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  1. Google cars will not collect personal data

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... controversy over collection of personal data broadcast on unencrypted WiFi networks. All WiFi data collection equipment had been removed from Google's cars worldwide, which would work under ... favourite areas- and also some unexpected locations,' a spokesman said. The cars were halted in May when it was discovered that they had sent personal data over unencrypted WiFi networks when ...

  2. OK, so you liked the freebie computer- now, tell us about these girlfriend rumours

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin TVB star Moses Chan Ho knows how to mess with the media. At the launch event for the BlackBerry tablet device (think a really small portable computer or a really large smartphone), ... device, reciting the brand slogans ('it's ideal for both businesses and individuals') and telling humorous personal anecdotes. 'I took [the Playbook] with me to Brazil a few ...

  3. HP sell-off could bring personal gain for Lenovo

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Plans by Hewlett-Packard to spin off or sell its personal computer business may clear the way for Lenovo Group and other major Asian players to boost ... the biggest global supplier of personal computers. In a conference call with analysts, HP chief executive Leo Apotheker said this process was expected to 'take 12 to 18 months to complete'. ...

  4. Hacking tops viruses as key threat to computer users

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... for trading personal data that prompted attackers to shift from using viruses to malware as a means of intruding on computers. Ko said Hongkongers were not sufficiently aware of the dangers of putting ... Simpson Cheung The good news is that computer-virus attacks are way down, but hacking is on the rise, the city's computer security watchdog said. The Hong Kong Computer Emergency ...

  5. Cloud computing is the next leveller

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Seen as a means of delivering scalable computer services via the internet, cloud computing is swiftly gaining the attention of business across all industries. According to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), worldwide spending on cloud services is expected to reach US$150 billion (H$1.17 trillion) by 2014 and spending on cloud computing is predicted to reach ...

  6. 16 arrested over child porn on computers

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... all downloaded the material individually. Initial investigations suggested the child pornography was downloaded from overseas websites and saved on the suspects' personal computers ... enforcement agencies, including the United States Department of Homeland Security. More than 4,600 still images, movies and video clips of child pornography stored on 18 computers were seized ...

  7. Computer games team onto a hands-free winner

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... research scientist Dr Lu Sheng and his team getting hold of one, converting it for use on a personal computer and creating the first Kinect game from the mainland. Kinect lets users interact ... as many opponents as possible. So far, most Kinect shooting games developed by big gaming studios have been 'on rails', meaning that the computer, not you, decides where your in-game ...

  8. Cut off on an overseas school trip; and why can't schools provide computers?

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... issues with the class before leaving. They tend to make expectations of behaviour and personal conduct very clear. Residential school trips are a great opportunity for pupils to enjoy being ... this is necessary. Her school bag is heavy enough already, and what if it gets lost, damaged or even stolen? Why isn't the school providing computers, as they have done in the past? Your concerns can ...

  9. How would you design a spice rack for a blind person?

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is picked up, a computer-generated voice would read out the name of the spice. However, having a mechanical voice speak each time is tiresome, which is why I decided on using a blind person ... of containers for the spices could make it simpler for a blind person to recognise them. Second, although it might be costly, electronic containers could be installed into the rack. A person could press ...

  10. Personal approach has benefits

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and hard-drive system: the screen flips between television and computer functions at the press of a remote-control button, and fast broadband is complimentary. A wireless mouse and keyboard allow guests ...




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