Yalla Meets Frankenstein In Baghdad Author Ahmed Saadawi

Ahmed Saadawi arrives for our interview at Quhwa Wakitaab (Coffee & Books Café), apologising for being late, explaining that everyone wants a piece of him before he flies to London. Saadawi’s Frankenstein In Baghdad is shortlisted for the International Man Booker, and the prize giving ceremony is just five days away. Since winning the 2014 …

Google Takes Aim At Apple, Amazon & Samsung

Google yesterday launched its first own-brand phone, a speaker hub that moves its AI personal assistant into conversational territory and a VR headset that promises to “[feel] like clothing.” In doing so the company is issuing direct challenges to Apple’s iPhone, Amazon’s Echo home speaker hub and Samsung’s Gear VR range. The Pixel and Pixel …

Samsung Launch Galaxy Note 7 Phablet

The much anticipated next generation of Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet was launched August 2, and while everything from the name to the features have been leaked online over the last few weeks, it’s still worth taking a look around the confirmed device. As expected, the Note 7 (following on from the Note 5, and bringing …

Selection Begins For Coding Boot Camp In Iraq

A United Nations-backed initiative being led by New York University will deliver a new generation of computer programmers, bringing jobs to Iraq. The first fifty participants in the ‘coding boot camp’ are being selected entirely from the refugee and IDP community in Erbil Province, and will be carrying out paid work for clients around the …

Samsung Gear VR – The Best Way To Get In The VR Game

Yalla has been using the Samsung Gear VR headset for three days now, and we’re finding ourselves amazed every time we fix our Galaxy Note 5 to the lightweight goggles. This is almost total immersion, and with an ever expanding library of apps and games, this Oculus / Samsung partnership has opened up the world …

Samsung Gear VR – The Best Way To Get In The VR Game

Yalla has been using the Samsung Gear VR headset for three days now, and we’re finding ourselves amazed every time we fix our Galaxy Note 5 to the lightweight goggles. This is almost total immersion, and with an ever expanding library of apps and games, this Oculus / Samsung partnership has opened up the world …

Soap Made of Honey And Oats, And Natural Cacao Soap?

Have You Heard About Such Things? Marwan Ahmed – Yalla – Baghdad This is the project of a young Iraqi girl called Zina, she believed that working in the public sector wasn’t for her, its daily routine disinterested her, and it didn’t her achieve her objectives. As a result, she resigned and started a small …

Virtual Reality: Taking Off In 2016

  Virtual reality, put in the simplest terms, is an artificial 3D interactive environment, in which one can have a sensory experience using special glasses and equipment connected to a computer or phone.  The mix of reality and imagination can, for example, allow the wearer to watch a football match at home and experience the …

11 Amazing Pictures of American Supersonic Fighter Jets

Supersonic jets break the speed of sound at around 767 miles per hour depending on the weather and humidity. US Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier on 14 October 1947. Yalla takes a look at the fastest and most beautiful flying machines. The Supersonic F/A-18C Hornet The Supersonic F/A-18C Hornet in …

How to write a Curriculum Vitae “Yalla Iraq”

Writing an application letter is one thing, deciding where you would like to work, and knowing what your qualities are is quite another. What do you have to offer? To get a clearer picture of this, you can sit down and write ten achievements that you are proud of — for example, editing the school …