Date
23 February 2019

living

  • 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...
  • Why Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain ran into trouble

    - Sep 5, 2018 8:18am
    One day three years ago, I went to Jamie’s Italian in Causeway Bay to have lunch with friends. We were all highly satisfied with the food, the ambience and the service. Also, the meal only cost...
  • Technology to spur Cantonese opera revival

    - Aug 20, 2018 10:52am
    Cantonese opera is undoubtedly a part of the cultural landscape of Hong Kong. It’s on the streets, on TV, and in village performances, enriching the film, music and visual experiences in the city. But the art has...
  • Bad swimming postures can cause rather than ease pain

    - Aug 10, 2018 3:29pm
    Swimming is a favorite summertime sport. Many arthritis patients take swimming as a form of therapy, believing that it would not hurt their muscles and joints. The truth is, wrong swimming postures or swimming for too...
  • Is Hou Tsao powder overrated?

    - Aug 3, 2018 5:30pm
    People love retro stuff. A lot of lifestyles from the 60s and 70s have been repackaged, making a comeback in the market. Among the products seeking to ride the trend are Chinese over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicines....

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