When you first set your eyes on a set of Sennheiser Momentum headphones, you will not be able to look the other way.
“It sounds the way it looks: Rich. Clean. Premium.” is what the brand claims for this breathtaking and impeccable range. So when I had a chance to test out the range, I gladly obliged… even though I am more of a technology buff than an audiophile. A review unit arrived in due course and it was truly worth writing about. Here’s more on my moments with Momentum…
Part of the ‘Love Your Sky’ initiative, the GCAA campaign aimed at raising awareness with the flight and passenger safety all over the UAE, the competition will search for the best aviation-inspired photography from across the UAE.
‘Sunrise in the Office’ by Karim Nafatni – judge of the UAE GCAA #UAEAviationArt competition
“The GCAA has embarked on its next stages of digital growth, in line with Dubai’s Vision 2021 and its aspirations to become one of the world’s leading governments in terms of its digital and art activities. “UAE Aviation Art” aims to engage with aviation fans and artists alike.” H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi
The competition, which will culminate with a public exhibition, invites all UAE residents to submit their work. Submissions can be made on Instagram by using the dedicated hashtag #UAEAviationArt.
“We are excited to see how the spirit of aviation can be expressed and captured. We urge people to visualize and use their imagination. It can be travel and escapism, but also photography of abstract art and emotions. It can all be captured on camera. We appreciate local art while we have deliberately kept the criteria for entry wide in order to attract as many people as possible.”
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The GCAA has launched the competition across its dedicated social media platforms: with in Instagram being the lead for this campaign. It is the latest initiative in a series of social media campaigns for the authority.
The judge for “UAE Aviation Art” has been brilliantly chosen – it’s Karim Nafatni, who is a commercial pilot by day and a photographer and “roof topper” by night.
Online, Karim’s stunning birds’ eye view photography taken from the cockpit of his plane as well as from high locations and rooftops has pulled in more than 25,000 fans on his Facebook page – KNXposures – and 2.8 million views on his 500px profile. He believes the GCAA’s first-of-kind aviation art competition will reveal the depth and diversity of the UAE’s arts scene.
Karim says: “The competition will no doubt showcase that the UAE is rich with artistic talent. There is a real vibrancy in the breadth of the competition subject matter – aviation – with endless possibilities for inspiration.”
Participants will have the opportunity to display their work in from of a wide audience, as well as winning the new Xperia 3 Z3 smartphone from Sony Mobile, and tickets to any destination around the world, in addition to other prizes.
How to enter To enter “UAE Aviation Art” simply submit a digital image of your work via Instagram using the hashtag #UAEAviationArt. The competition is now open and runs for one month with a deadline for submissions at midnight UAE time, 31st October 2014.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet gives you full power of Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Office Home & Student 2013 wherever you go with an 8″ HD screen, a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor, dual cameras and an optional keyboard. At a price that makes it a good value for your hard-earned money.
I have been using the Windows platform on every computer I have ever owned. Yet, when it comes to smartphones and tablets, my experience so far has been on Blackberry’s proprietary OS, Google’s open source Android and Apple’s iOS. No Windows!
When I was offered an opportunity to try out the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet that comes with Windows 8.1, I agreed without any hesitation at all. The Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet was hand delivered at my doorstep soon after.
(Dell Venue 8 Pro Image courtesy of Dell Inc.)
Being a Windows PC user for ages, I thought how different could it be – why not try Windows on a tablet? I was in for a surprise!
It is interesting to watch the entry of a superstar on Twitter.
Bollywood superstar Rajinikanth posted his first tweet on Twitter as @superstarrajini and got 40,000 followers in less than hour, averaging around 1000+ followers per minute.
That’s not all, staying true to the legends ascribed to him, he had already made 1000+ tweets within minutes of coming on Twitter, with personal mentions to his followers and a link to a free poster download of his movie Kochadaiiyaan.
Here’s what the numbers look like…
First tweet by Bollywood superstar Rajinikanth on Twitter
Rajinikanth gets 40,000 followers and posts 1000 tweets in first hour on Twitter as @superstarrajini
Twitter fans and followers of Rajinikanth get a personal mention and free poster of Kochadaiiyaan
The full official Twitter profile of Rajinikanth @supestarrajini