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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: is the Octopus card on its last legs?

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... be flashing smart cards, but smartphones, with NFC- near-field communications- set to further revolutionise transport and shopping. It's not unlike the SIM card already in all mobile phones ... shop, airport, or even the front door of your home; you just swipe your phone instead of a smart card. Contactless payment in stores is up first in Hong Kong, and by the middle of this year ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital lifestyle GPS-based apps

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... on the planet who are taking advantage of their handset's GPS capabilities. The technology in an iPhone works by alternating between accessing the 24 orbiting satellites used by all such gadgets, ... upload a complete map of their achievements to Facebook. Adidas, whose miCoach app is available on both iPhone and the Android platform, sells a microchip-endowed "boot with a brain", ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Smartphone games are killing gaming consoles

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... their Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games consoles. Now sales have stalled. Web-enabled devices such as phones, tablets and laptops are partly to blame. These make it easy for anyone to discover ... screen, it also enables mobile gaming. Sony and Nintendo also sell hand-held gaming gadgets. But the trend for mobile gaming finds its ultimate expression in the iPhone and Android smartphones, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Apps take a step closer towards real AI

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... and maybe the AI that currently exists isn't as smart as we would like," she says, "but we think Fiona will help to reach true AI." ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Life: the WhatsApp phenomenon

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by BEN SIN

    ... a personal computer, to his friend Richard Jarvis, an employee at Vodafone, using a mobile phone. One year later, Nokia introduced the first mobile phone that allowed text messages to be sent within the same network. The technology grew slowly until 1999, when text messages were finally deliverable across different networks. That, along with the growth of mobile phone usage, turned text ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Intelligent machines are on the horizon

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... of at least 90 servers and 16,000 gigabytes of RAM, Watson- developed by IBM- can process the equivalent of a million books per second. And using revolutionary smart learning software called DeepQA, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Would you pay for social media?

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... it a major turn-off. Within a few days of updating to the new version of the Facebook app, I deleted it from my phone. That's a tricky call since social media is clearly the new e-mail. Could ... to be targeted at me. I was also offered the chance to install a couple of sci-fi games on my phone, neither of which I'd heard of or had any interest in. Of the first 10 posts I looked at, five ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    What happened to your netiquette? Sound advice before you post

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... television for a technology website, and the next day the editor phoned me up. "You might want to take a look at the comments on your article," he said. I wish I hadn't bothered. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Internet turns 21, but needs to grow up

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... communication, which will shape a world where your car can talk to your auto repairer, a pacemaker can feed medical data to a doctor, and where "smart metering" will put your home's ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Stargazing apps are out of this world

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... that is on her phone. "You don't need the app- just look," I reply. If we're not learning the real night sky from these apps, what are we doing? I tell her to follow "the ...




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