Welcome back guys! We're back here on our next Weekly Feed that features the top tech news that you may have missed throughout the week.
Dubai’s RTA has signed an agreement with Tesla Motors to buy 200 hybrid electric vehicles with autonomous driving tech built in. These cars will be added to the limousine fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation, which means we’ll soon be booking self-driving cars to take us around the city. Dubai is on its way to transforming into the world’s smartest city, with an aim to turn 25% of all commutes in Dubai to autonomous by 2030. Click here to read more.
Huawei has big things in store for us at MWC 2017. A teaser image posted by CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group confirms the appearance of the Huawei Watch 2 at their press event. On top of that, there are leaked promotional images going around that show the Huawei P10 Plus in all its glory. With a curved display and dual camera setup, we can’t wait to see else Huawei has to bring. Click here for more.
HMD Global, the company that owns the rights to the Nokia brand will be launching four new devices at MWC 2017. The Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones and the Nokia 3310. Yes, a modern version of the feature phone that is, to this day, the most iconic device associated with the brand. As long as it has Snake 2 and Space Impact, we are on board. Check out more.
At Gulf Photo Plus’ Photo Week 2017 earlier this week, Panasonic launched their latest flagship Single Lens Mirrorless camera, the LUMIX GH5. Be sure to check out our video coverage of the launch event. The GH5 will be available in stores across the GCC and you can check out more details about its features and prices in our article linked here.
It looks like Apple wants to put the best of the features in the upcoming iPhone 8 as KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the Cupertino company plans to integrate a new ‘Function Area’ that will replace the Touch ID home button. This new area will supposedly allow Apple to use virtual buttons. Read more.
Emaar Entertainment launched a new interactive attraction at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo this week. Featuring Virtual Reality technology, VRZOO is an immersive experience that explores a 360-degree tour of locations like South Africa, Australia and Egypt. Users can encounter some of the world’s most captivating animal species on the brink of extinction, with the programs focusing on awareness and conservation efforts.