10 Things You Can Get at 7-Eleven Hawaii

The most convenient shop in Hawaii you may have overlooked is right around the corner. If you’re like me and snack during your commute to work, you’d most likely find yourself picking up a musubi and a can of guava juice (or coffee!) for cheap at 7-Eleven Hawaii.

Since the 90’s 7-Eleven has evolved from providing us with more than your average snacks of chips, taquitos, and pizza rolls that you can get at a gas station quick stop. Now they offer bentos, pho, ramen, premier crafted musubis, and you can even order sushi platters! 7-Eleven is definitely a stop to make while visiting.

Here are 10 things you can only get at a 7-Eleven Hawaii.

  1. 3-Pack Manapua

    Teri Chicken and Char Siu Manapua

    You ever craved 7-Eleven manapuas but just wanted to save them for later? Here you go.

  2. Sushi Rolls

    Deluxe California, Spicy Ahi Dynamite and California Sushi Rolls and Imitation Crab Sushi RollSushi rolls are as common a snack as cheesy taquito rolls. Yes, that California Sushi Roll is labeled incorrectly, but not you know we even have imitation crab sushi rolls.

  3. Loco Moco Bento

    Loco Moco Bento $4.59

    If you’re lucky and live nearby a 7-Eleven you can pick one of these tasty hamburger patties with egg on a bed of white rice smothered in gravy.

  4. Local style breakfast

    Fried rice breakfast – teriyaki spam, scrambled egg, pork link sausage and fried rice.

    You’d definitely want to pick one of these up on your way to work.  

  5. Local flavors

    Hawaiian Sun and Aloha Maid juices.

    Kona Brewing Co.

    The best part of these is that can juice is sold less than a dollar and that you can also buy beer in packs.

  6. Beef Pho

    You don’t even need to add water. Just pop it in the microwave for two minutes and your set.

  7. Ramen

    Ramen $4.89

    Just for a difference of only $.30 cents you can get RAMEN. What?

  8. Slippahz

    Flip-flops, thongs, whatever you call them you can get them branded with Hawaii. Courtesy of Island Crew.

  9. Deluxe Musubis

    7-Eleven upped their variety in musubis and offer Deluxe versions with bacon and egg.

  10. Li Hing Gummy Candies


    If you’re not familiar with Li Hing Mui, it’s a dried plum that’s a combo of sweet, sour, and salty. Interested in it’s full flavor try the seeds.

Didn’t find something you want in our top 10? Don’t worry, we’re sure that you’ll find something that’s just right for you. They also have a variety of instant ramen near the top-notch microwaves.

 

10 Things You Can Get at 7-Eleven Hawaii

The most convenient shop in Hawaii you may have overlooked is right around the corner. If you’re like me and snack during your commute to work, you’d most likely find yourself picking up a musubi and a can of guava juice (or coffee!) for cheap at 7-Eleven Hawaii.

Since the 90’s 7-Eleven has evolved from providing us with more than your average snacks of chips, taquitos, and pizza rolls that you can get at a gas station quick stop. Now they offer bentos, pho, ramen, premier crafted musubis, and you can even order sushi platters! 7-Eleven is definitely a stop to make while visiting.

Here are 10 things you can only get at a 7-Eleven Hawaii.

  1. 3-Pack Manapua

    Teri Chicken and Char Siu Manapua

    You ever craved 7-Eleven manapuas but just wanted to save them for later? Here you go.

  2. Sushi Rolls

    Deluxe California, Spicy Ahi Dynamite and California Sushi Rolls and Imitation Crab Sushi RollSushi rolls are as common a snack as cheesy taquito rolls. Yes, that California Sushi Roll is labeled incorrectly, but not you know we even have imitation crab sushi rolls.

  3. Loco Moco Bento

    Loco Moco Bento $4.59

    If you’re lucky and live nearby a 7-Eleven you can pick one of these tasty hamburger patties with egg on a bed of white rice smothered in gravy.

  4. Local style breakfast

    Fried rice breakfast – teriyaki spam, scrambled egg, pork link sausage and fried rice.

    You’d definitely want to pick one of these up on your way to work.  

  5. Local flavors

    Hawaiian Sun and Aloha Maid juices.

    Kona Brewing Co.

    The best part of these is that can juice is sold less than a dollar and that you can also buy beer in packs.

  6. Beef Pho

    You don’t even need to add water. Just pop it in the microwave for two minutes and your set.

  7. Ramen

    Ramen $4.89

    Just for a difference of only $.30 cents you can get RAMEN. What?

  8. Slippahz

    Flip-flops, thongs, whatever you call them you can get them branded with Hawaii. Courtesy of Island Crew.

  9. Deluxe Musubis

    7-Eleven upped their variety in musubis and offer Deluxe versions with bacon and egg.

  10. Li Hing Gummy Candies


    If you’re not familiar with Li Hing Mui, it’s a dried plum that’s a combo of sweet, sour, and salty. Interested in it’s full flavor try the seeds.

Didn’t find something you want in our top 10? Don’t worry, we’re sure that you’ll find something that’s just right for you. They also have a variety of instant ramen near the top-notch microwaves.

 

Goodbye Net Neutrality

It’s the end of times, kiss net neutrality goodbye! Riddle me this. Can the internet truly be the internet if someone is preventing you from watching someone stream an entire USC fight by pretending to play the game?

In recent news, the FCC and its chairman Ajit Pai announced that they have voted to repeal Obama Era net neutrality rules. Now if you’re anything like me, you may have heard all this buzz about how taking away net neutrality is a terrible thing, but may not necessarily know what that means.

What is Net Neutrality?

To put it simply net neutrality basically gives people the right to freely access information on the internet without any restrictions.

Think phone lines.

The telephone company can’t dictate who or when you can call, much the same way your ISP can’t dictate what content you interact with.

So for example, say a person like Ajit Pai wants to look up some excellent dog photography with adorable captions. Right now he can do that freely, but let’s say that net neutrality is gone – all of a sudden – ISP companies like AT&T or Spectrum can start throttling or block his connection speed to the site because it’s not a part of their network.

Why is Net Neutrality so important?

Net neutrality is important not only to young trolls but it is vital to businesses and organizations as well. As detailed by The Free Press, businesses of all sizes, both profit and essentially non-profit are heavily reliant on an open and free internet.

Small businesses need it in order expand and non-profits need it because they rely on awareness of their programs.  A perfect example would be this website you’re reading this article on, www.metahumanent.com. As a small business, how can we expect to grow or even start our market if the internet that we advertise, promote, and produce content on is suddenly regulated by the internet providers who can prevent readers from accessing our website?

If anything else, non-profit organizations who generally do good work in the world by helping those in dire need or bring awareness to controversial topics are suddenly unable to. That would potentially affect the lives of millions. If this doesn’t scare you by now then I don’t know what will.

This isn’t to say we won’t be able to access our Instagram stories or Twitter feeds, so the FCC’s mocking video was correct in that sense. This is because the true danger lies in the freedom that politicians and huge corporations have, that if left unchecked, can change the internet as we know it.

Who guards the guardians?

Not all is lost, however, just because of the FCC (the ones who are supposed to protect our dank memes) voted to repeal net neutrality, doesn’t mean the fight for equality is over.  An ever-growing collection of senators have vowed to sue the decision. Senator Charles Schumer from New York said he will force the Senate to vote on the FCC’s ruling under the Congressional Review Act and argue overturning the decision. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii says their goal is to use the CRA to not only repeal the ruling but also prevent the FCC from making the same repeal in the future, much like how it was done to repeal a  set of regulations accepted by the FCC in the final months of President Obama’s term. Others have also come out with strong support for net neutrality as well.

Senator John Thune has come out asking for bipartisan laws to be passed so that what seems like an endless debate can be put to rest. His hope is that both sides will come together and compromise. While this seems highly unlikely, it will be interesting to see how Democrats and Republicans can create a new regulation that makes everyone happy.

Check back on this topic as this is a developing story with many points to cover, which we will discuss in future articles.

 

Breaking down The Watchmen and it’s legacy.

If you are a fan of modern day Marvel and DC Comics, you might not know what to make of Alan Moore’s and Dave Gibbon’s original 12-chapter philosophical parody of Super Heroes. This is told almost exclusively through 9-panel pages of a comic book.  To understand the context, you might even need to brush up on your 1950’s era Cold War history. But upon reading those first few pages, you learn to appreciate the art. A scene of two men on the sidewalk. One cleaning up a pool of blood and the other holding up a sign stating, “The end is near”. Each of the 9 panels zoom farther and farther away until your left with a view of a detective looking some twenty-something stories down through a broken window. Someone was thrown out of a condominium in beloved New York. But why? You see “The Watchmen” isn’t really a comic book story at all. It is a Noir told in nicely shaded tones of color but with much more dialog boxes than your average graphic novel. But where to begin?

Of course you have to start at chapter 1. The beginning of a mystery that doesn’t unfold until the last of the few chapters. Someone is out to get all of the former super heroes. That’s right. If you were expecting action packed super strength and lasers beaming at otherworldly invasions, you’re going to be disappointed. Instead you will find the retired members of the “Crime Busters”. The Watchmen’s version of the Avengers, who turned in their capes and cowls in cooperation with the “Keen Act” of 1977. A bill passed by fictional senator John David Keene which outlawed any form of vigilantism by costumed adventurers. Except for those few who worked under the government.

Now just who was a part of the lucky few vigilantes allowed to continue their operations? Eddie Blake, better known as the “Comedian”, was a crime fighter who specialized in the armed forces. He served in the Vietnam War. Cracking skulls and taking names. You see to him, the only way to live was by seeing the humor behind everything. Everything from stopping the bad guys by any means necessary, to killing a pregnant prostitute in Vietnam who wanted Eddie’s help with the financial burden that would have resulted from childbirth. His symbol is a bright yellow button with a smiley face. Did I mention the subtle stain of blood? How fitting. And of course, he is the first of the retired “heroes” to be murdered. Thus, spurring the investigation by “Walter Kovacs” who is better known as “Rorschach”. Yes, he wears a mask with an inkblot on his face. Other than that, he dons your typical trench coat and hat that is commonplace with private detectives. He too, was part of the “Crime Busters”. The group of super heroes which doled out vigilante justice before being outlawed. Rorschach really gets his hands dirty. Your first taste of gritty violence occurs when he breaks the pinky and index finger of someone in a bar who simply rubbed Rorschach the wrong way. This victim in the end knew nothing about the Comedian’s death. Poor Rorschach was left disappointed by what he considered a waste of time. Are you still convinced this is about super heroes? Now do not mistake my writing as a criticism. I thoroughly enjoyed this unique piece of storytelling. I just want to be true to the subject matter at hand. So, brace yourself, the journey is just beginning.

Jon Osterman or “Dr. Manhattan” is another hero who works with the government. But he does not fight wars or take down mad scientists. Instead he performs research into Nuclear Physics. He is in fact the closest thing you will find to a real super hero with super powers in this story. This is because of a freak accident where he accidentally traps himself in a test chamber. The purpose of the resulting experiment was to remove the intrinsic field from a concrete test block (block fifteen). Dr. Manhattan is disintegrated by particle cannons and presumed dead. But then the unexpected and, never really explained, happens. His circulatory system reassembles and walks through the kitchen of his former workplace. Followed by his partially muscled skeleton and lastly his pale light blue skin in a blast of ultraviolet that leaves onlookers sunburned. Dr. Manhattan can literally do anything. To be more specific, he can manipulate matter at the sub-atomic level and has near total clairvoyance. This means he can whip up a breakfast smoothie without lifting a finger every morning and knows the future past and present all at the same time. He usually only mentions what’s to come when dealing with the detachment from his girlfriend Laurie Juspeczyk aka the Silk Spectre. But we’ll get to her in a second. Did you see that coming? Because Dr. Manhattan did. And that’s exactly how he informs you of the specific timing of what’s going to occur next.

 

Silk Spectre (Laurie Juspeczyk) is the daughter of Sally Jupiter aka the original Silk Spectre. No real super powers here but they both fought criminals and were each part of a team. Sally being a part of the “Minutemen” and Laurie a member of the “Crime Busters”. Laurie doesn’t know who her real father is throughout the majority of the duration of The Watchmen. A clever plot twist makes the ultimate reveal quite the surprise. Sally is much older and beyond her years when Watchmen takes place. Her role is not as prominent as her daughter Laurie. Who steals much of the spot light because of her romantic relationship with Dr. Manhattan. Dr. Manhattan being able to do almost anything tries to spice things up in bed one night by making a carbon copy of himself and attempting to make double the love with his partner. Laurie doesn’t take to well to this. In fact, she always felt distant from Dr. Manhattan because of how much he invested in his research. So much so that he had in fact made carbon copies of himself prior to his attempt at innovating in the bedroom, so he could make love with Laurie while continuing his research uninterrupted. Upon learning this Laurie feels underappreciated. At this point she is not sure what to believe was real in their relationship. The drama does not end there. Laurie takes off into the night and visits her old friend Daniel Drieberg aka the Nite Owl.

 

Now there are two Nite Owls in The Watchmen universe. The first being Nite Owl I (the first) and the second one being Nite Owl II (the second). I know. What a shocker. Just know that the second Nite Owl is younger and was inspired so much by the first that he took up his mantle. Now Nite Owl (the second one, who I will be referring to from here on out) relied on his technological know-how and background in aeronautics to set himself apart from the other caped crusaders. He commandeered the Owlship, a feat of engineering which could travel underwater, fly, and spew out flames as well as gun fire. Nite Owl was the son of a rich banker. And through his father’s inheritance was able to fund and build his own tech. Nite Owl and Laurie end up sparking a kindling of flame when reminiscing their days as heroes. They put on their old costumes and what might have led to a role-playing fantasy in the sac, turns into a night on the prowl where they command the Owlship and save civilians trapped in a burning apartment building. Now once back to safety and far away from the prying eyes of the NYPD or anyone else who might investigate the circumstances surrounding their mission, they make sweet love under moon light. This is all part of a greater and much more complex web of relationships that really drives the narrative forward. This story is not so much about fending off evil villains or performing awe inspiring feats with super abilities but more about life as a former super hero. A realistic take on what would really happen if someone tried to operate above the law. An argument proven beyond a reasonable doubt that super heroes cannot exist in the real world.

 

Now a story wouldn’t be complete without a climax. This plot thickens as Russia edges closer and closer to Nuclear Warfare with the United States. Dr. Manhattan being the only one who could guarantee victory for the Stars & Stripes has fled to Mars. While every other super hero had an attempt made on their lives, Dr. Manhattan was just too powerful to try and assassinate. He was instead tricked and manipulated into leaving the judgmental and accusatory atmosphere of earth. The culprit behind such a scheme is none other than Adrian Veidt. Better known by his super hero moniker “Ozymandias”.

 

Ozymandias aptly named himself after the Greek name for the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II.  For his vision was that of a unified world. But how could one man bring nations together in the midst of a nuclear arms race? An elaborate hoax which would persuade the people of earth to rally together against a common enemy would come to fruition. An enemy that was fabricated. You see Ozymandias was also inspired by Alexander the Great. And this challenge was the modern-day version of the Gordian Knot. But just how did he cut it? That is an article for another day. But I will tell you this. It involves genetic engineering, psychic shockwaves, and a death toll in the millions. On second thought, this story might have just enough turmoil and commotion to keep die hard super hero enthusiasts interested from start to finish. Did I mention that Ozymandias is the smartest man on earth? Makes sense that he could pull off such an elaborate scheme. And boy does it make for some good reading.

As they appear in The Watchmen Movie from left to right: The Comedian, Nite Owl II, Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre (Laurie Juspeczyk), and Ozymandias

To this day The Watchmen has been the subject of more discussion and serious literary deliberation than any other comic book in history. It was not until The Watchmen went to print and was marketed as a graphic novel that bookstores and public libraries began devoting a brand-new section of shelves to super heroes. The legacy this narrative left behind can still be felt even today. So, I applaud you simply for reading this breakdown and succinct review. I can only hope that this inspires you to delve into the pages of the most philosophical 12 issue comic book of our generation. That you will become well versed in this unique medium of storytelling and appreciate all it has to offer. From of all of us here at Metahuman Entertainment, keep the meta-movement strong.

Fox and Disney Merger Means Disney will Own The Simpsons

After covering the Shazam purchase by Apple, another big acquisition has been making headlines on the other side of town. One of the biggest mergers too, according to the Wall Street Journal, “end the era of the big six” will take place in the next few days.

As with Shazam, the Twentieth Century Fox acquisition had a few heavy bidders. One being Comcast, who just retracted it’s offer no longer being a contender for the movie giant. Leaving the only viable option – Disney.

With the Disney-Fox merger in sight, here’s why Disney and Twentieth Century Fox coming together makes sense.



Hulu vs Netflix
According to Bloomberg, “Disney would also get Fox’s stake in U.S. streaming-video provider Hulu, doubling its ownership to 60 percent.”.

Disney has long been trying to acquire assets that will allow Disney to compete in the online streaming space. More specifically, Netflix. The Disney CEO, Bob Iger, mentioned the streaming service being “cheaper than Netflix” in a investor’s call.

The acquisition will give Disney 60% ownership of the streaming service.

Expanding Disney’s International Reach

Forecasters predict that with the Twentieth Century Fox deal, it will give provide access to Sky stake which would give Disney 22.5 million customers in five countries in Europe, with leading advertising technology, and Disney would be likely to seek full control of the satellite provider.

Access to Additional Intellectual Property

Fox’s studio would give Disney the rights to popular characters such as the X-Men and the Simpsons.

That being said, it has been long awaited by MCU fans to see an Avengers / X-Men crossover.

If you’re a reader of Marvel comics, not having the freedom to see Marvel characters interact with one another as they normally would like the cartoons or the comics are hard to get used to.

However, Marvel fan’s dreams may come true sooner than they realized.

The merger will allow Disney to use such properties such as X-Men, Deadpool, Cloak & Dagger, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer and Galactus.

Here at Meta-Human Entertainment, we could not be more happy about the merger. Having an Avengers and X-Men crossover would truly make the Marvel Cinematic Universe complete.

Many Surprised. Apple buys Shazam – Here’s Why

Shazam!

There goes the music industry…or did Apple just make the best purchase ever to capture the music market?

Funny enough, the purchase decision falls deeply in line with Apple’s goals to promote Apple Music. This helps Apple edge closer to a rival bidder of the app and competitor in streaming, Spotify.

Although receiving offers from both Snap and Spotify, the music recognition app made it exclusive to be purchased by Apple according to Tech Crunch sharing the news last week. They haven’t fully confirmed the amount of the company’s purchase but have heard from several sources that it runs the price tag of roughly $400 million.

Apple officially confirmed that they are purchasing Shazam, a company based in London, early this morning.

This is the quote from Apple communications:

“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.”

Shazam has two main pieces of technology that make it unique and ahead of its time. This is the recognition of music playing through the voice recorder on your phone and the ability to identify objects using the phone’s camera.



These pieces of technology seem like a worthy investment for the iOS and the iPhone giving Apple the potential to develop built-in technology available through the mobile device. This would also help to pull away from its competitors if it were able to have these capabilities by default, or better yet, standard.

The announcement also came from Shazam’s reps. Here is what they had to say:

“We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple. 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.”

In addition to the Shazam technology, Apple has long made itself the go-to marketplace for purchasing music, discovering music trends and influencing the music industry as a whole. One of these influences includes where music falls on the Billboard HOT 100 Chart.

According to Billboard.com, “Hot 100’s average ratio: 43%, sales; 31%, airplay; 26%, streaming” – If you’ve watched the trends in music, you’ll see that if a single releases at the top of iTunes, you’re bound to see it at the top of the Billboard HOT 100, which is a coveted recognition for most musical artists.

There is a long list of areas in which Shazam benefits Apple, this even includes the close to 1 million referrals of music purchases from directly using the Shazam app. Apple also edges control to deny its competitor, Spotify, – if they choose – to not receive referrals from the app which previous articles state could be around the million mark as well.

What are your thoughts? Do you feel Apple made the right choice? How will this affect your music experience as a whole in the future?

Let us know in the comments below.

Many Surprised. Apple buys Shazam – Here’s Why

Shazam!

There goes the music industry…or did Apple just make the best purchase ever to capture the music market?

Funny enough, the purchase decision falls deeply in line with Apple’s goals to promote Apple Music. This helps Apple edge closer to a rival bidder of the app and competitor in streaming, Spotify.

Although receiving offers from both Snap and Spotify, the music recognition app made it exclusive to be purchased by Apple according to Tech Crunch sharing the news last week. They haven’t fully confirmed the amount of the company’s purchase but have heard from several sources that it runs the price tag of roughly $400 million.

Apple officially confirmed that they are purchasing Shazam, a company based in London, early this morning.

This is the quote from Apple communications:

“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.”

Shazam has two main pieces of technology that make it unique and ahead of its time. This is the recognition of music playing through the voice recorder on your phone and the ability to identify objects using the phone’s camera.



These pieces of technology seem like a worthy investment for the iOS and the iPhone giving Apple the potential to develop built-in technology available through the mobile device. This would also help to pull away from its competitors if it were able to have these capabilities by default, or better yet, standard.

The announcement also came from Shazam’s reps. Here is what they had to say:

“We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple. 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.”

In addition to the Shazam technology, Apple has long made itself the go-to marketplace for purchasing music, discovering music trends and influencing the music industry as a whole. One of these influences includes where music falls on the Billboard HOT 100 Chart.

According to Billboard.com, “Hot 100’s average ratio: 43%, sales; 31%, airplay; 26%, streaming” – If you’ve watched the trends in music, you’ll see that if a single releases at the top of iTunes, you’re bound to see it at the top of the Billboard HOT 100, which is a coveted recognition for most musical artists.

There is a long list of areas in which Shazam benefits Apple, this even includes the close to 1 million referrals of music purchases from directly using the Shazam app. Apple also edges control to deny its competitor, Spotify, – if they choose – to not receive referrals from the app which previous articles state could be around the million mark as well.

What are your thoughts? Do you feel Apple made the right choice? How will this affect your music experience as a whole in the future?

Let us know in the comments below.

Many Surprised. Apple buys Shazam – Here’s Why

Shazam!

There goes the music industry…or did Apple just make the best purchase ever to capture the music market?

Funny enough, the purchase decision falls deeply in line with Apple’s goals to promote Apple Music. This helps Apple edge closer to a rival bidder of the app and competitor in streaming, Spotify.

Although receiving offers from both Snap and Spotify, the music recognition app made it exclusive to be purchased by Apple according to Tech Crunch sharing the news last week. They haven’t fully confirmed the amount of the company’s purchase but have heard from several sources that it runs the price tag of roughly $400 million.

Apple officially confirmed that they are purchasing Shazam, a company based in London, early this morning.

This is the quote from Apple communications:

“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.”

Shazam has two main pieces of technology that make it unique and ahead of its time. This is the recognition of music playing through the voice recorder on your phone and the ability to identify objects using the phone’s camera.



These pieces of technology seem like a worthy investment for the iOS and the iPhone giving Apple the potential to develop built-in technology available through the mobile device. This would also help to pull away from its competitors if it were able to have these capabilities by default, or better yet, standard.

The announcement also came from Shazam’s reps. Here is what they had to say:

“We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple. 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.”

In addition to the Shazam technology, Apple has long made itself the go-to marketplace for purchasing music, discovering music trends and influencing the music industry as a whole. One of these influences includes where music falls on the Billboard HOT 100 Chart.

According to Billboard.com, “Hot 100’s average ratio: 43%, sales; 31%, airplay; 26%, streaming” – If you’ve watched the trends in music, you’ll see that if a single releases at the top of iTunes, you’re bound to see it at the top of the Billboard HOT 100, which is a coveted recognition for most musical artists.

There is a long list of areas in which Shazam benefits Apple, this even includes the close to 1 million referrals of music purchases from directly using the Shazam app. Apple also edges control to deny its competitor, Spotify, – if they choose – to not receive referrals from the app which previous articles state could be around the million mark as well.

What are your thoughts? Do you feel Apple made the right choice? How will this affect your music experience as a whole in the future?

Let us know in the comments below.

Deadpool Meets Pikachu

Remember last year how it was announced that Legendary will be producing a live-action Pokemon movie? We don’t either, but The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Deadpool’s alter ego , Ryan Reynolds, will be voicing the character of Pikachu in the upcoming live-action film. As strange as it sounds, Reynolds will be giving life to Pikachu who will be “motion-capture in nature

The movie is slated to start filming early next year January in London, England and will also star Justice Smith from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and Kathryn Newton who stars in “Big Little Lies. The show will be directed by Rob Letterman who is known for his work on “Goosebumps” and “Monsters vs Aliens” and is scripted by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

The story will follow the kidnapping of Smith’s character’s father and Smith’s character teaming up with Detective Pikachu to find him. Newton will portray a journalist who shows up to help the duo solve the mystery.



Unsure why this is happening? Us too, but at least we won’t have to see Reynolds don a life-sized CGI Pikachu costume because that would be ridiculous.  What we do get instead is the iconic Pokemon wearing a Sherlock Holmes hat, as this movie will reportedly follow the story of the video game Detective Pikachu.

“Great Detective Pikachu” was developed by Creatures Inc and was distributed by Nintendo for the 3DS in Japan on February 2016. The plot follows the adventures of a talking Pikachu teaming up with a boy named Tim Goodman as they go around the city solving various mysteries.

Reynolds recently starred as the foul-mouthed anti-hero mercenary last year which grossed over $360 million domestically since release. Due to its overwhelming popularity, a sequel was announced and will star Josh Brolin as Cable. It is expected to hit theatres in May of 2018.

Here’s the original trailer for the game.

Deadpool Meets Pikachu

Remember last year how it was announced that Legendary will be producing a live-action Pokemon movie? We don’t either, but The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Deadpool’s alter ego , Ryan Reynolds, will be voicing the character of Pikachu in the upcoming live-action film. As strange as it sounds, Reynolds will be giving life to Pikachu who will be “motion-capture in nature

The movie is slated to start filming early next year January in London, England and will also star Justice Smith from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and Kathryn Newton who stars in “Big Little Lies. The show will be directed by Rob Letterman who is known for his work on “Goosebumps” and “Monsters vs Aliens” and is scripted by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

The story will follow the kidnapping of Smith’s character’s father and Smith’s character teaming up with Detective Pikachu to find him. Newton will portray a journalist who shows up to help the duo solve the mystery.



Unsure why this is happening? Us too, but at least we won’t have to see Reynolds don a life-sized CGI Pikachu costume because that would be ridiculous.  What we do get instead is the iconic Pokemon wearing a Sherlock Holmes hat, as this movie will reportedly follow the story of the video game Detective Pikachu.

“Great Detective Pikachu” was developed by Creatures Inc and was distributed by Nintendo for the 3DS in Japan on February 2016. The plot follows the adventures of a talking Pikachu teaming up with a boy named Tim Goodman as they go around the city solving various mysteries.

Reynolds recently starred as the foul-mouthed anti-hero mercenary last year which grossed over $360 million domestically since release. Due to its overwhelming popularity, a sequel was announced and will star Josh Brolin as Cable. It is expected to hit theatres in May of 2018.

Here’s the original trailer for the game.