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  • Sep 22, 2014
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An Acura RLX demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car last week - the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a...

21 Sep 2014 - 3:29am

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

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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

Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phasing out of certain chemicals used in refrigerators and aerosol cans which began in the 1980s, a UN scientific...

16 Sep 2014 - 1:12pm

Dubbed the "water monster" by the Aztecs, the axolotl salamander is battling extinction in the remnants of Mexico City's ancient lake, alarming scientists hoping mankind learns from its ability to...

12 Sep 2014 - 5:48am

Scientists have unravelled the genetic code of the gibbon, shedding light on one of the most enigmatic apes.

12 Sep 2014 - 5:48am

Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 per cent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study.

12 Sep 2014 - 5:48am

Google has acquired the maker of a hi-tech spoon that helps people suffering from neurodegenerative tremors to eat, the internet company's latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market...

12 Sep 2014 - 4:52am

This week, Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus, but at factories in the mainland hub of Guangdong production of cases and other accessories for the phones started three months ago...

12 Sep 2014 - 10:09am

Exploiting mainland consumers' eagerness for the latest iPhones, unscrupulous online merchants are claiming that not only can they source the trendy devices, they even have access to a "special...

12 Sep 2014 - 5:53pm

The human population is projected to hit nine billion by 2050. That makes Harvard scientist Dr E.O. Wilson's recent proposal that we devote half of the planet to wildlife to avoid a "biological...

11 Sep 2014 - 4:03pm

I slip my left hand into the Hand of Hope - a metal casing on the back with straps that tighten around each finger. It's just like a scene from the Iron Man films.

11 Sep 2014 - 4:03pm
 

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