Mom with bad eyesight gets money back after depositing HK$40k into wrong account

Poor eyesight can be a nightmare, and for one mom, it almost cost her her daughter’s education. According to Apple Daily, a 49-year-old woman surnamed Wong had HK$40,000 (US$5,100) returned to her two months after she — unable to make out the buttons on an ATM — accidentally put the money into the wrong bank account. ...

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Riders Rejoice: Google Maps ‘motorcycle mode’ goes live in Hong Kong

Riders Rejoice: Google Maps ‘motorcycle mode’ goes live in Hong Kong

In a blessing that motorcyclists didn’t know they needed, Google has rolled out a new feature on Google Maps: Motorbike Mode. Here’s the thing. Riding on a motorbike is a...

HKBN Hacked: broadband company announces details of 380,000 customers compromised

HKBN Hacked: broadband company announces details of 380,000 customers compromised

Hackers have accessed an inactive Hong Kong Broadband Network database containing the personal information of some 380,000 customers, including details of 43,000 credit cards, the...

China Files: ‘I am gay’ protests as China bans ‘homosexual’ content on Weibo

China Files: ‘I am gay’ protests as China bans ‘homosexual’ content on Weibo

China’s Sina Weibo said it would remove “homosexual” content from the popular microblogging platform, prompting a storm of online protests Saturday under the...

Tougher rules touted for drones in Hong Kong

Tougher rules touted for drones in Hong Kong

Drone users would face stricter rules and restrictions on flying the unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Hong Kong under new regulations recently put out for public consultation....

New scheme will allow taxis to accept Octopus cards starting next month

New scheme will allow taxis to accept Octopus cards starting next month

Hong Kong’s beloved Octopus card works practically everywhere, from the MTR to the grocery store to McDonald’s. Starting in April, it’s going to work in taxis as...

With new mobile numbers on the market, here’s why some digits are lucky and others not

With new mobile numbers on the market, here’s why some digits are lucky and others not

A new batch of mobile phone numbers are about to be issued to Hongkongers, and for observers of Chinese numerology, there’s more to the digits than just how easy they are...

Woman vs machine: Formula E presenter takes on autonomous race car in Hong Kong

Woman vs machine: Formula E presenter takes on autonomous race car in Hong Kong

Coming as temporary relief for people worried about the coming robot apocalypse, a carbon-based life-form and Formula E presenter has triumphed over an autonomous race car during...

Liu Xiaobo, Rex Tso, and ‘The Exorcist’s Meter’: Google reveals 2017 search trends for Hong Kong

Liu Xiaobo, Rex Tso, and ‘The Exorcist’s Meter’: Google reveals 2017 search trends for Hong Kong

Boxers, politicians and TV shows were among the most searched items in Google’s list of trending topics in Hong Kong for 2017. The most-searched item in Hong Kong is The...

Samsung and Octopus launch ‘Smart Octopus’

Samsung and Octopus launch ‘Smart Octopus’

Anyone who has lived in Hong Kong long enough knows that it is almost impossible to survive in this city without two things: your mobile phone, and your Octopus card. But for...


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