Saturday, October 30, 2010

Viral Attack 3: The Top 10 Viral Videos of the Week



In this week's Viral Attack, a viral chart show produced by R3LOAD Network, Google gay employees speak out about being gay, a guy goes around shooting clones of himself in Halloween Massacre, a creepy Japanese humanoid robot dances and sings with real human dancers, Michael Jackson's Beat It gets a remake Tweet It style and much more.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Time Traveller spotted with mobile phone in Charlie Chaplin's The Circus



A scene from the extras available on the DVD of Charlie Chaplin's The Circus shows a woman walking to the premiere of the film, holding her hand to her ear and speaking to what looks like a mobile phone. Take a look at the video. What is she holding? Is that really a mobile phone way back in 1920s? Is she a time traveller? Then the phone has to be an iPhone 4! Click here for a HD version of the video above.

iPad Apps of the Week: Angry Birds Halloween, Drums!, Phoster, Samurai Vengeance & Parking Mania



In this episode of TekNow, we take a look at 5 cool iPad apps: Angry Birds Halloween (iPhone: US$0.99, iPad: US$1.99), Drums! (iPhone/iPad: US$0.99), Phoster (iPhone/iPad: US$1.99), Samurai Vengeance (iPhone/iPad: US$2.99) and Parking Mania (iPhone: US$0.99, iPad: US$1.99, Lite version: Free). Yes, that's me playing Drums! Not bad eh. TekNow is a new gadget and technology web show produced by R3LOAD Network. If you have cool apps that you would like us to feature on this show, do email me. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van has a lot of Turtle Power!

Cowabunga! Brittney converted her mid 90's Dodge caravan into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle van. She writes: "The Turtles played a huge role in my childhood, growing up with all my male cousins, playing Ninja Turtles while my Uncle Harry chased us around. He used to drive us all around in his Caravan, and when I see one, I just think of the Turtles and all the memories."

Sony Playstation controller docks with your iPhone

GeekUnique sells one of a kind iPhone and iPod docks and other cool geek schwag. This one is a Sony Playstation Controller iPod/iPhone Dock made from a recycled classic Sony Playstation controller!  Connect the included USB cable to your computer to charge and sync any iPhone or iPod. I also like the Nintendo one.

Tetsujin Robot Manga Covers

Pink Tentacle posts 28 Tetsujin manga covers from 1956 to 1966. Tetsujin is a famous Japanese robot manga series written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. It follows the adventures of a 10-year-old boy and Tetsujin, his giant crime-fighting robot. The manga was later adapted into four anime TV series. It was the first Japanese series to feature a giant robot.

Star Wars money for all your inter galactic shopping needs

For Star Wars Fan Days, Diablo2003 draws a 1 credit Star Wars bill. He writes: "While watching the original Star wars I realized that talk of money is thrown around quite a lot but you never actually see it (other than Han flipping the bartender a coin after shooting Greedo). I thought it would be cool to design a piece of Imperial currency as I saw it."

Hammo draws Man United players in Chinese electronics company ad

Hammo is an illustrator living and working in Manchester. Recently, he did a few illustrations for a pitch for a Manchester United and Aigo (a Chinese electronics company) ad campaign. He drew Rooney (another one here) and Vidic with Aido MP3 players and cameras.

iRetrofone fuses the old with the new

With the iRetrofone you can now slam down your iPhone after a call just like you would do with a house phone. It is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset. Hand-sculpted and handcast in urethane resin by Scott Freeland, it is compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4G.

How to make a hat with Yoda eyes and ears

Tanya shows us how to make a Yoda hat for Halloween. She writes: "My four year old son decided that he wanted to be Yoda for Halloween. I took about two days to whip up this hat for him. He really wanted the eyes on there. I was just going to do the ears and hair, but he begged me for the eyes!"

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Google Street View finds God hanging in the clouds



There's something strange happening over a road west of Quarten, Switzerland. Google Street View shows a god-like figure (and friend) hanging in the air. Check out the R3LOAD Network video of the apparition above. Is that the image of god or is that the flying spaghetti monster? What is it doing in Switzerland? Time to get Mulder and Scully out of retirement!

Windows Phone 7 launches in Singapore and I have the videos for you!



Microsoft's hot new mobile operating system, the Windows Phone 7 is finally here in Singapore. I was at the Windows Phone 7 launch party on Wednesday to cover the event and film the video demo of Windows Phone 7 for TekNow, a new gadget and technology show on the R3LOAD Network. You can watch the launch party video above.



And here's the video demo by Microsoft's Matthew Hardman. The phone used is the new Dell Venue Pro. In the video, Matt also revealed that they are working on a Star Wars tower defence game for Windows Phone 7! Now that's a game that I would really like to play!

My first impression of Windows Phone 7: I was very impressed. The OS is very well thought of, the features are really good and it's a very smooth phone but I think Microsoft is a little too late in bringing the Windows Phone 7 to consumers. If Windows Phone 7 was released years ago, everyone will be talking about it as THE phone to have but unfortunately for Microsoft, it's the iPhone, Android, BB world now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kids book on Amazon reveals Transformers 3 plot

A listing on Amazon of a Transformers 3 Push-Pops board book reveals the plot of the new Transformers movie. This time, the Autobots and Decepticons are involved in a space race between the U.S. and Russia. Hmmm, I'm not too excited about the plot but I already hate the title. Transformers: The Dark of the Moon? Sounds like a Twilight movie.

Use your iPad to create an alien sticking out of your tummy

Fancy having Quatto, the alien from Total Recall sticking out of your stomach? Dude uses his iPad to create just that. He writes: "As soon as I got my iPad, I wanted to use it in a Halloween costume. I wanted something animated on the screen on my stomach. I remembered the scene with Quatto living inside another man's stomach, and I thought he would be a good fit."

Metal Slug tank made of Lego, moves like a sportscar

Mahj's Metal Grudge is a 48 wheeler Metal Slug inspired tank made of Lego! Powered by two XL motors, his sportscar tank can move faster than most remote controlled tank. The only thing that is missing is the ability to destroy your enemies using the tank's cannon. Video of the Metal Grudge in action here.

Old Red Jalopy sells the best looking movie posters

There are hundreds of poster sites on the internet. Movie posters, fine art prints, celebrity pin-ups - they're a dime a dozen. But nothing comes close to the Old Red Jalopy. They design their own movie, music and TV posters. I love them all! This Darth Vader vs Luke Skywalker poster is inspired by early boxing posters.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fan-made Blade Runner Chess Set

Rick Ross's interpretive concept of J.F. Sebastian's chess table and chess set is an amazing work of art. It has to be the coolest Blade Runner inspired build ever! Rick took 2 years to make it. The chess pieces were sculpted from scratch by Rick based on HD screen captures of the film.

(via Boing Boing)

Butterbeer Cupcakes inspired by Harry Potter

Amy teaches us how to make butterbeer cupcakes which is essentially buttery cream soda cake, filled with butterscotch ganache, topped with a butterscotch buttercream and drizzled with more butterscotch ganache. Yummy! FYI, butterbeer is a beverage in the Harry Potter universe.

Optimus Prime made of foam camping mats

Dude makes a really cool Optimus Prime costume using lots of foam camping mats. He writes: "He is not a perfect Optimus but he is my render, for instance the real Optimus does not have a jet pack, too bad ours does. The finished costume looked a lot better at first but he has been around for a while and has the battle scars to prove it."

Inflate Fashion Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Inflate is Robbie Spencer's fashion editorial for the October issue of  Dazed. It was inspired by Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons A/W10 collection. The poor models had to be cushioned up till 3 in the morning but the end result is visually spectacular. This one looks very sci-fi!

(Thanks Missy)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hey Babe, He's Got The Look!



Filipino comic book writer and artist Gerry Alanguilan has got the look. Here's his original video that has attracted more than a million hits. Check out that winning smile of him. What a lady killer!



And here's the video that I did. I took parts of Gerry's original video to make a music video with Roxette's She's Got The Look. You can watch a HD version on R3LOAD Network here.

Sushi Train and Game comes with fake sushi

This Japanese Sushi Train and Game is based on the N700 Series model shinkansen train. Combine the rail pieces together and with the controller you now have a moving train that holds 4 plates of fake sushi. The objective of the game is to pick the sushi while the train is moving. Sounds dumb. I rather use the train for eating real sushi.

Pigs beware, Angry Bird plush toys are here

You know it's going to happen sooner or later. The plush toy version of the popular game Angry Birds is here! But it's not for sale yet. This photo taken at Nokia HQ shows that the toy does indeed exist. Apparently the two birds can be flung across the room using slingshots at local pigs who have stolen your nest. Nice.

Leica M8 iPhone 4 Skin now on Etsy

In August, I blogged about Joey's iPhone 4/Leica conversion sticker. Joey wanted his iPhone to look like a Leica camera so he made the sticker himself. Jealous? Don't be. You can now buy a Leica M8 style decal for your iPhone 4 on Etsy thanks to Top Decal!

Lego Green Lantern Power Battery

Jon writes about his Lego Green Lantern power battery: "As a fan of  Green Lantern, when I was seeking ideas of things to build, it was only natural to build the Green Lantern power battery that Hal Jordan uses to power the ring with which he battles evil and foes. Of course, it wouldn’t be worth building if I couldn’t power the ring like Hal."

Custom-made Star Wars Flocked Wallpaper

Super 7 had a Star Wars wallpaper custom-made for their toy and design shop in San Francisco. The amazing wallpaper features portrait shots of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Stormtrooper in the flocked wallpaper format. I want one on my wall with all the good guys too.

(Thanks Sir Thomas)

Edo-period Japanese Anatomical Illustrations

This pregnancy illustration is from a copy of Ishinhō, the oldest existing medical book in Japan. Originally written by Yasuyori Tanba in 982 A.D., the 30-volume work describes a variety of diseases and their treatment. You can view more vintage Japanese anatomical illustrations here.

Online archive of vinyl 7 inch singles

45cat is a website started two years ago dedicated to that wondrous pop artefact - the seven inch single! You can research, discuss, review or simply gawp at your favourite 45s. So far the site has 73,824 UK released records in their database and in time, it hopes to have EVERY 45rpm single ever released in the UK.

Playbutton plays your record

Playbutton is a wearable button that plays pre-recorded music. The music cannot be changed or downloaded and the sequence of the music cannot be altered. You have play/pause, skip and volume controls. It runs on a rechargeable lithium battery and its exterior can be designed as an album art.

Portable Suitcase Stereo System

Mr Simo makes the BoomCase, a self powered, portable suitcase stereo system that works with your iPod and iPhone! He says, " I shy away from plastic or thin suitcases because of their not so great acoustic qualities. Mainly I use cases that are built with wood and leather because of the superior sound they produce."

(via Boing Boing)

Vintage Sesame Street featuring The Cunt

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Taken from a very old newspaper clipping featuring the Sesame Street characters. The paper misspelt The Count's name.

(Thanks Pipin)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Viral Attack: The Top 10 Viral Videos of the Week



This week's top 10 viral videos include a bear in Singapore, Bumblebee crashes into a police car during filming for Transformers 3, French gay McDonald's TVC, a group of guys attempt to walk on water and much more. Viral Attack! is a weekly viral video chart show produced by the R3LOAD Network. You can watch a HD version of the video here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gorillaz on Live on Letterman, prove that they are a damn good reality band

Gorillaz appeared on David Letterman's Late Show recently and played a 45-minute show for Live on Letterman that featured 9 songs from all 3 of their studio albums. You can watch the full concert here. Live on Letterman features a given night's musical guest playing a longer set after the show in front of the same studio audience.

Watch The Real Ghostbusters on YouTube

Daniel, a big fan of Ghostbusters has uploaded several episodes of The Real Ghostbusters, the cartoon series that ran from 1986 to 1991, on YouTube. The cartoon is based on the Ghostbusters movie and continues the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore and  Dr. Ray Stantz.

Steampunk Iron Man wins Marvel Costume Contest

Marvel held its Costume Contest at New York Comic Con 2010 and the winner of the contest is this awesomely constructed Steampunk Iron Man costume. Marvel's New York Comic Con 2010 Flickr photoset has more pics of the winning costume. I reckon Tony Stark himself must have been the creator.

(Thanks Geek God)

How to slice a Bagel into two linked halves

Just in case you need to slice your bagel into two linked halves for breakfast, George has a solution: "It is not hard to cut a bagel into two equal halves which are linked like two links of a chain. These sharpie markings on the bagel are just to help visualize the geometry and the points. You don't need to actually write on the bagel to cut it properly."

Bodymax Underwear for men who need a little bit of enhancement

Men with small dicks can now thank Marks & Spencer. The company is launching its new range of BodyMax Underwear that will provide a real confidence boost for men. The enhancing underpants are made using the latest fabric technology and come in two styles – bum lift pants and a frontal enhancement pants. No more stuffing!

A Collection A Day

Lisa writes about her blog A Collection A Day, an attempt to document her collections: "On each of those 365 days, I will photograph or draw (and occasionally paint) one collection. Most of the collections are real and exist in my home or studio; those I will photograph. Some are imagined; those I will draw or (occasionally) paint."

One Watch, One Tree, One Planet

Buy a WeWood timepiece and they will plant one tree! WeWood is made of beautifully carved, silky-smooth organic wood and 100% organic materials that is completely free of toxic chemicals. Available in two very unique styles, both resembling the designs of mainstream luxury watches. I want one!

Water Figures inspires Canon Pixma Ad

Linden Gledhill is a biochemist and an accomplished photographer who recently collaborated with Dentsu to make an advertisement for Canon's new printer. The ad is inspired by his beautiful Water Figures photoset on Flickr, a series of photos of shapes made out of water based paints and sound from a speaker.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Guinness want you to play with their beer girls and have fun

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I saw this very interesting Guinness ad on Facebook. It's enlarged here. Apparently, they want people to meet their Beer Ambassadors aka beer girls and play with them. Yup, play with them!

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Wow! Wow! I was referring to the iPad. Ok, I'm sold. Let's play!

Nintendo's Pokemon Bus retires and is now for sale!

Every year since 1999, Nintendo has used the Pokemon Bus, an American yellow school bus with ears like Pikachu, on tour through Germany. This year, the bus will make its last appearance on the roads of Germany. That's right kids. The Pokemon Bus will be retiring from service. But don't worry, you can now bid for it at a special auction. Good luck.

Unique Coffee-Table Baking Book by Ikea

Ikea's 140-page cookbook titled Homemade Is Best, features photographs of ingredients presented in a very visually unique and spectacular way. Photos of the ingredients are laid out in a style inspired by Japanese minimalism. The book contains 30 classic swedish baking recipes everything from small biscuits to large cakes.

Bookrest Lamp turns your paperbacks into a lamp

The Bookrest Lamp is not just an ordinary lamp that gives off a soft light. It also doubles as a book rest ensuring you never lose your page when you wake up next morning from your sleep. Oh ya, it also looks like a house when your book is resting on it. A very clever design indeed.

(Thanks Julius)

The Do It Yourself Doodler Project

David Jablow writes about his Do It Yourself Doodler Project: "A friend of mine gave me this old novelty doodle pad from the sixties. It consisted of 38 sheets that were blank except for some text and the woman with missing parts. I've decided to doodle on all of them." I love every single one of them, David!

Your profile picture made from all your Facebook friends

Frintr creates a collage of all your friend's profile pictures and arranges them so that when viewed from a distance they appear to form your own profile picture. You will need at least 50 friends to get a good picture. The more friends, the better. Here's my own profile pic created from the profile pics of my Facebook friends.

(Thanks Shy)

Every bicycle needs a pretty sweater

Doe Deere spotted this awesome crochet covered bicycle in New York City. She writes: "Walking through Lower East Side, I spotted a bicycle parked by the roadside… covered in crochet. That’s right – everything including wheels, basket and the kick-stand were covered in yarn!"

Wanted: Confident female for love-making performance in front of Singapore live audience

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Wah! Love-making performance in front of live audience right here in Singapore? According to this poster at Craigslist, it will take place at the end of the month. Location is not given but he is looking for a female who is confident enough to take part in the performance.

He writes: "Hello thrill-seekin ladies, I am currently looking for a woman with a good-looking bod to perform lovemaking in front of live audience. You can wear a mask if you want, there will be 10 viewers each time of 5 couples, and you do not need to be pretty but have a good bod, clean, DD free and experienced in love-making, of course you will be paid too." Alright ladies, go apply now!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Origin of Batman

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Find out how billionaire playboy, industrialist and philanthropist Bruce Wayne becomes Batman, the Dark Knight in this high definition comic book video, now exclusively on the R3LOAD Network.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Inside my Flipboard, my social media magazine

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Flipboard has to be one of the best apps ever invented for the iPad. I really love it! If you have an iPad, you have to download Flipboard. If you don't have an iPad, you really have to buy one so that you use this wonderful app! Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. It allows you to see your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read. Here are some screenshots of my Flipboard.

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