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FIRST came Uber and Grab, which let users book rides on their smartphones with just a few taps of buttons - and which quickly grew into everyday tools without which I couldn't imagine life in...

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CARLO Ratti is a lot of things: architect, engineer, activist, and voted one of the world's most influential designers. He runs his own design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati, and...

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LAST Friday, while on board a Jetstar Asia flight to Bangkok for a weekend getaway, I had my nose buried in the airline's inflight magazine. It was routine for me: I believe that beneath the...

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WHAT if God was one of us? Us Twitter users that is. What tweets would he post to the Twittersphere? Thanks to a parody account named "God", we now have a satirical glimpse into what's...

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SOME signs are subtle, like the "NZ roads are different. Allow more time" ones that are plentiful in the Southland and West Coast regions, where overseas drivers are said to make up a large...

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MOST of us have, at various points in our lives, wished for more time. But unless you own a DeLorean and your name is Marty McFly, us mere mortals will just have to be content with the standard 24...

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DAWSON Road, Haji Lane, Seng Poh Road and Aliwal Street: what do these places have in common? If you guessed graffiti, you're right. Artworks, ranging from a woman peeling open her chest to a...

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LAST Saturday evening, Gardens by the Bay was a hive of activity. It was the final weekend of 2017, and park-goers - tourists, mostly - looked relaxed and happy just lolling about and taking in the...

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IN FINLAND, you're never far from tech wonders. They can be found at the airport, at the buffet in a city hotel, and even inside a glass igloo near Santa Claus Village. ...

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TWO Mondays ago, it wasn't the quietest of weekday nights around Clarke Quay, a popular nightlife spot in Singapore. In fact, there was a real buzz inside one of my favourite Mexican joints,...