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October 24, 2021

US-ALSHARQIYA October 24: An American company has launched a micro-electronic game that can be carried in a pocket or attached to a keychain, which is the smallest in the world and the first of its kind, and could lead to a major transformation in the electronic games market and may compete with traditional giants such as “PlayStation "Nintendo" and other electronic games are widespread in the world.
The small piece is the size of a postage stamp, meaning it is less than the size of a single hand. It was developed by American engineers and then adopted by a company specializing in small electronics, and thanks to it it received a specialized award.
According to a report published by the British newspaper "Daily Mail" and seen by "Al Arabiya.net", the innovative piece bears the name (Thumby), and it is produced by the "Tiny Circuits" company, based in Ohio in the United States.
The new mini-game is a small piece with five old games pre-installed, including classic mini-games such as (Tetris), (Snake) and others, which were popular during the nineties of the last century.
Users can also create their own games using a programming language (MicroPython) and play multiplayer games with others via an interconnect cable.
The console starts at just $19 on Kickstarter and is the basic gray model, with other colors and additional accessories like cable ties available at higher prices.
Each Thumby device includes a working battery, buzzer, power buttons, power switch, display, and a micro USB port to charge the console and update its software.
The screen in this game is a modern high definition (OLED) screen, and there is a ring in the lower right corner of each mini controller that allows it to be attached to a keychain just like a keyring.
"My goal with this piece was to make the world's smallest gaming console," said Ben Rose, lead engineer on the Thumby production project.
"When people see a piece small they think it's cheap, so we designed a high-quality product with a powerful processor that defies its size," he added.
He continued, "I started with Themby as my personal project but when we saw people's reactions to the prototype, we knew we wanted to turn it into a new product."
This would allow "more people to put it on their own keychain and enjoy playing it, or even create their own games," he added.
 The mini portable device recently won the "Most Innovative Product" award at the GDex conference in Columbus, Ohio, where the design was particularly praised, as it can help introduce beginners to programming in a fun way.
"My thumb is really small, just the size of a person's thumb, hence the name," said Ken Burns, president of TinyCircuits, which is credited with the product.
"I think this is the smallest gaming device in the world, and I haven't been able to find anything close to this size from a distance," he added. "We thought it would be great to have a nicely crafted, operable and programmable mini keychain," he continued.

October 22, 2021

Britain-ALSHARQIYA October 22: Britain has imposed a fine of 50.5 million pounds ($69.4 million) on Facebook for violating the rules as part of an investigation into its purchase of the popular GIF search engine.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority said Facebook had failed to provide the information requested during the investigation.
It added that it had issued "multiple warnings to Facebook, and considers that Facebook's failure to comply was intentional."
"This is the first time that a company has been exposed to violating the so-called preliminary execution order by willfully refusing to provide requested information," she explained.
The agency charged the company 50 million pounds for violating the order, and another 500,000 to change the chief compliance officer twice without approval.
"We (Facebook) warned us that its refusal to provide us with critical information was in violation of the order, but even after losing its appeal in two separate courts, Facebook continued to ignore its legal obligations," Joel Bamford, senior director of mergers at the UK Competition and Markets Authority, said in a statement. .
 "This should serve as a warning to any company that believes they are above the law," he added.
For its part, Facebook said it would "review the decision and consider its options."
"We strongly disagree with the unfair decision taken by the Competition and Markets Authority to penalize Facebook for its best compliance approach, which was ultimately agreed to by the CMA itself," she added.
The authority launched an investigation in June last year into the acquisition of the GIF-sharing platform "Gifi" amid concerns about "dramatically reducing competition".

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October 22, 2021

France-ALSHARQIYA October 22: A group of "Cartier" jewelry, within an exhibition in Paris, shows that the ancient house was inspired by the arts of Islam since the beginning of the twentieth century to modernize its jewelry, in terms of geometric shapes, and the combination of turquoise blue and emerald green, and this trend continued for it to today.
The exhibition "Cartier and the Arts of Islam" opened yesterday, Thursday, at the "Museum of Decorative Arts" in the French capital, and aims to demonstrate the amazing connection between luxury jewelry, mosque cladding, fabrics with Ottoman ornaments or inlaid Persian boxes.
In a statement to Agence France-Presse, Judith Enon Renaud, assistant director of the Islamic Arts Department at the Louvre Museum, one of the curators, explained that the exhibited collection constitutes a "research" that has never been shown.
Another curator, Curator of Antique and Modern Jewelery at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Evelyn Busimé, said it was the first time that an exhibition dedicated to jewelery had "reconstructed all stages of creativity".
She explained that Louis Cartier, the grandson of the founder of the house, was not very inspired by the Art Nouveau movement at the beginning of the twentieth century, and wanted to offer customers "something new, perhaps Russian, perhaps Persian", so he ultimately chose Al-Farsi.
At that point, "an essential part" of Cartier's jewelry was inspired by the arts of Islam, which made the house "modern in relation to modern art", according to Evelyn Busimé.
She pointed out that the geometric patterns were "taken from architecture", while other aspects were inspired "from the cladding of mosques in Central Asia." The combination of colors also comes from the East, such as the use of green or “the color of heaven” with light turquoise blue and dark lapis lazuli.
In the 1930s, artistic director Jean Toussaint introduced the color purple, inspired by amethyst, and created three-dimensional pieces inspired by Indian jewelry from the Mughal Empire.
She emphasized that "this geometry and these patterns are still present today, and have become one of the main components of the house."

October 20, 2021

Los Angeles-ALSHARQIYA October 20: In a rare appearance with her children, star Angelina Jolie starred in the premiere of the movie Eternals, in which she co-starred.
This show was held in Los Angeles on Monday evening, and it was remarkable that the looks of the family members coordinated with each other, and one of Angelina's daughters wore one of her mother's most famous dresses.
Angelina Jolie's look was remarkable during the premiere of this science fiction movie. She wore a minimalist design from the Balmain Resort 2022 collection, which was distinguished by its bronze color, with the upper part taking the form of a "corset", and the lower part taking the form of loose-fitting trousers. She complemented her look with jewelry from Tiffany&Co and kept her hair and makeup simple, but added an innovative touch to her look through the gold metal piece that extended from her lower lip to the bottom of her chin.
Angelina appeared at the party surrounded by five of her six children: Maddox (20), who wore a black suit, Vivienne (13), who appeared in a simple white dress and sneakers, and her twin brother Knox, who appeared in a casual black look, and Shiloh (15) who wore a multi-dress The lengths are beige, and Zahara (16 years old), who adopted one of the most famous looks that her mother had previously shown. This look consists of a silver dress signed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, which Angelina Jolie wore on the red carpet to the 2014 Oscars. This look is considered one of the most beautiful and famous that Jolie has adopted since the beginning of her stardom until today.

October 19, 2021

New York-ALSHARQIYA October 19: The daughter of billionaire Bill Gates, owner of the global company Microsoft, looked radiant at her wedding in a luxurious gown signed by Vera Wang. Jennifer Gates married on the weekend of the Egyptian knight, Nile Nassar, at a horse farm she owned in New York, and the cost of the wedding amounted to two million dollars.
Jennifer met Nassar in an equestrian arena. She is an accomplished jockey who competes in international events, in addition to her studies in medicine. He is ranked 44th in the world in the field of show jumping, and he competed in his first Olympics, representing the Egyptian team in Tokyo last summer.
Their relationship began in 2017, and he proposed to her in 2020. As for their wedding, which took place over two days, it included the books of a book that was held last Friday and was attended by only those close to the family, followed by a civil ceremony on Saturday in New York, followed by a party held at Jennifer's horse farm in the presence of 300 guests From friends and relatives.
The bride shone on this occasion in an ivory wedding dress, the upper part of which was executed with luxurious French lace and the lower part with Italian tulle, and was accompanied by a long veil of tulle decorated with lace at its edges. As for the groom, he wore a black tuxedo suit signed by Armani and decorated her boutonniere with a sprig of lily of the valley, the same type of flowers that adorned the bride's bouquet. Jennifer chose a second white gown for the evening after the wedding, also signed by Vera Wang and distinguished by its square neck and executed in a mixture of luxurious lace and tulle.

October 18, 2021

London-ALSHARQIYA October 18: It is not excluded that Kate Middleton will bear the title of "Queen" in the future, but waiting for this day, she deserved this title in the field of being on the throne of "sustainable elegance". Her look at the Earthshot Prize Awards in London yesterday evening carried a message that taught her a lesson in sustainability for millions of women around the world.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant and beautiful on Sunday evening as she attended her husband Prince William at the Earthshot Prize Awards in London. She was distinguished by her modern look, although she chose a 10-year-old dress from her wardrobe, which she had previously worn at the BAFTA Awards in Los Angeles in 2011.
Kate made sure to appear at the eco party in a recycled look in response to the event's organizers requesting that they consider the theme of environmental protection when choosing their outfits. She once again proved that she is at the top of elegance and beauty, even if she chose a dress that was designed a decade ago from her wardrobe.
Bearing the signature of Alexander McQueen, this dress is distinguished by its simple Greek character and a very light lilac color. Kate added a touch of renewal to it by defining the waist with a gold belt, while she wore it last time with a belt of the same color. She coordinated her dress with earrings from Kiki McDonagh adorned with morganite stones and diamonds designed especially for her, which she previously wore on the occasion of her sister Pippa's wedding in 2017.
The Earthshot Prize Awards aim to raise environmental awareness and encourage teamwork in providing solutions to pollution problems and developing plans to protect our planet for the next 10 years. Prince William had launched this event in cooperation with the Royal Foundation in the year 2020, and during this ceremony, he presented awards to 5 winners in the field of providing environmental solutions that contribute to the reform of our planet.
Prince William was keen to appear in a recycled look as well, as he chose for the occasion a dark green velvet jacket that he had previously appeared in in 2019. He coordinated it with a black high-necked sweater and pants in the same color, and he also made sure that the details of organizing this event are environmentally friendly. By avoiding the use of paper publications, choosing seats made of plant-based ingredients, and avoiding invitations to people who have to board a plane to participate in this party.

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October 20, 2021

Qatar-ALSharqiya October 20: The Cultural Village Foundation "Katara", in cooperation with the international company "Mabs", is organizing the third edition of the Qatar International Art Festival 2021, which will last for 5 days, starting from the 24th to the 28th of this month, and is considered one of the largest art festivals. in the country.
The festival includes 8 activities: a painting and sculpture exhibition, a live painting symposium, a fashion show, a master class, cultural talks, a discussion session, a Qatari cultural tour, and a cultural dinner night. It is an international platform for artists in Qatar and around the world to emerge in the Qatari art scene.
The festival seeks to introduce participating artists, promote their work through print, electronic, digital and social media, interact with invited collectors, art investors, potential buyers and many other shows.
More than 300 male and female artists from more than 65 countries are participating in the Qatar Art Festival, and for the first time the US Embassy participates in a fashion show, represented by the American fashion designer Nour Bishara.
The festival began to develop and expand with the support of art galleries and institutions such as the Florence Biennale, Italy, along with other art galleries from around the world, including Crislo Art Galleries, in Spain, Atmosphere magazine from New York, Gallery 2+ from Mexico, and Art from the Emirates. The United Arab Emirates, Arem Art Gallery from Armenia, Iranian Art Gallery from Iran, Ethiopian Art Gallery from Ethiopia, Art Guest Agency from Russia, and UFS at the American University of Beirut.

October 19, 2021

United States-ALSHARQIYA October 19: After the overwhelming success of the series "The Squid Game" on "Netflix", the United States was not immune to the global fever of watching this Korean series, until a new series came and turned the equation.
For weeks, "The Squid Game" remained on the throne of the top ten works on "Netflix", until last Friday, the broadcast of the first episode of the series "Anta" began.
With the sunrise on Saturday, the list was recording the decline of the Korean series in the United States to the second place after the series "You".
According to the website of the American magazine "Forbes", "The Squid Game", which recorded more than 111 million views around the world, was on its way to breaking a record registered in the name of the series "Jenny and Georgia", known in the Arabic version on "Netflix" entitled "Mama and Her Box". the black".
"Jenny and Georgia" remained in the rank of the best series on the network for 29 days, while "The Squid Game" stopped at 24 days, leaving its place for the series "You", which launched its third season.
But the show's 24 day lead is also a record for a non-English speaking job, added Forbes.
According to the “Insider” website, although the series has lost its first place in the United States, it is still in the top 10 of “Netflix” works in nearly 50 countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Russia, according to the latest numbers released. Friday.
However, the show also lost its first spot in its home country of South Korea, where it lost to the Korean drama "The Hometown of Cha Cha Cha."