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 Shah Rukh Khan performs at the IPL Gala dinner to open IPL VII at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Shah Rukh Khan stars at IPL Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

The superstar entertainer Shah Rukh Khan on stage last night at a gala dinner to launch the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.


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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.

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April 7, 2014

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April 2, 2014

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April 1, 2014

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

Samsung fails to stop early release of new Galaxy S5 smartphone in South Korea

March 27, 2014

Samsung is getting drawn into a battle among Korean carriers for users, with illegal discounts prompting the government regulator to limit their ability to sign up new customers for 45 days.

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March 26, 2014

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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.

Samsung introduces free music service for phones

March 10, 2014

Milk Music service includes more than 200 stations and 13 million songs

Apple iPhone 5 beats Samsung S3 as UAE’s most popular smartphone

March 9, 2014

Data from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority shows that 51 per cent of handsets registered in the last three months of the year were smartphones, up from 46 per cent in the third quarter.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular mobile handsets in the UAE

March 9, 2014

Here are the top 10 mobile handets in the UAE by specific model for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the Telecommunications Regulation Authority.

Android tablet sales overtake Apple’s iPad for first time

March 5, 2014

The spike in tablets sales during the year was fuelled by improvements in lower-end smaller-screen tablets, many of them running Google’s Android software.