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  1. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese scientists develop mini-camera to scan crowds for potential suicide bombers

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:15am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... faces in the crowd Chinese scientists are developing a mini-camera to scan crowds for highly stressed individuals, offering law-enforcement officers a potential tool to spot would-be suicide ... indicator- the level of blood oxygenation. Using hyperspectral imaging, which examines information across the electromagnetic spectrum, Chen and his research team have developed a "stress ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Cashmere that cleans itself when left in daylight is developed by Hong Kong scientists

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com CityU team's cashmere uses sun to clean itself A team at City University has developed a self-cleaning cashmere that uses energy from the sun. ... is not on the list of materials restricted by the US, according to Tommy Siu Yuk-yinn, senior research and development manager with TAL, a major clothing manufacturer in Hong Kong that supplies the US ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Latest VR prototype from Oculus is a (360°) head-spinner

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... head tracking. "That was not easy," Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told developers on Saturday. "It's still not perfect. None of this is perfect yet, but it's much, much ... considerable attention from film and video game makers. Oculus released a second prototype to developers this year. Iribe said 100,000 development kits had been shipped to 130 countries. "I never ...

  4. Business - Economy - TECHNOLOGY

    Thank the rich for driving technology trends that will benefit us

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 01:08pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Tesla may provide another example. And we are seeing massive research and development in robotics, some of it aimed at replacing ordinary consumer appliances, like vacuum cleaners, with more ... based around the concept of low-end disruption. It might be time for a high-end disruption fund. Why now? After all, in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Rise of the geeks: Hong Kong's young entrepreneurs plot a tech revolution

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by JUNE SUN

    ... developers, programmers, and investors converge on Cocoon, a co-working space in Tin Hau, to listen to business ideas presented by six budding companies. The winner, Notey, a topic-based, searchable ... development company with a product that can help children improve their concentration skills, and in which Nest invested in March. "We've always known how to do things mean and lean," ...

  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's new programming tool opens door to more Hong Kong developers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Tech giant's new programming language to open doors for HK developers App developers see Apple potential Hong Kong mobile application companies predict more local developers will join the ranks of those creating apps for Apple devices, following the technology giant's surprise release of a new programming language earlier this month. ...

  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft lays off 2,100

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle Microsoft will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced as it moves towards its new chief executive’s goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 per cent of its workforce. News of the closure of the Microsoft Research lab at the company’s campus in Mountain View, California, was first made public ...

  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft postpones release of Xbox One in mainland China

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... JD.com could not be reached for comment. At the ChinaJoy Expo in Shanghai last month, Microsoft said it was working with 13 top mainland game developers to bring premium local content to the Xbox ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hua Capital hires Bank of America for OmniVision deal

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Bloomberg

    ... the chip design and testing fund under the Beijing government's 30 billion-yuan (HK$37.8 billion) Semiconductor Industry Development Fund, according to its website. The fund was set up ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    'Cheetah-bot' aims to give Usain Bolt a run for his money one day

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:53pm by NYT

    ... the robot is already a multi-sport athlete- it can also do hurdles, leaping over obstacles up to 33cm tall and sprinting onwards. The key is in the running algorithm that the researchers developed ...




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