The past few years have had us munching on cauliflower pizza bases, choking down slimy avo burgers, and crunching on charcoal. Thankfully, while most of the emerging food trends that look set to go big in 2019 retain the focus on healthy eating, there is a greater push for flexibility and for regional flavours.
Imagine you’re Sony and you’ve just taken a look at the calendar, only to realise that the holiday season is incoming and you really don’t have that much on offer. At least not as far as new hardware is concerned. Yes, there are the big video game releases that are all but expected, but in terms of something physical, it seems to have slipped your mind. Panic!
Don’t sweat it. There is always an answer; you just have to give it a little thought. What hardware can you release that won’t require any additional effort in terms of technology, and can literally use something that already exists? But perhaps it just needs be tweaked a little to appear new and revolutionary. [Read more…]
They say that fame changes people, but sometimes, only sometimes, people change themselves – or, at least, their names, for fame. Usually the change is a practical one, such simplifying a last name that is long or difficult to pronounce, or giving an ordinary, everyday moniker a bit more pizzazz.
However, that’s not always the case. Just ask Engelbert Humperdinck, who was born Arnold George Dorsey! [Read more…]
If you’ve played a modern video game you’ll know that they’re looking pretty good these days. Things have come a long way since a yellow blob scooted about a fuzzy CRT screen and tried to pass itself off as a character. Which is to say; a lot of imagination was required when video games first became a thing.
Today gamers aren’t happy unless resolutions are four times that of high definition, because of course they are, and explosions look so real that you can all but smell the cooking flesh of the enemy soldiers you just blew up. The improvements over an astonishingly short period of time really are impressive to behold. [Read more…]
While the Internet is an incredibly powerful tool that has made the lightening-speed dissemination of knowledge possible, it’s also used by the majority of people to connect with others. Making new friends, finding would-be lovers, and connecting with long-lost family are all possible, thanks to the World Wide Web!
If, like most, you use the Internet for social media, you’ve likely come across memes – but what they are? Capturing the true essence of memes using only words may be challenging, but they can best described as a piece of media that spreads from person to person across the Internet, often evolving as it’s passed on. [Read more…]
Bullshit Jobs; A Theory, is a book by David Graeber. Although controversial and widely debated by a number of critics, the book has still resulted in many corporations taking a serious look at their corporate structure, and asking just how many of the official jobs are actually necessary. Although it is not just asking how necessary many job titles are, but if they are actually mentally scaring to those who have them. [Read more…]
The tsunami that rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island on 29 September 2018 is one of the worst natural disasters in recent history. As aid and army trucks struggled to make it to the survivors, the death toll keeps rising. The latest report of the number puts it near 2,000.
Besides the urgent need to help those who need it right now, the other important question is, what can be done to keep people safe in the future? This is the same thing world leaders asked themselves in 2004. That was the year a huge tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and the global community stepped in to help. [Read more…]
For some, marriage tends to be like a game of Blackjack. Which is to say, a bit risky but the rewards are very generous. However, with the high rates of divorce in the US, a lot more people may prefer simply playing the game than tying the knot!
After all, the general relationship process looks like this; find your true love in your early 20s, get married young, realise it isn’t your true love and get divorced, find your real true love and hope a second divorce doesn’t follow. This is a bit of a generalisation I admit, but it really does tend to sum up how relationships work out for a number of average folks. [Read more…]
When I think of #Hashtags I think of tiny, usually satirical, jokes. Turns out that Hashtags were actually supposed to serve a metadata purpose. Who knew? You did? Oh okay. Hashtags make it possible for users to search for content with a particular theme on social networks. Why anyone would want to search for say #disapointingsex or #deadcat is beyond me. I must admit though, there are a couple good ones with some pretty hysterical results. I did some digging and this is what I found… [Read more…]
The Great Barrier Reef is at risk. From humans, you ask? Of course. What aspect of nature is not at the mercy of cruel, heartless, unthinking humans that all but breathe in fresh air and exhale pure menace so foul it is capable of drawing tears from the eyes of environmentalists. One such demonstration of cruelty is the crown-of-thorns starfish that has begun to infest the Great Barrier Reef. Wait, starfish? That’s not a human. [Read more…]