All posts by Mike chua

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

Oh, Look, Someone Actually Made A Custom Car In The Likeness Of A Dick

Dickhead is a vulgar slang defined by “a stupid, irritating, or ridiculous man.” Now, if Batman’s ride is a Batmobile, wouldn’t the aforementioned person’s ride called Dickmobile? And Dickmobile this is. I mean, seriously, we don’t even need to tell you this, do we? Not that the person who created it is a dickhead or anything. Just that it is too obvious what it is. The intention however is not as vulgar as it seems. As it turns out, this car was created way back in 1969 by one Steve Paige and it was meant to be an “art car”, but really what was its purpose is unclear to us. Perhaps if you know something about this rolling willy, you can point us to the right direction. Continue reading Oh, Look, Someone Actually Made A Custom Car In The Likeness Of A Dick

Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

Internet of Things let you connected, let you control physical devices, but this Internet of Things here does not. It is not ‘useless’ either. Instead, it has a unique and interesting pitch: it wants to put a digital bird in your house. Aptly called Birdhouse, what makes thing fun is, you can’t see the ‘bird’; you can only hear it and what’s more, this ‘bird’ is not always in the birdhouse. The idea is, it will ‘fly’ from Birdhouse to Birdhouse like a real migrating bird does. It will never know when it will come by; it is random and that’s precisely what makes Birdhouse interesting. You can, however, try to coax it to your home by touching the peg on the Birdhouse. Continue reading Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

NASA New Rover Tire Is Airless, Returns To Original Shape After Deformation

Automakers share the pain of flat tires with motorists and that is why we have run flat tires. And that’s here on Earth where emergency vehicle services are always a phone call away. Now, imagine the same thing happen when the vehicle is, say, 33.9 million miles away on Mars. Surely, NASA did not have team of robotic AAA on standby there and so, when wheels are damaged, they are damaged, end of story for the Mars-roaming rover and that’s no cool. Continue reading NASA New Rover Tire Is Airless, Returns To Original Shape After Deformation

Oscar Is Modular, Lab-created ‘Human’ And We Are Glad It Isn’t Real

Today we want to share a disturbing look into the future of biotechnology or as some would call it, bio-hack. However, before run away in fear (or disgust), you have to know that it isn’t real. And to be honest, we thank god it isn’t. Anyways, the thing we want to tell you about is Project Oscar: The Modular Body. Noticed we put them in Italic? That’s because it was a fictional creation, a 56-video series about a disturbing project which involved 3D-printed modular body that can snap together like LEGO elements and powered by a battery pack. Continue reading Oscar Is Modular, Lab-created ‘Human’ And We Are Glad It Isn’t Real

Cyborg Beetles Could Join Cyborg Dragonfly In Saving Lives In Future

Remember the cyborg dragonfly developed by researchers at Draper and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Well, as it turns out, it wasn’t the first. But really, are we even surprised? Cybernetic is like the next (inevitable) evolution of robotics. Anyways, researchers over at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, together with University of California Berkeley, has joined forces to developed a cyborg beetle whose flight can be controlled remotely by humans. I know how it sounds like. It sounds rather creepy (because of spying and stuff), but despite so, cyborg technology could be the answer to the future of search and rescue operations. Continue reading Cyborg Beetles Could Join Cyborg Dragonfly In Saving Lives In Future

This Is Smartables, A High-Tech Table Wrapped In Cool Scandinavian Design

When it comes to Scandinavian furniture, hardly will you associate it with technology, much less ‘smart’, but here it is, a piece of Scandinavian furniture that might just be the world’s first truly smart table. What makes the Smartables from Blue Blood Design Studio unique is, it bears all the hallmark of a Scandinavian furniture: handcrafted, solid oak wood, angled legs, and smooth round edges. Together they offers a la 70s retro vibe and yet, it feels uber modern and to some extend, futuristic. And futuristic it may very be because, beneath the classy, elegant Scandinavian look is a bunch of tech that blends seamlessly into any gadget-loving modern homo sapien’s lifestyle. Continue reading This Is Smartables, A High-Tech Table Wrapped In Cool Scandinavian Design

Volvo To Supply Uber With Autonomous Drive-compatible Cars

Sometimes, it is funny how things out in life. In recent years, especially the last, the talks of autonomous vehicle were pretty active with Google seems likely to be the first to embark on the world’s first. But then, suddenly there are a handful of them making head ways in autonomous drive. Among them was Swedish car maker, Volvo. Not only did the Volvo has made inroads in autonomous drive, the Swedish automaker has disclosed recently that the company has signed a non-exclusive framework agreement with Uber, the ride-sharing company, to supply “tens of thousands” of autonomous driving-compatible based vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Continue reading Volvo To Supply Uber With Autonomous Drive-compatible Cars

Artist Turns Regular Dolls Into Mind-blowing Hyperrealistic Figures

You know is it with stock action figures and dolls. They hardly resembles the person they took after. I don’t want to question why manufacturers of these expensive collectibles can’t get the facial features right. But hey, that’s probably a good thing because it leaves a void for exceedingly talented repaint artist like Philippine-born, US-based Noel Cruz a chance to unleash his talents and thus doing justice to the celebrities who the action figures/dolls took the image. How else would you turn ugly Emma Watson doll from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast into like what she supposed to be right? The works of Noel Cruz need no advertisement. The results speak for themselves. Continue reading Artist Turns Regular Dolls Into Mind-blowing Hyperrealistic Figures

Montegrappa Game of Thrones WESTEROS Fountain Pen: All-In-One Houses Writing Instrument

The old adage ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ was probably a statement made to avert nasty confrontations, but try telling that to the folks in the world of Game of Thrones. They probably won’t concur, but that does not mean a pen is any less important in this fictional world where political and power struggles are like bread and butter to commoners. Or least, it is still important to fans of the series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. If the aforementioned holds true for you, a Game of Thrones fan, then Italian writing instrument maker Montegrappa has just the pen for you: The Game of Thrones WESTEROS Fountain Pen. Continue reading Montegrappa Game of Thrones WESTEROS Fountain Pen: All-In-One Houses Writing Instrument

Believe It Or Not, This 1:1 Scale Iron Man Is A Custom PC Case Mod

With so many talented PC modders around, there is certainly no “the best PC mod” but there is surely the biggest when it comes to scale. Now, you must be thinking, ‘what’s there to be scale when it comes to PC mod?’ Well, that my friend is exactly what this Life-size Iron Man Mk 45 PC Case Mode is about. It is a PC buried inside a custom PC case inspired by Tony Stark’s Iron Man Mk 45 suit and it is indeed 1:1 scale. A life-size PC case mod. Take a moment to imagine that, my friends. I’d be lying if I were to say my mind wasn’t totally blown away when I first lay eyes on it. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, This 1:1 Scale Iron Man Is A Custom PC Case Mod