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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

    ... starting next month with the Wan Chai Law Courts Building, to enable the public to send e-mails and text messages, and to post to blogs and microblogs. Professor Doreen Weisenhaus, a University of Hong Kong media law expert who approached the judiciary a year ago about the precedent from the UK, says: “It is gratifying to see that the Hong Kong judiciary is finally permitting live ...

  2. University hopes to fine-tune bionic ears for Chinese tones

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Surgically implanted hearing aids have given thousands of deaf people around the world a sense of sound and a better ability to speak. Chinese users of the 'bionic ears', however, face a serious shortcoming- the devices are programmed for English speakers only. Worried that cochlear implant users- mainly children who are born deaf- will all end up ...

  3. Supercomputer to give the edge on Games weather

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law The government has spent $1.5 million on a 'supercomputer' that will be used to help the mainland predict the weather during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Scientific officer Wong Wai-kin said the Observatory installed the Superblade HPC- which is not yet fully operational- a few weeks ago. 'The machine is made up of 30 blades, containing two computers ...

  4. Big Brother tracking device that will help to save lives

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Spy technology right out of a James Bond film has been brought to life and will soon help save lives, or- to the horror of the inventors- supply Big Brother with its ultimate tool. Artificial-intelligence experts at the University of Science and Technology have created a device of tiny sensors and a computer program that interprets data to track a person's every ...

  5. Crashed on Mars? Then shoot for the moon

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Mainland space programme likely to enlist Hong Kong researchers to help build sampling equipment Two Hong Kong scientists are being recruited by the mainland space programme to help China land on the moon by 2012. Dentist Ng Tze-chuen and Polytechnic University professor Yung Kai-leung met top-level officials in Beijing last week to discuss the possibility of getting ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Spotlight on China's hackers after accusations against PLA unit 61398

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... said. "In that case, they are allowed much greater freedom than would be the case in Western countries, where hacking is illegal, and the law is more strictly enforced." China has ... attacking similar websites in other countries. And because China does not appear to strictly enforce the law when it comes to attacks on foreign networks, it is even harder for the US and other ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    The pros and cons of robot weapons

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

    ... and Afghanistan. A report late last year has led human rights groups to campaign to forestall the arrival of autonomous robots. Losing Humanity is a joint effort by Harvard Law School's International ... "They would lack the ability to relate to humans and to apply human judgment." If humanitarian law is beyond machines, using robots creates a problem of accountability: who's breaking ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Make a video and cash in on YouTube

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Make a video and cash in on YouTube Struggling as a young person to find that dream career? No, don't write a book- make a video. And if it sells, you might find yourself very comfortable, financially. Auman Yick, 18, a Chinese University law student, has been making videos for Google as part of its video-sharing site's YouTube Partner ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: Do you own your content?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... don't technically belong to us at all. The "download" is an intangible good, subject to very different laws. "Many will be surprised to know that the ownership of digital content is a personal right and may not be passed on to their estate when they pass away," says Tom Scourfield, a partner at the law firm CMS Cameron Mckenna in London. "This is in stark contrast ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Huge destruction of government records continues

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... question of Hong Kong's public records. Legislative Councillor Cyd Ho Sau-lan had asked, given Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's support for an archive law during his election campaign, ... is not getting better as Lam maintains, but is getting much worse. The Law Reform Society is going to consider the matter of an archive law, but if this rate of destruction is maintained, ...




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