Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hello Barbie

Hello Barbie, Barbie, Barbie that talk

A Barbie that interacts with your kids. Mattel's "Hello Barbie" is the latest version of the popular doll that is connected to the internet which enable it to converse with children using Wi-Fi and an app. This toy is similar to CogniToy, but the technology used is not as sophisticated.

The Barbie doll connects through Wi-Fi and uses speech recognition technology to recognize voice. It can also remember what you are saying like, your name or your favorite color. Unlike CogniToy which uses Watson servers, to get an answer Barbie has about 10,000 canned responses. It can also play interactive games with the kids and can tell jokes and stories.

Mattel is also developing a parental portal in which they will be able to record and listen to their kid’s conversations with the doll.

The doll is expected to be available this fall at $74.99.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Smart Dino Toy

Rex the Dinosaur from Toy Story

Remember Rex the Dinosaur from Toy Story? this talking Dino is way smarter. Fledgling startup Element Path presented at the New York Toy Fair on Monday, CogniToy a cute talking dinosaur toy which uses IBM’s Watson cognitive computing system.
Smart Dino Toy, CogniToy

The cognitive toy is for 7 years old and below, it is equipped with voice recognition software that enable it to have conversation with children. It can also remembers their names, asks and answers questions, and tell jokes. 

Children can interact with the CogniToy by pressing a button on its belly and talking to it. The toy connects through Wi-Fi to the Watson servers, to get an answer.

Friday, January 30, 2015

R/C Plane Lose Control Crashes Into the Sea and Got a Peek at Underwater Marine Life

under the sea

A YouTube video uploaded by "MrLiftHog" which has now 1.5 million views shows his R/C Plane crashing into the sea but the video keeps on recording capturing magnificent life under the sea. The plane was flown over the Osprey Bay in Western Australia. The R/C Aircraft use is Nine Eagles Sky Climber.

It may have failed its purpose to fly and land safely, but it did gave us an amazing video of underwater marine life. You can see the magnificent reefs, fish, turtles, and I thought I saw a shark.

Friday, January 23, 2015

X-Men: Apocalypse New Castings Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey


X-Men: Apocalypse, New Castings, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey

X-Men: Apocalypse, New Castings, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan
Alexandra Shipp as Storm
X-Men: Apocalypse, New Castings, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan
Tye Sheridan as Cyclops
Looks like there will be a new actors and actresses to play Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey. In the first X-men movie back in 2000, Storm (Ororo Munroe) was played by Halle Berry, James Marsden was Cyclops, and Famke Janssen played Jean Grey. 



In the upcoming franchise X-Men: Apocalypse Director Bryan Singer announced new casting for these well-loved mutants. Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp will be Storm, while Tye Sheridan will be Cyclops.

Sophie Turner is known for her role as Sansa Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones. Alexandra Shipp played Aaliyah in the  Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. While, Tye Sheridan was known for his characters in the movies The Forger and Joe.

X-Men Apocalypse is expected to be released on May 27, 2016.





Monday, January 19, 2015

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Top Selling Game in 2014

Call of Duty, Advanced Warfare, Top Selling Game in 2014, Activision

The action packed "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" by Activision is the top selling game in 2014. The "Call of Duty" franchise has regain the top spot after losing to "Grand Theft Auto 5" back in 2013. "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is a first person shooter game that is highly popular in the gaming world.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision said in a press release: “We’d like to thank our fans for making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the #1 top-selling video game in the world, Skylanders Trap Team the top-selling kids game in the world and Destiny the #1 new video game IP of 2014. As much fun as we had making these games, we’ve had even more fun playing alongside you. Stay tuned. We have more exciting games in store for fans this year.”

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Newest Trailer of the "Avengers: Age of Ultron"



Hey check out the action filled new trailer of the "Avengers: Age of Ultron". I'm really excited about this movie. The last trailer was shown last October, and now they have released this new teaser.

Check the clip above, you will see a figure in a cave taking her robe off I don't know who is it yet but we'll soon figure that out on May 1. The teaser also show action filled fight between the Hulk and Iron Man.

Two more films are planned for the Avengers franchise after the Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Here are some Car Care Tips During Cold Weather

Car Care Tips, cold weather, snow, car, car batteries


Cold weather months can cause a lot of problems with our vehicles like car batteries dying. It is really important to be prepared for the winter season since during these times vehicle trouble might ensue.

When you start your vehicle during cold weather it needed more power than ussual, you need to make sure that your battery is fully charged.

You need to make sure that all your lights are working for safety reason since it is dark on the road most of the time and visibility is low.

Cold temperature can affect tire pressure that can limit their stopping ability, check your vehicle's tire tread and pressure monthly.

Frozen water can further damage windshield cracks and chips that may impair your visibility. Do not wipe away snow or ice with windshield wipers as it will damage the blade and reduce their effectiveness in rainy conditions.

Always bring a winter driving kit that includes the following: flashlight, window-washing solvent, small shovel, traction mats, bag of sand and other abrasives for traction, gloves, ice scraper, cloth, jumper cables, towels, blanket, cell phone, car charger, and reflective triangles.