Friday, February 17, 2017

The ME Indie JukeBox with Joshua Williams February 15, 2017

When it comes to great music in Dubai we are truly spoiled.

Joshua Williams joins the show weekly and this week it is all about the rising stars in the Dubai music scene.

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Kali McDermott and talk about her music at the ripe old age of 17.  Kali was on the stage at RedfestDXB and smashed it.

This is one of those shows you are going to listen to again and again.

Songs by Monteath, Millie Page, Judea, Jamil and Saffron Collins.

DocTalk with Dr. Jenna Burton February 15, 2017

Who doesn't have a medical question that they want to ask about to help get ready for that visit to the GP or specialist?

Dr. Jenna Burton joins us to answer your medical questions.

This week Dr. Jenna has brought a friend the local celebrity doctor George John to answer all your sport injury questions.

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TechTalk with February 14, 2017

So, when it comes to technology, gadgets and tech issues or news who do you turn to?

Jatin Mava joined the show to talk about the tech he was thinking about and as usual there was a great conversation along the way.

The Bose SoundSport ear buds were on the agenda to speak about and a whole bunch more.

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Here are the show notes and links.

Bose Soundsport Wireless sport Headphones.

Comfort and sweat proof
-6hr battery life (2hrs to full charge)-hmmm why not faster and longer?

-the open design allows you to hear what is going on around you, good for sports, running...

-from the unboxing to the 1st use these are a very classy product.
-The app is fantastic and through a simple visual explained how to get the earbuds in properly.
-they sit in the ear not deep in at the outer edge and there is a little lock with a rubber hook to hold it in place.
-the app is great and the 1st thing it does is ask you to name the product or it will generate a name, Lonesome sundown is what I got.
Software update and boom we are in business.

-what I love about these headphones is they do stick out a bit so they are noticable and they are crazy comfortable

-what are others saying, best sport headphones on the market, really!

-cool feature you can stream to another friends headphones if they are bose!

You got the drone!

-Passenger drones in Dubai?

Cool idea for pushing digital content

FB and record labels!

FB popup posts

  1. The smart baseball
Each aspect of Strike is designed to better understand a pitch so players know what needs to be worked on. When the smart baseball is through, it records five different measurements. Using an algorithm to track the ball’s path, it instantly generates a 3D representation of its trajectory. Other measurements like spin rate, velocity, and rotation axis allow the pitcher to better understand their strengths and weaknesses with different types of pitches. For accuracy, Strike is able to detect where the ball would hit within the standard strike zone.
By connecting the baseball to the mobile app, players can view their performance in an easy-to-read chart. Coaches and scouts also have more ways to keep track of a pitcher’s progression. Built-in achievements also serve as motivation for improvement.

3. Blackberry sale! 2 phones will you buy one?

4. VR and Google this is cool
Google announced that its Chrome browser now supports virtual reality films, games, and other experiences. People can view virtual reality content in the Chrome app on Daydream-ready Android devices. Megan Lindsay, Chrome’s product manager said it’s now “as easy to step inside Air Force One as it is to access your favorite webpage.” Adding WebVR to Chrome will be an important step in giving VR creators a larger platform to showcase their designs… (Read more on Google Blog)
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5. More additions to google maps a foursquare type list!
You can now create Spotify-like "playlists" of your favorite local spots on Google Maps that your friends can share and follow. The feature, which Google recently rolled out to Local Guide users, lets you create "Favorites," "Starred Places," "Want to Go" and your own custom lists. The idea is to "start flexing your local knowledge muscles," Google said, and benefit from the inside info of other folks by following their lists.
The feature is very similar to those on Foursquare, right down to the nearly identical icons, showing that Facebook isn't the only company willing to copy a smaller competitor. Once it rolls out to your area (I don't have it in France yet and I'm a Local Guide), you just find a restaurant or other place in Maps and hit the "save" icon. That'll let you add it to one of the above lists or a new one you create like "Favorite Pho Spots" or "Best Veggie Burgers."

6.range extenders this is a good deal!

7. Samsung making OLED screens for Apple!

8. YouTube kids!
YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company announced today. The four new shows are a part of the YouTube Red subscription service, and were created with the kids’ app in mind. This is also the first time that YouTube Red has invested in creators who are making original shows designed for family audiences, says YouTube.
The series come from established creators, including DanTDM , Joe and Cody of TheAtlanticCraft, tween music act L2M, and Fruit Ninja. The shows will launch this spring on the service, while others are in development for premieres throughout the year.
Now two years old, YouTube Kids aims to offer a safer alternative to YouTube’s larger video network. Until its arrival, many parents were hesitant to allow their children to use YouTube, or were constantly struggling with their kids happening upon inappropriate or adult content on the site.
While far from perfect, YouTube Kids has become a better starting point for parents looking to control kids’ YouTube experience, thanks to the app’s kid-friendly user interface, curated selection of programming, and parental controls that let you do things like disable the search function.
YouTube Red’s subscription service expanded to include YouTube Kids last August, offering an ad-free experience on the kids app along with all of Red’s other key features, like offline access and background play, for example.
YouTube says that its kids app has seen over 30 billion views to date and now has over 8 million weekly active viewers. The app had originally focused more on videos that appealed to younger children, like singalongs and Sesame Street, but today also includes those that extend up the age spectrum, like science videos, magic tricks, and more.
With the launch of the new original programming, it seems that YouTube Kids will continue its expansion beyond the preschool crowd and up into the tweens.The slate of programming isn’t all cartoons, nor toddler-focused fare. One show called “Hyperlinked,” for example, stars music act L2M and tells a story of five girls who come together to create their own website for girls.
The other programs include “Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force,” “The Kings of Atlantis,” and “DanTDM Creates a Big Scene.”
Alongside the news of the new series, YouTube Kids will also soon arrive on smart TVs, including LG and Samsung TVs, says YouTube.
9. Use of AI!

CarClinic with February 14, 2017

OK, where do you turn when you need some good honest advice on keeping your car running in tiptop form?

A good mechanic is hard to find and good advice even harder and that is where Glenn Power fits in.

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You have questions and Glenn has the answers.

Here is a look at the show notes/questions.

-do mechanics in Dubai need government approval/licensing?
-can a car run without a catalytic converter
-where can I get my car converted to natural gas as a fuel
-can I trust the guys who you call to do your car windshield are they using acceptable parts?
-is it a big job to install supports rings for a booster seat?
-can I get a regular toyota fortuner equipped with air shocks?

  1. How often should the air filter be changed as opposed to just blowing it out as they guys do at the quick oil change?
  2. I know you must have answered this but what is the deal with the injector cleaner the guys at the pumps want to sell do I need it?

GetFitRadio with Innerfight February 13, 2017

Does anyone not have a fitness related question?

Well, once a week Marcus Smith from joins the show to answer all your questions.

With the show notes loaded and your questions sent to us via sms, 4001, or email or we are locked and loaded!

Here are the show notes.

Men’s Health Transformation Challenge, Stu, David Durant week 3 workout 1, feeling good!

-Bone broth
-flax powder in a bit of yogurt let sit and boom a tasty snack
-Smith Street Paleo and Uber Eats and Deliveroo, tell me about that

  1. Q is there any way to mitigate DOMF?
  2. Q is it possible to over exercise?
  3. Q trying to lose the love handles what kind of workout would you suggest 40 minutes 3X a week is doable I am 20KG overweight and 45, make
  4. Q. seeing a lot of before and after pics, even on innerfight, do they make a difference for people sticking to their goals?
  5. Why does my back hurt when doing situps I need to strengthen the core so what can I do?
  6. Do we need to practice better breathing for better fitness success?
  7. Optimum # of calories we should be eating to stay healthy?
  8. Thoughts on the body type myths advice..
  9. Tips for building muscle
  10. Thoughts  max heartrate and age
  11. Thoughts on partner exercise classes
  12. Thoughts on napping?

Exercises to prevent neck and shoulder pain
Beginner: Wall Scapular Push-Up
Place your hands on a wall in front of you with fully extended arms. Engage your core, and keep your body and arms straight as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. (During this action, the shoulder blades draw together toward the midline of your back, and your chest moves a few inches closer to the wall.) Then, press into the hands as you draw the shoulder blades apart, and slightly round out the upper back. This is a slow and controlled movement. Hold the retracted position—with the shoulder blades drawing together—for 2 or 3 seconds. Perform 10 reps.

Intermediate: Scapular Push-Up on the Knees
Begin on all fours with your hands directly underneath your shoulders. Keeping arms straight, squeeze shoulder blades together toward the center of your back, and hold for 2 or 3 seconds. Do your best to keep the core engaged and back flat. Then press the upper back toward the ceiling as you return to the starting position.

Advanced: High Plank Scapular Push-Up
Begin in a high plank position with straight arms and hands directly underneath your shoulders. Draw the shoulder blades together on your back. Notice your chest drop toward the floor a few inches, and draw both sides of your navel in toward your spine. Hold for 2 or 3 seconds. Then press into your hands as you lift back up to the starting position.

CarTalk with MotoringME.COM February 13, 2017

Our week starts with an informative and entertaining conversation about the latest automotive news with the roving reporters from

This week we had all sorts of things to talk about and of course a healthy dose of SMS messages kept us busy.

The show notes.

Lexus LX
Grand Charokee trailhawk

-Renault has some great deals
-Lets talk Volkswagon
It's official: Volkswagen became the world's best-selling automaker in 2016, toppling king-of-the-hill Toyota by more than 150,000 vehicles worldwide.
If anything, analysts suggested, the German maker's lead would have been even larger were it not for VW's ongoing diesel emissions scandal. Demand in the key U.S. market took a double-digit dip last year, but the "people's car" company still managed to deliver a 3.8 percent global increase.

-Vans! We need more vans! (Volks, GM, Dodge)
-What did you learn from Elon Musk?
-The camero really is the best muscle car from the US
-Hyundai and self driving cars?
-Ford Expedition is NEW

-Rav 4 goes rugged

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

The ME Indie Jukebox February 8, 2017

Joshua Williams joins us from RecordProRecords to walk us through 10 years of making music in the UAE.

This show has 4 mashups of tunes Josh has worked on and 4 tunes that help to punctuate his 10 years in Dubai.

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DocTalk February 8, 2017

And here we go with DocTalk 2.0.

It has been a while since this show was on Nightline but it is back with Dr. Jenna Burton answering your questions.

Who is Dr. Jenna?

Dr Jenna Burton completed a medical degree from the University of Manchester and has 11 years of healthcare experience. During her medical career, she became passionate about public health and promoting healthcare to the general population. Having worked as a medical doctor, writer and presenter for various hospitals, magazines, websites and television companies within the UK, Australia and the UAE, Dr Jenna is working towards her Health Policy MSc whilst continuing to develop further in to healthcare leadership and consulting.

This is the show where we talk about what is on your mind about the medical world!

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Here is a look at what we talked about.

Smoking was the trigger for the evening conversation.

-colds that are producing nice green Phlegm, thoughts on what to do to get relief? How long before a person should head to the doctorGreen Phlegm usually signifies bacterial infection as they contain neutrophils (a type of white blood cell.) Leucocytes attack viruses and usually yellow in colour.Once goes green - if also have fever, would head to the doc for a check up.

TechTalk February 7, 2017

This show could also be called 2 guys talking tech.

Andrew Thomas from drops into the studio and we have a conversation about the latest and greatest going on in the tech world!

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Here are the show notes and links!

Uber hires vetran nasa


Apple Battey

TESLA in the UAE will it bring TECH R&D?

Works best with iTouch to control zoom!

Tucked away in the settings are tools to enable or disable mute, the flash, stabilize the image, reverse, pick the music, and more. The music tracks are originals created by musicians on the team, and are ideal for the video parodies this app will likely produce.
Bergeron says the app is meant to help fill a void on the market, where there are today too many apps focused on “pro-sumer” photography. OOO is not a professional tool, it’s a toy.
Future releases will include more music and zoom controls, including noise-controlled zoom. But for the time being, OOO is a free download on the iTunes App Store.

One of Snapchat’s more clever ideas was not its disappearing messages, but that the smartphone camera should be a toy. Along those same lines, but on a lesser scale, a new app called OOO is meant to be a fun, little camera toy that lets you play with your video. Instead of trying to help you craft the “perfect” shot, the app lets you rapidly zoom in and out on as quickly or as slowly as you want with just a press of a finger, while you set your mini movie to one of the half-dozen music tracks included with the app.
The end result, explains OOO’s co-creator Brett Bergeron, is something that feels more like a music video.
The app comes across as a bit stupid or silly, but Bergeron insists there’s more going on under the hood, like camera stabilization, audio management that adjusts to whether you’re wearing headphones, AirPods, the regular mic, or if you have hardware mute enabled. And the app uses 3D Touch, which lets you press hard to more rapidly zoom your shot. Its single purpose is to make a certain kind of video, and it’s easier to do this kind of crazy zooming in the app instead of in iOS’s own camera.
OOO – whose name “OOO” is supposed to be “Zooom” minus the “Z” and “M,” and not “out of office,” as you’d think – comes from Brooklyn-based This Also, a design studio Bergeron and Brian Baker set up after leaving Google Creative Lab where they previously worked as designers.
The studio’s clients include startups, Google, Xbox, and Spotify. Most notably, they worked on Google Identity and a redesign of the Google App for iOS.

VR ok what about AR?

Artist and comic creator Sutu, aka Stu Campbell, explored the use of AR as a storytelling tool in his 2014 comic "Modern Polaxis."
Now he's taking the technology he and his business partner Lukasz Karluk developed even further, exploring its use as a tool for artistic expression.
His latest project is called Prosthetic Reality, an art book that features the work of 45 artists from around the world. Each artwork, when viewed through the free EyeJack app for iOS and Android, comes to vivid life, with a colourful animation and soundscape that reveals a deeper meaning.

"The title for the book came from the idea of giving our reality an appendage in the digital form, in this case, transforming a physical printed artwork with a new layer of animated digital art that transforms the meaning and adds something more," Campbell explained in an email.
"I encouraged the artists to explore the possibilities of AR art in their own style. The result is a diverse collection of AR art ranging from hand drawn illustrations to technical 3D animations to powerful political narrative, all of which beautifully showcases the potential of the medium."

Lenovo VR workstation!

Ai coming as we try to figure out how to use it

Google and custom clothing
Google and H&M's Ivyrevel label are working on a Coded Couture app that uses Android's passive sensing abilities (the Awareness API) to design a dress around your activities. Grant the app permission and it'll generate business, gala and party dresses based on your favorite places, your fitness routine and even the typical weather -- in a sense, you really are wearing your heart on your sleeve. The only requirement is that you keep your phone with you.

Super battery!
The lithium-ion battery in your phone might look like a solid chunk of energy-producing plastic at first glance, but if you were to bust it open and take a closer look, you'd see there's also some liquid inside. That's because most lithium-ion batteries are composed of multiple parts: two solid electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte.
Now, MIT researchers believe they have taken the first steps forward in the development of all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries, according to new research published in Advanced Energy Materials. In non-nerd speak, that basically means batteries that could store more energy—meaning less trips to a power outlet.

The Nintendo Switch isn’t exactly coming out of the gate with the strongest launch lineup of games. Aside from the obvious heavy hitter The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the mini-game collection 1-2 Switch, the majority of the games releasing alongside the system are ports from other consoles, but Nintendo doesn’t believe this should concern fans.
Speaking at an investors’ meeting, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima admitted that critics have been unimpressed with the game’s limited launch titles.
“Some of those who have seen this lineup have expressed the opinion that the launch lineup is weak,” Kimishima said. “Our thinking in arranging the 2017 software lineup is that it is important to continue to provided new titles regularly without long gaps. This encourages to continue actively playing the system, maintains buzz, and continued sales momentum for the Switch.”

If you're looking for a quick, easy, and affordable way to protect your Google account, Facebook, GitHub, Dropbox, Salesforce admin account (and much more), or looking for a way to harden your Mac or Windows login credentials, then you need to take a look at YubiKey.

OK, first off, what is YubiKey?
YubiKey is a small authentication key manufactured by Yubico that can be used to securing access to a wide range of applications, including remote access and VPN, password managers, computer login, FIDO U2F login (Gmail, GitHub, Dropbox, etc.) content management systems, popular online services, and much more.

Omega 2

The Omega 2 from Onion Corporation comes with built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and on-board flash storage - all for $5!
The board runs a custom Linux distro that's based on OpenWrt but you can also choose to run FreeBSD.
The modular nature of the Omega 2 means that you can easily add features such as Bluetooth or GPS to suit your needs.

Wearable electronic devices today are, for the most part, toys for narcissists.
Think about it: Fitbit is great at gathering data about your own body, Snap Spectacles captures the world through your own eyes, and even the Apple Watch offers an inwardly focused information stream. What if, instead, wearables were made to listen and help communicate to the world around you?
That's the goal behind a wave of interesting projects, including one announced this week by a group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and an ongoing project from a Houston startup. Both have created wearables that not only gather sound but communicate with the wearer using tactile or haptic feedback that doesn't require a visual display. This could open a world of new use cases for wearable devices.

Facebook is fines for vr
The virtual reality headset maker that Facebook Inc. bought in 2014 for US$2 billion used stolen technology, a jury said in awarding US$500 million damages to ZeniMax Media Inc.
Jurors in Dallas federal court on Wednesday sided with ZeniMax in its trade-secrets case over the Oculus Rift, the device that has put the social media giant at the forefront of the virtual reality boom.
The verdict is a rebuke of Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who isn’t a defendant but who told jurors in his first-ever courtroom testimony that it was important for him to be there because the claims by ZeniMax Media Inc. were “false.”

Tapping the nostalgia and cool market
Hutch, a video games developer, has raised $5.5m in a round co-led by Index Ventures and Backed VC.
Founded in 2011, the Silicon Roundabout-based firm, which is mostly known for the success of its recently-launched Hot Wheels game, creates gaming apps for iOS and Android devices.
Shaun Rutland, CEO of Hutch, commented: “We founded Hutch on a long term vision that racing on mobile devices had enormous category potential. We’re now firing on all-cylinders, with incredible talent, technology and IP.
“This investment is testimony to that and will allow us to accelerate our ambitions, whilst also creating a company with strong values and a culture that empowers our people to create leading-edge mobile games,” he added.
Hutch also announced that its Hot Wheels: Race Off game has attracted over 14 million players since its launch just before Christmas.
Rutland continued: “We are delighted to have found partners that share our vision in Index Ventures and Backed VC, and we look forward to working together.”

Snapseed launched back in 2011 and for many smartphone-camera enthusiasts is the go-to app for knocking images into shape.
The app’s first update of 2017 landed on Tuesday, bringing with it a useful “Curves” tool for iPhone users that offers quick and precise adjustments to elements such as brightness, contrast, and color.
Anyone who’s used more advanced photo-editing software on their PC will already be familiar with Curves, though it’s likely that casual smartphone photographers will be seeing it for the first time with Snapseed’s update. While editing apps already offer a slew of ways to make adjustments, Curves is a fast and powerful way to transform your images that doesn’t take long to feel at ease with.


Tap anywhere on the line to create an anchor point, and then drag it around to change the look of your photo. Tap multiple times to create multiple anchor points along the line, and move each one to make image adjustments, minor or major. You’ll soon start to see how different movements lead to different kinds of changes.
If you’re looking for ideas, try creating an anchor point close to the top of the line and another close to the bottom. Next, use the two points to create an S shape and see how the image starts to pop according to how pronounced you make the shape.
Alternatively, when you open the image, you can swipe through a large number of presets at the bottom of the display that show the anchor points for each one.
When you’re done, simply hit the check mark bottom right.

Bluetooth trackers are a godsend for forgetful people, but they have their limitations. If you’re out of range, there’s no other way to find the tagged object unless you want to walk around with the app and find it yourself and hope your phone detects the tag’s signal.
Ping has an idea, and it’s arguably one of those “why hasn’t this been done before?” moments. Instead of just Bluetooth, Ping’s tag also connects to GPS and cellular — meaning whether you’re 30 feet or 3,000 miles away, you’ll know exactly where you left that forgotten item.