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Jillian Lau, 15

cd: Trespassing. Adam Lambert's second album is even better than the first.

dvd: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Robert Downey Jnr returns as the world's greatest detective.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

Hard disk prices seen to stay high

Prices of hard disk drives are expected to remain high amid a supply shortage in the first half of this year, with industry experts forecasting a full recovery of production to be several months away.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lenovo hopes to weather flood

Mainland computer giant Lenovo Group expects to secure more supplies of hard disk drives, as the catastrophic flooding in Thailand triggers a major disruption in the global electronics supply chain.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


I want to free up space on my hard disk drive but I can't seem to get an accurate account of its used capacity. The computer says I'm using 87.2 gigabytes of 97.72GB of available capacity on what is supposed to be a 100GB hard drive. I do plenty of video editing and my calculations show 81.42GB of capacity used. What's going on? Jennifer Deayton, Mid-Levels

1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Police tighten computer security after leaks, viruses

After a string of embarrassing data leaks earlier this year, the Hong Kong Police Force says it is confident it is winning the battle to protect its computer system and people's privacy.

At the same time, the Sunday Morning Post can reveal that practices similar to those leading to the data leaks also saw police computers come under attack by viruses.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Hospital loses data on 3,000 patients

Yan Chai Hospital has reported the loss of information on 3,000 patients to the police and privacy watchdog.

9 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

crystal clear

Having run out of dog collars and face cream vials to laminate, crystal manufacturer Swarovski has

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

7 more cases of hospital data going missing

Expert panel to investigate leaks

The Hospital Authority has set up a four-member expert panel to investigate data leaks from public hospitals after the loss of more electronic devices containing data of almost 6,000 patients was reported yesterday.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

Sales boom tipped now that Blu-ray has won DVD war

Sony's win will boost purchases of discs, players and TVs

The number of high-definition television viewers in Hong Kong is expected to swell this year, as the end of the industry's next-generation DVD format war spurs consumers to adopt HDTV at home.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


I have heard a lot about fingerprint readers being built into devices such as notebook computers and PDAs. Do you know if the same technology is available in a mobile phone?

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9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Blu-ray means more memory

Hitachi is better known for gadgets other than camcorders. But the company is one of the big names behind the new data storage technology, the Blu-ray Disc.

So it's no surprise that Hitachi has released the DZ-BD70 and the DZ-BD7H camcorders, bringing the Blu-ray Disc technology to camcorders for the first time.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Storage in an expanding universe

As the digital universe continues to expand with frightening speed, how you store and manage information are key issues facing everyone from gamers to small businesses.

30 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Meeting storage needs across the board

Enterprise-level applications are the backbone of storage for the world's data. The challenge for businesses is to reliably store, manage and protect vast amounts of information.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Hitachi eyes Shenzhen 'megahub'

Disk drive unit to merge media and HGA production in the mainland

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, a unit of Japanese electronics conglomerate Hitachi, will consolidate production of media and head-gimbal assemblies (HGA) - the key components in making hard disk drives - in the mainland.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Raise your glasses to a Toast

All Macs come with some ability to burn or play optical media. Apple's low-cost Combo Drive can play DVDs as well as play and burn CDs, and the more expensive Super Drive burns (records) and plays both CDs and DVDs. However, Macheads who have been around for a while know that whatever technology your computer can handle at the moment will be woefully inadequate in a year or so.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am