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  1. Sport - Racing

    Aerial virtual replays add to the digital experience for the new season

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:53pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Aerial virtual replays add to the digital experience The Jockey Club yesterday unveiled a number of upgrades and innovations to its information and digital experiences for the new racing season which will include for the first time virtual aerial race replays. Among the changes in the digital world will be a Jockey Club WeChat platform, new smartphone ...

  2. Property - International - INTERIOR DECOR

    Virtual designers offer services halfway across the world

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:24am by Kavita Daswani

    ... to the world of virtual or e-design, where designers are no longer limited to projects within their geographical domain. In what is a burgeoning trend in home and even retail design, designers need ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com An increasing number of homeowners are choosing e-design solutions to revamp spaces Virtual designers are only a Skype call away Debra Albert, owner ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Britain eyes Bitcoin, rivals, with virtual currency rules

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters

    ... aimed at boosting financial innovation in London to help fend off challengers to the city's status as the world's leading financial centre. Unlike conventional money, virtual ... and services. "The government will look at the potential virtual and digital currencies have for achieving positive change and for encouraging innovation in our world leading financial sector, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book: Virtual Unreality: Just because the internet told you so, how do you know it's true? By Charles Seife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You So, How Do You Know It's True? by Charles Seife Viking 3.5 stars Richard James Havis Most people in the developed world use Google and Wikipedia to look things up on a regular basis, and many will have noticed inaccurate results and entries cropping up in both. Charles Seife, a professor of journalism ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - VIRTUAL REALITY

    Chinese startup creates a virtual reality machine to take on the Oculus Rift

    Posted May 19th 2014, 07:46pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... swimming robots, developed some satellite software, and a made a device that can identify people in virtual reality worlds. "But, being a big sci-fi fan, my biggest dream was to make ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The ANTVR KIT promises an immersive, high definition experience ideal for gamers The Oculus Rift may be the most well-known device amongst virtual reality ...

  6. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Chopstick up boy’s nose; virtual romance; British woman becomes urban cop in Hunan; addict sells daughter, 3, for drugs; judge suspected of rape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:52pm by Staff Reporters

    ... in the hospital. Police said the man had 10 years of mental illness history. The relevant public security organs are investigatin the case.   HUNAN Virtual romance A 25-year-old man from Changsha  has not left his flat for a month because of his infatuation with an internet girlfriend, Rednet.cn reports. For about 20 yuan (HK$25) a day, a virtual girlfriend service gives him wake-up calls, chats ...

  7. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    China's bad loans threaten to bring down world economy

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... threaten to bring down world economy The risk of what Nobel laureate Paul Krugman calls "Japanification"- a semi-permanent economic funk- has haunted China for at least a couple of years ... to hell". If Beijing were to attempt a broad credit shake-out now, virtually every sector of the economy would suffer. The risks of social unrest would soar. China may soon face the dilemma Japan ...

  8. News - World - CURRENCIES

    MIT to give US$100 of bitcoin to all students to foster use of virtual currency on campus

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:12pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian US$500m project backed by university graduate aims to foster virtual currency use MIT to give US$100 of bitcoin to all students Undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be given US$100 worth of bitcoin when they return to study this autumn, in an attempt to jumpstart a bitcoin ecosystem. The project is being led by Jeremy Rubin, 19, an undergraduate ...

  9. Work moves in to a virtual world

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... her character on her computer screen through a virtual world online. If she sees an object she is interested in, she interacts with it. When she meets another person's virtual character, ... which in the virtual world concocted in computer generated space is simply another identity, set up to function as a second self that has an open-ended freedom. Thus, things can be done ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    Can email survive in a social media world?

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Jamie Carter

    ... virtual workplaces require you to channel all of your communication through a single server, which means there are a lot more opportunities for a company to extract rent if they can build up a large enough install base." But virtual workplace software platforms that are fully interoperable? "That looks a lot like email," says Moore. A combination of instant messaging ...




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