Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

Robots have long been used in industry and manufacturing, but now, humanoid robots are being used to serve people in commercial and even domestic settings. Will these friendly robots one day replace us in the service industry as well?

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VR technology – a gimmick or the future?

VR technology – a gimmick or the future?

Virtual reality – or VR – has been touted as the future for some time now, and many big-name corporations have invested millions of dollars. Yet VR hasn’t quite taken off as expected. Are we on the cusp of the breakthrough that will make VR seem like a necessity?

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Not So Open Data

Not So Open Data

Hong Kong currently ranks 37 among 97 countries in the Open Data Index but the city has set ambitious goals to be ‘smarter’. But without legislating for access to information, and without providing data in friendlier fomats, those ambitions will be hard to realise, say open data advocates.

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Cutting out the Middle Man

Cutting out the Middle Man

The “sharing economy” is cutting out middlemen like modelling agencies and taxi-calling centres, and it’s drastically changing the playing field for all kinds of industries. How are consumers and the government responding?

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Local apps developers seek to protect innovations

Local apps developers seek to protect innovations

New apps appear on the market for consumers to download onto their mobile devices every day. But for the developers who spend their time and efforts to create them, there is little in the way of intellectual property protection. Varsity speaks to some of the innovators who say that being ripped off is simply a sad reality.

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3D Printing opens the door to possibilities

3D Printing opens the door to possibilities

3D printing has been used to make industrial and commercial prototypes, models, machine parts, even the body of a car. But the technology could provide even bigger breakthroughs in the world of medicine, where researchers are experimenting with 3D printed artificial limbs and organs. Varsity looks at some existing medical uses of the tenchology as well as possible future applications.

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Tapping into the Future

Tapping into the Future

The popularity of mobile apps presents some of the best I.T. opportunities since the bursting of the internet bubble burst in 2000 and some Hong Kong developers are grasping those opportunities. Varsity asks what they need to survive and thrive in this competitive field?

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Modern Treasure Hunters

Modern Treasure Hunters

Outdoor treasure-hunting has never been as fun or as hi-tech. Geocaching takes treasure hunters around the world as they search for hidden containers using smartphones and GPS devices.

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The Solar-Powered Geek

The Solar-Powered Geek

How a student project led Hong Kong youngster Charles Watson to become a social entrepreneur providing solar-powered computers to developing world.
By Cherry Ge

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