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HP's new laptop looks like a MacBook Air and is made for hardcore business users

HP is today introducing a new laptop that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air — a stylish Windows 8 machine called the EliteBook Folio 1020. Even though HP is boasting about this laptop's slim size, it isn't necessarily taking aim at Apple here. HP says that it's designed the Folio 1020 with …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Slimming down, speeding up: is Apple's iPad Air the tablet to beat?

Until today, the iPad hadn't changed much over the past two and a half years. It got a little faster, a little thicker, and its display a little sharper, but they were all piecemeal improvements on the same iPad design. But today Apple changed that. It drastically shrunk down the 9.7-inch iPad, …

From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple's fall event

After a year in which Apple’s product announcements have largely leaked out ahead of time, today the company delivered something of a surprise: a redesigned tablet, the iPad Air, that is the lightest full-size iPad to date at just 1 pound. Its announcement was coupled with the introduction of an …

Seth's Blog

A luxury good gets its value from its lack of utility and value. A typical consumer would look at what it costs and what it does and say, "that's …

Grand Theft Auto 5 review

Forget everything you think you know about remastered video game rereleases, because new-gen Grand Theft Auto 5 punches the rule book, steals its …

Grand Theft Auto

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

iPhone 5S: Apple’s golden ticket?

Two new iPhones, the 5C and 5S, have divided opinion – Matt Warman assesses their chances<p>Sometime this week, queues will begin to form outside Apple’s stores around the world. Two new iPhones go on sale on Friday, and just when people first start camping out, as they surely will, is likely to be a …

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Facebook Ad Images Are Getting Bigger

You may begin to notice the ads on your Facebook News Feed with more frequency, but not necessarily because they are becoming more …

Samsung backs Apple's 64-bit chip smartphone chip switch

<b>Samsung has confirmed its next high-end smartphones will feature 64-bit processors.</b><p>The announcement follows the launch of the iPhone 5S, the first handset to include the technology.<p>Apple boasted its A7 chip offered "desktop-class architecture".<p>However, experts say most apps are unlikely to see much …

New iPhone to include fingerprint scanner: WSJ

Ahead of Tuesday's event where Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the higher-end model will include a fingerprint scanner. The feature has been widely rumored by Reuters, the <i>WSJ</i>, and elsewhere; apparent references to the hardware have been found in the beta …

Hong Kong shares may start higher, more China data due | Reuters

HONG KONG, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares could start the week higher with sentiment boosted by Chinese trade data that offered more evidence the economy was stabilising, with investors also waiting for monthly inflation figures later in the day.<p>China’s exports rose 7.2 percent in August from …

Hong Kong Photography by Michael Wolf

Hong Kong – Mega City Photography.<p>Michael Wolf is a German photographer who lives in Hong Kong. He captures the life in mega cities. Most of his …

Sony unveils 'casual' PlayStation Vita handheld

<b>Sony has unveiled a new version of its PS Vita handheld gaming console.</b><p>Revealed at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony said the PCH 2000 series consoles were aimed at casual gamers.<p>The gadget is 20% thinner and 15% lighter than earlier models, is available in six different colours and has a battery life of …

The Engadget Interview: Daniel Sennheiser (video)

"I've worked for Sennheiser since I was born," the company's co-CEO says with a laugh. Five years ago, Daniel Sennheiser and his brother took over the reigns of the eponymous audio company, the third generation of a legacy that began in 1945, weeks after the close of World War II, when their …

China expected to end ban on video game consoles

Banned for the past 13 years, video game consoles could once again be sold in China, according to the South China Morning Post.<p>Companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft may soon be able to sell their game consoles in China -- though there are a couple of catches.<p>The Chinese government is …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

3 Ways Hong Kong Can Attract Startups

Yesterday I met with Charles Ng, Associate-Director General at InvestHK, a government organization tasked with helping grow entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. Ng is a former business owner himself and no stranger to looking over a profit and loss statement. He is working in an exciting time as the …

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Android KitKat unveiled By Google And Nestlé

Google has announced that the next version of its Android mobile operating system will be called ‘Android KitKat’, after Nestlé’s popular chocolate bar.<p>Android has been developed by the company’s engineers under sweet-themed names ever since the release of Android Cupcake in 2009 and continuing in …

Copywriting Essentials from A to Z

Where do you begin?<p>I wondered that as a fresh-faced, new copywriter, staring at the blank page and a phone that wouldn’t ring.<p>There was so much …

How Big Data Is Transforming The Mobile Industry

CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade. IDC, a market research firm, similarly forecasts a 44-fold increase in data volumes between 2009 and 2020. Mobile is playing a large part in driving this explosion in data.<p>Apple upended …

Killer Apps That Could Make Me Love The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

My first look at the Samsung Galaxy Gear that was introduced at the IFA tech show in Berlin reflects my mixed feelings about the new smartwatch. I gave Samsung lots of love for being willing to take a chance on being an early player in the field of wearable computing, but I questioned whether it …

China's Xiaomi Unveils New Flagship Smartphone Mi-3

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun took to the stage today in Beijing to launch the company’s latest brand new flagship phone — the Xiaomi Mi-3. The 16GB version will retail for CNY1999 ($327), while the 64GB version will go for CNY2499 ($410).<p>The fast-growing Xiaomi, which is …

Holy infographics: the bible visualised

'God is in the detail' - the expression may have been overshadowed by the newer 'the devil is in the detail' but for some people the original idiom still holds true. Scholars have been visualising the holy texts for years but recently, they've taken a turn towards data. Here are some of the most …