Tokyo Is No Longer the Most Expensive City in the World

Legendarily unaffordable Tokyo is no longer the priciest metropolis in the world—it has been supplanted by another, far more inaccessible city. Want to take a guess who it is? It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. The world's most expensive city is… » 3/04/14 2:40pm 3/04/14 2:40pm

Japan Has Double the Robots of Everyone Else, Density-Wise

As a break from all this CES news, let's talk about robots—specifically, which countries are chock full of them. Unsurprisingly, Japan has the densest robot population, with 295 industrial automatons per every 10,000 workers. » 1/09/09 12:15am 1/09/09 12:15am

Man Banned From Owning a Camera Phone After Secretly Filming Woman On…

A man in Singapore (where else) has been banned from owning a camera phone for a year after being caught secretly filming a woman in an airport bathroom. Actually, "secretly" is probably a strong word when you consider that the perp, 19-year-old Samuel Ong, simply slid his camera phone under the cubicle door to catch a… » 6/11/08 5:10pm 6/11/08 5:10pm

Biggest Flyer In the World Makes Everyone Look Like Ants

This is the view from the biggest flyer in the world, a 492-foot diameter monster located in Singapore, 16 feet bigger than the Star of Nanchang, China, and 98 feet more than the London Eye (which I'm looking at right now, after moving into the city this weekend.) The capsules' interior look straight out of 2001: A… » 6/03/08 11:40am 6/03/08 11:40am

Singapore Airlines Flights Get iPhone/iPod Docks and 15.4-inch LCDs

Singapore Airlines is installing iPod docks and 15.4-inch widescreen LCDs in their all-Business Class Airbus A340-500 flights between NY/LA and Singapore, ensuring that we're going to be flying with them if we ever have to travel to that part of the world. Each business customer can dock their iPhone or iPod and watch… » 5/15/08 8:00pm 5/15/08 8:00pm

World's Largest Commercial Jet, Airbus A380, Makes Maiden Voyage (Video)

The Airbus A380, the biggest commercial jetliner ever put into production, at long last took its first trip—and it didn't hit any icebergs. Out of a possible 850 travelers, 450 were on board in this seven-hour Singapore Airlines trip from, well, Singapore all the way to Sydney. This means that, today Airbus officially… » 10/25/07 10:27am 10/25/07 10:27am

Singapore Contest Offers $600k for Best Robo-Warrior

All you bot builders listen up. Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency is holding a contest to see who can build the best street-fighting robowarrior. The prize? One million Singapore dollars (about $652,000 US). The bar is set pretty high, however, as the winning bot will have to know how to move within… » 1/24/07 5:11pm 1/24/07 5:11pm