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Internet divided over who to blame for teen's death over Snapchat stunt

Internet divided over who to blame for teen's death over Snapchat stunt Netizens are divided over who should bear the blame for the death of a teenager in Singapore, who died while attempting a Snapchat stunt.Last Friday, 17-year-old Jonathan Chow wanted his friend to take a Snapchat video of him jumping over a fourth floor railing at a mall.

Singapore's Ministry of Defence suffers its first successful cyberattack

Singapore's Ministry of Defence suffers its first successful cyberattack A cyberattack on the Defence Ministry of Singapore's internet system (I-net) has resulted in the personal data of 850 employees and conscripted military personnel being stolen.No classified military data was stolen in the breach of the I-net system, the government said, as reported by Channel NewsAsia.

Drones and UAVs are going to help inspect our subway tunnels

Drones and UAVs are going to help inspect our subway tunnels These smarter technologies are hoped to supplement the current manual inspection process, which take about three hours at a time, the Land Transport Authority said in a press release.These manual checks are usually conducted at night, after daily service is over, when personnel look for defects such as cracks and water leakage.

The mechanism behind booking a ride on your phone is actually really complex

The mechanism behind booking a ride on your phone is actually really complex Every time you click to book a ride on the Grab app, the machinery that clicks in the background crunches some serious numbers to pair you with a driver.It's "staggeringly complex," as Grab's head of engineering, Ditesh Gathani, put it in an interview with Mashable.

This smart bus stop has charging plugs and books for sharing, but people ruin everything

This smart bus stop has charging plugs and books for sharing, but people ruin everything We probably don't deserve what could be the coolest bus stop in the world.Built last year in August, this high-tech bus stop in Singapore has free Wi-Fi, charging ports, interactive display maps, a solar panelled roof, and even a swing.

Starbucks is selling cold brew in jars because it too wants in on the hipster market

Starbucks is selling cold brew in jars because it too wants in on the hipster market It's awkward., but it appears the new mason jar is unique to the Asian island city.

Chinese orchestral mash-up of all your favourite Disney songs is pretty amazing

Chinese orchestral mash-up of all your favourite Disney songs is pretty amazing You've never heard Disney songs like this before.This instrumental medley of 12 theme songs featuring traditional Chinese instruments is the ultimate mash-up of East-meets-West.

Can Singapore's smallest mobile operator hope to compete in a country of 250 million?

Can Singapore's smallest mobile operator hope to compete in a country of 250 million? An MVNO is unlike a traditional mobile operator, in that it doesn't own its infrastructure, but rather leases hardware assets such as satellite towers and transmitters from traditional players.While the company said it's "hit [its] target" in Singapore — albeit declining to reveal exactly what that is — entering Indonesia will be very different, a top exec said.

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.