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Xiaomi’s new Mi Note ticks just about all the boxes in styling, performance and price

Xiaomi released its latest flagship smartphone Mi Note this month to global fanfare, but it also attracted criticism over its similarities to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, leading some critics to...

Updated 27 Jan 2015 - 10:20am
Alibaba unit signs partnership in medical technology with Chinese software firm

An Alibaba Group-owned health company has announced a three-year strategic partnership with medical technology firm Shanghai Kingsoft Winning Software to collaborate on providing “cloud” medical...

Updated 27 Jan 2015 - 10:22am
Alibaba unit signs partnership in medical technology with Chinese software firm

Two of China's most successful tech companies, Xiaomi and Huawei, took center stage in the microblogging realm over the past week, engaging in a rare direct war of words over their competing...

Updated 27 Jan 2015 - 10:23am
Alibaba unit signs partnership in medical technology with Chinese software firm

If you're basing an entire game around the world of funk, the least you could do is infuse it with some music. But that's the least of Funk of Titans' problems, because while it may look like a...

26 Jan 2015 - 11:36am
Alibaba unit signs partnership in medical technology with Chinese software firm

Benoit Ams points a scanning machine at my head and slowly walks in an arc in front of me. "Stay still and kindly move your hair from your face," says the Belgium entrepreneur and managing...

26 Jan 2015 - 12:06pm
Genetically recoded organisms could be safe enough to use to clean up oil spills or break down toxic chemicals

Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent genetically modified crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage.

25 Jan 2015 - 8:08am

We all know about the Skynet scenario. It was the background story to the popular sci-fi Terminator film series in which a fully autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) system ended up launching a...

25 Jan 2015 - 8:11am


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It's small, but it's still significant. In the often wacky world of design, a little coloured globe can denote the difference between a transparent gimmick and a thoughtful contribution to modern...

23 Jan 2015 - 6:05am

Adam Place sits at an table at the Hong Kong Science Park in Tai Po, holding an object that looks like a soccer ball. But he's not playing games.

23 Jan 2015 - 10:24am

Messaging app WhatsApp Messenger today launched its desktop version, allowing millions of personal computer users to text, share images and send video clips just as they do on their smartphones....

22 Jan 2015 - 6:08pm

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.

22 Jan 2015 - 2:05pm

Advertising spending in Hong Kong continued to grow last year, hitting a record-high HK$49.9 billion as leading industries increased their online and mobile campaigns.

23 Jan 2015 - 10:36am

Technological advances are to explode 10 times faster than even the internet boom in the 1990s, top tech tycoons revealed, but also warned that security threats would be worse this year than ever...

22 Jan 2015 - 10:30am

Here's our pick of the hottest portable tech gadgets to look forward to, and a few you can get your hands on today.

22 Jan 2015 - 11:12am

Samsung Electronics' first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras...

22 Jan 2015 - 10:26am

Creation of a long-promised innovation and technology bureau could face months of further delays following the Legislative Council’s Finance Committee meeting, which got underway afternoon.

26 Jan 2015 - 10:41am

The mainland's internet regulator has announced a new mechanism to screen information technology products before they are approved for use.

22 Jan 2015 - 5:53pm

A top scientist who pioneered China's record-breaking deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, hopes once again to boldly go where no man has gone.

22 Jan 2015 - 5:40pm

Charging the battery of your smartphone in future could be a simple as putting it on a desk - thanks to a bright idea by three Chinese Microsoft researchers.

22 Jan 2015 - 5:34am

India’s ICICI Bank has launched a new service called “icicibankpay” that allows customers to transfer money using Twitter.

22 Jan 2015 - 6:11am

Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago.

21 Jan 2015 - 2:00pm

Streaming video service Netflix says it will complete its expansion into 200 countries within two years, faster than expected, as the company builds its presence overseas while growth in the...

22 Jan 2015 - 10:27am

Lenovo, the world’s largest supplier of personal computers, has tapped Cyberport in Hong Kong to serve as its research and development base for new “cloud computing” products and services.

21 Jan 2015 - 1:49pm

HTC Corp plans to unveil a marquee phone in March with improved camera and audio features, and its first smartwatch, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the Taiwanese company tries...

20 Jan 2015 - 12:35pm

The fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong plans to change how the city's retailers monitor their stores, interact with customers and analyse operations through a new range...

20 Jan 2015 - 12:34pm

The mainland's top internet regulator has shut down more than 130 WeChat accounts that purportedly spread lies about the history of China and its ruling Communist Party.

21 Jan 2015 - 10:29am

The latest 3D printing technology is helping correct bow legs without the need for patients to undergo lengthy hospital stays and painful treatment or spend months with large metal frames pinned...

20 Jan 2015 - 10:02am

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