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Polaroid Mint Instant – Print your Selfies!

#WhatsInTheBox – Polaroid Mint Instant

The Polaroid Mint Instant is a traditional camera which has been turned on its head! With this fantastic little device, which has been vertically designed, especially for Polaroid pictures. You can print your selfies. Instantly! All in 60 seconds!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Thursday, 16 January 2020

 

This little device is incredible, listen up all you selfie lovers, this piece of tech is just for you! The Polaroid Mint Instant is a traditional camera which has been turned on its head! With this fantastic little device, which has been vertically designed, especially for Polaroid pictures. You can print your selfies. Instantly! All in 60 seconds!

Not only that but the paper that you print your selfies on instantly become a sticker! This device will become your go to holiday snaps camera. Take a picture and print them in less than a minute. In a world that’s fast becoming digital, it’s refreshing to see a piece of tech that’s bringing back tangible photos.

The Camera

The photos that this camera takes are on a 16 megapixel lens too, so the photos that you’re going to be taken are going to be of a very high quality. The printer has no toner in it either. The zinc cartridges that it takes combine the paper and the ink. Plus you can buy the paper in packs of 20,30 or 50 sheets.

Furthermore the vertical orientation design of the Polaroid Mint Instant whilst mimicking the classic polaroid photo, they are taken upright, just like a smartphone. There’s a bunch of different modes too. Such as vibrant color, black and white or vintage.

You can also use the Polaroid Mint app for iOS and Android to add things like borders and filters!

(Polaroid)

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War – 101 Trailer

Rebellion have launched a brand new trailer for Zombie Army 4. It’s called the 101 trailer and it is hell raising! As it has over 6mins of brand new footage from the upcoming co-op shooters! If you know us by know you know we LOVE a co-op game! The 101 trailer features loads of new reveals, such as never before seen enemies and special abilities. Furthermore weapons, levels, locations and more of Horde Mode is shown! Also new details is given about the story campaign for 1-4 players, taking them to 1946 Italy and beyond. We also get a look at the game’s vast array of enemies, the player progression (which looks DEEP!) and customisation systems.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Hitler’s hoards are back and they want to cause just as much havoc! Take on the Zombie hoard with some pretty epic weapons (flamethrower anyone?) whilst taking on a brand new harrowing and spin chilling campaign in 1940’s Europe. As you fight to save humankind from the undead Armageddon!

Zombie Hitler may have been defeated and cast to the depths of hell. However he has risen once again and this time he’s hungrier! You can continue the alternate history of the Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels. Uncover Zombie Hitler’s sinister plan which takes players across Italy and beyond! The fight takes place in corpse riddled canals, Zombie Zoos and other inexplicable places!

The Horde Mode has been expanded and made bigger and better. How I hear you ask? Well the longer you surive the bigger the map gets!

The famous X-Ray Kill Camera returns! Watch in gory slow motion as the bullets and bombs destroy bones in X-Ray!

Characters

Build up your character that suits how you play. For example you can become a guardian angel. This character will take damage for your teammates! You can even harness the power of fire, lightning and upgrade your guns at workbenches. As you can create some pretty out of this world guns. A pistol with a flaming bayonet or an assault rifle that shoots lightning!

Zombie Army 4: Dead War has some gnarly enemies, shadow demons, explosive suicide generals, hulking armoured elites and much more!

Zombie Army 4: Dead War looks very scary, crazy and a lot of lot of fun! We cannot wait to get our hands on the full game!

Purchase and Pre-Order by clicking here!

Zombie Army 4 launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 4th.

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Episode 341 Kofi Kingston (BONUS)

Episode 340 James Haskell (BONUS)

8 Interesting Pieces of Tech from CES 2020

CES 2020 is upon us and there’s some pretty interesting pieces of tech being shown off. We took a look at some of them and picked out 8 of our favourites!

Moxie Alexa Shower Head

Bathroom specialist Kohler are showing off it’s Moxie shower head. This isn’t just any shower head it’s an Alexa enabled speaker and microphone. Listen to your favourite music and podcasts simply by asking it. Plus it’s smart enough to hear your voice over the sound of the water. It may get a few odd looks, but this piece of tech is simply bringing the shower radio to 2020!

Taint Plaster

CES 2020 is getting more adult and allowing risque tech into the show floor. This year includes a taint plaster from Morari Medical. It’s designed to go onto the taint are of a man. A man who is experiencing premature ejaculation issues. It’s an early prototype designed to tackle men who have this problem. It’s discreet and unrecognisable so no worries there. It works by “inhibiting the nerves of the penis, thereby delaying an ejaculation.”

Charmin

Charmin are having some interesting tech ideas at this year’s CES 2020!

First up is the Rollbot from Charmin, a robot toilet roll holder. The little robot which you can summon to you using bluetooth, it uses infrared sensors to help navigate it’s way to you.

The SmellSense is even better. Say someone in the house has dropped a deuce in the toilet before you go in there to clean your teeth in the morning. Well this nifty product uses an electronic sensor which detects the carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide found in the air after we take a dump.  It will then notify users via a Go/No Go display. Charmin, saving noses a day at a time.

Smartypans

This one from CES 2020 is for all you cooking fans out there! The Smartypans will check the weight and temperature of ingredients. Before guiding you through whatever you are cooking via it’s app. How cool is that! This is how smart tech should be used!

 

Inirv Smart Cooker Knobs

The Inirv Smart Cooker Knobs which are being shown off at CES 2020 this year look really cool! Inirv are hoping that you’ll swap out your dumb cooker knobs for their smart ones. They let owners turn up the heat via voice command. While also automatically turning off the stove if it is left unattended for too long. No more worrying when you go out!

PantryOn

The PantryOn is a piece of smart tech that aims to make grocery shopping a little bit easier. Especially for the busy family! It’s aim is to automate food shopping lists via smart shelves. As they will monitor when a family’s favourite groceries run low. While this looks cool, current prototypes look a bit bulky. Which means there’s less storage space. Also, we have a question, what if you just forget to put the groceries on the shelf?

Bright Lock

The Bright Lock will unlock your front door by detecting a pattern of light pulses. These lightpulses will be fired from your smartphone’s flash. The idea for this interesting piece of tech? Well you can easily share the light based code with other people. So friends, family or tradesmen who are working on your home may need temporary access. So you share your lightcode with them!

TowNew

This nifty little device will alleviate the trouble of tieing up bin bags. No more heaving at the smell when tieing them up before throwing them outside in the outside bin.  The smart bin will self seal the sacks at the touch of a button! However you’ll need to buy the manufacturers own bin liners. We think that’s a perfect trade off if you ask us!

 

 

The bin self-seals sacks at the touch of a button, but requires you to be locked into buying the manufacturer’s bin liner refills.

(BBC, Gizmodo, Gizmodo)

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Zombie Army 4 Dead War interview with Ryan Baker

Zombie Army 4 Gameplay and interview with Ryan Baker

Hitler’s hordes are back for more in this spine-chilling shooter from, Rebellion, the makers of Sniper Elite 4 in Zombie Army 4!Abominable occult enemies, epic weapons and a harrowing new campaign for 1-4 players await in 1940s Europe, as you fight to save humankind from undead Armageddon!Here we get to exclusively play some of the game and sit down and chat with lead designer Ryan Baker!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 7 January 2020

We’re big fans of Rebellion so jumped at the chance to sit down with lead designer of Zombie Army 4 Dead War, Ryan Baker, check out our interview with him above!

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Hitler’s hoards are back and they want to cause just as much havoc! Take on the Zombie hoard with some pretty epic weapons (flamethrower anyone?) whilst taking on a brand new harrowing and spin chilling campaign in 1940’s Europe. As you fight to save humankind from the undead Armageddon!

Zombie Hitler may have been defeated and cast to the depths of hell. However he has risen once again and this time he’s hungrier! You can continue the alternate history of the Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels. Uncover Zombie Hitler’s sinister plan which takes players across Italy and beyond! The fight takes place in corpse riddled canals, Zombie Zoos and other inexplicable places!

The Horde Mode has been expanded and made bigger and better. How I hear you ask? Well the longer you surive the bigger the map gets!

The famous X-Ray Kill Camera returns! Watch in gory slow motion as the bullets and bombs destroy bones in X-Ray!

Characters

Build up your character that suits how you play. For example you can become a guardian angel. This character will take damage for your teammates! You can even harness the power of fire, lightning and upgrade your guns at workbenches. As you can create some pretty out of this world guns. A pistol with a flaming bayonet or an assault rifle that shoots lightning!

Zombie Army 4: Dead War has some gnarly enemies, shadow demons, explosive suicide generals, hulking armoured elites and much more!

Zombie Army 4: Dead War looks very scary, crazy and a lot of lot of fun! We cannot wait to get our hands on the full game!

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Episode 338 Kae Kurd Part 2

Powerbeats Pro

Powerbeats Pro

The new Beats earphones Powerbeats Pro are built specifically for those who love to workout and are always active. They have zero wires for a start so there’s no holding you back!  Powerbeats Pro delivers powerful, balanced sound with dynamic range and noise isolation for a very cool and enjoyable listen.

They are wireless (obviously!) but also have a really strong connection to your device, with fewer dropouts included! You are going to get sweaty using these right? Well they have a reinforced design for sweat and water resistance! Not only that the adjustable, secure fit ear hooks keep them locked in to your ears. So, you can keep locked into the music.

While you get a total of 9 hours of listening time the charging case will give you an additional 24hrs of playback! If you need a charge, Fast Fuel for 5mins gives you an additional 1.5hrs of playback! Hands Free controls via “Hey Siri” on iOS devices and  and voice capability with a push of the “b” button on a variety of compatible devices!

There’s also volume and track controls on each earbud so you can play both earbuds or one at a time. Not only that there’s also sensors in the buds which will detect when you are wearing them and start/stop playing accordingly.

Purchase them here: Air Pods 2nd Gen / Powerbeats Pro

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Episode 337 Mo Gilligan

Flip Grip For Nintendo Switch

The Flip Grip is a fantastic piece of kit that we LOVED using. We never thought about playing the switch in vertical mode before. But boy does it make a difference! The Flip Grip is the perfect gaming accessory for all those vertical mode games on the Switch.

Such as a variety of classic games such as Donkey Kong Jnr, Centipede, Pac Man or up to date games too such as Pinball on Panic Flip or Star Wars Pinball.

Simply attach a pair of Joy Cons on the rails either side of the flip grip will allow you to flip the Switch 90 degrees. Voila! It’s a simple as that. Vertical handheld gaming action.

Plus you don’t even lose a pixel of gaming real-estate on the screen.

The Flip Grip is a collaboration between video game historian and Retronauts founder Jeremy Parish, engineer and designer Mike Choi, and Fangamer. – Fan Gamer

To find out which games work vertically, there’s two great lists one is from Retronauts and the other is from imore.com

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