Well, it looks like UK’s obsession with gender quality/diversity has found its way to long-running, popular television series Doctor Who. How so? Well, whether you like it or not, the next 13th Doctor Who is going to be played by a woman. Yes. You heard that right, mate. A female Doctor. While female medication practitioners aren’t new, a woman playing the fictional Time Lord is the first. You could a say it is a milestone, you know, if you are into all the gender equality. Then again, I am not mega fan and so, whoever takes on the character does not bother me a bit, though I cannot say the same for hardcore fans who have been following the Doctor since like forever. Continue reading Time Lord Turns Time Lady Because The 13th Doctor Who Is A Lady
For the record, China is not the only country to have umbrella sharing service. Apparently, Canada does too and some New Yorkers did toyed with the idea. However, we are not here to talk about who’s at it first or how ridiculous the concept is, but rather, we ask the question ‘why’? Why share umbrella? Umbrella is an easily misplace-able item (read: easily stolen) and so, it boggles my mind why would anyone think umbrella sharing would work? Sharing scheme works for bike (well, mostly), but it does not mean it will work for something so relatively cheap and so easily misplace-able as, you know, brolly? Even then, bike sharing is not infallible with at least one company winding because it had lost one too many bikes (or of it to be exact). Continue reading Brolly-sharing Startup Is Undaunted Even After Losing 300K Umbrellas
Hyperloop One has made another major milestone since the first propulsion open-air test. The Hyperloop One test vehicle, or more correctly, a sled, hurled down the near-vacuum test track and levitated by the virtue of magnetic levitation for a good 3 seconds before coming to a halt on its own. The first full scale system test was conducted in private, witnessed by 200 hundred engineers and staff on May 12, 2017. During the test, the team tested the entire system ranging from the motor to the levitation technology to the vacuum pumping system, for the very first time. Continue reading Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone
Apple lost more than a benevolent and visionary leader when Jobs passed on. From Jobs passing up to today, the Cupertino-based tech giant has lost an headphone jack, an SD card slot, a glowing logo and most unfortunately, the iconic MagSafe too. To Apple’s credit, It did gain something though: a pair of wireless earbuds that is nothing short of an oddity. Sorry. Pardon me for less than kind words. I simply can’t stand the sight of two sticks dangling from someone’s ears that aren’t ear rings. Anyways, for those who is still mourning over the death of the legendary MagSafe, a patent filed by Apple may bring some hope for the MagSafe return. Well, kind of. Continue reading Patent Hints Apple Bringing MagSafe To USB-C Connector, Or Is It Really?
Ok. You probably heard of about the audacious Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA Straddling Bus, and you also probably heard that it was a little scam-my and it was. Well, at least, that was what the several Chinese state medias had called it. Late last year we read that the too impractical, space devouring ginormous bus was rusting away under a ridiculously tall hanger right smack on the road, rendering three lanes of the road unusable by everyday traffic. Obviously, it became more of annoyance then pride and joy for the citizens of Hebei. It was effectively a white elephant and a grim reminder that not all bold endeavors are meant to be. Continue reading The Straddling Bus’ Rail Are Being Removed Cos’ It Is Officially Dead
Earlier this year, HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets, announced its first Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 6, since its ‘resurrection’, but unfortunately, to the dismay of the international community, it was then said that it will only be sold in China. However, it looks like the company has a change of heart because official words have been released, saying that Nokia 6 is headed to U.S. shores and it will be available starting July 2017 through Amazon, priced at $229. This should come as good news as those who are dying to get their hands on it will not have to turn to unauthorised seller who don’t offer any warranty. Continue reading Nokia 6 Arrives In The USA, Available Starting July On Amazon For $229
Drone has become a norm and so are the incidents of drone being taken out of the sky accidentally or intentionally. In a recent incident, a low-flying drone attempt to capture a spectacular footage of an oncoming rally car, a Toyota WRC piloted by Esapekka Lappi, catching some air, but unfortunately it got in the way of the launching car and resulted in a collision. Fortunately, like any good, accomplished rally car driver, the Finnish driver presses on and landed beautifully before speeding off leaving a cloud of dust as spectators cheered on. We are not quite sure if the excitement and applauses were for the beautifully executed Micky’s Jump, or a celebratory cheer for another injured drone (unlikely), or for the team’s ability to advert a potential deadly disaster. Continue reading Rally Car Catching Some Air Nearly Took Out A Drone In Its Path
Remember the Nike Air Mag self-lacing sneakers introduced last year? Apparently, a pair was put on the block recently by Heritage Auctions in a sale called The Future is Now which saw this pair of high-tech sneakers closes at a whopping $52,500, setting the world record for a collectible sneaker at public auction. The recent 2016 Air Mags sale smashes the previous record by a good $20,000. The 2016 Nike Air Mag, designated Lot #77121, is listed as size 11 and comes in its original box with signed numbered plate, display and charging accessories, plus a Deadstock Plate signed by Tinker Hatfield, one of the Nike architect who made self-lacing shoe a reality. Continue reading Nike Air Mag Self-Lacing Sneakers Sold For A World Record $52,500!
Good news, fans of Xbox. The much anticipated Project Scorpion is now officially known as Xbox One X and it will be available starting November 7, 2017, priced at $499.99. Billed as the world’s most powerful console, Microsoft’s new flagship console is said to be “40 percent more power than any console,” promising to offer an immersive true 4K gaming experience. What’s more, it will even make your existing library of Xbox contents look better with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even the contents are output to 1080p TV sets. Continue reading Microsoft Project Scorpio Is Now Officially Xbox One X
We totally feel we should mention this big-ass cruise ship because, it is huge. Not super huge by shear size, though, but massive by capacity. The planned MSC Cruises’s new vessel will be able to pack 6,850 passengers across 2,760 cabins – 70 over current record-holder, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Also, it looks absolutely futuristic too – thanks the “Y” shape superstructure that stretches the entire length of the ship. With this design, it does not have an open deck at the bow and so, sorry, no more iconic “I’m flying” Jack and Rose pose, folks. Continue reading MSC Cruises Unveiled Concept Image Of World’s Biggest Capacity Cruise Ship