mashable.com Archives - 25 June 2016, Saturday

  • Singaporean actress' passionate monologue on identity goes viral

    mashable.com 24 Jun '16, 1am

    SINGAPORE — Singaporean actress, Oon Shu An, whose five-minute vlog on the price of beauty went viral last year , is back with another thought-provoking piece. This time, it's an exploration of cultural and personal identity, both in different countries and at home. Written by local p...

  • This LED handbag lets you literally wear emoji on your sleeve

    This LED handbag lets you literally wear emoji on your sleeve

    mashable.com 23 Jun '16, 2pm

    Emoji have changed the way we communicate, popping up in the place of words in every other text that we send. A new LED handbag lets you literally wear emoji on your sleeve, ironically with the aim of getting people to talk more. SEE ALSO: 16 of the most useless emoji and how to make ...

  • Converse intros Chuck Taylors with Bluetooth guitar pedal inside

    mashable.com 22 Jun '16, 7pm

    The Chuck Taylor from Converse has always been popular with rock stars. Now, embedded technology has made the sneaker even more useful to musicians. The Converse All Wah literally puts a guitar wah-wah pedal in your shoes, allowing you to twist your guitar's sound with no need to prec...

  • Converse intros Chuck Taylors with Bluetooth guitar pedal inside

    mashable.com 22 Jun '16, 7pm

    The Chuck Taylor from Converse has always been popular with rock stars. Now, embedded technology has made the sneaker even more useful to musicians. The Converse All Wah literally puts a guitar wah-wah pedal in your shoes, allowing you to twist your guitar's sound with no need to prec...

  • This hoodie also gives surprisingly decent massages

    mashable.com 21 Jun '16, 4pm

    SINGAPORE — Getting massaged all day by a jacket you can wear sounds like an insane genius idea. It's just crazy enough to have won Tware, the Singaporean startup behind the AiraWear jacket, more than 1,000 backers and $150,000 on Kickstarter . SEE ALSO: Ryan Gosling accidentally lick...

  • Event in downtown Singapore inspires hundreds to 'Dream Again'

    Event in downtown Singapore inspires hundreds to 'Dream Again'

    mashable.com 21 Jun '16, 9am

    Kids dream about the future like there's nothing standing in their way. But somewhere along the line, those dreams get squashed by a pesky little thing called "adulthood." Here’s a staggering thought: One in two women have given up on their dreams. This figure comes from the Global Dr...

  • 'OITNB' author calls Netflix prison pop-up 'repulsive', people still loved it anyway

    mashable.com 17 Jun '16, 6am

    SINGAPORE — A pop-up event by Netflix to promote the fourth season of hit TV series, Orange is the New Black , has been slammed by the book's author, Piper Kerman, but the event still managed to take off without a hitch. A scathing article written by Jezebel on Tuesday about the two-d...

  • 'OITNB' author calls Netflix prison pop-up 'repulsive', people still loved it anyway

    mashable.com 17 Jun '16, 6am

    SINGAPORE — A pop-up event by Netflix to promote the fourth season of hit TV series, Orange is the New Black , has been slammed by the book's author, Piper Kerman, but the event still managed to take off without a hitch. A scathing article written by Jezebel on Tuesday about the two-d...

  • Is the Oowa the best iPhone lens so far?: SINGAPORE — Another day, another player in the iPhone clip-on lens...

    Is the Oowa the best iPhone lens so far?

    mashable.com 17 Jun '16, 4am

    SINGAPORE — Another day, another player in the iPhone clip-on lens game. But one Singaporean startup took more than three years to perfect its premium lens, and it's ready to show us what has taken so long. At the heart of DynaOptics' design is its oval lens. It's rotationally asymmet...

  • These sneakers were inspired by a lobster roll

    mashable.com 16 Jun '16, 11pm

    Sneakerheads love their snacks. In the last few months, Nike has released kicks inspired by Starbucks , Krispy Kreme and chicken and waffles . SEE ALSO: Nike brews awkward sneaker inspired by Starbucks If you haven't salivated enough, there is now another treat to add to your collecti...

  • These sneakers were inspired by a lobster roll

    mashable.com 16 Jun '16, 11pm

    Sneakerheads love their snacks. In the last few months, Nike has released kicks inspired by Starbucks , Krispy Kreme and chicken and waffles . SEE ALSO: Nike brews awkward sneaker inspired by Starbucks If you haven't salivated enough, there is now another treat to add to your collecti...

  • This baby elephant splashing around on its birthday will make your day

    mashable.com 15 Jun '16, 7am

    Singapore's Night Safari zoo welcomed its first baby elephant in six years on May 12, and everyone is still celebrating the good news. Weighing in at 192kg, the still-unnamed calf celebrated its first-month birthday on Sunday by splashing around happily in the zoo's ponds with its mum...

  • This baby elephant splashing around on its birthday will make your day

    mashable.com 15 Jun '16, 6am

    Singapore's Night Safari zoo welcomed its first baby elephant in six years on May 12, and everyone is still celebrating the good news. Weighing in at 192kg, the still-unnamed calf celebrated its first-month birthday on Sunday by splashing around happily in the zoo's ponds with its mum...

  • 700 in Singapore hold vigil for Orlando gay club shooting victims

    mashable.com 15 Jun '16, 6am

    SINGAPORE — Singaporeans have been brought together by the shocking mass shooting over the weekend that killed at least 50 at a gay club in Orlando, Florida. On Tuesday evening, more than 700 people came to a candlelight vigil for the victims. They held up glow sticks because open fla...

  • 700 in Singapore hold vigil for Orlando gay club shooting victims

    mashable.com 15 Jun '16, 6am

    SINGAPORE — Singaporeans have been brought together by the shocking mass shooting over the weekend that killed at least 50 at a gay club in Orlando, Florida. On Tuesday evening, more than 700 people came to a candlelight vigil for the victims. They held up glow sticks because open fla...

  • National corporate training course gets slammed for discriminatory and 'insensitive' materials

    mashable.com 14 Jun '16, 10am

    SINGAPORE — A national accredited management training course was slammed for its "insensitive" training materials, after a photo of one of its pages started circulating on Facebook. According to a poster who calls himself Gary on Facebook, his friend Lai Yew Sin took a training course...

  • Gladiator groomsmen show up, six packs and all, to collect the bride

    mashable.com 14 Jun '16, 4am

    SINGAPORE — Now that's a sight to behold. This picture of Zachary Lee and his band of groomsmen is making its rounds online. On May 28, Lee showed up on the morning of his wedding day at his bride's house, accompanied by eight groomsmen dressed as Spartan gladiators from the movie 300...

  • Gladiator groomsmen show up, six packs and all, to collect the bride

    mashable.com 14 Jun '16, 4am

    SINGAPORE — Now that's a sight to behold. This picture of Zachary Lee and his band of groomsmen is making its rounds online. On May 28, Lee showed up on the morning of his wedding day at his bride's house, accompanied by eight groomsmen dressed as Spartan gladiators from the movie 300...

  • Sony Pictures clears the way to include YouTubers in its movie PR blitz: SINGAPORE — There is a big multi-da...

    Sony Pictures clears the way to include YouTubers in its movie PR blitz

    mashable.com 14 Jun '16, 4am

    After the week is over, Wahle's team will measure the new audience growth that the social creators have helped Sony reach. Eventually, this will affect the way that the company conducts and times future movie launches, and could even affect elements of the movies themselves, he said.

  • Obituary acknowledging gay son goes viral for all the right reasons

    mashable.com 13 Jun '16, 10am

    SINGAPORE — An elderly man's obituary that was published in Singapore's national newspaper over the weekend started circulating because of an unusual mention. Written in first person, the obituary of Ong Peck Lye, who passed away at 82, lists his family members in order of seniority. ...

  • Obituary acknowledging gay son goes viral for all the right reasons

    mashable.com 13 Jun '16, 10am

    SINGAPORE — An elderly man's obituary that was published in Singapore's national newspaper over the weekend started circulating because of an unusual mention. Written in first person, the obituary of Ong Peck Lye, who passed away at 82, lists his family members in order of seniority. ...

  • Singapore pulverises 8 tonnes of illegal ivory

    mashable.com 13 Jun '16, 9am

    Singapore authorities on Monday destroyed 7.9 tonnes of illegal ivory seized from smugglers over the last two years. The massive collection, worth S$13 million ($9.6 million), comes from poachers attempting to use Singapore as a port-of-call in order to conceal the shipments' illegal ...

  • Singapore pulverises 8 tonnes of illegal ivory

    mashable.com 13 Jun '16, 9am

    Singapore authorities on Monday destroyed 7.9 tonnes of illegal ivory seized from smugglers over the last two years. The massive collection, worth S$13 million ($9.6 million), comes from poachers attempting to use Singapore as a port-of-call in order to conceal the shipments' illegal ...

  • Hundreds of ghouls descend on Ghostbusters' red carpet to set new world record

    Hundreds of ghouls descend on Ghostbusters' red carpet to set new world record

    mashable.com 13 Jun '16, 8am

    SINGAPORE — As proof that Ghostbusters is still relevant more than three decades since it first hit our big screens, hundreds of fans showed up at its Southeast Asia red carpet event on Sunday evening dressed as ghosts. Not only did the sea of white-clad crowd make for a good photo op...

  • Steph Curry makes first appearance in 'straight fire' Under Armour sneakers

    mashable.com 12 Jun '16, 9pm

    An interesting update to the NBA Finals series came on Sunday, this time spiced with a dose of sartorial humor. League MVP Steph Curry was roasted on social media last week for the distinctly uncool design of his new Under Armour sneakers called the Curry Two Low. But when asked about...

  • Steph Curry makes first appearance in 'straight fire' Under Armour sneakers

    mashable.com 12 Jun '16, 9pm

    An interesting update to the NBA Finals series came on Sunday, this time spiced with a dose of sartorial humor. League MVP Steph Curry was roasted on social media last week for the distinctly uncool design of his new Under Armour sneakers called the Curry Two Low. But when asked about...

  • Parody ad for Steph Curry's sneakers embraces their dad chic design

    mashable.com 11 Jun '16, 8pm

    Steph Curry's new Two Low sneakers have been much-maligned for resembling the kicks of a dad — probably one who would like you to take out the trash, please. But Jimmy Kimmel decided it was time to embrace that criticism. After all, dads are always on the lookout for a clean pair of s...

  • Singapore now has vending machines that sell books

    mashable.com 11 Jun '16, 6pm

    SINGAPORE — Bookworms rejoice! BooksActually, a local independent bookstore known for its fiction and literature curations, has unveiled book vending machines at high traffic spots in Singapore. SEE ALSO: You can now order pizza from a robot in Singapore Currently, two of the vending ...

  • Samsung Pay starts Southeast Asia rollout with Singapore

    mashable.com 10 Jun '16, 9am

    SINGAPORE — Samsung Pay is coming to Singapore next week, where it will tussle with arch rival Apple for the top spot in the smartphone-saturated market. This makes Singapore the first Southeast Asian country and the fifth globally to get the payment service, allowing you to link a cr...

  • Samsung Pay starts Southeast Asia rollout with Singapore

    mashable.com 10 Jun '16, 9am

    SINGAPORE — Samsung Pay is coming to Singapore next week, where it will tussle with arch rival Apple for the top spot in the smartphone-saturated market. This makes Singapore the first Southeast Asian country and the fifth globally to get the payment service, allowing you to link a cr...