Google Maps will report congestion on trains and other top lifestyle news to know

(PHOTO: Screenshot from Google Maps)
(PHOTO: Screenshot from Google Maps)

By: Jade Yong

Stay up to date with the latest in Lifestyle, Fashion, Entertainment and Celebrity News. Here are your Top 5 of the Day:

Google Maps will report congestion on trains

Unpleasantly squeezing yourself into a train with others with no regard of personal space, while having your olfactory senses assaulted by end of day workers, can be something to leave in the past. Google Maps is launching a new feature today where travellers get to see how congested their train or subway or bus will be, making it possible for commuters to factor in their ride comfort, as they plan their journey.

Facebook outage on Wednesday

A media outage hit Facebook’s social media platforms yesterday with millions of users affected around the world. The social media giant has responded that it’s working on a solution to the problem that involves Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services. Users around the world have been using the #Facebookdown and #instagramdown hashtags on Twitter.

Halle Bailey is Ariel

Actress Halle Bailey has been announced to play Ariel in the Disney remake of The Little Mermaid, and it seems there’s no one more excited than Zendaya, who was rumoured to likely take the role. The actresses exchange congratulations and declarations of love when the news broke, with actor and writer Lin Manuel one of the first people to break the news on social media.

Toms go for the stars

Toms is known for its humanitarian initiatives alongside peddling its iconic slip-ons and sneakers. Now the shoe brand has launched a collection based on its collaboration with Star Wars, with inspiration drawn from the first three films released. Familiar characters like Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Ewoks feature on the shoes.

Terry Crews confirms “White Girls” sequel

The movie White Girls was released 15 years ago, and was so ridiculous that it rose very quickly to cult status. Since then, fans of the movie have been waiting for a sequel; and on a talk show recently, actor Terry Crews confirmed that they might just get what they want! The Wayan brothers who originally starred and wrote the film, want a sequel to move forward and have told Crews that they’re “getting it going”.