Subscription Boxes are a disease.

GreenWoot_0I remember way back in the day when a site called woot! was around (and apparently it still is here ); woot was a site that sold one product a day on reduced prices, basically flash sales (like this old article I made on flash sales in Kuwait back in 2011).

- this is the Bag of crap, from the Woot site -

– this is the Bag of crap, from the Woot site –

So anyway when Woot came at the end of the month and had excess stock of all the crappy items they couldn’t get rid of they came up with a brilliant idea, just throw them all in a box and sell it for a fixed price (I think it was $50) and people somehow loved that box of random crap.

it was literally called box of crap and it was really popular, so popular in fact that many different companies all over the world started selling their version of box of crap, getting rid of products and selling boxes to people who have no problem throwing away money for stuff they don’t need.

example of crap you got in a box of crap

example of crap you got in a box of crap

and in the last few years this box thing has been growing, and its gone way too far, the following videos are what the “Subscription Boxes” look like today.

notice that all the videos are relatively recent to the date of this post and that they come in many varieties, one more thing I wanna mention is that these are all people I am subscribed to on YouTube, it was a coincidence that in TWO DAYS at least 4 people did an unboxing video of some sort of subscription box.

and that is annoying, why are people promoting this stupid marketing trick?

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one take amazing video with bike tricks, I really enjoyed watching this drone shot video.

 

 

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EVENT: MINECRAFT LAN PARTY!

Reposted from: Q8Geeks

If you like Minecraft, know someone who likes Minecraft, then this is for you!

Lan Party is simply a network available for you to bring your computer and play a specific video game or whichever video game. In our case, its Minecraft!

It’ll be 4 hours long, from 4pm to 8pm, in AlShaheed Park in July 24th.

Details can be found here

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Recorder Beatbox by Medhat Mamdouh

this is an interesting combination by mr Medhat Mamdouh.
Arabic tunes, beatboxing and Flute

I think there’s room to improve but he definitely is on to something great.

for more you can follow him on twitter and Facebook

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أرتك 3 دي تكشف عن ماسح ضوئي ثلاثي الأبعاد في مركز الراية

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كشفت شركتا أرتك 3 دي، الرائدة عالمياً في الماسحات الضوئية ثلاثية الأبعاد، و شركة ثري دي يوتوبيا المعتمدة في الكويت ، لأول مرة في الكويت في مركز الراية التجاري عن الجهاز «أرتك شيبفاي» (Shapify Booth) في الخامس عشر من يوليو الماضي.

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  • يتضمن الجهاز أربع ماسحات ضوئية ثلاثية الأبعاد عالية الدقة عريضة المجال تدور حول المستخدم عند عملها، بالإضافة إلى نظام إضاءة مدمج، وبرنامجاً عالي السرعة للنمذجة ثلاثية الأبعاد. ويمسح الجهاز جسم العميل خلال 12 ثانية فقط. ليعمل البرنامج بعدها على إنتاج نموذج ثلاثي الأبعاد لجسمه خلال 5 دقائق، ثم ينتج البرنامج خلال 15 دقيقة ملف الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد الذي يمكن إرساله للطابعات ثلاثية الأبعاد للحصول على تمثال المستخدم بالحجم المطلوب.
  • تستخدم هذه الماسحات الضوئية عالية الدقة، عادة في الصناعات الفضائية والطبية والتصنيع لضمان مراقبة الجودة، والتقاط حتى أدنى التفاصيل، وصولا إلى التجاعيد على الملابس.
  • يعد جهاز  شيبيفاي نقطة جذب مميزة داخلية أو خارجية، تناسب الأماكن العامة مثل الحدائق ومراكز التسوق والمعالم السياحية. وهو مناسب جداً أيضاً للاستفادة من كثافة حركة العملاء الحاليين، وجذب المزيد منهم.

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قال أرتيوم  يوكين الرئيس والمدير التنفيذي لشركة أرتك 3 دي معلقاً على هذا الحدث: «نحن متحمسون جداً لتقديم جهاز شيبيفاي في الكويت خصوصاً بعد الاستجابة الإيجابية التي تلقيناها في معرض دبي للترفيه والتسلية 2015 في وقت سابق من هذا العام» وأضاف: «حاز جهاز شيبيفاي على شعبية كبيرة في آسيا والولايات المتحدة وأوروبا الغربية، ويسرنا اليوم أن نقدم تقنياتنا للمستهلكين في منطقة الشرق الأوسط. وعلى الرغم من الصحافة والمواقع الأخبارية تتحدث كثيراً على التقنيات ثلاثية الأبعاد، وخاصة الطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد، إلا أنها لم تصل بعد إلى مرحلة الانتشار  والاستخدام السهل بالنسبة للمستهلك العادي. لكننا نهدف إلى تغيير هذا الواقع، لأننا نؤمن أن جهاز شيبفياي سيكون التفاعل الأول مع التقنيات ثلاثية الأبعاد لكثير من الناس. ونسعى من خلال عرضنا له إلى تسليط الضوء على الفرص التي توفرها تقنية المسح والطباعة ثلاثية الأبعاد للمؤسسات والشركات في منطقة الشرق الأوسط.».

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جهاز شيبفاي من آرتك ثري دي

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Happy Eid 2015 #عيدكم_مبارك

Wish you all a Happy Eid everyone.
كل عام و أنتم بخير و عساكم من عوادة
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Assasins Creed Syndicate Parkour

I honestly like the cosplay more than the Parkour, what do you think ?

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Its gonna happen!

so the USA Challenged Japan in a REAL BIG ROBOT BATTLE watch this:

 

and then about a week later Japan replied, officially: WITH A YES!


MIND BLOWN.

 

For more Details:

  • Check out the American Robot “Mk.II Megabot” here
  • Check out the Japanese Robot “Kuratas” here

 

thanks to “Express yourself” for the original post

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Distance – Game Review

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The game

Distance is a game developed by Refract Studios and its an arcade racing game with a futuristic look and simple racing feel with cool twists to arcade racers I’ve played so far. the developers describe it best:

“Distance is a survival racing game for PC and PS4. It fuses the intense action of arcade racing with the exploration of an atmospheric world. You control a unique car that allows you to boost, jump, rotate, and even fly through a chaotic and twisted city.
Distance is a spiritual successor to the multi-award winning game Nitronic Rush. It was widely praised for its innovative mechanics, visual style, audio design, and atmosphere.”

Gameplay

when you first start in story mode, Distance plays like any racing game, until you are introduced to the main gameplay mechanics like jumping, flying, and sticking to walls in high speed sequences, these are the mechanics that differentiate Distance from arcade racers.

The tracks of the game are also great, the designs are good and colorful, while they are slightly challenging with obstacles that could damage/destroy your vehicle, so you need to make sure you reach the regeneration check points to survive the whole track.

here is a play through of one of the stages I recorded.

the level designs are futuristic, kinda like Tron with a bit of a dark twist to them, the player has to navigate through all the obstacles and

the game Story Mode is basically there to teach the player the basics of the game (Disclaimer: the game is still in beta), so the Story Mode is short and is approx. 25 minutes, it has some kind of narrative so I won’t spoil this part.

Sound and Visuals

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Graphics of Distance are really Amazing, I love the Tron like feel of the game, with the tracks resembling Wipeout a bit, the futuristic look of the game using colorful lights in a dim background with a city like setting and buildings in the background is auxhilirating, and the design is accompanied by an amazing soundtrack to match it, I cannot stress how good this soundtrack is, and it goes perfectly with the gameplay, and I like listening to it outside of the game, but fair Warning it might lead to reckless driving if you listen to that in the car.

The community

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since the game content in Story mode is so little, the majority of your time in the game can be with content found in the community workshop on the Steam page of the game, you can download fresh tracks and maps of the game and it is updated daily, play new tracks made by other players or maybe you can make your own and share it on the workshop, the community and fans are incredibly active and there are charts and news on the latest and greatest tracks.

I would like to note that there is a multiplayer mode in the game, either split-screen or online and you can host and invite your friends for a race.

 

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with stunning graphics, great music and fun gameplay Distance is an amazing game that is worth checking out, the value of the game at this time is only increasing as features are added to it and it is currently available on PC and coming up  soon on PS4 as showed in E3 2015.

buy it here or on steam for PC. (costs about $20)

 

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Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer

this last Minecon (annual Minecraft convention) Telltale Games revealed the trailer for their new Minecraft game, this is a game separate from Mojang’s Minecraft, but is made in collaboration with them as a spin off the main series, Mojang teased that this is Minecraft 2 (it’s just a joke) but the efforts were to make “Minecraft: Story Mode” as close as possible to the original Minecraft.


Telltale games is an American Indie game dev and they are known for many games like the walking dead,  Game of thrones and Tales from Borderlands.

first news on the game surfaced last December and now more information is available, there will be 5 episodes of the game and the game will be narrative driven and is on ALL platforms that the Original Minecraft is on.

 

so what do you guys think of this game? I honestly don’t know if I would play this or not, but its definitely interesting to any Minecraft fan like me.

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Next James Bond: New Cars, New Games

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Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. As we are teased by the short trailer of the car chase on the streets of Rome, we marvel at the sleek-looking cars used in the production of the film. Car enthusiasts and movie fans are surely at awe by the specially-designed limited edition cars that are trademarks of 007 films. In the showdown in Rome, James Bond is seen driving the stunning Aston Martin DB10 while Mr. Hinx, the Jaguar C-X75. Both are stunning cars and are some of the fastest in the world.

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Password Song

this song will help you to make a good password

 

kinda.

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Ninja Turtles Homage

a video from 2014 by EpicRival a production unit that specializes in nostalgic martial arts video productions.

 

this video has been around for a while and I think it deserves more attention because:

  1. it has actual martial arts
  2. no crap CG (I prefer this over the weird lips turtles)
  3.  its not a movie with explosions.
  4. it has the spirit of the original cartoon.
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Amazing BMW X6 Paint job

German graffiti artist Rene Turrek recently applied a unique paint job on a BMX X6 “sports activity coupe” that reveals images of Marvel‘s Hulk when hot water is poured on it. It’s pretty wild how quickly the dark blue heat-sensitive paint that he put over the top of the Hulk imagery quickly fades away. Hulk splash!

 

reposted from Laughing Squid Blog

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CALBUCO – eye candy

Volcano Cabulco erupted on April 22nd 2015 and this is some beautiful footage of this natural phenomenon.

watch this in HD on full screen to appreciate the beauty of nature and its power .

CALBUCO from Martin Heck | Timestorm Films on Vimeo.

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Huawei P8 Unboxing and Review

first of all I would like to thank Huawei for this P8 it is a really cool high end device, this is my first experience with a Huawei smartphone and I think if Huawei keeps this same level of product quality I can see myself buying their products.

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The Unboxing

as far as the box goes Huawei spared no expense to show that this is a flagship phone and it the result is amazing, the box is slim and packed with attention to detail and materials, its dark and the phone rests in a slot rather than facing the user as most companies do.

as you pull out the phone the fron and back of it are two small cardboard boxes one with documentation and the other contains a charger brick, a micro usb cable and a pair of headphones.

the items are all high quality including the plastic of the box, I couldn’t bear throwing away the box instead I kept it as is after taking out all the cables.

Huawei P8 Unboxing

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Sinoguo laptop sleeve review

a while ago I was contacted by Sinoguo to check out their laptop sleeves.
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and I chose the two designs I liked the most from their Amazon Shop, and they were generous enough to give me two items for the review and I will give my opinion on each one individually.

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Huawei P8 release event in Kuwait

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I had the pleasure last night to attend the Huawei event on the new P8 flagship phone.

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the new P8 is the main huawei flagship smartphone for this year, and the event was short and to the point, George Al Kafrouni the regional Manager of Huawei middle east talked about the specs, features and the camera on the new Huawei P8 and after he was done we were led to the “experience” zone where the phones were on display for the attendants to try the features.

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in the end Huawei was generous enough to give a gift bag including the new P8, so I decided to make a review coming soon, I am looking forward to try this phone, its been getting popular in the last couple years and I wanna see why.

 

Thanks for a nice event Huawei.

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Kung Fury is an 80’s action overdose

KUNG FURY is an over-the-top action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The movie features: arcade-robots, dinosaurs, nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure.

watch the trailer here:

 

and you can check out the whole 30 minutes short movie on YouTube after the jump.

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Barbie Girl – Vintage Beach Boys Style

this is a cool rendition of the late 90’s hit song by Aqua “Barbie Girl”, although the song made a big controversy and law suit with Mattel the creators of barbie despite being the top of the charts worldwide, and till today the song is still widely recognized.

and so the group Postmodern Jukebox decided to do a cover of the song; they have a very interesting take on popular music and this case a classic late 90’s hit song, check out the video below.

check out more of Postmodern Jukebox‘s works [here]

or read about the lawsuit that was caused by the original 1997 Barbie Girl song [Here]

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