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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... computers from as young as 16 months old. The survey, carried out by an advisory group commissioned by the health bureau, also found that some young children were being exposed to television ... with their kids over their use of electronic devices and the internet. Half of the students said they had lost sleep from using computers and other related devices, while 45 per cent said their academic ...

  2. Computers get personal

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products are no exception, even personal computers. Before the mass-produced, white box, Wintel (Windows operating system and Intel processor) IBM clones became commonplace, the PC market ... to personally upgrade their machines. Taiwanese electronics manufacturers, such as AsusTek Computer, are major hardware vendors to this consumer segment. Instead of pirated software, many DIY ...

  3. 25 years of the IBM Personal Computer

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines Exactly a quarter of a century ago yesterday, the IBM Personal Computer was born. Was this the first? No, personal computer (PC) was a generic term before the IBM Personal Computer was introduced on August 12, 1981. It was used as early as 1973 to characterise the Xerox PARC's (Palo Alto Research Centre) Alto, ...

  4. 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 launches virtual assistant Microsoft is taking on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a speaking smartphone personal assistant dubbed Cortana. Windows Phone vice-president Joe Belfiore introduced ...

  5. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Lenovo widens lead in PC market as industry gets corporate sales boost

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... market Lenovo, the world's largest supplier of personal computers, has posted its highest-ever quarterly global market share as increased corporate demand bolstered total shipments ... replacement activity by businesses, after Microsoft ended support for its old Windows XP operating system in April. IDC estimated that personal computer shipments fell 1.7 per cent to 74.362 million ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harvard University student hijacks computer to mine dogecoin currency

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... "Although each individual processor isn't much more powerful than your personal laptop, having many processors together can be a huge benefit when doing scientific computing." Cuff went ... States. The university was swift to slap a "permanent" ban removing access to the computing research facility after the anonymous individual abused his privileges on the Odyssey Cluster ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Cyberattacks against Occupy Central poll traced to mainland firms’ computers in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:30pm by Jeffie Lam and Keith Zhai

    ... of cyberattacks on the website used to run Occupy Central's unofficial plebiscite on electoral reform came from computers registered to mainland firms in Hong Kong, said an IT expert who advised the poll's organisers. But it was possible the firms were unaware their computers were involved, as they may have been controlled by hackers, said Young Wo-sang, convenor of the Internet Society ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    No request too small for Hong Kong's 'personal service providers'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... to fill lonely evenings after splitting with his girlfriend, Zombie Tam Yik-hin set up a platform offering all manner of quirky personal services. No assignment is too strange or difficult. From ... with the most suitable person after a discussion with members. The degree of difficulty of each assignment can vary greatly, Tam says. "Some are very easy- like the time I was asked to go out ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quantum computer not as fast as maker D-Wave Systems claims, study shows

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

    ... computer company, and are clearly a hot-ticket item. But the company's bold claim that the computer is thousands of times faster than a conventional PC have ruffled the feathers of academic quantum computing experts, who have been highly sceptical. Now, new results may give weight to those doubts. An independent research group has found that its second-generation machine, D-Wave Two, ...

  10. News - World - MEDIA

    Rebekah Brooks tells hacking trial of 'car crash' personal life

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Former news chief denies six-year affair with fellow editor at hacking trial Brooks: My 'car crash' personal life Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert ... exclusives. You have a couple of glasses of wine and shouldn’t go on the computer REBEKAH BROOKS Prosecutor Andrew Edis had told the jury in October when the trial opened that the intimacy ...




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