This is our Origin Story.
When I was a student at the University of Iowa, my dad messaged me one day while I was in class. In the spirit of full disclosure, it was a rather boring lecture, and I responded instantly. After laughing about my lack of attention span for a while, the two of us began wondering just how many students broke their concentration at the drop of a hat whenever their phones buzzed with a notification. I looked around the class, and noticed that this was actually a problem. And in that ECON 2010 lecture that day, Lock&Stock was born.
As with every time he repeats this anecdote, he ends with a chuckle.
This is how Craig Fernandes, co-founder and CEO, describes the origins of Lock&Stock. Together with his dad, co-founder and COO Ian Fernandes, Craig set out on a mission to keep the UAE’s students off their phones. To do this, the duo decided to tie the concept of staying offline to student discounts, knowing that students were by their very nature a price sensitive audience.
The mission at the heart of our young company is a staggering one. According to studies, nearly a quarter of students actively use their phones during class, and about two thirds claim to have an addiction to the rectangular shaped devices that reside in their pockets. Yes, contrary to popular opinion, nomophobia truly does exist.
After months of endless planning, client meetings and tech development, Lock&Stock finally launched in the UAE on September 24th, 2017 on the App Store and Play Store with 24 partner brands and 39 offers. With the addition of two key members to the core team, Mustafa Ahmed, who joined as Lock&Stock’s Chief Design Officer, and Hussain Aliasgar, who took over the marketing reins, we were able to close out 2017 with a little over three thousand registered students and close to one hundred partner brands.
And we never looked back. Since the turn of the year, Lock&Stock has more than quadrupled in student registrations, and now boasts over two hundred brands listed on its marketing portal (at the time of writing). Among our partners are some of the UAE’s most beloved brands, such as Vox Cinemas, Novo Cinemas, Forever 21, Charley’s Philly Steaks and Nando’s, as well as online behemoths Zomato, Careem and Talabat.
To date, Lock&Stock has accounted for more than 20 years of total time spent offline.
We promise to never stop innovating, so that students across the United Arab Emirates have as strong an incentive as possible to keep their phones at bay when in the classroom.
In May 2018, Lock&Stock debuted its job portal, which allows students to use their rewards to apply for available jobs and internships.
NOKIA is a popular trademark companies that introducing Varity of products to their million happy customers’. On that line it introduced its new device named as’ UNKNOWN HEART’ which spotted on the new geek bench result. The name of the device itself is very unique which result with high attention by the consumers.
Roland Quandt Tweets that three Nokia Smartphone’s is going to named as “UNKNOWN HEART” which have been unveil in geek bench listing. Nokia’s forthcoming flagship devices designate as NOKIA9 could be mechanized by an Octa-core Snapdragon 835 device platform hooked up with 4 GB RAM is different from NOKIA8. And also it is featured with 5.5 inches display with QHD screen that could run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Further, the Nokia 9 scored 1815 in single-core test and in multi-core test it received 6278.
It’s equally important that the high amount of RAM in this device is showing that Nokia is targeting an Asian market which is going to give a heavy competition to other marketers in 2017. And also that everyone should note Nokia 9 underwent with one more test for its other model which contains 4 GB of RAM. This means without any delay Nokia aims to market their product in western countries like North and South America with its 4GB pattern.
As far as the non-removable batteries was composed with 3800 mAh. The Nokia9 having the internal storage capacity of 64 GB without expandable storage. And also the dual-13MP camera setup, which has 22-megapixal back camera and 12- megapixel front camera without any flashlight. At the same time it has the stranded Wi-Fi connectivity supported with 802.11b/g/n/ac. It is also having features like GPS, Bluetooth with single SIM model.
Many rumours came before they introduce this newly device. As per the previous reports and rumours the Nokia 9 standard price was starts with 700$ in the United States and expected price of 750 euro in European countries.
It’s damn sure that people are going to run toward the shop to experience this phone at least once in their lifetime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a world where people are busier than they’ve ever been, keeping track of all the credit cards you may have can be rather inconvenient. And if you’ve ever found yourself fishing through your wallet for a specific card, or digging through your bag at the cash register of the grocery store with a long line behind you, you know just how frustrating locating this simple piece of plastic can sometimes be. Fortunately, new technology is making the process of using and managing your credit cards faster, easier, and more satisfying. Here are three time-saving credit card technologies to lower your stress levels.
India is becoming a bigger, more important market every day, and now it's getting its own trade show from the brains behind Mobile World Congress.
It’s hard enough being tied to your cell phone without having to worry about getting the “Low Battery Icon of Death” right in the middle of an important task – and charging up via wall outlets takes forever. Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California has invented a device that could wipe away battery bothers with a supercapacitor that can charge your phone in 20 seconds. Her research won her a $50,000 prize in