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  1. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Japan robot firm showcases thought-controlled suits

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 04:39pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kawasaki, Japan A Japanese robot-maker on Wednesday showed off suits that the wearer can control just by thinking, as it said it was linking up with an industrial ... objects. Watch: Japan robot firm showcases thought-controlled suits The machines detect weak electrical pulses that run through the skin when the wearer’s brain sends the message to the limb ...

  2. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    China's world-beating supercomputer fails to impress some potential clients

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by Mimi Lau

    ... in terms of calculation capacity, but the function of the supercomputer is still way behind the ones in the US and Japan," said Chi Xuebin, deputy director of the Computer Network ...

  3. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    China 4G market to heat up as new network trials start

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Bien Perez and Sophie Yu

    ... excluding Japan. China Telecom has said its capital expenditure guidance this year of 80.3 billion yuan (HK$97.43 billion), of which 40 billion yuan is for 4G, will stay unchanged. Barclays ...

  4. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Softbank enters world of robotics with perky humanoid Pepper

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AP

    ... carrier said Pepper would go on sale in Japan in February for 198,000 yen. (HK$15,000). The machine, which has no legs but gently gesticulating hands, appeared on stage cooing and humming. ... and voice tones. "Our aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile," he said. Cuddly robots are not new in Japan, a nation dominated by kawaii, or cute culture, ...

  5. Business - Commodities - TECHNOLOGY

    China shoots itself in the foot by trying to corner rare-earth market

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:35am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... watching the electric-car space with similar enthusiasm. If its claims are true, the company, Power Japan Plus, has created a technology that allows batteries to charge more quickly and last much ... global race for green technologies. Power Japan Plus's electric-car battery does not use any conductive metals, including rare-earth metals, common to traditional lithium ion batteries. Its ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Toshiba and Sandisk team up to make super ‘3-D’ memory chip

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Toshiba, Sandisk unite for '3-D' memory chip Japan's Toshiba is teaming up with US chip giant SanDisk to produce a "3-D" memory chip ... available in smartphones and tablet devices. Toshiba will demolish its plant in Japan to build a new one to house production apparatus using technologies from both firms and which the firms hope ...

  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple raises prices in Japan after yen weakens

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Apple raises prices in Japan after yen weakens Apple has raised the price of iPad tablet computers and iPod music players in Japan after a weaker yen that's ... made some pricing adjustments due to changes in foreign exchange rates," Takashi Takabayashi, a spokesman for Apple in Japan, said yesterday. He declined to elaborate on the pricing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Computer security in Hong Kong lags behind Japan

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Study finds that 25 out of every 1,000 of the city's computers were infected with a virus last year Computer security in HK lags behind Japan Computers in Hong Kong are more than twice as vulnerable to cyberattacks than those in Japan because Hongkongers lack "a sense of cybersecurity", a computer security company said yesterday. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Google’s ‘time machine’ maps its way into the past

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:20pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in Onagawa, Japan," wrote Google Street View product manager Vinay Shet on Google's official blog. Apart from showing old images, the number of Hong Kong's street views have increased, ...

  10. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Tencent to bolster expansion plans with record bond sale

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:15am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... billion, which marks the biggest bond issue by a technology company in Asia, excluding Japan. Shenzhen-based Tencent priced its US$500 million tranche of three-year notes at 99.797 per cent ...




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