What Blockchain means for the Middle East

Blockchain technology is being hailed as the potential ‘second generation of the Internet’. Like many innovations coming to market, Blockchain promises to disrupt the way we do business and revolutionise the financial services industry. Blockchain, which has been referred to as the incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions, first gained popularity with the digital cryptocurrency,…

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Meet the women from the Middle East who are ‘making what’s next’

From inventing windshield wipers to coming up with solutions that improve the lives of millions of people around the world, women have been harnessing the power of technology to do great things for their communities, families and themselves since as early as the 18th century. In the Middle East, women have also made their mark…

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Why coding is still the ‘must-have’ skill for the future

By: Ghada Khalifa, Microsoft Philanthropies Director for Middle East and Africa Five million jobs will be lost to automation by 2020 as our world becomes more reliant on technology. This is according to the World Economic Forum, which also estimated that by 2020 the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have brought us advanced robotics and autonomous transport,…

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4 reasons why gaming on your PC is great

Gaming consoles always seem to be the center of attention, but there are many hardcore gamers who stand by the PC as the best option for gaming. There are some good reasons for this, including having access to better, sharper graphics and more physical control when it comes to hardware. Here are 4 of the…

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5 ways to be more productive in 2017

Intelligent technology is changing how the world does things. Everyone is empowered to do more, and less. Using technology to tackle some of life’s most mundane tasks means spending more time doing what you love and less time doing what you have to do. Below is an infographic that looks at five ways we can be…

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4 reasons to be excited about gaming in 2017

Gaming in the Middle East is booming. The industry is worth more than $1 billion, and is expected to rise to $4.4 billion by 2022, according to consulting firm, Strategy&, the global strategy consulting team at PwC. Increasing broadband penetration and the connectivity of more Middle Eastern youth to the internet via smartphones is contributing…

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How to plan a trip on your Surface

If you’re planning a trip this holiday season, your Windows 10-powered Surface can make the planning process more fun and collaborative. Get the most out of your vacation with these tips for selecting a destination, planning your itinerary, booking flights and accommodation. Planning First, decide on a place to go. Microsoft Edge on Windows 10…

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Artificial Intelligence for beginners

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Artificial intelligence uses computing power to process huge amounts of data.  This gives computers the ability to perform, and outperform, when carrying out tasks that require a certain level of human intelligence. This includes things like visual perception, recognising speech, independent decision making and analysing information. A good example of AI in…

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