All posts by Mike chua

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

Now Dear Kitty And Fido Can Also Rest Inside The Most Dangerous Space Station In The Galaxy

In movies, bad guys always get the cool stuff. In real life, pets seem to be getting all the cool stuff. Case-in-point: The Star Wars Death Star Pet Cave. OK. Perhaps, the “pets seem to be getting all the cool stuff” may not be applicable in this instance since we, humans, already have the Death Star Dome Tent to content with. Still, even with the tent, it is nothing like the Moon-sized, planets annihilating space station. So, yeah, pets do get some really cool stuff. It seems like the only responsibility of grown ups is to buy cool things for other people, or in this case, pets. Continue reading Now Dear Kitty And Fido Can Also Rest Inside The Most Dangerous Space Station In The Galaxy

What Can Teach You The Basics Of Camera Better Than A Book That’s Literally A Camera?

Books on camera/photography are a dime a dozen, but nothing teaches you the basic principles of photography better than a book that’s literally a camera. This Book Is A Camera, published by Museum of Modern Art, is exactly that. It is a book on camera and it is also a camera. In other words, this is a working camera that resides in a pop-up book. Novel! In addition to providing the hardware, AKA a pinhole camera, this book also explains how photographs are made possible through the intrinsic properties of light. Now, we all know the theory, but there isn’t a better way to demonstrate that well-known theory through practical demonstration. Continue reading What Can Teach You The Basics Of Camera Better Than A Book That’s Literally A Camera?

Two Kids Tried To Pay For A Ticket For Black Panther By Disguising Themselves As One Tall Person

We often seen in movies and TV shows on how two kids tried to disguise as a grown person by having one sitting on top of another and draping themselves over with an oversize trench coat. Kids in those movies/TV shows did it for various reasons, including trying to get into an adult-only party or to buy boozes, but in the case of Twitter user Pillsbury (@stevelikescups) and his friend, they did it just to see if they could pass off two person as one person to watch Marvel’s latest superhero flick, Black Panther at a local theater. Now, we all know how it ends. Continue reading Two Kids Tried To Pay For A Ticket For Black Panther By Disguising Themselves As One Tall Person

We Can’t Help But To Cringe At This Over-modded Elantra With Iron Man-inspired Paint Job

You know we have a tag called “Weird Stuff”? Yea. We do. Under normal circumstances, custom cars will never fall under this category. It is almost impossible to brand a custom ride as “Weird Stuff” unless it was one that looks like a dick, or to be precise, one that was intentionally modeled after a man’s penis. Unfortunately, this is the day we stumbled upon one that fits squarely into this “Weird Stuff” tag and the custom ride in question is this not-so-tastefully-done third-generation Hyundai Elantra. I mean, as if modding an Elantra isn’t bad enough; to make it look like this is borderline blasphemy. Man, it sure takes a unique mindset to even dream up with this. Continue reading We Can’t Help But To Cringe At This Over-modded Elantra With Iron Man-inspired Paint Job

This Is The BMW P63/1, The Heart Of BMW’s WEC Contender, The BMW M8 GTE

Adoration for cars is beyond aesthetic. A true car lover will learn to adore the motor as much as the power it pumps out. I am not sure about you, but I, for one, is a person who love marveling at the engine as much as driving the car, or admiring its bodywork. This is the very reason why when I saw the press text from BMW, detailing the heart of the BMW M8 GTE, I get all wet with excitement and I felt compelled to share it with you folks. Continue reading This Is The BMW P63/1, The Heart Of BMW’s WEC Contender, The BMW M8 GTE

Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

If you have not been keeping abreast with car innovations, you may want to know that South Korean automaker Hyundai has been working diligently in the area of fuel cell-powered electric vehicles and it has made some serious progress in this area. To showcase the company’s fuel cell development, the company has commissioned a head-turning, very black pavilion that is part art installation, part education center that aims to entertain and at the same time, educate visitors about its fuel cell technology. But the darkest building in the world is not the only thing the company had going; the automaker also announced, on February 4, a fleet of Hyundai next generation fuel cell electric vehicles had successfully completed an autonomous journey from Seoul to PyeongChang. Continue reading Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

This New Kind Of High-Tech Sleep Mask Will Help You To Sleep Better

I noticed that whenever there’s a sleep-aiding device on crowdfunding platform, it will be enthusiastically received by the community. The Dreamlight Smart Sleep Mask you see here is no exception. It has about a month to go on Indiegogo, but it has already raise over $70K from more than 350 backers. The campaign is well over 230 percent funded and it is showing no signs of stopping. I can only reason that modern homo sapiens are sleep deprived. Well, mostly. Continue reading This New Kind Of High-Tech Sleep Mask Will Help You To Sleep Better

This Is Dot Watch, The World’s First Smartwatch For The Visually Impaired

OK. We admit. We are several years late on this, but hey, it could be news to some still (namely, myself). Plus, to be fair, its grand launch was just December, last year. Anyways, here goes. This is Dot Watch, the first ever smartwatch designed for the visually impaired. So, yeah. This wearable tech literally puts information at the wearer’s finger tips. Literally because, quite obviously, everything that are being presented, be it Facebook alert, text messages, or what not, are displayed in braille form, so the visually impaired will be able to read them. Continue reading This Is Dot Watch, The World’s First Smartwatch For The Visually Impaired

LEGO UCS Hulkbuster Ultron Edition Unveiled At New York Toy Fair

We have a good and a bad news. First, the bad news. We have received a DMCA take down notice for the poorly taken image posted with the article of the supposed LEGO UCS Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition at Nuremberg Toy Fair. So, we have to comply and remove the infringing image. But the silver lining is, at the same time when we received the take down notice, we read of official news coming out of New York Toy Fair with regards to this Hulkbuster UCS set. It was revealed over the weekend at the New York Toy Fair with official images along with a few critical information. Continue reading LEGO UCS Hulkbuster Ultron Edition Unveiled At New York Toy Fair

This Is Gooloo G2000, It Can Jump Start A Car From Within The Car

Portable car jump starter that also doubles as a power bank is not the newest news, but one that lets you jump start a car from within the car? Well, that’s something new to us and exactly what jump starter maker Gooloo G2000 proposed to do. Instead of stepping outside of the car and brave the rain or cold, Gooloo G2000 allows you to jump start your flat-out car via the 12V socket, AKA cigarette lighter, found inside the cabin. How cool is that? Very, I would say, but that kind of makes the included crocodile clips kind of redundant, wouldn’t it? Just saying… Continue reading This Is Gooloo G2000, It Can Jump Start A Car From Within The Car