All posts by Mike chua

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

Ultraskiff 360 Proves That Round Boats Can Be As Adept As Regular Boats

If you recall, we made an editorial about a revolutionary, flying saucer-like boat from the 50s two years ago. In the post, we believed that the notion of a round boat was preposterous, simply because it defies hydrodynamic principles, or so we thought. We didn’t believe anyone would ever attempt to make a boat round, but as it turns out, we couldn’t be more wrong; a Florida-based company called Ultra Skiff Inc. actually did. So, yes, Ultra Skiff actually designed and produces circular watercraft, which it calls UltraSkiff 360 Personal Watercraft. Continue reading Ultraskiff 360 Proves That Round Boats Can Be As Adept As Regular Boats

Custom LEGO Factory Playset Fulfils Your Fantasy Of ‘Working’ At LEGO

LEGO bricks. You played with it. You have built your own creations and you probably even visited its headquarters at Billund, Denmark, but wouldn’t it be nice to pretend that you actually worked there? That will be totally dope, right? Well, you know what? You may be able to do that – if Jonas AKA BrickJonas’s latest creation, LEGO Factory Playset has enough support on LEGO Ideas. Modeled after the famous Danish maker’s buildings in Billund, Denmark, this proposed playset is made up of three modules: the main building, a design studio, and a factory building. Continue reading Custom LEGO Factory Playset Fulfils Your Fantasy Of ‘Working’ At LEGO

Swiss Watchmaker Created 100% Swiss Watch Made From Real Swiss Cheese

Luxury watches made of exotics and precious materials are not uncommon, but one independent Swiss watchmaker, H. Moser & Cie, has taken exotic to a new level of high by using, wait for it… real Swiss cheese. Wait, what? Yes, freaking real Swiss cheese it is. The edible milk derivative as we know it, being used on a timepiece. I know it sounds a little insane, but rest assure that the Swiss Mad Watch by H. Moser & Cie is as real as you and me, and it is also one of the rare Swiss timepiece that can actually claim to be 100% Swiss (the first in the market, btw). Continue reading Swiss Watchmaker Created 100% Swiss Watch Made From Real Swiss Cheese

Not-for-sale Razer Chroma Mug On eBay UK Gets Razer CEO’s Due Attention

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan had specifically said that the Razer Chroma Mug is strictly a non sale item. It was an exclusive gift presented to partners and close friends with some set aside for loyal fans through a sweepstake or something of sort, but in this Internet age, non sale item doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get it, well, that’s if you are prepared to drop a cool 1,220 English pounds or more (about an insane $1,520!). As it appears, at least one partner of Razer or close friend is not appreciating the exclusivity bestowed on him or her because this person, referred to as eBay seller dezolator-uk, has put it up for auction on eBay. Continue reading Not-for-sale Razer Chroma Mug On eBay UK Gets Razer CEO’s Due Attention

A Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog Finally Made Sense

This video is actually nearly a decade old now but hey, if we never heard of it, it is still newsworthy, right? Anyways, I am sure you have heard of the famous pangram, “a quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” You know, the sentence which everyone picking up the art of typing will need to master? Well, if that sentence makes zero sense to you, apart from containing all the alphabets, then Jashi, a quick (and super adorable) brown fox, is here to help you make sense of it. In this video, Jashi playfully tried to jump over Romi, a nonchalant Akita dog and eventually succeeded, and thus dispelling the argument of the pangram makes no sense. Continue reading A Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog Finally Made Sense

The Most Expensive Property In The U.S. Comes With A Helicopter

We are accustomed to skyrocketing property prices, but one that commands $250 million is plain ridiculous, but besides being a chart topper on the most expensive property in stateside, it does come with its perks and when look at those perks, you probably will think it is money well spent, especially if you are petrolhead. For $250 million, this Bel-Air property comes with seven staff members, a helicopter landing pad complete with a helicopter (!) and a car collection with no less than 12 exotic luxury four-wheelers, including the likes of Rolls-Royce Dawn, Ferrari 488, Pagani Huayra, 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K, Spyker C8, Ariel Atom 3, Bentley Continental GT convertible and Bugatti Veyron, and 10 motorcycles. Also included is a Brooklands Edition 3-wheeler too! Continue reading The Most Expensive Property In The U.S. Comes With A Helicopter

Thanks To Genetic Modification, Arctic Apples Will Not Turn Brown

There are a bunch of inconveniences in life that we learnt to put up with and seeing in horror a cut or bitten apple turning brown is one of them, but that won’t be the case with Arctic Apples because the outfit has succeeded in genetically modifiying apple to put a stop to browning. Before you throw your hands up in disrepair about how a lovely fruit had turned into a processed fruit, you have to know two things: first, it is not processed fruit and second, it is completely harmless to human. You see, what enables the browning in apples is when a thing called polyphenolics oxidase, or PPO, found in one part of cell of an apple mixes with polyphenolics in another cell. Continue reading Thanks To Genetic Modification, Arctic Apples Will Not Turn Brown

Finally, Indominus Rex From Jurassic World Can Be Yours To Control

Yes. Yes. I know. The Jurassic World hype is over, but that does not mean we can’t talk about the over-the-top, genetically-engineered, fictional star dinosaur, Indominus Rex, especially when there’s a robotic version which money can buy. Meet the Zoomer Dino Jurassic World Indominus Rex Robot, a remote control toy robot that allows you to control this ferocious dinosaur as opposed to merely displaying it. So, great, it moves, but unfortunately, this biped creatures can’t stomp around your parquet flooring like the fake real-deal. Instead it rolls on wheels. Continue reading Finally, Indominus Rex From Jurassic World Can Be Yours To Control

ZTE’s Crowd-sourced Android Phone With Eye-tracking Hits Kickstarter

Smartphones are mostly born out of top-down approach. Meaning, manufacturers assume what consumers need and dished them out, regardless of whether the features will be used or not. Some makers may leverage on surveys and focus groups to give a more accurate picture of the demands, but China handset maker, ZTE, did something entirely different. Embarking on a route less taken. Not only did it crowd-sourced the ideas of what a phone should be, but it has taken to Kickstarter to realize it. Refer to as Project CSX (short for Crowd Source X), Hawkeye smartphone – a name chosen by users – is based on ideas pulled from everyday users. Continue reading ZTE’s Crowd-sourced Android Phone With Eye-tracking Hits Kickstarter

More Stuff From Polaroid: Smartwatches, Smart TV And More

Rest assure that this blog and these few posts are not sponsored by Polaroid. I wish it was, so we could stop worrying about our finance. Anywho, there are few more products coming from this 80 year old company which serve to further cement that fact that it is here to stay after being revived. These products include a spanking new smartwatch series, Chromecast built-in Smart TVs, an updated Cube action camera, its first 3D pen for EU market, and 3D printer and 3D pen for North America markets. We shan’t bore you with details; instead we will give you a quick rundown, starting with a new smartwatch and fitness tracker series. Continue reading More Stuff From Polaroid: Smartwatches, Smart TV And More