All posts by Mike chua

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

Renault Introduces Scénic and Grand Scénic Black Edition

Renault has announced a new Scénic and Grand Scénic Black Edition based on the INTENS finish. The limited edition Scénic promised “advanced comfort, refinement and sporting performance.” It is available across a range of engines, petrol and diesel, and matted to a choice of manual or EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission. Continue reading Renault Introduces Scénic and Grand Scénic Black Edition

Forget About Key Or Numbers, This TSA Padlock Uses Fingerprint To Unlock

If you are as paranoid as me about luggage security, you would have a padlock on top of the suitcase’s integrated number lock. But added security is not without its caveat. You’d be burdened with an extra key or extra set of combination number to remember. If you rather not carry an extra, easy-to-lose key or not remember another set of number (you can set the same number, but that’ll be a big security risk), then the Bio-Key TouchLock TSA Luggage Lock is the answer. Continue reading Forget About Key Or Numbers, This TSA Padlock Uses Fingerprint To Unlock

Jeff Koons’ Rabbit Sculpture Fetched The Highest Price For Any Living Artist

Jeff Koons, the 64-year-old artist best recognized for its balloon-style sculpture, has just made history. The man’s 33-year-old sculpture entitled “Rabbit” concluded a sale at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction for a whopping $91 million – the highest paid for a work by any living artist. The 41-inch tall stainless steel sculpture made to look like a balloon rabbit went over 20 million above its expected price of $70 million. Continue reading Jeff Koons’ Rabbit Sculpture Fetched The Highest Price For Any Living Artist

Rejected LEGO Ideas Projects Get A Second Chance Through Fan Vote

Wanting your favorite LEGO Ideas project to become an official LEGO Ideas set is akin to buying lottery. You gotta chip your one precious support (or vote), share the project in hope others will do the same, and ultimately, keeping your fingers crossed that LEGO will green lit the project. As a result, there are many LEGO Ideas submission slipping through the net, but the good news is, not all hope is lost. Or at least “hope” is for the four shortlisted projects. Continue reading Rejected LEGO Ideas Projects Get A Second Chance Through Fan Vote

NASA Is Going Back To The Moon And This Time, It Is Planning On Staying

If you haven’t already heard, NASA is revisiting the Moon. The U.S. space agency targets to do so by 2024 and this time, it is planning to stay. Yup. NASA is setting base on the Moon like for real. The program, called Artemis lunar exploration, will once again put American astronauts, this time the first woman along with the next man, on the lunar surface. Continue reading NASA Is Going Back To The Moon And This Time, It Is Planning On Staying

Life-size LEGO Civic Type R Somehow Looks Better Than The Real Thing

It is no secret that I have always thought the new Honda Civic’s design leaves much to be desired. Despite that, I find myself ogling over this life-size LEGO Honda Civic Type R created by LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught. The jagged edges somehow accentuated the overall appearance, making me forget it had a design that I love to hate. Continue reading Life-size LEGO Civic Type R Somehow Looks Better Than The Real Thing

Honda e Electric Vehicle Opens For Reservation In The U.K.

Honda’s super adorable and somewhat retro-ish electric vehicle, Honda e, is now available for reservation in the U.K. Honda U.K. has quietly launched a reservation website where folks in U.K. can reserve the Honda e by registering themselves on the website and putting down a £800 refundable deposit. However, the exact availability and how much the car will eventually cost are unknown at this point. It feels like Honda isn’t ready to generate more buzz yet. Continue reading Honda e Electric Vehicle Opens For Reservation In The U.K.

Coolpad Legacy Is A Smartphone With FHD+ Display That Costs Just $130

Have you heard about Coolpad? No? Neither have we, but I think you should know about this smartphone brand, especially if affordability is the key consideration when buying a smartphone. That said, Coolpad has a new “flagship” smartphone called Legacy that is now selling in the U.S. for, wait for this… just $129.99 (!). Looking at the price, obviously, you don’t expect it to be the kind of flagship like, say, OnePlus 7 Pro. I’d say it is a flagship of budget smartphones. Continue reading Coolpad Legacy Is A Smartphone With FHD+ Display That Costs Just $130

Meet Novus, The World’s First Modular Smartphone For Kids

Smartphones targeted at kids aren’t new. Among the sea of for-kids smartphones that try so hard to coax your money out of your wallet to splurge on your little ones, Abardeen’s offering called Novus stands out as a modular smartphone that can transform into a smartwatch and an AI speaker that doubles as handy home assistant too. Granted, as a smartphone, it is not quite one may have expected. For starter, it has no massive display like regular smartphones has. Continue reading Meet Novus, The World’s First Modular Smartphone For Kids

This Ingenious Glass Cup Lets You Drink Bubble Tea Without A Straw

Bubble tea, or boba tea as it is known in stateside, can’t do without straws. This beverage don’t use just any type of straws; it has to use those extra large diameter straws in order for you to suck those pearl thingy. Needless to say, the straws and the disposable cups that the delightful concoction is served in result in incredible amount of plastic waste each year. It is definitely one of the culprit in the piling plastic waste and yet, it does not seem to have a solution… until now. Continue reading This Ingenious Glass Cup Lets You Drink Bubble Tea Without A Straw