All posts by Mike chua

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

Infographic: Why Collectors Still love Vintage Coca-Cola Ads Today

You may have heard about a recent controversy involving a certain super model and an international beverage company. Said ad involving a Miss Jenner successfully diffusing a protest by offering a police offer a Pepsi, was swiftly pulled from circulation amid cries that it was tone deaf. This inspired us to do a little digging. Turns out Pepsi’s competitor Coca-Cola has been taking a strong stance on political issues for decades. Below are a few of our favorite successful campaigns. Continue reading Infographic: Why Collectors Still love Vintage Coca-Cola Ads Today

Bean-shaped Audio Earbuds Because, That’s The Ear Shape Everyone Has

It’s funny how biometric never gets to the ear since it is a known fact that no two person ears are the same. Ok. That will be totally weird. Anywho, we are not going to talk about the anatomy of the ear, but we heard the science of the shape of our ears had some in-ear headphones makers wanting to custom earbuds for each individual – that’s if, of course, the individual is willing to pay the price, which usually is, how do you say? Alarming? However, there’s a Netherlands-based outfit, Allocacoc, said it has discovered that, despite the differences in individual’s ears, they actually found there is actually a common shape in all ears. Continue reading Bean-shaped Audio Earbuds Because, That’s The Ear Shape Everyone Has

This Dive Tank Floats On The Surface So You Dive Without Being Weighed Down

Remember how Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), led by Jar Jar Binks, dive underwater to reach Otoh Gunga in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace? In that scene, the Jedis used futuristic tiny breathing apparatus on their mouths to survive underwater. Well, the AirBuddy you see here is not that, but I’d say it is pretty damn close without endangering your life. The idea behind AirBuddy is to let avid divers explore shallow water without being bogged down by heavy and clunky dive equipment. It bridges the gap between snorkeling, which you literally just scratch the surface of the ocean, and scuba diving. Continue reading This Dive Tank Floats On The Surface So You Dive Without Being Weighed Down

WOW-SOUND: Waterproof And An Astounding 50 Hours of Battery Life

The last thing a pool or beach party wants is a speaker with a conked out battery. But with WOW-SOUND Portable Outdoor Speaker System, battery would be the least of your concern. Why? Because this UFO-shaped rugged outdoor speaker has the craziest battery life we have see thus far: over 50 hours per charge (!) and it does so with a compact form (6.89 by 7.56 inches, or 17.5 x 19.5 cm) that still packs a quad of 2-inch neodymium active drivers and a 4-inch passive radiator to deliver 50 watts of omnidirectional sound, and it has a 360-degree three-setting LED lights to boot, because WOW-SOUND is all about outdoors and active lifestyle. Continue reading WOW-SOUND: Waterproof And An Astounding 50 Hours of Battery Life

Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

When you find yourself wishing for an artificial intelligence to tell you how you look in a particular outfit, then I believe you are ahead of us in the future and the good news is, Amazon is with you. The online retailer giant’s new Echo Look is the device that will do exactly that. Amazon is calling it a handsfree camera and style assistant, which simply put, is an Echo with eyes. It can take full-height picture or video of your showing off the outfits and based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists,” it will compare your outfits so you can look the best for the day. I don’t know, folks. Can we trust machine to tell us what looks good on us? I guess it is subjective. Perhaps it is good for those who are often in a fix as to what to wear. Continue reading Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

New Iron Man Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Previewed By Hot Toys

The trailers of the much anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming did not actually let Marvel fans in on Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but fret not you eager Iron Man fans cos’ Hong Kong-based toy maker has the tidbit and this is what Stark’s latest toy will look like. This latest crime fighting armor features a lot more silver than usual, along with an equal amount of Hot Rod red, while gold, though present, kind of takes a back seat. We can only say that gold is merely accents in this latest iteration, designated Mark XLVII (47, already???). As always, expect this collectible figure to be movie-accurate and of course, meticulously sculptured with details showcasing the metallic red/gold/silver armour’s sleek lines and the trapezoid-shaped indent around the arc reactor. Continue reading New Iron Man Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Previewed By Hot Toys

Who Needs Pushup Bra When This 3D Top Can Make Your Boobs Look Bigger?

Ladies sometime leverage on pushup bra to make their boobs look fuller, but seriously, ladies, stop torturing your lovely bosoms. I imagine it must be rather ‘agonizing’ to have them pushed up all day. Here’s a better and painless solution: a checkered 3D illusional blouse that will make your boobs look bigger than they really are. No shit. There’s really such a thing and from the looks of it, it appears to work perfectly (pictures are the proof). Ah… don’t you just love optical illusion? I don’t know what’s not to love (unless you already have huge jugs). Really. Continue reading Who Needs Pushup Bra When This 3D Top Can Make Your Boobs Look Bigger?

Metallic Ink Printed Garments Remind TSA X-Ray Operator Of Your Rights

We totally understand the threat of terrorism when flying and because of this, we put our faith on the government to ensure a safe air travel. However, being humans, sometimes even government organisation can take things a little too far in the name of safety. Take for example, in the U.S.A, the Transportation Security Administration, or more famously known as TSA, is the authoritative figure to ensure our flight is free from terrorist-related dangers, but the search methods, like the full body scanner, is nothing short of controversial. It was with this in mind, designers Matt Ryan and Tim Geoghegan came with a line of clothing appropriately called 4th Amendment Wear. Continue reading Metallic Ink Printed Garments Remind TSA X-Ray Operator Of Your Rights

ASUS Takes On Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-sized Tinker Board

We featured quite a handful of Raspberry Pi-powered projects here and until now, it seems like the words “Raspberry Pi-powered” are going to be on the lips of many makers and hobbyists. Well, not quite, if ASUS can help it. ASUS has officially enter into the maker space, a lively community where tinkerers, hobbyists need the piece of electronics to get their projects going. Officially known as Tinker Board, this credit card-sized Raspberry Pi challenger features an ARM SoC boasting a quadcore 1.8 GHz processor with heatsink, a Mali T764 GPU that supports HD and UHD playback, 2GB Dual Channel LPDDR3 RAM, and a SD 3.0 microSD slot for OS/storage. Continue reading ASUS Takes On Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-sized Tinker Board

Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color

Nike has once again teamed up with Apple to introduce another Apple Watch. Yes, the first was announced just last September, but last week, the sporting goods maker has unveiled the second, this time introducing Nike’s collaborative innovation platform called NikeLab. The new Nike collab Apple Watch, dubbed Apple Watch NikeLab is a limited edition smart timepiece in neutral-tone, sporting black and cream watch band paired to a Space Gray Apple Watch Series 2. Continue reading Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color