Category: Technology

Khutoutna App: An Alternative Way to Navigate Amman

Ma’an Nasel, the public transport campaign group that I helped found, recently launched its own app. It has a feature that allows users to enter starting and ending points in Amman to obtain public transport routes they can take to…

Towards a Cashless Economy

It’s clear the emerging cashless society is a goal being pursued by governments for more electronic control and overall efficiency, by consumers for more convenience, and by businesses for quicker payments and higher profits. Australian authorities have announced the country…

Books are Back

After being written off as just another victim of the digital media revolution, it is both surprising and heartening to see physical books sales thriving again. By Zeid Nasser After all these years of digital proliferation, which saw a big…

The Gender Gap

Despite all the initiatives and grand plans of recent years, the number of women in tech is falling. The global percentage of women working in technology-related professions is actually lower today than it was two years ago. It’s quite disappointing…

AI: Speaking Up

All the big names in tech are betting big on AI voice assistants. But who will come out on top? By Zeid Nasser Thanks to the early success of household devices like Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo, and the higher than expected…

Online Security and Staying Safe

The tumultuous events of last year prove we need to be more vigilant about online security than ever before. By Zeid Nasser The United States accused Russia of hacking its presidential elections. Yahoo admitted 1 billion user accounts had been…

Tech Threat

How worried should we be about the recent cyber attack that took down some of America’s most popular websites? By Zeid Nasser The Internet attack began at around 7am Eastern Time in the United States, just as people there were waking…

Going Underground

A metro system for Amman? With the proper planning, the idea might not be as outlandish as you think. On a few occasions this year, Amman’s mayor Akel Biltaji has expressed enthusiasm for an ambitious plan to construct a metro…

Who Won the Smartphone Wars?

With the global smartphone market now close to peaking, it’s clear to see who the winners and losers are in this closely-fought segment. By Zeid Nasser After years of battle, some tech watchers have declared the smartphone wars over. The…

Game Over for Online Extremism?

As well as steadily losing territory in the real world, ISIS is also finding it increasingly hard to retain control of its digital domain across social networks and messenger apps. By Zeid Nasser Social media platforms continue to play a…