Thursday 25 May 2017

Smart homes: A necessity for a sustainable living

The concept of smart homes is finding its place in communities that are aspiring to move into the future with extra luxurious, safe, secure and convenient lifestyle. The awareness about connectivity and the importance of having smart homes has helped fill the gap that was once consider


Tips to counteract the effects of the summer sun

Summer is well and truly here and what better motivation to use sunscreen than having youthful skin. Add to this the reduced risk of cancers. Truth is, people have tried several methods to keep aging at bay but as we get older our skin starts to wrinkle and age. But you can look on the bright s


GCC companies see significant rise in fraud, risk

The proportion of executives in the GCC that reported their companies fell victim to fraud in the past year rose significantly to 88 per cent, from 62 per cent in 2015, highlighting the escalating threat to corporate reputation and regulatory compliance, a report said. The Gulf r


Students in Dubai attending ‘better’ schools

Sixty-four per cent of students in Dubai, UAE now attend better schools, compared to 30 per cent of students in 2008 to 2009, says a new report. While 10 schools have improved their performance, while only four schools show a decline in performance, according to the Knowledge and


Progressive trends shaping the smartphone industry

Smartphones are getting smarter every year. Today’s smartphones are no more bulky. They are slim, smaller and easy to carry around. The screen is crystal clear and it’s a pleasure to see pictures and watch movies. Some of the cameras in high-end phones are as powerful as a DSLR came


Getting the best out of bridge management technology

Using technology to plan the construction, operation and maintenance of bridges is not new. But as in so many other areas of engineering, construction and asset management, the industry has yet to take advantage of the latest technology or the Big Data that is available, according to an industr


Iron ore on track to peak, but challenges remain

Once again, it is good times for the iron ore miners: global steel production through February 2017 is up 5.8 per cent over last year; prices remain buoyant; and, counterintuitively, China continues to make progress in reducing iron and steelmaking capacity, said an industry expert.


Cyber criminals ‘exploiting employee behaviour’

Browser-based attacks and social engineering are now the two most powerful techniques targeting organisations, a report said, highlighting that both techniques prey upon users as their initial point of entry. “Cyber criminals are going after the weakest link- the employee.


Iraq needs urgent investment in education

The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today, a Unicef report said.   While the price of investing in Iraq’s education sector is high, failing to do so will cost the nation far more in the future, said the


Opec faces three choices: stay, cut or hike output

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) faces three distinct choices: stay, cut, or hike output at the highly anticipated meeting in Vienna on May 25, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) in a new report. First, Opec could cut production beyond the 1.2 mil

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