Talking Points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 3:09am

Apple unveils its latest must-have gadget

Just weeks after its momentous launch of the iPhone 5, Apple is back with what is expected to be another hot gadget - a "mini" version of its market-leading iPad tablet. Apple sent out invitations for an event in San Jose, California, keeping details under wraps as it normally does, saying only: "We've got a little more to show you." Blogs that closely monitor Apple say the new tablet could be priced from US$249 to US$399, which could put pressure on rivals such as the Amazon Kindle Fire.


Gay pride march is loud and proud

The city's first gay lawmaker joins Hong Kong's annual pride march, celebrating gay and lesbian culture. People Power's Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, a DJ better known as "Slow Beat", came out shortly after being elected last month and the former disc jockey has been named the "rainbow ambassador" for the parade, which starts at 2.30pm in Causeway Bay and is expected to attract more than 1,000 marchers.


Air quality report released

The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs in Beijing launches this year's air quality transparency index. The index was introduced by the institute and Renmin University's law school last year to gauge the availability of access to environmental information and to compare the transparency of air quality information in 20 mainland cities and 10 others around the world, including Hong Kong.


007 returns with premiere of Skyfall

James Bond is back, with the world premiere of the British superspy's latest film outing taking place in London. Skyfall, directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and again starring Daniel Craig, takes Bond to locations including Istanbul, Shanghai and Macau. It's been four years since Bond's last film, a delay attributed to the financial difficulties of the studio, MGM.


Protests as Hungary remembers revolution

Hungary marks the anniversary of the 1956 revolution that was brutally suppressed by Soviet troops - with large-scale demonstrations both in favour of and against the government expected on the streets of Budapest. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's administration faces accusations of increasing authoritarianism and passing anti-democratic legislation as the country copes with the after-effects of the financial crisis.


Bad girl Lindsay Lohan in trouble - again

Actress Lindsay Lohan is due in a New York court to face allegations that she clipped a pedestrian with her car and failed to stop. The 26-year-old star was arrested after leaving a nightclub. Police said no alcohol was involved. Lohan remains on informal probation for shoplifting a necklace.