Fully Charged: Selfie-clicking speakers, plus Nintendo theme park planned

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Nintendo theme park planned

Mario Kart 8

Last May, Nintendo inked a deal with Universal Parks & Resorts to bring its beloved characters and game worlds to theme parks around the world, and now we know the very first destination. No huge surprise: it's Universal Studios Japan, the park nearest to Nintendo's home base.

The Mario-themed area should be comparable in size and scale to the Harry Potter worlds seen at Universal parks, and will reportedly feature a large focus on Mario and his exploits. Expect it to be ready by 2020, and Universal is said to be investing around £245 million on the construction.

[Source: Sankei via Engadget]

Men in Black + 21 Jump Street?

22 Jump Street

The Men in Black movie series could get a reboot in the near future in a very surprising way: by crossing over with the 21 Jump Street movies. The mash-up, which first came to light via the Sony email leaks last year, is reportedly coming to fruition with production planned to start in June.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum from the 21 Jump Street series will return, although Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones from Men in Black won't be back for this fresh start. With original Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller committed to the Star Wars: Han Solo standalone flick, they'll just be producers while James Bobin (The Muppets) will take over the role of director.

[Source: Variety]

This camera, nay, Bluetooth speaker, can click party pics

You've got the music in you, and don't want anything to come in its way. Not even a selfie. Ah, got you thinking there, didn't we, you new radical? We've got something to make you radical-er, then. The Hi-Q1 Selfie Bluetooth speaker from UltraProlink.

Say cheese, what?

This smart Bluetooth speaker allows you to click pictures even while the music plays on, so you can capture those wild moments uninterrupted. The Hi-Q1 Selfie pairs with any smartphone and you can remotely trigger the phone camera through a switch provided on the panel - no one will even notice you clicking, at least until you've uploaded those pics on social media.

The Hi-Q1 Selfie offers universal compatibility and easily connects to your smartphone or tablet using an AUX cable or Bluetooth. It also comes equipped with an FM tuner, TF card and USB slots. The 10-watt sound output is powered by a dynamic bass engine and a1200mAh Li-ion battery. There's also a built-in mic that doubles up as your hands-free speaker, so you can answer calls from your paired smartphone.

This wonder device will be available online as well as in stores for ₹3499. It promises to be a fun party trick, but we wouldn't make this a habit. We're not sure you'll have too many friends left if you keep uploading sneak shots, you know.