Miriam has time on her side

If you wear it, they will come. That is what happened to Miriam Yeung Chin-wah (centre). The entertainer claims she is a big fan of watches and particularly liked the big-faced men's style of a certain Japanese brand. So that brand has now made her their spokesman.

Friday, 14 April, 2006, 12:00am

Stefano Giovannoni

He sounds like an Italian chef. You have the nationality right, but he's a product designer.

What kind of stuff is he known for? Think of Alessi home accessories - what springs to mind? Many of the colourful, quirky and humorous little numbers are Giovannoni's.

27 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

Press wrong button

As 64 per cent of Seiko Epson's employees work in its Asian operations outside Japan, the company thought it only appropriate to organise a technology forum for Asian journalists in the mainland rather than in Japan.

16 Jul 2004 - 12:00am


James Lam Chak-woon

Time Circle watch shop owner

31 Aug 2003 - 12:00am


I admit this gadget is as exciting as a blank piece of paper. It is a blank piece of paper, and if you are really interested in printing photographs, it is something about which you should be thrilled.

19 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Inkjet printers

HP Deskjet 930c ($1,288 from Broadway and Fortress)

'It's got great printing quality - up to 2,400x1,200 dpi [dots per inch] - a user-friendly interface and a space-saving, fold-up paper tray. It's also endurable, reliable and reasonably priced - the most suitable model for the home user.'

Steve Lee, executive editor, PC Home

11 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Epson cuts out middleman for digital cameras

Owners of most digital cameras can now bypass PCs and print directly on Epson's new colour inkjet printer. The printer sports a PC card slot that accepts most memory cards, including Compact Flash and Sony Memory Stick.

15 May 2001 - 12:00am

Seiko Epson maps strategy

Seiko Epson, the Japanese electronics firm best known for producing printers, has set out a range of strategies for expansion in Hong Kong and the mainland.

Epson Hong Kong managing director Kazuki Ito said printers used by the business and professional field would become Epson's main focus of development in the SAR.

28 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Epson rates with the best

Epson's PhotoPC 750Z is a 1.25-million-pixel CCD camera with a 3x optical and 2x digital zoom.

It has a maximum picture resolution of 1,280 x 960 pixels.

However, Epson uses proprietary image-enhancement HyPict technology to ramp up image resolution to 1,600 x 1,200 pixels.

16 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Epson digital falls short of marketing hype

The Epson PhotoPC 750Z was claimed to be the first two-megapixel camera to hit the Hong Kong market when it was launched last month. Nikon, Minolta and Olympus will introduce theirs soon.

8 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Epson about to release latest scanner, digital camera in HK

Epson is expanding its range of input devices on offer in Hong Kong, announcing a new digital camera and a new USB (universal serial bus) scanner.

The Epson PhotoPC 750Z digital camera is a two-mega-pixel, 6x zoom camera, that includes Epson's HyPict image-enhancement technology.

18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Demos from Epson

Epson Hong Kong has opened a demonstration office in the Mongkok Computer Centre to provide information on the company's products.

Assistant marketing manager Helen Wong said the 100-square-foot store would not handle product sales, but would support shops in the centre that were selling Epson products.

24 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Epson plans drive for slice of business market

Japanese printer vendor Epson is making a push for a greater share of the business market in an effort to avoid slumping sales in the consumer market.

Shin-ichi Yamamoto, general manager of Epson's product-planning department, said it planned to use existing technology to develop image-capturing and output devices for business.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Epson's EPL-5700 laser printer

Epson's EPL-5700 laser printer has a small-form factor as large as A4 paper. It measures 397x463x251mm and weighs 7.5 kg. Powered by a 100MHz RISC processor, it has 4MB memory and it prints eight pages per minute at 600 dots per inch. Suggested retail price is about $4,000.

15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Epson aims for greater printer use

Epson has launched two new printers aimed at home-users and students - the Epson Stylus 440 and 640.

Both come with bundled software, including Epson Print Adventure Photo Sticker Edition, Epson Print Adventure Card Edition, LivePix Warner Brothers Special Edition and High Quality Images.

15 Sep 1998 - 12:00am