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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 JP Duminy played a cameo knock of 52 not out from 35 balls to tip the game in Delhi Daredevils' favour. Pawan Singh / The National

Kolkata Knight Riders lose way as Duminy sizzles for Delhi Daredevils

JP Duminy keeps his head as cameo at the death helps swing it in Delhi's favour in Dubai after captain Karthik plays the anchor role.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 The mother removes the noose with the help of her husband from around the neck of Balal.

In pictures: Mother forgives her son’s killer as he awaited his execution

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


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GlobalFoundries partners with Samsung to produce next-generation chips for smartphones

April 18, 2014

The production process utilises a three-dimensional design and results in chips that are 20 per cent faster, 35 per cent more efficient and 15 per cent smaller than those produced with the current industry standard.

Moto G’s high quality and low price make it iPhone rival

April 14, 2014

While budget smartphones have their drawbacks, the Moto G has few niggles. Rather, it can do everything any other Android phone can – it’s just a lot cheaper.

Samsung sweetens Galaxy S5 debut deal to stay in top position

April 12, 2014

Customers will be offered PayPal vouchers, a LinkedIn premium account and at least four fitness-related apps as the new smartphone is released around the world.

Samsung posts second straight profit drop as smartphone demand stalls

April 8, 2014

Sales of high-end products are slowing because of market saturation and the debuts of new Apple iPhones, curbing earnings at the world’s biggest smartphone maker.

Apple bitten by cheap smartphones

April 4, 2014

The branding may be more modest, but it's all about delivery on performance – and of course the price.

Apple and Samsung return to US federal court in latest patent battle

April 1, 2014

Apple and Samsung have been litigating around the world for nearly three years.

Acer effort at tablet/laptop hybrid falls a little short with Aspire P3

March 31, 2014

Acer Aspire P3 tries to be both a tablet and laptop - but sadly it does not live up to the expectations of either.

Advantage of new technology such as 4K TV is easy to see

March 26, 2014

Ultra-high definition monitors are the next step in PC, TV and mobile display, but consumers may avoid them because of their high costs and lack of content.

Nokia X smartphone launches in the UAE, selling for less than Dh500

March 23, 2014

Nokia is pinning its hopes on the highly competitive mid-range smartphone segment, expected to grow 20 per cent this year, as it launches its first Android phone.

Apple replaces iPad 2 with iPad 4 and launches cheapest iPhone ever

March 19, 2014

The new 8GB iPhone 5C priced lower than the 16GB version, while iPad 4 is lowered to the price of the iPad 2.

Sony launches Xperia Z2 as it hopes to climb smartphone leaderboard

March 13, 2014

The struggling Japanese technology manufacturer recently sold off its Vaio laptop business to focus more on the mobile market. It is now launching a new flagship phone every six months to keep up with new technologies.

Android OS leads the field in UAE tablet shipments

March 13, 2014

Tablet shipments in the Middle East and Africa more than doubled in the last quarter of 2013, as consumers increasingly turn away from PCs, according to IDC data.

In pictures: Sony launches Xperia Z2 in Dubai

March 13, 2014

Sony on Wednesday night, March 12, launched its new flagship phone that it hopes will enable it to become the top three smartphone retailer in the region. The Sony Xperia Z2 is priced at Dh2,649 and will be available in April.

Gadgets: Jawbone Mini Jambox looks the part and just about delivers on sound

March 10, 2014

If music wanted to look pretty, it would play through a Jambox speaker.