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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Special UN meeting urges stricter controls over killer robots

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... "Machines lack morality, and as a result should not have life-and-death powers over humans," he said. Human Rights Watch, which is a co-founder of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1640042/special-un-meeting-urges-stricter-controls-over-killer-robots
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Amazon debuts Alexa, home-based virtual assistant to take on Apple's Siri

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... think it makes everyday life a bit easier, when you have a question or want to do something, all you have to do is ask," Pearsall said. The debut of the Echo could have caught rivals off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1634448/amazon-debuts-alexa-home-based-virtual-assistant-take-apples-siri
  3. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Optical innovator eyes Asian market

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... is a big market," he said. "While more products [like Google Glass, Vuzix] will be coming to Asia, the need for our glasses will grow." The company started life in 1932 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1632995/optical-innovator-eyes-asian-market
  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Canada fines Google HK$15,000 for Street View photos of woman’s cleavage

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 10:05am by GDN

    ... for the "right to have a private life", explaining that despite the image having had her face automatically blurred out, as with all images captured of people by Google's Street View cars, her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1629755/canada-fines-google-street-view-photos-womans-cleavage
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Out of juice? New battery technology could help smartphones last twice as long

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:14pm by Chris Luo

    ... technology, if proved to be successful in adapting to application, will be a great breakthrough from the conventional lithium-ion batteries, whose bottleneck is the degradation of life. “But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1625842/out-juice-new-battery-technology-could-help-smartphones-last-twice-long
  6. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Enduring appeal of immortality: Cryonics shows signs of life in China

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... shows signs of life in China A US-based cryonics company that stores people's bodies at ultra-low temperatures in the hope that one day technology will be able to bring them back to life says it has attracted customers from China. The Alcor Life Extension Foundation, in Arizona, said it had held discussions about setting up a team in China. Another firm, the Cryonics Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1602630/enduring-appeal-immortality-cryonics-shows-signs-life-china
  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hewlett-Packard has to win over sceptics on company split

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 11:10am by Reuters

    ... at Standard Life Investments. “There’s not a whole lot they can do to improve that growth profile.” The split does create a company with strong cash flows, a high dividend yield and a major market ... cash-generating machine but growth will certainly be a struggle, Brian Fox, Standard Life Investments Moreover, that growth is not expected to come from HP’s mainstay of desktops and laptops, but from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1611284/hewlett-packard-has-win-over-sceptics-company-split
  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    StealthGenie 'stalker app' maker arrested over its alleged privacy violation

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:58am by WASHPOST

    ... are expressly designed for use by stalkers and domestic abusers who want to know every detail of a victim's personal life, all without the victim's knowledge. "The criminal division ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604806/stealthgenie-stalker-app-maker-arrested-over-its-alleged-privacy
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Are smartphones a blessing or a curse? Scientific jury's still out

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:21am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian From work-life balance to brain health and memory, scientists can't agree Jury out on whether smartphones good for us Are smartphones really so bad for us? Hard science ... Bakker showed that heavy smartphone use caused more "work-home interference"- that is work encroached badly on home life. So far, so unsurprising. But he went on to show that this led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1602148/are-smartphones-blessing-or-curse-scientific-jurys-still-out
  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple responds to iPhone 6 bending and software complaints

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 09:58am

    ... to use the fingerprint-reading Touch ID after updating to iOS 8.0.1. Some users had complained of “sluggish Wi-fi and dwindling battery life” after moving to iOS 8, Time magazine reported earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1600723/apple-responds-iphone-6-bending-and-software-complaints

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