All posts by Mike chua

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

The VW Bus Lives Again! But Now It Will Park In Your Kitchen As A Refrigerator

We have heard Volkswagen is rebooting the iconic VW Bus and if I ask me, I’d say the news come as both yay and nay. Yay because the microbus is coming back and nay because it will never be as cool as the iconic ride (cue The Doors’ Light My Fire). I guess somethings are best left in the era where it belongs. However emotionally tied we are to certain objects, we have to move on somehow. But moving on does not mean ditching your love for this cult phenomena vehicle entirely. You can actually still own it, but this time, it has to go into your kitchen because, the familiar lines now exist as a fridge. Yes. That’s a VW Bus refrigerator that we are talking about! Holy sh… Continue reading The VW Bus Lives Again! But Now It Will Park In Your Kitchen As A Refrigerator

Cassie Is A Torso-less Bipedal Robot That May One Day Deliver Packages To You

Wheels and tracks are easiest to get a robot going, but those mobility solutions have their limitations, and to mention, does not satisfy our sci-fi fantasy. If we expect robots to traverse across a variety of terrains like humans do, then bipedal is the way to go. There’s no doubt about it. Armed with this notion, Agility Robots, a spin-off of Oregon State University, has devoted its time to perfecting a robot that walks on two and from the looks of it, the roboticists over at Agility Robotics may have pulled it off rather perfectly. The robot in question is called Cassie, a bipedal robot revealed back in February when it demonstrated its eerily human-like walking ability. Continue reading Cassie Is A Torso-less Bipedal Robot That May One Day Deliver Packages To You

The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock Is One For The Halloween

As if cuckoo clock itself isn’t spooky enough, the guys at Bradford Exchange has made it even more spookier with an iteration based on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. So, yeah. What you have here is a Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas cuckoo clock, officially licensed, of course, and you know what I think? I think the marriage between the celebrated creepy animation and cuckoo clock is a match made in the deepest pit of hell. Which means, it made for the perfect addition to your Halloween decor. I see no other way of recreating a spookier atmosphere than having a clock playing back This is Halloween, accompanied by Zero, Jack’s faithful ghost dog, popping in and out of the doors atop of the Town Hall at every strike of the hour. Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock Is One For The Halloween

OnePlus And Castelbajac Collab Gives You A Reason Not To Use A Phone Case

This is one for the fashion-forward, style-conscious OnePlus aficionados. OnePlus has come together with Moroccan-born French artist/fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to add a touch of class to the handset maker’s current flagship, OnePlus 5. Referred to as the “Callection,” the OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition Android phone features colored hardware buttons in Castelbajac’s signature colors: blue, yellow and red, as well as “inspiring manifesto” etched on the phone’s back. In addition to the unique aesthetic touches on the hardware, the OnePlus x Castelbajac OnePlus 5 device also comes packed with 10 exclusive wallpapers hand drawn by the artist/fashion designer, plus “a few other surprises” which the company will leave it to you to discover. Continue reading OnePlus And Castelbajac Collab Gives You A Reason Not To Use A Phone Case

Latest Google Pixel Phone Leak Had Me Drooling Over The White Version

When it comes to mobile phone color, I usually would abstain from white. Not because it is easily dirtied, but because with a white device, more often than not, it will be paired with a white front which, IMHO, upsets the color balance since the display is black when not turned on. However, I might just change my stance if this is what a white Google Pixel 2 will look like. In the latest leak posted by Droid Life, the purported white Google Pixel 2 features a white majority back matched to a black glass section and surprisingly, it comes with a dash of orange… on the power button. Continue reading Latest Google Pixel Phone Leak Had Me Drooling Over The White Version

FOMOcamera: Life-logging Has Never Been This Discreet And Customizable!

The life-logging camera fad is over. It didn’t last long, did it? But why? My best guess is, having a camera stuck on you isn’t half as fun, plus it probably make folks you come across uncomfortable knowing that you may be filming them. The solution? FOMOcamera. Billed as the most wearable and customizable camera, FOMOcamera is basically a badge camera. In other words, it is a camera incognito as a badge in whatever design you fancy. Perfect for ladies for capturing men in the act of leering at their breasts instead of their eyes when conversing with them. Damn. I’d better stay away from ladies wearing a badge like this for I may be caught in the act. Sorry, can’t help it. Most men are hardwired to detect beauty and I am not going to pretend I am an exception. Continue reading FOMOcamera: Life-logging Has Never Been This Discreet And Customizable!

BioLite FirePit Does Smokeless Wood-burning Without Dangerous Propane

BioLite, the purveyor of all-thing camping, is back with a new tool that will revitalize how you camp forever. The company has reimagined how a campfire should be with BioLite FirePit, a high-tech take of the age-old camping essential. First and foremost, FirePit is a versatile fire pit that can keep your warm, cook your meals, and offers you a visual spectacle of the campfire like no other – and it does it all without the entourage crooning Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. It sports a sleek, rectangular form which hides some pretty awesome high-tech circuity that enables the aforementioned. Continue reading BioLite FirePit Does Smokeless Wood-burning Without Dangerous Propane

The Force Will Not Make You Fit, But These Star Wars Fitness Equipment Will

This is it. Onnit Labs has done it again. It has once again pull a movie tie-in for its fitness equipment and this time round, you will be getting some pretty sleek Star Wars-themed fitness hardware. Now, geeks are lesser known for their inclination to exercise, but with these awesome fitness equipment, even even the geekiest geeks will want to start to lift. Maybe. I can’t be sure. OK, maybe just buy them and place them in your ultimate Star Wars-themed man cave. That will do too. Continue reading The Force Will Not Make You Fit, But These Star Wars Fitness Equipment Will

Japanese Robot Dog Detects Smelly Feet, Faints If The Smell Is Unbearable

Smelly feet is a problem that plague modern day homo sapiens. It is a personal hygiene issue which people prefer not to talk about because, nobody knows how to politely do so and even if you do brave the wrath of the smelly feet person and go point blank about it, what can he or she possibly do? Nothing, but that’s before Hana-chan came along. Developed by Japanese company, Next Technology, Hana-chan is a cute, tiny robotic fido is designed to detect unpleasant odor from a person’s feet. An odor detection sensor, aptly located at the canine’s nose, sniffs out smelly feet. Continue reading Japanese Robot Dog Detects Smelly Feet, Faints If The Smell Is Unbearable

Tinda Finger Swipe Right Thousands Of Tinder Profile So You Don’t Have To

In this society where everything moves at breakneck speed, it only makes sense that picking a date (and potential life-long partner) should be efficient and it is perhaps this very reason, dating apps like Tinder exists. While Tinder does offer the convenience of scoring a date without hitting up favorite watering holes, not everyone has all the time in the world to swipe through all the new person that pops up on the app. This is where Tinda Finger comes into play. Continue reading Tinda Finger Swipe Right Thousands Of Tinder Profile So You Don’t Have To