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  1. News - World

    A Mars mystery: 'beam of light' photographed shining up from planet's surface

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:07am by ANDREW

    ... the planet's surface. Nasa has yet to issue an official explanation for the image, which has been doing the rounds of the internet since it was posted by UFO enthusiast Scott Waring on Sunday. Waring wrote on his UFO Sighting Daily website that the image could prove "there is intelligent life below the surface that uses light as we do". "This is not a glare from the sun, nor ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Microsoft profit misses; books Surface charge

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 09:56am by AP

    ... Windows 8, Surface tablet represent Microsoft’s big bets on the tablet computer market as PC sales continue to fall Microsoft Corp.’s foray into the tablet computer market resulted ... in quarterly results Thursday, disappointed Wall Street and shares plunged 6 per cent to US$33.30 in after-hours trading. The write-down on the Surface RT tablet amounted to US$900 million. Even ...

  3. Business - Companies - DATA CENTRES

    Submarine cable operator surfaces as cloud computing host

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 02:13pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Global Cloud Xchange, a provider of business communications services, plans to sharpen its focus on China and other emerging markets as it builds an extensive “cloud computing” infrastructure. The company, formerly known as ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Nasa's Opportunity chalks up10 years roving Mars surface

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... Associated Press Journey that was supposed to last three months has resulted in amazing discoveries, including evidence of water and a doughnut-shaped rock Opportunity marks 10 years roving Mars A decade after landing on Mars, the rover Opportunity is sti ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa scientists baffled after white rock mysteriously appears on Mars' surface

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Mystery of white rock on Red Planet Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity. The rover, which landed in an area known as Meridia ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BANKING AND FINANCE

    Recall of tainted HK$1,000 banknotes 'prudent' after more fakes surface: banker

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:28pm by DANNY LEE

    ... if 'technically possible' A senior Hang Seng Bank executive said a recall of tainted 2003 series HK$1,000 banknotes is “good” and “prudent” as a fresh discovery of fraudulent dollar bills surfaced ... surfaced in Macau. Andrew Fung Hau-chung, head of global banking and markets at the bank, said he would replace the affected series with the latest 2010 series that offered enhanced security ...

  7. News - China - SPACE

    China's lunar rover Yutu rolls smoothly onto moon's surface

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:01pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Vehicle sends first photos back to earth as leaders watch in control centre Moon rover Yutu rolls onto surface China's lunar rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, has rolled on to the surface of the moon and started beaming its first photographs back to earth last night. The Yutu and the Chang'e-3 landing spacecraft took photos of each other, ...

  8. News - China - SCIENCE

    Chang'e probe moves to within 15km of lunar surface

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 01:00pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Chang'e probe within 15 km of lunar surface The lunar probe Chang'e-3 has shifted its orbit, moving closer to the moon ready for its landing scheduled on Saturday, state media reported. The craft changed from a circular to an elliptical orbit, which took its distance to the lunar surface from 100 kilometres to as little as 15 kilometres, Xinhua said. The manoeuvre was conducted ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    Microsoft's new surface: tablet or laptop?- REVIEW

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 02:48pm by AP

    ... Bree Fowler in New York Is Microsoft’s Surface a tablet or a laptop? I’m not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad. The software company unveiled updates to its Surface tablet computers on Monday at an event in New York, where I had a short amount of time to try them out. It almost seems unfair to categorise the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 as tablets. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    Microsoft unveils new Surface, fixes shortcomings

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 09:49am by Associated Press

    ... Anick Jesdanun in New York Microsoft has refreshed its Surface tablet computers, giving them longer battery life and better comfort on laps as the software giant continues its transformation into a devices and services company. The company said it tried to address many shortcomings of the first-generation Surface models, sales of which have been slow. Microsoft needs to boost ...




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