Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Nip and Tuck Call-in March 25, 2015

We asked the very simple question, do you think a little plastic surgery would make you more marketable?

Here is what we used to fuel the conversation.

UK stats



Here is some of what you had to say.

The Hollywoodification of society is horrific. Attaching or injecting synthetics into your body is so sad. Just be happy in the skin you're in, exerciseand eat healthy. Plastic people look silly to everybody but their plastic friends. Joel

How vain are these people? Shallow, superficial sad people. Matt

No one can deny the fact that looks and pleasing personality will certainly have an edge over the aesthetic have-nots, at least until the true inner self shows up. REUBEN.

I m a bold man my hair is gray and my nose nt small but I feel I m great and I dont need to  change and really nice looking coming from behaviour

The Full Podcast.

The ME Indie Jukebox March 25, 2015

When is in the house expect the unexpected.

This week we have kicking lineup of artists from across the Middle East to play out and a nice new live segment called, from the Empty Corner.

Yes the Empty Corner is found in the offices and they are inviting artists to come in, play a couple of tracks and tell their story.

Here is the lineup for this show.

Mashrou' Leila - 3 minutes - مشروع ليلى - ٣ دقائق 

Abbo - Radio 

Hello Psychaleppo-Beirut 

Z the People - El Far3i Don't Want Your Life - زين الناس مع الفرعي لا أريد حياتك-1

El Morabba3 - Ma Endak Khabar

Here it is the podcast.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GetFitRadio March 24, 2015

Zelda Higgins, the recreation coordinator at Zayed University joins me every week to help keep us fit and on track with our fitness plans.

Email Zelda at

We began the conversation with Mr. Higgins rocking his 80s wear!

We ended up tossing the condiments!

The full podcast!

The notes from the show with links!

-Mr. Higgins Update
-The kids any buy in?
-new in the gym

  1. Sugar any ideas on how to beat it?
  2. simple healthy kitchen cooking idea

  1. a 5 minute butt workout, really?
  1. Pilates why are we doing this type of exercise? Is it a fad?
  2. And it is all about the thighs! Slimming exercises?

6 ways to improve muscle strength!

stretches and exercise to help with digestion?

how to get a spouse to exercise!

The Scientific 7 minute workout using body weight

Do all these health apps work?

train to be a fitness instructor hints?

5 fitness pitfalls!

workout ideas

DocTalk March 24, 2015

The doctors are in the house and that means we have a whole waiting room of things to chat about!

So, who are the doctors?

Dr Shereen Habib, Well Woman Clinic

Dr Sean Petherbridge Keith Nicholl Medical Centre

We started with a chat about skin cancer.

And finished asking how we know what to do with skin things!

The full podcast.

Here is what we planned to speak about.

-emergency and catastrophe medicine management
-chicken pox

-nipple discharge
-Pink Caravan

-Angelina Jolie

-should you work when sick?

-is BMI still relevant

-iron deficiency

-hair loss

-is all fibre the same?

-tips on maintaining GI health

-what causes kidney infections

-what might a mass on the groin be, a blood clot?

-pneumonia? What is it and how to guard against.

-feeling underpaid causes stress!

thoughts on iron deficiency and this article

antibiotics in meat a big deal?

TechTalk March 23, 2015

It is that time of the week when the, and this week Jatin, joins me to get down to the bottom of what is going on in the world of tech!

We started with a look at your computer health!

And do you use the online butler?

The podcast in full!

The show notes and links!

p1. Apps

Playing with  Surface 3 Pro and liking it will review it for next week!

Money honey!

If you’re reading TechCrunch right now (you are, by the way), chances are you have at least heard of Meerkat. You may even be simultaneously hoping that you don’t have to fall prey to the new SXSW sweetheart before the trend of live broadcasting is over. But this is no Yo.
Sources familiar with the matter tell TechCrunch that Meerkat has closed on a $12 millionSeries B led by Greylock’s Josh Elman, with participation from other unknown angels. One source, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the deal valued Meerkat at $52 million post-investment. We’re also told that Greylock put in the majori

Remember Pinterest’s massive $200 million Series F round last year? They’re coming back for more — lots more.
According to a just-released filing, Pinterest is looking to raise over half a billion dollars — and it’s already over halfway there.
The company has already raised $367 million dollars in this latest round and they’re still open to raising another $211 million before they’re done.
If Pinterest sell its entire offering, this latest round (which would be Pinterest’s Series G) will come in at $577,916,906.

including the new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card.”

These are cool cars

Facebook update

Here are five important guidelines marketers need to know:
  • Nudity: Facebook will remove posts that show genitals, fully exposed buttocks and some photos of female breasts if the nipple is included. However, contrary to some ofFacebook's past behavior, photos of women engaged in breastfeeding or photos showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring are allowed. Various art forms that depict the female figure are also allowed.
  • Hate speech: Posts that attacks someone's race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, or serious disability or disease will be removed. Facebook does acknowledge that sometimes posts containing hate speech are shared to raise awareness, and in that case, it has encourages users to make the intent clear.
  • Bullying and harassment: Content that targets private individuals—which Facebook defines as "people who have neither gained news attention nor the interest of the public, by way of their actions or public profession"—with the intention of degrading or shaming them will be removed.  
  • Violence and graphic content: Images that are shared for sadistic pleasure or images that celebrate or glorify violence will be removed.
  • Self harm: Facebook bans content that champions suicide or any other type of self-injury like self-mutilation or eating disorders.

Microsoft fixes disk space suck up!
With Windows 10, Microsoft is belatedly addressing a storage crisis that has been years in the making.
In a blog post published today, Microsoft confirmed that it is actively working on reducing the disk footprint of Windows 10, leaving more space for data. The changes involve compressing Windows system files (an option that was added without explanation in Windows 10 Preview build 9879 and is available in the Disk Cleanup utility in current builds). It also plans a drastic redesign of the way recovery images work.
ms-space-savings-windows-10.pngMicrosoft's example space savings (in green) for 64-bit Windows 10In the example Microsoft used in today's blog post (accompanied by the pie chart shown here), the changes would cut the disk footprint for Windows system files by as much as 45 percent.

Google! Now

Google personal digital assistant is about to get a whole lot more powerful. Google Now—which recommends websites, keeps track of reminders and appointments and acts as every Android-user’s personal digital butler—will soon provide developers with an open API, product director Aparna Chennapragada told an audience at SXSW on Saturday.

Got to love Conan and the Apple Watch question!

If the biggest hurdle for Apple with the Apple Watch is getting people to once again wear a watch everyday, then persuading us to carry a pocket watch could be an even harder task, but that hasn’t put Conan O’Brien off. He has come up with the Apple Pocket Watch, which at less than half the price of the average Apple Watch, and all the functionality of an iPhone, could be quite a success.

Speck Monitor for indoor air quality

Facebook messenger payments will you use it?

Lolipop might get on body recognition to not lock screen when held!

If you're frustrated that your smartphone locks while it's still in your hands, Google may soon come to your rescue. A handful of Android Police readers report that their Lollipop-equipped phones' Smart Lock security now includes "on-body detection," a motion-sensitive feature that keeps your Android device unlocked so long as it's either in-hand or in your pocket. This isn't completely secure (a pickpocket could have a field day), but you don't have to worry about someone snooping on your personal info just because you left your handset on the table for a hot minute. Just when you'll get this option isn't certain, though. Google is slowly rolling out body detection to users through Google Play Services, not software updates, so you might not know it's available until you dig through the settings at the right time.

30 day battery life on a smart watch must be  Tag!

Tag Heuer's Android Wear device wasn't the only smartwatch at this year's Baselworld. Other devices were also shown and launched during the annual luxury watch fair in Switzerland, including the new Vector Watch. It's slated to come out in two different shapes -- Luna with a round face and Meridian with a rectangular one -- but the most intriguing thing its developers are promising is its 30-day battery life. Not 30 hours, but 30 days, though we'll bet the watch can't last that long if you use its features often. It can display your messages on screen, which you can dismiss with a flick of the wrist, and it works with IFTTT commands.

Whether you want to write out an heirloom recipe, pass cooking instructions to a friend or make an edible gift more meaningful by providing the ingredients and how-to, recipe cards are handy things to have around.
We found five fabulous designs from some talented (and generous) designers that are free to download and print out at home.

New Tesla a computer on wheels

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk may be overturning those conventions.

“We really designed the Model S to be a very sophisticated computer on wheels,” Musk said Thursday, while announcing software updates for his Model S. “Tesla is a software company as much as it is a hardware company. A huge part of what Tesla is, is a Silicon Valley software company. We view this the same as updating your phone or your laptop.”
Analysts agreed, saying Tesla is taking a design approach that looks at a vehicle as an electronic device rather than a machine. Cars will become platforms for apps that can change or improve their functions rather than having their performance frozen in place at the time of purchase.

With the safety functions, the car company is taking advantage of a suite of sensors already installed on the vehicles to create software that will trigger the brakes if the computers believe the car is about to have a collision. It will also offer a system that alerts drivers to whether there is a vehicle in a blind spot when they want to change lanes.
Musk said Tesla is testing an autopilot function that allows a driver to travel almost all the way from San Francisco to Seattle without the driver touching the wheel.
“It is technically capable of going from parking lot to parking lot, but we won’t be enabling that for users with this software sweep,” Musk said, adding that the auto steering system is not yet safe for the dense traffic of urban areas.
The rapid advances in robotic driving prompted a consumer group Thursday to issue a safety warning and ask the California Department of Motor Vehicles to resist pressure from automotive and technology companies to quickly write rules for self-driving cars.
“Safety issues are paramount, of course, but there are other substantial questions about privacy, data security and insurance that are also raised by driverless cars. The DMV regulations now being written governing the public use of autonomous vehicles should reflect these important questions as well,” Consumer Watchdog wrote in a letter to the state agency.
Consumer Watchdog said it was primarily targeting Google’s driverless car technology, which includes car-like transport pods that don’t include steering wheels or controls that would allow a human to take control of the vehicles. But the group also mentioned a host of safety concerns.
It said that heavy rain and snow could interfere with the sensors that govern the autopilot function. It questioned whether the sensors would be able to correctly read hand signals given by the human driver of another vehicle, or a policeman using only hand signals to direct traffic.

DIY Virtual Reality goggles

Crazy headphones
rha t10i

CarTalk March 23, 2015

The boys from join Nightline every week to talk cars and here they go again!

We start off with a HEMI poll!

Then we got to the must have MUSTANG!

The Podcast in full!

Here is what we set out to talk about!

Driving what?

Rolls did you get to this?
12 March 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
·      Inside Rolls-Royce’ live exhibition visits Dubai on global tour
·      First public exhibition in the marque’s history to open from 19-23 March at The Beach, JBR
Anticipation is building as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Inside Rolls-Royce exhibition makes its final preparations for the start of the tour in the Middle East. The marque’s first interactive public exhibition allows visitors to experience a multi-sensory journey through the company’s world-renowned engineering, design and craftsmanship, providing new levels of insight into the remarkable lengths required to create the world’s pinnacle super-luxury motor car.
Hosted for the first time in this region, the exhibition will open its doors to the public on Thursday 19 March, 4pm at The Beach, JBR and will run until Monday 23 March.  From Friday 20 March, the exhibition will be open daily, between 10am and 10pm.
Following recent successes in both London and Berlin, the exhibition will allow guests to sample Rolls-Royce’s consummate luxury and will showcase the enormous scope for individualisation afforded to every Rolls-Royce customer through the marque’s pinnacle Bespoke Design programme.  Guests will even be presented with the opportunity to commission their very own Bespoke Rolls-Royce via an iPad configurator.  
The exhibition will take place over eight rooms, each focusing on one key aspect in the creation of a Rolls-Royce motor car.  A room showcasing colour will bring Rolls-Royce’s palette of 44,000 paint hues to life through an innovative digital display, whilst the sheer beauty of the natural wood used in each motor car, sourced from all over the world, will be displayed in a tactile environment dedicated to the material. Expert craftspeople from the Home of Rolls-Royce, in Goodwood, England, will demonstrate the skills required to create the ‘Best Cars in the World.’
An exhibition highlight will see the Spirit of Ecstasy take centre stage, providing visitors with the opportunity to ‘become the spirit’, briefly transforming themselves into the iconic statuette that embellishes every Rolls-Royce motor car.  A video wall will capture and emulate the movements of each guest through motion-capture technology.
Further rooms will examine the illustrious marque’s renowned use of the finest leathers and the cutting-edge technology that adorns every Rolls-Royce motor car.  Finally, an area designed to inspire the future generation of automotive designers will be a showcased in a dedicated children’s room.
The experience can be brought to life on visitors’ smartphones and tablets using the Inside
Rolls-Royce app that has been specifically designed to accompany the exhibition, available to download from Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores.
Visitors can take part in the global conversation by posting about their experience on social media and hashtagging #InsideRollsRoyce.

New Speed cameras
Overtake on the hard shoulder and this camera will nab you in Dubai. You've been warned

Steve Saleen started modifying Ford Mustangs in 1984, and 31 years later, he unveils his crowning achievement. This is the Saleen 302 Black Label—the new range-topping Mustang in the longtime tuner and racer's vehicle lineup.
Saleen's new bodywork featuring multiple carbon-fiber components ensures that it won't be mistaken for a stock ponycar, and it adds over 1.5 inches in front and over 2 inches in back. The result is improved downforce. Underhood, a twin-screw blower ups the 5.0 V8's muscle to a whopping 730 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
Chassis upgrades consist of new Saleen springs, shocks, swaybars, and bushings. Saleen-designed 20-inch wheels are wrapped in 275/35R20 rubber up front and 275/40R20 in the rear. New 15-inch brake rotors add needed stopping power.

When Acura charged Michelle Christensen with designing the exterior of the 2016 Acura NSX—the resurrection of the game-changing supercar and the brand’s halo car—she turned her gaze to nature for inspiration. “When I was younger I drew people and animals and trees,” she says. “Even in car design, though it’s mechanical, you can draw from natural things. I’m always inspired by nature, architecture, and fashion.”
Early on, Christensen had the two prerequisites necessary to become a successful automotive designer: She loved cars and could do considerable damage with her favorite tool, the number 2 pencil. As a young girl in San Jose, California, Christensen worked on classic cars with her father. “Northern California has a heavy muscle-car and hot-rod culture. I grew up around muscle cars and hot rods.” She studied the bounty in her dad’s garage. “He was a Mopar guy,” she recalls. He cycled through a Plymouth GTX, a Dodge Super Bee, and a Dodge Dart. “When I was 11 or 12 he got into hot rods and he bought a ’32 roadster.” Christensen was immersed in the classic-car scene and found her personal favorite: “My favorite car is the ’67 Chevelle. It’s simple, beautiful, and timeless.”

Ford Focus RS

Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the all new Ford Focus RS provides drivers with thrilling performance and unbridled driving enjoyment. Featuring brand new technological performance advancements like the selectable drive modes: launch control and drift mode, the Ford Focus RS is a serious machine that sets new benchmarks for driving exhilaration. The engine is a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering in excess of 320 PS which allows for a smooth, but powerful ride. This brand new addition to the Focus line introduces a brand new era of Ford Performance. - See more at:

Is the civic getting gutsy?

The 2015 Civic Type R is Honda Motor Co.’s first turbocharged vehicle in awhile, but it turns out the hot hatchback is only the tip of the spear.
The brand is planning to build a wave of VTEC Turbo four-cylinders in 2015, some of which will come to the U.S. and all of which will be produced at the automaker’s plant in Anna, Ohio.
Automotive News reports that the next-generation, non-Type R Civic will equip one of those powerplants in the form of a 1.5-liter turbo. This mission here is fuel economy, not performance, but there will be advantages in power as well.
“Downsized turbocharging will be the base, even for the Civic,” said Yoshiharu Yamamoto, the brands R&D chief. The 1.5-liter will deliver the horsepower of a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine, he said, but with better torque and fuel economy.

Hyundai i10 such small tires!

Yaris hmmm do they get any respect?