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An artist painted a staircase gold but authorities are predictably unimpressed

An artist painted a staircase gold but authorities are predictably unimpressed Predictably, the local authorities are unimpressed, calling it "unauthorised.She said it took five hours for the "hushed deed," after pondering whether to do it for a month.

Pocket-sized starshooting camera will ship with a bunch of new lenses

Pocket-sized starshooting camera will ship with a bunch of new lenses That little pocket camera made to shoot the night sky is nearly ready.Photography enthusiasts who want to fit their own lenses on the body will be able to with a C-mount adapter, as well.

This store celebrated women by offering discounts for frying pans

This store celebrated women by offering discounts for frying pans A woman's best friend is her.A department store in Singapore has come under fire after offering discounts on frying pans as part of a promotion on International Woman's Day.

This capsule-style boarding house is only for cats, for a reason

This capsule-style boarding house is only for cats, for a reason Unlike most mixed pet boarding facilities, the newly-opened Nekoya Cat Hotel in Singapore is feline-only.That's because its unique apartment-style set up is meant to provide a zen space for stressed out cats, co-founder Debrah Lau said.

Anglican church releases official advisory on 'Beauty and the Beast'

Anglican church releases official advisory on 'Beauty and the Beast' Ahead of its screening, Bishop Rennis Ponniah of Singapore's St.Andrew's Cathedral published a statement to "alert" the congregation about the "homosexual content" in the film.

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.

Uber-like surge pricing is coming to regular taxis too

Uber-like surge pricing is coming to regular taxis too Uber-style surge pricing may soon become standard for taxi rides across the board.This is different from the traditional metered fare, that doesn't take into account live demand.

The scents in your body wash, chicken stock and canned drink all comes from one company

The scents in your body wash, chicken stock and canned drink all comes from one company If your answer's brushing your teeth or taking a shower, chances are you're already using a product developed by Givaudan.It develops scents and flavours across food products as well as household items.

Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest

Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest One of China's largest bike-sharing firms, Mobike launched here on Tuesday, adding to the growing list of bike-sharing companies that have mushroomed.But this convenience has led to issues like theft and even vandalism in countries like China, with many hogging the bikes by locking them in their private compounds.

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.