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The World’s Famous Hazelnut Spread Is Opening A Nutella Cafe In Chicago

Rejoice! Fans of Nutella! You will soon be able to consume a selection of pastries and snacks tweaked with a dose of the world’s famous hazelnut spread. If you didn’t already heard, Ferrero, the parent company of Nutella, has announced the first Nutella-branded cafe in Chicago. The cafe, located at 189 N Michigan Ave, is the first cafe/restaurant owned and operated by Ferrero and it will serve up, Nutella-based baguettes, waffles and even gelato, along side other non-Nutella touched items to satisfy the gastronomical demands of both fans and non-fans. Continue reading The World’s Famous Hazelnut Spread Is Opening A Nutella Cafe In Chicago

Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

Whether you are inspired by the recent movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, or always have the dream to lead your own ‘kingdom’ complete with your very own castle, you’d be glad to know that Italy is now giving away over 100 run-dow properties, including a handful of castles, for free. I know right? It is hard to believe anyone can own a castle for absolutely nothing. Well, actually not quite. As many economists will tell you, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and therein lies the caveat: you see, those 103 properties are exactly as described, i.e. run-down, which means restoration is a must, but you have to restore it anyway because that is one of the conditions laid out by Italy’s State Property Agency in exchange for the free property. Continue reading Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

China Is Now Home To The World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel originated as a leisure ride that usually completes a cycle in matter of minutes, but since 2000, the idea of Ferris wheel is no longer carnival or amusement park exclusive when London Eye, which are basically fancy words for a huge-ass super slow-moving Ferris wheel with motorized capsules, opened to the public as a tourist sightseeing ride. Since London Eye (which stands 135 meters or 443 feet), a few other countries have followed suit to erect their own version of the Eye, though of course, those aren’t referred to as [insert city name] Eye. Continue reading China Is Now Home To The World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel

Researchers Discovered Worrying Vulnerability In Fingerprint Sensor

So, you think mobile phone fingerprint sensor is secured? Well, think again. In a join research by NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan State University, researchers discovered that there are similarities in partial fingerprints which may be enough to trick the biometric security systems on smartphones into unlocking the devices. You may think this is an irrational fear, but not if you knew that most mobile phones of today uses partial fingerprints, not full fingerprints, to identify the authorized users and so, yikes it certainly is. Continue reading Researchers Discovered Worrying Vulnerability In Fingerprint Sensor

You Can Now Make 2018 Ford Mustang Exhaust Note As Your Ringtone

Already high over the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang? Well, I believe Ford knows some of you do and has had its engineers to record the growling exhaust note and turn it into a ringtone for your smartphone. However, unlike the “Active Valve Performance Exhaust” found as an option on the 5L V8-equipped 2018 Ford Mustang GT, which offers driver four exhaust note options, the exhaust note you will be getting will be just the one produced when “track” driving mode is selected. Makes sense. If you want consumers to feel the power, you’d pull the craziest mode, right? Continue reading You Can Now Make 2018 Ford Mustang Exhaust Note As Your Ringtone

Intel’s New Memory Is No Miracle Solution For Your Current Slow PC

So Intel has announced a new kind of memory that promised speed up your computer, particularly those who are still on traditionally HDD. When I first read the headline, I was elated and then I learn to take the excitement a notch down (or maybe even more). Why? This “magical new memory”, the Intel Optane Memory, won’t be a magic potion for your slow, aging computer. For it to deliver as promised, it has to be paired with a 7th-gen Intel core processor and to be honest, if you have that, I hardly doubt your computer will be any slower than mine aging 2008 iMac. Continue reading Intel’s New Memory Is No Miracle Solution For Your Current Slow PC

Microsoft Project Scorpio’s ‘Pre-order’ Is Live, But No Pre-ordering Yet

Microsoft must be dying to show off its next-generation game console, codename Project Scorpio. Why? Because, the software giant already had a pre-order page put up on its online store since two weeks ago. However, it is not quite a pre-order page per se, it is more like ‘hey guys, you know our next-gen game console is coming’ page. Though we have no doubt it will be converted to a pre-order page once it lands later this year. That said, details are still sketchy at best. Continue reading Microsoft Project Scorpio’s ‘Pre-order’ Is Live, But No Pre-ordering Yet

China’s Anti-Drone Gun Looks Like A Weapon Fit For Sci-Fi Movies

What you see here is China’s Wuhan law enforcement officer showing off the police’s new toy: a non-lethal drone-killing gun. Details on this unnamed device is sketchy at best, but the concept behind it is not so much different from DroneShield and Battelle’s iteration we saw last year in that the gun uses some sort of radio waves to cut signal between the operator and the infringing drones (more like hijacking it, actually), thereby forcing the drone to land. Though it is not known if the process will actually fry the drone entirely, thus making it drop out of the sky or if it will force it to land in a controlled manner like the two other makes we wrote about previously. Continue reading China’s Anti-Drone Gun Looks Like A Weapon Fit For Sci-Fi Movies

This Is How You Get Rid Of Trash On Power Lines: Burn’em Up With A Drone

Like the Internet, drone is the best and worst thing to happen in modern history. We have fun with it. We took awesome images with it and we also use it to inspect out-of-reach places, et cetera, but on the flip side, this brilliant invention of modern history has some more sinister applications too – to which, the U.S. government knows best. And it just the government that sees the deathly potential of drones. Some amateurs, like a couple of Finnish farmers and the controversial Austin Haughwout, also managed to explore the dark side of drone technology. Continue reading This Is How You Get Rid Of Trash On Power Lines: Burn’em Up With A Drone

Rejoice Nokia Fans Cos’ The Iconic Nokia 3310 Is Coming Back!

Nokia once reined supreme in the mobile phone arena. Unfortunately time and technology had caught up with them, effectively putting an end to the era of cell phone. During its heyday and before the proliferation of smartphones, the Finnish tech company had turned out countless mobile phones, but it was the 3 series, particularly the 3310, that became sort of an icon. Offered by its then-trendy candy form was a durable phone that supports long text messaging (man, it was god sent, really!), along with useful tools like calculator, stopwatch, and even packing a bit of fun too with games such as the sequel to the hugely popular Snake. Continue reading Rejoice Nokia Fans Cos’ The Iconic Nokia 3310 Is Coming Back!