The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

Yeah. We heard and read about the fiasco regarding the live action movie adaption of one of Japan’s most iconic sci-fi anime, Ghost in the Shell. I am a sci-fi nut (short of being a futurist) and so I am not going to be bothered by the so-called ‘white-washing’ or whatever it is that people are debating. But the name change there is kind of weird though (seriously? Major Mira?). Anywho, if you are all pumped up about Ghost in the Shell, well, then Insight Editions may have just the right stuff for you: The Art of Ghost in the Shell (ISBN-13 978-1683830009) by David S. Cohen. Continue reading The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

MÜV Chair Keeps You Moving So You Won’t Be Killed By Sitting All Day Long

Sitting is awesome, but as it turns out, sitting kills more people than we care know. Sounds like a scary prospect, especially for a person like me who stay seated for hours on end. I guess sitting is an example of too much of a good thing. That said, if you jobs require to sit all-day long, then maybe it is wise to act on it before it harm your health (speaking to myself actually). With that goal in mind, you can do a few things: set a schedule to stand up and move a bit (stretch or whatnot), sit on a yoga ball, or you could just get the MÜV Chair. MÜV Chair is the brainchild of brilliant minds over at Zero5 Innovations and while it may looks rather run-of-the-mill, it is actually anything but. Continue reading MÜV Chair Keeps You Moving So You Won’t Be Killed By Sitting All Day Long

A.R. Globe Makes Learning About The World Fun And Interactive For Kids

Digital age has relegate the good’ol globe to decorative piece. I mean, who the hell need a physical globe when Google Earth is just a few clicks away? But that’s for information hungry grownups. As for kids, learning from Google Earth about the Earth itself won’t be much of a fun. Learning is different from digging for information. Learning is what kids do, and it should be fun, and this is where PlayShifu wants to do with Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe. Even a grown man like me gets excited about a mash up of a physical globe and AR (which is essentially what the Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe is really about). Continue reading A.R. Globe Makes Learning About The World Fun And Interactive For Kids

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Updated With Retina Display And iPhone 7 Gets Red Edition

Well, if you haven’t heard. Apple has updated the 9.7-inch iPad with bright 9.7-inch Retina display and also, finally, (PRODUCT)RED comes to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The announcement, which was made yesterday, also sees a slight dip in the 9.7-inch iPad pricing. The Retina display-equipped, A9-powered tablet will be available to order this Friday (March 24) online with a starting price of $329. It is not exactly cheap by tablet standard, but it is, after all, an Apple and so, it will always command a premium over other makes. Continue reading Apple 9.7-inch iPad Updated With Retina Display And iPhone 7 Gets Red Edition

Bentley’s Vision Of Luxury Electric Car Is All Beauty And Copper, Lots Of It

Being a richie rich can be quite a pain. You can’t ride the luxe ride you love or zip city to city in your private jet without piling up on carbon footprint, but if you are a Bentley fan, you’d be glad that reprieve is almost here – thanks to the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, luxury electric concept car that you’d be hard pressed not to take a second look. Without a doubt, it is gorgeous inside and out, but perhaps more importantly is, it is fully electric which means, instant torque at your disposal. Unfortunately, technical details is still a little muddy, or to be exact, there’s really none. Continue reading Bentley’s Vision Of Luxury Electric Car Is All Beauty And Copper, Lots Of It

Starbucks Now Has Whiskey Barrel-aged Coffee Because, Why Not?

The idea of having whiskey early in the morning is not a norm for regular folks, less you are a hardcore liquor addict, but if you reside in Seattle, you may be inclined to have sip of whiskey because Starbucks has a new caffeinated beverage infused with whiskey flavor and it is only available at Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle. But don’t worry, you will not be reeking with alcohol, nor will you be high on spirit because what you get with the Starbucks Reserve Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sulawesi Coffee, as it is called, is merely the flavor and not the alcohol. Continue reading Starbucks Now Has Whiskey Barrel-aged Coffee Because, Why Not?

Meet Motiv Ring, A Fitness Tracker That Slips Right Into Your Finger

Before the emergence of smartwatches, wrist-worn fitness trackers was a brilliant idea. And then when smartwatches came along, it kind of make fitness tracker not so relevant. However, smartwatch or not is really non-consequential if you don’t like to have a thing strapped around your wrist, let alone wearing two wrist-worn gadgets. This is where Motiv Fitness Tracking Ring is able to help (but that is, of course, if you ok with a ring). If this soon-to-be-available gadget delivers as promised, then it is indeed a piece of tech marvel because it managed to pack an entire fitness band’s worth of tech into a thing the size of ring. And we all know how tiny a ring is. Continue reading Meet Motiv Ring, A Fitness Tracker That Slips Right Into Your Finger

CoffeePress Turns Biolite KettlePot Into A French-press For Camping

As far as keeping your devices charged, lighting up the night, filling your growling stomach* and quenching your thirst goes, Biolite has you covered, well, almost. It is not until of late that it finally has all your camping needs covered with an accessory that sees to your caffeine fix too. Meet the BioLite CoffeePress, a simple but much appreciated accessory designed for use with the outfit’s KettlePot that can brew up to 6 cups of caffeinated drink in one go. Continue reading CoffeePress Turns Biolite KettlePot Into A French-press For Camping

Microsoft Project Scorpio’s ‘Pre-order’ Is Live, But No Pre-ordering Yet

Microsoft must be dying to show off its next-generation game console, codename Project Scorpio. Why? Because, the software giant already had a pre-order page put up on its online store since two weeks ago. However, it is not quite a pre-order page per se, it is more like ‘hey guys, you know our next-gen game console is coming’ page. Though we have no doubt it will be converted to a pre-order page once it lands later this year. That said, details are still sketchy at best. Continue reading Microsoft Project Scorpio’s ‘Pre-order’ Is Live, But No Pre-ordering Yet

This Automatic Timepiece Hits $1.1M On Kickstarter For Obvious Reasons

Wrist watch with square watch face is not new, but not many watchmakers can pull it off beautifully. In fact, we can only think of one: Bell & Ross, and just when we thought that’s it, we stumble upon the Rebel Automatic Chronograph Watch by LIV Watches. If you recall, LIV Watches made history when its Genesis X1-A Automatic Watch rolled in over a million in financial backing and watchmaker’s latest endeavor is also making quite a ding on Kickstarter with over a million in funding, making it the only Swiss watch to pass $1 million in sales on Kickstarter twice in a row. Continue reading This Automatic Timepiece Hits $1.1M On Kickstarter For Obvious Reasons

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