Next Automated Robots (NAR): A Beirut-based Startup Making Drones Smarter

NAR is a Beirut-based startup that develops smart drone-based solutions by integrating with drones and analyzing and processing data on the fly. NAR started as a final year project at the Lebanese American University back in 2014 before evolving into a startup and is currently planning to launch its first commercial product to be available in 3 months. NAR has already undergone three acceleration programs and won the Microsoft Imagine Cup in May 2015. NAR…

Wizmates: Online Food Delivery in Beirut Made Easy

"What are we having for lunch"..."Which nearby restaurants deliver"..."Who has restaurant X's number"...These questions have become an almost inevitable part of our everyday at the office. Outside of the workplace, this same scenario probably happens in most households and in multiple social settings. The hardest part is finding a place that caters to everybody's preferences, to spare ourselves going over countless menus before making this "critical" decision. It goes without saying that having all dining…
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CardioDiagnostics: Cloud-based Heart Monitoring Powered by Microsoft

11 months ago
Ziad Sankari was 17 years old when his father died of a heart attack. Ever since, Ziad has dedicated his career to cardiac care and has founded in 2012 CardioDiagnostics: an award-winning medical technology innovation ...
Lebanon

First Pictures of The New Lebanese Biometric Passports

11 months ago
Biometric passports are officially available as of today. Anyone can apply for the new passport and those who wish to replace their old passports can also do so. According to the below FTV report, the ...
Lebanon

Lebanon Improving In The Networked Readiness Index

1 year ago
The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) is prepared by the World Economic Forum, INSEAD and Cornell University and examines “the increasing proliferation of technology and its effects on advancing global prosperity”. Digital innovation is reshaping ...
Critiques

Updates on MOT’s 2020 Strategy: 4G/LTE on Track, DSL is Bad

1 year ago
One year ago, I shared a lengthy post on the Telecom Ministry’s 2020 plan and mentioned that fiber optics are expected to be deployed within 5 years while 4G/LTE coverage was expected to all over ...
Business

My Ogero DSL Internet Stopped Working Two Weeks Ago

1 year ago
Photo Credits: Executive Magazine Two weeks ago, my home internet stopped working, the internet button on the Ogero DSL modem turned red, I tried restarting the modem, turning it off and on, I checked all ...
Lebanon

Biometric Passports Expected Soon in Lebanon: Five Things You Need To Know

1 year ago
Back in 2014, the Lebanese cabinet approved Interior Minister Mashnouq’s proposal to replace the old passports by new biometric ones. Earlier this year, the Lebanese General Security forced all those with a renewed by hand ...
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AUB Goes Eco-Friendly, Launches its First Photovoltaic Power Plant

1 year ago
The American University of Beirut has inaugurated yesterday its first photovoltaic power plant to “mitigate the high environmental and economic costs of electricity generation through combustion of diesel”. The solar panel system was installed on ...
Lebanon

Google Maps Updated For Lebanon

1 year ago
Google has updated yesterday its mapping application with new, higher-resolution imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite, which means sharper and more detailed photographs for Google Maps & Google Earth. The maps for Lebanon were updated ...
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