After years trying to be something else, the Knicks have finally embraced their city and become what they adore: tough and gritty

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Perception is not always reality. As a native New Yorker living in Detroit, the perception of New York from Detroiters has always amused me. I often find that…


A reflection on the company’s last modest release before it starts shooting for the stars

We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s the end of an era” to describe a departed co-worker or when moving out of an apartment. In tech, an era ending is very seldom lukewarm and rather bitter…


The Knicks lottery pick from last year finds himself at a pivotal point in his career, is he ready to redefine his game?

So often in life, there have to be pivots and adjustments made. I know friends that went to college for a degree only to find that getting…


Meet the phone that is prioritizing the environment without marketing gimmicks

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In the world of smartphones, every few years some buzzwords become popular and are used as marketing terms. When OLED screen technology became the standard, for instance, companies went out of their way to make sure that everyone knew…


The argument for two displays instead of folding glass

I have a confession to make. Years ago, I was something of an advocate for Windows Phone. I love using my Lumia devices from Nokia (and eventually Microsoft) and thought that the vision of mobile that Microsoft presented was compelling and…


Saying goodbye to Frank Ntilikina, a most polarizing Knick

The last twenty years of being a Knick fan have not been easy. There have been a lot of misfires by the front office and signings that just didn’t make much sense. These issues also extended to the players that the…


Apple continues to be the only company taking the compact tablet seriously

Several years ago I was walking to a local convenience store. On the way there, I saw a relic that I thought had gone extinct: a payphone. When I was a kid, the payphone was everywhere. Especially in…


Reflecting on the Tuesday morning that changed everything

In life, there are days that we remember vividly as if they just happened even as the years pass. These days can be both good days and bad days. For instance, most people vividly remember their wedding day or the day their…


The big lights of a city are no longer the only reason a young star leaves a small market, and it is time that we admit that it’s all about winning

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The first time I ever saw a mirage was when I moved to Amman, Jordan from New York City…


The title of Samsung’s do-it-all device has changed, an indication of the company’s future mobile direction

One of the phone launches that I will always remember was that of the first Samsung Galaxy Note. The phone stood out from everything else that was available on the market at the time…

Omar Zahran

Freelance technology and lifestyle writer. Lover of all things with a screen. Newsletter: ozoneletter.substack.com

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