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  1. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Twitter chief's Shanghai visit may signal growing interest in China

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Twitter chief signals China interest with visit Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo will meet Shanghai municipal government officials, academics and students in his first visit to China, signalling Twitter's interest in cracking a lucrative but thorny market with 600 million internet users. Twitter, which has been blocked by mainland censors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1450943/twitter-chiefs-shanghai-visit-may-signal-growing-interest-china
  2. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Macau casinos, major Hong Kong companies look at facial recognition

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Lana Lam

    ... firms and five Hong Kong companies- ranging from small businesses to multinationals- were interested. "The reaction has been positive," Chan said. The use of biometrics has grown significantly in recent years in everything from immigration checkpoints to Facebook's photo-verification software, which can identify a person from a photograph at near human-level accuracy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479396/macau-casinos-major-hong-kong-companies-look-facial-recognition
  3. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    It's a dog's life: automated kennel lets hounds video chat with owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by DANNY LEE

    ... will unveil a smaller prototype of the kennel- the final version of which will take the form of a double-decker bus the height of a human- at the fair on April 20. "Our intelligent systems can provide a better living environment for pet dogs and will bring changes to the lives of humans and their pets," Zhang said. The company plans to launch the product next year but has yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474290/its-dogs-life-automated-kennel-lets-hounds-video-chat-owners
  4. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Students showcase innovative apps at tech fairs

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Christy Choi

    ... mimics his actions. In Real Steel, human boxers are replaced by robots controlled in similar ways. At a press conference yesterday, Fong's classmate used an app and voice commands to control ... to programme. If I can teach them to programme robots, that's going to be much better getting their interest," Fong said. At the next table, Chinese University showed off its Match A Day, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458724/students-showcase-innovative-apps-tech-fairs
  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong government spending millions developing apps that no one downloads

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... interesting information but few people knew about them because of the absence of promotion or marketing. "If the AFCD had told Steven Ho Chun-yin about the [red tide] app, he could have told his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463336/costly-government-apps-lag-popularity-game
  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Paraplegic fitted with exoskeleton to take first kick of World Cup in Brazil

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... are very smooth," Nicolelis said. "They are human movements, not robotic movements." Nicolelis says that in trials so far, his patients seem to have taken to the exoskeleton. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463239/paraplegic-fitted-exoskeleton-take-first-kick-world-cup-brazil
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Move over Siri: Microsoft launches speaking personal assistant for phones

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... are more interested in high-end or medium-tier devices, Gartner principal research analyst Tuong Huy Nguyen said. "They really needed to move the price point of Windows devices down market, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464150/microsoft-launches-cortana-smartphone-virtual-assistant-take-siri-and
  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook eyes drone maker to replace satellites to get web to poor countries

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:04pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Facebook looks at drones to replace satellites Facebook is reportedly interested in acquiring a company that makes drones capable of flying at high altitudes for up to five ... satellites. The talks, confirmed by technology website TechCrunch, indicate that Facebook is likely interested in the drones that fly as high as 20 kilometres as part of its internet.org initiative. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441256/facebook-eyes-drone-maker-replace-satellites-get-web-poor-countries
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    3-D tracking technology for mobile phones being studied at Google

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... Project leader Johnny Lee said the goal of the project, which incorporates robotics and vision-processing technology, was "to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space ... Movidius said the goal was "to mirror human vision with a newfound level of depth, clarity and realism on mobile and portable connected devices". "Google has paved the future ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432859/3-d-tracking-technology-mobile-phones-being-studied-google
  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    'Insect' drone with flapping wings developed by Dutch scientists

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... like a large dragonfly or grasshopper as it flitters about the room, using two tiny low-resolution video cameras, reproducing the 3-D vision of human eyes, and an on-board computer to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433810/insect-drone-flapping-wings-developed-dutch-scientists

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