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  1. Rise of the drones

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... unfolding live on television might do the trick; the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 definitely did. People who had gone unintroduced for years were rubbing shoulders, giggling like schoolboys as the toy took to the air. The drone is a remote-controlled helicopter, or quadricopter, as the maker likes to call it, operated via Wi-fi, with a smartphone as the control unit. The device records pictures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004760/rise-drones
  2. Parrot introduces its gee-whizz gizmos to what should be a receptive audience

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with his inner child as he piloted an AR Drone 2.0- the first quadricopter controlled by Wi-fi- using his iPhone. The flying machine- which hovered and moved swiftly as per Seydoux's directions- is equipped with a high-definition video camera to capture images in real time. The Drone- which will be available in Hong Kong next month- lived up to Seydoux's boast that: 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998417/parrot-introduces-its-gee-whizz-gizmos-what-should-be-receptive-audience
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    The pros and cons of robot weapons

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... of autonomous weaponry are we happy to use calculation, accuracy and efficiency? The spectre of man-free warfare isn't new. Unmanned aircraft and drones are used for surveillance in Pakistan, Yemen ... firing is done remotely by a human. More common are drones, otherwise known as an unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), such as the latest Northrop Grumman X47B, which, for the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1201903/pros-and-cons-robot-weapons
  4. Gadget corner

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including the drone of an aircraft's engines- by up to 90 per cent. In fact the technology, called NoiseGard, was originally developed for pilots. The TalkThrough function button makes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703241/gadget-corner
  5. NR-10 High Tech Earphones

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the drone of an aircraft's jets or the snoring of the passenger next to you. Who needs them? Whether you commute or exercise while listening to music or are a regular traveller seeking to cut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649404/nr-10-high-tech-earphones
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - MANUFACTURING

    3-D printing opens up brave new world of instant manufacturing

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... produce the parts for a drone, for example, but build a complete vehicle that can fly right out of the printer," wrote Neil Gershenfeld, an expert in the field and professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1126525/3-d-printing-opens-brave-new-world-instant-manufacturing
  7. Pushy PCs put the past out to pasture

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... powers of invigilation, will become increasingly anachronistic, its blackboards and dusters and droning pedagogues a relic of a bygone era. Parents and teachers need time to adjust to the idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466560/pushy-pcs-put-past-out-pasture
  8. face facts

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... it as if it were child porn. Proving that for every shield there's a sword, Facebook drones have enlisted dodges such as Bypass Proxy, software designed to bypass online restrictions. Rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626573/face-facts
  9. Leash of life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... project. Gritting your teeth, you make excuses for walking away from your friends, who feel sorry for you until their turn comes. It always does. A beleaguered tech-giant drone I know recently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579216/leash-life
  10. Beware the bunny boilers

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the organiser for refusing to pay a subscription. If you're thinking of signing up for an online social life, beware the corporate drones rather than beard-touting mavericks with a fondness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559464/beware-bunny-boilers

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