Issue: March 08, 2013   (Archive)
Sunday, December 21, 2014   

Candy addiction
Members of the gaming community have often been asking this question over the past couple of months: "Have you crushed your candies?" Facebook users must also have received hundreds, maybe thousands, of notifications, where they are asked by friends to join their crushing teams, and give them extra "lives" for this game.



Flushed with success
Seawater toilet flushing, a common practice in Hong Kong, is surprisingly new for the rest of the world.

Samsung Big Apple bound for Galaxy launch
Samsung Electronics said it will launch its new Galaxy S smartphone on March 14 in New York, taking its fight for market supremacy to Apple's doorstep after reportedly being inundated with requests from US mobile carriers.

Hello, get in LINE
Since mobile gadgets have now become entrenched in our lives, instant messaging has slowly come to dominate the communications platform. From the most intuitive short messaging service - commonly known as SMS - to all other applications available on different devices, "let me text him" is a more common line than "let me give him a call."

Mobile phone sales dip
Worldwide mobile phone sales declined last year for the first time since 2009, according to technology research firm Gartner.

A new dimension
Imagine this: you go on the internet to place a few orders. You pay up, press the "print" button and the tangible goods are delivered - right through your printer. Okay, that is likely still a scene from some Star Trek episode.

The road to building human tissue
Nowadays, biomedical engineers are working hard on new technologies to build living human tissue for alleviation of problems in donor tissue and also to provide a better option for treatment.

A leap too far?
Since Microsoft launched its Windows 8 operating system in October, there have been bouquets and brickbats from the tech community. While some are impressed with the freshly redesigned Windows 8 - despite the long time it takes to get familiar with the OS - others posted negative comments across various community discussion boards.

Java jitters
Oracle launched a fix for the glitch found in its Java software last week, in a bid to calm users after the US Department of Homeland Security warned of flaws.

Full marks for soft homework solution
In many current e-learning systems, students can submit a soft copy of their homework through the online platform.

Size in focus
Manufacturers of digital cameras are trying to seek the right balance between two extremes - a very large screen and a very small body.



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