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  1. Welcome to the 'more human' Google

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hongkongers using the Google search engine will find the website 'more human', the company said yesterday, as it rolled out a new function intended ... to understand people's search queries and provide additional information in a box on the right hand side of the search results page. For example, a search for 'Hong Kong' yesterday ...

  2. Oracle software forecasts a brighter future for human resource solutions

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many of today's top businesses manage human capital as a strategic asset. They know that success depends on aligning the workforce with business targets and having clear criteria to measure performance and gauge overall corporate progress. A key to this is not just having the right computer hardware, but also having enterprise software products specifically designed ...

  3. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... smartphone-powered taxi-booking apps between 7.30am and 9.30am, and 4.30pm and 6.30pm- rush hours when many want to catch a taxi ride. In my view, the Shanghai government did the right thing. Some may argue ... the city's government did the right thing in limiting the usage of taxi-booking apps. We will all get old someday and nobody wants to be left behind by society just because of new technology. Any ...

  4. Corporate profits have a human cost

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... labour rights are the favourites of manufacturers. Big corporations take advantage of low production costs to make fat profits while factory workers put their health and sometimes even lives ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... it clear that judges would have the right to withdraw permission for messaging to ensure the proper administration of justice and to avoid improper interference with court proceedings. For example, ...

  6. Almost human

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Her flawless skin consists of supple, synthetic silicon jelly that feels strangely human. Her face is a fusion of two unnamed, albeit well-known, South Korean actresses. Her ... intense eyes can lock with a stranger's. She is EveR-1 (right; for 'Eve Robot'), a female android about 160cm tall and weighing 50kg, created by scientists from the Korea Institute ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    The pros and cons of robot weapons

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... and Afghanistan. A report late last year has led human rights groups to campaign to forestall the arrival of autonomous robots. Losing Humanity is a joint effort by Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic and the charity Human Rights Watch, which is chiefly concerned about the protection of civilians during times of war. Although the report concludes that governments should ...

  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    IBM says computers will be able to simulate human senses in five years

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... capabilities to simulate the human senses. IBM said computers may be able to use algorithms to determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like certain tastes. "Not only ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How can Hongkongers avoid being struck by lightning?

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Chan

    ... weather forecast provided by the Hong Kong Observatory, so that you know about any approaching thunderstorms. Open areas do not come any more open than on the aprons of an airport. Ground workers ... What is the solution then? In 2007, the Observatory began using the Airport Thunderstorm and Lightning Alerting System, known as Atlas, to issue lightning warnings. Designed by the Observatory ...

  10. Observatory installs wind-shear detectors

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The Observatory launched a system at the airport yesterday to monitor wind shear, which can cause a plane to plunge hundreds of metres. It said the Light Detection and Ranging System can in dry weather detect wind shear, which affects one in every 500 flights at Chek Lap Kok, with 90 per cent accuracy. A previous system worked on one of the two runways. ...




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