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Storage

Help is at hand to keep track of possessions

Help is at hand to keep track of possessions

Owning more than one home stocked with classy stuff - couture clothing, expensive artworks, vintage jewellery - might sound like a dream. But for people who jet between homes, travel a lot or have sizeable collections, keeping track of what is where can be a burden.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 4:39am

Making use of neglected spaces in Hong Kong homes

David Wu's Apple store in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: John Butlin

You think your interior space is small? Not enough room to do what you want? Technology entrepreneur David Wu created not only a home office, but also a mini-Apple store in his Tseung Kwan O apartment, and it's just two metres by two metres.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

Copyright bill delayed amid calls to shelve it

The government has postponed the Legislative Council debate on the controversial copyright amendment bill - but has stopped short of demands for the change in the law to be shelved completely which are now coming from pro-government lawmakers and the pan-democrats.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

3-D Camcorders

Sony HDR-TD10E

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Old tech

The way we watch movies at home changes relatively quickly, as the death of the videocassette illustrates. What's more, commercially successful technology isn't always as good as that which it replaces. Betamax video players were better quality than the VCRs which came slightly later and became the industry standard.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Loky Leung, 18, Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Seconday School

cd: Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head. Epic.

dvd: Across the Universe caused Beatlemania all over again.

movie: Bright Star. A beautiful film about poet John Keats' true love.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

hot picks

Tristan Cheung

cd: Keane's Night Train EP. New music from this piano-based band, which may shock every rock music lover.

dvd: The Killers' Live From The Royal Albert hall. Get ready for lots of head banging while you watch it.

movie: Remember Me. Latest movie for the hottest actor on the planet right now, Robert Pattinson.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Vocals let down by technology

This DVD is an essential buy for fans. Yelling was Kay Tse On-kei's first concert, impressively debuting at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Unlike most other local pop singers, more than 90 per cent of the songs performed are her own. It was like a review of her singing career.

16 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Letters

Another helping hand for rich developers

The Development Bureau is proposing that developers' powers of compulsory confiscation of residential flats be increased in what the bureau terms as 'old buildings' - that is 50 years old.

23 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Retailers come up with deals for shoppers as plastic levy kicks in

Retailers affected by the 50-cent levy on plastic bags, which came into force at midnight last night, have come up with a variety of alternatives - baskets and paper bags for use, shopping bags for loan and even cash coupons - to keep shoppers happy.

Some of these measures may help shoppers evade the levy, or may in fact be violating the levy law.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Some feel embarrassed to take bags to shops

More than a tenth of survey respondents - including executives and professionals - say they will not take their own bags for shopping after the plastic bag levy kicks in next Tuesday because it is inconvenient, not easy to remember and embarrassing, a green group has found.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Pirates use fake Blu-ray labels to inflate price of DVDs

Copyright pirates have been putting fake Blu-ray labels on pirated DVDs of western movies to attract buyers, and selling them for double the usual price, according to a customs officer.

24 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Hi-res: LG BD370 Blu-ray player

One look at the LG BD370's fascia and you can see this Blu-ray deck oozes class and quality. LG's designers have come up with an audio-visual equivalent of a Ferrari by mounting a massive silver power button in the centre of the deck that glows blue when the player is switched on. It looks amazingly cool.

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Some shoppers favour voluntary donation rather than levy

Shoppers say they prefer a voluntary donation scheme to a levy imposed on plastic bags - even if they are using environmentally friendly bags.

Chan Hing-wing, 60, said he had been in the habit of shopping with green bags for years so would not be inconvenienced after about 2,000 major stores joined a campaign to stop giving out plastic bags on March 3.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

hot picks

Favourite tunes, films, books and gadgets

Caitlin Macwatt, 12, South Island School

cd: Lady Gaga's The Fame. A funky mix of catchy and sentimental tunes, including number one hit Just Dance.

dvd: Who Bob What Pants. This SpongeBob SquarePants DVD includes the extremely amusing The Two faces of Squidward. Funny for all ages.

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

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