mashable.com Archives - 03 September 2015, Thursday

  • Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution leader Joshua Wong will face trial: SINGAPORE — A student leader who was part of...

    Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution leader Joshua Wong will face trial

    mashable.com 02 Sep '15, 6am

    SINGAPORE — A student leader who was part of a protest that stormed the Hong Kong government headquarters last year will face trial at the end of October. On Wednesday, Joshua Wong pleaded not guilty at a magistrates court to charges of inciting and participating in an illegal assembl...

  • YouTube's first Filipino 360-degree video goes for the feels

    mashable.com 02 Sep '15, 5am

    SINGAPORE — If you're Filipino and working abroad, get ready to feel homesick. YouTube has released what it claims is the first 360-degree video shot in the Philippines, and threw in as much local iconography as it could for good measure. The video, which features musicians playing an...

  • 94-year-old's memories of World War II in Singapore will give you chills

    94-year-old's memories of World War II in Singapore will give you chills

    mashable.com 31 Aug '15, 2pm

    Singaporean Redditor WWIIGPA held an AMA session with his 94-year-old grandfather on Sunday evening in which he talked about his experiences during World War II when Singapore was under Japanese occupation. The poster claims his grandfather was born in 1921, which means he would have ...

  • #Apple will help the #Pentagon develop #military-grade #wearables for soldiers

    Apple will help the Pentagon develop military-grade wearables for soldiers

    mashable.com 28 Aug '15, 3pm

    Apple will play a part in helping the Pentagon develop stretchable electronic sensors that soldiers can wear, according to a Reuters report. Apple will be one 162 companies, universities and other groups in the FlexTech Alliance working with the U.S. Department of Defense on developin...

  • #China is pulling out all the stops for its big #military parade

    China is pulling out all the stops for its big military parade

    mashable.com 26 Aug '15, 7am

    Blocked highways, a closed airport, and shuttered tourist attractions just scratch the surface of the measures Beijing is taking to make sure its new national holiday goes off without a hitch. Declared in May, the new September 3 celebration is set to mark the 70th anniversary of Japa...

  • Why Singaporeans care about elections, even though the outcome is easy to predict: Singapore's president disso...

    Why Singaporeans care about elections

    mashable.com 25 Aug '15, 11am

    Singapore's president dissolved parliament on Tuesday afternoon, and the prime minister announced shortly after that the country will go to the polls on Sept. 11. The President, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has dissolved Parliament. #sgelections — Singapore Government (@govsin...

  • North Korea to South Korea: Turn off your loudspeakers or it's war: SINGAPORE — There's a blaring sound coming...

    North Korea to South Korea: Turn off your loudspeakers or it's war

    mashable.com 21 Aug '15, 4pm

    SINGAPORE — There's a blaring sound coming from the demilitarised border between North and South Korea, and it's not from fire the two sides are exchanging . It's coming from 11 giant speakers. South Korea has been playing propaganda messages over the loudspeakers, which North Korea's...

  • Watch these little cartoon eskimos run all over Singapore Museum at night

    Watch these little cartoon eskimos run all over Singapore Museum at night

    mashable.com 21 Aug '15, 11am

    For the next two weeks, visitors to the Singapore Museum at night may be able to catch little cartoon eskimos running about over its facade. See also: Watch Holograms of Janelle Monae and M.I.A. Perform Duets Cities Apart The projection mapping project comes from French creators David...

  • North Korea threatens more military action: With tensions between North and South Korea… #Military #NorthKorea

    North Korea threatens more military action

    mashable.com 21 Aug '15, 3am

    With tensions between North and South Korea already high thanks to an artillery exchange along the border, North Korea is now threatening more action unless South Korea halts its propaganda campaign against the country's regime. See also: North and South Korea trade artillery fire at ...

  • To rival Amazon in the cloud, Alibaba launches new data centre in Singapore

    To rival Amazon in the cloud, Alibaba launches new data centre in Singapore

    mashable.com 19 Aug '15, 4am

    Alibaba's cloud computing business, Aliyun, has set up its new international headquarters and data centre in Singapore. Ethan Yu, Aliyun's vice president, told CNBC he hoped Singapore's data centre will help the company "catch up" with top players. See also: China's Alibaba plots its ...

  • WWII vehicle boneyards were essentially war machine landfills

    mashable.com 15 Aug '15, 11am

    When World War II drew to a close in 1945, the Allies had a massive surplus of military vehicles on their hands. The United States alone had manufactured approximately 294,000 aircraft for the war. Many of the aircraft that survived the war were not worth the expense of transportation...

  • This life-saving technology delivers 'superhuman' sight when you need it most

    mashable.com 14 Aug '15, 2pm

    Imagine looking through a telescope while hanging out the window of a helicopter or an off-road vehicle. Sure, the telescope will let you see for miles, but there'd be nothing stopping you from bouncing around in the cabin, unable to focus on a single far-off object. Now imagine using...

  • Ruby Rose on Conan: It must be hard for Justin Bieber

    mashable.com 13 Aug '15, 10am

    Australia's answer to Justin Bieber has made her late-night television debut. Down Under's newest export Ruby Rose, who has a starring role on Orange is the New Black , sat down with Conan O'Brien to talk all things tattoos, fame and the Biebs. See also: Twins separated at birth Justi...

  • Google's Alphabet rollout could still be a Qwikster-like farce - Mashable #branding #luxury

    Google's Alphabet rollout could still be a Qwikster-like farce

    mashable.com 13 Aug '15, 3am

    Remember Qwikster? If you were a Netflix user in 2011, or simply a fan of major business debacles, chances are you do. To recap: Qwikster was born when Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was trying to deal with customer fury over the fact that he'd split his DVD and streaming subscription fees...

  • Ferg#uson forced to return #military vehicles to Pentagon

    Ferguson forced to return military vehicles to Pentagon

    mashable.com 11 Aug '15, 4pm

    The Pentagon is taking back two Humvees that it gave to the city of Ferguson, Missouri, last year. Pentagon officials ordered the department to return the Humvees in June, according to the Guardian, which first reported the story. The Ferguson police still have two Humvees in their po...

  • Qantas passengers spend 23 hours stranded in Singapore airport

    mashable.com 11 Aug '15, 6am

    Passengers waiting to board Qantas flight QF36 were stranded for an agonizing 23-hour stretch in the Singapore airport from Sunday evening to Monday. The national airline of Australia blamed Singapore's National Day celebrations for starting a chain of delays. Singapore closed its air...

  • #Luxury vans for CEOs redefine the meaning of #BusinessTravel #luxurytravel @zaibatsu

    These insane vans for CEOs redefine the meaning of working on the go

    mashable.com 10 Aug '15, 9am

    Sure, Silicon Valley might have solved this quandary by providing school bus-style transport for its middle managers, but CEOs and celebrities require the limo world's answer to a private jet. Becker offers two core mobile offices, one of which based off a Mercedes Benz Sprinter that ...

  • Watch 80 years of Singapore's history in 16 minutes

    Watch 80 years of Singapore's history in 16 minutes

    mashable.com 09 Aug '15, 2pm

    Singapore 's come a long way in a relatively short span of time. "The Violin " shows the country in the 1930s when it was part of the British empire, darker times during the Japanese Occupation in World War II, to its present-day metropolis. See also: Our favourite company tributes fo...

  • How Singapore spent its 50th birthday

    How Singapore spent its 50th birthday

    mashable.com 09 Aug '15, 1pm

    SINGAPORE — The country's bonanza for its 50th year of independence promised to be a big one. For this year's National Day Singapore splurged S$20 million (US$15 million) on the parade, which had 12,000 performers and saw a turnout of 26,000 spectators.

  • 8-year-old drawing champ owns Google's Singapore front page

    8-year-old drawing champ owns Google's Singapore front page

    mashable.com 09 Aug '15, 5am

    As his country turns 50 on Sunday, a little Singaporean boy's drawing will be seen by his countrymen on Google's front page as its Google Doodle . Eight-year-old Haydn Moh won a nationwide search to have his drawing featured as Google's commemorative logo for the occasion. He was the ...

  • These insane nail art creations actually put Singapore at your fingertips ~ @mashable #salon #spa #skincare #beauty

    A nail art studio went full metal with its love for Singapore

    mashable.com 07 Aug '15, 2pm

    SINGAPORE — We're about to enter a glorious four-day weekend celebration for Singapore's 50th birthday, and one nail art studio is rocking out with a set of Singapore-themed nail art. School of Nail Art created 10 different nail designs carrying the country's iconic landmarks, includi...

  • Our favourite company tributes for Singapore's birthday bonanza

    mashable.com 06 Aug '15, 11pm

    SINGAPORE — Singapore turns 50 this weekend, and the nation is in full-blown celebration. It seems almost every company is trying to partake in the feel-good factor, although not every one has executed this gracefully. At the lowest denominator, companies here are slapping the governm...

  • A nail art studio went full metal with its love for Singapore

    mashable.com 06 Aug '15, 2pm

    SINGAPORE — We're about to enter a glorious four-day weekend celebration for Singapore's 50th birthday, and one nail art studio is rocking out with a set of Singapore-themed nail art. School of Nail Art created 10 different nail designs carrying the country's iconic landmarks, includi...

  • People left cars to pick up money scattered on a Singapore highway

    mashable.com 05 Aug '15, 7am

    SINGAPORE — It's not every day you see money lying on the ground, so a flutter of dollar notes on a busy expressway caused motorists to abandon their vehicles and stuff their pockets with the booty. See also: The jawdropping footage only a dashcam could capture This dashcam video sent...

  • 'Ugly' fishcake flies off the shelves in Singapore

    'Ugly' fishcake flies off the shelves in Singapore

    mashable.com 04 Aug '15, 12pm

    Thanks to its haters, the fishcake product that was widely panned by Singaporeans when it debuted is selling very well, says its creator. The fishcake, released by local fish product factory Ha Li Fa, has a "50" cutout in celebration of Singapore's 50th year of independence this weeke...

  • Australia takes first step toward Bitcoin as currency

    Australia takes first step toward Bitcoin as currency

    mashable.com 04 Aug '15, 6am

    In a positive sign for financial technology startups, a government inquiry has set the stage for the digital currency Bitcoin to be treated like a regular currency in Australia. A Senate Economics References Committee review into digital currencies in Australia has found they should b...

  • Jane Birkin wants her name off Hermès bag after alleged crocodile mistreatment

    Jane Birkin wants her name off Hermès bag after alleged crocodile mistreatment

    mashable.com 29 Jul '15, 12am

    Warning: The video in this post is extremely graphic. After learning how animals used to make Hermès bags are treated, Jane Birkin, the British singer and actress best known for having a bag from the French luxury label named after her, is asking that the company remove her name from ...

  • Want a new Xiaomi phone? In Singapore, Uber will deliver it to your door

    Uber will deliver a new Xiaomi phone to your doorstep in Singapore

    mashable.com 23 Jul '15, 2pm

    Picture the following situation: You're living in Singapore or Malaysia, and you really want a Xiaomi phone, but walking into a store and buying one is just too plebeian for you? Lucky for you, on one day — July 27 — you can have a Xiaomi Mi Note delivered to your door via an Uber veh...

  • #Japan approves expanding role of #military after protests

    Japan approves expanding role of military after protests

    mashable.com 16 Jul '15, 2pm

    As opposition lawmakers walked out in protest, Japan's lower house of parliament approved legislation on Thursday that sharply changes the country's postwar defense policy by allowing an expanded role for the military. The vote came one day after Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc...