Pilot your own drone

Iwoot! One of the coolest gadgets in town is the Parrot AR.Drone, a model helicopter that can be flown from the iPhone.

The helicopter can be controlled using WiFi networking technology and works indoors and outdoors.

Monday, 27 September, 2010, 12:00am


A park full of wonders

My class recently visited Noah's Ark in Ma Wan for our life-wide learning day. It was an unforgettable experience.

We headed up to Hilltop Lookout. Since it is so high, I had a beautiful view of Ma Wan. The houses looked like matchboxes. Then we went to the Heritage Centre to look at the historical relics which were discovered in Ma Wan.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

A game for killing time

There are only a few role-playing games (RPGs) available in the market for Sony's PlayStation Portable system.

Those games fall into one of three categories, just like the 1966 Sergio Leone spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Plastic fantastic

There was a show on television recently that featured the Duggar family of Arkansas which has 14 children (due to become 15 during the course of the one- hour broadcast).

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Guns part of lifestyle for southern youths

America has become used to home-grown eruptions of numbing violence. But nobody has yet become used to mass murder by round-faced boys who play the trumpet and sing in church choirs.

'It's something we would never have dreamt of in this city,' said Hubert Bordell, Jonesboro's mayor.

2 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Facilities a disgrace

My nomination for athe worst designedand run building in Hong Kong has to be the new Peak Tower. I went there by Peak Tram on June 1, at about 4pm, with my wife and stepson, aged six, who wanted to use the toilet.

We eventuallyfound a stinking, reeking facility with no Western plumbing and not toilet paper - in one of the most popular international tourist attractions in town.

17 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Last-minute pleas fail for condemned three

Little Rock, Arkansas: Appeals failed yesterday for three condemned men, all due to die today in the second triple execution in the United States since the death penalty was restored in 1974.

Paul Ruiz, 49, and Earl Denton, 47, were convicted of killing two policemen in 1977. The third man is Kirt Wainwright, 30, sentenced to die for the 1988 murder of a shop clerk.

9 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Season for singles

SO that was spring, when men's thoughts allegedly turn to love, and all around me my friends' thoughts turn to depression. Is there a connection here? I think so.

7 Jun 1994 - 12:00am