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Marvel's Spiderman

Marvel’s Spider-Man

So, after watching that, why not purchase Marvel’s Spider-Man by clicking here!

Insomniac’s Marvel’s Spider-Man was shown off at E3 this year and it impressed the E3 crowd and those watching at home a like. Spiderman is an action and adventure open world game exclusive to PS4. The gameplay trailer that was shown off this year did not disappoint. It looks just like a movie and the devs over at Insomniac have done a wonderful job of seamlessly transitioning between gameplay and cutscenes.

Also revealed was a whole host of villains that Marvel’s Spider-Man will be taking on too! Villains include Electro, Rhino, Scorpion and Vulture. Consequently, all of whom escape from the maximum security prison that we see in the trailer above. Hype has been huge for this game and for all the right reasons too! Consequently it’s shaping up to be a heavy hitter when it releases on 7th September 2018 as an exclusive title for PS4. (The Verge)

Game Information

Marvel’s: Spider-Man is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. It is being developed by Insomniac Games and is to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 console. It will be the first licensed game developed by Insomniac. The game will tell a new story about Spider-Man and is not tied to a film or comic book. The game will cover both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character and will feature a more experienced Spider-Man.

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Vype ePen 3

Vype ePen 3

No strangers to Vapers (1, 2, 3) we have been testing out hte brand new revolutional vaper from Vype, called the ‘Vype ePen 3’ and it is absolutely wonderful! It comes complete with a brand new design and an evolutionary technological improvement to provide a satisfying experience for the user.

The Vype ePen 3 has a cutting edge closed-system vaping technology which provides an alternative to many adult smokers and vapers are used to. It has a HUGE 650mAh battery which delivers intense flavours for Vapers all day! (under an average usage)

The Vype ePen 3 has a brand new design which is compact and comfortable to hold and fits neatly when not used.. It has a metallic finish which comes in a whole host of colours. (Red, Black, Blue, Silver, White and Gold)

Intense Flavours

There are a whole host of flavours that are compatible for with the Vype ePen 3 each come with four nicotine levels too ((0mg/ml, 6mg/ml, 12mg/ml, 18mg/ml).

The flavours available to Vapers are:

  • Blended Tobacco: A blend of smooth, toasted tobacco notes;
  • Crisp Mint: An expertly crafted refreshing mint sensation;
  • Wild Berries: A fresh mix of rich wild berries with a subtle hint of vanilla;
  • Golden Tobacco: A balanced combination of smooth and creamy golden tobacco notes with a hint of sweet caramel;
  • Dark Cherry: A deep yet light blend of dark cherry and red fruit notes;
  • Fresh Apple: A refreshing mix of zesty green apples and cool mint leaves;
  • Infused Vanilla: A blend of sweet and creamy vanilla and caramel tones;

“ePen 3 is our best vape ever and has been five years in the making.  Internal tests show ePen 3 provides a superior vaping experience versus other Pod Mods, recognised by the positive reviews we have received from smokers and Vapers alike.

The rich vapour and intense flavour delivery sets this device apart and provides a truly satisfying experience that offers a real alternative to smoking while being a great lifestyle fit for Vapers seeking a fashionable, & easy-to-use device.  The wide choice of colours, flavours and nicotine strengths mean there is something for every Vaper or smoker”.  

Gemma Webb, General Manager at British American Tobacco UK 

Our own Marcus Bronzy says:

“Portable device for Vapers that just works!”

To purchase your own Vype ePen 3 starter kit, please click here!

Purchase your own Vype ePen 3 pods please click here!

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Best Electric Skateboard Ever? – Boosted Stealth

Best Electric Skateboard Ever? – Boosted Stealth

Our very own Marcus Bronzy tested out the new Boosted Boards 'Stealth' – How good is it though?….Find out more here :- http://www.howtokillanhour.com/gadgets-tech/boosted-stealthHonourable mention to DJI x LaCie with the 'Boss Drive'More about that here:- http://www.howtokillanhour.com/gadgets-tech/dji-x-lacie-co-pilotLast Boosted Model Review:- http://www.howtokillanhour.com/gadgets/boosted-boardsProducer / Directed by Marcus Bronzy – http://www.MarcusBronzy.comEdited by AR Visual – http://www.ARvisual.co

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Wednesday, 5 September 2018

We loved Boosted Boards here at How To Kill An Hour, if you remembered our review of  the original city slicker. If you didn’t here’s our run down of what we loved about that amazing board. We even did a little test to see how far it can go on one full charge. However, that board has now been superseded by a new line up of urban travelling personal vehicles. In today’s review, we’re taking the grand daddy of them all, the top of the line, the king of the ring, the Boosted Stealth!

It looks as good as it sounds too:

It’s really fast and even though a 2mph increase in speed doesn’t feel like a lot. Especially for those that drive 2mph is nothing.

However, when it is just you and the board and the open road. Boy oh boy, 2mph is HUGE! The top speed is only eligible for those that use the ‘hyper’ speed mode on the board. We advise riders to get used to all the other modes first before they go IN! As electric skateboards do take some getting used to. It’s not a case of getting on and pushing go! You need to practice!

Comparison

Here’s a comparison between the previous generations Boosted Board, Boosted Board 2nd generation + Extended Range Battery, and the top of the range current generation of Boosted Boards the Boosted Board Stealth:

 

Boosted StealthBoosted Board 2nd Generation + Extended Range Battery
RangeUp to 14MilesUp to 7Miles / 14Miles (Xtended Range)
Hill ClimbUp to 25% GradeUp to 25% Grade
Weight17lbs15.6lbs
Power 2,100 Watts2,000 Watts
Deck Super Flex Composite Deck
Flexible Bamboo
Trucks
190mm CNC Precision MachinedComposite Steel
Remote Ergonomic Bluetooth RemoteErgonomic Bluetooth Remote
Top Speed Up to 24 MphUp to 22mph
Ride Modes
5 Ride Modes
3 Modes for Normal
4 Ride Modes for Xtended Range
Dimensions 11.3in (w) 38in (L) 5.7in (H)11in (w) 38in (L) 5.2in (H)
BrakesRegenerative Brakes
WheelsBoosted Stratus 85mm
Orangatang 80mm
App
iOS and AndroidiOS and Android
Charging Time 1hr 45mins
1hr 30mins – 2hrs

Price

The current cost of a Boosted Board stealth at the time of writing is $1699.99 (UK) $1599 (US ex-VAT) the ‘Boosted Plus’ is $1499.99 (UK) $1,399 (US ex-VAT)

To purchase your own Boosted Stealth please click here!

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Episode 294 Florida Man Ft Funk Butcher

PLANET ALPHA: Exclusive Gameplay

Planet Alpha is here! Marcus Bronzy gets the PLANET ALPHA exclusive gameplay on with the release version!

Planet Alpha’s plot revolves around a beautiful alien world. So, the story is filled with mystery and danger, as you would expect from an alien planet!

As Planet Alpha is richly affected by the solar cycle, as you progress throughout the game, you’ll discover you’ve been given a unique gift. The power to manipulate night and day. While you must use this power intelligently to your advantage to progress as effectively and as quickly as possible.

Working with premium video games and Denmark based independent developer Adrian Lazar of Planet Alpha ApS, Team 17 have created an amazing game! The independent game studio are a small team of just 3 developers in and around Denmark. PLANET ALPHA has been in development for some time, combining combining fast platforming, challenging puzzles and stealth moments with a unique art-style to create an unforgettable experience. Consequently PLANET ALPHA was born! It’s an atmospheric sci-fi platform adventure game that is ridiculously addictive!

Gallery

Game Info

Marooned on an Alien World…
You have awoken on a strange alien world. Injured, alone and stranded you venture across this foreign land, navigating beautiful and varied terrain as you try to stay alive.

Power Over Night and Day
The world of PLANET ALPHA is affected by the solar cycle, and as you progress you’ll discover a unique gift. You can manipulate the time of day and use it to your advantage.

Unlock the Mysteries of PLANET ALPHA
Explore a unique world and piece together your story. What will you discover on PLANET ALPHA?

(Team17)

PLANET ALPHA is not available to buy as a physical copy and only available to download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam for just £15.99 / $19.99 / 19,99€.  Furthermore, it’s available TODAY! 

Furthermore, it’s best to keep an eye on the price! As for a limited time launch discounts will be available. So, please check your local digital stores for availability and conditions.

So, read More about our E3 coverage here!

Also, read more about Planet Alpha being Team 17’s 100th game here!

 

Spiderman

Marvels Spider-Man on PS4

Insomniac’s Marvels Spider-Man was shown off at E3 this year and it impressed the E3 crowd and those watching at home a like. Spiderman is an action and adventure open world game exclusive to PS4. The gameplay trailer that was shown off this year did not disappoint. It looks just like a movie and the devs over at Insomniac have done a wonderful job of seamlessly transitioning between gameplay and cutscenes.

Also revealed was a whole host of villains that Spidey will be taking on too! Villains include Electro, Rhino, Scorpion and Vulture. Consequently, all of whom escape from the maximum security prison that we see in the trailer above. Hype has been huge for this game and for all the right reasons too! Consequently it’s shaping up to be a heavy hitter when it releases on 7th September 2018 as an exclusive title for PS4. (The Verge)

In the video above we see Ryan Penagos, Vice President & Creative Executive, Marvel New Media and rapper Styles P on a super quick look at Marvels Spider-Man for the PS4. Boy does it look good! Everyone loves Spiderman and we’ve not seen an open world superhero game before, if it’s anything like Spidey. Consequently, cover us interested! So show us more! Styles P beat up a few baddies and went on a car chase, he was definitely enjoying the game! If it can make a rapper this hyped about a video game, it is definitely worth checking out!

Game Information

Marvel’s: Spider-Man is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. It is being developed by Insomniac Games and is to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 console. It will be the first licensed game developed by Insomniac. The game will tell a new story about Spider-Man and is not tied to a film or comic book. The game will cover both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character and will feature a more experienced Spider-Man.

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EE same day delivery

EE Same Day Delivery + Set Up?!

As with Amazon and Argos’ delivery options, same day delivery options, EE are joining the club too! It seems as though that same day delivery is going to become a lot more common in the future. Therefore the phone giant are looking to seperate themselves from the rest. EE same day delivery will include the delivery of your phone to you. Plus give you a helping hand with it as well. Furthermore it’ll be as quickly as 2 hours after purchase too!

The insanely fast delivery service is currently looking to launch in the Greater London area first. An expert will arrive at your doorstep and show you how to set up your phone. EE aren’t also going to be charging you for the privilege either.

To tech nerds like ourselves and our friends over at Gizmodo, it seems as though it may not be as useful as it sounds. As how difficult is it to set up a phone. However, there are people out there, you’re gran, your dad or even your not so technically adapt cousin. It can be a daunting task to set up a phone, especially if you’re brand new to smart phones.

EE same day delivery, will also look to help you get connected to smart home products that you have in the house or your Android Auto/Apple CarPlay apps. Going above and beyond just setting up your phone and leaving, will definitely set apart EE from everyone else!

EE same day delivery will only be available to a select number of flagship phones right now and only if you order online. Just select ‘superfast delivery with expert set-up’ at check out and pick an appointment. Then voila. Watch the magic happen!

Messages from the CEO

“Although we’re a nation of gadget lovers, many people just don’t have the time to learn about or set up the latest features on their new smartphone. With our new superfast, super-flexible and personal delivery service, complete with on-the-spot expert set-up with our partners Enjoy, our customers will get the best smartphone delivery experience in the UK. We want to make getting set up on your new phone just that little bit easier.” (Marc Allera, CEO, EE)

“We understand how important it is to get up and running with your smartphone, and as quickly as possible, so we are thrilled to partner with EE and extend our superfast personal delivery to EE customers in the UK”. (Rob Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO, Enjoy)

(Gizmodo)

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Deepfake Dancing

Deepfake Dancing – Drop A Beat!

A few months ago there was the scandal revolving around Deepfakes. The tech that is a more intelligent version of faceswapping, was used to insert celebs into naughty videos. The latest way that this artificial intelligence tech is being used? Dancing. Deepfakes dancing is here and you can be the best dance in your town! (In video form at least) It uses AI to read someone elses dance moves and then copies them on to your body.

The tech is developeed by 4 researchers at UC Berkley. They wrote in a paper posted on arXiV that their system is made up of a number of steps. Firstly a video of the want to be dancer is recorded, a separate programme then analyses the moves and compiles them into a stick figure. The want to be dancer is recorded for around 20mins for the quality of transfer to be useable. Then a source video is found and a stick figure made of their movements too!  Then the swap happens. The stick figure (non dancing one) is attached to the movements of the dancing stick figure. Boom. You are now a dancer. A capabale one too.

Deepfake Dancing

Deepfake Dancing

 

Limitations

The programme is working very hard to smooth the movement of the stick figures. The reason behind this is so that upon completion the dancers don’t jerk around too much. Plus there programme is also retracing the non professional dancers face to ensure realism.

However, for the Deepfake Dancing programme to work effectively, loose clothing cannot be worn, they have to wear tight fighting clothing. As The Verge are reporting, in the video above, there is some visual artefacts. Joints of the target and source dancer don’t 100% match up. The software seems to not be able to keep up with small complex movements either for example a hand flipping from back to front.

(The Verge)

Despite all this Deepfake Dancing sounds super cool. But like most tech it could be used in a negative way! It will be interesting to see how this tech plays out and how it will be used by all in the future!

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Amazon Go

Amazon Go launching another store!

In what seems like a move to eradicate all jobs for customer advisors everywhere. Amazon are launching another Amazon go store. After the succesful launch of it’s first cashier-less store in Seattle in December 2016.

It’s second store will too open in Seattle and launched earlier this month. It’s part of the gradual roll out across America with other Amazon Go stores looking to open in LA, San Francisco and Chicago.

Amazon’s second store will be a smaller venue. It won’t feature a working kitchen like it’s main store. Neither will it include a liquor section. The smaller store is more aimed toward the office workers. Therefore will focusing on offering it’s customers baked goods and ready to go meals. Plus it’s own Blue-Apron-Like meal deals. It’s open from 7AM-7PM Monday – Friday and is situated on 5th and Marion in downtown Seattle.

Amazon Go: A Re-Cap.

Amazon Go is the world’s first cashier-less ‘regular’ store. It allows customers to enter the store by scanning a code on their app on a smartphone. You are then tracked by Amazon within the store by a ton of cameras above you. Amazon will then bill you when you take items off the shelves directly to the account which you used to enter the store. Therefore nulling the need fo a cashier. Verge are reporting that the cameras within the store are so smart they can even distinguish between three Amazon employees who dressed in Pikachu costumes to simulate robberies.

Would you use this if it was brought to the UK? What worries do you have or do you just see this as a way as us moving forward with technology? We shall see what the future holds for the jobs of many many people. However, some could argue that it’ll create more jobs?

(Verge)

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Lego Technic Car

LEGO do the IMPOSSIBLE?! The LEGO Technic Car

A week ago, Lego seemingly teased something that nobody could ever think could become reality. But we all imagined as a kid. a LEGO Technic Car. Who in their right mind would want to build a LEGO Technic Car? Think of all the intricacies that it will need. The moving parts. Not forgetting an engine?

Well LEGO have built a whole city in Windsor, producing a car is nothing short of impossible for them. While many of us remain skeptical it certainly seems that way. Afterall, LEGO got us thinking after a rather teasing tweet last week:

LEGO are teasing a working proper car that’s in similar shape to a Bugatti Chiron. Looking at the pieces it seems as though they’re the correct size. LEGO do make some spectacular creations so it’s not too far outside the realms of possibility for them.

Using the hashtag #BuildForReal, LEGO are putting a lot on the line here. Even if it’s just a marketing stunt, by saying ‘For Real’ it gets people expecting and can’t be letting people down!

However….it seems as though LEGO are proving everybody wrong…..

It looks like they have done the impossible, well hats off to them, because it certainly got us interested! It was a very long week waiting for LEGO reveal, what they had actually created. Many thought it was just a 1:1 replica. But they proved us wrong, they proved everyone wrong! It really is a LEGO Technic Car!

Nothing is impossible with Lego Technic! LEGO have once again gone above and beyond to amaze us all. We are seriously impressed.

(Gizmodo)

Now, let’s just go and dig out our LEGO Technic and see what we can come up with…..

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