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Beatles now on music streaming services

Looks like Christmas came early for Beatles fans. The band’s music is now available on 9 major music streaming services.

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The music streaming services that will be getting The Beatles are: Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon Prime Music ,Microsoft Groove, Napster and Slacker Radio.

The Beatles has always been late in the digital game. They only came to iTunes Music Store in 2010, 7 years after the service started. It is actually a surprise that The Beatles didn’t do any exclusive deals with one of the music streaming service. The Beatles’ entry to music streaming is a great boost to this new method of music consumption. Maybe other artist like Taylor Swift will finally put their music on streaming service after this.

224 songs from the original 13 remastered studio albums as well as four essential collections will be available for streaming starting 24 December 2015, 12:01am.

Let’s it stream……

Lightsaber Escape

Star Wars fans, check out this awesome game made for Google Chrome called Lightsaber Escape. The game requires your computer and a mobile phone. Simply go to the website on your computer and key in the URL on screen to your mobile phone’s web browser.

Basically, you are a Jedi trying to escape a bunch of First Order Stormtroopers. Your smartphone is your lightsaber. You control it by swinging your phone and use it to deflect blaster fire.

It’s simple yet fun. Enjoy!

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Discover your Spotify Star Wars match

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiering in Singapore today, some of you might wonder if your musical taste matches with the Star Wars character.

Well, Spotify is here to answer that question. Simply go to spotify-starwars.com, login your Spotify account and find which Star Wars character matches your musical taste.

Once you have your match, you can share your Star Wars character on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

I got First Order Stormtrooper. What’s yours?

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Use the Force to block Star Wars spoilers

OK, we are just one day away from the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awaken.

As usual, the biggest problem with such highly anticipated show is that there will definitely be a few douchebags out there who watched the show earlier than everyone and post spoilers online. Luckily for us, there is a Chrome Extension to block all those spoilers. Simply install Force Block on your Chrome browser and a warning will pop up if it detects Star Wars related spoilers.

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Force Block uses pattern detection to find spoiler and a whitelist for false alarm. One of their engineers even go through all the spoilers manually so that we don’t have to see it ourselves.

May the Force be with that engineer.

PS: I’m excited about Star Wars: The Force Awaken cause I just collected the tickets that I pre-booked few weeks ago. I’ll be watching it tomorrow at 6:40pm Singapore time. Woot! I promise the only spoiler that I’ll post is this.

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OK, I know that’s lame.

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827)

We thought we won’t be getting the Ghostbusters Headquarters. We were wrong. The LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) is official and will be available from January 2016. This is not a LEGO Ideas set. The LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters HQ was rejected even though it reached 10k support.

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You can recreate iconic Ghostbusters scenes with the 2-story Firehouse Headquarters, featuring laboratory, living quarters, containment unit etc. Slide the Ghostbusters minifigs down the fire pole into action. Turn the librarian old lady into a scary ghost with the double-sided face and extra wig. Suspend ghosts around the building’s exterior with attachable transparent arms.

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The Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters is huge. The entire HQ measures 36cm high, 25cm wide and 38cm deep. It has to be so big because it is designed to fit the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (21108) inside. Yes, you heard me right. The Firehouse Headquarters doors can open to fit the Ecto-1.

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Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters includes 9 minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost. It also comes with Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost.

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Accessory elements include an alarm bell, fire extinguisher, computer, phone, toolbox, tools, jars of slimes, magnifying glass, camera, camera rolls, arcade game, toaster with slime, fridge with frozen pizza, milk and cheese, and much more

The LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) contains 4634 pieces and will be available from January 2016 at US$$349.99.