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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    1964 New York World Fair visions of the future have some hits, and misses

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York However, there were others that were pretty much right on the button Visions from 1964 didn't all work out Video phone calls? We do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as everyday transport. Maybe not. The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1481220/1964-new-york-world-fair-visions-future-have-some-hits-and-misses
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    New York to test 'e-hailing' of taxis

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York One-year trial begins in February of a method for using an app on smartphones to call a cab New Yorkers to test system for 'e-hailing' a taxi New York ... for decades. Taxi apps are already in use in cities such as London, San Francisco and Boston, according to New York officials. "We should not ignore technology that is out there," commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1105523/new-york-test-e-hailing-taxis
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple whets appetite for new product with invites to California launch event

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... the tea leaves," Gillett said. "But September is an excellent time to introduce the iPhone, as well as any new wearable gadget." The famously secretive company offered scant clues ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Tech company announces mysterious event at the venue that launched Macintosh computer Apple whets appetite for new product Apple gadget lovers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581892/apple-whets-appetite-new-product-invites-california-launch-event
  4. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    New HK-based 'auction' website rewards unique bids, but not necessarily the highest

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com New 'auction' site rewards unique bids, not highest Online shoppers are likely familiar with auction websites such as eBay or Yahoo Bid, where the bidder ... In order to win, a bidder must monitor others' bids constantly and make new bids that no one has offered yet. It is not necessary for losing bidders to pay their offer; that would be the HK$10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581286/new-hk-based-auction-website-rewards-unique-bids-not-necessarily
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    New device locking system uses familiar faces instead of password

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:58pm by NYT

    ... impenetrable to attackers. Researchers at Britain's University of York and the University of Glasgow have created a new password system that could one day allow users to access their bank accounts, their phones or their favourite websites simply by picking out a familiar face from a grid of nine faces, four times in a row. They call the system Facelock, and according to a new study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541203/new-device-locking-system-uses-familiar-faces-instead-password
  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

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

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

    ... in Queensland, Australia. "Self-flying vehicles could open up entirely new approaches to moving goods," California-based Google said in a blog post disclosing the project on Thursday. "Throughout history, major changes in how we move goods from place to place have led to new opportunities for economic growth and generally made consumers' lives easier." Project Wing drones ...

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

    Chinese ultra-high-speed submarine technology put into perspective

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

    ... the technology at least two decades ago. In 2011, a New Hampshire company, Juliet Marine Systems, announced it had developed the world's first prototype supercavitation boat that was capable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581476/breakthrough-chinese-scientists-supersonic-submarine-technology-played
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Kingsoft software to capitalise on Microsoft's Office woes in China

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Sophie Yu

    ... of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system on all new government computers. IBM is one US firm that has weathered the storm, announcing on Tuesday that Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) had deployed a new IBM mainframe computer system. It also sealed a technology sharing agreement recently with Shandong-based IT firm Inspur. The venture should help boost IBM's mainland sales, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581315/kingsoft-software-capitalise-microsofts-office-woes-china
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

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

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

    ... The Guardian Dentistry, medicine expected to harness the new technology over the next decade Printable body parts to drive the 3D market False teeth, hip joints and replacement knees- and potentially printable skin and organs- will drive growth in the burgeoning market for 3D printers over the next decade, according to new research. A report suggests that dentistry and medicine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580596/printable-body-parts-expected-drive-growth-demand-3d-printers
  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    New Microsoft Satya Nadella CEO seeks to reinvigorate software giant

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by BLOOM

    ... Salesforce.com which trades at 105 times projected earnings. "The elephant in the room was Nokia, and now the new elephant is that with the stock up so much year to date, will the fundamentals now ... Bloomberg in Seattle Satya Nadella wants his staff to step it up for a return to the innovative culture of the 1990s Low-key new chief quietly drives Microsoft revival The day Satya ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1559366/new-microsoft-satya-nadella-ceo-seeks-reinvigorate-software-giant

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