Gadgets

New wave of pedometers can help step up healthy habits

UP by Jawbone

Chances are you're reading this sitting down. In today's sedentary society, it is becoming increasingly important to get ourselves moving more. But how?

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 11:01am

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Canon EOS 6D

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4 Jan 2013 - 9:57am

The tech that will trend in 2013

Illustration: Oliver Raw

If 2012 was all about tablets and smartphones, 2013 will see the technology at the core of our favourite gadgets - the touch screen - leak into a host of other products, but also get surpassed by gesture tech and even 'smart glasses' that make the web wearable.

4 Jan 2013 - 9:56am

Japan's failed gadgets paved way for innovative success

Kenichi Masuda with Toshiba's 'walking toaster'. Photo: AFP

It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan's path to innovative greatness is littered with failures such as the TV-shaped radio and the "walking" toaster.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:38am

hot picks

Magnus Liu, 14

cd: Maroon 5's Overexposed. Payphone with Wiz Khalifa has got to be the song of the summer.

dvd: Big Miracle. This film, based on real events, is touching and heartwarming.

movie: Madagascar 3. One of the funniest animated films I've seen all year.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

hot picks

Saloni Dattani, 16, South Island School

cd: Fuerteventura by Russian Red. Its unbelievably catchy tunes will keep you smiling.

dvd: Mr Popper's Penguins. A warm, hilarious film, starring Jim Carrey, that you'll definitely want to rewatch.

movie: Margin Call. An edge-of-your-seat thriller with a stellar cast.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Agnes Fung, 13, Diocesan Girls' School

cd: Unbroken by Demi Lovato. The singer's strong, characteristic voice shines through the whole album.

dvd: Inception. My favourite movie yet, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in a complex story about the subconscious.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Tacye Hong, 13, St Paul's Convent School

cd: Kelly Clarkson's Stronger. A sumptuous, tightly paced album with steady rhythm.

dvd: Thor. A fantasy starring Black Swan star Natalie Portman.

movie: The Three Musketeers in 3D. A breath-taking action version of a classic story.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lawrence Sullivan, Magician

What I'm listening to: Crossing the Rubicon by Swedish new-wave band The Sounds. It's authentic rock music, but without the rock.

What I'm watching: the BBC One series Sherlock. It's not as nuanced as the originals, but who can resist an iPhone-toting Holmes?

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Kids tap into hi-tech teaching tools

E-learning is becoming increasingly common in local schools. And Renaissance College in Ma On Shan is taking it further by introducing the iPad to its Year One students.

They get to learn and play with the gadget for two 20-minute sessions each week.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Liam Chan, 16, HKCWC FYK Memorial Secondary School

cd: Hurts' Happiness. More than just a pair of good-looking gentlemen, they also make brilliant music.

dvd: (500) Days of Summer. A sweet and refreshing rom-com which will keep you smiling throughout.

movie: The King's Speech. A fabulous film based on a true story.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Michelle Tao, 12, West Island School

cd: Taylor Swift's Speak Now. The country star is coming next month, so make sure you know her songs off by heart.

dvd: Sherlock Holmes. Full of mystery, and amazingly choreographed fight scenes.

movie: Tangled. A new version of Rapunzel - but she doesn't fall in love with a prince this time.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Don't be trendy - be green

Many youngsters replace their gadgets - such as mobile phones, notebook computers and cameras - with the latest models after using them for a very short time. They want to be seen as 'trendy'. They also like showing off to friends and classmates.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Gaga over gadgets

Earlier this month, The Education Project had its second annual global summit in Bahrain. The summit brings together top education policymakers and professors, teachers and administrators, innovators and 'edu-preneurs', to discuss key issues and developments in education.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

hot picks

Zabrina Gould-Wilson, 12 South Island School

cd: Justin Bieber's My World 2.0. The tunes are just ridiculously catchy.

dvd: Ace Ventura. An oldie, but this DVD will keep you laughing all night.

movie: Despicable Me. Full of wacky creatures, gadgets and events - a must-see.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

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