mashable.com Archives - 24 February 2017, Friday

  • This is how a huge conglomerate thinks millennials want to live

    mashable.com 23 Feb '17, 9am

    Artisanal coffee workshops. Social kitchens. Stationary bikes. These features, aimed at millennials, may eventually be part of luxury apartments belonging to The Ascott, the world's largest serviced apartment conglomerate. SEE ALSO: These 4 kitchen gadgets will kickstart your day The ...

  • Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally

    mashable.com 20 Feb '17, 10am

    The island of Singapore is getting a whole lot more pedal power. One of China's most aggressive bike-sharing companies, ofo, has launched 1,000 bikes in Singapore over the weekend, the Straits Times reported . SEE ALSO: People are dumping shared bikes in horrible piles With this, it's...

  • Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally

    mashable.com 20 Feb '17, 10am

    The island of Singapore is getting a whole lot more pedal power. One of China's most aggressive bike-sharing companies, ofo, has launched 1,000 bikes in Singapore over the weekend, the Straits Times reported . SEE ALSO: People are dumping shared bikes in horrible piles With this, it's...

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    Putin cuddling a pregnant Trump isn't the Valentine's Day image we need but it's the one we deserve

    mashable.com 16 Feb '17, 3am

    While there are infinite ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, Hater, the dating app that connects you with people who hate the same things, took an unusual route in celebrating love this year: by projecting a drawing of Vladimir Putin cuddling a pregnant Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: Hater, t...

  • Get your feet wet as a marine biologist in a VR coral reef

    mashable.com 15 Feb '17, 10am

    SINGAPORE — Now you can dive into a realistic reef without having to get wet. A team of technologists and marine biology experts have produced a virtual reality coral reef based off the Sisters' Islands Marine Park in Singapore. SEE ALSO: Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral ree...

  • Get your feet wet as a marine biologist in a VR coral reef

    mashable.com 15 Feb '17, 10am

    SINGAPORE — Now you can dive into a realistic reef without having to get wet. A team of technologists and marine biology experts have produced a virtual reality coral reef based off the Sisters' Islands Marine Park in Singapore. SEE ALSO: Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral ree...

  • Apple Music's live radio channel finally comes to Singapore users

    mashable.com 14 Feb '17, 10am

    Apple Music's Beats 1 online radio station has gone live in Singapore, almost two years after the streaming music service was first launched in the country. Beats 1, a live 24/7 radio station, was quietly launched on Tuesday in the city. SEE ALSO: Inside Apple Music's plan to take ove...

  • Apple Music's live radio channel finally comes to Singapore users

    mashable.com 14 Feb '17, 9am

    Apple Music's Beats 1 online radio station has gone live in Singapore, almost two years after the streaming music service was first launched in the country. Beats 1, a live 24/7 radio station, was quietly launched on Tuesday in the city. SEE ALSO: Inside Apple Music's plan to take ove...

  • #love #singapore

    Facebook message this chatbot to know how to hit on a woman with respect

    mashable.com 14 Feb '17, 9am

    Valentine's Day can certainly be empowering too. A woman in Singapore has created a feminist wingman in the form of a Facebook Messenger chatbot. SEE ALSO: Siri has some fresh thoughts on love just in time for Valentine's Day Message the Feminist Wingbot and it'll deliver a stream of ...

  • Uber's ambitious mapping project kicks off in Asia

    mashable.com 13 Feb '17, 9am

    Uber will begin mapping Singapore's streets soon, as it expands its large-scale mapping project to Asia. Last year, the San Francisco firm embarked on a $500 million effort to wean itself off third-party data — Google's, specifically. Uber currently relies on a mix of map data from pr...

  • Uber's ambitious mapping project kicks off in Asia

    mashable.com 13 Feb '17, 9am

    Uber will begin mapping Singapore's streets soon, as it expands its large-scale mapping project to Asia. Last year, the San Francisco firm embarked on a $500 million effort to wean itself off third-party data — Google's, specifically. Uber currently relies on a mix of map data from pr...

  • Everyone got all hyped up about this fried chicken pizza and apparently, it sucks

    Everyone got all hyped up about this fried chicken pizza and apparently, it sucks

    mashable.com 09 Feb '17, 12pm

    If it sounds too good to be true — it probably is. The rest of the world got majorly jealous when KFC first announced that the "Chizza" was coming to Singapore. SEE ALSO: KFC Japan offers two-finger plastic condoms so you can eat chicken like a civil person The Fried Chicken Crust piz...

  • Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone

    Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone

    mashable.com 09 Feb '17, 9am

    Most of us have never stepped anywhere near a rainforest, much less had a chance to explore it — something Google hopes to change with its new augmented reality experience. The "Into the Wild" exhibit sees some 1,000 square meters turned into a virtual rainforest, home to orangutans, ...

  • 14-year-old girl's sick skydiving spins will actually blow you away

    mashable.com 06 Feb '17, 10am

    Most of us are unable to do a split or even a cartwheel on the ground — so imagine doing them in mid-air. For 14-year-old Kyra Poh, though, it's not much of a stretch — she's just bagged two gold medals at the 2017 Wind Games in Spain. SEE ALSO: Experience the first ever skydive captu...

  • 14-year-old girl's sick skydiving spins will actually blow you away

    mashable.com 06 Feb '17, 10am

    Most of us are unable to do a split or even a cartwheel on the ground — so imagine doing them in mid-air. For 14-year-old Kyra Poh, though, it's not much of a stretch — she's just bagged two gold medals at the 2017 Wind Games in Spain. SEE ALSO: Experience the first ever skydive captu...

  • This guy made his own self-lacing sneakers out of Lego

    mashable.com 03 Feb '17, 10pm

    Who needs to pay $720 for a pair of Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers when you can make your own? That's exactly what Vimal Patel did. Using a worn-out sneaker, some Lego pieces and a battery to power it all, Patel cobbled together his own Back to the Future kicks. While the sn...

  • This guy made his own self-lacing sneakers out of Lego

    mashable.com 03 Feb '17, 10pm

    Who needs to pay $720 for a pair of Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers when you can make your own? That's exactly what Vimal Patel did. Using a worn-out sneaker, some Lego pieces and a battery to power it all, Patel cobbled together his own Back to the Future kicks. While the sn...

  • These machines are testing human drivers’ skills with no mercy

    mashable.com 02 Feb '17, 11am

    You may think you're a speed demon now, but your ability to drive as skillfully goes down sharply as you age. On Thursday, huge automated dispensers started popping up in Singapore handing out kits to help people test their reaction time, vision and hearing ability. SEE ALSO: There's ...

  • These machines are testing human drivers’ skills with no mercy

    mashable.com 02 Feb '17, 11am

    You may think you're a speed demon now, but your ability to drive as skillfully goes down sharply as you age. On Thursday, huge automated dispensers started popping up in Singapore handing out kits to help people test their reaction time, vision and hearing ability. SEE ALSO: There's ...

  • Hackers cause hotel to ditch keycards for old-school keys and locks

    mashable.com 31 Jan '17, 1am

    Earlier this month, staff at Austria's four-star Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt tried to sign into the resort's computer systems, but couldn't. SEE ALSO: 1.5 million gaming profiles leaked after site refuses hacker's $100,000 ransom They had been infected by a kind of software called ran...

  • Hackers cause hotel to ditch keycards for old-school keys and locks

    mashable.com 31 Jan '17, 1am

    Earlier this month, staff at Austria's four-star Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt tried to sign into the resort's computer systems, but couldn't. SEE ALSO: 1.5 million gaming profiles leaked after site refuses hacker's $100,000 ransom They had been infected by a kind of software called ran...

  • You may never have to teach your kids to tie their shoes again

    mashable.com 27 Jan '17, 5pm

    You may never have to teach your kids to tie their shoes again This new shoe accessory could have you avoiding the annoying task of having to retie your shoes. The 'QuickShoeLace ' conveniently clips your shoe laces to the side, leaving you looking sleek and savvy. Ryan Sedmak about 1...

  • One man has tirelessly put up decorations for his neighbours for 10 years

    mashable.com 26 Jan '17, 8am

    There are friendly neighbours, and then there are amazing ones like this guy. One man has put up elaborate festive decorations for his neighbours for the past ten years. And he's even generously funded each effort himself. SEE ALSO: Cat loses its mind when owner tries to bring a cat s...

  • One man has tirelessly put up decorations for his neighbours for 10 years

    mashable.com 26 Jan '17, 8am

    There are friendly neighbours, and then there are amazing ones like this guy. One man has put up elaborate festive decorations for his neighbours for the past ten years. And he's even generously funded each effort himself. SEE ALSO: Cat loses its mind when owner tries to bring a cat s...

  • These Chinese festive food mashups are blowing our minds

    These Chinese festive food mashups are blowing our minds

    mashable.com 26 Jan '17, 4am

    If you've spent any time in Southeast Asia over Chinese New Year, you'd be well familiar with festive treats like pineapple tarts and barbecue pork . These good ol’ favourites may never go out of style, but those pecking around for more creative eats may satisfy their tastebuds with t...

  • Singapore's first hypercar will be an all-electric carbon-fibre machine

    mashable.com 24 Jan '17, 10am

    Singapore has unveiled its first all-electric hypercar, a sleek work of engineering that it plans to exhibit in a couple of months at a global motor show. The 1,500-horsepower Dendrobium from Vanda Electrics is touted as a carbon-fibre and aluminium wonder, and will be built with help...

  • The US Army just flew a Star Wars-like hoverbike

    mashable.com 20 Jan '17, 6pm

    The US Army just flew a Star Wars-like hoverbike The U.S. Army is joining forces with UK-based Malloy Aeronautics to build an electric quadcopter that will be able to autonomously carry up to 300 pounds. Nikolay Nikolov about 1 hour ago 409 Shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

  • Singapore's first hypercar will be an all-electric carbon-fibre machine

    mashable.com 20 Jan '17, 4am

    Singapore has unveiled its first all-electric hypercar, a sleek work of engineering that it plans to exhibit in a couple of months at a global motor show. The 1,500-horsepower Dendrobium from Vanda Electrics is touted as a carbon-fibre and aluminium wonder, and will be built with help...

  • Singapore's first hypercar will be an all-electric carbon-fibre machine

    mashable.com 20 Jan '17, 4am

    Singapore has unveiled its first all-electric hypercar, a sleek work of engineering that it plans to exhibit in a couple of months at a global motor show. The 1,500-horsepower Dendrobium from Vanda Electrics is touted as a carbon-fibre and aluminium wonder, and will be built with help...

  • Yup, bartenders are putting ants in your cocktails

    mashable.com 19 Jan '17, 11am

    Just when you thought cocktails couldn't get more offbeat, now they're putting ants in your drink. One new bar in Singapore is taking the edible insect trend to gourmet proportions. At Native, the S$23 ($16) "Antz" cocktail comes with local ants blended into the yoghurt-based drink. S...