Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, April 17, 2014   



Fast capture of cancer cells
In a multidisciplinary research project led by the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Hong Kong has successfully developed a new optical microscopy approach, which integrates existing fiber-optic and laser technologies, called Asymmetric-detection Time-stretch Optical Microscopy, or ATOM.

Size doesn't matter
Big data is a big opportunity. IT researcher Gartner defines big data as "high-volume, high-velocity and high- variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision-making."

Men with a van plan
Innovators must take the initiative to be game changers. This was the mind-set of Steven Lam Hoi-yuen when he started GoGoVan with a few partners last year.

Networking that means business
Linkedin has very much reshaped the job-seeking and recruitment environment, said Vivian Wong.

Forging right links
Marketers are being encouraged to turn to the online world as social media platforms are emerging to reach more people in the real world.

Blackberry goes upmarket
Blackberry's P'9982 has a new design - even if the same cannot be said of the phone in its entirety, which is based on the previous flagship Z10. The fancy stainless steel frame and Italian leather cover comes courtesy of Porsche Design. With a price tag of HK$16,888, this phone is aimed at the luxury sector.

CSL bags the top spot
Hong Kong's mobile technology has won recognition by a global wireless coverage mapping firm. CSL's mobile network has been ranked first in Hong Kong, and among the top eight across the globe, according to the latest Global State of LTE report.

Armchair shopping at its best
Electronic commerce is making big inroads in Hong Kong. Four years ago, just about 55 percent of Hong Kong netizens shopped online, compared with more than 95 percent in South Korea and Japan, says Danny Yeung, chief executive of Groupon Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Dead in the water
Don't get confused between water resistance and waterproof. Indeed, putting your water-resistant smartphone into water is a bad idea as you are going to destroy your device.

All the right moves
As mobility comes as an integral part of our everyday life, the digital equivalent of the real-estate slogan "Location! Location! Location!" should be "Mobile! Mobile! Mobile!"



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