Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, November 25, 2015   

Game on after Xbox One update
MICROSOFT IS GIVING the Xbox One a new look as the company tries to focus its video-game console on its main function: gaming. Microsoft this month started rolling out the biggest software update for the device since its launch two years ago.

Amazon rekindles Fire
AMAZON HAS INTRODUCED a tablet computer for under US$50 (HK$390) in a bid to entice consumers priced out of the Apple iPad.

Best of both worlds
Mac users might not be able to find virtual assistant Siri from their OS X any time soon, but with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, they can now talk to Cortana, Microsoft's personal voice-assistant app, and run both Windows and OS X within a Mac without using separate computers.

Get set for some serious drone racing
IMAGINE CAREENING THROUGH the forest chasing Stormtroopers on speeder bikes as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia did in Return of the Jedi, flying around trees and ducking under branches.

Play with a passion
Do it with passion or not at all. Those are the words to live by for Edward Slime, a Hong Kong gamer who has enjoyed an uplift in life with money but also fame on YouTube.

Speaking of wireless connections!
THIS SCENARIO HAPPENS a lot in the movies. Aliens invade Earth and blow up a whole city. Buildings collapse, roads crack, and networks are down. With no wi-fi or network, you can't contact anyone. Not your beloved, your family or the police.

Homegrown history saver
When you're dealing with museum exhibits dating back thousands, perhaps millions of years, you must exercise the greatest care. A slight change in temperature or humidity, for instance, may completely ruin a delicate wood carving or other ancient relics.

Medical world has its eye on improved Google Glass
A DOCTOR IN New Zealand donned Google Glass and beamed video of an aortic surgery to the US offices of medical device maker Endologix Inc recently.

Big is beautiful
South korean electronics giant Samsung continues to bet big on the smartphone market, recently unveiling two large- screen handsets.

Facebook businesses get personal
PRIVATE MESSAGING IS getting increasingly popular with people wanting to keep in touch with friends on Facebook.

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