(UPDATE 2003hrs 12062010) Tune Talk has just uploaded of Jason’s jump here.
No, it’s not a suicide attempt but apparently Jason Lo, the CEO of Tune Talk lost a World Cup bet.
He bet that if South Africa didn’t win by three goals he will jump out of a helicopter – with a parachute of course. By now, you would’ve already known that the Bafana Bafana were out of luck, ending their opening game with a draw with the Mexicans.
Lo lost the bet and made the jump today.
What surprised us was the fact the he didn’t do a tandem jump but instead did a solo. Usually, first time jumpers are tied to their instructors in what is called a tandem jump. So for Jason to do his first jump solo is a big deal.
Now we’re wondering if he’s a veteran jumper. If he is then, the bet is off because it’d be a piece of cake for him.
Are you a veteran jumper Jason?
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is now underway. Although we’ve witness pretty entertaining first matches, we’re not seeing a festival of goals just yet, with two matches producing just two goals.
Here’s hoping will build up as the tournament unfolds.
Ok, so that’s that about the World Cup. We’re pretty sure that many of you would have already tried out the Astro b.Player on your iPhones to catch the first World Cup games live last night.
As far as we can decipher, the b.Player streams live content to your iPhone, so that means you need to have a data subscription to enjoy the privilege. But how much data does it take for you to watch a full 90 min game on the b.Player?
As you know, Maxis offers what it calls an “unlimited” mobile broadband plan. But there’s a catch, you’re allowed full speed (of whatever speed you can get off the network) up to 3GB (total upload and download) after that your speed is throttled until the next billing cycle.
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After seeing iPhones and iPads being broken, beaten and blended, how about an Android for a change? A forummer Roman G from Android Forums puts his HTC EVO 4G to the test with various torture test on its large screen.
According to Roman, he was going to return the device to Sprint for replacement as there’s a defect with his unit. Towards the end of the video, you’ll see that the screen pops up when pressure is applied on the sides. Since he’s getting a replacement, he figured why not conduct such “experiment” before it goes back to Sprint.
Video after the jump
In-conjunction with the current football fever, Maxis is running “The Biggest Fan” contest that gives away 10 pairs of trips to see Lionel Messi in Barcelona or Frank Lampard in London.
Participation is simple, simply submit a photo or a video and notify Maxis about it. You can use any media sharing site such as Flikr, Photobucket, youtube but make sure your title starts with “The Maxis Biggest Fan Audition – …” followed by your own title.
The contest is open to both Maxis and Hotlink prepaid customers and submission ends on 12th July 2010.
For more details, head on to the contest site here.