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Xiaomi launches a smart folding bicycle for China's busy city roads

Chinese company Xiaomi is launching an electric-powered folding bicycle for the country's congested city roads.Priced at $455 (2,999 yuan), it is only available in China, with no word about its launch in other countries.

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment “For consumers, the use of cash for daily payments is high,” Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said at a financial technology conference on Friday.7 checks were written per person in Singapore in 2014, compared with practically none in Sweden, he added.

13 striking photos that capture India's 68th Republic Day preparations

13 striking photos that capture India's 68th Republic Day preparations 26 and the capital city of New Delhi, host to a grand parade, has been taken over by dress rehearsals.It sees a variety of drills from about 25 marching and mounted contingents, around 20 military bands, various military vehicles, 30 cultural tableaux, nearly 30 aircrafts, state-wise cultural performers, and 1,200 schoolchildren.

India is remeasuring Mount Everest to find out if it shrunk after earthquake

India is remeasuring Mount Everest to find out if it shrunk after earthquake Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, might have shrunk after a devastating earthquake in the region two years ago, believe some scientists.It was arrived at 62 years ago by India's central mapping agency.

Sequins and dragons take over as the world celebrates Chinese New Year

Sequins and dragons take over as the world celebrates Chinese New Year The streets of cities from Sydney to Sao Paulo were flooded with drums, fire crackers and dancing dragons over the weekend as the world celebrated the Lunar New Year.Known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, the event is marked by parades and fireworks.

Forget Prince George, the Prince of Bhutan is the OG royal baby

Forget Prince George, the Prince of Bhutan is the OG royal baby Many people might immediately associate the term "royal baby" with the UK's Prince George, but we think Bhutan has got a cuter kid in its ranks.To commemorate the occasion, the Bhutanese website Yellow has made the Crown Prince the cover model for the February edition of its desktop calendar.

Japanese experiment proves that cleaning up space junk is hard

Japanese experiment proves that cleaning up space junk is hard In the process, we've also created a whole lot of space junk.There are still thousands of other bits of space junk too small to track circling Earth now.

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after The Indonesian town of Pontianak — the capital of the West Kalimantan province in the island of Borneo — is considering a 100m (328 ft)-tall statue of the maleficent female ghost it's named after, the Jakarta Post reported.Kuching means "cat" in Malay, and the "Singa" in Singapore means "lion" in Malay.

A black bear tried to reach into a hatchback and people are in shock

A black bear tried to reach into a hatchback and people are in shock Visitors to a Beijing drive-by wildlife park narrowly escaped the claws of black bears after they swarmed a white hatchback on Feb.They've clearly stated you shouldn't open the windows, why won't these people just listen?

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva has a 'Slumdog Millionaire' moment in India

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva has a 'Slumdog Millionaire' moment in India They've been celebrated in popular culture, most notably in Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.The project has helped introduce new trains with higher speeds, better suspension systems, improved interiors, and a better ventilation system.

Japan is planning toilets for all genders at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japan is planning toilets for all genders at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tokyo's city government is seeking to install universal-use toilets for all genders in Olympic and Paralympic venues, according to the Asahi Shimbun.The city, which will host the upcoming 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, will consider building at least one unisex toilet in seven of the 11 venues being built by the city government.

Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions

Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions While the 2030s might be owned by missions to Mars, the 2020s belong to the moon.Here are five of the most promising moon missions coming up before the 2030s.

Selling counterfeit goods in China could put you in prison for a week — if one billionaire gets his way

Selling counterfeit goods in China could put you in prison for a week — if one billionaire gets his way Amazon is plagued by counterfeit sellers – and so is its biggest rival.But more recently, Ma has joined Amazon in trying to do something about the rash of counterfeit products on his e-commerce platform.

Pikachu-themed batteries are being recalled because they overheat

Pikachu-themed batteries are being recalled because they overheat The electric-type Pokémon — and the world's most recognisable electric rodent — is now the face of the latest battery-related product recall.The Pokémon Company has asked owners to refrain from using the batteries, which were made in collaboration with Tokyo-based electronics retailer Near Direct.

Airbnb continues to push Trips into more Asian countries

Airbnb continues to push Trips into more Asian countries The San Francisco-based company on Monday launched Trips across two new cities in the region, Singapore and Bangkok.This brings the Trips to four cities in Asia, including Seoul and Tokyo, which was in the original roll out late last year.

Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought

Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought Conventional wisdom holds that the fabled Silk Road began operating around 200 BCE and continued through the late 14th century.A new analysis of human movements across Asia suggests the Silk Road may have grown out of the paths used by simple nomadic herders thousands of years earlier.