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…

Elias Rahbani Says Lebanese Music at an All-Time low, Writes Songs for Myriam Klink

I admire Elias el Rahbani as a composer and an artist and I've been to two of his concerts however I don't think he should be complaining about how bad Lebanese music is these days when he's giving songs for Haifa and Myriam Klink. Needless to say, he's free to do whatever he wants and he can give Rola Yammout songs for all I care but he's definitely not bringing back Lebanon's glory days by…

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…

The Latest Victim of Hate Crimes Against Arab Americans Is Lebanese Khalid Jabara

Update : The Jabara family was interviewed by CNN, where they ask how many red flags one must raise to prevent further killings. They don't understand how a violent felon was able to post bond and return home next door to his alleged victim. The trial for Khalid's killer where he will answer to first degree murder and hate crime charges, is scheduled for November. A 37-year old Lebanese man called Khalid Jabara was shot…
Food

Travel & Leisure: #Beirut Named The Best International City for Food

1 year ago
Picture by Bethany Kehdy Food is probably the only thing we are still good at in Lebanon and we can still brag about. Nothing beats a typical Lebanese lunch with the tens of hot and ...
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Lebanese Chirine Njeim: First Ever Olympian To Compete in Alpine Skiing & Marathon Events

1 year ago
Lebanese Olympian Chirine Njeim completed yesterday the Women’s Marathon race with a time of 2h 51m 8s and ranked 109th out of 157 candidates. By doing so, Chirine joins a very exclusive club and becomes ...
Automotive

Ferrari 488 Spider and California T HS Test Drive in Kfardebian

1 year ago
Scuderia Lebanon invited me for a test-drive on the new 488 Spider and California T HS last week in Kfardebian. The test drive was scheduled on a week day and I couldn’t attend but I ...
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Meet Tarek Abou Al Dahab: Former Lebanese Cyclist Champion & Olympic Athlete in 1968 and 1972

1 year ago
A Facebook post caught my attention last week about a former racing cyclist in Beirut called Abou el Dahab who runs his own bicycle shop with his son Osama in Zarif in Beirut. Abou el ...
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