All posts by Mike chua

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

Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft

To be honest, I am clueless about New York City’s zoning laws. I totally understand the need for segregation by industry and stuff, but beyond that, I am absolutely lost. Anyways, as bustling cities like New York City gets denser, the obvious solution is to go skywards. However, due to the zoning laws, there’s a limit to how high a building can get in a leanly packed urban jungle and to get around this while still accommodating insane amount of population, architecture studio oiio has came up with an architecture with an unexpected turn – like quite literally. Continue reading Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft

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

Second Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens In Tokyo Bay, Dinos Come Standard

In another example of jobs threatened by technological advancement… a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, called Henn-na Hotel, has employed more robots than actual humans to run the entire operation. But instead of brooding over this grim prospect, we are rather intrigued by Henn-na Hotel because, the robot stationed at the front desk is not just any ‘bot, it is a robotic dinosaur. Yep. You heard that right, a freaking dino. Why? Ermmm, because it can? I don’t know, really. Or maybe because Henn-na means to “to change” which represents the hotel’s commitment “for evolution in striving for the extraordinary sensation and comfort that lies beyond the ordinary. Continue reading Second Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens In Tokyo Bay, Dinos Come Standard

Bruder EXP-6 Is Probably The Craziest Camper Trailer We Have Seen

I am excited about a lot of things and usually when I do get excited, I will proceed to write a shit load of good stuff about it, but today, I found myself left speechless by the Bruder EXP-6 Expedition Camper Trailer. I am thrilled by a camper trailer. Imagine that. I am not going to lie; as I was writing this, I secretly wish I can have one even though the place that I reside has no room for such awesomeness. Ok. I admit. I am excited and sad at the same time. Continue reading Bruder EXP-6 Is Probably The Craziest Camper Trailer We Have Seen

Take A Photo And Sony Mobile’s New Service Will Analyze Your Food

You know what they say… “you are what you eat” and so, if you workout like there’s no tomorrow, it won’t help if what you chomp down ain’t good for you, i.e. your healthy lifestyle may not be as efficient then it should be. Seriously, there’s really no point in taking two steps forward and one step back because of what you eat. As it turns out, Sony Mobile understands this and wants to use technology to give you a helping hand in achieving healthy lifestyle. Continue reading Take A Photo And Sony Mobile’s New Service Will Analyze Your Food

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?