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Volunteer narrators help blind enjoy films

The first time he sat through The Private Eyes, Merrick Ho Yui-chi, 17, had trouble comprehending the jokes in the Chang Yao-chung comedy.

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012, 12:00am

Volunteer narrators help blind enjoy films

The first time he sat through The Private Eyes, Merrick Ho Yui-chi, 17, had trouble comprehending the jokes in the Chang Yao-chung comedy.

'We watched it at home and everybody was laughing at a particular scene, yet I didn't get what was so funny,' Ho said.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Singin' the same old songs

'Glen Campbell's Good Times - The Final Farewell Tour' began on August 31, in Toronto, Canada, and is scheduled to finish at the French Lick Resort Casino, in the American state of Indiana, on December 16.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rural demand to lift mainland television sales

Mainland television makers have started counting the days to the end of the Rural Subsidy Programme, a government economic stimulus initiative that has spurred buying of home appliances in the countryside.

But even as the scheme winds up in stages, sales of popular flat-panel televisions are not expected to slow across the country.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Acer HN274H

More and more devices now support images that come 3D. The problem is you need a screen that supports 3D pictures, which are actually two different images - for the left and right eyes of the viewer - interlaced to give the appearance of three dimensions.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

2012 date for analogue switch-off dropped

Termination of free-to-air analogue television is off the government's timetable. Previously there had been a tentative target of a close-down before 2012. 'We are not yet in a position to determine when the best timing is for the analogue switch-off,' said Greg So Kam-leung, undersecretary for commerce and economic development.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Cisco Flip Video MinoHD

It would be easy to mistake the Flip Video MinoHD for a portable media player - it really does look like one with its 2-inch colour display and big red control button on the front.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

ViewSonic VX2739

If you are having trouble fitting all your application windows on a single display, then ViewSonic's new monitor should provide some relief.

The ViewSonic VX2739 is not big - it's huge, giving you 27 inches of screen real estate. That's about three times the display of a standard 15-inch monitor.

4 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Hi-res: Leica Pradovit D-1200 projector

Leica is best known for cameras that photographers with average budgets can only dream about. Now the German company is turning its optical prowess to its Pradovit D-1200 projector.

The smallest and lightest model in its class, the D-1200 is a Texas Instruments DLP (digital light processing) projector that delivers a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel image.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Hi-res: LG 42SL80

It's sleek, sexy, sophisticated and edgy ... literally. The LG 42SL80 LCD television is so eye-catching because it utilises an edge-to-edge display, meaning the glass panel covers the entire face of the television, leaving only the screen. There is only a very, very slim bezel surrounding the display area.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Movie mogul

Readers who have been following the expansion of the online cinema industry may be considering becoming internet movie moguls themselves. But how? Well, everything you need to become one is available on the Net. But you might not make any money from your online films. That's because no one else is.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

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