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I’ve been expecting this for some time as well, and finally the teaser and release date are in – June 18, 2010; although I highly doubt it’ll come to Malaysia in less than 3 months within that date. And looks like I’m going to like it. Its been over 10 years since we last saw these toys, but they’ll all finally be back again after all!
All we know about the story in this one is that the toys are dropped off in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, leaves for college. Anything beyond; we leave in the hands of Pixar to impress us. Many people don’t really like the idea of Toy Story returning, because they’re afraid that the legacy will be spoilt like what Dreamworks did with Shrek! I on the other hand would like to believe that Pixar would definitely not do such mistakes.
Here’s the HD trailer by the way:
Finally everything’s over that I can now talk about movies again.
This is one of the (mine as well) most anticipated movies of the year, releasing just in time for Christmas in 3D. It has been in development for almost a decade now, and in fact, Cameron has not directed any non-documentary movie since Titanic. I wasn’t a fan of Titanic, but I was into his earlier movies such as Terminator, Aliens, and Point Break; so I am indeed expecting something out of Avatar. I know it’s going to be great, notwithstanding all the fuss around it. Nothing has so far been released, not a poster, not a picture, or even a teaser; and finally here come 2 Concept Art images from Fox.
In spite of the pics being just concept art images, and not any real scenes from the movie, I’m actually very curious in what Weta and Cameron have in for us. They look great indeed, and now we know why Spielberg and Jackson only went ahead with Tintin after watching Avatar’s post-production in person.
UPDATE: Game Screenshots added. Killer images!
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There is no evidence that products widely promoted to help the body “detox” work, scientists have warned. So if any of you are taking all these nonsensical products at the moment, stop it now!
The charitable trust Sense About Science reviewed 15 products, from bottled water to face scrub, and found many detox claims were “meaningless”. The same team also said logically anyone worried about the after-effects of parties’ overindulgence would get the same benefits from eating healthily and getting plenty of sleep – basically a healthy way of living in a layman’s terms.
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Love’s first blush fading? Lost that loving feeling? Love is not all around?
Sick of cliches?
Take heart, scientists have discovered that people can have a love that lasts a lifetime.
Using brain scans, researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have discovered a small number of couples respond with as much passion after 20 years together as most people only do during the early throes of romance, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper reported.
The researchers had apparently scanned the brains of couples together for 20 years and compared them with results from new lovers.
About 10 percent of the mature couples had the same chemical reactions when shown photographs of their loved ones as those just starting out.
Previous research has suggested that the first stages of romantic love fade within 15 months and after 10 years it has gone completely, the newspaper said.
“The findings go against the traditional view of romance — that it drops off sharply in the first decade — but we are sure it’s real,” said Arthur Aron, a psychologist at Stony Brook, told the Sunday Times.
Interesting, isn’t it?
PenDrive’s new Wireless Soundbox is simply a wireless loudspeaker system for your PC. A USB transmitter is plugged into the PC and the Wireless Soundbox will be able to reproduce any sound being played, placed anywhere up to 25 meters; that’s roughly the size of a normal house. Plus the transmission is digital which means it’s noise free within that range.
At the same time, a single transmitter is able to support up to 20 of these speakers; also for 8 independent channels! This is what I like.
Battery issues aside (common for this kind of stuffs), it can be used with iPod or other players alike. There are soft touch keys for controls, which can also be done with the PC if the speaker’s too far away.
Now for the best part; it’s coming out in June, for merely RM249!
Remember BMW Pace? Well, for those who played, you guys know how fun it was until their servers started screwing up towards the end. Let’s not go to that, shall we? So here it goes, another automaker’s game – this time from Volvo, and its runs on your PC, rather than playing online through our infamously sucky Streamyx line.
In short, the game features Volvo models past and present, and can be downloaded for free from its website. The cars include the new S60 Concept, the S40, C30, the previous generation S60, the old Volvo 850 and a Volvo 240 Turbo Group A. The game also features two real-to-life race tracks, the Gothenburg Eco Drive Arena in Göteborg, Sweden, where Volvo Cars is based, and the Chayka race track in the Ukraine.
Volvo has made the game as realistic as possible, with each model bestowed with its real-world driving characteristics, including engine sound. The game can be played on any PC using keyboard commands. For a better experience, using a steering wheel and pedals gaming accessory is recommended; which means this game perhaps is really fun, more like Need for Speed.
You can view the game specs and download at: www.volvocars.com/game
Note: It’s 570 MB
Don’t worry, it’s not going to kill your time of addition to Facebook, it’s just a past-time social networking site for the fans, at least until the movie’s out. I haven’t tried it out myself yet, so I can’t say anything for sure. So why not check it out for yourself here:
The world’s becoming a crazy place, and as I’ve mentioned before in my very first post, I seriously think we’re at the edge of entering a social ice age era!
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Today’s the last day of exams, marking the end of this academic year; and our 4 year course! Time flew by like a hurricane; seriously it feels like everything was so fast and choreographed so well, especially that now each member of the class is going away on their separate paths.
4 years are over, and so is our course, guys! The only time we’re all probably coming together again is for the convocation on the August 9, and maybe again for Lyn’s wedding in October. Apart from that, I highly doubt it, except with those around me in KL later.
Today’s “farewell party” was the best time-line marker I would say. Suddenly everyone felt it’s time to go back on their original routes, back to where they came from, or to where they’re probably going hereafter. Pics, hugs, wishes, hand-shakes; everything possible to make one feel comfortable – It was worth the time I think. We had also painted the exam hall in red, not literally of course, the whole class just wore red.
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Earth Hour this year came by and went, and for that one month before the day everyone was making a big hoo-haa about it; radio stations, TV channels, schools and colleges. After the event however, the whole thing became something of the forgotten. It was complete hush-hush instead. How did it come to that? I have no idea, but I do have something here that would amaze you guys (except for those who already know about this, and yea, Ugen, who gave me this link). Boston.com had compiled a beautiful album of pics from around the world where Earth Hour was celebrated, except KL – no idea why.
The album is so cool; all you have to do once the page loads is to click on the images which says “click image to see it fade”, and there, you get to see how a city or a building transforms into the said hour. I guess a lot of effort was put into this, so let’s take some time to appreciate it. Some of the sample pics are given after the jump, in case you want to know more about it herein itself.
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I’m equally as excited as everyone else on the coming of this movie, but come to think of it, no one actually knows much on what’s happening behind the camera do they?
Apparently, Michael Bay has been talking a lot about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen lately, to an extent where he has finally started to boast about it. With an enormous $200 million budget, almost; this film is set to take on any other CG-related stuff releasing this year, and according to Bay, ILM has worked their butts out for this, like never before. Partly because everything has to be done for IMAX resolution, and partly because there’s two fold more robots here.
At one point in his interview with LA Times, he even says; “Look, a lot of people think it’s fun to hate on Michael Bay. There’s a lot of poison on the Internet. People always try to knock someone who’s had a ton of success in movies.
Coming back to ILM, he apparently says that the first Transformers movie took up an “astounding 15 terabytes”; the new one required 140 terabytes. “That breaks every record,” he boasts. Whatever, Bay! I think I’ve seen bigger numbers in more complicated CG-related movies anyway.
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