All posts by Mike chua

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

Sphero’s iPhone-controlled Lightning McQueen Goes All Out Emotive

Kids these days are a lucky bunch. Because, not only do they get to play with RC version of Lightning McQueen, the protagonist car who’s born to race in Disney’s animated flick Cars, but also, watch him express himself. Confused? Allow me explain. You see, the Ultimate Lightning McQueen from Sphero is not your run-of-the-mill remote control toy (it’s Sphero, ya’know?). It is expressive, very expressive – thanks to a a 210 x 120 LCD display that provide him with animated eyes, as well as soft plastic incorporated at the mouth area, which works together to allow McQueen to be emotive as he spits out 300 different phrases and McQueen reacts to your touches too. Continue reading Sphero’s iPhone-controlled Lightning McQueen Goes All Out Emotive

Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey: Who’s Up For A Hell Of A Time?

If you’re up for a hell of a time, well, then we have reasons to believe Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is the fiery beverage of choice for your Friday/Saturday/Sunday night parties. I mean, Hellboy and what? Hell Water? Come’on who wouldn’t believe consuming this 66.6-proof, i.e. 33 percent alcohol content) adult beverage contained inside a rather nondescript 750 ml bottle wouldn’t be a hell of time? You either get so drunk that you puke all over and woke up with your head in the toilet bowl, or you woke up next to a beautiful, lass. Either way, you will be glad that you had a hell of time, though, obviously, the latter will be outcome. Still… Continue reading Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey: Who’s Up For A Hell Of A Time?

BMW Concept 8 Series Unveiled And It Looks Absolutely Fabulous!

It is time of the year again. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is upon us and like every other year, this prestigious event where classic and vintage cars congregate is also the hotbed for big name automakers to show off their proudest rides, concepts included, and this irresistibly good-looking 2018 BMW Concept 8 Series coupe is among them. The event, btw, is happening right now, through to May 28 at the shores of Lake Como, Italy. BMW described this new ride as having “unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury,” which by the looks of it, it surely have both. Continue reading BMW Concept 8 Series Unveiled And It Looks Absolutely Fabulous!

Custom Darth Vader Armchair Lets You Chill Like The Sith Lord

The last we heard, being on the dark side was never relaxing, but in the event you do find the time to chill amidst all the chaos and hopeless Stormtrooper shootings, well, then here’s the throne you may want to relax on. Created by Etsy seller DSDStudio, The Dark Side Armchair, as it is called, is designed in the likeness of the Sith Lord’s helmet. However, it does not look like it was Darth Vader’s helmet from the front where you are supposed to rest your butt on, but from the back, you will see the full glory of the iconic black helmet that made heavy breathing so cool. Continue reading Custom Darth Vader Armchair Lets You Chill Like The Sith Lord

How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!

There are many tech developed by private contractors for the government that we don’t know about. Some of these tech, like those once used by CIA, were quite mind-boggling advanced for their time. Now, this probably don’t come as a surprise – thanks the hordes of Hollywood spy movies, but I bet you didn’t know that the military also possesses some pretty crazy cool gadgets and the Jetboots Hands-free Diver Propulsion System is one of them. While underwater jetpack is not new, the Jetboots here is on a league of its own. Continue reading How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!

The World’s Famous Hazelnut Spread Is Opening A Nutella Cafe In Chicago

Rejoice! Fans of Nutella! You will soon be able to consume a selection of pastries and snacks tweaked with a dose of the world’s famous hazelnut spread. If you didn’t already heard, Ferrero, the parent company of Nutella, has announced the first Nutella-branded cafe in Chicago. The cafe, located at 189 N Michigan Ave, is the first cafe/restaurant owned and operated by Ferrero and it will serve up, Nutella-based baguettes, waffles and even gelato, along side other non-Nutella touched items to satisfy the gastronomical demands of both fans and non-fans. Continue reading The World’s Famous Hazelnut Spread Is Opening A Nutella Cafe In Chicago

VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You

Look what we have here! It’s a VW Golf GTI with a dose of electric power and when we said “a dose,” we do really mean ‘a dose’. How? This particular Golf here, dubbed Golf GTI First Decade, has 410 PS, or about 404 HP, but that impressive number is solely from its petrol engine. You must be thinking, “oh wow, then it must have a lot more ponies under the hood when combine with the electric drive?” Ermmm, no. The thing is, the 48V electric motor, which drives the rear wheels, only produces a very modest 12 kW (16 HP). As you can imagine, that’s really nothing to shout about. Continue reading VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You

Here Are The First Laptops From China Telecom Giant, Huawei

To everyday consumers, Huawei is probably known for its mobile devices, but today, or rather, a couple of days ago, that changes as the China telecom giant introduces a line of laptops called MateBook. If don’t already know, this is the first foray into laptop market for Huawei and with many gadgets coming out of China of late, they are looking pretty sleek. Or should I say, a little MacBook-ish kind of sleek. The line up, which includes a 13-inch fanless laptop (Huawei MateBook X), a 2-in-1 (Huawei MateBook E) and a 15.6-inch portable (Huawei MateBook D), is slated to be available in summer 2017 for 700-1699 euros, depending on the models and configurations. Continue reading Here Are The First Laptops From China Telecom Giant, Huawei

This Sci-fi-ish Speedboat-Submarine Hybrid Piques The Marines Interest

Remember Hyper-Sub which briefly mentioned in a post couple of days ago? Yea. That’s the other speedboat/submarine hybrid that may have piqued the U.S.M.C’s interest. However, unlike the obvious made-for-military aesthetic of the SEAL Carrier, Hyper-Sub looks very much like a futuristic ride you would expect from a August Power or James Bond movie. It looks totally non-military and non-conventional as far as sub goes. However, what it has to offer probably begs to differ. Anywho, Hyper-Sub, along with many defense contractors, showed off its ware at the simulated amphibious maneuver at Camp Pendleton, dressed in tactical-approved black paint, back in April this year (read more HERE). Anyways, to cut long story short, Hyper-Sub is a ship-to-shore capable vessel that can travel undetected beneath the surface of the water in between. Continue reading This Sci-fi-ish Speedboat-Submarine Hybrid Piques The Marines Interest

DJI’s New Mini Drone Is Tech-packed And It’s Controllable By Hands Too

This is Spark, DJI’s mini imaging drone that is, well, fun. It is small, sports a refreshing design, and it launches right from the palm of your hand. While small, Spark has all the DJI technologies you will find on regular drones like the Phantom, or perhaps, even more. It powers up simply by recognizing your face, has stable hovering capability for capturing selfie/wefie, and it can return and land on your palm when you wave at it. And oh yea, in addition to the usual control means like DJI remote controller, mobile device, and DJI Goggles, Spark can be controlled by Continue reading DJI’s New Mini Drone Is Tech-packed And It’s Controllable By Hands Too