#awesome NASA Lets You Send Your Name to Mars

NASA now gives anyone the opportunity to send their name to Mars. Just enter your name, country and zipcode into the form, and your name ? along with many others ? will be included in a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover which will be heading to Mars in 2011.

source mashable.com

Mena telecom wimax broadband internet review | Menatelecom Bahrain

update 03 DEC 2009

after using the service for 4 months now, the connection seems to be unstable, lots of lag, slow & connection drop-downs


batelco released their new packages @ batelco's website

Package details:

Speed: 2Mbps
Cap limit: 12 GB
No voice - optional
Internal CPE wi-fi enabled: BD 3 monthly rental
setup charges: BD 20
Contract Duration: 18 months ( you are getting married to the ISP )
Cancelation fee: BD 65 which is the device's price.

Below is a comparison table between Mena & Batelco :



Download speed

Upload speed

Price in BD


2 Mbps

90 ms

2.42 Mbps

.25 Mbps

BD 30


2 Mbps

32 ms

1.79 Mbps

.43 Mbps

BD 60

i have also done a video review below, the first part is about the device, the second part is the speedtest, enjoy:

WiMAX from zainal on Vimeo.

The sixth sense device

I am speechless have a look at this amazing demonstration of the device that could probably replace mobile phones in the future ... talking about interactivity ? have a look

smart mobile marketing

As we all know & noticed how technology evolved and still moving forward, we have seen the dramatic change in internet users for the past 8 years? from 40,000 internet users in year 2000 to? 250,000 internet users at year 2008 in Bahrain and increasing according to internetworldstats .

With the appearance of social media/networks ( youtube, facebook, myspace, faces etc ...) the internet became a good place to advertise (? wake up!! ), whether to increase brand awareness , driving traffic or populating a prospects database for example.

We are going to see more developments in mobile devices soon, or what so called "? smart mobiles " with GPS, 3G, wi-fi,? and probably wimax in the future , proximity detection allowing ad networks to push data to a device which is near by .

A good example is socialight, with the help of user generated content ( in a social networks like facebook for i.e ) they can recommend a place that they are visiting or visited ( upload text, picture and video ) to their list and mark it map...
Lets say you are going out shopping/dinning and you would like to know where to eat but you are confused, fireup your mobile, start socialight service and based on your location, your friends recommendations will appear on your mobile screen ( proximity ) or ads can just be pushed whenever you are near to a " hot spot" .

"Think Digital"!

This is a great way of using LBS ( location based services )... watch the video below for more info on socialight.