Uber Recycle Now in Beirut!

Beirut_uberRECYCLE_blog_960x540_r2While people are discovering Earth 2.0, Lebanese people are facing a serious trash problem!

In an effort to make Beirut a better place, Uber partnered up with Live Love Beirut & Advanced Car Rental who will be passing around for a full week in vans to collect on-demand recyclable waste via Uber for FREE. All material will be handed over to arcenciel who will handle the recycling process.



BLUE: Plastic (i.e Water bottles, detergents, shampoo bottles, beverages…)

BLACK: Paper (i.e Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, boxes…)

PINK (or a 3rd colour): Metal (i.e Tins, cans, metal caps…)

  1. Open your Uber app between 3pm to 8pm from July 29th through August 4th
  2. Select the UberRECYCLE optionBeirut_uberRECYCLE_half-screenshot_r1
  3. A van will pass by to collect your bags (Please make sure bags are properly sealed)
  4. All pickups are FREE of charge

Don’t wait, start bagging waste today because we’re coming to your doors as of this Today!

Thank you Uber! At least someone is doing something!


Soon you’ll be able to track your Suitcase with Samsonite!

Samsonite has partnered with South Korean tech giant Samsung to come up with a new technology aimed at bringing an end to all your luggage woes. The companies are currently working on the concept of smart luggage – suitcases fitted with microchips, allowing you to track them using GPS.

“Smart luggage will be able to communicate with you but it needs to be able to do much more than just give its location,” said Samsonite chief executive Ramesh Tainwala. “We are working with Samsung to create something that is more than a gimmick.”

The chip can also send out an alert if the bag is being opened and the firm is also working on a project to develop 'self-propelling' luggage (file picture)

He revealed that in the future the luggage might even be capable of sending you a message when it has left the aircraft, about to appear on a baggage carousel, as well as when it is being opened. In addition, they are working on a solution that will see the luggage follow its owner automatically. “It’s a blue sky idea where the bag will follow you 6 inches behind. It’s a bit like a programmable remote control car,” Tainwala said.

Finally, the companies are also working on a feature that’ll enable the luggage to self-check in at airports.


Google Maps 2.0 for iOS is out with enhanced navigation and iPad support


Good news iOS users! The big Google Maps update that hit the Android Play Store last week is now rolling out to Apple’s mobile platform. The update, which brings the app to version 2.0, contains a number of new features including iPad support and indoor maps.

Although Apple’s Maps application has significantly improved in recent months, many folks still prefer to use Google’s offering. And since it launched its standalone Maps app on iOS last December, users have been clamoring for an iPad version. Well, here it is…

For a while, the update was available in certain Asian countries, but it couldn’t be downloaded in the United States. In fact, the Google Maps app was gone altogether for a while.


The Google Maps 2.0 update is now showing in the US App Store. Here’s the full change log:

– New design for iPad

– Enhanced navigation including live traffic updates and incident reports

– Explore: A new way to browse and discover popular local places to eat, drink, shop, play and sleep

– Simple 5-star ratings and reviews from friends, plus expert Zagat content

– Great deals from your favorite brands with Google Offers

– Indoor maps with walking directions for malls, transit stations, airports and more

If you haven’t yet, you can find the new version of Google Maps in the App Store, for free.

Google Maps Captures The Most Famous Mountains On Earth

Google Maps Captures The Most Famous Mountains On Earth

Google Maps has been going beyond simply mapping streets lately as they’ve been able to map NFL stadiums and the Grand Canyon earlier this year. You would think that would be enough to earn a pat on the back from the majority of the tech world, but Google is announcing they’re taking Google Maps where most people haven’t gone before: mountains.

Google Maps now allows you to explore a number of the most famous mountains on Earth, which includes Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Aconcagua in South America and Mount Elbrus in Europe. Each of these mountains belong to a group of peaks known as the Seven Summits, which means they’re the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

The imagery that is now a part of Google Maps was captured by a lightweight tripod and a digital camera equipped with a fisheye lens, and of course actual people scaling these huge mountains. We’re sure the trip was as easy as going down to the local grocery store and picking up a pack of ice on a hot summer’s day.

Google will also be hosting a Google+ hangout at 10 a.m. PT to tell their tales of adventure, romance and intrigue they experienced during their time mapping the Seven Summits.