Light Start – iPhone camera lenses debut, He-Man will be He-Back, Elon Musk wants to nuke Mars, and some funky new Dualshock colours


Up your smartphone photography game with Apple’s new lens attachments

Unlike other smartphone makers, Apple won’t put all its apples in one basket when it comes to photography. The company has released a range of professional-grade camera lens attachments for the iPhone. It’s only available in the US right now, but we’re sure you can sort out an import if you’re really keen. The three new lenses are made by Moment, one of Apple’s long-time partners. Just keep in mind that you’d need a Moment iPhone case if you’re planning on acquiring the lenses. Compatibility and all that. In the range, you’ll find a 58mm telephoto lens that supports up to 2x optical zoom, an 18mm wide-angle lens and a 1.33x anamorphic lens — which imitates a lens on a video camera by capturing lens flare and letterboxing video.

Source: Tech Radar

Netflix will bring back He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, written by Kevin Smith

That’s not a phrase we thought we’d say in 2019, but it looks like Netflix plans to bring back the almighty He-Man. The ‘new’ series will be called Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and showrunner Kevin Smith wants to focus on filling in unresolved storylines from the original. Kevin Smith is a filmmaker, Silent Bob, and renowned geek who will likely knock out some brilliant nostalgia and new storylines for the new generation. Still, we expect a bunch of 30-year-olds at the ready when this series hits Netflix. We don’t know much more about the upcoming He-Man, but hope to see some familiar faces. Except Skeletor. We’ll be quite happy not seeing his face again. 

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Elon Musk wants to nuke Mars

We are just going to preface this by saying that we’re pretty sure Elon Musk can do whatever the hell he wants. But there are some boundaries — like wiping whole planets out of existence. In a tweet, the founder of SpaceX simply said “Nuke Mars” last week, followed by “T-shirt soon” (just go read the thread — it’s bonkers). And, being Elon Musk, he already knows exactly how to execute this stunt already. In 2015, he went on the Late Show and detailed how he would nuke Mars. He would drop thermonuclear weapons  on the poles, which should (in theory) speed up terraformation and eventually make the planet habitable for humans. The best way to make the planet habitable for colonists is to unleash as much greenhouse gas as possible to warm the planet. “The fast way is to drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles,” he said on the show. We guess you could say we’re 100% behind Elon, whether he decides to blow up planets, commercialise flamethrowers or drill large holes beneath California. This dude knows what’s up. 

Source: Cnet

Sony announces four new Dualshock 4 controller colours

Although PlayStation already has a whole host of colour variants for its Dualshock controllers, it hasn’t stopped the company from announcing four more. Sony’s DualShock 4 controllers now also come in: Electric Purple, Titanium Blue, Rose Gold, and Red Camouflage. Three of the controllers (all bar the bright red camo variant) are super subtle and soft, with the signature two-tone design present. We absolutely heart the Rose Gold variant. We need it in our lives rn. The Electric Purple model, in particular, got some extra flair in the form of all-white icons for the face buttons in place of Sony’s iconic red/green/pink/blue colours. You know what? We’ll take one of those too. At this point in time, we don’t know when these will make it to SA, but we’ll let you know once we do know. Because we’re good friends. 

Source: PlayStation US Blog


About Author

Digital Editor at Stuff. Nevermind the fancy title, I like writing about things that are cool. Like games, gadgets and sometimes even software. Depending on how cool it is.

Leave A Reply