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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - MUSIC

    Spotify launches in Hong Kong

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

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Spotify sounds out the city It's been a long wait, but Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, finally landed in Hong Kong last month. The music service which lets subscribers stream music for free already ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFE

    Tech firms lead the assault on batteries

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Tech companies are coming up with innovative ideas to extend the battery life of our gadgets Power struggle How many of us get more than 24 hours from our smartphone before it runs out of juice? The biggest barrier to mobile computing has been short battery life. The problem with power is portability. So if we're to use ever more mobile computing ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hirohito Totsune lights up the ICC

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott Kylie.knott@scmp.com A Japanese lighting architect is leaving his mark on the city's tallest building Reflected glory Hirohito Totsune proudly stands in front of West Kowloon's ICC Tower, the afternoon sun bouncing off the glass, giv ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Wearable web access?

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com From voice-activated screens to smart glass, a wave of new technology is set to launch this year WEB FEATS We've had smartphones and smart cars. Now ... wearers navigate a city by overlaying Google Maps onto real life. The headset, which will use Bluetooth to link up to Android and iOS devices, can show information, directions and even video ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET SECURITY

    Ins and outs of a hacker's life is as dull as office work

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

    ... Stephen Thompson Many do it for fun, some think it is right and others want cash, but all are looking to break in Ins and outs of hacker's life a lot like office work Hackers range ... checks apps before they are allowed on its store, which makes iPhones safer, at least for now. Some hackers do it for fun or believe it right and others for money. For some hackers, life is dull, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Smartphone's evolution continues with a raft of new innovations

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Mobile phones are getting smarter with gesture control and new operating systems that could soon render the iPhone obsolete, writes Jamie Carter touch Will we ... the poor battery life on mobile devices. How many of us can get more than 24 hours from our smartphone? Trying it out on a Samsung handset recently proved deliciously different to an iPhone ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    How green is your footprint?

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the industry know which materials are more environmentally friendly." A life-cycle approach to monitoring carbon emissions from buildings should be a future trend, Ng says. "The Hong Kong Housing Authority is a pioneer. For some new public housing projects, including the one in Kai Tak, they set the life cycle of the buildings at 100 years. From the procurement of materials, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Apps take a step closer towards real AI

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Online platform puts personal assistant on a pedestal How can a small group of app developers design software that fulfils the needs of millions of different people? This has vexed the technology world for years, and a Spanish company thinks it has cracked it with an online platform called Fiona. The concept is all about creating the perfect personal ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Biomimicry pushes science forward

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... on this planet by consciously emulating life's genius. It's not really technology or biology; it's the technology of biology." life@scmp.com Wild ideas ...




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