+ 1.5l
-love it!
-amazing legroom in the back, can carry a full load of groceries.
-faux leather dash WOW
-needs cruise control and and sunroof
-great basic radio and sound
-nice look

-Toyota Corolla launch

You're buying a new car. Which one do you get? What is the benefit?
a) Rust proofing
b) Paint Protection
c) Tint
d) All of the above!

-thoughts on Terrano?

-Saab is back?

-2015 Mustang?

Of course we didn't make it there totally.

Grab a listen to the show and share your thoughts and automobile issues.

Dubai Night Planner Radio December 9

Well this is a lot of fun.

Have you checked out

Stephanie Kaur joined me in studio to help plan your week in Dubai and let me tell you there is a lot to do!

Give the show a listen and tell me what you think.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

TechTalk Dec 4

Here it is the only radio show that in the UAE 100% devoted to technology and all that goes with it, including the apps that maybe only 1/2 the popu,ation are interested in!

Check out our notes for the show.

And this is also a good collection of things we did not talk about.

APPs of the Day
For the women, how to get the perfect fitting bra and not the hassle of the fiting room!

prezzi for the ipad (fell in love with this again)

Toshiba Protege Z10t

4 out of 5
-the renault duster of ultrabooks (the look)
  • CPU
  • Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 3339Y (1.5GHz 2.3GHz (2 Cores, Turbo) 1333MHz FSB, 256 KB per core L2 cache, 3MB L3 cache)
  • Operating System
  • Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
  • Screen Size
  • 11.6" Widescreen In-Plane Switching technology (IPS) Full High Definition (1920 x 1080) with LED backlit resolution and Touchpanel (Capacitive)
  • Memory
  • 4GB (On Board) DDR3 1600
  • Storage
  • 256GB (SSD) mSATA
  • Graphics
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
  • usb3
  • micro hdm1
-little bit of tablet little bit of netbook call it an ultrabook
-love the touch screen
-happy with the speed and size
-worked like a charm

What I didn’t like
-had an issue with the @ key
-wish screen would bend back further
-a bit industrial
-mouse buttons on the top why?

Need this storage!

The old yullog reimagined!

very cool kickstarter project iphone controlled paper plane

new smart watch

Instagram account for StarWars and a cool selfie!

New Chrome OS camera, Google is integrating more!

Yota Phone

A windows tablet to love maybe?
This is a nice read.

Google is trying to hit all fronts digital to real!

Privacy as an anomaly! Vint cerf said it not me.

Transcribe in the cloud!

I am not sure what I think of Google Glasses but this is cool!

Toymail now this is cool and it is a Kickstarter project!