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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... it clear that judges would have the right to withdraw permission for messaging to ensure the proper administration of justice and to avoid improper interference with court proceedings. For example, ... or receiving phone calls. Under the Summary Offences Ordinance, taking photos of or drawing a judge, juror, witness or any other party to court proceedings, is banned within the “precincts of the court ...

  2. How do you score points?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In wakeboard competitions, riders perform jumps, rotations and inverts [somersaults]. Riders are judged on style, intensity and difficulty of the routine. For example, a 360-degree spin gets 750 points, while a wake jump would earn about 100. You can even get points for waving at the judges. ...

  3. Business - Companies

    US appeals court lifts ban on Samsung-Google phone

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:53am by AFP

    ... driven by features copied from the iPhone. The appeals court in Washington overturned an injunction issued by a judge in California for the Galaxy Nexus phone as part of the lengthy patent case, saying the lower court “abused its discretion.” Judge Lucy Koh issued the injunction June 29, before a landmark jury ruling which found Samsung illegally copied features from Apple’s iconic ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - MUSIC

    Spotify launches in Hong Kong

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

    ... Spotify may not turn out to be the saviour of the music industry, but judging from the new albums appearing on its home screen, artists must be getting something out of the arrangement. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The tragic tale of the telephone's real inventor, Antonio Meucci

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Angelo Paratico

    ... a company with Western Union. Meucci sued, and the court case drew considerable public sympathy for the poor Italian immigrant who could barely speak English. But the judge ruled in favour of Bell, ...

  6. Calling soccer fans to explore their creativity

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 4 Google competition invites youngsters aged four to 17 to create an image that shows their love of soccer. Judges will shortlist the top 10 designs for a public vote. The winning design ... at the World Cup finals on July 11. Google says works will be judged on artistic merit, creativity and how well contestants express their love of soccer in the title and supporting statement. ...

  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Samsung tops Apple in marketing muscle

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... S Korean giant wins in global smartphone sales stakes, forcing US maker to adapt Its products may not, as one British judge put it, be as "cool" as bitter rival Apple's, ... particularly aspired. Ironically, Apple's design muscle saw it lose one of its patent fights with Samsung when a British judge ruled in July that Samsung's Galaxy tablet ...

  8. The Most Human Human

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... per cent of human judges after five minutes of conversation. At the Loebner challenge, the winning computer (none has yet hit the 30 per cent mark) is conferred the title 'Most Human Computer', and the confederate who persuades the most judges that he is of flesh and bone is called the 'Most Human Human'. In 2009 Brian Christian, a poet schooled in computer science, ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Robot cars 'on road to future' in China

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to withstand such a chill. When the race started, the sensors didn't fail us, but our car displeased the judges at the first turn. It turned the steering wheel rapidly and cut the corner like a race car. Some judges gasped and some raised their eyebrows. To them, passenger comfort was more important than speed. In contrast, the military's giant Lion turned smoothly and gently. ...

  10. Forwarder ordered to pay 'dead cargo' bill as verbal pact upheld

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis A deputy District Court judge has awarded a Hong Kong freight forwarder HK$745,000 compensation against another local logistics firm to settle a claim for payment for air ... companies finalising verbal agreements between rival firms. Deputy Judge Joseph Kwan Siu-ming ruled that the company was entitled to HK$745,119.20 together with interest and costs from NNR Global ...




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