Date
15 December 2018

living

  • How Wing Chun inspired me to unlearn old ideas, embrace new ones

    - Dec 10, 2018 10:35am
    A friend of mine quit his high-paying job as chief operating officer of a company more than a decade ago to help his kung fu master run a martial arts club. He was already a Wing...
  • Struggling with editing text on iPhone? Here’s a solution

    Nov 30, 2018 7:10pm
    Editing a large block of text on iPhone can prove easier if you follow a trick, we learn from a CNBC article. Usually when one is writing a long text, entering a URL in a browser...
  • Pasta made from worms, anyone?

    Nov 27, 2018 10:21am
    Pasta prepared with mealworms raised in your own home? The unusual dinner idea could soon be a reality, if Hong Kong entrepreneur Katharina Unger has her way. The 28-year-old is the founder of Livin Farms, a...
  • Medical potential of wearable devices must not be belittled

    - Nov 12, 2018 10:36am
    Apple Watch’s ECG app monitors your heart and alerts you when there are irregularities. The technology has already been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I think this function is very useful, especially...
  • Click-on bionic arm could help amputees do the simple things

    Nov 1, 2018 9:26am
    Edmund Rath, a 53-year-old from Austria, wants to do simple things such as brush his teeth and slice bread. Most people take such activities for granted but not Rath, who lost his arm just below the...
  • Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year: WHO

    Oct 30, 2018 8:33am
    Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, Reuters quoted a World Health...
  • Pokémon GO will now reward you for breaking a sweat

    Oct 26, 2018 7:55pm
    Pokémon GO, the augmented reality mobile game that became an international sensation two years ago, is still very much around, although, unlike before, we now seldom see hundreds of people gathering in parks and pavements trying to...
  • Experiential consumption is the new way to go

    - Oct 22, 2018 10:42am
    Company leaders willing to adapt quickly to market changes are those who best exemplify what entrepreneurship means. The market has seen many innovative firms repackaging their products and improving customer experience to cater to customer needs. For example,...
  • People can afford to be more honest than they think

    - Oct 18, 2018 1:48pm
    Most people value the moral principle of honesty. At the same time, they frequently avoid being honest with people in their everyday lives. Who hasn’t told a fib or half-truth to get through an awkward social...
  • Want to learn sign language through self-study? Go online!

    Oct 11, 2018 6:32pm
    Internet can make learning sign language easier and more convenient, especially the aid of smartphones. But make sure your phone has adequate data access or links to excellent WiFi facilities. Sign languages are languages that involve...
  • Does Faster Payment System live up to what it claims to be?

    - Oct 8, 2018 10:43am
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has recently introduced the Faster Payment System (FPS), which aims to facilitate fund transfers. So far 21 commercial banks and 10 stored value facilities (SVF) have joined the system, which was...
  • Sunscreen chemicals found in seafood pose health risks: study

    Oct 5, 2018 6:07pm
    Harmful chemicals used in sunscreen products have been found in local seawater and seafood samples, raising fears that they could end up in the human body and pose health risks such as infertility or even cancer,...
  • Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future stroke

    Oct 5, 2018 9:23am
    People who regularly engage in light to moderate physical activity – like walking four hours a week or swimming two hours weekly – might have less severe strokes than individuals who aren’t as active, Reuters reports....
  • Tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks

    Oct 5, 2018 9:10am
    A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, Reuters reports. The technology, developed by teams at Oxford University and institutions...
  • Can ASMR help you overcome insomnia?

    - Oct 4, 2018 7:58am
    You toss and turn, wake up easily, and get up exhausted. Sometimes you just feel tired but can’t get to sleep. It’s frustrating: the angrier you become, the more you can’t sleep. It’s a cycle that...
  • Getting prepared for AI future

    - Oct 2, 2018 11:58am
    Two new books about artificial intelligence (AI) came out recently. One is Lee Kai-Fu’s AI Superpowers, which discusses what this technological revolution means for everyone, and China’s potential to win in the AI era. The other...
  • How big data is used in weather forecasting, diabetes management

    - Sep 19, 2018 11:58am
    Since the dawn of man, we have always been looking for ever more accurate methods of solving problems. The rise of big data has certainly been a big help. Typhoon forecasts and the treatment of diabetes, though...
  • Self-identity and the selfie boom

    - Sep 17, 2018 11:46am
    In each generation, people seek to outline their self-identity in different ways. In the current smartphone age, we find youngsters often making use of selfies to express themselves. Cameras were designed to take photos for others...
  • Instagram wants to help those caught up in opioid abuse

    Sep 14, 2018 6:04pm
    Photo and video sharing social network service Instagram is pitching in to help people who may be struggling amid the opioid crisis in the United States. The online platform has launched a feature in the app...
  • The best way to curb ticket scalping

    - Sep 7, 2018 11:38am
    Concerts of superstar singers are almost always fully booked. That has resulted in rampant “queuing gangs” and “ticket scalping gangs”. Recently, a mainlander was hurt in a knife attack at a counter queue after he had...

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