Qatar Oryx chapter of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) conducted a workshop on “CFD Application for Building HVAC, VFD chiller, Magnetic Bearing Chiller, Ice thermal storage & Sustainable HVAC Green Product Technology” for air conditioning engineers recently.Around 120 engineers from various sectors in Qatar attended.Azman Abdulla (deputy general manager, Dunham-Bush) was the visiting keynote speaker with P K Hashir (CFD analyst at Al Malki Trading & Contracting Company), the other guest speaker. Chapter advisory board chairman Hassan Sultan welcomed the gathering. President Kinan Fahs was the main co-ordinator. Seenu Pillai was the master of ceremonies. Richie Mittal, director & regional chair for the region at large, came from India to attend the session.Sultan also presented the award from the ASHRAE society to the chapter’s board of governor Abdul Zameer, for his contribution to the technological development and to Ghassan Trabolsi, for the support and services as a chapter president.
Google is expected to enrich its popular online services with more artificial intelligence on Wednesday as it scrambles to catch up with rival Microsoft despite fears that AI poses a threat to society.Leaks ahead of the internet titan's annual developers conference have revealed that Google will also show off new gadgets, including a foldable smartphone, and reveal additions to its Pixel line of devices.Most attention will focus on Google's expected release of a more muscular version of its Bard generative AI being put to work across the platform.Microsoft upped the pressure last week by expanding public access to its generative AI programs -- including the Bing chatbot -- that have put the company founded by Bill Gates back on the map as a big tech disruptor.The services have been enhanced with the ability to work with images as well as text, and Microsoft intends to add video to the mix, according to executives.Google is expected to follow suit in AI announcements at its annual "I/O" software developers conference held a short walk from its headquarters in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View.A more powerful large language model built into the heart of Bard will likely be unveiled, along with expanded use of the AI powers in Gmail, work software, search and more, according to media reports.Large language models involve machine learning applied to massive amounts of data harvested from the internet.Generative AI can be prompted to quickly deliver written tasks from poetry and homework to computer code. It can also be prompted to create images or video.Risks from AI include its potential uses for fraud, with voice clones, deep-fake videos and convincing written messages.A prominent computer scientist dubbed "the godfather of artificial intelligence" recently quit his job at Google and spoke out about the dangers of the technology.Geoffrey Hinton said at a recent MIT forum that it makes sense to halt the development of AI, but added that the idea is naive given the intense competition between countries and companies involved in the sector.Hinton, who created some of the technology underlying AI systems, maintained that the existential threat from AI is "serious and close."A range of experts in March urged a pause in the development of powerful AI systems to allow time to make sure they are safe.Their open letter, signed by more than 1,000 people, including tech billionaire Elon Musk and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, was prompted by generative AI technology from Microsoft-backed firm OpenAI.- Folding phone -The I/O gathering is aimed at software developers who make apps or services that dovetail with Google's "ecosystem" and should include details about the latest Android operating system for mobile devices.Recent tweaks to Android hint it is being adapted for phones with screens that bend, allowing them to be folded.Google recently posted a brief video clip teasing a foldable phone that it is likely to formally introduce at the conference.Leaked information in recent weeks indicates that Google will also show off a lower-priced version of its Pixel 7 smartphone along with a new Pixel tablet.Google might provide a glimpse of a Pixel 8 phone coming as its new flagship model to challenge iPhone at the premium end of the market.Google's latest quarterly earnings exceeded expectations after the company slashed 12,000 staff, or six percent of its workforce, in January.
Imagine standing in front of the Taj Mahal, and as you wave your phone in the air or put on your smart glasses, 3D icons, images, videos, pictures, and messages from your community who have physically been in the same place as you start floating in front of your eyes. Imagine interacting with these marks and even responding with your own video message attached for others to view and interact with. This is the experience that Mark:MetaEarth, the ground-breaking augmented reality social app, promises to bring to its users.Mark:MetaEarth is a first-of-its-kind augmented reality social application that bridges the world we live in with the digital world. It allows you to interact with friends, family, and other people who have physically been in the same place as you. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, from interacting with marks left by others to playing eSports in the real world with smart glasses and technology in various locations.The brainchild of Ziad Jarrar, the founder and CEO of Mark:MetaEarth and Taurus Ventures, Mark:MetaEarth is bridging the future between real life and augmented reality. Ziad has had an illustrious career, with early highlights including founding Spot Media, a digital signage company in the MENA region, and Oobers, a youth marketing company out of Dubai. Ziad has served on the board of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in KSA, for several years. He founded the first innovation accelerator in Saudi Arabia under Accmakk and co-founded Friends of Jeddah Parks, building parks for underprivileged neighbourhoods in Saudi Arabia.However, Ziad’s greatest career highlight is Taurus, the company he founded in 2014, which is still in operation today. Taurus is a human-centred design and innovation company that has worked with numerous clients in the private and public sectors in the KSA, the likes of NEOM, DGDA, KAFD, Ministry of Tourism, MISK, among others. Taurus is a subsidiary of Taurus Ventures, which has developed several companies, including Mark: MetaEarth, a gaming company (Jahannamia Studios), an e-commerce platform (Gifted by Kids), a prop-tech lifestyle management company & app (Solana), and a video recruitment app (CMe), amongst others.Ziad’s philosophy on innovation, design thinking, and problem-solving is simple: human centricity is at the core of everything. He believes that observing, watching, and learning from the world and people around you is crucial to success. He also advocates for questioning everything, being curious, and not accepting things for what they are but always looking for what else they can be. He believes that the journey is more important than the destination and that as long as you’re planning, you’re not doing.In the coming years, Ziad sees himself as the spark behind many innovators and entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia. As a forward-thinking innovator, Ziad loves investing in people and their visions and hopes to continue creating experiences that bring ideas to life through his work at Taurus Ventures. His greatest desire is to transform Mark:MetaEarth by Taurus Ventures into the next biggest platform for social interaction and utility, from Saudi Arabia to the world.Mark:MetaEarth is not just an augmented reality social app but a digital bridge that brings the real world into play. With Mark:MetaEarth, you can experience the world like never before and interact with others in ways that were once unimaginable. It’s a truly ground-breaking app that is sure to change the way we experience the world around us.
Qatar Oryx chapter of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) conducted a technical workshop.Around 100 designers, construction and facility management engineers from various sectors including Qatar Foundation and Hamad International Airport attended the event. Kou Fei, senior engineer, Midea was the visiting keynote speaker and Seenu S Pillai, a longtime ASHRAE member, the guest speaker. Qatar Oryx Chapter advisory board chairman Hassan Sultan welcomed the gathering. President Kinan Fahs was the main co-ordinator. Dharani Pillai introduced the speakers.ASHRAE founded in 1894, has over 56,000 members with 183 chapters from 132 nations divided into 15 regions. The Qatar Oryx chapter formed in 2008 has about 260 members.
The Indian Business & Professionals Council (IBPC) Qatar recently organised an interactive session with renowned Indian architect Dikshu Kukreja, the managing principal of C P Kukreja Architects, one of the world’s largest architecture and urban design firms, with offices in India, Vietnam, Japan and the US.Over 50 Indian architects working in Qatar attended the session on 'Five Decades of India's Built Environment'. Earlier, Indian embassy counsellor (political & commerce) and IBPC co-ordinating officer Angeline Premalatha inaugurated the session and felicitated Kukreja in recognition of his contribution to architecture.IBPC governing board member Thaha Abdul Kareem and vice president Abdul Sathar spoke about the work of Kukreja Architects, rooted in contextuality and driven by a sustainable approach reinforced through innovative technologies.
Today, Meta marks Safer Internet Day by bringing to light its suite of tools and updates to improve safety and experiences for both teens and parents using Meta’s platforms. To help young people foster online relationships in a safe environment, Meta collaborates with experts in mental health, child psychology, digital literacy and others to ensure safer experiences across its family of apps.Setting safe boundaries for teensIn the past year alone, Meta has introduced several updates which include defaulting teens into more private settings at sign up and protecting them from unwanted interactions with adults who don’t follow them. This extends to protecting teens from receiving messages from suspicious adults they aren’t connected to or seeing them in People You May Know recommendations. Meta is also removing content that violates the platform’s policies and making potentially sensitive content more difficult to find.Teens are encouraged to report unsafe or suspicious activities, such as reporting accounts after blocking them and learning how to navigate inappropriate messages from adults. Along with default privacy settings, teens can take safety further by choosing who can see their friends list; the people, Pages and lists they follow; posts they are tagged in on their profiles and more.Tips for teens on Instagram: Build positive online habits with features like 'Take a Break' - spend more meaningful time online using features like 'Take a Break' and ‘Nudges’ that encourage you to both spend time away from Instagram and explore different topics while on Instagram.Set your boundaries with friends online via ‘Quiet Mode’ - a new feature intended to help people focus, manage their nighttime use and set healthier boundaries between friends and followers. Quiet mode is available to everyone in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and will be launched in more countries soon.Control what you see on Explore in settings - you can now choose to hide multiple pieces of content in Explore that they are not interested in.Prevent potentially offensive comments with ‘Hidden words’ - a tool which, when turned on, will automatically filter DM requests containing offensive words, phrases and emojis, so you never have to see them.Protect your account and turn on two-factor authentication - one of the most important things you can do to protect your account is turn on two-factor authentication.Supporting parents and guardiansThe recently launched Family Center offers educational resources from leading youth, safety, privacy and well-being experts on how to have conversations with teens about healthy and safe online habits.Parental controls help parents and teens navigate their time online together. It is designed to strike the right balance between giving parents oversight, while preserving teens’ privacy and autonomy, and encouraging offline conversations about online habits. These tools allow parents and guardians to see who their teen follows and who follows them; when their teen shares, they’ve reported or blocked someone and see when their teen changes any of the default privacy settings. Parents can also see how much time their teen is spending on Instagram, set daily limits and schedule breaks when they don’t want their teen to be using the app.Joelle Awwad, Head of Policy Programs, MENA at Meta, said: “The future is digital. While exciting and full of promise, our digital future also requires for us to collectively and carefully regulate how it evolves, informs and engages. It is why we at Meta work closely with leading experts, trusted organisations, parents and young people to build safe and positive online experiences. On Safer Internet Day, we want to raise awareness for the many platforms, resources and tools Meta offers to do just that for both teens and their parents or guardians. Such a framework can help ensure that our digital communities are respectful, thoughtful and equipped to make a positive impact on tomorrow’s world.”Additionally, Meta’s flagship digital literacy program – My Digital World – was designed in partnership with experts across the MENA region to provide accessible learning modules and resources to build skills for a digital world. Meta recently kicked off its Adult Modules under My Digital World, which is targeted at those 18 years and above. Aiming to keep users in the region safe on the internet, the Adult Modules include Meta’s adults' digital literacy resources which are available in English, Arabic, and French. Through My Digital World, Meta is reaching learners across the region and shaping the Arab digital community for the better.Meta is committed to building a safe, healthy, and supportive digital community across the MENA region by empowering youth with the skills they need to take ownership of their wellbeing online, helping them communicate and build meaningful connections while safeguarding their safety, for a positive impact on our communities worldwide. Meta will continue working with regulators, policymakers, and mental health experts to help make sure young people have safe, positive experiences on its platforms.
Seven years ago the mobile game "Pokemon Go" took the world by storm, and now its creators are aiming to infuse the same "real-world" appeal into their new basketball game.While players of "Pokemon Go" were guided by their mobile phones to real-world locations to collect magical creatures, "NBA All-World" allows players to challenge each other to games in the street.John Hanke, the boss of Niantic, which produces both games, stresses that just as with Pokemon, players of the NBA game will also require only a mobile phone -- no expensive VR headsets or goggles.He is pushing this hybrid-style game as a "real-world metaverse", distinguishing it from the experience promoted by Microsoft and others of users sitting at home with masks strapped to their faces."I think it's important to support what we do in the real world as human beings, like going out to the restaurant, meeting our friends and not staying at home," he told AFP in an interview."Putting on a VR headset by yourself, to me it's a very lonely and scary future. I hope that humanity doesn't go in that direction."In "NBA All-World", released this week in France and next Tuesday globally, players choose their favourite NBA star as an avatar and get to meet and play others in the street.The social aspect of the game, Hanke said, made mobile phones the perfect device to play on."It is mobile, low cost and almost everybody has one," he said.Brand buy-inNiantic is hoping to cash in with microtransactions -- players can spend small amounts on virtual items that allow them to move through the game faster or customise their avatars with sneakers from brands such as Adidas or Puma.Hanke concedes that the success of "Pokemon Go" has helped Niantic get high-level corporate partners onboard."The success of 'Pokemon Go' certainly helps us," he said.Now a cultural phenomenon with more than one billion downloads, "Pokemon Go" has generated roughly one billion dollars a year since its launch in July 2016, according to estimates from analytics firm Sensor Tower.But Niantic has been unable to produce another hit even approaching that level.And it has had notable flops.It launched "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" in 2019, only to shut it down in January last year because of a lack of interest.Like many other firms in the tech sector, Niantic also made swingeing cuts to its workforce last year, slashing eight percent of its staff and halting four video game projects.With this in mind, Hanke is playing down any suggestion that his latest game could reach Pokemon levels of success."'Pokemon Go', as the very first game of its kind, I think took the world by surprise," the Niantic boss said."Maybe another game we create for the future will have the same kind of instant viral success, but that's probably not a realistic expectation because it's kind of an unusual case."
Huawei recently announced its all-new Hi-Res Certificated TWS with long battery life and outstanding ANC, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i. The latest iteration to the HUAWEI FreeBuds series offers users high-resolution sound with 28h of Music Playback and 42dB Multi-Mode ANC. This is also topped off with a compact and comfortable design with dual-device connectivity and IP54 Water Resistance. More importantly, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i is compatible with different operating systems, including devices running on Android and iOS. Consumers can now get the HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i for a price of QR329 from Huawei’s online platforms as well as certified retailers.The HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i supports LDAC™ HD audio codec, and it is Hi-Res certified. Hi-Res Audio Wireless is officially defined as the capability to reproduce the full range of sound of recordings mastered from CD quality music sources, and it is widely accepted and recognised among audio enthusiasts. Moreover, the earbuds come equipped with a 10 mm high-sensitivity dynamic driver unit and customised polymer composite diaphragm. HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i comes equipped with a dual adaptive EQ optimisation algorithm that detects both ear canal structure and wearing status and optimises the audio at all frequency ranges to account for such factors, ensuring a consistent listening experience.Huawei’s newest earbuds provide EQ effects, which will allow consumers to choose the audio effects freely, such as by selecting Bass boost or Treble boost mode, so that each song can be tailored to users’ unique tastes, just like customising to get the most desirable listening experience that meets each individual’s taste.The HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i provides a formidable 28 hours of battery life (with the charging case) and fast charging capabilities to sustain a staggering 7.5 hours of continuous audio playback, which can soar to 28 hours when used with the charging case. With a quick 15-minute boost in the charging case, users get an incredible 4 hours of listening power, catching up with their needs in a short period of time.HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i adopts hybrid noise cancellation technology. Equipped with two MICs inside and outside the ear to detect environment noise outside, as well as extra noise in the ear canal, and accurately produce reverse noise cancellation sound waves, generating 42 dB of maximum noise cancelling depth. The earbuds also integrate a hearing optimisation algorithm based on wearing detection, which identifies the listener’s wearing status, and provides optimal sound effect parameters, thereby ensuring a better listening experience. Consumers will be able to choose between Ultra, General, and Cosy noise cancellation modes, to adapt the effects to their environment, whether it is a busy airport, subway station, restaurant, office, or quiet home.The HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i has been crafted into a sleek and elegant shape that is designed to fit the human ears just like hand-in-glove.Lighter pairs of earphones have been well received by consumers. A single FreeBuds 5i weighs just 4.9g, making it lighter than many commonly used coins. The body of the HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i is just 29 mm long. Compared to the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i, the sound openings have been shortened by 1mm, and the relative height has been reduced by one-third, making the earphones more adaptable to each listener’s ear canal, thereby allowing for a snugger fit.The HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i can connect to two devices running different operating systems (Compatible with EMUI/Android/iOS/Windows) and automatically switch between the devices without missing a beat, bringing users a smooth and smart audio connection experience.Lastly, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i comes with IP54 water resistance, making it more than equipped to meet most listeners’ needs in daily life, from accidental splashes to rain. The product weighs 4.9±0.2 g. Actual product size and weight may vary depending on the configuration and manufacturing process.
Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced the launch of its Samsung Rewards Program in Qatar, available to all customers wishing to purchase their favorite products, now with value-added offerings, only on samsung.com and Samsung Members App.Samsung products are highly immersive, from the latest smartphone portfolio to the cutting-edge wearables line-up. With more customization possibilities and offers on the go, the Samsung Rewards Program will truly enhance customer experiences throughout the nation.Customers can join Samsung Rewards Program free of charge on samsung.com and Samsung Members App. Each Rewards Point is valid for up to 24 months and may be redeemed against all products and services available online.For more information, please visit samsung.com
As 2022 comes to a close, we have already witnessed flagship launches from all the major smartphone brands. So, now it is time for the mandatory end-of-year contest between the smartphone giants, where we get to find out the one and only true winner. And for this year’s battle, we have 3 candidates — iPhone 14 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and none other than HUAWEI Mate50 Pro. Let’s compare the features of these flagships one by one and see how and where HUAWEI Mate50 Pro wins.DesignHuawei really pushes the boundaries of smartphone aesthetics and clearlty wins with HUAWEI Mate50 Pro. The phone combines the iconic symmetrical Space Ring design with an elegant touch of Clous de Paris step-patterned embossing, which creates an intricate yet subtle texture. The Clous de Paris pattern is a time-honoured embossing process that originated in France. Originally this took the form of handcrafted ornamentations on luxurious wristwatches, jewellery, and other accessories. With its intricate pyramid-shaped ornamentations, the Clous de Paris pattern is a tribute to elegance, perseverance, and classic design. And Huawei has brought this elegance to its latest premium flagship smartphone.From the back, it’s hard to tell the iPhone 14 Pro apart from last year’s iPhone 13 Pro. Well, except for the slightly larger camera module of the newer model. But on the front of the iPhone 14 Pro, the notch is replaced by the new pill-shaped cutout that houses the front facing camera and Face ID. Along with this new design, you also get the Dynamic Island interface, which is basically a new way to view and interact with notifications. Just like the pill-shaped cutout, Dynamic Island is only available in the Pro models of the iPhone 14 Series.The Galaxy S22 Ultra is different from the rest of the Galaxy S22 Series in many ways. Most importantly, the Galaxy S22 Ultra marks the merging of the Galaxy Note Series and the Galaxy S Series. Another stark departure from any Galaxy S series phones before it, the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a built-in S Pen that the Note Series was known for. This shift is also visible in the aesthetics of the phone with curved sides and a gently curved display in contrast to Galaxy S22 and S22+, both of which follow the same design as the Galaxy S21 Series with only minor refinements.Incorporating Clous de Paris in the design of HUAWEI Mate50 Pro illustrates its approach to aesthetics. Moreover the symmetrical design of HUAWEI Mate50 Pro looks better.CamerasThe Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera system on the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro is here to redefine smartphone photography. Its optical system features a 10-size adjustable physical aperture that uses six aperture blades. This gives you more granular control over the depth of field while shooting in Professional mode. In Auto mode, the smart aperture adjusts the aperture size based on the shooting conditions. With a large F1.4 aperture and the power of XD Fusion Pro, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro gives you unmatched low-light capability. On top of that, the Night mode enables you to capture photos with highly distinct bright and dark regions, even in dim environments. The Portrait mode feature adds a pleasing natural background blur to allow the subject to stand out from their surroundings. On the other hand, if you want some one-of-a-kind wildlife shots or impressive close-ups of intricate architectures, the periscope telephoto camera with up to a whopping 200x zoom range has you covered.This year, the iPhone 14 Pro main camera comes with a 48MP sensor instead of the 12MP sensor that has been the standard for iPhones for the past six years. That being said, the images snapped by the main camera are still 12MP by default, although it lets you take 48MP ProRAW images if you fancy more flexibility during editing. The ultrawide and telephoto cameras continue to use 12MP sensors. And you might find the 3 times optical zoom of the telephoto camera helpful when taking portraits.Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide, a 10MP 3X telephoto, and another 10MP 10X telephoto. While this is not much different from last year’s Ultra model, Samsung has made some improvements to its image processing system. The new night mode, which Samsung calls Nightography, promises improved low-light performance.The Ultra Aperture XMAGE camera takes smartphone photography to new heights. Moreover, HUAWEI Mate50 Pro doesn’t fail to impress with its low light capability, vibrant colours and dynamic range.Battery, charging speed and performanceHUAWEI Mate50 Pro packs a 4700 mAh battery and supports 66W wired and 50W wireless fast charging to strike an optimal balance between battery life, fast charging, and portability. While the battery is large enough to sustain heavy usage, the innovative low-battery Emergency Mode gets activated when the battery level falls to 1% to extend the battery life further. In the low-battery Emergency Mode, the phone can support 3-hour standby or 12 minutes of calling. The phone also comes with a handy feature called SuperStorage that can automatically detect duplicated files on the phone and offer you the option to compress them in the HUAWEI Optimiser app.Apple doesn’t advertise the battery capacity of iPhones. Regardless, iPhone 14 Pro supports 20W wired and 15W wireless charging through MagSafe. The 20W wired charging will be able to fill up 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.Galaxy S22 Ultra packs in a 5000mAh battery and supports 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging.The interesting thing here is that the wireless charging on HUAWEI Mate50 Pro is faster than even the wired charging speeds of iPhone 14 Pro or Galaxy S22 Ultra. Huawei’s 66W wired and 50W wireless fast charging, when combined with a large 4700mAh battery, means that battery should be the least of your concerns.
Huawei recently announced the launch of the latest member of its flagship Mate series — the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro — with a gathering attended by the media and several influencers at the HUAWEI Experience Store in Doha Festival City to the launch of this futuristic tech flagship smartphone. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro comes equipped with a range of cutting-edge technologies, breaking new ground and expanding the scope of what users can expect from a smart device.The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro represents a major step forward in smartphone aesthetics, thanks to the symmetrical Space Ring Design. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro also packs an Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera, which boasts the first-ever 10-scale adjustable physical aperture and most versatile photography capabilities ever seen on a HUAWEI Mate smartphone. In terms of performance, the HUAWIE Mate50 Pro is armoured by the ultra-reliable "Kunlun Glass" which boosts drop resistance by 10 times. These robust features are enhanced by futuristic Super Device and EMUI 13, which debuts on the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro and offers a broad array of seamless smart services.The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro comes in two different types of rear cover, glass and vegan leather. The glass cover is available in two colours, Silver and Black, while vegan leather version comes in Orange and it will be available in Qatar for pre-orders starting on (8 December 2022) at a price starting at (3199 QAR) from Huawei’s online platforms as well as Doha Festival City and Place Vendome, alongside a range of accessories.Crafted Quality and Classic DesignIn addition to the signature Mate Series design language of iconic symmetry and Space Ring Design, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro also makes use of the elegant Clous de Paris step-patterned embossing design for the first time ever, showcasing a new kind of ordered beauty that is crafted down to the last detail.The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro come with two different types of rear cover, glass and vegan leather. The glass cover is available in two colours, Silver and Black, which give the phone a distinct, elegant finish. The vegan leather version comes in Orange, inspired by radiant orange rays of the sun.Ground-breaking Ultra Aperture XMAGE CameraHuawei launched its very own mobile imaging brand "XMAGE" in July 2022, with the goal of offering consumers a new shooting paradigm that fuses science with culture, and aesthetics with technology in terms of technologies, imaging style, and shooting experience. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro features a cutting-edge Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera with a 10-size adjustable physical aperture, which incorporates key advances to the optical system, mechanical structure, imaging technology, and image processing. The smart aperture adjusts to match the aperture size with the scene and shooting scenario identified in Auto mode. Switching to Professional mode allows you to manually adjust the depth of field and degree of blur.Advanced hardware and algorithms are deeply embedded to enhance static image shooting. The Ultra Aperture Camera comes equipped with an F1.4 large aperture, working with the XD Fusion Pro image engine and high light intake, to set the image brightness, light and shadow details, as well as cold and warm comparisons to perfection. Portrait mode applies natural background blurring to make the subject stand out from their surroundings. Night mode captures photos with highly distinct bright and dark regions, even in dimly lit environments. The periscope telephoto camera supports a zoom range of up to 200x, bringing scenes from the great beyond right in front of your eyes.The wide-angle macro camera magnifies details from tiny worlds, presenting millimetre-level strands and dew droplets with outstanding clarity. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro also supports macro video shooting and macro picture-in-picture (PiP) to accurately convey scenes in motion.Mighty PerformanceThe HUAWEI "Kunlun Glass" consists of 10 quadrillion-level nanocrystals, the result of composite ion strengthening, which make it more resilient and drop resistant, as verified by the first-ever five-star glass drop resistance certification from Switzerland's SGS. This makes the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro modules the first phones to ever achieve this certification. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro also supports IP68-rated water resistance of up to 6 metres underwater, allowing it to easily handle wet and dusty environments.Additionally, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro display provides a window into a crystal-clear world. Combined with the P3 wide colour gamut, fine-tuned colours are calibrated to ensure absolute authenticity. The smartphone comes with a 6.74-inch HUAWEI FullView Display with a screen resolution of 2616 x 1212 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120Hz and 1440Hz PWM dimming to reduce flickering and relieve eye fatigue.The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro packs a 4700 mAh battery within its slim body. It offers 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge wired and 50W HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless fast-charging solutions to strike an optimal balance between battery life, fast charging, and portability. Moreover, with an innovative low-battery Emergency Mode that activates when the battery level falls to 1%, SuperEnergy Boosting enables the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro to extend standby time by three hours of standby, or 12 minutes of call time.SuperStorage removes duplicate files in an imperceptible way and compresses rarely used apps. This preserves up to 20GB of space (on a phone with 256GB of ROM), leaving more room for the abundance of photos and videos that today's users capture.Visionary Super Device features and Streamlined InteractionsThe HUAWEI Mate50 Pro is the first smartphone form Huawei to run on EMUI 13, which streamlines daily interactions with effortless one-touch navigation. EMUI 13 introduces the Super Device SuperHub feature, an innovative file transfer capability. Users can simply press and hold on any text, pictures, videos and files, drag to SuperHub’s floating window to store the files temporary. Users can then switch to another application, select the files within the SuperHub for a seamless cut and paste. With the batch transfer capability, users can also use SuperHub for multi-files transfer between their smartphone, tablet and PC.On one hand, it improves efficiency and avoids the process of users switching back and forth between multiple applications and duplicating them. On the other hand, the visual presentation of the copied content allows users to freely combine and arrange the copied content, which brings higher information transmission efficiency. With EMUI 13, Multi-Screen Collaboration now also supports Multi-Window on HUAWEI Notepad and the proprietary Mail app. When the smartphone and PC are connected via Super Device, users can now enable split-screen usage of the mobile apps on the PC screen, bringing more convenience when browsing and using apps.Additionally, EMUI 13 brings enhanced cross-device collaboration capabilities with Super Device, supporting up to 10 types of smart device connectivity combination and collaboration. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro can connect more devices such as earbuds, smart glasses, smart screens and laptops with a simple drag, bringing together an inter-connected intelligent service across devices. This means that users can enjoy enhanced smart office, entertainment, fitness and travel experience with Huawei's suite of smart devices. With Super Device, Huawei has taken another step forward in achieving the ultimate goal of bringing the Seamless AI Life to consumers.
*A sublime design, 108MP High-Res Camera, 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, 6.67-inch OLED HUAWEI FullView Display and more. The HUAWEI nova 10 SE is undoubtedly going for the city chic aesthetic. This is evident in the phone’s colours, textures and stylistic elements. Nonetheless, even with much emphasis on the design, it still balances style with substance, armed with a 108MP High-Res Camera, 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge and more. Let’s take a closer look. The nova moniker is derived from the Latin word “novas”, signifying that every rising star is born to shine, akin to the passion of youth when chasing their dreams of a better future. Created on the foundation of innovative technology, every generation of the HUAWEI nova Series strives to represent the ideology of an innovative piece of technology that has an on-trend design, powerful cameras, excellent performance, and offers smart interaction experiences. With that ideology in mind comes the launch of the new HUAWEI nova 10 Series, taking the series into its 10th generation. As of July 2022, the nova Series has accumulated a total of more than 200 million users worldwide. Star Orbit Ring & Ultra-Thin Design: Ravishing Beauty on an Iconic Design The HUAWEI nova Series is well known for its trendy colours and stylish aesthetics, and the HUAWEI nova 10 SE is not an exception. The phone comes in Color No.10, Mint Green, and Starry Black. Each of these colours represents a distinct aesthetic style. Still, the one that grabs the spotlight is the Color No. 10. This colour uses a double colour coating process with silver as the main tone with a colder overall tone that matches flawlessly with the golden Star Orbit Ring and logo. The crystal-like matte rear cover of the phone comes with a special Starry Flash Craft, and complements the breathtaking camera module. Designed with comfort and ease of use in mind, the phone’s slim 7.39mm body is comfortable to hold and use with one hand. Be a master of photography with the 108MP High-Res Camera The rear camera module features a 108 MP RAW Domain Imaging System that incorporates a 108MP High-Res main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle and depth of field camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The phone’s Multi-frame fusion algorithm in the RAW domain provides excellent performance whether you are shooting indoors, outdoors, dark or backlit environments. The ultra-high-resolution sensor is capable of collecting more light. On top of that, the cohesion between the Multi-frame fusion algorithm in the RAW domain and advanced multi-frame noise reduction technology ensures that even images taken in low light have less noise, optimum level of brightness, and high dynamic range. 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It can literally fill up the phone from zero to full in just 38 minutes. And despite the thin body of the phone, it packs in a large 4500mAh battery that gives you long battery life. In short, it’s time to say goodbye to low-battery anxiety and enjoy your games and shows without the fear of your phone unexpectedly dying on you. A stunning 6.67-inch OLED HUAWEI FullView Display If you are into mobile games or somebody who watches movies and shows on your phone, then you need a good display. Well, the 6.67-inch OLED HUAWEI FullVie Display on HUAWEI nova 10 SE is not just sufficient for all of those; it’s amazing. It supports 10K-Level Auto Brightness Adjustments and employs cutting-edge hardware and software solutions to reduce strain on your eyes at night. It also supports Always-on-Display (AOD) notifications, which means that you can still view the time and battery level, even when the phone screen is off. You also get P3 wide colour gamut support for vivid and cinematic colours with strong contrasts. Visionary and Inspirational User Experience Thanks to the Super Device features, Huawei has consolidated different menus into the Control Panel with a simple swipe; users can explore the Control Panel and get quick access to audio playback, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, as well as making it easier to control multiple devices as if they were controlling just one device. With the Distributed File System, the HUAWEI nova 10 SE can also function as a wirelessly connected external storage unit for the PC, meaning users can access the files they want more easily than ever before. This means when users are drafting an email on the PC, they can add smartphone files as an attachment or when they see an image they like when browsing the internet on the PC, they can save that image directly to the smartphone. What do we think? Well, we think we have found a smartphone that gets it all right. 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The Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE) Qatar chapter held its third technical seminar, general membership meeting and presentation of candidates for the 2023 board of directors recently, in a hybrid format. Philippine labour attache Adam A Musa attended the event, which brought together 282 participants from electrical practitioners in Qatar, the Philippines, and other Gulf countries, as well as electrical engineering students from various universities in the Philippines. The event was also graced by Professional Regulation Commission – Board of Electrical Engineering chairman Francis V Mapile and member Jaime V Mendoza, incumbent IIEE national president Feliciano F Padua III, 2022 IIEE Foreign Region governor Jerene B TalaM, and 2016-2018 IIEE Middle East Region governor Robert U Mabulay. The event was chaired by Lyndon A Ellevera, vice-president technical, under the auspices of the board of directors/former presidents and advisers led by the 2022 chapter president Lauren M Olivos. At the ceremony, 35 newly-conferred Asean chartered professional engineers were also recognised.
The first Joint Webinar Conference (Webicon) was held recently by the multi-awarded Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Qatar (PICE Qatar), in collaboration with the PICE Region 2 Philippine chapters. The one-day event, held under the theme 'International and regional chapters collaboratively bridging technology transfer through challenging times and beyond', was attended by more than 600 people from all over the world. The Webicon was divided into two parts. Part 1 started at 8am with PICE Qatar president Rolan E Nevado addressing all attendees and guests who graced the event. He also expressed gratitude to all the chapters and individuals who made the event possible. PICE national president-elect April Frances Agatha Flores congratulated and praised everyone for the event, a first-of-its-kind that could serve as a model for other local and international chapters. PICE national president Ador Canlas also lauded the organisers and said the theme of the event was timely, particularly in the sharing and transfer of technology and skills with fellow professionals, especially amid difficulties currently being experienced. Later, Roy Baquiran, PICE Qatar founding president and PTC deputy presidential adviser, said through the Webicon, PICE Qatar Chapter has reached another important milestone while deserving the highest accolades. This was followed by the keynote speech by Dr Arthur Ibanez, Region 2 co-ordinator, who emphasised the importance of civil engineers in nation-building. Guest of honour Adam Musa, the Philippine labour attaché in Qatar, later delivered a message with an assurance that the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) is engaged in constant communication and collaboration to provide the best services to all Filipino Overseas Workers in Qatar. Following the motivational messages of the keynote speakers and after reading the event House Rules, the event's overall chairman, PICE Qatar first vice-president Elvin Fajutagana officially opened the Webicon, followed by presentations by speakers. Following the morning session's presentations, a Q&A session was held with all the participants. To open the afternoon session of the Webicon, Maria Catalina Cabral - president of the PICE Batanes Chapter - delivered an inspirational message and expressed gratitude for the invitation from PICE Qatar to attend the event. She stressed the need to link members from local and international chapters to promote national resilience amid challenges and crises. In his keynote speech, PICE Cagayan chapter president Ruben Borleo reiterated the benefits gained from attending collaborative events through the rich experiences, knowledge, wisdom and lessons learned from outside the country. Elmo Rodriguez began the second part of the Webicon Technical Presentation with the topic 'Guide to flexible pavement construction and solutions to common surface defects', followed by other presentations. Second vice-president Loraine Radan delivered her closing remarks to officially end the event.
An accidental introduction for Indian expatriate Devnath Sasidharan into the world of First Person View (FPV) drone racing later became a passion leading him to represent his country at several international competitions. The Qatar resident otherwise knew little about the emerging sport of drone racing during 2017-18 when he was participating in an event at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. Devnath Sasidharan and teammates victorious at Asia Drone League. “As a student of National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, I was participating in a multicopter challenge organised by IIT Bombay. I fabricated a design and a 3D printed multicopter platform to attend the competition but could not win. My friend and teammate Nimesh controlled the software,” recalled Sasidharan. “At the same time, there was a drone racing competition going on at another part of Mumbai. Out of curiosity I went there and was fascinated to find drones flying at a very high speed. This was something new for me. This was in 2017 when the hobby was just emerging and I decided to try my hand at it,” he continued. Thereafter, there was no looking back for the young lad as he took part in about 30 FPV drone racing competitions and won most of them. Recently he started working as a robotic software engineer in the research and development department of a leading organisation and has been travelling extensively to various countries but still finds time for his passion of drone racing. FPV drone racing is a sport where participants control drones equipped with cameras while wearing head-mounted displays showing the live stream camera feed from the drones. Similar to full size air racing, the goal is to complete a set course as quickly as possible. In fact, Sasidharan was among the 10 or 12 students selected out of 400 applicants in his college for the robotic club when he started his engineering programme. “I had an interest in aeromodelling and started building plane models -fixed ones and remote controlled models of air links. I built a couple of air models and wanted to get into the next stage and this took me into the world of drones and drone racing and then the Mumbai experience happened,” explained, Sasidharan. With generous cash awards, Sasidharan said he could manage to self-support in each competition. “Winning a national competition - Indian Drone Festival 2.0 held at ITDA Dehradun by Dehradun Drones Institute was a huge moment as this helped me represent India in an Asian competition in Malaysia. Another major competition was for the Asia, Australia Pacific region where I came third. I have won over 20 competitions altogether. I could self-fund for all the competitions because of the prize money I won in all the competitions,” he added.
The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Doha (PICPA Doha), an organisation devoted to the professional advancement of Filipino finance professionals, has announced its new set of council officers and associate volunteers for fiscal year 2022-2023. Through internal succession, Christian Dave M Barrameda stepped up as PICPA Doha's new president and John Vincent P Gunita as senior vice-president, with Kathryn Joyce T Fajardo being elected as vice-president. Outgoing president Abdul Rahim G Gandamra presided over the election, which had the participation of past presidents and Board of Directors (BoD) members. The nomination period lasted from June 1 to 15 and the positioning of elected council officers and associate volunteers took place on June 24 through a hybrid set up. The new set of office-bearers also include Carmela Mae V Ampongan (secretary), Carmi Joy D Bue (treasurer), Jay M Mariano (accountant), Ariel Joseph P Teologo (auditor), and John Zyriel B Reyes (public relations officer). The new chairpersons for various committees are Mary Ann C Agulto (continuing professional development), Donnabelle I Evangelista (corporate social responsibility), Micha Lizette P Pataueg-Vardanyan (education), Jyerex G Abrasado (community affairs), Rey E Barcena (sports), Vince C Desuasido (ways and means), Virgel B Bucalid II and Marivel V Pagayonan (social media relations), Joyminda M Aguillon (membership) and Michelle Eugene B Sy (corporate governance and compliance). who is also the BOD secretary. The new associate volunteers for fiscal year 2022-2023 are Mary Ann G Salubo (head - committee on associate affairs), Federico F Faldas (deputy head - committee on associate affairs), Ruby I Nepacena (secretary). Other volunteers for the following committees are Morris L Montecillo (corporate social responsibility), Catherine M Deligero (community affairs), Kashmir Joseph C Tolentino (sports), Marcell T Casinay (social media relations), Carl Albrecht B Baustista (education), Rebekah A Pardillo (ways and means), Najeeb Abdullah B Mamacotao and Jay Rafael D Angeles (membership), and Alvin S Guanzon and Roque L Galgo (events). PICPA Doha is scheduled to hold its 15th General Assembly and Induction Ceremony for FY 2022-2023 on August 5 at the Millennium Plaza Doha. PICPA Doha members and associates comprise a diverse mix of finance professionals with a myriad of work experiences from different industry groups. More information and upcoming announcements are available at www.picpadoha.org or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
The Asean Monitoring Committee of Engineering Services of the Philippines (AMCESP) conducted an assessment on the level of competencies, academic qualification, and professional practices for Asean Chartered Professional Engineers (ACPE). Some 28 electrical engineers from the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Qatar Chapter (IIEE-SQC) were assessed to obtain certification in their fields of specialisation. Members of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC); AMCESP; Francis V Mapile, chairman of Professional Regulatory Board of Electrical Engineering (PRBEE); Leandro Conti, chairman of the PRB of Mechanical Engineering; Alnar Detalla, chairman of the PRB of ECE; and member of PRBEE Jaime V Mendoza comprised the expert panel. Engineer Lyndon Bague attended on behalf of the Commission of Higher Education. The Philippine Technological Council (PTC) specialists of panelist delegations were Dr Florigo C Varona; Engr Robert U Mabulay, vice-chairman of the IIEE AAPER (Asean and Asia Pacific Engineer Registers) Committee; and engineers Sheila C Cabaraban, Florencio D Berenguel, Rodrigo T Pecolera, and Dr Angel de V Vera, members of the IIEE AAPER Committee. The Batch 7 ACPE applicants benefited from IIEE-mentoring of SQC’s programme on professional development and career certification for its knowledgeable and experienced electrical practitioners. This was based on their recently completed qualifying online interview to be registered as ACPE. From July 12 to 15, the candidates gathered in Doha for the AMCESP, organised by PRC’s International Affairs Office in Manila. The 2022 Board of Directors is led by IIEE-SQC president Lauren M Olivos in helping the organisation's general membership gain professional qualifications and career advancement. The ACPE-AER committee chairman, Erwin S Peniones, along with former presidents' advisers, engineers Edgar B Bernardino, Rudilyn S Reyes, and Teofilo F Tongson, supported the recently finished interview for ACPE applicants. Engineers would be able to undertake their specialised engineering practice and encourage a simpler free flow of professional services under the Mutual Recognition Arrangements, which is under the Community Council throughout the Asean region if eventual endorsement and approval for the ACPE registration were granted.
The Institution of Engineers (India) Qatar chapter in association with World Federation of Engineering Organisation-CIC celebrated the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on the theme 'Digital Technologies for older persons and healthy ageing.' More than 100 engineers attended the online event. Dr Sam Pitroda, described as the father of India’s Computer and IT revolution, was the chief guest. He explained that the occasion is to raise awareness about the opportunities and possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) brings to nations, societies, and economies. Year 2022 Telecom Day theme raises awareness of the important role of telecommunications/ICTs in supporting people to stay healthy, connected and independent - physically, emotionally and financially. Supporting a life of healthy ageing is also critical for the sustainability of economic and health systems. Angeline Premalatha, counsellor, Embassy of India, Qatar, inaugurated the celebration. She emphasised the role of digital transformation and elaborated that the world is shifting from analog to digital faster than ever before, further exposing humanity to the vast promise and peril of new technologies. While the digital era has brought society many incredible benefits, we also face many challenges such as growing digital divides, cyber threats, and human rights violations online, she pointed out. Dr Hemant O Thakare, president, The Institution of Engineers (India), in his presidential address mentioned access to digital technologies isn’t just a moral responsibility, but essential for global prosperity and sustainability. Engineer Ahmed Jassim al-Jolo, president, Arab Engineers Federation; Dr S S Rathore, chair, World Federation of Engineering Organisation – CIC; Asif Rahmany, deputy president, Engineers Australia; Prof Suprava Patnaik, dean, Kalinga University, India were guests of honour. Engineer Abdul Sathar, honorary chairman, IEI Qatar chapter welcomed the gathering, introduced the guest speakers to the gathering and talked about the topic of the event. Honorary secretary Dr Abdul Hameed compered. Qatar chapter of the Institution of Engineers (India) was established 30 years ago.
A webinar was organised by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Alumni Association Qatar (AMUAAQ), in association with the Engineers Australia (EA) Qatar Chapter, through the WebEx platform recently. The event was organised for engineering graduates and students of Aligarh Muslim University. The event was attended by a large number of engineers from India and Qatar, and informed engineering students and graduates about how to become members of Engineers Australia and thereby acquire the 'Chartered Engineer' credential. It also highlighted the possibility of immigrating to Australia in a quest to upgrade and further careers. The event was co-ordinated by Astley from Engineers Australia UK Chapter. The president of Engineers Australia Qatar Chapter, Tamer Yahya Naguib, welcomed the participants and spoke on the role of EA, welcoming the speakers and guest attendees to the webinar. The guest speaker for the event was an accomplished engineer and principal of Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology (ZHCET), AMU. Prof Dr M M Sufyan Beg, who presented the role of ZHCET and AMU and encouraged the engineering graduates to join professional organisations like Engineers Australia to enhance their careers. Rami Badaoui, an associate of Engineers Australia Qatar Chapter, was the keynote speaker. His presentation encouraged engineering graduates to join Engineers Australia as a member and also apprised them of the 'Chartered Engineer' credential. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. Engineers Australia Qatar Chapter agreed to provide free membership to the engineering students and graduates for one year. The event was closed by a vote of thanks to the attendees and speakers by Tamer Yahya Naguib. AMUAAQ extended special thanks to Asif Rahmany, a dynamic AMU alumnus and deputy president of Engineers Australia Qatar Chapter, noting that the "productive webinar wouldn’t have been possible without his kind efforts". It also thanked Naim Jainul (adviser) and Zeyaul Haque (general secy) of AMUAAQ for the success of the webinar.
The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Qatar Chapter conducted the Induction Ceremony of Officers and Board of Directors for 2022 recently. The occasion was attended virtually by PICE National President Ador G Canlas as the keynote speaker, National President-elect April Frances Agatha G Flores who delivered an inspirational message, and Philippine embassy in Qatar 3rd Secretary and Vice Consul Monica Remsy S Calangian who herself represents the ambassador, and it was also attended physically by Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) Qatar’s Carolina L Ortiz, the office-in-charge in the absence of the Labour Attache Adam A Musa. Canlas, in his speech lauded PICE Qatar Chapter for achieving another milestone of being the recipient of the 2021 Commission on Filipino Overseas Presidential Award for “Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL)," one of the seven awardees among 117 nominees from 31 countries. Engr. Ronaldo Nilo, a member of the chapter, is also the recipient of the Pamana ng Pilipino Award. In his speech, he shared the year's goals and plans of the current leadership. The charging officer was PICE Qatar Chapter’s Founding President, Engr Roy L Baquiran, who led the induction of the 2022 PICE Qatar leadership, namely: Engr Rolan E Nevado (President), Engr Elvin D Fajutagana (First Vice President), Engr Loraine C Radan (Second Vice President), Engr Joseph Marius R Macaraig (Secretary), Engr Aushford O Acera (Treasurer), Engr Belinda E Dela Cruz (Auditor), Engr Rosendo B Berja Jr (Business Manager), Engr Maria Michelle A Revillosa (Public Relations Officer), and Engr Victoriano P Bago Jr (Sergeant-At-Arms). Other inductees were committee chairpersons Engr Marian M Ocampo (Membership), Engr Emmanuel German V Boceta (PICE Qatar Affairs), Engr Alnovar S Abubakar (Ways and Means), Engr Marie Joy E Reyes (Honours & Special Professional Licensure Examinations), Engr Angelo D Eda (Continuing Professional Advancement), and Engr Danilo L Chan (Publications and Information). Highlighting the ceremony was the exaugural speech and handing over of the gavel and the PICE Qatar President banner, as the symbolic handover of leadership, by outgoing chapter president Engr Mark Anthony P Abendan to the incoming chapter president Engr Rolan E Nevado. Awarded last year by PICE National as the most outstanding international chapter president for 2021, Engr Abendan was bestowed with a Distinguished Service Award for his exemplary leadership by the current BOD. Engr Nevado gave his inaugural message by presenting the chapter’s target plans and activities which the chapter aims to accomplish under the ‘new normal’. Active committee members were recognised during the event for their contribution to the success of PICE Qatar in the year 2021. The new members took their oath-taking as well as the 2022 committees. PICE Qatar Chapter was recognised during the 2021 National Convention held on November 27, 2021, as the Most Outstanding International Chapter for its fourth consecutive year coupled with the Most Outstanding Community Project and Most Outstanding Newsletter for the fifth consecutive year since 2017.