First-ever Star Wars virtual run re-scheduled to June 15

Open to runners in Southeast Asia



Update as of May 1, 2020: In light of the current COVID-19 situation and in line with additional precautionary measures implemented by governments around Southeast Asia, the STAR WARS Virtual Run 2020 has been rescheduled to begin on June 15 instead of 4 May. Participants will now clock-in their distances between June 15 – 30 September 30, 2020.

All participants who have registered for the STAR WARS Virtual Run 2020 will be notified via their email address used during registration, and slots will remain valid during the rescheduled dates. Details on the shift in dates can also be found on the STAR WARS Virtual Run website and MOVE by LIV3LY app newsfeed. Individuals who have an queries can reach out to the organisers via email.

This article was first published on February 21, 2020.

If you bought any of the Star Wars running sneakers that came out in late 2019, this is the perfect time to put them to use and “Run with The Force” with Southeast Asia’s first-ever Star Wars virtual run.

The run is happening on Star Wars day, May 4 — a date derived from the iconic phrase “May the Force Be With You.” Registration is now open and interested participants can clock-in their run distance. Upon registration, you will be prompted to choose either the light side or the dark side. Runners may run on treadmills or any running path they choose.

This run is made possible in collaboration with Social Fitness app LIV3LY. The Star Wars Virtual Run is open to runners from the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Runners may opt to run solo in the 5.4km (Individual) or pair up with a friend in the 40km (Individual or Group of Two) where the distances can be completed all at once or over a period of time.

The distance needs to be completed by September 30, 2020 in order to be eligible for the Finisher Trophies. Finishers of the 40km distance will receive an additional The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Trophy.

Registration can be done through the MOVE by LIV3LY app. Participants will have to activate the MOVE Run Tracker in the app before they are able record their distances.

Limited edition merchandise will also be available for purchase through the app including a Star Wars Pass Holder and a Mobile Phone Stand. The merchandise on sale will be exclusive to Southeast Asia and available in limited quantity only. The Finisher Trophy and any purchased merchandise will be sent to the registered address of the participants upon completion and verification by LIV3LY


Usher to headline Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show in 2024

Apple Music releases mini series



Usher, Apple Music Super Bowl

R&B king Usher will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show in February next year. Coincidentally, 2024 will also be 20th anniversary of the release of Usher’s hit studio album Confessions.

To celebrate the news and commemorate the album at the same time, Apple Music has released a series of short videos which includes snippets of the iconic music video of the song Confessions, as well as where a young Usher receives a life-changing phone call.

The identity of the caller has never been revealed in the original music video, a mystery that has been confusing fans up to this day.

Finally, after two decades, Apple Music will show who the singer is talking with on the other end of the line.

The mini-series includes Kim Kardashian, Coach Prime, Odell Beckham Jr. and Marshawn Lynch. Usher also talks about starring for the halftime show next year in an Apple Music 1 interview live from Paris.

The 58th Super Bowl will take place on February 11, 2024 at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.

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Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine is a versatile vacuum

All-in-one wet-and-dry cordless vacuum cleaner



Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine

Dyson continues to impress with their slew of smart appliance products. Joining the portfolio is the all-in-one wet-and-dry cordless vacuum cleaner Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine. It has multifunctional and versatile cleaning solutions to remove dust, spills and stains, all-in-one machine.

Dyson Submarine wet roller head

The Dyson Submarine wet roller head has been precision engineered to deliver the right amount of water to effectively remove spills, tough stains, and small dry debris such as food crumbs.

It uses a combination of hydration, absorption and extraction technologies. It delivers a clean finish to hard floors without over saturating. Eight water jets, evenly spaced along the roller, release precisely 18ml water in every minute to wash floors evenly without leaving excess wetness.


The motor-driven microfibre roller removes spills, tough stains and debris. Meanwhile, a durable plate extracts contaminated water from the wet roller and deposits it into a separate waste-water tray for easy emptying.

The 300ml clean water tank covers flooring up to 110m2. A slightly larger 360ml dirty water tank ensures no dirt or debris is transferred back onto the floor. The roller remains saturated with clean water from start to finish.

The Dyson Submarine is designed for effortless maneuvering underneath furniture. This ensured edge to edge cleaning all while the wet roller head picks up debris and spills even in traditionally hard to reach areas.

Optic Fluffy cleaner head

Light that dust up. This illuminating tech will reveal invisible dust and show owners the microscopic particles you can’t normally see on your floor. A blade of light is projected to illuminate particles on floors. The tech was developed on 2021.

Acoustic Dust Sensing

This tech provides reassurance that you have deep cleaned. An LCD screen shows the size and number of particles. It displays real-time scientific proof of a deep clean by counting and measuring microscopic dust particles with a piezo sensor. The sensor automatically increases suction power across different floor types and dust amounts.

Suction Power

Dyson’s Hyperdymium motor delivers 150 air watts of powerful suction. After vacuuming and once the Dyson Submarine wet roller head is attached, power is automatically diverted from the Hyperdymium motor, so there is no vacuum suction. This prevents water from entering the motor and ensures contaminated water and debris is collected in the tray inside the wet roller head.


Dyson’s HEPA filtration system captures 99.99% of particles as small as 0.1 microns, to expel cleaner air. The cyclone technology is efficient at separating dust and dirt from floors and surfaces. Whole machine sealing means this isn’t leaked back into your homes.

Hair Screw Tool

The Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine also comes with Dyson’s motor-driven Hair Screw tool to pick up long hair and pet hair with ease. It’s designed to prevent wrapping of hair around the brush bar, the conical brush and angled bristles enable hair to “migrate” down the brush bar easily, sliding off the tip and into the bin.

But it’s not just for those long pieces of debris in your home, The Hair Screw tool has been engineered for deep cleaning. It removes dust from areas where it’s usually invisible, like your mattress or sofa.

Price and availability

The Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine cordless vacuum cleaner is available at Dyson Demo Stores across the Philippines at at the recommended retail price of PhP 58,900.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom first trailer revealed

Black Manta is stronger than ever



The trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the much-anticipated sequel to Aquaman, has finally been revealed.

Watch the trailer.

The 15th and final installment of the DCEU before the so-called “soft reboot” will hit cinemas starting December 20.

The film stars Jason Momoa as the titular superhero, along with Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman.

James Wan returns as the movie’s director, who is hoping to impress the audience with a successful follow-up to DC film’s highest-grossing title of all time.

In the trailer, Momoa’s character is introduced as both the King of Atlantis and a family man who juggles his responsibilities as both a father and the ruler of his kingdom.

Black Manta, played by Mateen II, returns with an even more formidable version of himself as he wields the power of the mythic Black Trident.

In order to defeat him, Aquaman must team up with his imprisoned brother Orm. In the first movie, it can be recalled that Orm had wanted to become the Ocean Master, but later surrendered that ambition to let Aquaman rule Atlantis.

Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family and the world from irreversible destruction. 

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