Monthly Archives: July 2015

Samsung Electronics Unveils Multi-function Printer Series

Samsung Electronics announced its new Xpress C430 and C480 series of color printers and multi-function printers. The series include C430/430W single-function color printers, C480/480W multi-function printers that can print, copy, and scan, and C480FN/C480FW 4-in-1 MFPs with additional faxing capability….

Project Soli: Next-Gen Gesture Sensing Technology from Google

With Project Soli, Google has developed a new gesture-tracking technology which could potentially revolutionize the way we interact with everyday devices. Instead of a physical button, gamepad, or touchscreen, the radar-enabled chip that Google has developed allows simple hand movements…

Sky Software Powers Burgu Arjaan & Tango Arjaan

Sky Software is excited to announce the successful implementations of its hospitality solutions at BurguArjaan and Tango Arjaan by Rotana in Istanbul Turkey. The projects are the first implementations for Sky Software to take place in Istanbul. BurguArjaan and Tango…

refugee crisis

Wasted Youth

Jordan’s economy might be improving, but youth unemployment remains a pressing challenge. By Khalid W. Wazani Every six months, the World Bank publishes the Jordan Economic Monitor. The wide-ranging report provides a snapshot of how the Kingdom’s economy is performing…

Jordan Expected to Issue Debut Sukuk

Jordan said last month it was going to issue its first ever sovereign sukuk, or sharia-compliant bonds, soon. The long anticipated issuance is expected to rake in some JD400 million to finance real estate projects, a source familiar with the topic…

Audi RS6 Avant: Supercar Station Wagon

The Audi RS6 is a family work horse bred for speed. By Ghaith Madadha The go-to brand for high performance premium station wagons—or Avant in Audi-speak— Audi was an early proponent and trendsetter with the 1983-91 200 Quattro Avant and 1994-95…

Venture Explains: Mobile Number Portability

What is it? Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is the ability to keep your mobile phone number when switching from one telecom operator to another. Why does it matter? MNP is particularly important for business users, many of whom find value…

Coffee Kicks

There are now more ways than ever to get your daily dose of caffeine. Here are four excellent coffee machines that will have you whipping up barista grade espressos in no time. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Nespresso Pixie Nespresso machines…

Orange Launches Dual-Screen YotaPhone 2

Last month marked the release of the Russian-made YotaPhone 2 in the Jordanian smartphone market, with Orange selected as the exclusive provider of the dual-screen handset. The launch of the 4G-enabled YotaPhone 2 “demonstrates our continued efforts to provide our…

BMW Launches i8 and i3 Electric Cars

BMW’s Jordanian distributor Abu Khader Automotive launched the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar in Jordan last month along with the i3, the first all-electric vehicle to be commercially available in the Kingdom. The i3 is a zero-emission, four-seat hatchback made from…