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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Need to Get Someone’s Opinion? Get the ‘Ethan’ App and Ask Ethan!

Ethan app

There are just some things you just can’t ask Siri–and for that, you’ve got Ethan. Think of him as the friend you never had, only cooler, because he created this awesome app (which he aptly named after himself) that lets anyone get in touch with him, anytime, anywhere. Ethan Gliechtenstein originally made the app so his friends could send him a message, but when random people downloaded the app and sent him a message, well, he didn’t disappoint.

But then random people started downloading and I became sort of a virtual assistant at one point, finding music for romantic dinner or animes with dragons for them. Sometimes it’s hard because they keep asking me questions while i’m sleeping. That’s why I added the rules on the home page.

I downloaded Ethan and sent him a few messages, just for curiosity’s sake, and got a couple of responses faster than I expected. You can get the app for free from the iTunes app store.

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For Dramatic Exits: Breakaway Sheet Glass

Breakaway Sheet Glass

 

You’ve seen it done in movies and on television shows. Now you can do the same in your very own home.

We’re talking about jumping through a glass wall and emerging relatively unscathed, much to shock and awe of whoever is in the room when you decide to do your little stunt. The breakaway sheet glass looks and breaks just like real glass. It’s not exactly cheap, so you might want to save breaking it for a truly special occasion.

It’s available from Thomax Fx for $53.

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‘Refold’ is a Portable Cardboard Standing Desk

Refold Standing Desk

 

Standing desks are all the rage these days. There are a number of purported health benefits to working while standing up, although they come with several risks and warnings too. At the end of the day, it all boils down to preference. If portability and cost are high up on your list, then you might want to get Refold.

It’s a foldable standing desk made from cardboard components, which makes it light enough to be assembled, disassembled, and transported by a single person. And since it’s made from cardboard, it’s 100% recyclable. Just don’t get it wet, and you should be fine.

Refold is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $115 will get you one of your very own.

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Yovo Photo-Sharing App Messes Up Screenshots to Protect Your Pics

Yovo App

So a lot of snaps that were taken and sent using Snapchat were leaked recently. I, for one, am a firm believer that if you need to have an image deleted mere moments after you’ve taken it, then you probably shouldn’t be taking that picture in the first place. Scores of people disagree, so if you’re looking for an alternative to Snapchat, then you should check out Yovo.

It’s an image sharing app created by ContentGuard and it uses a simple but ingenious way to keep your images private. All pictures taken using the app have a blurred grill overlay added to it, which isn’t apparent when you’re checking out the picture. However, it effectively ruins (or rather, blocks) the image when the recipient tries to take a screenshot.

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Chestburster Drive Thru Prank: Would You Like a Side of ‘Alien’ With That?

One of the scariest elements of the Alien franchise has got to be the chestbursters. Even the mere thought of having an alien creature growing and feeding inside you before bursting out of your chest, causing excruciating pain is hair-raising. This holds true, even if you haven’t watched any of the movies, and prankster Rahat is well-aware of this.

That’s probably why he chose to do the alien chestburster prank on unsuspecting drive-thru workers. (On a side note, he’s done a lot of these drive-thru pranks so it’s only a matter of time before they wise up to Rahat’s ways, right?) Check out the reaction that his prank elicits from the drive-thru people, some of them are just priceless!

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Win the Sumo Wrestling Match, Get a Giant Green Macaron

Giant Green Macaron Sumo PRize

Boxers get cash, but sumo wrestlers get an even better prize (subjectively speaking, that is): a giant macaron. At least, that’s what the second placer was awarded at the recent Sumo Senshuraku tournament in Japan. The giant green dessert was prepared by renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, which made sense since the match was part of the France-Japan Friendship Cup.

Now that’s delectable to ginormous proportions!

 

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iPhone Case Puts the Feeling of Green Grass In Your Hand

Shibaful lush lawn iPhone case

Lush greens, the feeling of freshly-cut blades of grass on your feet.. what does that imagery remind you off? Whether it’s a golf course or a typical summer’s day when you get to do nothing but lie back on a hammock, it often brings back fond memories (with the exception being those who had to endlessly mow other people’s lawns, that is.)

Now you can revel in those grassy memories by getting the Shibaful lush lawn iPhone case which is exactly what its name implies it is. The case is wrapped all around in a lush field of faux grass that looks and almost feel like the real thing. It’s not the practical or most durable of cases out there, but that isn’t really the point with this case, is it?

The Shibaful phone case is available for $84.

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Finally!: Groot Toy Dancing to Stores This December

Dancing-Groot-toy

You’ve been waiting for it, and it’s finally here. Well, almost here. Guardians of the Galaxy enthralled audiences and broke box office records, and the ending sequence made people fall in love with dancing baby Groot. Figurines, models, and toys featuring Groot have been released, but none of them ever danced the way Groot did.

That’s going to change with the release of the new dancing Groot toy in a few months, which was a product of Marvel’s collaboration with KIDdesigns. The best part? He’ll be grooving to the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” It’ll be available for $14.99 by December, just in time for Christmas. Check out a clip of dancing Groot after the break.

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Deal of the Day: 53% Off On Limited Edition Black Hawk Drone

Black Hawk Drone

If you’ve been looking for a drone with a bad-ass design that’s packed with tons of features at a price that won’t break the bank, then you might want to check out the limited edition Black Hawk Drone. With its matte-black finish and handy size, the Black Hawk Drone is capable of going all four directions (left, right, forward, and backward) with ease.

It’s ready to fly once it’s out of the box and has two options for the flight mode to match your skill: beginner or expertise.
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