By: // On 9 February 2014 // in Tech, Travel

Top 5 Toughest Mobile Phones

So, all the features that other mobile phones offer don’t interest you. Why is that? Because you want a cell phone that’s as tough as the life that you live, specially when you travel the world. You want the toughest mobile phone that can be dropped on concrete or in water, a smartphone that would survive the apocalypse.

Below I list five of the toughest mobile phones deals money can buy today, guaranteed to be able to take the strain of life and bounce back.

By: // On 13 January 2014 // in Lifestyle, Travel

Best 5 Summer Backpacking Products On Amazon

Winter is the time to plan for your summer backpacking away from home. Whether you’re spending a few months in Europe, the US, or elsewhere, there’s some essential things you need.

Below is a list of the best 5 backpacking products for the summer which you can find on Amazon. I’ve hand-picked those five based on my long travel experience, in Australia, south Asia, and some parts of Europe.

By: // On 3 January 2014 // in Tech

Lenovo Vibe X S960 Review

Lenovo S960 Vibe X, the latest mobile phone from Lenovo was sent to me for review. In the beginning, rest assured that I won’t write down a complicated technical review, rather I’ll just list all the things I liked, didn’t like, and those which I should mention in my review here.

If you want a quick review; Lenovo Vibe X S960 is a stylish mobile phone, looker, sleek, shiny, eye-catchy, light, not slow nor fast, with a battery that needs four hours to be fully charged, while 20 minutes of playing a single game brought down the power meter by 11%.

By: // On 19 December 2013 // in Biz, Social Media, Tech

Interview With Khaled Hussein, CTO of Crowdtilt.com

Crowdtilt.com is a crowd-sourcing website that offers a group-funding platform to allows users to establish fundraising campaigns for only non-profit organizations. Crowdtilt was founded by James Beshara and Khaled Hussein, and launched out of Y Combinator in February 2012. The company was initially based in Texas and is now headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Crowdtilt has secured many rounds of investment with a total of $37 Million, and is set to expand outside of the US, with eyes set on English speaking countries like Canada, U.k. and Australia. I managed to get in touch with Khaled Hussein over the email, and knowing how busy he is, I managed to get him to answer those 3 questions below.

By: // On 9 December 2013 // in Lifestyle

It’s the holiday season, the time for finding the right budget gifts that won’t break the bank. For a lot of people, Christmas time or the holiday season is one of the most exciting and joyous time of the year. Everything feels happier and cozier, tinsel glitters on the tree, lights sparkle on neighborhood homes… but underneath all that wrapping paper and peppermint mochas is the stress of figuring out meaningful presents for your friends and family that don’t break the bank.

Here is my own list of seven fun under $50 budget gifts, which I picked mainly for women, that won’t empty anyone’s bank account this holiday season.

By: // On 29 November 2013 // in Autos, Biz, Lifestyle

Seven Australian Made Cars to Consider

Do they know how to make cars down-under? Did they ever manufacture a decent automobile? Of course they did, and not only that, the Australian car industry is trying very hard not to throw in the towel and to stay in the game. Whether they will manage to do that or not remains to be answered in the coming years.

Till then, our down-under reporter, Aaron, writes about the top most recent Australian made cars carrying the Made in Australia tag, which you can buy today, should you ever drop by Australia, or you were an Australian looking out to buy a new car.

By: // On 23 November 2013 // in Autos, Lifestyle, Travel

Top 10 Destinations To Visit By Car in Australia

Australia is such a vast land / country / continent, with so much long roads and vast empty areas between cities and towns to visit by car only. I never quite understood what some tourists that I met while traveling meant when they told me how they found Australia to be quite empty!

The distance, though, serves to make Australia a land that can be explored and adventured in, and for that you shall need a car, a rather good one also, as you roam the lands and beaches and greenery, which makes for car-travelers’ paradise. Below is a list of some of my favourite areas of this ancient land.

By: // On 18 November 2013 // in Autos, Lifestyle, Travel

Top 10 Classic Cars Manufactured in Australia

Australia has a long history of love and obsession with cars and motoring. Ever since the former Prime Minister Ben Chifley watched the unveiling of the Holden FX, Australians have shown their love and passion for motoring and cars. The biggest car manufacturers in Australia are Holden (a subsidiary of GM) and Ford Australia.

Because of the exorbitant costs of manufacturing, some say the future won’t have any Australian-made cars, which gives more value to the old classic ones that stood out the test of time and tried to leave their mark in the motoring history books. This is a list of my top 10 classic cars built and manufactured on Australian soil.

By: // On 17 November 2013 // in Autos, Lifestyle, Tech

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for a Newlywed Couple

So, it’s that time of the year again. Buying Christmas gifts for friends, family, and acquaintances can be stressful. Especially if one of them is recently married! You know your best friend and what she’ll love and appreciate, but finding something that her man will get a kick out of, too? And what about all the great wedding gifts that they just received?

These are questions you have to figure out how to answer before you head to the mall or start shopping online. It’s probably best to have an idea of what they’ve already gotten to start out so that you can find them something different and special.

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