Egypt Technology
South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt
Assassin’s Creed: Origins and its Egyptian setting are real
Egypt Is Blocking Voice Calls Made Over Social Media Apps
Egypt; You Never Need to Carry Your Credit/Debit Card with QPAY Ever Again
Rolling robot climbs like a tank
Samsung Improving Cairo's OpenGL ES 3.x Support, May Eye Vulkan In Future
2017-12-07 00:19:52 Back in September there were developers from Samsung's Open-Source Group adding initial OpenGL ES 3.0 support to Cairo. The GLESv3 upbringing in Cairo is still ongoing and not yet fully vetted, but Bryce Harrington of Samsung OSG has now blogged about this effort. While there is the initial support for creating an OpenGL ES 3.0 context with Cairo, as Bryce explains in his new blog post, the work on GLES 3   Read More ...
Cairo Adds Support For OpenGL ES 3.0
2017-09-15 00:22:27 The Cairo 2D vector graphics library used by GTK, Firefox, WebKit, and many other programs finally has an OpenGL ES 3.0 back-end merged. Cairo supports many different backends from OpenGL to DirectFB to outputting as SVG/PDF/PostScript files as well as Skia, Direct2D, OpenVG, and other less notable code paths. Finally, OpenGL ES 3.0 is now supported by mainline Cairo. Bryce Harrington has extended the OpenGL ES support to now handle v3   Read More ...
High-speed 4G mobile internet to come into effect in Egypt this month: minister
2017-09-11 12:41:38 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s telecoms operators will begin offering high-speed 4G mobile broadband services in September, the telecoms minister said on Monday. The government had sold four 4G licenses in 2016 as part of a plan to reform the telecoms sector and raise dollars for stretched government finances. The ministry would offer more wireless frequencies for sale at an unspecified later date, the minister told journalists   Read More ...
South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt
2017-09-08 12:12:10 Within six months, 311,400 acres of land in Egypt will be transformed into an agriculture city. The $10 billion deal was signed on Tuesday by Egypt and the Korea-Arab Society (KAS). The project will feature 50,000 smart greenhouses in addition to a number of seawater desalination and solar power plants. Arab Finance reports that the protocol was signed by the General Authority for Reconstruction Projects and Agricultural Development, an affiliate to the Egyptian Agriculture Ministry, and the Korea-Arab Society, which is represented by the Korean Arab Company for Economic and Cultural Consultancy   Read More ...
MapR’s Ted Dunning: The Intersection of Machine Learning and Containers
2017-08-10 05:00:12 How would you orchestrate a containerized architecture whose purpose is not just to retain state, but actually construct it block-by-block, like an Egyptian pyramid or a presidential excuse? In this latest edition of The New Stack Makers podcast, MapR’s chief application architect, Ted Dunning, presented an intriguing idea: a kind of “reverse load-balancing” architecture where stateless containers are given construction tasks that are applicable to machine learning, but a limited time in which to either complete their job or put their tools down and go home   Read More ...
Egyptian watchdog says authorities blocking more websites
2017-06-13 14:50:25 An Egyptian watchdog says authorities have increased their blocking of critical websites, and are now shifting toward preventing internet users from obtaining software that would allow them to bypass such restrictions. A statement late Monday by The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression says Egypt has blocked five additional sites, bringing the total number to of blocked sites to 62 since a censorship campaign began in late May   Read More ...
Assassin’s Creed: Origins and its Egyptian setting are real
2017-06-12 00:01:15 After a long break (OK, maybe not that long), Assassin’s Creed is back. Assassin’s Creed: Origins is taking Ubisoft’s flagship franchise to Egypt, the publisher announced today during Microsoft’s Xbox event today ahead of next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles. As rumors suggested, Origins takes place in Egypt and shows the start of the Assassin’s Brotherhood, one of the mainstays throughout the series   Read More ...
Egypt Is Blocking Voice Calls Made Over Social Media Apps
2017-04-26 14:48:25 Egypt has disrupted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services this week for users who use messaging apps like Apple’s FaceTime, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The key reason is ostensibly security concerns, but there’s also a suspicion there are economic incentives for local telcos who have complained to regulators about free calls via such apps. The partial disruption comes on the back of a three-month nationwide state of emergency after terrorist attacks on Palm Sunday (April 9) killed 47 people in two churches   Read More ...
Telecom Egypt to offer 2G and 3G services through Orange Egypt
2017-04-19 14:24:56 CAIRO Telecom Egypt will on Wednesday sign an agreement with Orange Egypt to offer 2G and 3G mobile services through Orange Egypt, one Telecom Egypt source and one source from the telecommunication ministry told Reuters. Telecom Egypt, the state's fixed-line monopoly, was the first company to take up the state's offer to buy a 4G license in August for 7.08 billion Egyptian pounds ($392 million) to enter the mobile market directly for the first time   Read More ...
U.S. bans laptops, tablets on some flights from Middle East, North Africa
2017-03-21 09:21:01 The United States is banning electronic devices such as laptops and tablets from cabin luggage on certain flights originating from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa, local media reported. The new rule, which is expected to be officially announced and take effect on Tuesday, will apply to nonstop U.S.-bound flights from 10 international airports in the cities of Cairo in Egypt, Amman in Jordan, Kuwait City in Kuwait, Casablanca in Morocco, Doha in Qatar, Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Istanbul in Turkey, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the Associated Press reported, quoting an unnamed U   Read More ...
Egypt; You Never Need to Carry Your Credit/Debit Card with QPAY Ever Again
2017-02-15 17:50:39 QPAY, founded by Ömer Kräkiry, is a cloud based secure mobile Wallet app for shoppers. Make Your Payments using your mobile phone. There is no substitute for the convenience and luxury of making purchases from your mobile phone, “Qpay” is the payment app that converts all of your debit/credit cards image to qr code to be used in payment without the need to carry a card in your wallet. Hence   Read More ...
Apple switches App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 countries
2016-12-02 21:33:31 In nine markets, Apple will soon move to using local currencies on the App Store, according to an official notice to developers. The transition should start in the next few weeks, Apple said. Affected countries include Egypt, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, Tanzania, and Vietnam. Previously those countries' storefronts showed pricing in U.S. dollars. That could, of course, be potentially confusing for anyone wanting an   Read More ...
Advanced PHP File Downloader: Retrieve files for download from remote sites
2016-11-11 17:03:02 Description Author This class can retrieve files for download from remote sites. It can send HTTP requests to remote sites to download files and save to given load files. The class can authenticate with a given user and password, allow to resume partially downloaded files, and can throttle the download to limit the speed of data transference. Performance Level Name: Ahmed Saad Classes: Country: Egypt Age: ??? All time rank:   Read More ...
Should GNOME Begin Replacing More C Code With Rust?
2016-11-01 00:50:21 There's talk of potentially using more Rust code within the GNOME desktop environment as opposed to C/Vala code. GNOME developer Federico Mena-Quintero has been working on as a first bit of Rust code for GNOME. LibRSVG is the SVG rendering library using Cairo written for GNOME. Well known GNOME developer Alberto Ruiz has now written his thoughts on GNOME and Rust. He wrote, "imagine for a moment, that we decide   Read More ...
Data Visualization for Storytelling with Alberto Cairo & Microsoft Power BI
2016-10-21 12:07:53 From the election of Pope Francis to the passing of Nelson Mandela to Miley Cyrus’ MTV #twerk heard ’round the world, 2013 was full of big headlines and viral hits. Yet The New York Times’ top story of the year was the humble result of a vocabulary survey of 350,000 randomly selected Americans conducted by a then-intern at the paper. Instead of presenting these findings in a written article, “”   Read More ...
VC4 Gallium3D Driver Now Has Better Texture Upload Performance
2016-10-20 00:58:21 Stemming from an issue of slow performance inside LXDE's file manager, the Raspberry Pi VC4 Gallium3D driver has received an optimization for better texture upload performance. Broadcom developer Eric Anholt has cleared up an issue around the texture upload performance that should help "almost any Cairo vector graphics operation with its Xlib backend", as Eric acknowledges, this VC4 Gallium3D change should benefit a lot of Raspberry Pi users on this   Read More ...
Apple sets iPhone 7 launch dates for Egypt, Colombia & several other countries
2016-10-18 07:40:48 Apple sets iPhone 7 launch dates for Egypt, Colombia & several other countries Apple on Monday updated a collection of its international websites with more iPhone 7 launch dates, filling in gaps across multiple continents. The new additions will include Egypt on Oct. 20, followed by Colombia the next day. Oct. 28 will see Cameroon, Kenya, Botswana, Moldova, and Mozambique join the list. October has already been a hectic month   Read More ...
iPhone 7 to Launch in Several Additional Countries in Late October
2016-10-18 01:06:02 Apple today updated several of its international websites with and 7 Plus launch dates, announcing the expansion of the new devices to Egypt, Colombia, Cameroon, Kenya, Botswana, Moldova, and Mozambique. Apple previously updated its websites in Israel, South Korea, Thailand, Morocco, Madagascar, Uganda, Senegal, and Mauritius, other countries that will see late October launches. Launch dates are as follows: Egypt Israel Colombia South Korea Thailand Mauritius Morocco   Read More ...
Intel's FastUIDraw Is Very Promising For Fast, GPU-Accelerated Drawing
2016-09-23 00:48:28 Intel Open-Source Technology Center developer Kevin Rogovin just finished presenting at this year's XDC2016 conference in Helsinki. Rogovin presented on the promising 01.org project FastUIDraw. We previously talked about FastUIDraw earlier this month on Phoronix, in case you missed it: Intel Has Been Working On A Fast 2D GPU Renderer Focused On Web Content. Early numbers on FastUIDraw put it much faster than Cairo CPU/OpenGL/Xlib renderers, Qt with its different   Read More ...
mythcat: Linux application Flowblade version 1.8
2016-09-22 12:13:04 This video editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license. I try to used also with Fedora linux distro ( Fedora 25 alpha) but not work for me. I don't see in Fedora anything like python-gi-cairo. Also I put this issue under github project, maybe will be fixed. According to the official webpage, the software come with: Features. Editing:3 move tools. 3   Read More ...
Emacs 25.1 released
2016-09-20 00:09:51 Version 25.1 of the Emacs editor is available. New features include a dynamic module loader, experimental Cairo drawing, better TLS certificat validation, better Unicode input, a mechanism for embedding widgets within buffers, and more.   Read More ...
Emacs 25.1 Released With Cairo Drawing, Better Network Security
2016-09-19 00:18:45 For those not running the new, feature-packed Vim 8.0, GNU Emacs 25.1 was released on Saturday with several new features and improvements. Emacs 25.1 comes with support for being able to load shared/dynamic libraries as modules to the program and there is experimental support for Cairo drawing as two of the big feature additions. Besides the experimental Cairo support there is also new support for embedding native widgets inside Emacs   Read More ...
Emmanuele Bassi: GUADEC
2016-08-15 13:41:58 I’m going to talk about the evolution of GTK+ rendering, from its humble origins of X11 graphics contexts, to Cairo, to GSK. If you are interested in this kind of stuff, you can either attend my presentation on Saturday at 11 in the Grace Room, or you can just find me and have a chat. I’m also going to stick around during the BoF days — especially for the usual   Read More ...
Bright Computing Powers Electronics Research Institute
2016-08-05 00:17:48 Today announced that the Electronics Research Institute () and have chosen the full suite of Bright technology to manage its HPC, big data, and cloud infrastructure. Using Bright Computing’s technologies, we were able to showcase how to provision a virtual HPC cluster or big data cluster over cloud as extensions to the existing cluster or on demand as per users’ requests,” said Dr. Khaled Elamrawi, President of Brightskies Technologies.   Read More ...
Rolling robot climbs like a tank
2016-08-03 02:45:04 The Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a serpent curled around in a circle, consuming its own tail. It also lends its name to Ourobot, a circular shape-shifting all-terrain robot developed by four Computer Engineering students at Germany's Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. Looking not unlike a big fat bicycle chain, Ourobot is made up of 12 linked segments, each one containing a motor and a pressure sensor. On   Read More ...
The Widely-Used Cairo Library Has Problems Passing Its Own Tests
2016-07-04 13:27:16 The Cairo graphics library that's relied upon by GTK+, Gecko/Firefox, WebKit, Poppler, and many other pieces of Linux software is having problems passing its own build tests. Phoronix reader "Darxus" who previously wrote about reasons for losing motivation in Wayland, shared some details this week about Cairo's inability to pass its own build tests. Darxus started a Cairo mailing list thread about the build test issues, to which it was   Read More ...
Federico Mena-Quintero: Tue 2016/Jun/28
2016-06-29 13:25:19 La Mapería It is Hack Week at SUSE, and I am working on La Mapería (the map store), a little program to generate beautiful printed maps from OpenStreetMap data. I've gotten to the point of having something working: the tool downloads rendered map tiles, assembles them with Cairo as a huge PDF surface, centers the map on a sheet of paper, and prints nice margins and a map   Read More ...
Forensics Official: Flight MS804 Evidence 'Points Towards an Explosion' 
2016-05-24 13:30:47 Since last Friday, search teams have been from the . Now, an Egyptian forensics official has admitted that from what’s been recovered so far it seems likely there was an explosion aboard the airplane. , an anonymous Egyptian forensics official explained that “[t]he size of the remains points towards an explosion, the biggest part was the size of a palm.” Associated Press reports that an official—it’s not clear whether it’s   Read More ...
An Airplane Has Disappeared From Radar Above Egyptian Airspace
2016-05-19 12:44:39 An EgyptAir Airbus A320 with 66 people on board has disappeared from radar above Egyptian airspace, somewhere over the eastern Mediterranean. The airline says that Flight MS804 left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Wednesday at 23:09 local time and was scheduled to arrive in Cairo at around 03:00 local time. Radar contact was lost with the airplane at 2:30 Cairo time, when it was flying at 37,000ft. The   Read More ...
Outsourcing Software Development to a Global Talent Pool: World of Help or World of Hurt?
2016-05-16 12:49:58 When outsourcing software development the country options are endless: India, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, and on and on…. What’s the right choice? If you’re outsourcing you’re most likely doing so to address shortages in expertise, need for expanded bandwidth, and cost control/reduction. Done right, outsourcing reduces costs, increases productivity, and reduces time to market. In addition it can improve creativity, morale, innovation, and completion rates.   Read More ...
Microsoft to address UN on 'digital terror'
2016-05-06 09:01:19 Microsoft has accepted an invitation from the UN Security Council to address a special debate next week on counter-terrorism and confronting "digital terror", UN diplomats said. The ministerial-level debate on Wednesday is organized by Egypt, which holds this month's presidency of the 15-member council. It will be the first time that a will address the Security Council, which has been increasingly concerned by the use of the Internet and to   Read More ...
Facebook apologizes for Safety Check glitch after Pakistan blast
2016-03-28 10:00:33 Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan. Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that they are safe following an event in their area like a terror attack or natural disaster. "We activated Safety Check   Read More ...