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App warns you when you enter an area where sex crimes have been committed

By Yvette Tan2017-02-20 07:16:49 UTC You’re about to take a shortcut through a back alley when suddenly your phone beeps — a notification pops up warning you that a sex crime has been committed there. That’s what one prefecture in Japan is doing with its new “Mimamotchi” app. The app, which uses GPS to track the user’s locations, automatically sends information when users enter areas where sex crimes have been

India's only active volcano is back from the dead after 150 years

By Sohini Mitter2017-02-20 07:15:48 UTC Barren Islands volcano, India’s only active volcano, is reportedly spewing lava and ash after a gap of 150 years. It erupted for about four hours in January, scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) claimed. The volcano is situated in Barren Islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago. Some unsubstantiated reports even claim that it is South Asia’s only active volcano.  Its first recorded

'Homeland' recap: Quinn has a no good, very bad day

He won’t win Babysitter of the Year anytime soon.Image: JoJo Whilden/SHOWTIME By Andrea Reiher2017-02-20 05:10:55 UTC This recap contains spoilers for Homeland Season 6, episode 5, “Casus Belli.” Refresh your memory with our recap of episode 604. After a slow start, the Homeland we know and love is back with Season 6’s fifth episode, “Casus Belli,” which means “an act or situation provoking or justifying war.” The act in question

An English version of China's biggest taxi app is coming, but there's a small problem

Didi overpowered Uber in China just last year.Image: Hwee Young/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Victoria Ho2017-02-20 04:58:01 UTC China’s top (and pretty much monopolist) taxi app, Didi Chuxing, is quietly trialing an English version. The app, which doesn’t even have an English listing in the App Store yet, started showing English translations to some users, according to Shanghai resident, Mathieu Bouchara. Bouchara said that not only was his app’s interface in English, Chinese

Frugal person escapes burning bus, then returns to 'tap off' travel card, and fair enough

By Johnny Lieu2017-02-20 04:26:43 UTC Public transport systems around the world require people to “tap off” their travel cards when exiting a bus or train, and forgetting to do so is a big (and expensive) headache. But public transport investigators in Australia’s Sydney were stunned to find that one of 22 passengers escaping a bus fire last September, went back to the flaming bus try and “tap off,” according to

What's different about Snapchat's next new original series

Image: snap inc/mashable composite By Saba Hamedy2017-02-10 11:00:00 UTC A&E has became the latest network to partner up with Snap Inc. to produce original content for Snapchat. Second Chance is the first unscripted show produced by a network for Snapchat that is not based on an existing television brand or franchise. It’s set to premiere on the platform in April.  The show “brings emotional exes face to face to explore

Teenagers spot fire on plane flying overhead, avert major disaster

Image: Altaf Qadri/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Manish SinghIndia2017-02-10 10:54:39 UTC A major mishap was averted Wednesday evening after two teenagers informed authorities about fire in the tail of a GoAir flight that flew overhead.  The flight, carrying 194 people, did an emergency landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport minutes after it was informed about the fire. Rohit Singh and his cousin Nitin, residents of Dwarka, Delhi  were sitting on a terrace

Meet the Scottish people who've hated Trump for a decade

By Sam Haysom2017-02-10 10:39:04 UTC [embedded content] If you ever needed proof that Scottish people take absolutely zero shit, just watch the clip above. Filmed for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, “The Original Trump Haters” features interviews with the Scottish people who stood up to Trump back when he was trying to build his golf course in Aberdeenshire. From the farmer who refused to sell him land to the man

Ricky Gervais still manages to be hilarious while failing the hot wing challenge

By April Hautea2017-02-10 10:34:51 UTC [embedded content] If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the interview chair, Ricky Gervais. In the above episode of YouTube series Hot Ones, Gervais manages to talk about his new movie, explain his brilliant bathtub selfies, and demonstrate his random knowledge of the animal kingdom — all while suffering through some pretty intense heat. Even while in pain, Gervais makes comedy look easy.

Disney Business Solutions launches 360° virtual tour of Disneyland Paris

Disney Business Solutions continues to be innovative and places new technologies at the core of its offers, introducing a new application featuring a 360° virtual tour of Disneyland Paris hotels, convention centres and business spaces. The application is available on the App Store and Google Play and makes it easier for professionals to discover all facilities Disney Business Solutions has to offer, either in an empty or equipped setting. Clients