TimeLine Layout

January, 2019

  • 2 January

    vivo NEX gets a price cut in India

    The vivo NEX S was introduced in China in the first half of 2018, eventually making its way to more markets in July. One of them was India, where the phone was marketed as vivo NEX and priced at INR47,990, but actually sold for INR44,990 ($650/€560). Its price has been …

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  • 2 January

    vivo NEX gets a price cut in India

    The vivo NEX S was introduced in China in the first half of 2018, eventually making its way to more markets in July. One of them was India, where the phone was marketed as vivo NEX and priced at INR47,990, but actually sold for INR44,990 ($650/€560). Its price has been …

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  • 2 January

    The Very Slow Movie Player shows films at a fraction of normal speed

    There’s surely a movie you love enough that you wish you could put it on your walls. The Very Slow Movie Player (VSMP) is a device that plays films at 24 frames an hour, rather than the usual 24 frames a second.  In a Medium post, designer Bryan Boyer explained …

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  • 2 January

    Handmade jukebox plays music when you swipe a card

    We can all appreciate a handmade gift, but this is on another level. Designer Chris Patty was challenged by his family to create something that wasn’t store-bought, and so he made a nifty jukebox for his dad this Christmas. It’s no regular jukebox, obviously: To play songs, you pick a …

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  • 2 January

    Chrissy Teigen kicked off 2019 with a viral moment, and yes, her eyeball is fine

    For Chrissy Teigen, hugs are awesome, umbrella points are not.Image: rich polk/Getty Images for IMDb By Shannon Connellan2019-01-02 02:35:58 UTC Chrissy Teigen has already kicked off 2019 with a viral moment, but it must have hurt a bit. The Queen of Twitter was co-hosting NBC’s live New Year’s Eve from …

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  • 2 January

    What were the best-looking phones of 2018?

    Introduction Just as we see the year 2018 in the rear-view mirror we decided to take a somewhat different spin on it and try and find the most beautiful phones it brought. Ignoring pricing and feature sets we’ll only focus on looks here. A quick comparison of the last two …

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  • 2 January

    Cane toads hitch a ride on a python and it’s the stuff of nightmares

    What’s one of the worst things you could stumble upon in the middle of a rainy night? Say, a handful of lousy cane toads hitching a ride on a python?  That’s exactly what a farmer in the Western Australian town of Kununurra stumbled upon on Sunday. According to the Australian …

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  • 2 January

    What colours dominated your Instagram posts in 2018? Take a look.

    You might’ve already put together your top nine posts on Instagram for 2018, but there’s also a way you can see which colours dominated your posts this year. Year of Colour is a web app which builds a visualisation of your posts, arranged in a cluster of cute, different sized …

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  • 2 January

    GTA Online’s New Rocket League-Style Bomb Ball Mode Isn’t Great

    GTA Online’s latest major update, Arena War, was a nice surprise that felt totally different than previous updates. It’s focused on automobile death sports and has a slick reality show theme, complete with announcers and promos between events. It even introduced a new progression path, with new rewards and titles. …

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  • 2 January

    The Walking Dead Beats Game of Thrones as Most Pirated 2018 Show

    The horse is a new episode of Walking Dead, the zombies are torrenters.Photo: AMC Turns out the only way you can beat Game of Thrones consistent record as the most pirated piece of TV around is… to hope for a year where it doesn’t air at all. At least that …

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