Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tetris is Coming to a Cinema Near You

Tetris [the 80's game] is being made into a feature film.

According to Wall Street Journal, Threshold Entertainment has plans to turn the much loved game into a Hollywood 'Block'buster --- (thank me later)!

Threshold's CEO, Larry Kasenoff, has told the Wall Street Journal that fans should expect a "very big, epic sci-fi".

Don't worry, it's not JUST going to be about a load of personified CGI blocks... Fans will be treated to a "teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance", his words, not mine!

Along with "intergalactic significance", fans will also enjoy "location-based entertainment based on the epicness".


Otter Returns iPhone To Tourist


This is the cutest story you'll read today, I promise!

A tourist [who visited Cornish Seal Sanctuary, in Cornwall, England] accidentally dropped their iPhone into a tank - only to be returned by Starsky, the otter.

According to The Torque Herald Express, Starsky, the nine-year old Asian short-clawed otter, saw the phone fall and swam to rescue it.

Little Starksky swam all the way down to the bottom of the pond to retrieve the phone, and passed it over to an animal care assistant who later handed it back to the tourist.


Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak Brought To Life

Monday, 29 September 2014

Viral Video of the Day: Video Shared By Oprah Winfrey

Hong Kong Residents Flock To FireChat App

Since China banned Instagram just yesterday, local citizens have taken to a location based messaging app called FireChat where they've been discussing the events with one another.

The app has seen a rise of 100,000 users [based in Hong Kong] as they created accounts on the off-the-grid messaging app as a last resort of communication.

This comes after a student activist recommended the app as a means of interaction if authorities were to disable network coverage or WiFi. 

If there's no service, WiFi, or cellular data, users can still text each other thanks to Bluetooth, because the app allows them to talk even if strict firewalls were enforced. 

Facebook In Collaboration With Stripe to launch 'Buy' Button

Facebook is turning into Twitter more and more each day...

In the coincidence to end all coincidences, Facebook has partnered with Stripe in a bid to launch a 'Buy' button, just like Twitter.

Re/code was the first to reveal the deal where they will launch an in-feed 'Buy' button.

The best part? Twitter is also using Stripe's services for the exact same purpose.

WOW, to quote Miley Cyrus (or Hannah Montanna) Stripe's getting 'the best of both Worlds', even if they are long-standing competitors.

Anyway, you might be wondering what IS an actual 'in-feed Buy button'...

Well, an in-feed Buy button, is a button (#Sherlock.is.me) that allows users to purchase products without leaving the site.

In Facebook's case, you can purchase a product that appears in one of their Sponsored ads without leaving the social-network.

Want some background on Stripe? Stripe is a 150 strong workforce [payment startup] that's collaborated with the biggest names in tech such as Apple, now Twitter AND Facebook.

Samsung 27inch Monitor Unveiled

It's the news you've all been waiting for! Samsung has finally revealed details of its 27 inch curved monitor.
The S27D590C (yeah, maybe it's best to stick with 'curved monitor') is a whopping 27 inches, curved, and creates a 3D gaming experience.
Engadget believes that this monitor is specifically targeted at gamers, because it allows for a "3D like" effect when playing first person shoot-outs, or racing games.
If you're interested in buying one, it's going to be released on October 1st in America, at a price of $430