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What is TWICE’s GadgetMatch?

Yes, the K-Pop girl group

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It’s day who-knows-what of quarantine now and everyone’s doing whatever they can to stay sane. While other people are binge-watching on Netflix, reading books, listening to podcasts, or learning new things, I have been going through TWICE content.

Just recently, they posted a video of the group’s resident gamer Mina playing Minecraft on what appeared to be an HP Omen 15 gaming laptop. This, along with a conversation with our gaming writer Gab, prompted me to write this article.

Let this also serve as an answer to one of our Twitter follower’s question:

One more thing before we dive in. This exercise is truly just for fun. If I get any information wrong, feel free to nicely point it out to me. We’re doing this list by age so that’s NaJeongMoSaJiMiDaChaeTzu. Let’s go!

NAYEON 

Nayeon’s GadgetMatch: 
Panasonic’s Micro-Foaming Cleansing Device

We’ve seen Nayeon go on VLIVE (a popular video live streaming service for K-Pop idols) several times talking about how she feels lazy removing her makeup. Well, guess what, here’s something that can help.

Not only is the Panasonic Micro-Foaming Cleansing Device great for makeup removal, it’s also gentle on the skin and provides some deep cleaning. It’s a device that’s highly recommended for people who wear makeup and would like to make sure they thoroughly (but gently) clean their face at night.

JEONGYEON

Jeongyeon’s GadgetMatch: 
Dyson V11 (Vacuum cleaner) 

TWICE has talked about how Jeongyeon has been the member who’s in charge of cleaning. In one variety show, Jihyo — the group’s leader — even pointed out how Jeongyeon would vacuum especially when she has a lot on her mind. She also mentioned that they had a huge vacuum so perhaps it’s time to upgrade!

The Dyson V11 is a smart and powerful cordless vacuum. It has three different cleaning modes as well as switchable nozzles depending on what surface or area you intend to clean. It even has an LCD screen that shows information like power mode and filter maintenance reminders. It’s a must-have for someone like Jeongyeon who likes to tidy up.

MOMO 

Momo’s GadgetMatch:
MacBook Pro 16”

Best girl, best dancer, and best Japanese woman ever Momo Hirai is emerging as also the group’s best vlogger. In 2019 she once went on VLIVE for over seven hours non-stop. She also documented and has released several episodes of her trip to Hawaii with soulmate fellow Japanese member, Sana. Previously, she also had a series with another member — who is also best girl — Chaeyoung called MoChaeng TV.

You know, Momo has a knack for vlogging. She previously talked about editing some of these clips only on her phone. However, imagine if she had a full video editing suite at her disposal? That’s where the MacBook Pro 16” comes in. It’s a powerful notebook and already comes with iMovie. She can also opt to go the pro route and get Final Cut Pro — an app I am more than willing to teach her how to use.

SANA

Sana’s GadgetMatch:
InvisaWear smart jewelry 

Sana and gadgets don’t exactly match do they? She held onto a red iPhone for the longest time until it broke, and of course there’s that laptop that she had trouble with. So for our miss “shy, shy, shy,” I’m picking the InvisaWear smart jewelry.

These are essentially easy-to-reach panic button accessories. Not that we hope she’ll need them but when paired with the app, it’ll send an SOS message to five contacts which will include your GPS location. There are also a few designs to choose from that could match both Sana’s cutie and sexy sides.

JIHYO

Jihyo’s GadgetMatch:
Fitbit Versa 2

As the leader of the group, Jihyo might be the member who has to balance so many things the most. She’s also been shown to be really into fitness especially over the last two years.

What better gadget to pair with her than a fitness wearable — the FitBit Versa 2. Other than putting a lot of focus on fitness, it’s also stylish, has apps like Spotify so you can listen to music while working out, and tracks other things like sleep and heart rate.

MINA

Mina’s GadgetMatch:
Alienware UFO 

Resident gamer Mina seems like she probably already has all the possible gaming things she needs for their kind of lifestyle that has them travelling a lot. So it was tough trying to figure out what to match her with.

Enter the Alienware UFO. It’s only a concept for now, but what it is essentially is like a Nintendo Switch but for PC games. We’re not sure if it’s coming out anytime soon but it certainly matches Mina in so many ways. Not only is she a gamer, the Alienware brand kind of also matches her out-of-this-world visuals.

DAHYUN

Dahyun’s GadgetMatch:
Huawei X Gentle Monster Smart Alio-C1

I have to admit, I don’t know much about Dahyun other than that she’s probably the goofiest member and that she has this uncanny ability to spot cameras wherever they may be. I also know she wears glasses so I’m just gonna go with that.

The Huawei X Gentle Monster collaboration blends together fashion and tech. The smart eyewear can play music and be linked to a virtual assistant. The lenses can also be changed to prescription ones so Dahyun can still look stylish even with these on.

CHAEYOUNG

Chaeyoung’s GadgetMatch:
iPad Pro 2020

Aside from being the main rapper, Chaeyoung is also known to be the member who has participated the most in lyric-writing for their songs. She’s also one hell of an artist, even designing a version of their album covers and some of the group’s merch. She’s creative in every sense of the word.

What better device to help this Strawberry Princess (she’s very fond of strawberries, thus the nickname) unleash all her creativity than with an iPad Pro 2020. It’s a device built for creatives. She can do her sketches, write lyrics, and she can even use it to record a demo version of songs she’s written. Can’t think of a more perfect pairing.

TZUYU

Tzuyu’s GadgetMatch:
PetCube Bites

Every Tzuyu stan knows how fond she is of dogs but no one will come close to Gucci. The cute little Pomeranian has been with her since pre-debut days but because of work, they haven’t been together as much.

PetCube Bites will let Tzuyu check on Gucci even from a distance. The camera records and sends the footage to a cloud, making sure she won’t miss anything. It will also let her throw treats for and talk to Gucci.

Visuals by Marcus Jucutan


Do you agree with our picks? Which TWICE member is your bias and what do you think is Her GadgetMatch? 😉

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Cyberpunk 2077 soars to 1M daily players after Edgerunners

The RPG gets a major milestone

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Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Following the release of its much-anticipated Edgerunners update and Netflix anime, Cyberpunk 2077 has reached a major milestone.

CD Projekt Red’s single-player, open-world sci-fi RPG has reached one million daily players (new and returning) ever since the patch was made available earlier in the month.

The Netflix anime, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners also debuted last September 13, further elevating the game’s popularity to new heights, so much so that is has become a Steam top seller yet again.

This achievement makes up for the game’s disastrous release in late 2020, when technical issues, particularly bugs, hounded its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

Enhanced for Next-Gen consoles

The Edgerunners update enhanced the game for Next-Gen consoles. It also gave players an opportunity to access in-game goodies inspired by the anime series such as new wardrobe and fresh weapons, as well as a host of new features and content to dig into.

Set in the futuristic Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 revolves around its protagonist V, a mercenary outlaw who needs to secure a one-of-a-kind implant — the Relic — which is the key to immortality.

In exploring the vast city controlled by corporations and highlighted by gang wars, players must customize their character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle to overcome every obstacle they encounter.

SEE ALSO: Cyberpunk 2077 PC review: Looks can be deceiving

 

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Genshin Impact gets anime series

Version 3.1 also out soon

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Genshin Impact anime

Genshin Impact is getting its own anime series! And HoYoverse has tapped no less than Japanese animation studio Ufotable, which created the likes of “Demon Slayer”, to be its partner for this endeavor.

It is naturally starred by main characters Lumine and Aether – who both look amazing in an animated version.

Not only that, they are together in the trailer. It is a scene that doesn’t usually happen in the game as the twins search for each other in the game’s premise.

Watch the trailer here:

Genshin Impact Version 3.1 update out soon

Meanwhile, Genshin Impact’s Version 3.1 update, “King Deshret and the Three Magi” will be out on September 28.

More details have been unveiled, including the main area which is the desert of Sumeru. It’s a stark contrast to the usual tropical rainforest. At the heart of this desert stands the Mausoleum of King Deshret, dungeons full of puzzles, mechanisms, and robotic guardians.

The Aaru Village will also be found in the desert. It’s a settlement for the desert people, and as players explore the area more, more quests will unfold.

Three Sumeru characters, two boss enemies

Three Sumeru characters will be playable as allies in the teams: Nilou (five-star Hydro), Cyno (five-star Electro polearm wielder), and Candace.

Candace is the newest character among the three. She is a half-blood descendant of King Deshret himself and will debut as a guardian of the Desertfolk and village.

Two new boss enemies will likewise make their appearance: Semi-Perpetual Control Matrix, the leader of mechanics guarding the Mausoleum of King Deshret, and Aeonblight Drake who will challenge players in the rainforest. 

Mondstadt Festival Weinlesefest

Far from the desert, on the other hand, players will have the opportunity to reunite with friends in the Mondstadt via the annual Weinlesefest and help Razor uncover more about his past.

The Weinlesefest features a limited-time seasonal event and four mini-game. Players can redeem various rewards which includes a four-star weapon, the Missive Windspear.

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WhatsApp is releasing a film starring Giannis Antetokounmpo

Releasing on September 21

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Everyone is getting into content creation these days. Formerly a realm exclusive to those experienced in creating them, the world of content has opened its arms to companies like Apple and Amazon. Meta is slowly joining the party with the first short film from its messaging platform WhatsApp. Presented through a short trailer, WhatsApp has announced its first film featuring NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The short film, title Naija Odyssey, sees the Greek basketball superstar return to his roots in Greece. While it doesn’t reveal much, the trailer reveals hints of a combination between a travelogue and a narrated memoir.

Though it seems like a strange partnership, WhatsApp and Antetokounmpo have a history together. Back in February, the messaging platform announced the star as its first global spokesperson. It’s a good choice for WhatsApp, who leverages on the star’s endearing rise from local Greek hoopster to NBA champion. The upcoming short film will likewise leverage on his success.

Notably, however, Naija Odyssey is not the beginning of WhatsApp Films (or whatever a hypothetical studio might be called). Instead, it’s branded content designed to promote the platform as a way to cross geographical barriers.

Also, the film isn’t the world’s first taste of the Antetokounmpo story. The star already has a biopic film about his life on Disney+ called Rise.

Complementing that film, the 12-minute Naija Odyssey will premiere on September 21 through WhatsApp’s social media platforms, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video.

SEE ALSO: WhatsApp has added a new shopping feature

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