HI-TECH NEWS

As usual in the end of each month we post a list of the most noticeable technology company acquisitions.
The first day of March was rich in M&As. The first name of the company is those who acquired and the second one is who was acquired correspondingly. Let’s start with e-Zest Solutions.

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10-year partnership of Apple with Red, an organization that aims to fight against Aids led to release of a new spectacular red iPhone 7. While Apple has already offered special red cases for the iPhone earlier, this is the first time the handset is available in red itself. 

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An e-commerce marketplace Souq.com headquartered in Dubai, which was already commonly described as “the Amazon of the Middle East” has been recently acquired by Amazon. The retailer employs more than 3,000 people and sells over 400,000 products, from clothes and perfumes to notebooks and televisions to neighboring Middle Eastern countries such as Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt. The well-established player has over 23 million online visits per month.

One of the most successful start-up billionaires and the founder of broadcast.com Mark Cuban once said “Sweat equity is the best start-up capital”. It’s difficult not to agree with him. The greatness of business is not always determined by funding it gets. In most cases the idea is a key to success.

Here is the list of 8 most remarkable and trending start-ups throughout UAE.

Just a week after the leading broadcast, satellite and digital media event CABSAT 2017 Dubai World Trade Centre will open its doors for another remarkable exhibition named GITEX Shopper. The region’s biggest consumer electronics event that takes place twice a year will as usual gather top retailers and world class brands of IT, consumer electronics, leisure & lifestyle, office automation, gaming & entertainment, domestic appliances and home. Past exhibitors included leading brands and power retailers such as Acer, Bose, Canon, HP, Hisense, Huawei, Jumbo, Lenovo, Nikon, Obi, One Mobile, Oppo, Plug Ins, Samsung, Toshiba and much more.

The leading professional content entertainment event in the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian region will be held in Dubai World Trade Centre on 21st-23rd March. CABSAT exhibition is a massive event that will connect the region’s top broadcasters, software developers, production houses and studios, animation houses, content owners and creators, systems integrators and distribution channels. A full list of confirmed exhibitors is already available on the official web-site of the event. Participants registered for the show will be eligible to access the meeting program.

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Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has recently acquired software assets and intellectual property from California based Pebble Technology Corp. First launched in 2012 on Kickstarter and gained fame for being a wildly successful crowdfunded project, Pebble produced utilitarian smartwatches, with their “e-paper” displays and relatively long battery life. They say the deal makes obvious that Fitbit is going to totally immerse into the smartwatch market, extend its leadership position in the wearables category and compete with Apple smartwatches.

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You can’t stop gazing at the luminous full moon—you need to share this with Instagram. So you pull out your phone, aim at the heavens, and capture...a fuzzy white blob. The firmament is one of the hardest targets to snap on a phone. Why? A smartphone’s camera lens is wide, and it automatically sets the exposure to capture the dark sky instead of the bright objects in it. To up your phone game, try adding some additional technology. These tips will help you photograph celestial bodies near and far.

Shoot the Moon

Before you adjust the settings on your phone, fix the setting around it. Go to a dark area to avoid light pollution, clean the camera lens with a soft cloth to remove any smudges that might produce a glow effect, and use a tripod and a remote trigger to stabilize the phone. (Did you know you can use your headphone remote to take a photo?) On an iPhone, focus on the moon by tapping on it, and then swipe down to reduce brightness.

Trace Star Trails

As Earth spins on its axis, the stars overhead appear to move in curves. The paths they follow are called star trails. Apps that let you customize your camera settings can take long exposures that will reveal them. The NightCap Pro app is particularly easy to set up because it has “star trails” as a preset mode. As you do for moon photos, minimize light pollution, keep the lens clean, and stabilize the camera.

Capture a Planet

To nab bright planets such as Saturn and Jupiter, snap them on the eyepiece of a telescope and reveal details with stacking software. First, use an app like ProShot or Manual to take multiple photos in RAW format. Then combine the images with a computer program such as Deep Sky Stacker. This works best if you have a mount that holds your smartphone to the scope. Or hack one together with wood, a hose clamp, and some rubber bands.

 

With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" anywhere, anytime.

After he heard about the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid game machine that works as both a console at home and a tablet on the go, Hussey ordered one in January even though it wouldn't arrive until Friday, whenNintendo's latest game machine debuts.

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Porsche has unveiled a new variant of the second-generation Panamera named Sport Turismo. At least five years in the making, the Sport Turismo is the German brand’s very first station wagon.