Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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Just the right type
For people who find it difficult to type on a tablet computer, Swiss-based Logitech recently launched a Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard, the K480 - designed for use with up to three devices, regardless of the computing platform.

Share and share alike
An umbrella, a mobile phone and a smart sensor - four young graduates of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have brought the three items together and created Umbrella Here. The project allows umbrella sharing on rainy days.

Of Windows and Lollipops
The next Windows operating system would have been called Windows 9 had Microsoft stuck with its naming system. But the US tech giant is so keen to move away from the past that it is skipping nine and naming it Windows 10.

Under one umbrella
Mobile phone makers are never tired of launching new devices, thanks to the increasing penetration of these gadgets. This trend pushes market leaders to adopt the theme of "Mobile First" or "Cloud First."

Smart meter proves dumb
Some smart meters are not as smart as we expect, said Cees Links, who was personally troubled by one.

A mind of its own
Smart devices are very common in Hong Kong - but they are still limited to mobile gadgets. After the smartphone, the smart home is the next big revolution, said Cees Links, founder and chief executive of GreenPeak Technologies. "Wi-fi is everywhere now, and it is going to be a major component of everything, such as work, entertainment and social life," he said.

Making a case for protection
Smartphones are expensive so many consumers invest good money to ensure their devices are well protected. But phone cases are more than just protective gear, many have an ornamental side.

Beat hackers at their own game
Ordinary computer users may at times be too loose when it comes to security - browsing unknown websites and downloading unauthorized programs. And that makes life easier for the hacker.

Asian users firmly in sights
Google is designing many devices and applications to cater for the needs of Asian users, Chris Yerga said.

Smart thinking
Mobile devices are no longer "just" gadgets. Instead, they have greatly reshaped the world, especially in Asia, where smartphones are the first devices that allow some users to get connected to the internet.



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