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YouTuber converts hoverboard into flying cloud from Dragon Ball

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“Hoverboards” have been under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons lately, suffering from tons of bad publicity due to spontaneous combustions, travel bans and the like.

But that hasn’t stopped Cosplaying YouTuber Yes Ranger from giving the infamous rideable a fun and entertaining twist.

Dressing himself up as Son Goku – the lead character of popular anime franchise Dragon Ball, Yes Ranger disguised his “hoverboard” as Goku’s companion – the Nimbus Cloud (or Kinton/Kinto’un cloud).

The cosplayer went around Taipei on the ‘nimbus cloud hoverboard’.

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And had this ridiculously good-looking slow mo as birds flew away while he made his way around a temple.

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He drew stares and smiles from curious bystanders.

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And had very amused kids run with him at a park.

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This isn’t the first time a stunt like this was pulled. Pranking couple PrankvsPrank made a video of Aladdin going around New York City while on his ‘magic carpet’ and drew similar reactions.

In a separate video, Yes Ranger explained how PrankvsPrank pulled off the ‘magic carpet’ stunt and also showed how he made his ‘nimbus cloud hover board’.

This Dragon Ball nimbus cloud hover board idea was a lot of fun and definitely super! Goku would be proud.

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Source: 葉式特工 | i09

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Snapdragon’s upcoming chipset beats Kirin 980 and A12 Bionic on AnTuTu Benchmark

The battle of next-gen mobile processors!

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Huawei already unveiled the Kirin 980 processor for the Mate 20 series and Apple has the powerful A12 Bionic chip for their new iPhones. Meanwhile, Samsung just announced its next-gen chip — the Exynos 9820 — which will most likely power the upcoming Galaxy phones. Qualcomm, on the other hand, is still cooking the successor to the popular Snapdragon 845, although a leaked AnTuTu Benchmark result shows that it’ll be ready for primetime soon.

The official name of Qualcomm’s upcoming chipset is yet to be confirmed, although it’s rumored to be called Snapdragon 8150. It’ll not be Snapdragon 850 because that’s already taken, but the Snapdragon 855 moniker is still available.

Moving on to what matters, the soon-to-be-unveiled chipset skyrocketed on AnTuTu Benchmark with a score of 362,292 points. This is an unconfirmed test, but if this is true, Qualcomm will soon have the most powerful processor for smartphones. It beats Kirin 980’s official score of 309,628 and A12 Bionic’s 352,405 points.

Again, nothing is certain about the leaked score which came from Weibo. We’ll just have to wait for Qualcomm to officially announce the chip and let users benchmark it on their own. Just in case the numbers are true, Android flagships are in for a treat.

SEE ALSO: Samsung unveils Exynos 9820 chipset based on 8nm LPP FinFET

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OnePlus 6T now comes in a beautiful gradient color

The color we’ve always wanted

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Finally, OnePlus releases a phone color I can get behind!

OnePlus phones have always been known for their performance and great value, but I’ve always found their color choices to be lacking. Black, graphite, red, or white works for a lot of different folks but for those, like me, who want a flashier and prettier option, we are left wanting.

Not anymore.

OnePlus has just announced that we’re getting the OnePlus 6T in a dreamy new shade called Thunder Purple. This particular device has a beautiful black to purple gradient and a shiny curve on its back that moves with the light. So pretty!

Just look at that subtle, stunning color pop

The same color, announced in China last week, will be available in the US and Europe starting today on the OnePlus website. It rocks 8GB of memory with 128GB of storage and retails for US$ 579.

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An iPhone X allegedly exploded after installing iOS 12.1

In Washington, USA

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Goodbyes are always difficult. Some can go graceful; some, however, lash out in weird directions. As the 2018 iPhones go on their successful world tour, the iPhone X tries to get one more stab at the spotlight. However, the headline is far from positive. One might even call it fiery.

Reported in Washington, an iPhone X supposedly exploded in a user’s home. Rahel Mohamad, the user, posted about the incident on Twitter. According to Mohamed, the iPhone was in the process of installing the iOS 12.1 update.

In an interview with Gadgets 360, Mohamed was using and charging the phone normally. Amid installing the recent update, he plugged the phone into Apple’s original charger and cable. (Of note, Redditors have countered that Mohamed used an iPad charger, instead of an iPhone one.) Shortly after, the phone started heating up, spewing out gray smoke. After the update’s completion, it caught fire and exploded.

Since then, Apple has responded to Mohamed’s original tweet. “That’s definitely not expected behavior,” @AppleSupport replied. According to Mohamed, Apple has invited him to mail the destroyed model for an official investigation. The company has not issued an official statement regarding the explosion yet.

Curiously, this isn’t the first Apple explosion this year. Back in January, a Chinese customer bit into an iPhone’s battery, causing it to explode in his face. In August, an iPad exploded inside an Apple store in Amsterdam, injuring several employees.

To Apple’s luck, none of the three incidents has incited enough controversy to turn into another Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster. At the moment, Apple’s explosions are isolated incidents. We can only hope that the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR don’t suffer the same fate.

SEE ALSO: Apple patents a holed iPhone design

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