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Home Automation

Health bites

The truth sucks

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 12:00am

Future luxury homes may require technician on staff

Imagine the scene: the bedside alarm clock goes off at 9am, the bed is suddenly elevated to a 60-degree angle, the floor at the foot of the bed opens up and you slide through to land in a chair at the breakfast table. Two robots then proceed to dress you while your toast is automatically buttered.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Boy badly hurt after falling into washer

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

Advanced systems under the spotlight

Exhibitors will offer the most diverse and technologically advanced audio-visual (AV) concepts known today.

For businesses or professionals wanting to know all there is about the latest in audio-visual systems, look no further.

The event will allow cutting-edge companies to showcase world-class AV technologies - some introduced to Asia for the first time.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Every home should have one

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 pastes

12 May 2010 - 12:00am


Shin Hwa Gallery

Ends Sept 9

In her debut exhibition in Hong Kong, Czech artist Maria Lee expresses the 'cultural shock' she has experienced since arriving in the city a year ago.

Sticking out like a sore thumb in a crowd is something Europeans have to get used to, she says. 'People here look at me, examine my dress, my hair and everything on me.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Prevent crime

A few good tips to keep burglars at bay and homes secure

Keep your keys safe

Do not leave spare keys in obvious places

Do not label your house keys with your home address

Most burglaries occur during the day when no one is at home. Nevertheless, lock your bedroom door at night and keep a mobile phone and flashlight nearby

28 May 2008 - 12:00am

Fair to help suppliers build up new international client base

The Pearl River Delta is one of the world's fast growing regions in terms of economic activity and building and construction, which puts this year's Hong Kong International Building Materials & Construction Equipment Fair on a solid foundation.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Products shine at biggest fair ever

Security and innovation are top of the agenda at this year's Electronics & Components show

China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components by Global Sources kicks off today and will run until Monday at the AsiaWorld-Expo.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Inside knowledge

Understanding his clients' sense of style gave one designer the freedom to use his creative talents to dramatic effect.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Exhibition highlights

Thorn Lighting (Hong Kong) will showcase at the Asian Elenex its architectural and decorative lighting fittings for indoor and outdoor applications. 'As facade lighting becomes popular in Hong Kong, from commercial to residential projects, we will also highlight fibre optics and LED application in various areas together with respective lighting control systems,' said C.K.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

WWF suggests 10 ways in which you can make a difference

Don't leave the water running. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or washing the car.

Flick off the light when you leave a room. Power plants burn fuels to create energy for your light bulb. Burning fuel makes smog that pollutes the atmosphere and adds to global warming.

18 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Why the smart home is not such a brilliant idea

Being wired at all times means more stress even as your muscles waste away

As I research this story, I am spinning the scroll wheel on my mouse hard. The reason: since I will scarcely leave this seat in the next six hours, let alone take a walk or work out, I need to burn some calories.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Matchmaker for inventors and producers

New inventions will be displayed at the Frontiers of Brainpower section, where their creators hope they will attract the attention of investors

THE ELECTRONICS FAIR will again feature a Frontiers of Brainpower section displaying innovations, ideas and prototypes for tomorrow's use and production.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Control pad

Combining smart-home gadgetry with doses of elegance and practicality, David and Vanessa Post have turned their Peak apartment into a hi-tech yet comfortable living space where everything, from lights to televisions, can be programmed.

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am