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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Killer robots not far off, Human Rights Watch warns

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Human Rights Watch warns of development of fully automonous combat machines 'Killer robots' close, says report Hollywood-style robots able ... Humanity"- issued on Monday by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic- raised the alarm over the ethics of the looming technology. Calling them ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong expected to lead the way as smartwatch sales predicted to soar

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... and excessive bulk- will be worked out over time. But there is concern that having yet another gadget will get in the way of normal human interaction. Professor John Bacon-Shone, director of the Social ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple may be open to a deal on patent row over Siri

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Sophie Yu, BIEN PEREZ

    ... in 2004 and received approval in 2009. "It took five years to issue the patent, which shows that the patent office is very prudent and careful in granting such rights," Yuan said. Apple, ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Inside Bloodhound SSC, the car aiming to crack the 1,000mph mark

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by The Guardian

    ... on the rear of the handgrips prime and fire the rockets. Bloodhound has pedals like a normal car- right for the accelerator, left for the brakes, though these wheel brakes only contribute to about ... he accepts he does not know what it will be like travelling at 1,000mph along a desert trace track. "This is human adventure, it's about people doing stuff, it's climbing ...

  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Europe’s effort to rein in Google seen in United States as censorship

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... critic of the ruling, summarised it as a "technologically incompetent violation of human rights". He said it amounted to censorship, and he predicted it would ultimately be scrapped. ... data are basic human rights," he said. In America, freedom of speech and free-market solutions tend to prevail, he said. ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harley-Davidson generates a buzz with prototype electric motorcycle

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:02pm by Reuters

    ... motorcycle was another move in the right direction for the company. "The electric bike has created a significant buzz already and younger people are excited." Other companies have electric ...

  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Computer program convinces judges it’s a teenager, passing Turing Test for first time

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:12pm by GDN

    ... trick a human into thinking it's actually a fellow human? That question gave birth to the "Turing Test" 65 years ago. Last weekend, a computer passed that test. For a computer to pass the test, it must dupe 30 per cent of the human interrogators who converse with the computer for five minutes in a text conversation. It's up to the humans to separate the machines ...

  8. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    After IPO success, JD.com chief seeks to oust Alibaba as No 1 online retailer

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Reuters

    ... in a US$37 billion company that mean he's now worth close to US$8 billion, Liu still controls 84 per cent of voting rights at JD.com If that causes corporate governance concerns, it makes his ... US$430 million for the two previous years. Investors can be sure Liu does not miss any important decision-making if he is away- with majority control of voting rights, all board decisions require ...

  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Amazon unveils its first smartphone, which can recognise the world around it

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Associated Press in Seattle

    ... share right away, but making a phone that is ideal for a certain customer and hoping it takes hold. “We wanted to make a device that’s great for one person,” Bezos said. “It’s like a certain ... AT&T had exclusive rights to the iPhone in the US until 2011, when Verizon and eventually others got it, too. Amazon’s stock rose US$8.76, or 2.7 per cent, to close Wednesday at US$334.38. ...

  10. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Taiwanese celebrity Jimmy Lin posts ‘leaked iPhone 6 images’

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:18pm by Chris Luo

    ... earlier versions of the Apple smartphone. The images appear to confirm earlier speculation about the new design. “[It has] a 4.7-inch screen. Its power button is moved slightly to the right ...




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