The Leap

You've probably thrown baseball pitches with the Nintendo Wii, danced to the Xbox Kinect or practised sword fighting with the PlayStation Move, but with an upcoming gadget called the Leap, you'll be able to do the same on your computer.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Parrot introduces its gee-whizz gizmos to what should be a receptive audience

With almost twice as many mobile phone subscriptions as residents in Hong Kong, it's no wonder French wireless products manufacturer Parrot is keen to bring its gizmos to town.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia might not be a household name for smartphones - people automatically think iPhone and Android - but it certainly knows how to make mobile phones. That's why it's pretty exciting news that Nokia will be releasing its first smartphone based on a system other than its own Symbian OS.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

In gear

Great Ideos

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

In gear

High-def jinks

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Samsung Champ

There are many touchscreen phones that let you input Chinese handwriting; but if you want to write both English and Chinese words in the same text message, you usually have to switch back and forth between input methods.

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

In gear

Smart call

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Deeper dock

8 May 2015 - 4:18pm

Write on

The acclaimed touchscreen text-input system used on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch player is facing its stiffest challenge to date, with the introduction of Swype. It is an input method for touchscreen devices developed by Cliff Kushler, one of the co-inventors of the T9 predictive text-entry technology used on most mobile phones.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Motorola Droid

Motorola hasn't really had much success in the smartphone market so far, but with the newly unveiled Droid, powered by Google's Android operating system, it looks like the company is putting everything into making a challenger to the Apple iPhone.

The Droid combines the advantages of Google's platform with the latest and greatest developments from the mobile phone industry.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Mintpass Mintpad

What sits between a smartphone, a portable media player and a netbook? A Mintpad!

This little device with a 2.86-inch touch screen won't make phone calls, but it will get you on the internet, act as a personal information manager, play back music and video, and let you take freehand notes using a stylus. It even takes photos.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Find yourself

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Designer phone

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Apple is not the only fruit

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Mind over matter

The dark art of reading human thoughts has long been the preserve of science fiction and folklore. Real-life stories about mind-reading technology are usually filed under 'weird news', along with reports about invisibility cloaks, force fields, ray guns and Star Trek-style, 'beam-me-up' teleportation.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am