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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Researchers work on new aluminium product Stronger than aluminium, yet cheaper and lighter than steel. These are the claims made for a new material ... according to the team at the University of Science and Technology who developed it. It is made by changing the structure of the materials at a microscopic, or nano, level, enabling them to bond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557667/researchers-work-new-aluminium-product
  2. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong expected to lead the way as smartwatch sales predicted to soar

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... strip fad The smartwatch has been a staple of science-fiction since Dick Tracy and his "wrist radio" made their comic debut in the 1940s. But now the technology is a reality, ... with Kai Man Wong: Samsung Gear 2 Bryan Ma, Asia-Pacific vice-president of research firm IDC's client devices research group, also expects strong growth in smartwatch sales in Hong Kong. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556674/hong-kong-expected-lead-way-smartwatch-sales-predicted-soar
  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple-IBM alliance may hit a speed bump in China

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... a new class of about 100,000 "made-for-business apps" targeting worldwide opportunities in retail, healthcare, banking, travel and transport, telecommunications and insurance, among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1555483/apple-ibm-alliance-may-hit-speed-bump-china
  4. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:27pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The successor to the Mi3 will be crafted from "a single piece of metal" Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi teased the launch of the newest iteration of its flagship Mi3 device today, pointing towards July 22 for its release date. The tease came from the official Sina Weibo microblog of Xiaomi founder Lei Jun, the 23rd wealthiest man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1551138/xiaomi-teases-its-next-smartphone-due-release-july-22
  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple may be open to a deal on patent row over Siri

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Sophie Yu, BIEN PEREZ

    ... that Apple will appeal its decision to the Beijing Higher People's Court. A Shanghai court heard Zhizhen's patent-infringement lawsuit in July last year, but no ruling has been made ... in contrast, introduced Siri on the iPhone 4S in October 2011 and made it available on the mainland in January 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1550672/apple-may-be-open-deal-patent-row-over-siri
  6. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong's 'hands off' regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by DANNY LEE

    ... Yet the remote-controlled aircraft was not being flown by some secretive government agency, or high-budget movie producer. It was simply a man indulging a hobby. Such a scene has become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548079/hong-kongs-hands-regulations-prompt-growth-drone-flying-amateurs
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    US regulators approve sale of robotic legs that help paralysed people walk

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:55pm by BLOOM

    ... a spinal cord injury. ReWalk has been available in Europe since 2012. The product, made by Argo Medical Technologies, consists of a fitted, metal brace; motors at the hips, knees and ankles; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541901/us-regulators-approve-sale-robotic-legs-help-paralysed-people-walk
  8. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Australia issues electrocution warning after woman dies using cheap USB-style charger

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... after the death. They said the devices did not meet essential safety requirements and were often made of inferior plastics and other insulation materials. “These devices pose a serious risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541580/electrocution-warning-after-woman-dies-australia-using-cheap-usb-style
  9. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple suppliers to start making larger iPhones in China next month

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... upgraded to larger devices, and China, the world's largest smartphone market, has been rapidly snatching up Samsung phones. Insiders say the iPhone 6 will have a flat screen, made entirely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539618/apple-suppliers-start-making-larger-iphones-china-next-month
  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google, Microsoft to put 'kill switches' in smartphones

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by BLOOM

    ... for phones running its software, including those made by Nokia Oyj. Following Apple's release of a kill switch in September, thefts of iPhones in some cities "plummeted", said New York ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537094/google-microsoft-put-kill-switches-smartphones

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