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  1. 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

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Kennel that lets dogs surf web and 'chat' with owners among gadgets on display at home fair Video chat for hounds: not just a shaggy dog tale Pet-care companies are betting that dog owners will spend to let technolog ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Graphene may be the material of the future

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com The fabric of future society It's super strong, super slim and almost transparent, but why all the fuss about a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon? After almost a decade of being talked up as a discovery that would change the world, the rush for "miracle material" graphene is about to begin. What happens next is down to science - or rather ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Smartphone apps guide the blind through the world

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by JENNI MARSH

    ... Jenni Marsh life@scmp.com With innovative apps, blind or visually impaired people can better connect with and cope in the wider world e-sight Hong Kong is a tricky place to be blind. Learn ... heartening." One volunteer, Siew Hwei says the work is easy to fit around her life despite having a full-time job as an accountant. "If someone calls me at work, it's okay, it doesn't ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Real-life termites inspire the construction robots of the future

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Robot termites that can work as a team US scientists showed off tiny robots that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively to build structures without following orders from a boss. The mechanical creatures can tote bricks, build staircases or construct a pyramid, scientists from Harvard University said on Thursday ...

  5. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Dongguan firm shows off its answer to the Segway

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:33am by Denise Tsang

    ... as the 115th China Import and Export Fair, a twice-yearly trade show, Dongguan Robstep rolled out several newer models, which offer a 50 per cent longer battery life, are 15 per cent lighter and come ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    1964 New York World Fair visions of the future have some hits, and misses

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by AP

    ... a robotic president Abraham Lincoln, showed characters moving in life-like ways, including smiling and blinking. "This is the first time that millions of people had the opportunity to see ... exhibit introduced robotic animation in which characters sing, speak and make life-like gestures such as smiles and blinks. It's still in use in theme parks and movies today. Ford Mustang: ...

  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Move over Siri: Microsoft launches speaking personal assistant for phones

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Cortana, developed for mobile phones with the help of real-life personal assistants, will challenge Apple's Siri and Android Google Now Microsoft ... calendars, contact lists, online searches and other smartphone sources to respond in a manner akin to a real-life aide, Belfiore said. Cortana's voice and character are based on a popular ...

  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Woman allegedly attacked in US bar for wearing Google Glass

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:32pm by NYT

    ... the eyewear was on. According to KRON-TV, Slocum wears Google Glass nearly everywhere. Slocum wrote that the incident "has consumed my life since late Friday night." "From being ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    The pros and cons of robot weapons

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

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Robot weapons raise questions of conduct, morals and accountability on the battlefield Machine code of war ethics It used to be called the warrior code, in which boundaries are imposed on what soldiers may and may not do in times of war. Then came the Geneva Convention, the international treaty negotiated after the second world war that still governs how ...

  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Ericsson chief a candidate to take over at Microsoft

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 01:29am by BLOOM

    ... Vestberg said he had worked in almost every part of the company except for research and development. "I've spent all my life in Ericsson, and I will never regret that because it's a fantastic company," he said. He added that he is a stickler about leaving his phone and other technologies off during the weekend, to focus on family and personal life. ...




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