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With Samsung at IFA 2014 Berlin for #Unpacked

IFA, one of the leading consumer electronics exhibitions in the world, has debuted countless innovations since 1924. This year was no different with Samsung, IFA’s single biggest exhibitor, launching a slew of gadgets from VR headsets to bendable TVs that will leave many reeling in anticipation of their launch.

The world’s media gathered at the Tempodrom next to the Berlin Wall, for the highly anticipated ‘Unpacked 2014 Episode 2’ event eager to get their hands on Samsung’s latest, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Samsung Gear S, Samsung Gear VR, Bendable UHD TVs, Galaxy Tab Active and new smarthome appliances.

Samsung invited Xpanse’s Ashraf Ghori to Berlin to join their delegation and witness first-hand the launch of their most innovative products yet.


Here are our favorite Samsung IFA 2014 moments:


Samsung Gear VR

Gear VR

This is sure to be a ‘head-turner’ and more. Samsung’s Gear VR featuring Oculus technology is the most immersive VR experience money can buy (coupled with the Note 4). We did not want to step out of the virtual world once we were jacked in. This is on our hotly anticipated products list of course.


Samsung Unpacked Opening Music Performance


Home of the Future – Opening keynote speech by Samsung CEO BK Yoon

Samsung Chief BK Yoon took us to the future and back with his keynote speech. We saw what Samsung has in store for the home of the future and were thrilled at the technological possibilities of the near future. Interior design will never be the same again.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

In our humble opinion, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is the most innovative smartphone of today. Clearly the crowd at IFA 2014 agreed unanimously and could not get enough of it.

World’s first bendable TV


Samsung Gear S


Panzer BMP Tank drive

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It wasn’t all about new technology during IFA 2014. We visited the Panzerkutcher Tank driving school to drive 40 year old German BMP tanks and got our official tank driving license too.

Thank you for having us at IFA 2014, Samsung.


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ADMAF Comic Art Awards Announced

September 15th 2014 marks the final day to enter and seize the chance to win a place on New York Film Academy’s acclaimed animation workshop in New York

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has started the countdown for The 2014 Comic Arts Award, in association with Mubadala and supported by Middle East Film & Comic Con.

Entries are welcome from UAE citizens ages 18 and above until Monday, 15 September. All submissions will be considered by an expert jury consisting of Ashraf Ghori (artist & filmmaker) of Xpanse CGI , Ben Caddy (Managing Director, Middle East Film and Comic Con) , Jalal Luqman (artist) and ADMAF Founder, HE Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo. A shortlist of 5 entries will be invited to the Mubadala Youth Forum next month where the works will be exhibited and the winner announced. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York to attend the month-long New York Film Academy 3D animation workshop; have his/her work entered into the Society of Illustrators 2015 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual in the USA; and take away a WACOM Cintiq 13HD, an essential tool for any budding comic artist. Each runner-up will take home a WACOM Intuos Pro.


More details here:


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