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  1. Lifestyle - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Spoiler etiquette

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by BEN SIN

    ... Prematurely revealing the ending, or a major plot twist, of a film, television show, or book is perhaps the biggest crime in pop culture etiquette. Before the birth of social media ... of an honest mistake: people eager to discuss a film or book they have just finished. Spoiler etiquette- meaning where and, more importantly, when to discuss sensitive information- has been well ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: Do you own your content?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... and conditions every time we join an online music or movie download service, but we do so at our peril because the hoards of MP3s, downloaded movies and even e-books we've "purchased" ... books and CDs could be lent around and sold. That's no longer the situation; a company in the US offering to sell "second-hand" MP3 downloads has been sued by one of the major ...

  3. Lifestyle - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: Data with destiny

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter lifestyle@scmp.com Data with destiny Historians are normally to be found leafing through dusty books, searching forgotten library archives or buried in archaeological digs, but this may not be the case for much longer. Reams of historical documents have already been digitised, but what about our generation's "born-digital" e-mails, e-books, word-processed ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Will robots one day write a bestseller?

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Lee thinks that a potential problem with automated writing technology- which might one day bring the prospect of personalised books- is that robots write in low-quality language that's ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Intelligent machines are on the horizon

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... of at least 90 servers and 16,000 gigabytes of RAM, Watson- developed by IBM- can process the equivalent of a million books per second. And using revolutionary smart learning software called DeepQA, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Smartphone games are killing gaming consoles

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... on a smartphone, pause the game, and pick it up at exactly that point later in the day on, say, a tablet or television. Owners of Amazon's Kindle e-book reader can already do this if they choose to sync their books with a Kindle app on a smartphone or tablet. "They will have to embrace cloud gaming," Wilkins says of the gaming giants. "It's a big area of development. ...

  7. Lifestyle - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital lifestyle: sports marketing

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... So explosive has been the impact of social media that sports journalists long ago swapped their little black book of contacts for accounts on micro-blogging websites, and frequently get their breaking news direct from comments from sports stars now too distant to interview. However, there's increasing concern that sports stars are indirectly being silenced by sponsors. Having ...



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