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  1. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Premier Li Keqiang offers reassurance for world's biggest internet firms

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Adrian Wan

    ... 70 heads of domestic and international internet firms at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, Li said China was willing to work with offshore partners on the basis ... its market position in wireless communication standards. Li said there were still opportunities for Qualcomm but the internet had to be regulated by the rule of law. Doug Young, ...

  2. 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", ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Report criticises Samsung over working conditions at Chinese plants

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 08:49am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Employees at the factories, making consumer products including cell phones, televisions, and refrigerators, regularly stand for 11 to 12 hours while working at a frantic pace, the 122-page report ... Agence France-Presse Samsung forces employees at its Chinese factories to work up to five times the legal overtime limit, bans them from sitting down and denies basic labour rights, ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Out of juice? New battery technology could help smartphones last twice as long

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:14pm by Chris Luo

    ... the technology still needs to withstand the test of time and its product.” Hu developed the polymer ionic liquid (PIL) lithium metal battery when he was working in the lab of renowned material chemistry ... estimated the company will be capable of producing enough raw materials to produce 10 million standard-sized portable batteries for mobile phones or smart watches by early 2016. ...

  5. 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

    ... an hour. It takes just an hour to charge and is virtually free of vibrations and noise. Unaware of the details of the Occupy Central movement, Wang said the umbrella worked best in heavy rain ... spray. Nanjing native Wang Chuan, 27, and his friends have been working on the patented technology for about two years and are now looking online for international funding to fine-tune ...

  6. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's launch of iPhone 6 in China is no big deal, unlike previous launches

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by BIEN PEREZ, ADRIAN WAN AND AMY NIP

    ... opened two hours early at 8am, for those who pre-ordered. Bank receptionist Jin Mengxue was among the first customers for an iPhone 6 Plus. "Local brands have become quite popular lately, but to me Apple is still the best. Now that it's bigger, lighter, curvier, I can't choose anything else," she said before rushing off to work. The mainland launch came four weeks ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Technology start-up sees strong funding interest

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

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Start-up blown away by funding A Hong Kong technology start-up company attracted US$50,000 in funding from hundreds of online donors in just 24 hours. Ambi ... electricity-consumption savings of up to 30 per cent per household, and estimated it can slash energy bills by up to HK$200 a month in hot summer months when air conditioners were in high demand. The device works ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

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

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

    ... that stress levels in US workers were higher the more often they checked work emails on their smartphones out of normal hours. At the same time, workers who emailed most outside work hours rated ... The Guardian From work-life balance to brain health and memory, scientists can't agree Jury out on whether smartphones good for us Are smartphones really so bad for us? Hard science ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple responds to iPhone 6 bending and software complaints

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 09:58am

    ... Reuters Apple broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout ... of call service disruptions. “We apologise for the great inconvenience experienced by users,” Muller said. Apple said on its website it was working on an iOS update to fix the issue, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 12:09pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... of what is seen on the display. Go to Settings, tap Display & Brightness, find Display Zoom, and choose View. I simply toggled between Standard and Zoomed to see the difference. Many built-in ... image stabilisation. It works with the A8 chip, gyroscope and M8 motion coprocessor to measure motion data and provide precise side-to-side lens movement to compensate for shaky handling ...




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