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Personal Digital Assistant

HK$800,000 purse for works of fiction

Hong Kong-based author Nury Vittachi will head a panel of three judges who will decide the destiny of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award.

Wednesday, 7 May, 2008, 12:00am

HK$800,000 purse for works of fiction

Hong Kong-based author Nury Vittachi will head a panel of three judges who will decide the destiny of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award. The purse of A$110,000 (HK$806,600) will be given to English-language literary fiction written for mobile phones, PDAs or computers, as well as in traditional book form. The closing date for entries is May 31.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Long after your PDA dies an electronic death, Moleskine memories live on

Notebook maker Moleskine recently organised a competition inviting the public to send in their travel diaries: 50 of the best stationery entries are now on displayed at City'super and Log-On stores in Times Square, CityPlaza and Festival Walk.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Smarter assistant

Personal digital assistants are cool again, thanks to Hewlett-Packard. Asia's leading supplier of PDAs has updated its venerable iPaq handheld device, resulting in the rw6828 Multimedia Messenger. In white or metallic silver, the new iPaq PDA camera phone integrates more connectivity modes than previous models. It offers tri-band GSM, GPRS, Edge, infrared, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q Should phones and PDAs be banned from examinations?

Nowadays, mobile phones are very common and have even become a necessity among teenagers. So banning mobiles or PDAs from examinations is technically not possible.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q Should phones and PDAs be banned from exams?

The controversy over the possible use of mobile phones by students in the HKCEE examination to cheat by accessing the internet is in fact a sad reflection on our society. It is a society where the mobile phone rules all, including common sense.

10 May 2006 - 12:00am

Technical wiz makes shyness factor disappear from Q&A

WHEN ANDREW CHEUNG Shu-ting started university, he was overawed by the huge lectures of up to 150 students and felt too shy to answer questions posed by the lecturer.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

PDAs used for learning

An innovative teaching method using personal digital assistants (PDAs) has raised students' interest in learning.

The project was launched in the first semester of 2004-2005 at City University (CityU). It involved

130 business administration students from CityU's department of information systems who were each given a PDA.

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

A low interest rate

Back in the days before there were personal computers, there were books. People used to buy these objects, which were made of sheets of paper bound together, and curl up each day in a comfortable spot for a few hours of honest-to-God entertainment.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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