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App Review: Sleep Orbit

Hello everybody! So today, I'll be talking about an app I recently downloaded on the App Store called 'Sleep Orbit', and according to the developers, it's a 'unique 3D sound concept' that'll help you relax and/or sleep through layered sounds. 

I recorded a short review video for you, so you can really experience the sounds before you download the app. (Earphones recommended!)

Helpful links/ASMR sources:

App Download for iOS | Android

The ASMR 101 article

 

There you go, I hope you guys will want to download the app and try it out for yourself. I'll update if I ever decide to go Pro with the app. 'Til then, I'll be confined to my little orbits of ASMR goodness. 

Quickdraw With Google

I love games, and if my Steam library is not an indication of that, I don't know what is. Of course, I don't limit myself to just PC/Mac games, but for this post, I'd like to show you a game similar to "Draw My Thing", if you're familiar with it. Instead of humans guessing your drawing from the other side of the globe, it's Google's AI. Introducing, Quickdraw.

So what does it do? To play the game, you must draw the object given in under 20 seconds. As you draw, Google's AI continuously spews out words to guess the object. There's 6 drawings per set, and after each set, you can see which items the AI wasn't able to guess and why.

Last week, the game told me to draw something impossible. Right after giving me the object to draw, it crashed, making me think that it was an error and the system had never intended to give me that task. 

Like, how the hell am I supposed to draw the friggin' Mona Lisa in under 20 seconds?! Holy cow. Even my workmates found this funny. I haven't come across this ever since that first time, and I'm really curious about how people went ahead with this. If this was part of the system, how did it determine if the drawing was The Mona? 

 

So yeah, if you have time to check it out, I suggest you contribute to this little AI study Google is conducting and help technology get a better grasp at intuition and logic. :)

2 Free Mobile Games You Should Download Right Now

Design and Experience. A great combination of the two results in an amazing game, app, software, gadget - you name it. During the whole of this month, I've been exploring the App Store in the hopes that I'd find a game worthy to fill the remaining memory of my iPad, a game I wouldn't delete after a few days 'cause I got bored with it.

I think I've found them. Two beautifully made games worthy of both your memory and your time (and money, if you're uncomfortable with even-numbered options). I hope you're ready, 'cause I still haven't gotten over these two. 

 

PinOut 

Pinout is a modern remake of the classic Pinball game, made even better with a hip soundtrack and amazing colors. It's got awesome sound effects, really cool levels, and is overall a very nice game. The game is playable on all levels under the free tier, but if you want to continue from a certain level, you'll need to buy the app for Php150, and that unlocks the "start from wherever" feature. 

Since downloading the game, playing it on the free mode, then purchasing the app, I've become addicted. I love the colors, I always look forward to the soundtrack of each level, and I just have tons of fun. I play it when I'm bored or have time to spare before a meeting at work, and that usually puts me in a good mood for a while.

 

Dancing Line

Music is life (or part of it), and if you're a fellow music lover, this app will make you happy. It's based on tempo and the beat of the song, so you have to listen very carefully to each track (headphones are highly recommended). It's very clean, simple, beautiful, and calming. The first time I downloaded it, I spent hours trying to finish everything, to no success. The game gives you 15 cubes to use for each time you play (or attempt) a track. It automatically regenerates after a few minutes so you don't have to buy more cubes.

If you're me, however, and want to finish everything now and just like hoarding blocks, you can purchase them within the game. If I remember correctly, it's Php 49 for 50 cubes, and Php 149 for a 24-hour, unlimited play-time. This purchase is optional though, so you'll still get to experience the full game for free. It's definitely worth a go.

 

Any apps you've discovered recently that you like? Let me know in the comments so I can check them out too! :)