DT Daily: Blomkamp’s new sci-fi movie, mix drinks like a pro, Bluetooth sunglasses

Today on DT Daily: The director of sci-fi gem District 9 preps the new movie Chappie, make the perfect cocktail every time, and a Bluetooth headset you’ll actually be happy to wear – because they’re sunglasses.

Ask any movie fan about the 2009 documentary-style movie District 9, and many will tell you it was one of the best science fiction films in years.

Now, director Neil Blomkamp is back with a new film, with a similar look and another compelling storyline. Called Chappie, the movie centers on a robot with artificial intelligence – but at a child-like level. Hugh Jackman plays a military man who wants the tech, and Blomkamp regular and District 9 star Sharlto Copley is also in the cast, as is sci-fi queen Sigourney Weaver. Even Yolandi Visser and Ninja from South African performance art rap duo Die Antwoord have parts to play.

A cast like that should make for a very interesting movie, and given Blomkamp’s penchant for strong storylines, graphic violence and even improvisational acting, well, we’ve got the March 6 release date circled on our calendar.

The holidays are coming up and if you’re having a party, bartending skills are a must. But if you can’t mix a Manhattan or a Martini, head on over to kickstarter and get in line for a Barman.

Rather than just using your tattered mixology guide from college or some by-the-numbers app, the Barman system combines a mixer loaded with sensors and your smartphone to make mixing drinks pretty much foolproof. Just pour in the ingredients until the lights on the side say stop. Then shake and pour. Now that’s technology at it’s finest. Get your own BarMan for a 99 dollar pledge while they last, and they’re going fast, trust us.

We hate to break it to you, but having a Bluetooth device sticking out of your ear like Uhura is pretty much over now, OK? So what to use? Check out these sporty Bluetooth sunglasses by Behul. They use bone conduction technology to transmit sound to your ears without using earbuds. That also lets you hear what’s going on around you. You can take calls, listen to music, even dial by voice. The glasses are water resistant and come with three sets of lenses.

Behul is no stranger to Bluetooth tech; they already make systems for use in motorcycle helmets. Early bird backers can lock in a pair for $165, and you can start taking calls while still looking cool this coming spring.

Your host today is Caleb Denison. Miss a day? Watch all the episodes of DT Daily right here. And be sure to catch our latest podcast.

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