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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Disabled sailor explores sea with remotely operated vehicle

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... bought a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), which can be used either in water or on land. For the past two weeks he has been trying it out at home and at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, of which he ... with him while on a boat and use it to see under the water. He can use it on land using Wi-Fi, with his smartphone displaying what the ROV is seeing. "The actions of an idiot left me ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - MUSIC

    Spotify launches in Hong Kong

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Spotify sounds out the city It's been a long wait, but Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, finally landed in Hong Kong last month. The music service which lets subscribers stream music for free already has 24 million users around the world - six million of whom are now paying customers. So how does the service work? Spotify ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Gas boom may be mixed blessing for climate change

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by PATRICK LUI

    ... After it is formed, it becomes fairly stable and looks like ice. About 99 per cent of methane hydrate deposits are found in deep-water environments and 1 per cent occurs on land. It may be found in nodules and mounds on the seafloor and in spaces such as pores, cracks, and seams within sediment on the seabed that is hundreds of metres thick, as deep as 2,000 metres down. It occurs on land ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How can Hongkongers avoid being struck by lightning?

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Chan

    ... John Chan Staying indoors is vital when a storm approaches. A system called Atlas lets ground workers at Hong Kong airport know when to take shelter How can we avoid being struck by lightning? What are the odds of being struck by lightning in Hong Kong? R ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS TOM YAM

    Technology can unearth mysteries of Henry Tang's 'underground palace'

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Yam

    ... executive and could land him or his wife in prison: the illegally constructed 2,250 sq ft basement discovered at their home in February last year. The construction of the basement is now under ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE MAGAZINE'S TOP 10 ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2012

    Finding the Higgs boson tops scientific achievements this year

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Finding the Higgs boson, and year's other triumphs From landing the Curiosity rover on Mars after a 350-million-mile journey, to the discovery ... have them created in a test tube from their own cells and then implanted in their body. Nasa engineers landed the3.3 tonne Mars Curiosity rover on the Red Planet by using an innovative landing ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 24, 2012

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ...   Disappearing act lands us all in the rough Our government saw fit to pay HK$16 million from the Mega Events Fund to underwrite the status of the Hong Kong Open golf tournament. However, this leg ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Cloud-based networks are power-hungry beasts

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

    ... and recovery plans. Backups of backups are needed. All that data needs servers, cooling systems, a constant, uninterrupted supply of electricity and land. Welcome to "dirty data", which ...

  9. Business - ELECTRICITY

    Infrastructure expansion key to data hub hopes

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... centres and provided assistance to 10 projects. A big advantage for establishing a data centre in the city is having two local utilities (the other is Hongkong Electric), deliver what is called ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Apple's new iPhone 5 arrives in Hong Kong on Tuesday

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Bloomberg

    ... Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect Apple to sell 58 million iPhone 5s this year - nearly 15 million per month. While Hongkongers had to wait a full year for the first "official" ...




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