21 April 2018

Peter Sabine

EJI contributor
  • Director Steven Spielberg signs autographs at the premiere of ‘Ready Player One’ in Los Angeles on March 26. Photo: Reuters

    Ready Player One: Back, just not to the future

    - Apr 17, 2018 4:57pm
    Ready Player One, the latest Steven Spielberg epic to roll off the production line, promised to offer a vision of an immersive reality enabled future, but instead gazes with longing nostalgia to the 70s, 80s and 90s...
  • DJ sets from Solar Sound System HK are powered by solar and kinetic energy. Photo: Facebook

    How to be a green DJ in Hong Kong

    - Apr 10, 2018 1:17pm
    The Fragrant Harbour is anything but at the best of times. Hong Kong’s problems with waste, landfill space, inefficient recycling systems and overconsumption are well documented. That’s not to mention air pollution and green city planning,...
  • With a reputation for low taxes and ease of business, Malta is positioning itself to become a global cryptocurrency center. Photo: Reuters

    Malta sets its sights on cryptocurrency dominance

    - Mar 28, 2018 3:51pm
    Having recently visited Malta, I can tell you not many Hongkongers are familiar with the Mediterranean island. For those who follow cryptocurrencies, it might be a different story. Following threats that cryptocurrency exchange Binance would face...
  • Taking selfies that make you look slim, vibrant and sexy is easier said than done. Photo: Reuters

    How to avoid bad selfies

    - Mar 15, 2018 3:07pm
    In the age of supposedly accepting all types of bodies, the sad truth is double chins rarely look cool. On social media, the wiser you get, the more that double chin comes out to haunt you....
  • In cryptocurrency trading as well as trail running, the start is full of hope and optimism. Photo: Reuters

    10 things amateur cryptocurrency trading and trail running share

    - Mar 9, 2018 3:41pm
    I recently participated in TransLantau100, a race of more than 100 kilometers across Lantau Island, starting at 11:30 p.m. on Friday and ending for me at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Throughout the 28 hours of hiking,...
  • California-based logistics company Zipline is using the drone technology to deliver blood and other essential medical supplies to those who urgently need them in remote locations in Africa. Photo: Zipline

    Is it Superman, or a drone?

    - Feb 28, 2018 3:26pm
    If you are stuck in a dire situation in the wilderness, the customary reaction is not to panic and await Superman or other superheroes to come to the rescue. But for people in remote parts of Africa,...
  • Once considered an art, content creation is now becoming an industrial process with the focus just on garnering the maximum number of clicks online. Photo: wikipedia

    Cats, content and cash: A writer’s woes

    - Feb 22, 2018 12:41pm
    If being a freelance writer wasn’t difficult enough, the game has become significantly more difficult with the dumbing down of content online. Once considered an art, content creation is now an industrial process in which the...
  • The World Food Programme has been using an ethereum-based blockchain technology to help refugees of the Syrian civil war. Photo: ETHnews

    How blockchain is helping tackle global inequality

    - Feb 7, 2018 2:24pm
    Cryptocurrency is the topic of the day but what is really interesting is the technology behind the mania – blockchain. The decentralized and secure digital ledger of transactions is starting to be applied in a number...
  • The beauty of online viewership is that DJs can get thousands of views for a small investment compared to shows at clubs that can run up costs very quickly. Photo: Youtube/Boiler Room

    Can online radio save underground music in Hong Kong?

    - Jan 30, 2018 9:58am
    During my university days I was a DJ on radio, playing punk music from 2am to 4am on Tuesdays, with a listenership that hardly existed (sometimes friends would call in out of sympathy). At the time...
  • SynBOX in Hung Hom is one of the facilities that offer co-living space in Hong Kong. Photo: SynBOX

    Move over co-working, co-living is the next big thing in HK

    - Jan 23, 2018 6:00am
    In a previous life working in property management, I was part of a team responsible for moving corporate guys from their fixed desks into open-plan offices. The grief of learning that they would have to give...

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