Archive for June 2012

The machines are winning us in Scissors, Paper, Stone

I don’t know if we should start panicking. But scientists at the University of Tokyo have created a robotic hand that cannot be beaten in the game Scissors, Paper, Stone.

Just imagine the future when the machines tries to take over the world and the fate of mankind is to be decided in a game of Scissors, Paper, Stone. We are all doomed for sure. I, for one, welcome our new machine overlords….

PS: I’m wondering what will happen if they create 2 of these robotic hands and pit them against each other.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

I never understand how some people managed to use a mouse with several buttons on it to play games. But I do know some people who swear by these mouse. If you are a MMO (massively multiplayer online) player, then the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse might interest you.

The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse has 20 buttons which are highly customisable and easy to use. Yes, you hear me right. 20 freaking buttons, 12 of them at the tip of your thumb. You can customize these buttons to give you complete control of your favorite MMO games like World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rift and Guild Wars 2.

The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse has fully configurable RGB illumination so that you can change the illumination of the buttons to suit your mood.

The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse will be available in Singapore from mid July at a suggested retail price of S$99.

Catching a golf ball with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Formula 1 legend David Coulthard and pro-golfer Jake Shepherd attempt the near impossible. To catch a golf ball with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.

Warning: Do not try this at home. Or on the road. Or anywhere in the world.

Quite an amazing feat. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is traveling at 286 KM/H in order to catch up with the golf ball. And interestingly, they made it into the Guinness World Record for the ‘farthest golf shot to be caught in a moving car, ever’.

Check out the behind the scene video too. They damaged one windscreen in the process.

Meet the Pryo

Valve finally released the Meet the Pryo video, the ninth and last installment in the Meet the Team series. Check it out.

Valve also release several new items for Scout, Sniper and Soldier. I’m actually excited about the Beggar’s Bazooka for Soldier. It is a rocket launcher that can fire 3 projectiles at once. But it will misfire when overloaded and can’t pick up ammo from dispensers. Can’t wait to go home and play Team Fortress 2.

Valve also announced that the Source Filmmaker (SFM) is now in Beta. Visit the website for more info about SFM and how to get a Beta invite.

Apple TV now available in Singapore

Now that iTunes store has arrived in Singapore, you can also buy the Apple TV from Apple Store.

The Apple TV is now retailing at S$148. It is retailing at US$99 in the US. Actually I got my Apple TV from US few months ago. After currency exchange and shipping charges, I paid S$146. So S$148 is a pretty alright price.

With the iTunes store now available in Singapore, there are more options on the Apple TV when you login to the Singapore iTunes store. But you still get less stuff compared to the US iTunes Store. You don’t get TV Shows, Netflix (which cannot be used in Singapore), NBA and NHL on the Singapore iTunes store.