Walyou » Featured http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 13 Cutest Geeky Halloween Costumes For Pets & Their Owners http://walyou.com/halloween-costumes-cute-geeky-pets/ http://walyou.com/halloween-costumes-cute-geeky-pets/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:49 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180220

Couples costumes for Halloween? Fun to do, annoying for everyone else. Something with your children? Pretty sweet. Something with your pet? It doesn’t get any better, especially with some geek-oriented theme.

The Justice League

Batman & Robin

Mario & Luigi

Harry Potter & Fluffy the 3-Headed Dog


E.T. (And someone to carry him around)


The Cat in a Hat & Things

Lorax & Tree

Shaggy & Scooby Doo (But in a role reversal)


Big Bird & Oscar


Little Red Riding Hood & The Little Bad Wolf

The Wicked Witch & Glinda


King Kong & The Empire State Building


Hat Tip: LittleThings.com

For a bit more to get you into the spooky holiday spirit, check out these excellent DIY Halloween treats. If a tattoo is your best way of celebrating the holiday, this is the post for you.

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4 Amazing Product Reveals from Apple’s iPad Event http://walyou.com/4-amazing-product-reveals-from-apples-ipad-event/ http://walyou.com/4-amazing-product-reveals-from-apples-ipad-event/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:18 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180143

After their September event saw the reveal of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple’s October conference showed us new iPads, iMacs and more.

Oh Apple, you sly old dogs you. When their September event began, they promptly threw down the gauntlet and challenged each and every one of their competitors to step up to the plate. Apple’s freshly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones would be more powerful than ever before, have a better battery life and would even be optimised for mobile game developers. Those are some beefy specs to trifle with.

Despite the Bendgate controversy, both iPhones have gotten off to a stellar start, having sold over 10 million units across the globe after just three days on sale. Hoping to achieve similar sales success with a new line of iPad, the company hosted a similar event yesterday. So, to make sure that you’ve got every piece of important info from the show, we’ve put together a handy facts round up for you to pore over.

1. iPad Mini 3

While the tagline of the iPhone 6 Plus might be ‘bigger and better’, with the iPad Mini line of tablets Apple is keen to downsize.

Now on their third iteration, the newly announced iPad Mini 3 is essentially just the iPad Mini 2 but with a different name. Both tablets are 8 inches, the iPad Mini 3 isn’t any lighter or thinner than its predecessor and all of the technical specs are the same. It has the same battery life, processor and there’s no discerning technical reason to purchase one.

So what’s new for the iPad Mini 3? The TouchID fingerprint scanner.

Used to purchase things with Apple Pay (which will only be available in North America at launch), TouchID also has the benefit of unlocking your tablet and having extra security for your peace of mind. But, this single feature adds $100 to the iPad Mini 3′s price (the cheapest version of the Mini 3 is $399). When it launches next week you’ll be better off skipping it and forking out for the cheaper iPad Mini 2 instead.

2. iPad Air 2

Also out next week is the iPad Air 2. Going for a similar ‘bigger doesn’t always mean better’ stance, the iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm thick, a whopping 18% thinner than the iPad Air that came before it.

That thinness doesn’t mean that Apple has skimped out on tech specs either as the tablet is packing some incredible power. The iPad Air 2 will have the A8x chip and will be the first device to do so. As a result, the Air 2 will be a great deal faster than the two iPhone 6 devices (which have the A8 chip instead) and will surely make a noticeable difference. Don’t expect this extreme power to drain too much either as Apple says it has 10 hours of battery life.

The final back of the box feature is its TouchID sensor. Coming just in time for Apple Pay which is set to go live on Monday, the iPad Air 2 has that iconic ring around its home button.

The iPad Air 2 goes on sale next week and the Wi-Fi only model will cost $499.

3. Retina iMac

Think those iPad screens are too small for you? You might be interested in the Retina iMac instead then.

As the name suggests, Apple’s brand new desktop is all about those shinier, far better looking visuals. Not only is its 27-inch display ideal for watching movies and TV shows, that screen is also 5K (a 5210 x 2880 resolution) which is the world’s highest resolution display, says Apple.

Its innards are quite good on paper too. Boasting a 3.5GHz Intel i5 processor (although a 4GHz Intel i7 configuration is available too) and 8GB of RAM, things are kept speedy whilst its AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and its 1TB fusion drive means that there’s more than enough power and space to run the latest gaming blockbusters.

All of this comes at a price though as the Retina iMac starts at $2,499. It starts shipping next Thursday.

4. Mac Mini

For anyone who wants all of the Apple Mac brilliance but at a fraction of the cost, the updated Mac Mini might be a better option.

Essentially being a iMac hard-drive without a screen, the latest version of the Mac Mini comes in three different flavours. The best (and most expensive of these) has a 2.8GHz dual-core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM which should run rather speedily. It also packs Intel Iris Graphics and a 1GB Fusion Drive which again, should be perfect for running games.

This version of the Mac Mini is priced at $999 which may seem like a bargain in comparison to the Retina iMac. However you will need to purchase a screen (or you could plug it into your TV via a HDMI cable), a mouse and a keyboard so you should factor this into your budget if you plan to buy one.

The new Mac Mini is available now.

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The 17 greatest DIY Halloween treats – delicious yet scary! http://walyou.com/diy-halloween-treats/ http://walyou.com/diy-halloween-treats/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:23 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180060

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to get ready. And because everything we’ve ever loved has to do one way or the other with food, here’s a few DIY ideas.

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7 Marvel Superheroes With Their Own Comic Book Cereals http://walyou.com/marvel-superheroes-comic-book-cereal/ http://walyou.com/marvel-superheroes-comic-book-cereal/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:00:57 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179892

Not that we need any more advertising and brand placing in our lives, but this idea of using Marvel Superheroes (and one lovable movie villain) like Iron Man, Thor, Captain American, Loki, Hulk, Groot and Deadpool on cereals boxes is incredibly cool.

The combination of Bamboota and Elliot Fernandez brought together this wonderful project, taking a very needed spin on the boxes of morning cereals.

Iron Man (Iron Bran)

Comes along with Pepper Potts, the mandarin, a lot of money and also a potential drinking problem, not to mention the Nick Fury eye patch.

Loki (Loki Charms)

Comes along with a depress Thor and also one awesome staff among other things.And speaking of his bashing brother…

Thor (Honey Nut Thorrios)

Comes along with his Avenger friends, including the useless Black Widow and Hawkeye. Ther Mjolnir as well, if you’re worthy of picking it up.

Deadpool (Deadpools)


As expected from the Merc with a Mouth, this box comes with things that go Boom!

Hulk (Gamma Snacks)


If you get these gamma snacks, you’ll also receive a Loki with a black eye, one solemn Nick Fury and maybe Gamma radiation, which usually isn’t a good thing.

Captain America (Ameri-Crunch)

You’ll be filled with Red, White and Blue emotions after biting your way through this.

Groot (Groot Loops)

How a well made film made a tree and a raccoon incredibly popular.

For more cereal fun, check out these geeky cereals from the 1980′s or the 12 best ever made for Halloween.







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Tokyo Game Show 2014 Recap: The 5 Biggest Highlights From The Show http://walyou.com/tokyo-game-show-2014-recap-the-5-biggest-highlights-from-the-show/ http://walyou.com/tokyo-game-show-2014-recap-the-5-biggest-highlights-from-the-show/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:28 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179762

Lets review the most important news from the Japanese video game trade show.

Its reach might not be as large as year’s past – especially, when attendance drops to 18,000 less visitors from 2013 – but when the Tokyo Game Show comes around (September 18th to the 21st), somehow the Japanese gaming expo still evokes a fevered passion that matches other major industry-wide events, like E3 or Gamescom.

Albeit, it does generally help when there’s something to show – and “to show” there was. With a year of a new console generation under its collective belt, the Japanese side of the gaming industry seemed to be swelling with tons of awesome items being featured at the show; new announcements, hot footage of highly anticipated games, and other fascinating story lines that one list probably couldn’t contain.

I’m going to do it anyway, though! So here now are the five biggest highlights from Tokyo Game Show 2014.

1. Final Fantasy XV Is Alive & Well

The biggest surprise at TGS this year had to be – hands down – the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XV. Long mired in development hell since 2006, when it originally went by the name Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the Square Enix role-playing game has been surrounded by a dark cloud of doubt regarding its development status.

This past week’s incredible unveiling though, after a year of silence from E3 2013, when the game was reincarnated from a spin-off title to a full-fledged Final Fantasy release coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, have seem to inspire a bit of new found hope that the troubled project will see a release in the near future.

Perhaps by late 2015 in Japan (with a subsequent release in other territories in early 2016), if all goes well. Square Enix management appear to be fully committed to getting the game out the door, replacing the game’s original show-runner, Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura, with Hajime Tabata. Tabata is a director that has a solid pedigree of shipping projects in a timely manner, so it will be up to him to insure the same for FFXV.

According to Tabata in an interview at TGS, Final Fantasy XV is “55% complete” at this time, with a demo planned around the first half of 2015 sitting at 80% completion. No sound, or loose release date has been confirmed for either, but for now we’re left with a promising taste for what audiences should expect when the RPG launches.

2. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Quiet on the Set

Hideo Kojima brought all the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain info he could to this year’s Tokyo Game Show. With the game nearing completion, the famed Konami director brought a great amount of new gameplay footage to his stage presentation, showing off a new local and more insight into the character of Quiet.

The scantly-dressed female sniper happens to play an important role in one of Phantom Pain’s key gameplay features, the buddy system. This allows players to team up with A.I. controlled partners out on the battlefield, who then have their own unique set of abilities.

Depending on certain conditions met within the game, your choice of A.I. partner will vary. Chances are you might even buddy up with other mission partners, such as a wolf-dog that Big Boss can raise and accompany him in later missions, if the player manages to rescue as a puppy.

Players necessarily don’t have to go out of their way to form these relationships, they’re totally optional and can be ignored if you just want to focus on the central campaign. But as a total package, it’s nice to see the kind of depth we might expect when Metal Gear Solid V ships sometime next year.

Here’s footage of the Tokyo Game Show stage demo in action:

3. New Nintendo 3DS Makes Its Debut At The Show

In typical fashion, Nintendo themselves were absent from the festivities of TGS, but not when it came for their upcoming latest handheld, the New Nintendo 3DS. At Capcom’s booth, demo units for the handheld – in either its standard or XL forms – were being used to try out the Japanese publisher’s next big 3DS release, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Releasing October 11 in Japan, the New 3DS improves on its past revision with a host of new features: better 3D screen, a small boost in hardware performance, and the ever apparent new C-Stick, which gives users an optional control method for in-game cameras. How do the new changes fair with a game like Monster Hunter 4? Here’s a video from an Engadget reporter, who got to try out the handheld from the TGS showroom floor.

4. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Stealth Release On Xbox One

Rarely does the spotlight fall on the Xbox brand during TGS (you can look up how badly every Microsoft made console has performed in Japan to see why), but it did just that with the immediate announcement and launch of D4, a Xbox One exclusive developed by Access Games and directed by Hidetaka “Swery65″ Suehiro.

Swery’s directorial efforts certainly have their own mad-ball flare, and that almost alone makes them worthy to try. Deadly Premonition, his previous effort, is game that is full of oddities, both comedically and in it’s surreal presentation. D4, or rather Dark Dreams Don’t Die, certainly extends into the auteur realm of which Swery affectionally belongs to.

In D4, players take the roll of private investigator David Young, who must solve the murder of his wife by going back in time to relive the fateful moments before her death. Using Kinect (although, the game can also be played without it), hand gestures and voice recognition can be used to find clues to further get to the bottom of this mystery.

Some major gaming outlets have already giving D4 some high recommendations, and better yet, the game is available to digitally purchase right now for $15.99 off Xbox Live. D4 is an episodic mystery adventure (you get the prologue and the first two episodes with your purchase), with more chapters to come in the following weeks and months.

If you happen to be a fan of the weird, especially of the Japanese variety (which is of a special variety), then you should certainly check out D4 if you have a Xbox One.

5. Bloodborne Gets Dated For Worldwide PS4 Release

Sony managed to fit in one more last surprise before the Japanese gaming exhibition came to a close: namely, a worldwide release for the dark action-role-playing game from the makers of the Dark Souls series, From Software’s Bloodborne, arriving exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on February 6, a day after the gothic-inspired title launches in Japan.

Bloodborne will be available in both a standalone edition and a prestigious collectors edition that costs $79.99 USD and comes with a Steelbook collector’s case, an art book featuring concept art from the game, and a digital copy of the game’s complete soundtrack. Below you’ll find the latest gameplay trailer for the game, possibly the last bit of new footage before the game’s release in early 2015.

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12 Brilliant Bingo Games to Play While Watching TV http://walyou.com/tv-shows-bingo-games/ http://walyou.com/tv-shows-bingo-games/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:05 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179557

Some people actually think that Bingo is simply the name of a dog from a song. But it’s much much more, and besides the associations it has for being a great pass time for the elderly, it also makes for an excellent facilitator during TV shows.

Some people watch their favorite TV shows playing drinking games. But what’s the point of losing all your cognitive abilities while doing something you’d like to focus on? It’s better to pay even closer attention to details, while putting yourself in a position to win something.

Game of Thrones

The Walking Dead


True Blood

Family Guy


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

The Big Bang Theory



Boardwalk Empire

Downtown Abbey


Sons of Anarchy


Bingo ‘cards’ via Whichbingo, Kellimarshall, myeveryzinepastemagazine and Northmanspartyvamps. Hat tip to Matthew Young.

Well, we haven’t really been paying attention to Bingo through the years here on Walyou. But there is a mention to it in a funny little post about what some characters do on their day off. Some of them play bingo.

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8 Amazing Pop Culture Mashups Ideas for T-Shirts http://walyou.com/pop-culture-mashups-t-shirts/ http://walyou.com/pop-culture-mashups-t-shirts/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:05 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179485

One of the best artists to combine humor with a lot pop culture references in his work is Matt Cowan who came up with another excellent idea for a series of pop culture mash-ups that would make incredibly cool T-shirts.

Prince Jonosnoke

Jon Snow is the most emo of the Game of Thrones characters and Princess Mononoke might be the best of what Hayao Miyazaki gave to the world.

Itchy the Killer

Combining the worlds of a TV show inside a TV show cat & mouse that hate each other with that of a manga series called Ichi the Killer.

Red Dwarf

Gimli son of Gloin is the better known half of this duo. Red Dwarf is a brilliant TV Show which is something of a science fiction standup.

The Kevin Bacon Mix Tape

Go watch Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Star Lord Bros.

Another Guardians of the Galaxy reference, combined with the two most famous Italian plumbers in the world. 

Bender’s Game

Bender, one of the most obnoxious robots in the history of television, and the Ender’s Game book, which turned out to be a slightly crappy film.

Tis Nothing but a Scratch

Combining Darth Vader and Monty Python is a wonderful idea.

Peppa Potts

A combination of the delightful Peppa Pig and the Iron Man duo of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts.

These works and a lot more can be found on his Deviantart page.

For a bit more on awesome T-Shirt ideas, check out these 14 brilliant ones with Star Wars themes or these 21 T’s inspired by books.

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15 Best Quotes From ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ http://walyou.com/best-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-quotes/ http://walyou.com/best-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-quotes/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:33 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179439

While the filming of the fifth Game of Thrones season continues, someone is also working on the sixth book, although he’s taking an awfully long time doing so.

George R.R. Martin has created one heck of an epic Fantasy saga, and just like any other memorable series, the number of quotes that linger on forever make a great job of defining i just how good it is.

If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die. (Ned Stark)

Art by Brokensicario

You know nothing, Jon Snow (Ygritte)

Art by hodryronja

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. (Jojen Reed)

Art by skansen

Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. (Tyrion Lannister)


Art by fresco-child

Egg, I dreamed that I was old. (Aemon Targaryen)

Art by zippo514

Sing, little bird. Sing for your little life. (Sandor Clegane)

Art by kyla79

Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died. (Jorah Mormont)

Art by freestarisis

In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining. (Brienne of Tarth)

Art by Enife

There are no men like me. There’s only me. (Jaime Lannister)

Art by Noiry

A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid. (Tyrion Lannister)


Art by frogbillgo

Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. (Syrio & Arya Stark)

Art by NewMilky

On the Wall, a man gets only what he earns. You’re no ranger, Jon, only a green boy with the smell of summer still on you. (Benjen Stark)

Art by tamiart

There are old sellswords and bold sellswords but there are no old, bold sellswords. (Brown Ben Plumm)

Art by Pojypojy

Wear it quietly, or I’ll honour you again. (Robert Baratheon)


Art by DubuGomdori

Don’t make me rue the day I raped your mother. (Roose Bolton)


Art by dejan-delic

For a bit more on epic quotes, check out this list of 15 quotes every geek should know, or focus on Star Wars and it’s top 11.

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12 Artworks Inspired by Stanley Kubrick Films http://walyou.com/stanley-kubrick-films-fan-art/ http://walyou.com/stanley-kubrick-films-fan-art/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:00:12 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179367

One of the most creative and inspiring film makers of the last 50 years, Stanley Kubrick, known for such films as Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Lolita and Dr. Strangelove among others, also inspired some incredible works of art.

At the Spoke Gallery in San Francisco there’s an excellent exhibition called ‘Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute’ with over 60 artists giving their interpretations to their favorite characters, scenes and concepts from his films.

Come Play With us, Stanley by Dave MacDowell

The Shining by Van Orton Design

All Work no Play by Epyon5

Death of the Author by Tim Doyle

Born to Film by Guillaume Morellec


Born to Kill by Anarkitty

Not so bad by Ivonna Buenrostro

A Clockwork Orange by Eiko Ojala

Stop Dave by Sam Ho

2001: A Space Odyssey by Tracie Ching

We Were Afraid of a Doomsday Gap by Sam Gilbey

Lolita by Bartosz Kosowoski


For a bit more on awesome stuff about Kubrick, check out this Pictogram of movie posters.


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Incredible Concept Art From Thor: The Dark World & X-Men: Days of Future Past http://walyou.com/thor-the-dark-world-x-men-days-of-future-past-art/ http://walyou.com/thor-the-dark-world-x-men-days-of-future-past-art/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:17 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179314

Concept art is often the visual basis for plenty of the comic book films you see each summer, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and Thor: The Dark World, with the work of Jonny McCoy making it look quite brilliant.

McCoy released a lot of the work he did on both movies (he also did some of the concept art on Edge of Tomorrow) through his website, where there’s more of his work to be scene, on this movies and other projects.

Thor: The Dark World

For the second installment in the Thor film series, McCoy did a brilliant work on creating a beautiful Asgard.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

For X-Men, his designs focused on how the unbeatable Sentinels will look like.

 Via: i09 & Katharine Trendacosta

For more concept art you’d like to check out, here are some brilliant artworks that were the basis of some visuals on classic Disney films.

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