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People are incensed that an elitist dating app is promoting itself with racist slurs

People are incensed that an elitist dating app is promoting itself with racist slurs An elitist, racist dating app is making waves in Singapore — and its founder is defending it vehemently.Herbert Eng is calling his app HighBlood.

This game teaching particle physics to five-year-olds

This game teaching particle physics to five-year-olds Five-year-olds and particle physics don't usually go in the same sentence together.But the guys that made Angry Birds is trying to change that with the launch of Big Bang Legends, its new game that introduces particle physics concepts to kids.

Singapore's big plans for nationwide bike-sharing are no more

Singapore's big plans for nationwide bike-sharing are no more Before it's even begun, Singapore has scrapped its ambitious nationwide bike-sharing plan.The project had been in the works for over a year, and called for thousands of bikes to be laid across the city, as part of the government's plans to make the city more bike-friendly.

A Samsung store caught fire and it's almost too much at this point

A Samsung store caught fire and it's almost too much at this point As the old saying goes, where there's smoke, there's fire.and, these days, probably an explosive Samsung product or two.

People are pretty unamused by Ikea's latest April Fool's prank

People are pretty unamused by Ikea's latest April Fool's prank Swedish furniture giant Ikea is pretty well known for its in-store kids' playground, with its colourful plastic products and multitude of toys.So when Ikea Singapore announced that they were scrapping it in favour of digital tablet stations, people got pretty pissed.

Indian IT professionals face new challenges as Singapore shuts door

Indian IT professionals face new challenges as Singapore shuts door Amid layoffs and poor appraisals, they're facing a new trouble: overseas doors are quickly closing.The move is apparently an attempt by the Singapore government to foster the hiring of local talent.

Robot security guards start rolling out because of lack of human guards

Robot security guards start rolling out because of lack of human guards 6m-tall robots are less like China's egg-shaped robot police, but more like a submarine, with five cameras on its long neck, two front cameras, and four wheels.The robot can also record licence plates, as well as a 360-degree view of surrounding activities from up to 10 meters (32 feet) away.

Engineering students make kids' dream Lego creations come true

Engineering students make kids' dream Lego creations come true If you could build anything, what would you make?For a bunch of kids gathered by Lego, that dream object was a cloud capable of following them and raining candy down wherever they went (of course).

Vandalism and theft are plaguing bike-sharing companies in new cities they go to, too

Vandalism and theft are plaguing bike-sharing companies in new cities they go to, too The majority of these shared bikes are stationless, which means they don't need to be docked at a designated spot.They lock themselves after your ride is over, and you're meant to just leave the bike standing by the kerb.

Hundreds of mice found in an apartment after owners left them to breed

Hundreds of mice found in an apartment after owners left them to breed Hundreds of pet mice were found in an apartment in Singapore, owned by an unnamed man and his elderly mother.Last Friday, animal welfare volunteers went into the flat, where the mice were found roaming all over the 100 square meter (1,076 sq ft) apartment's floors — and not in enclosures.

I can confirm Google's massive Street View camera backpack is heavy AF

I can confirm Google's massive Street View camera backpack is heavy AF What do you get when you put an almost 4-foot high backpack on someone that's barely 5'2"?So it wasn't the most graceful when I tried on Google's Street View Trekker, one of several pieces of equipment the company uses to capture its Street View imagery.

Movie poster sparks controversy by comparing military service with childbirth pain

Movie poster sparks controversy by comparing military service with childbirth pain An Instagram post by the Singapore government has sparked outrage, after asking netizens if the process of childbirth was worse than going through military service.The movie the post refers to is Beijing, Mumbai, Tampines (BMT) — a Singaporean film which centers around the shared experiences of National Service among Singaporeans.

NuTonomy gets some new additions to its self-driving taxi fleet

NuTonomy gets some new additions to its self-driving taxi fleet Startup NuTonomy beat a lot of larger companies to the punch last year when it launched a pilot autonomous taxi service in Singapore.Since then, the company has continued testing self-driving cars in Singapore and its hometown of Boston.

The Force is strong with these giant 'sabertrees'

The Force is strong with these giant 'sabertrees' Unless you live in an underground apocalypse bunker, you probably noticed that yesterday was May the Fourth (a.Partnering with Disney, the city-state transformed its Gardens By the Bay's giant solar-powered "supertrees" into "sabertrees.

Over 20,000 people lit up a park to celebrate pride

Over 20,000 people lit up a park to celebrate pride After the pride event's last edition in 2016, the city's government barred foreign sponsors and foreigners from taking part in the event, and ordered organisers to set up barricades around the 2.The result was increased costs for Pink Dot's organisers.

Trump at the G20 summit was pretty much a gaffe-filled disaster

Trump at the G20 summit was pretty much a gaffe-filled disaster The best part of the G20 summit this year?A press release issued by the White House referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as the President of the Republic of China.

Campaign promoting Chinese gets one of its slogan's Chinese words wrong

Campaign promoting Chinese gets one of its slogan's Chinese words wrong However, instead of using the Chinese character for "read" (读), it instead chose one that meant "showing disrespect" (渎).So basically, the slogan ended up saying: "Listen, speak, disrespect, write.

Hundreds queued up overnight 2 days before Supreme x Louis Vuitton's launch

Hundreds queued up overnight 2 days before Supreme x Louis Vuitton's launch You aren't a true Supreme x LV fan until you've queued up overnight for it.Hundreds of people in Singapore queued up overnight on Wednesday, just for a chance to buy a piece of the Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection, come Friday when it launches here.

These tiny foods look just like the real thing

These tiny foods look just like the real thing Jocelyn Teo, owner of AiClay, is a master of making tiny food look realistic and delicious.But don't be fooled, they're not edible.

This iPhone photo has made it onto billboards across the world

This iPhone photo has made it onto billboards across the world You know what they say — it's not about the camera you have, it's what you do with it.When Filipino Instagrammer Francis Olarte snapped a photo of his niece, he wasn't expecting it to be seen by million across the world.