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It had been a while since I last encountered Tarz Plague-Bringer. An obese, boil-covered uruk who had lost part of an eye in our last battle, he had been stubbornly persistent when it came to...

25 Oct 2014 - 11:32pm

It's surely one of the most discussed products of the year, but does anyone want to buy Google Glass? Wearable devices are this year's hottest products, with discussion about the search engine's...

23 Oct 2014 - 4:54pm

Most new cars have Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming, but are these the "connected cars" we were promised? The car industry thinks not, but taking the next step and fitting new...

24 Oct 2014 - 12:07pm

The online Apple Store on the mainland showed that shipments for the devices would take two to four working days, compared to Hong Kong’s one to two weeks. 

22 Oct 2014 - 4:32pm

A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment that one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon".

22 Oct 2014 - 9:25am

Daniel Fessler, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles, believes he's uncovering a crude mental shortcut that may shed light on the confrontations and...

20 Oct 2014 - 10:44am

Temperature and rainfall are the two most basic elements in climate change. So what can we learn from a study of local temperature records and why local factors might be the main cause of rising...

20 Oct 2014 - 10:44am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 77%
  • No: 23%
25 Oct 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 491

Television has changed so fast. At the start of this century the idea of every home having a 40-inch widescreen, flat screen TV that gets online and shows high-definition detail was unthinkable....

17 Oct 2014 - 10:26am

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

17 Oct 2014 - 11:21am

The masters of suspense at Apple took the surprise out of their big iPad introduction before the official unveiling overnight.

17 Oct 2014 - 3:23am

Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass.

16 Oct 2014 - 4:06am

Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a study says.

16 Oct 2014 - 3:42am

Three Google researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology. They say it could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what...

16 Oct 2014 - 4:07am

Dropbox has denied claims that hackers broke into its systems and stole seven million usernames and passwords, which they are now threatening to leak.

16 Oct 2014 - 4:08am

It is two years since Alexander Bard founded a new religion called Syntheism in which he claimed that the "the internet is God".

12 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was for practical achievements, by three Japanese-born men: Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. Each played a seminal role in the invention of blue...

12 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

Scientific studies suggesting that eating a lot of fat may not be so bad for you are misleading and if you want to eat cake, you should opt for a smaller slice, scientists say.

12 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

Mobile messaging company Snapchat has blamed third-party software apps for security lapses that have put its users' private photos at risk of online publication by hackers.

12 Oct 2014 - 6:38am

New research that sheds light on the methods and machinery used by HIV to infect cells provides insight that could potentially guide the development of a vaccine against the virus that causes Aids...

12 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

A Hong Kong technology start-up company attracted US$50,000 in funding from hundreds of online donors in just 24 hours.

12 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

Racing fans are divided into two camps: for some it's pure authenticity, with every gear shift, tyre turn and road curve essential for the push into pole position. For others, it's all about the...

11 Oct 2014 - 11:04pm

Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when...

9 Oct 2014 - 3:24am

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for breakthroughs that enabled microscopes to see more finely than once thought...

9 Oct 2014 - 6:39am

A visiting professor at Hong Kong's University of Science and Technology and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-...

8 Oct 2014 - 2:47am

Bidding for a rare prototype of Apple's new-generation iPhone 6 neared a whopping US$100,000 on eBay, after the device appeared to have accidentally landed in a buyer's hands.

8 Oct 2014 - 3:33am

Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, there is...

5 Oct 2014 - 3:50am

For the world's first baby born to a woman with a transplanted womb, only a victorious name would do. His mother says that is why his parents named him "Vincent", meaning "to conquer".

5 Oct 2014 - 6:08am
 

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