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Someone Turned the Legend of Zeldas Master Sword Into a Fire Extinguisher

first_img The Legend of Zelda’s Master Sword has a million uses, apparently. It can measure the strength of would-be heroes, cleave through enemies, and apparently be used as a fire extinguisher. Who would have thought?Okay, so this isn’t technically the Master Sword, but there’s a fire extinguisher in Japan sitting right in front of an enormous Triforce, apparently being guarded until the right person comes over to pull it from its resting place and put it to use. I don’t know about you, but I’d be a little apprehensive pulling this thing from its resting place, especially if I don’t actually have a Triforce on my body or anything marking me as capable. This is seriously business, you know.Twitter denizens like @asadoor have posted several comments about the area, which isn’t surprising when you happen upon an enormous triforce near a fire extinguisher like this one. That’s where the find came from in the first place, an eagle-eyed Twitter user.選ばれしものしか使えない消化器 pic.twitter.com/ZeNB4uRlPZ— 朝扉 開太郎 (@asadoor) May 14, 2017The awesome-looking Zelda Master Sword extinguisher is located in the East Hall of the Tokyo Big Sight convention center where Comiket is typically held, and this is likely just a tongue-in-cheek reference to all the gaming, manga and anime goodness that take place there. In fact, gamers who have visited in the past have a name for it: The Big Sight Triforce.It’s not actually even an official place in the facility, and isn’t recognized as such, but if you’re ever in the area make sure you check out this Triforce destined for heroes, especially if you’re interested in taking a photo with, well, a fire extinguisher. With Zelda’s soaring popularity over the past year, especially with the advent of the Nintendo Switch’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll want to soak up any Zelda memory you can while it’s out there. Rhythm Game Spin-Offs We Want After ‘Cadence of Hyrule’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Apple to Boost Music Services With Shazam Acquisition

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Apple will acquire music and image recognition app Shazam.Cupertino this week confirmed the news to TechCrunch via the following (unusually verbose) statement:“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it’s used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms.“Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”Financial terms of the deal, reportedly in the works for about five months, were not disclosed; unnamed TechCrunch sources place it in the ballpark of $400 million.Founded in 1999, Shazam initially launched in 2002 in the UK, where the program was known as “2580”—the shortcode customers dialed to have music recognized. The phone automatically hung up after 30 seconds, then texted a song title and artist name to the user.Following its debut as a free smartphone app in 2008, the music-matching service took off; by the autumn of 2014, Shazam exceeded 20 billion tags and 100 million monthly active mobile users.Over the years, the company added new features, like integration with Apple’s Siri, as well as Spotify and Snapchat—both reportedly in talks to acquire the company before Cupertino swooped in.“We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple,” a spokesman told Geek in an emailed statement. “Shazam is one of the highest-rated apps in the world and loved by hundreds of millions of users and we can’t imagine a better home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and delivering magic for our users.”Apple did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.center_img iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week last_img read more

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