Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Monday, October 5, 2015   

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.

New breed of Parrot
Coming by land, sea and air, Parrot has unveiled a new generation of minidrones. And they are not just of the photo-taking variety. Some of them can be raced like remote-controlled cars.

Enter new fantasy worlds
Game developers know they have to constantly come up with expansion packs and new elements to keep their players hooked. Electronic Arts, one of the biggest developers of video games, has announced new stuff for two of its best-sellers: Plants vs Zombies and The Sims.

No ducking safety issue
Google has started testing podlike self- driving car prototypes on public roads near its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The prototypes are the first of a 100-car fleet the tech giant is building as it researches robotic car technology.

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