Is electrical appliance retailer Gome merely following its rivals or will its new internet-driven strategy truly jolt it out of the doldrums?Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 1:59am
Old coffee grounds, used tea leaves and coal ashes make it to the rubbish bin quicker than you can say eco-friendly, which is why one Hong Kong designer has taken this trash and turned it into something useful.9 Dec 2012 - 3:59am
Competition in the mainland's home appliance industry is heating up as major retailers Suning Appliance, Gome Electrical Appliances and e-commerce player 360buy wage a new round in their price war.16 Aug 2012 - 3:54am
Humidity is public enemy No1 for furniture. It can cause pieces to warp and crack, and Hong Kong's relative humidity levels hover around 80 per cent.
The best way to prevent damage is to invest in a dehumidifier, especially if you are in areas close to the water or mountains, where mould can grow on walls overnight.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
German home appliances brand Miele incorporated a creative prop into a ballet performance during a product launch on Thursday.28 May 2012 - 12:00am
One way to save electricity at home is to decide what you want from the refrigerator before opening the door. A better way is to use an energy efficient fridge.30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Daniel Monteiro, 14, South Island School12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Smart design can help homemakers create efficient kitchens, even in the smallest apartments.30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Manufacturers' claims about air purifiers on sale in Hong Kong overstate their cleaning ability by as much as 17 times, tests by the Consumer Council found.
None of the 10 machines tested by the council could clean as big an area as stated, while some also had inadequate insulation, posing a risk of electricity leakage.16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
A 16-month-old boy is in intensive care after falling into a top-loading washing machine at his home in Kwai Chung yesterday.
The toddler fell into the machine as it was operating and his 26-year-old mother found him upside down in the water, police said.
He was in serious condition in Princess Margaret Hospital last night.9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Workers at a charity recycling centre in Tuen Mun have a special name for one alley in their compound - Sai Yee (Laundry) Street, after the one in Mong Kok.
It is here that dozens of washing machines are tested to see if they still work.
The machines are not necessarily old or in poor condition. Some not only work well but have seldom or never been used.28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Which invention has changed our world more, the washing machine or the internet?
In the era of Google, Facebook and Alibaba.com, the answer might seem obvious: the internet of course.
Ha-joon Chang doesn't agree. And the Cambridge University economist has a point.23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Most home cooks in Hong Kong have trouble whipping up a piece of toast and a boiled egg in their small kitchens, but there's still a way to apply smart design for those who wish to make gourmet meals.6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Arecent Young Post Web poll of 170 readers about what home appliances they could not do without if they had to discard something to help save the planet found that most think they cannot live without their refrigerator. In fact, 71 per cent of readers said they could not do without their refrigerator.8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Plug it in!
We all have electrical appliances at home which we plug in, switch on and leave to do jobs that make life easier. Where would we be without the washing machine?
What functions do the following appliances have?
1 a blender ...
a. is used in the kitchen for turning solid ingredients into smooth pastes12 May 2010 - 12:00am