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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Take that, Amazon: Google tests drones to deliver goods bought online

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Google is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by internet retail titan Amazon.com. Two years of research into what Google referred to as "Project Wing" was capped this month with test flights delivering sweets, water, medicine, dog treats and other items to two farmers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581894/take-amazon-google-tests-drones-deliver-goods-bought-online
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

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

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

    ... different communication habits from older generations, even compared to what we call the early adopters, the 16 to 24 age group." Ofcom devised a "digital quotient", or DQ test ...

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

    Canada's hitchhiking robot puts human trust to the test

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Talking robot roams across Canada to test humans' trust in technology Hitchhiker's guide to the gadgetry A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometres across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans. "Society is usually concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565103/canadas-hitchhiking-robot-puts-human-trust-test
  4. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese ultra-high-speed submarine technology put into perspective

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 07:16pm by Staff Reporter

    ... sound incredible to many people, China is not alone in pursuing supercavitation technology. Russia, the US, Germany and even Iran have conducted tests of supercavitating vessels. The VA-111 ... underwater at speeds of up to 96km/h. Iran claimed it successfully tested its first supercavitation torpedo, named Hoot, in 2006. In theory, supercavitating vessels could reach the speed of sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581476/breakthrough-chinese-scientists-supersonic-submarine-technology-played
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Computer program convinces judges it’s a teenager, passing Turing Test for first time

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:12pm by GDN

    ... Agencies in London Scientists excited after artificial intelligence program passes the Turing Test for first time, but others say it's still just a stupid machine It's a boy! ... trick a human into thinking it's actually a fellow human? That question gave birth to the "Turing Test" 65 years ago. Last weekend, a computer passed that test. For a computer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1529429/computer-program-convinces-judges-its-teenager-passing-turing-test-first
  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Printable body parts expected to drive growth in demand for 3D printers

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... a value of US$6 billion or more within 10 years. While printing of complete organs for transplants may be decades away, the use of pieces of tissue for laboratory toxicology tests for cosmetics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580596/printable-body-parts-expected-drive-growth-demand-3d-printers
  7. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Toilet app made by Beijing government is bogged down by errors

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Smartphone users are shown nonexistent restrooms and others are led far off the mark, when there are loos close by A Beijing government app that helps smartphone users find the nearest public toilet was found to be flush with errors, according to tests conducted by the media. The app, launched in April and developed by the Beijing Municipal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574244/toilet-app-made-beijing-government-bogged-down-errors
  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Driverless cars to be on British roads in 6 months

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:34am by GDN

    ... the testing of driverless cars on public roads, Cable said. Two types of testing will be reviewed for public roads: fully autonomous cars without a driver, and those with a qualified driver who could take control at any time, similar to laws in the US where driverless cars have been tested on public roads since 2011. The review process will conclude in a report submitted to government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563089/driverless-cars-be-british-roads-6-months
  9. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple launches first Chinese iCloud centre, but eyebrows raised over state firm’s role

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:01pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... city government in Jiangxi province on Tuesday said the switch in storage facilities took effect at about 5am last Friday following 15 months of technical testing and evaluation. The article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574195/apple-launches-first-mainland-icloud-centre-eyebrows-raised-over-state
  10. 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 ...

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

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