LEVIT8: Flat Folding Portable Standing Desk

I’ve transferred to a new department recently and we practice hot desking. This means I have no fixed table. It’s kinda cool cause I get to change my environment every now and then.

Sometimes I like to sit at the pantry where there is a high table. But instead of sitting, I spend most of my time standing. It’s a good change after sitting for too long. And some people were saying that standing desk has health benefits.

But it is not everyday that you find a high table. And some high table (especially those adjustable ones) can be really expensive. That’s why I was kinda excited when I saw LEVIT8 on Kickstarter.

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LEVIT8 is a flat folding standing desk that gives user the freedom of transforming any ordinary desk into a sit-stand desk quickly anytime, anywhere. There’s no multiple parts or difficult assembly process. LEVIT8 utilises an age-old box-twist folding technique. So with a simple twist and fold, it flattens so you can easily tuck it away into our shelf or bag.

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LEVIT8 is so sturdy that it can support more than 5 15 inch Macbook Pros. That’s more than 10kg. Impressive. And it’s pretty lightweight and portable.

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Check out LEVIT8 if you want to enjoy the benefit of a standing desk without high cost. Simply pledge US$32 and you’ll receive one LEVIT8 as reward. Oh, and its a Singapore company. Another reason for you to support them.

Star Wars Battle Pod at GameStart 2015

Star Wars fans, this weekend might be the only chance that you can play the Star Wars Battle Pod in Singapore. The Star Wars Battle Pod by BANDAI NAMCO is an experiential arcade game that features a 180 degrees dome-shaped screen that transport players to five iconic Star Wars locations.

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Game play is rather simple. But no complains here as the game did well in recreating the battle scenes you see in the film. There is even a fan in the front that blows air towards you to simulate the high speed chase on the speeder bike. Together with 5.1 surround sound, this is perhaps the most immersive Star Wars arcade gaming experience.

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At $2 per game, this is definitely a must try at GameStart 2015.

Huge thanks to the folks at Geek Culture for making this happen at GameStart 2015.

PlayStation VR first public hands on in South East Asia at GameStart 2015

Visitors to GameStart 2015 are in for a treat. For the first time in South East Asia, visitors will be able to try the PlayStation VR headset peripheral.

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Previously known as Project Morpheus (which is a much cooler name), PlayStation VR transport the player into an impressive virtual world. As the player’s head rotates, the image of the world will also rotate naturally and intuitively in real time. By utilizing 3D audio technology, sounds that players hear will also change in real-time depending on their head orientation within the 360-degree virtual space.

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There are several demos available at GameStart 2015 such as The Deep, Kitchen, Playroom VR, The London Heist etc. Oh, and fans of Hatsune Miku can also attend her virtual concert and wave their PlayStation Move Motion Controller together with the audience. Pretty cool.

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The PlayStation VR is expected to be launch in the first half of 2016.

GameStart 2015: twice as big with more hot new games

Following the success of its inaugural show last year, GameStart 2015 will be taking place this weekend from 13 to 15 November at Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401 and 402. This is doubling the floor space from last year at almost 4,000 square metres.

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More than 12,000 game enthusiasts from Singapore and around the region attended last year’s GameStart, trying their hands at over 45 games, cheering players at tournaments and competitions, and getting the insider view on everything to do with gaming.

This year, visitors can expect to see numerous trial stands and demo booths across PC, console and mobile platform with over 60 hot new games including several that have yet to be launched. There will also be meet-the-producer session, show matches, eSports tournaments, cosplay runway showcase and exclusive promotions for game bundles and show merchandise.

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Visitors to GameStart 2015 will be the first in Southeast Asia to try the PlayStation VR headset peripheral.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will showcase upcoming games Dark Souls III and Gundam Extreme vs. Force.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be presenting Lego Marvel’s Avengers, which is expected to launch in January.

GameStart 2015 attendees will also be the first in Singapore to experience the Star Wars: Battle Pod, an experiential arcade game that features a dome-shaped screen, transporting players into heated battles in a galaxy far, far away.

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The retro gaming section “Retro DNA”, where gamers can check out vintage game consoles, games and arcade machines from the 1980s to early 2000s is back.

Celebrity cosplayers Johnny (Junkers Cosplay) and Karin (Acanthastar Cosplay) from the United States and TUNA from South Korea will be in town to meet their fans and be judges for the Game On! Cosplay Runway Showcase organised by Neo Tokyo Project on Sunday.

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GameStart 2015 will also include an industry-focused Business Day and conference session on 13 November, Friday. Themed “Gaming in Asia: Trends & Insights”, the inaugural business day aims to promote career opportunities in the gaming industry.

Ubisoft Singapore Senior Producer Hugues Ricour will be the keynote speaker for the conference and will share his views on how AAA HD game titles put Singapore on the map. Attendees will also get the inside scoop from experts from Facebook, Mad Catz and Twitch, among others.

GameStart 2015 is happening from 13 to 15 November 2015 at Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401 and 402. Standard priced tickets can be purchased at GameStart Asia’s website, Saint Games (The Cathay), GameScore (Funan outlet), and all GameXtreme outlets.

Twitter replacing Favorites with Likes

Some of you might have noticed that the Favorites button (that Star icon below every tweet) has been replaced by a Heart icon. Twitter is killing the Favorites feature and replacing it with Likes. Yes, just like Facebook.

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According to Twitter, the heart is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling users to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people.

What do you think about the new Like feature? Will it make you Like more tweets compared to Favorites?