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Star Wars Celebration Chicago Exclusives Previewed

I guess you don’t have to wait till Triple Force Friday (October 4th, 2019) to see new Star Wars toys. Disney-owned Star Wars franchise has previewed a slew of products from Hasbro, Funko! and LEGO that it will be bringing to Star Wars Celebration Chicago, happening from April 11-15 at McComick Place, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999, Lucasfilm). Man, 20 years! It seems like it was just yesterday we were treated to the most non-defining Star Wars yet. Oops. Sorry, I didn’t mean it to come out that way. Continue reading Star Wars Celebration Chicago Exclusives Previewed

Google’s New Gaming Platform Could End All Existing Gaming Platforms

It is safe to say most modern people’s life revolves around Google. We rely on Google to get to places. We turn to Google for information. We get entertained by it too. The list just go on and on. Thank goodness that they have sold the robotic company to Softbank, if not we would be using Google robots in future too. Anywho, as if Google haven’t already overwhelm our day to day life, it now wants a piece of video gaming too with a new video game platform called Stadia. Continue reading Google’s New Gaming Platform Could End All Existing Gaming Platforms

CorelDraw 2019 Returns To Mac, Introduces CorelDraw Web App

CorelDraw, the Adobe Illustration direct competition. I have long forgotten it since I started using Mac and picked up Adobe Illustrator. After 18 years hiatus, the other go-to illustration software has return to Mac and like Adobe, it has also hopped onto the web bandwagon. Meet the CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2019, now for Mac and as a web app. With the release of the CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2019, Corel also brings to the table, the latest Windows update. Continue reading CorelDraw 2019 Returns To Mac, Introduces CorelDraw Web App

TrashTag Challenge Is The Best Viral Challenge Trend Ever

One thing we can all agree on is that viral challenges are the stupidest thing mankind have invented. Save for the ice bucket challenge and perhaps a handful others, most of such challenges were not only stupid but also dangerous. Even seemingly harmless challenge like planking had resulted in death – mainly due to stupidity (Darwin, you were right about natural selection). We are not one to promote challenges, but this latest viral trend that encourages people to clean up beaches and parks littered with trash is one we can all agree on. Continue reading TrashTag Challenge Is The Best Viral Challenge Trend Ever

It’s Official. It Is The End Of The Road For Sony Playstation Vita

It looks like smartphone has claimed another victim: Sony Playstation Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment’s portable gaming device which was just in its 2nd generation. To be fair, smartphone hasn’t really caused any real “fatality” until now. PS Vita may be the first to be directly affected by the surge of mobile gaming on smartphone and to some extend, tablet. Anyways, it is official. Sony has pulled the plug of the successor to the Playstation Portable. Continue reading It’s Official. It Is The End Of The Road For Sony Playstation Vita

China’s Xinhua AI News Anchors Join By A New Female AI Anchor

After becoming the first in the world to ‘employ’ not one, but two artificial intelligence (AI) news anchors, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua has announced that a female AI new anchor will be joining the duo of AI news anchors. As before, this world’s first female artificial intelligence news anchor is developed in collaboration with China search engine company Sogou and employs deep learning techniques to pull off facial expressions and lip movements. Continue reading China’s Xinhua AI News Anchors Join By A New Female AI Anchor

Oct 4th Earmarked As Triple Force Friday For Star Wars Product Launches

Now, lets not pretend that movies are be-all end-all for movie studios. With some movies and even video games, they opens an opportunity for studios to sell you boatloads of merchandises that will make you rethink of your house choice. This couldn’t be more true for Disney-owned Star Wars franchise. Call it an exploits or whatever, Lucasfilm and Disney announced, last week, this year’s Star Wars product launch day, dubbed Triple Force Friday. Continue reading Oct 4th Earmarked As Triple Force Friday For Star Wars Product Launches

Lightsaber Dueling Is Now Recognized As A Competitive Sport

Coming up next: A New Hope for lack-of-exercise youth. In a bizarre move, the French Fencing Federation has recognized Lightsaber Dueling as a Competitive Sport. The goal was to make the sport more appealing to the younger generation because, youth of today is deemed not healthy since they say away from sports and hence, the lack of exercise which leads to health issue. So by riding on pop culture, such as Star Wars in this case, the French Fencing Federation hope to entice youth in moving their asses, instead gluing to the couch and playing video games. Continue reading Lightsaber Dueling Is Now Recognized As A Competitive Sport

World’s Largest Bee Rediscovered On Indonesia’s Islands

Modern humans may be on the little blue marble for about 200,000 years, but there are still many things awaiting to be discovered or rediscovered. One such recent discovery/rediscovery is this: the Wallace’s Giant Bee, or as it known scientifically as Megachile pluto. Previously thought to be extinct when it was last saw in the wild in 1981, the elusive bee of gargantuan proportion was recently spotted in the world on the North Moluccas islands of Indonesia. Continue reading World’s Largest Bee Rediscovered On Indonesia’s Islands

Pakistan Gifts Saudi Crown Prince Gold-plated H&K Submachine Gun

What looks like a gun skin for popular Battle Royale multiplayer online game, PlayerUnknown Battleground AKA PUBG, is actually a real-life embossed golden Heckler & Koch MP5. Yes! This thing is real! This one-off, custom submachine based on German firearms maker Heckler & Koch MP5 features a gold-plated body, barrel, safety switch, trigger and magazine with the golden body and magazine further boast some rather intricate designs. Man, it really does look like a gun skin for PUBG, except that the game does not have a H&K MP5. The closest to the MP5 in the game is the UMP9 (which is obviously, a fictional weapon like the rest of the in-game weapons). Continue reading Pakistan Gifts Saudi Crown Prince Gold-plated H&K Submachine Gun