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  1. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... are at play. Those who believe that the historical link between productivity growth and job growth has been broken base their case on the experience of the last decade and a half. They argue ... the reality that adjustment can be very painful, the fallout more prolonged than necessary- and even permanent in the worst-case scenarios. Governments bear much of the responsibility for aggravating ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... text-based communications in the courts. “This first step toward modernisation will help journalists cover court cases in a more active and timely way that promotes public access.” But Ma made ... courtrooms, though filming of most cases remains banned. The country’s Supreme Court has streamed its proceedings live online since 2011, and last year began uploading video of its judges reading ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Taiwan's HTC looks to new handset designs to exit slump

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... with tablets, in line with one of the latest consumer trends, analysts believe. Some new devices will include cameras for low indoor light and come in metal casing rather than the usual plastic. Metal casing for a smartphone is thinner, easier to handle and able to expel heat, though it may cramp phone signals. These plans require supplies that may not be as stable as Apple's, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The tragic tale of the telephone's real inventor, Antonio Meucci

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Angelo Paratico

    ... which proposed- and, in several cases, achieved- the forced sterilisation of individuals it considered inferior. The real inventor of the telephone- which he called "electrophone"- ... a company with Western Union. Meucci sued, and the court case drew considerable public sympathy for the poor Italian immigrant who could barely speak English. But the judge ruled in favour of Bell, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Invention prevents ships from colliding with nearby bridges

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... "Constructing a bridge costs billions of dollars. In many cases, the ships responsible [for damage to bridges] cannot be identified. But even if they were and the owners brought to court, they would pay ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Spotlight on China's hackers after accusations against PLA unit 61398

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... said. "In that case, they are allowed much greater freedom than would be the case in Western countries, where hacking is illegal, and the law is more strictly enforced." China has ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Ins and outs of a hacker's life is as dull as office work

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... and Technology said one of the oldest and simplest ways still works in many cases: guessing passwords. He said: "A high percentage of people use passwords which are easy to guess, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 7, 2013

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... television, electricity and air and rail transport may be disrupted in a worst-case scenario. AFP   Spring break for Mars rovers in orbit It is the Martian version of spring break: Curiosity, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Internet guru Kim Dotcom plans to sue Hong Kong government

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... and Response teams and in conjunction with a dramatic raid in New Zealand where Dotcom was living at the time. Customs officials were first approached in late-2010 by the FBI to help them with the case against Megaupload. Dotcom said his legal team was releasing a white paper about the case later this month. A spokeswoman for the Customs Department would not comment on the case and would ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Samsung takes fight against Apple to New York with S4 launch

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... 5. Jefferies cut its price target for Apple this week, over concerns that the next phone will be delayed because of problems with the device's casing colours. The mounting competition ...




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