Category: Technology

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…

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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…

The Internet’s Underbelly

The Dark Web is rife with shady dealings, anonymous communications, and illicit material. Enter it at your peril. We seem to be hearing more and more about the Dark Web. But how many of us know what it actually is?…

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Regulating Ride-Hailing

The government’s recent crackdown on ride-hailing apps like Uber and Careem is short-sighted and represents a losing battle. A process of planned integration should be developed, in which new services are legalized, existing operators are protected, and the sector’s competitiveness is…

Light Speed Internet

Cast off those buffering blues, household light bulbs could soon be used to transmit Internet speeds that are 100 times faster than standard Wi-Fi. Li-Fi, which is short for light fidelity, is a mind-bending bit of technology that is widely…

Banging on Apple’s Backdoor

Apple’s tussle with the FBI over its refusal to create a ‘backdoor’ into a terror suspect’s encrypted iPhone has ramifications for us all. By Zeid Nasser It’s been described as a historic tussle that will determine the future of data…

Beyond the PC and Tablet

After yet another year of falling sales, it now seems certain that PCs and tablets are quickly being pushed aside in favor of phablets, wearables, and an exciting future based around ambient computing. By Zeid Nasser The future of the…

Shopping with Friends

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are now muscling in on the e-commerce game. By Zeid Nasser Social Commerce fuses two already existing and massive parts of our digital lifestyles. Put simply, it means the utilization of social media…