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  1. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Back-to-school buying buoys PC sales in Asia Pacific

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:26pm by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Back-to-school buying buoys PC sales The Asia Pacific personal computer market fared better than expected in the three months to September thanks to demand ... into the retail market in China." For the personal computer market for the whole of this year, Andi expects it to contract from last year. "We're expecting the year-on-year drop to be less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1620660/china-and-india-prevent-pc-market-crash
  2. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Inventors of 'air umbrella' seek funding (and it can protect against pepper spray too)

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... by the site." Wang has already put 200,000 yuan (HK$252,000) of his personal savings into the project and aims to have a product to market by the end of next year. The initial production plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1615909/makers-air-umbrella-look-funding-lift-kickstarter-crowd
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    'Voiceprints' increasingly replace passwords as new security standard

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:42pm by AP

    ... years," said Iain Hanlon, a Barclays executive. Vendors say the timbre of a person's voice is unique in a way similar to fingerprints. Their technology measures the characteristics of a person's speech. Typical speaker-recognition software compares those characteristics with data held on a server. If two voiceprints are similar enough, the system declares them a match. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615805/voiceprints-increasingly-replace-passwords-new-security-standard
  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Lenovo buoyed in hunt for new growth engines after PC milestone

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:14am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com After reaching 20pc global market share in personal computers, the company is looking at smart mobile devices and computer servers Lenovo targets new sectors for growth Lenovo Group is looking to accelerate growth in two other major business segments after posting a record-high 20 per cent global market share in personal computers last quarter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1612677/lenovo-buoyed-hunt-new-growth-engines-after-pc-milestone
  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Technology start-up sees strong funding interest

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by DANNY LEE

    ... with an infrared remote control, and can also be controlled remotely by a smartphone app. It gathers weather, geographical and personal data to create near-perfect air-conditioned indoor environments based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1614732/technology-start-sees-strong-funding-interest
  6. Business - Money - TECHNOLOGY

    Online financial advisers gain investor favour

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by WASHPOST

    ... investor favour About two years ago, 29-year-old Samuel Dalsimer opened his first personal investment account. The New York-based public relations manager initially considered traditional ... that Dalsimer is part of a larger market- young investors willing to trust computer programmes with their finances. Betterment's more than 30,000 users have an average age of 36. Fuelled by venture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1593307/online-financial-advisers-gain-investor-favour
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    StealthGenie 'stalker app' maker arrested over its alleged privacy violation

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:58am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post First-of-its-kind prosecution argues StealthGenie violates personal privacy Maker of smartphone 'stalker app' held in US US federal officials have announced ... "stalker apps". In the first prosecution of its kind, officials said that the StealthGenie violated the law by offering the ability to secretly monitor phone calls and other personal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604806/stealthgenie-stalker-app-maker-arrested-over-its-alleged-privacy
  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    iPhone 6 gets green light for mainland sales- officially

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 02:56pm by Andrea Chen, Nectar Gan

    ... users' personal data might be at risk, but the licences were issued after Apple gave assurances that diagnostic software was included in the handsets to detect hardware problems and could not access stored personal information. Apple has also promised that it would never allow any institution or government to access users' data, the ministry said. The network access licence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1604550/iphone-6-gets-green-light-mainland-sales-officially
  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Intel says worst is over for hard-hit personal computer industry

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Chipmaker raises revenue forecast for third quarter on expectations of demand rebound Worst is over for the PC industry,says upbeat Intel Intel Corp believes the worst is over for a personal computer industry hammered by the mobile revolution. The United States-based chipmaker forecast third-quarter revenue above Wall Street's expectations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1555479/intel-says-worst-over-hard-hit-personal-computer-industry
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Are smartphones a blessing or a curse? Scientific jury's still out

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:21am by GUARDIAN

    ... to more burned-out employees. "It seems difficult, if not impossible, for mobile users to maintain a satisfactory balance between their work and personal life," he wrote in Applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1602148/are-smartphones-blessing-or-curse-scientific-jurys-still-out

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