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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    No after-work e-mails: Big European firms curb phone use outside office hours

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt Big companies in Germany and France wake up to impact of smartphone use by employees outside office hours; trade unions sceptical After-work e-mail halt ... and then finishing off the day's work at home, may suit some working parents. But if it brings with it a permanent increase in workload and extra hours, "it can make some employees ill", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520022/no-after-work-e-mails-big-european-firms-curb-phone-use-outside-office
  2. Business - Money - TECHNOLOGY

    Stock trading? There’s an app for that

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:03am by James Griffiths

    ... on the Shanghai exchange, for which the company is linking with a brokerage in the city. "What we want to do is provide that layer of credibility by working with a proven brokerage," Cai said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1579021/stock-trading-theres-app
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's iPhone more hack-proof than Android, Gamma Group reports in leaked document

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... operating system has emerged as the global standard, with a dominant share of the world market. Android phones have more features, and come in more shapes, sizes and colours. And they are cheaper. ... phones are, by design, open-source systems that give programmers a wide range of powers in making apps work how they want them to. Apple, by contrast, controls the development of the hardware ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572229/apples-iphone-more-hack-proof-android-gamma-group-reports-leaked-document
  4. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

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

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Researchers work on new aluminium product Stronger than aluminium, yet cheaper and lighter than steel. These are the claims made for a new material developed by Hong Kong researchers, who say it could replace steel and cement in buildings. The composite of carbon and aluminium, known as fibre-reinforced aluminium, can also save energy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557667/researchers-work-new-aluminium-product
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Internet still has plenty of room despite ‘glitch’, experts say

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:44pm by GDN

    ... 512,000, so nothing that had this problem is now connected to the internet and working," he said. "We've had the glitch and nothing further will happen now concerning the 512,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574429/internet-still-has-plenty-room-despite-glitch-experts-say
  6. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese scientists develop mini-camera to scan crowds for potential suicide bombers

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:15am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... levels produced by stress rather than just physical exertion. Laboratory tests of the technology had yielded encouraging results, he said. But getting the device to work in the field presented ... which introduces a new set of challenges. Chen said Professor Liu Guangyuan, at the same university, had also been working on a wrist strap which officers would "cuff" onto a suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571573/new-eye-terror-spotting-stressed-faces-crowd
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Digital-native kids outshine middle-aged adults in tech-quotient test

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:31pm by GDN

    ... and communicating takes 11 hours and 7 minutes out of an average Briton's day, a jump of more than two hours since 2010, from 8 hours and 48 minutes, it said. Sleeping takes up 8 hours 11 minutes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568449/digital-native-kids-outshine-middle-aged-adults-tech-quotient-test
  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harvard University unveils self-assembling ‘Transformer’ robots

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:55pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Harvard University scientists have built the world's first working "Transformer" robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami. The alien ... into a working machine without human intervention and then scuttles out of sight. The flat-pack robot uses "shape memory polymers" that contract like muscles when they are heated. The robot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569428/harvard-university-unveils-self-assembling-transformer-robots
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    ‘Brain’ on a microchip getting closer with TrueNorth breakthrough

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:19pm by MCT

    ... on a one-month hiatus and promised a US$1,000 bottle of champagne to any member who could detect a flaw in the design. "No one claimed it. The chip came back from fabrication and worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569425/brain-microchip-getting-closer-truenorth-breakthrough
  10. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Thai junta bans video game that lets players create their own dictatorship

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:58pm by AFP

    ... The simulation game Tropico 5 gives players the chance to build their own forms of government on a remote island. It is sold under the tagline: “Imagine a place where the people never go hungry, all work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566986/thai-junta-bans-video-game-lets-players-create-their-own-dictatorship

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