Category Archives: miscellaneous

We’ve moved…


Hi everyone, thanks for being patient. We’re happy to say the wait is finally over. Our top secret project (yes, it was the fully-blown website) is now live, and available at www.stuffmideast.com. So come in, have a look, put your feet up and get stuck in to the region’s best-selling technology magazine. Still a few bugs, but we’re sure you’ll help us iron those out. Now click this link, and we’ll see you on the otherside.

Free gadget goodies? Yes please

Anyone want free stuff? We thought you might, that’s why we’ve got a load of cool kit up for grabs in this month’s Stuff magazine. Great gadgets like Panasonic’s DMC-FZ35 high def-shooting super snapper and games like Halo 3:ODST. But we’ve also got three sets of Jabra SP700 Bluetooth speakerphones to give away, and you don’t even need the mag to get involved. Just go here and register (don’t worry, we won’t sell your deets) for your chance to win. Go on, you know you want to.

Sharp saves the world from Bird Flu

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When not whizzing around on jet bikes and eating whole meals in pill form, the people of the future will think back. They will remember the terrible trials before the age of floating automotives, when the entire world was thrown into chaos by the deadly H1N1 virus. And some will wonder, just how mankind managed to stave off almost certain extinction in the face of the killer Bird Flu. But then, as the Google chip implanted in their heads starts to whir, they will remember a little-known Japanese company that legends had named, Sharp. They will remember its new range of air purifiers, ones that used rather scary sounding Plasmaclusters, to destroy 99.9 per cent of all airborne viruses, including the dreaded Bird Flu. And they will be thankful.

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The Gremlins haunting our blog are now dead

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Last month Stuff Towers was accosted by a gaggle of comically-annoying Gremlins. They wasted no time in crippling the blog, and our ability to post stories for you lovely readers. But have no fear, we have dealt with the perverted pests (with the old Gremlins 2 favourite: water and electricity) and have melted the buggers into piles of green gloop. So give us a second to mop and shampoo the carpets (melted Gremlin stains) and we can resume blogging.

Wake up next to Philips

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Part lamp, part iPod dock, this Philips Wake-Up Light should get you out of bed. It gradually wakes you up using light and increasing music volume, for a more pleasant experience (getting out of bed is never pleasant, for us anyway). It also works in reverse too, slowly reducing light and decreasing your iPods volume until you’re pleasantly counting sheep.

Stuff magazine gets inside Sims 3

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The Stuff boys in the UK might have too much time on their hands. They’ve been playing The Sims 3 for so long, that the developers at EA have custom-made the ultimate Stuff virtual pad. There’s a massive TV, games console, hi-fi and a framed Stuff cover on the wall. Cool beans.

[via Stuff.tv]

Abu Dhabi to see snow in the desert

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The boys who brought us Ski Dubai have a new project in the works. Hooking up with Adrenaline Sports Live (the big extreme sports expo), Majid Al Futtaim Leisure are building a temporary ski slope as a part of the event. No word on how big or bad this slope will be, but there will be enough room for both the professionals and regular visitors to have a go. More info, here.