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  1. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book: Virtual Unreality: Just because the internet told you so, how do you know it's true? By Charles Seife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... a computer virus messes with the information we get on a computer, so that we do things that are against our own interests. Worse, there are now legions of people skilled in manipulating ... time. An incorrect fact can appear on Wikipedia, and may then be picked up by users and repeated on their own sites. Wikipedia editors may then refer to those sites repeating the incorrect fact ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

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

    ... The new material so far has neither been patented nor announced in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, but the research is "worth doing", said Professor Robert Li Kwok-yiu, of City ...

  3. 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

    ... senior police sergeant told me an interesting story: traditionally, he would take the fresh recruits out for a meal so he could tell them stories from his experience, which they were interested ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong data centre investments pick up after Google's abandoned project

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:07am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... raises expenditure after expansion of HK site Equinix, the world's largest provider of data centre services, says its total capital expenditure in Hong Kong has now reached about US$150 ... Kwan O. This site will launch in the first half of 2016. SoftLayer, the internet infrastructure services arm of IBM, opened a new facility in the same district this month, part of a US$1.2 ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    HTC star may rise again as latest premium handset sells fast

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... the launch of the HTC One (M8) handset in March. "It's a mix of being genuinely functional, but also a real statement device," said Nic Healey of technology review site CNET. ... and a dual-lens camera for special effects on photos. The look and feel of HTC's on-screen menu system were previously criticised as over-complicated, but the M8 has improved the interface, says ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook flickers and jokes fly as service cuts out for millions

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:32pm by Adam Martin

    ... affecting all traffic from the internet and apps to the social network." And the tech blog Gizmodo reported that Facebook's developer platform was also out of service. Traffic to the site ... that Facebook could only fix by turning off its site to reduce traffic loads. While they could not access the site on Thursday, users worldwide got the chance to exercise their collective wits poking ...

  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Domino’s Pizza held to ransom by hackers over customer data

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:49pm by GDN

    ... during a break-in last week, acknowledged by Domino's France, which saw 592,000 French and 58,000 Belgian customer records exposed. A posting by the hackers on text-hosting site Pastebin ... and selling it on the black market, or in this case using it for cyber blackmail,'' Jason Hart, of Cloud Solutions at SafeNet, said. Feedly, Evernote and many other sites and online services ...

  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google’s Project Tango is a 3-D tablet to help it compete with Amazon

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... prototypes, powered by Nvidia chips, in the hands of developers interested in creating applications that take advantage of innovations built into devices. The development kits can be used to make ...

  9. Business - Commodities - TECHNOLOGY

    China shoots itself in the foot by trying to corner rare-earth market

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:35am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... longer, which means fewer charges and ameliorates "range anxiety" and thus widens the potential demand for electric cars. But there is another, interesting story about the cutthroat ... producer and has many of the raw materials. Power Japan Plus was at an Indianapolis electric-vehicle show last week trying to round up interest and investors; most online industry commentators see ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Dig out that Nokia 3310: What's old is new again as vintage mobile phones take off

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... The high prices are due to the difficulty in finding those models, which were limited editions in their time," said Djassem Haddad, who started the site vintagemobile.fr in 2009. Haddad had ...




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