Google’s new Arabic digital skills drive aims to improve job chances for young people

'Maharat min Google' will focus on women and improving the gender balance in the Middle East and North Africa. Google has launched a digital skills programme in Arabic to empower young people and prepare them for the workplace. Maharat min Google...

UAE students invent affordable Braille device

The prototype will be on show at the Think Science fair in Dubai which encourages young people to innovate. A group of university students have developed an affordable, portable device that instantly converts text and numerals into braille. BraillEye, a pocket-sized...

It’s time for governments to seize data control, Apple founder says

Social media information crisis could change the landscape of data consent with emergence of blockchain technology, say Steve Wozniak. An uncertain online landscape provides a golden opportunity for governments to wrestle back control of personal data from private companies, claims...

Fujifilm announces the launch of the elite X-H1

Fujifilm announces the launch of the elite X-H1, the most high performance camera in the X Series range. Combining a robust, durable body with superior image quality and easy operation, the FUJIFILM X-H1 is the first camera in the series...

Over 466,000 sign on for UAE coders Initiative

One Million Arab Coders welcomes its first cohort of 100,000 students. Dubai: The One Million Arab Coders initiative welcomed its first cohort of 100,000 students on January 28, who began their online coding courses under four educational tracks, organisers said...

Clothing to protect people from WiFi radiation invented in UAE

The clothing line has microfabricated chips installed into the clothes, ultimately "protecting" humans. A group of Dubai students has invented a fashion line that helps protect humans from the "harmful radiation" caused by WiFi. Students from the Gems Our Own...

Virtual interpreter translates web content into sign language ‘for the first time’

New software gives easy access, translates text to Arabic sign language for UAE deaf community. A friendly animation figure in a dishdasha pops up on a web page and translates text into sign language for the hearing impaired. This software to help...

UAE students challenged to sow seeds of new technology

Government partners with Huawei to offer internships to technology minded students. A government programme partnered with Chinese technology company Huawei is offering hand-picked UAE students the chance to play an important role in developing future innovations. Students across the country can...

Automotive year in review: Technology Accelerates

As the future of driving becomes ever clearer, driving itself looks likely to soon be a thing of the past as robot vehicle development speeds up. In the fast-moving world of modern technology, terms such as fintech, regtech, biotech and...

TRA launches 5G in the UAE

ABU DHABI, 24th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has announced the initiation of IMT2020 technology, also known as 5G technology. Licencees from mobile operators in the UAE will start the deployment of 5G networks in several...

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