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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Film review: Steve Jobs biopic is hard work to watch

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... would benefit from using his revolutionary personal computers. The film pursues this line for slightly over two hours, with little humour, nuance or deviation. Yes, Jobs is a bit odd and has ... isn't enough of a story in this version of Jobs' rise, fall and rise to make for an engaging film. In reality Jobs changed the way that we use computers and phones and that, in turn, ...

  2. Magazines - Style - SPEND IT

    Space can be transformed for different purposes

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 08:10pm by Vivian Chen

    ... with multiple pillars that can be moved through a computer-controlled hydraulic system. Different protrusion units can be assembled together, somewhat similar to a Rubik's cube. For example, certain units feature built-in bookshelves and when you enter a command on your personal portable device to bring up a certain combination of pillars, the space will become a library. Another ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Signature dish: plate expectations

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Susan Jung

    ... feted restaurant. The results are a simple computation of votes." One of the voting requirements is that a certain number of each panelist's choices had to be outside their home country, which is why those selected need to be well-travelled. When a person visits another country, however, they have only enough time (and stomach space) for a certain number of meals. ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    McAfee, fie, fo, fum: IT giant talks on guns, girls and extreme danger

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:28pm

    ... was the first person to put VoIP [voice over internet protocol] on personal computers. Do you realise what that means? I can dictate and my phone gets it with accuracy. It frees us from learning ... He may only be part Englishman, but there has been no shortage of people out for the computer programmer’s blood since he sold his antivirus software business. He tells Jenni Marsh about ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Transcendence is dull and based on bad science

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:49pm

    ... because, after mumbling away in a practically indecipherable voice for the extended prologue, he spends the rest of the movie as a twodimensional image on various computer screens. The set-up is promising. Depp plays Will Caster, a super-brainy scientist who has discovered the holy grail of artificial intelligence: how to make a computer become self-aware. After delivering a speech ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: last man standing

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm

    ... stay unnecessarily late when Hong Kong has so many diversions, whatever your tastes, that must be infinitely more enjoyable than spending your evening staring into a computer monitor while ... not seem to realise. Bums on seats, that's the main thing. Personally, I've always preferred to prioritise my life outside the office. And whatever the repercussions, in my mind ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Calling the shots: photography festival lights up Lianzhou

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:48pm by THOMAS BIRD

    ... off glossy poster-sized images; editors are resizing photographs on desktop computers; interns are racing about nervously while full-time employees complain of sleep deprivation. When Duan ... are about the creative ability shown by the person who runs the ship. I think that shows and people come for the quality and programme; it's very high level, it's not for amateurs. ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Henry Steiner: the king of graphic design

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... there's no design on Earth that can compensate." During his 50 years in the industry, Steiner has witnessed a technological revolution in graphic design. "Computers have made some things ... and any alterations after seeing the result could mean a long night in the studio. Now, with the images on computers, you can make changes instantaneously. But the computer can't replace ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Film review: Spike Jonze's futuristic 'Her' is intellectually engaging

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... than in, say, Gladiator or The Master). A quiet man who makes a living composing personal epistles for others by dictating his words to a keyboard-less computer, he acquires a new, innovative ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Miniscule: Valley of the Ants is pitched squarely at children

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Andrew Sun

    ... storytelling. The directors combine live photography taken in the forests of the Alps with computer-generated creatures, and the result looks great, whether or not you see it in 3D. Rather than humanise ... personalities for the ladybird and the ants, and the film falters because they did not commit to a more realistic vision of the insect world. It's one thing to imagine a dozen strong ants carrying ...




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