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  • Sep 30, 2014
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Back in the early 1990s, something like 10 million people played a video game called Doom, in which a nameless hero fought his way through a Martian-type landscape, killing demons from hell.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:21am

Are smartphones really so bad for us? Hard science on the matter is hard to come by. Some studies, however, are starting to provide a few answers.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:21am

It could be a piece of art - an intricate golden web that unfolds across a black canvas. When you discover that each of those pinpricks of light marks a galaxy, it is truly mind-blowing.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:21am

The head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has criticised the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphone data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order...

27 Sep 2014 - 5:34am

Last week Apple released its new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Most of the coverage of iOS 8 focuses on visible features that users can interact with.

27 Sep 2014 - 5:42am

Benjamin Black had another 18 months to go before completing his computer science degree at the University of Southern California, but he just couldn't wait. Last October, the 23-year-old from...

26 Sep 2014 - 6:02pm

Nobody wants to carry around a big D-SLR camera, and now there's no need. Most smartphones have good built-in cameras that reach eight megapixels, and there are hundreds of apps that can give your...

25 Sep 2014 - 4:03pm


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In May, Hong Kong became the base for Hanson Robotics, a company founded in the United States with the aim of developing bio-inspired technology for use on human-like robots with neuro-inspired...

21 Sep 2014 - 3:29am

Ancient people from Siberia who were related to the first humans to enter the Americas during the ice age also mingled with prehistoric populations in Europe and left their mark on the DNA of...

21 Sep 2014 - 3:29am

Microsoft, the US tech giant targeted in an anti-monopoly probe by Beijing, is delaying the release of its much-anticipated Xbox One game console on the mainland until the end of the year.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am

Violence-prone children who went through a decade-long intervention programme grew up to have fewer psychiatric, drug-related and legal problems, according to a new study by US researchers.

21 Sep 2014 - 3:29am

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast...

20 Sep 2014 - 3:37am

Google said it would beef up encryption of its mobile operating system, so that it would not hold "keys" to devices that could be shared with law enforcement - even if it were served with a...

20 Sep 2014 - 3:11am

The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:24am

Apple says it will no longer surrender data from most iPhones or iPads to police, even when they have a search warrant.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:23am

IBM is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

On Friday, Apple will release its thinnest and largest smartphones to date – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – in Hong Kong and eight other markets around the world.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:06pm

Apple has released a tool that lets people boot U2 off their iTunes after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the Irish rock band's automatically downloaded free album.

17 Sep 2014 - 4:32am

Apple may be known for revolutionising the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are unimpressed with the tech giant's foray into their world.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:08am

A couple of nights each week, stock broker Calvin Choy Chi-hai  heads to a  small Wan Chai studio after work to host radio talk shows.

15 Sep 2014 - 10:59am

The question of what prompts ordinary people to commit acts of evil has been debated by philosophers, moralists, historians and scientists for centuries. One idea that carries much weight is that...

14 Sep 2014 - 4:18am

Several years ago, Vint Cerf, Google's "evangelist in chief", lectured on "the future of newspapers". "The problem is there's 'news' and there's 'paper', and those are two separate things," he...

14 Sep 2014 - 4:18am

Through the power of technology, humans are set to upgrade ourselves and surmount evolution. Ultimately, we can become entirely new beings that set the stage for a post-human future.

14 Sep 2014 - 4:18am

It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it turns...

14 Sep 2014 - 4:18am

Paypal will start accepting bitcoin payments through its subsidiary, Braintree, the company says. The firm is partnering with bitcoin payment platform Coinbase, one of the largest bitcoin...

14 Sep 2014 - 4:18am

Beijing IT geek Yao Mingyang was an early adopter of smart wristbands. He bought a fitness tracker called UP, made by California-based Jawbone, when it came on the Chinese market last year.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:58pm

Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most rival fitness wristbands and watches when Apple launched its Apple Watch, but health-care professionals and fitness addicts have been...

13 Sep 2014 - 3:19am


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