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  1. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple team 'developing wristwatch computer'

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

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Company needs breakthrough product to counter sluggish sales and competition Apple team 'developing wristwatch computer' Apple has a team of about 100 ... asked not to be named because the plans are private. The team's size suggested Apple was beyond the experimentation phase in its development, they said. Chief executive Tim Cook is facing ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China the first developing nation in a century to rival leaders of technology

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... dropping to about 8.5 in 2010. As for research and development productivity, China shows a rising curve of resident patent filings per R&D expenditure, from a base of 1 in 2000 to an index ... applications, with some 521,500 filings in 2011, towering above all other countries including South Korea (58,600) and Germany (54,000). What do these numbers mean? Up to now, China has developed very ...

  3. News - World - PREHISTORY

    Ancestors developed stone-tipped weapons earlier than thought

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg in New York

    ... Bloomberg in New York Archaeological find pushes back use of stone-tipped weapons by 200,000 years Ancestors grew smart earlier than we thought Scientists have found evidence that human ancestors used stone-tipped weapons 200,000 years earlier than once t ...

  4. Doubts raised over plans to develop school e-books

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The government's HK$50 million subsidy to develop the e-textbook market in an attempt to cut the rising cost of school books drew criticism from ... of up to 50 per cent of the development cost of an e-textbook for primary and secondary pupils, or HK$4 million per project. The grant would be given on a dollar-for-dollar basis and distributed ...

  5. Development of digital textbooks 'to cost millions'

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Non-profit organisations will have to spend millions of dollars before they can qualify for a new government scheme to develop high-quality digital ... of pushing up prices. Wilton Fok, head of the e-learning technology development laboratory at the University of Hong Kong, said he welcomed the government's announcement on Tuesday of a HK$50 ...

  6. University develops app to protect cloud data

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Chinese University has developed an Android application that will help users protect their data in cloud storage by installing two user-encrypted ... unlimited data plans. The app is free and will be publicly available in May when a version may be developed for Apple iPhones, which use the iOS operating system. The innovation will be on display ...

  7. 'Standardised' services set as development goal

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Development and Reform Commission said yesterday in a draft plan of economic development goals it wants to 'standardise' telecommunications services. 'We will expand the trials ... Congress kicked off. 'We will implement and improve policies and measures to promote the development of the non-public sector.' The government has for years been pushing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Bernard Chan wants public policy consultations via social networks

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... towns in the northeast New Territories and proposed reclamation for new developments. He told a business audience that the current approach, which asks people to comment on a formed proposal ... speech on Hong Kong's sustainability. His comments came ahead of a consultation forum in Sheung Shui on Saturday on new town developments in the northeast New Territories that is expected ...

  9. Engineers develop new method to check air pollution

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Chinese University engineers have developed technology previously used by the US military to detect explosives to check for toxic air pollutants. ... their weight. The other is by observing the vibrating frequency of the cantilevers. The more pollutants there are, the wider the frequency. Yung's team has also developed a hand-held portable ...

  10. Stay tuned to developments if you have designs on Web career

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei For Web designer Carl Leung, having to keep abreast of the latest technological developments is the best and worst part of his job. 'Just two years ago, people used laptops to get online, whereas many of us now surf the net using our iPhones and iPads,' Leung says. 'I love learning new skills but it is frustrating to see one's brilliant ...




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