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  1. In the future, you will not need to upgrade your phone as often because it’ll never get too old or too slow to run your favourite apps.That’s because apps will not have to be “bound by the processing power on your phone”, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon told Business Insider. Instead, apps will run from massively powerful computers in the cloud, and they’ll be streamed from the cloud over fast and lag-free 5G networks.Do Apple AirPods and other wireless earphones cause cancer?Indeed, the…
  2. From railway offerings to primary offerings – Chinese billionaire Zhang Lei has come a long way.Last month his Hillhouse Capital Group made a strategic grab of shares at Amazon.com – increasing the venture capital firm’s stake to 43,156 shares – an US$81.72 million investment in the American e-commerce giant which made Jeff Bezos the world’s richest man.It’s sure a far cry from when a teenage Lei saved a total profit of just 800 yuan (US$114) after a period of selling noodles, water and…
  3. Designs inspired by nature unleash the innovative side of jewellery as plants and animals are brought to life in a playful manner.In full bloomFlowers have long been a symbol of purity, taking various shapes and moods in jewellery over the years, inspiring some of the most creative pieces.The best gift imaginable? Jewellery owned by Prince – reallyCaroline Scheufele, artistic director and co-president of Chopard, has devised a range of orchid-inspired jewellery in the new Red Carpet 2019…
  4. Google’s co-founders are stepping down from their executive positions at the search engine’s parent company Alphabet, the pair announced on December 3.More than 20 years ago, Sergey Brin and Larry Page first launched Google from a dormitory room near Stanford University. Since then, the company has grown into the world’s most popular search engine – and branched out into everything from self-driving cars to life-extension research.It’s been a wild ride for both co-founders, but Brin’s history…
  5. Sundar Pichai first took the helm at Google in 2015. This week, Google's co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that Pichai would be taking over as Alphabet CEO, as both Page and Brin are stepping down from their leadership roles at the company.Until December 2, Larry Page was still CEO of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and Pichai had the incredibly important job of making sure that the company's core businesses and cash cow – Google Search – stayed strong. Now, he's CEO of both…
  6. If you’re not a teen, it’s possible you’ve never heard of David Dobrik. He’s a celebrity who has risen to fame on social media: originally featured on the video-sharing app Vine, he has since turned to YouTube and garnered more than 14 million subscribers.Now, Dobrik has turned his empire into a net worth estimated at US$7 million. His elaborate stunts and vlogs have earned him film roles, a gig hosting the Teen Choice Awards and a loyal fan base.The 26 most-followed YouTube stars revealedHere…
  7. The release of the Apple AirPods Pro has had audiophiles buzzing about its merits and demerits, but the fact is that not everyone wants to – or is able to – pay US$250 for a pair of headphones, active noise cancelling or not. Here’s where Rock Jaw Audio’s T5 Ultra Connect can come in.The latest from British tech brand Rock Jaw Audio, the T5 Ultra Connect was initially released last year with an IPX4 rating for water and sweat resistance. The new earphones are now IPX5, which means that they can…
  8. This article is originally written by Qiong Yang for Jing DailyLi Jiaqi is well-known to millions of Chinese women – from young, working professionals to high-profile Chinese actresses like Qi Wei and Lin Yun – but he’s not a movie star or in a boy band. He’s famous for his unparalleled live-stream sales records of make-up products, especially lipsticks, which has earned him the title of “the No 1 seller of lipstick” (口红一哥).“Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!” is Li’s catchy line, and it seems to work…
  9. Hermès is bringing customers the “Hermès dream” this Christmas, with a gift guide that satisfies the most eccentric indulgences. The Hermès Christmas dossier for 2019 includes statement scarves for winter, an iconic fragrance, showstopping tableware for a stylish home upgrade, and guaranteed collectors’ items.Where would Hermès be without its most popular product – covetable scarves? For the Christmas Dossier, we see the graphic “High Flyer” scarf in cashmere and silk, designed by Dmitri…
  10. Christmas shopping and celebrations will go on as usual, no matter what happens. This year, shopping malls in Hong Kong and Macau have come up with all kinds of ideas to bring a joyful and festive vibe to shoppers with Instagramable installations, decorations and fun-filled happenings during this holiday season. Here’s where you can taste some seasonal spirit.The Landmark Atrium in Central is offering shoppers a dreamy white Christmas with its AR (augmented reality)-enhanced Santa Paws Village…