Roundup #4: You had me at someone who cooked a chicken by slapping it

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Some sale prices from Arlo and Huawei just in case you happening to be looking their way. And a new rose gold G-Shock for a dose of classic vibes. Meanwhile, EVO will be back this year but it’s different this time, and lastly here’s a really different way of getting your food cooked: slapping it till it’s done.

OG G-Shock goes rose gold

Casio GMW-B5000GD-4DR in rose gold
Casio GMW-B5000GD-4DR in rose gold. Image: Casio

GMW-B5000GD-4DR carries on the proud tradition of the original square face DW-5000C. It features a rose gold vapour deposition coating (PVD) for durable, solid, metallic texture. The solar-powered watch also receives radio wave reception up to six times a day to keep time accurate and Bluetooth connectivity if you want to make adjustments via the app.

Arlo there, Arlo has a sale ya know

Arlo Family of cameras
Arlo Family of cameras. Image: Arlo

Discounts galore as Arlo Singapore is slashing prices for the upcoming Lazada 9 birthday campaign on 27 March and Challenger/Hachi.tech’s ValueClub Show which runs to the end of March. You can find them at the Shopee flagship store and major retailers including Harvey Norman and Gain City as well but the offers if any might be different.

  • Pro 3 4-Cam Kit $1,299 (U.P. $1,599)
  • Pro 2 3-Cam Kit $1,049 (U.P. $1,249)
  • Pro 3 2-Cam Kit $799 (U.P. $899)
  • Pro 3 Add-on Camera $369 (U.P. $399)
  • Ultra 3-Cam Kit $1299 (U.P. $1599)
  • Ultra 2-Cam Kit $999 (U.P. $1199)
  • Pro 2 4-Cam Kit $949 (U.P. $1069)
  • Pro 2 2-Cam Kit + Add-on Camera $749 (U.P. $838)
  • Pro 2 2-Cam Kit $499 (U.P. $599)
  • Pro 2 2-Cam Kit (Hachi.tech ValueClub Show Exclusive) $399 (U.P. $599)
  • Essential Spotlight Camera $199 (U.P. $239)
  • Wired Video Doorbell $259 (U.P. $279)

EVO evolves into an online competition and Sony entity

The Evolution Championship Series or EVO is one of the biggest fighting games event on the esports calendar and now it has been acquired by Sony and RTS (a venture of Endeavor esports). Co-founders Tony and Tom Cannon will continue to be involved as key advisors.

The event itself will be returning this year as EVO Online from August 6-8 and August 13-15. Entry to the open competition will be free and games include Tekken 7, Capcom’s Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Warner Bros. Games’ Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate**, and Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear™ -Strive-. The online qualifiers will be live-streamed and more details on the competition will be shared soon on evo.gg .

Other stuff and our hero of the week

Huawei Watch Fit
Huawei Watch Fit. Image: Huawei

<strong>Huawei Watch Fit</strong> will be $20 cheaper for the rest of March at $128, so if you were teetering, this might be the right impetus. Apple has already allocated $2.8 billion of its planned $4.7 billion Green Bond spend to hit its net-zero climate impact by 2030. Just saying, how about spending a little more so we can have our chargers, please?

Finally, let’s give a hand to Louis Weisz who cooked a steak and a chicken by slapping them. Yes, they probably taste like crap, but no, it wasn’t a total waste of time – just eight hours of hardcore slapping for an anecdote you can use for a lifetime is a pretty good return, lending credence to my belief that anything that is worth doing is worth overdoing.

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