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Probe into CSL mobile broadband claims

The city's telecoms and broadcasting watchdogs are investigating complaints against CSL New World Mobility over claims about its new mobile broadband service.

Thursday, 30 July, 2009, 12:00am

Net puts gadgets in reach of out-of-control Pilots

An industry has mushroomed to make accessories for 3Com's immensely popular PalmPilot. Little wonder, because 3Com, probably intentionally, sells only the most basic add-ons such as modems and leather carrying cases.

20 May 1999 - 12:00am

Keeping posted on Hong Kong scene

With the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament over, I thought it would be a good time to list Web sites that focus on local current events or what is happening around town.

As the Hong Kong Tourist Association says, this is the 'City of Life' and there is a lot of things going on all the time.

6 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

IBM bids open

The final bids for IBM's global communications network will begin today, with bidders, including AT&T and GTE, expected to bid between US$4-5 billion. IBM will continue to lease capacity on the network but not have to operate and maintain the modems and fibre-optic lines around the world.

8 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Absurd hike

I am sure I am not alone in being dissatisfied with Hongkong Telecom's Netvigator Internet service.

Netvigator no longer has the network capacity to support its large user base, and it is now impossible to log on and get an Internet connection during the peak hours of around 9pm to 12 midnight.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Time may have come to lay an old friend to rest

I have an AST Ascentia 800N portable - the original 4 MB of Ram was upgraded to 8 MB when it was supplied to the original owner and I believe the hard disk is about 250 MB, although it may be larger. I use a Toshiba PC Card modem that is said to run at 14.4 kbps but is understood to be capable of 28.8 kbps.

26 May 1998 - 12:00am

Virtual business cards point finger at Netscape

Recently I have received a few e-mails with .vcf file attachments. When I try to open these files, my operating systems (both NT and Win95) don't recognise the application necessary to open them. I suspect this is a virtual business card. Am I correct? Does the application to read these virtual business cards already exist within Windows? What software will allow me to read these cards?

10 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Sharp Mobile Organiser

Sharp has put e-mail and handwriting recognition functions in its SE-500 Mobile Organiser, a lightweight accessory that can synchronise with a desktop or notebook computer. It comes equipped with a 14.4 kilobits-per-second modem to send and receive e-mail, an IrDA infrared port and docking station for data transfer with a computer, and on-screen keyboard and stylus pen.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Sharing a broom closet with a million gizmos

At 2 am a few weeks ago, I was sitting in my office with a phone line wrapped around my neck, up to my elbows in various power cables and connections cords, trying my best not to slam my fists on the desk in frustration.

15 May 1997 - 12:00am

IBM, Panasonic develop the cordless PC modem

IBM Research and Japan's Panasonic are working on a computer modem that will enable cordless connection to a phone jack for PC users.

The joint project is regarded as a marriage of pure scientific research to the needs of the marketplace.

'It operates on the same principle as cordless phones,' said Charles Palmer, of IBM.

13 May 1997 - 12:00am

For faster Web speed try one thing at a time

I would like to increase the speed of my Web browsing. Even though I use a 28.8K connection, I find the process much too slow for my liking. Especially when I do other Internet-related things at the same time, like transferring files and updating PointCast while using Netscape to browse. I have tried browsing the Web without the graphics, but then I lose too much. Any other solutions?

29 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

It can pay to know a bit about the bauds

The whole debate over high-speed modems may be moot, especially if you don't understand bits versus bauds.

Don't buy a new fancy modem unless you know the difference. Certainly don't bother if your Internet service provider hasn't invested in new technology, such as 56.6 kilobit per second modems.

17 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Flexibility a mark of fax facts

The fax machine is an essential business tool and is now also found in many homes. Fast, efficient and economical, a fax machine uses telecommunications networks to send copies of documents.

Here is a brief look at eight methods to fax the facts.

20 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Net on TV plan

Satellite broadcaster BSkyB plans to offer fast access to the Internet through television sets when it begins its digital satellite service next year, according to the Financial Times.

27 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Cadres of Happy Valley are far more flush with success than you suspected

There is an interesting post-script to our strange tale on Saturday of hotels being levelled for office buildings before transforming into hotels again.

Apparently, the main building in the headquarters compound of Xinhua (or the New China News Agency) in Happy Valley was a hotel before the mainland mouthpiece took charge.

27 Aug 1996 - 12:00am