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Alcatel-Lucent faces LG and Apple in patent trial

Apple is accused of copying compression technology. Photo: Reuters

Apple and LG Electronics infringed an Alcatel-Lucent unit's patents for electronic devices including phones and computers, a lawyer said at the start of a trial.

Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 3:46am

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6 Oct 2012 - 11:54pm

Another string to orchestra's bow

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has become the first local art group to receive the Ministry of Culture's prestigious Innovation Award, after developing a modern version of the huqin, a stringed instrument.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Remembering Liu Tianhua

Remembering Liu Tianhua by Wang Guotong and Ray Wong

When Chinese composer Liu Tianhua died in 1932 at the age of 37 he had only written around a dozen pieces of music, 10 of which were for the erhu. To this day, the small repertoire of works remains the most significant for the instrument, says erhu master Wang Guotong.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

From lipsticks and eyeshadows to nail polish and face powder, these summer products will keep you looking hot.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Classic story a musical triumph

Dream of the Red Chamber Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra City Hall Concert Hall May 4

A Chinese literary classic inspired two new orchestral works that premiered last weekend to the delight of its many aficionados.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

ABC Music

Do you know what a nyckelharpa is? It's an old Swedish stringed instrument like a violin and played with a bow.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bright Ideas

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Almost Lipstick collection (HK$140 each) by Clinique

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13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rise & shine

Internet success stories are a dime a dozen. For every Mark Zuckerberg, there's a Rebecca Black. But what's rare in the fashion world, is an internet sensation-turned-model whose success isn't based on looks, but on personality.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Enter the third dimension

Have you got a screw loose? When you need some DIY essentials in the future, there will be no need to drive to the hardware store. Just download the exact size of the component you need and print it off in 3-D.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Alienware X51

Anyone who imagines an alien in our midst may well conjure up images of heavily armoured, large, robust creatures that threaten to destroy the Earth. That's probably why the maker of specialised gaming PCs called themselves Alienware.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK Philharmonic Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma

Lan Shui conducts the cellist (left) and the orchestra playing works by Brahms, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, Prokofiev and Schumann. Mar 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$380-HK$1,600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Unconventional thinker sees the science in song

Jaws dropped when Professor Dekai Wu first stepped into the classroom in combat boots and unevenly shaved red hair - a get-up common in Berkeley but shocking in early 1990s Hong Kong.

'This was before people even dyed their hair,' he recalls.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HK International Chamber Music Festival

Five concerts including the opening night gala concert that has violinists Lin Cho-liang and Kyoko Takezawa, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Gary Hoffman, double bassist Zhang Daxun and the Shanghai Quartet (left) playing Golijov's Last Round, violinists Lin, Takezawa, Henning Kraggerud and Clara-Jumi Kang, and double bassist Zhang playing the Piazzolla Suite, Lin, Takezawa and Kang, viola pl

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Legacy. Stories Retold

Sheng player Loo Sze-wang (left), pipa/zhongruan player Lam Tsan-tong, yangqin player Mung Mei-kwan, percussionist Eddy Tse Tsz-chung and zheng player Chiu Tan-ching perform works such as Phoenix in the Sky and The Beauty of River Xiang. Jan 7, 2.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multipurpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am