Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Anything that constitutes to lifestyle including hobbies, collectibles, fashion, travel and more.

The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

Yeah. We heard and read about the fiasco regarding the live action movie adaption of one of Japan’s most iconic sci-fi anime, Ghost in the Shell. I am a sci-fi nut (short of being a futurist) and so I am not going to be bothered by the so-called ‘white-washing’ or whatever it is that people are debating. But the name change there is kind of weird though (seriously? Major Mira?). Anywho, if you are all pumped up about Ghost in the Shell, well, then Insight Editions may have just the right stuff for you: The Art of Ghost in the Shell (ISBN-13 978-1683830009) by David S. Cohen. Continue reading The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

Second Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens In Tokyo Bay, Dinos Come Standard

In another example of jobs threatened by technological advancement… a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, called Henn-na Hotel, has employed more robots than actual humans to run the entire operation. But instead of brooding over this grim prospect, we are rather intrigued by Henn-na Hotel because, the robot stationed at the front desk is not just any ‘bot, it is a robotic dinosaur. Yep. You heard that right, a freaking dino. Why? Ermmm, because it can? I don’t know, really. Or maybe because Henn-na means to “to change” which represents the hotel’s commitment “for evolution in striving for the extraordinary sensation and comfort that lies beyond the ordinary. Continue reading Second Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens In Tokyo Bay, Dinos Come Standard

Take A Photo And Sony Mobile’s New Service Will Analyze Your Food

You know what they say… “you are what you eat” and so, if you workout like there’s no tomorrow, it won’t help if what you chomp down ain’t good for you, i.e. your healthy lifestyle may not be as efficient then it should be. Seriously, there’s really no point in taking two steps forward and one step back because of what you eat. As it turns out, Sony Mobile understands this and wants to use technology to give you a helping hand in achieving healthy lifestyle. Continue reading Take A Photo And Sony Mobile’s New Service Will Analyze Your Food

A.R. Globe Makes Learning About The World Fun And Interactive For Kids

Digital age has relegate the good’ol globe to decorative piece. I mean, who the hell need a physical globe when Google Earth is just a few clicks away? But that’s for information hungry grownups. As for kids, learning from Google Earth about the Earth itself won’t be much of a fun. Learning is different from digging for information. Learning is what kids do, and it should be fun, and this is where PlayShifu wants to do with Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe. Even a grown man like me gets excited about a mash up of a physical globe and AR (which is essentially what the Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe is really about). Continue reading A.R. Globe Makes Learning About The World Fun And Interactive For Kids

Starbucks Now Has Whiskey Barrel-aged Coffee Because, Why Not?

The idea of having whiskey early in the morning is not a norm for regular folks, less you are a hardcore liquor addict, but if you reside in Seattle, you may be inclined to have sip of whiskey because Starbucks has a new caffeinated beverage infused with whiskey flavor and it is only available at Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle. But don’t worry, you will not be reeking with alcohol, nor will you be high on spirit because what you get with the Starbucks Reserve Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sulawesi Coffee, as it is called, is merely the flavor and not the alcohol. Continue reading Starbucks Now Has Whiskey Barrel-aged Coffee Because, Why Not?

Meet Motiv Ring, A Fitness Tracker That Slips Right Into Your Finger

Before the emergence of smartwatches, wrist-worn fitness trackers was a brilliant idea. And then when smartwatches came along, it kind of make fitness tracker not so relevant. However, smartwatch or not is really non-consequential if you don’t like to have a thing strapped around your wrist, let alone wearing two wrist-worn gadgets. This is where Motiv Fitness Tracking Ring is able to help (but that is, of course, if you ok with a ring). If this soon-to-be-available gadget delivers as promised, then it is indeed a piece of tech marvel because it managed to pack an entire fitness band’s worth of tech into a thing the size of ring. And we all know how tiny a ring is. Continue reading Meet Motiv Ring, A Fitness Tracker That Slips Right Into Your Finger

This Automatic Timepiece Hits $1.1M On Kickstarter For Obvious Reasons

Wrist watch with square watch face is not new, but not many watchmakers can pull it off beautifully. In fact, we can only think of one: Bell & Ross, and just when we thought that’s it, we stumble upon the Rebel Automatic Chronograph Watch by LIV Watches. If you recall, LIV Watches made history when its Genesis X1-A Automatic Watch rolled in over a million in financial backing and watchmaker’s latest endeavor is also making quite a ding on Kickstarter with over a million in funding, making it the only Swiss watch to pass $1 million in sales on Kickstarter twice in a row. Continue reading This Automatic Timepiece Hits $1.1M On Kickstarter For Obvious Reasons

This Alcohol-sensing Band Really Is The Fitbit Of Blood Alcohol Content

We have seen some alcohol-sensing technology in the past. The most recent being a plaster-like patch that changes color as blood alcohol content (BAC) rises, which we thought is brilliant, but what if you need the details and doing so discreetly? Well, this is where Proof comes in. Developed by startup Milo Sensors, Proof’s working is similar to ONUSblue Color Gradient Alcohol Detection Patch; it picks up the chemical from the sweat excreted by the skin to determine if you have too much alcohol or not. However, instead of openly display your alcohol status (which is not a bad thing, actually), this information is push to an app which you view discreetly. Continue reading This Alcohol-sensing Band Really Is The Fitbit Of Blood Alcohol Content

This Handsome Gadget Will Let In On The Air Quality Wherever You Go

There are gadgets that have straightforward practical uses and then there are gadgets that are just informative to which sometimes, you will find yourself stumped as to what can you do about the information you just got. Well, the Flow Smart Air Quality Tracker by Plume Labs belongs to the latter. Unlike weather forecast gadgets, where you probably can decide if you need to bring along a brolly or not, you can’t really do much with the data like particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds (VOC), temperature and humidity that the device will feed to you (which you read off the 12 color LEDs or an app for more comprehensive data). Continue reading This Handsome Gadget Will Let In On The Air Quality Wherever You Go

LEGO Compatible Adhesive Tape Is The Best Thing To Happen Since LEGO

Straight out of the planet “why we didn’t think about it” is this LEGO Compatible Adhesive Tape called Nimuno Loops and it is probably the best thing to happen since LEGO and also, duct tape. From the product name, you know it is an adhesive tape, but it ain’t no ordinary adhesive tape; it has two by infinity studs on it, it is flexible, bendable and shapeable, and cuttable, so this craziest thing to happen in the toy world can pretty much turn any surface, even curved profile like the soles of your sneakers, into a LEGO-compatible surface. And you know what this means, don’t you? Continue reading LEGO Compatible Adhesive Tape Is The Best Thing To Happen Since LEGO