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Autocorrect spells trouble for those with hang pets

A spectator uses her mobile phone to send a text ... but will autocorrect spoil her day? Photo: Edmond So

Predictive text is the backseat driver of the tech world. It messes with your head ... and your words. It can get you into all sorts of mix-ups, especially at the Sevens, when you try to send texts, even early in the day. Stumpy fingers, small keyboards, blurred eyeballs and rugby distractions can spell trouble.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 8:47am

Flower Show

Photographer Paul Yeung's humorous look at the outfits and activities of HK Flower Show visitors (including Flower Show No 4). Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Apr 14

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pitching diversity to the Japanese

It's a chilling experience up here on the 43rd parallel. About 800 kilometres directly west of Sapporo, Japan, lies the Siberian port of Vladivostok. A few hours outside of Sapporo in mountainous Niseko, the February temperature averages minus 12. Snow? Half the houses in the village are merely a rumour. They won't be seen again until about May.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I've got no troubles at all with peaceful protests ... What I utterly condemn is when protests turn violent the way we saw the violence yesterday

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

I have some great memories of the club ... and we have tried our best to keep it going

Former chief secretary David Akers-Jones on the demise of the Kowloon Club

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Market frowns in Glasgow

In what at that time was a groundbreaking marketing initiative, the world was once told that 'Glasgow's Miles Better', complete with an endorsement from campaign mascot Mr Happy. But in the past few years, there hasn't been much housing happiness in the city.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

All in a day's work

All in a Day's Work is a memoir written by British social worker Becky Hope about her experiences over 20 years working in child protection in Britain.

Hope is a pseudonym used to protect the children she has come across. And boy, do they need protecting.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dr Judith Mackay, senior adviser, World Lung Foundation

1. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers

I like this principally because I can manage the range of notes and sing along. It doesn't go too high or too low.

2. Highland Cathedral - Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Jakob Dylan

Jakob Dylan Women and Country (Sony)

You can't miss the drawl of Dylan senior in his son's voice. Jakob has been plugging away for years at a career that has enjoyed modest success, but with Women and Country he finds new confidence with folk rock.

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

The Havelian Express

Depictions in miniature of Pakistani life by Hasnat Mehmood, Muhammad Zeeshan and Imran Channa (including Making of the History series, left). Mon-Fri,10am-7pm, Sat-Sun, noon-6pm, CAIS Gallery, UG/F, 54 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2527 7798. Ends Feb 14

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am