Electronic Engineering

Digital Lifestyle: Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV

Illustration: Oliver Raw

Is your flat-screen actually flat? Of course not, but a new breakthrough in display technology has produced a television that, while not quite wallpaper-thin, gets seriously close.

Friday, 28 September, 2012, 10:25am

Low-key Hong Kong launch for iPhone 5

Janet Ma (left), Kary Ng, Wylie Chiu, Qiqi Yam, Jacqueline Ch'ng, Lisa Selesner

Everyone was abuzz about, playing with and posing next to the iPhone 5 as the first batches of the thinnest, lightest iPhone hit the shops on Friday.

But excitement was not as high as it was for Apple's iPhone 4S launch the last year. Then, the big mobile phone providers threw lavish launch parties, booking restaurants to serve free-flowing champagne and canapes to celebrity guests.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:48am

Svelte design, new processor and software put iPhone 5 on top

Svelte design, new processor and software put iPhone 5 on top

Nearly a year since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died, the iPhone has retained its lofty perch as the finest smartphone in the market.

The latest iteration of Apple's flagship product, the iPhone 5, now holds that distinction steadfastly. It will be initially released in nine markets tomorrow and become available in 100 markets worldwide by the end of this year.

21 Sep 2012 - 1:29pm

Interest in iPhone 5 lower than usual, Hong Kong parallel-import shops say

Hong Kong will be among the first places in the world to officially sell the new iPhone. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The iPhone may be starting to lose its appeal in Hong Kong, if lacklustre demand and lower prices for the latest model, the iPhone 5, at parallel-import shops is anything to go by.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:03pm

Sharp battles to survive on eve of its 100th birthday

Sharp's future is in doubt after big losses.Photo: EPA

The 100-year-old inventor of mechanical pencils needs to pen a new plan to make it to 101.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:21am

Cabin fever

Jawbone Icon HD & The Nerd headset

Wireless Bluetooth connectivity makes the Jawbone Icon HD & The Nerd headset (HK$1,118) a faux pas at 40,000 feet, but the height of convenience for anyone wanting quiet time on the ground with a laptop or iPad. Apple Store, IFC mall, Central, tel: 3972 1500

Bose QuietComfort 3

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

CLP trainee hopes to engineer a better society

Jessica Or Pui-ying (below) was so impressed by CLP Engineering's multi-discipline development in engineering and green-energy promotion that she joined the firm as an engineer trainee. She tells Wong Yat-hei that by serving in the field of engineering, she hopes she can contribute to a better society.

What is your study background?

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Watch what you say

The death in May of Eugene Polley, inventor of the first wireless television remote control in 1955, got me thinking about how little has changed since his Flash-Matic wowed the world. In recent years we've seen various innovations, but could motion-sensing devices such as the Nintendo Wii's Nunchuk be the remote control's last stand as a piece of handheld hardware?

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Seeing is believing for the new ipad

The best high-definition display on the market today will not be found on any large, expensive flat-panel television. It is on the third-generation iPad, which starts selling in Hong Kong and nine other markets from today.

People, however, will need to see the device in the store to fully appreciate the 9.7-inch HD display.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Idiot box gets smart

Could satellite dishes and television aerials be about to vanish from city skylines? Music has long since succumbed to the internet, with books, newspapers and movies not far behind. But the humble television has been stoic in the face of superfast broadband.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In an article headlined 'I.T. doesn't have all the answers' published on page 13 of the Sunday Morning Post on September 25, Scott Spangler was wrongly described as a master inventor of the IBM supercomputer Watson. Spangler is a master inventor at IBM, but not on the Watson project.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Now you can get rid of all those nuisance calls

If all those nuisance marketing calls on your mobile are driving you mad, help is at hand.

SmarTone-Vodafone says it has just the app to get rid of them.

The 3G network operator's new service, Call Guard, was launched yesterday and is ready for download from the respective online application stores of Apple iOS, Android and BlackBerry OS.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Unsung Chinese engineer behind first desktop

Exactly 50 years ago, Mario Tchou, a brilliant Chinese electronic engineer and the head of Olivetti's research centre in Italy, died in a tragic car crash.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lights, music, action

If the last time you went to see the latest blockbuster movie and the man in front annoyed you by eating popcorn loudly, the answer could lie in your own home.

Home theatres provide a cinematic experience in your living room without having to set foot outside.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Top chipmaker to cut labour costs in China

STMicroelectronics, one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers, plans to step up automation and other cost-saving processes at its mainland factories amid rising labour costs.

'We see extensive cost escalation and salaries are not going in the right direction,' chief operating officer Didier Lamouche said yesterday.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am