Monday, March 31, 2014

Watch 60 Minutes special on Flight MH370



Australia's 60 Minutes speaks exclusively to the Australian families of the victims of Flight MH370, as they tell of the agony of not knowing what happened to their loved ones. Was it a hijacking? Or a mechanical failure or a fire on board the plane? Did the plane really crash into the Indian Ocean?

Follow me on Twitter as I bring you the latest updates on MH370.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: The Story So Far



Here's a 4 minutes long video by Telegraph which summarises the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which is now known to have crashed in a region of the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors.



And another video summary this time by CNN. I've been covering the story of MH370 LIVE since Day 1 and you can find all the latest updates, breaking news and insights on my Twitter.




Saturday, March 08, 2014

Transformers 4 gets its own silent film starring Optimus Prime & Grimlock



The epic battle between between Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots and Grimlock, leader (aka King) of the Dinobots retold in this Transformers: Age of Extinction Silent Film. Video made using clips from Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer and the Superbowl spot. Catch Transformers: Age of Extinction directed by Michael Bay in cinemas. It opens on June 26, 2014 (Singapore), June 27, 2014 (United States) and July 10, 2014 (United Kingdom).

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mama Zuma's Revenge potato chips and its bizarre background story





I bought Mama Zuma's Revenge potato chips at Mexican and Latin grocery Belmonte Latin Foods mainly because I've never seen it before in Singapore and also because the wrapper says "these chips are made with some of the hottest peppers on the planet." Being a spicy food lover, I'm always game to try out really hot stuff. After biting into the chips, I have to say Mama Zuma's Revenge is the spiciest potato chips I've eaten!  Here's an advice: Get ready plenty of glasses of water if you eat these chips.

On the back of the wrapper, they wrote down a rather interesting and funny background story about Mama Zuma's Revenge. Here it is: "Get too close to Mama Zuma and you will get burned. This woman is determined to scorch everyone in her path. Mama Zuma's weapons are the hottest jalapeno and habanero pepers this side of the Rio Grande. Since she lost the love of her life in a bizarre and tragic accident, Mama Zuma has been hell bent on turning every mouth she kisses with her special brand of passion." With a story like that, how can you not want to try Mama Zuma's Revenge aye?

Boing Boing fruity drink spotted in Singapore



I was at this Mexican grocery called Belmonte Latin Foods and spotted this cool drink called Boing. I thought I should put the two bottles together so that the words on the bottles read out Boing Boing, one of my favourite blogs.

Inside Nintendo's company guide

Take a look inside Nintendo's 2014 company compendium which is given to employees. The guide has information on Nintendo's history, strategy, departments and management. It is so beautifully illustrated that I think every new Nintendo staff would be happy just to own one.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Portraits

I love He-Man and these Masters of the Universe portraits by MUTI are just brilliant. And you can even download the images to use as a wallpaper! From Behance: "We illustrated a series of portraits based on characters from the iconic 1980's animated TV series, Masters of the Universe. We created a 'good guys' and 'bad guys' background available as a free download for your computer or mobile devices."

Getty Images wants you to use their images for free

Now you can use Getty Images on your blogs and your social media sites without being sued. Getty launched their new embed feature that makes it easy, legal, and free for anybody to share their images. Go search the images and embed but remember that the embedded photos are only for non-commercial use.

Oscar Party photographer shares what's inside his kitbag

Entertainment photographer Larry Busacca on the tools he used to shoot the photos at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party: "The D4 was used as the main camera for the majority of the party photos and much of the red carpet. The D-800 was dedicated to the images shot with the Profoto lighting I hung on the lighting truss on the red carpet."

Cut Copy makes 3D printed music video



Cut Copy's new music video We Are Explorers was made with 200 3D printed figurines. From CoCreate: The project would require roughly 200 figurines which were used in groups of eight, for each type of movement--that is, running sequences used eight figurines, looped, to create the effect. The figurines were printed with a yellow, UV-reactive filament, and shot at night under black light flashlights." You can download the 3D files for free, print them and re-imagine the narrative with your own stop-motion!

Black Widow tries to hook up Captain America on a date



Marvel has released a 4 minute long clip (together with a trailer) from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In the clip, Captain America and Black Widow infiltrate an ocean liner taken over by Batroc.

AT-AT Rocker is perfect for the young Darth Vader

Jen from EPBOT has completed her AT-AT rocker project: "We added a seat back and extra sturdy T-bar handle for safety, plus some extra-long bumpers on the bottom rails to prevent the rocker from rocking too far." The AT-AT Rocker will be up for a charity auction at Megacon thanks to Florida Garrison of the 501st Legion.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots

Dominique Ansel, the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery, drinks milk the way I think it should be drunk. From his Instagram: "Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots for #SXSW and our event on Sunday night." Now all we need is a recipe. Yum!

Sony pulls down Breaking Bad posters from the internet

You have until the next 24 hours or so to enjoy Zsolt Molnar's cool minimalistic posters for each of the Breaking Bad episodes. He will be removing them after being told to do so by Sony Entertainment who owns the copyright to Breaking Bad. Hmmm.

He writes: "I was made a promise that Sony is going to work out a way to use my artworks in an official way, which - I think - would be the best solution for all parties, including you, the Breaking Bad fans."
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