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  1. Cypress switches on to a smart way to live - using your phone

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to simply reach out to the bedside table, pick up your mobile phone and punch in a couple of keys to turn off the lights - or turn on the air-conditioner. Patrick Shum, chairman of Cypress Group, believes such hi-tech aids are sought after by many people in Hong Kong. And in anticipation of what it sees as huge potential in the smart living market, the company - a Singaporean subsidiary ...

  2. iPhone guests inspect the gadget

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan iPhone 4 launch party Where: Harbour Grand Hotel When: July 29 What: The long-awaited iPhone 4 was launched by conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Hong Kong. Guests eagerly tried out the new phone and raved about its smart features. Who: Grooving at the party were Sabrina Ho, Harris Chan, Almen Wong, Charlotte Chen and Mira Yeh. ...

  3. Octopus extends its services in era of the smart card

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... card that hardly anyone leaves home without is officially the world's largest smart card payment system. More than 13 million cards are in circulation, a surprising number given that Hong ... with them, worth $25 billion a year, or $500 million a week. Welcome to the smart card era. The easy, hassle-free Octopus introduced initially in 1997 to travel on public transport in Hong Kong has ...

  4. Expo panel hails long reach of Octopus card

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Octopus, the rechargeable e-payment smart card, has won the heart of the World Expo panel and landed Hong Kong a chance to showcase the city's efficiency ... show. A spokeswoman for Hong Kong's Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said the Hong Kong proposal, 'Smart Card, Smart City, Smart Life', featured the Octopus card ...

  5. Unproved phone dangers heighten need for caution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your report 'Researchers refuse to hang up on mobile phone safety debate' (February 21) outlined the ambiguous results of investigations into the safety of mobile phone usage. It will come as no surprise to readers to learn that research funded by mobile phone manufacturers tends to result in a 'no danger' claim. Similar, and equally spurious, claims were made ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:54pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com It's a high pressure world out there, but sometimes looking for your inner child- with a little help from a smart device- can ease the stress Toys ... convinced me that any story should be more focused on adults, reflecting a trend in recent years spurred by the development of smartphone devices and tablets such as Apple's iPhone and iPad. He ...

  7. Smart choice of colour

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Smart ForTwo Nightorange. The two-seater is unlikely to match the speed of its flamboyant rivals, but this special edition could turn as many heads in Lan Kwai Fong. Smart has always offered ... to the paint shop. The ForTwo Nightorange's orange-metallic and black look shows Smart has probed the minds of hip, urban showoffs, however. 'Colour psychologists regard orange as active, ...

  8. The rise of the smarter, cleaner city

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (TelePresence refers to phone technology that enables users to feel as if they are in the same room when they are not). The infrastructure, too, is smart; sensors in the roads will measure vehicle loads ... Jamie Carter lifestyle@scmp.com We've all heard of smartphones, smart cars and even smart homes, but do we live in a smart city? Hong Kong has more embedded intelligence than most ...

  9. Events

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and mediation'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Canadian Chamber of Commerce evening: 'Battle of the smart phones'. Parekh House, Central. Friday, June 11: 'Climate Change Finance ... joint property sales in HK- Unite with your neighbours and deal with developers'. Kinwick Centre. Shanghai: 'Smart Grids China 2010' conference (until June 11). Hyatt. Tomorrow: ...

  10. German entrepreneur devises a smarter way to see the city's sights

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... for five years, has developed an interactive travel guide, 'ask TingTing', for the Samsung Galaxy S phone. The program has more than 600 recommendations for local tourist attractions, ... just flash the phone to your taxi driver and he'll know where to take you,' said Hendrichs, who's also been relying on the function to get around town. For the time being ...




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