Hong Kong's first Apple Store appears to be nearing completion after builders this week removed scaffolding from the shop's exterior windows to reveal a giant sign with the company's logo.
Carolyn Wu, a Beijing-based spokeswoman for Apple Inc., confirmed that the store would open soon but would not comment further.Full Story
For incoming freshmen at western Connecticut's suburban Brookfield High School, hefting a backpack weighed down with textbooks is about to give way to tapping out notes and flipping electronic pages on a glossy iPad tablet computer.
A few hours away, every student at Burlington High School near Boston will also start the year with new school-issued iPads, each loaded with electronic textbooks and other online resources in place of traditional bulky texts.Full Story
Netflix launched its movie and TV streaming service in Brazil on Monday, the beachhead for a push into Latin America that is seen as key to the company's continued growth after recent setbacks in the United States.
Netflix Inc. says it plans to expand into 43 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean soon, the online movie rental company's largest international expansion yet.Full Story
South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it has withdrawn its new tablet computer from a major electronics fair in Berlin after a German court accepted a complaint from U.S. rival Apple.
Samsung Sunday removed its Galaxy Tab 7.7 inch from the annual IFA show following an order Friday from a district court in Duesseldorf banning sales and marketing, a company spokesman told AFP.Full Story
A tribute to legendary Queen front man Freddie Mercury took center stage at Google in much of the world on Monday in the latest "doodle" merging technology and art to show the Internet giant's human side.
An animated video crafted into the logo on Google's search page to honor what would have been the late rock legend's 65th birthday marked the latest step in the evolution of doodles that started as rudimentary clip art.Full Story
The head of Taiwan's top technical institute says economic downturns in the West and Japan provide the island an opportunity to lure talent from abroad to develop its high-tech sector.
Industrial Technology Research Institute Chairman Tsay Ching-yen says his institute will try to recruit recent graduates and experienced tech company workers to come to Taiwan.Full Story
French researchers from Inserm and the AP – HP were able to inject a patient to red blood cells created from his own stem cells. In the future, the sick who need a blood transfusion become their own donors? Hope seems permissible.
For a long time, it seeks to realize artificial blood by different methods, such as the reprogramming skin cells, or casting of hydrogel. At the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris, Luc Douay and his team explore the way of stem cells and has just achieve a remarkable, presented in the journal Blood. The study took place in two time. Using a human donor stem cells, scientists first managed to produce billions of cultivated red blood cells. They have this used growth factors specific ” that regulate proliferation and maturation of stem cells into red blood cells .Full Story
San Francisco police have assisted Apple in the search for a prototype of the latest iPhone that went astray in a bar in a repeat of an embarrassing loss that took place last year.
An Apple employee lost a yet-to-be-released iPhone 5 in a tequila bar in San Francisco's Mission District in July, technology news site CNET reported this week.Full Story
Newark Liberty International Airport became the first New York-area airport to install body scanning technology that will replace a system that was harshly criticized for invading travelers' privacy by displaying naked images.
Transportation Security Administration officials unveiled the software at the airport on Friday, where more than 8 million passengers boarded planes last year. The technology was originally tested in February at Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Washington and rolled out in July.Full Story
German newlywed Sandra Scharf entered a bar in the tourist town of Key West earlier this week looking for her wedding dress. Thanks to some fast thinking by the owner of a different bar and the wonders of social networking, she managed to get it back.
Around noon Tuesday, the co-owner of Key West's popular Island Dogs Bar was standing outside his watering hole when two tourists ran up carrying a garment bag they said had just fallen off a sport utility vehicle.Full Story