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Futuristic Gadgets

You Didn’t Know You Needed


September 2017


A Smart Clock To Inform Your Clothing Choices

This Amazon Alexa-compatible clock can check the weather for you each morning, in addition to other cool features like controlling smart devices, playing music, and reading you the news.


A Gadget To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

If you procrastinate this essential task like I do, you need the Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner, which makes it super easy to wash and dry brushes of all sizes in literal seconds.


Wireless Flatiron

The temp can reach up to 400 degrees, and you can use the flat iron for up to 30 min uncharged.


A printing robot that will automatically decorate your nails instantly right from your smartphone. This amazing gadget will print emojis, pictures, and unique art right onto your fingernails in less than 5 seconds.


A Fashionable Fitness Tracker

You can wear this cute fitness device as a bracelet, necklace, or clip, so it’s sure to mesh with any outfit. It tracks your steps, sleep patterns, and even monitors your stress levels.

Brilliant Convertibles For Summer


June 2017



The 428i features a 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-litre four while the 440i benefits from a turbo six with 320 hp. And let’s not forget the 425-hp M4 Cabriolet.

Base Price: $62,250

Before freight and delivery charges (estimated).



Top speed in the convertible is close to 300 km/h, and the 0-100 km/h sprint should take about four seconds.

Base Price: $75,755

Before freight and delivery charges (estimated).


2017 FIAT 124 SPIDER

It features stylish bodywork, a well-trimmed cockpit and a manual top that can be raised or lowered in a matter of seconds.

Base Price: $33,495

Before freight and delivery charges (estimated).



The German brand’s popular compact car is now available in Cabriolet form, with four different engines to choose from. Features such as the wind-cheating AIRCAP system and the AIRSCARF front-seat neck-level heating, and you’ve got a luxurious droptop that’s enjoyable for this summer.

Base Price: $57,100

Before freight and delivery charges (estimated).



Along with its new 718 moniker, the two-seat droptop is now powered by turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-litre four-cylinder engines, producing 300 and 350 horsepower, respectively.

Base Price: $61,500

Before freight and delivery charges (estimated).





It also includes a power-folding top that can be operated while the vehicle is travelling at up to 48 km/h.

Base Price: $65,990

Before freight and delivery charges (estimated).

Message To Pirates Of The Caribbean Hackers – Piracy No Longer Pays


May 18, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out on 26 May, was only 10 days from release when hackers stole a copy from a post-production company in LA. They demanded a ransom, believed to be $80,000 (£61,700) – peanuts for a franchise that has pulled in $3bn globally. They threatened that, if the ransom wasn’t paid, they would release the film to torrent sites in chunks, carved up like shark bait.


So far, the film world has reacted with a shrug that suggests the digital pirates have scuppered the wrong vessel. It’s a sign that times have moved on. In 2011, BitTorrent accounted for 23% of US broadband traffic. Now, it is 5%. The equilibrium has shifted.


So far, Disney is ignoring the demands, and it seems that a tacit agreement by big media houses never to pay ransoms may hinder this sort of crime anyway.

One Guy Stopped

The Wannacry Global Attack In Its Tracks


May 17, 2017

A piece of malware began doing the rounds in the UK, locking PC users out of their data unless they paid up a ransom in Bitcoin. It then spread to Spain and eventually more than 150 countries, affecting not just individuals, but also over 10,000 organizations including the UK’s National Health Service.


Twitter user MalwareTech, who wishes to remain anonymous, told The Guardian that when he looked into a sample of the malware, found it connected to a specific domain that wasn’t registered at the time. So he bought it, and that effectively activated a kill switch and ended the spread of WannaCry.


You can read more about how MalwareTech was able to stop this global attack on his blog. He describe after a long day of hard work, "Now you probably can’t picture a grown man jumping around with the excitement of having just been ransomwared, but this was me. The failure of the ransomware to run the first time and then the subsequent success on the second mean that we had in fact prevented the spread of the ransomware and prevented it ransoming any new computer since the registration of the domain..."



Microsoft believes that it’s up to countries, not just companies, to fight such attacks – especially when they affect people at a global scale. The company’s president and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, noted that Microsoft issued a patch for the exploit WannaCry used more than two months ago – and still, systems across the globe remained vulnerable.

Simpsons Episode Banned From

Russian TV


May 15, 2017

A Simpsons episode in which Homer plays Pokemon Go during a service has been banned by a Russian TV channel after church leaders complained it was offensive.

 During the episode, Looking for Mr Goodbart, Homer walks into a church on Sunday playing 'Peekimon Get' with Jeffrey 'Comic Book Guy' Albertson.



 When the pair are told to stop, Albertson replies, 'Look, this game is - or at least was - bigger than Jesus'. Lovejoy then says: 'Hmm. It's a pretty low bar these days'.

 Their decision is thought to have been influenced by the case of Ruslan Sokolovsky, who faces imprisonment after playing Pokemon Go in a cathedral.

Movie Premieres


May 2017


The latest new movies coming soon to theaters.


May 5 / Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's

adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter

Quill's true parentage.


2h 16min







     May 12 / King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword



Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back

alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is

forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.


   2h 6min






May 19 / Alien: Covenant

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on

the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted

paradise. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination,

they must attempt a harrowing escape.


2h 3min





     May 12 / The Wall



Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an

unsteady wall between them.



1h 21min






May 12 / Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack

feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when

deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar

(Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on

killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.


2h 9min




     June 2 / Wonder Woman



Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the

Amazons, trained warrior. When a discovering her full powers

and true destiny.





Home Renovation


April 2017

How to Find the Right Contractor for Home Renovations


Home renovations always look easier sketched out on an architect’s paper, but the execution rarely stays on schedule with unexpected issues like shipment delays, weather and structural problems detouring the original plan and possibly sending the project over budget.


Before work on the home even starts, choosing the right contractor to work with is a critical decision and could turn your dream home into a living nightmare. You can eliminate some stress by choosing the right contractor.




Plan Your Project

Before talking to contractors, experts suggest making a detailed plan of the desired project to provide potential contractors with a work scope. Include what the contractor is expected to do and anything you plan to do yourself. “That way, every contractor’s bidding on the same work,” says home improvement expert Danny Lipford.


Is The Contractor Insured? Verify that the contractor has liability insurance and workers compensation to cover their on-site workers. “If a contractor floods your house by accident, their liability insurance will cover it,” says Hamtil.




Find Referrals

Make sure the contractor has expertise in the type of work you want done, advises Lipford. “The guys who build new homes aren’t always great remodelers and vice versa.”




Do Proper Research Try to see the contractor’s work. You want to feel comfortable with the quality, says Lipford. “People have different standards and that doesn’t mean they can live up to your standards.”









 Get Your Home Improvement Contract In WritingYour contract should include: detailed time frames, the total cost, payment arrangements, your contractor’s license number, project description, names of parties involved and how to handle additional costs if necessary. Keep track of all-important information as well by keeping job-related documents such as contracts, payments and receipts in one place.

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