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  1. Welcome to the 'more human' Google

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hongkongers using the Google search engine will find the website 'more human', the company said yesterday, as it rolled out a new function intended ... to understand people's search queries and provide additional information in a box on the right hand side of the search results page. For example, a search for 'Hong Kong' yesterday ...

  2. Oracle software forecasts a brighter future for human resource solutions

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many of today's top businesses manage human capital as a strategic asset. They know that success depends on aligning the workforce with business targets and having clear criteria to measure performance and gauge overall corporate progress. A key to this is not just having the right computer hardware, but also having enterprise software products specifically designed ...

  3. Corporate profits have a human cost

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... labour rights are the favourites of manufacturers. Big corporations take advantage of low production costs to make fat profits while factory workers put their health and sometimes even lives ...

  4. Almost human

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Her flawless skin consists of supple, synthetic silicon jelly that feels strangely human. Her face is a fusion of two unnamed, albeit well-known, South Korean actresses. Her ... intense eyes can lock with a stranger's. She is EveR-1 (right; for 'Eve Robot'), a female android about 160cm tall and weighing 50kg, created by scientists from the Korea Institute ...

  5. Balancing family values and children's privacy

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There should be no argument about whether a child has rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Hong Kong is a signatory, is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. But there is a debate about where to draw the line between children's rights and the rights and responsibilities of parents. Lawmakers in Hubei have added fuel ...

  6. Man's hospital records put on Facebook

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Tuen Mun Hospital will investigate how a patient's personal information wound up on a social networking website. The leak was made by a person claiming to work as a nurse at the hospital who expressed frustration with the behaviour of the ...

  7. Buying a flat is often a matter of being there at the right time

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... Scarlet Ma The residential property market in Mid-Levels is a seller's one. For every half-decent flat there is a mad race to see which buyer can put money into the hands of the flat owner before the price rises. My boyfriend wants to buy his first f ...

  8. Computer sector to issue privacy guidelines

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The computer sector plans to issue guidelines to repair shops on the handling of sensitive data to allay customers' privacy fears following the celebrity sex-pictures scandal. Shops that adopt the guidelines would display a sign and sign ...

  9. The Most Human Human

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan The Most Human Human by Brian Christian Random House Audio (audiobook) Even the experts can get it wrong, as Robert Epstein discovered in 2007. The founder of the Loebner Prize Competition, in which robots compete with human 'confederates' in a game of imitation, spent four months exchanging love letters with a Russian woman he 'met' through ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    IBM says computers will be able to simulate human senses in five years

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... capabilities to simulate the human senses. IBM said computers may be able to use algorithms to determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like certain tastes. "Not only ...




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