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    No more games

    Life, James Hein, Published on 10/06/2015

    » Official Windows 10 will be available on July 29, this year. By the time you read this, legal software owners should have received their notification from Microsoft to register for the free upgrade. Yes, there are indeed some nice new features that may or nor be available to you at release but there are what some will consider negatives to the product as well.

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    Microsoft and the Europeans

    Life, James Hein, Published on 14/12/2016

    » For those upset by Brexit and the election of Trump, Microsoft has an answer -- LinkedIn. In a statement to the EU after the recent acquisition, Microsoft indicated as much after the EU expressed concern that Microsoft would do its usual trick of integrating LinkedIn into Office and combine the databases. There were also concerns that only MS CRM users would have access but, given the take-up of the MS CRM system, that was soon dismissed as a concern. Microsoft has agreed to a number of EU conditions, including third-party access to Office, keeping Office customisable, allowing for separate installation of LinkedIn, and allowing it to be uninstalled. The EU has always been tough on organisations like Microsoft that try to set up any kind of monopoly, but this time it might be a bit of a storm in a teacup.

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    Caution is the internet watchword

    News, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 26/11/2016

    » Like a coin with two sides, there is more to digital media than meets the eye as it penetrates our privacy and is prone to abuse if handled carelessly and irresponsibly. The potential dangers transcend just about every age bracket.

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    The perils of an electronic voting system

    Life, James Hein, Published on 13/07/2016

    » I was talking to some friends in Australia about the recent election and by the time you read this, a week-and-a-half later, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared victory for his conservative coalition. The reason it has taken so long besides it being very close is that the process is still a manual one. People put numbers in boxes with a pencil and other people then count all of the numbers entered on the ballots to eventually work out how many people voted for which people in what order. To make it more complicated Australia has a preferential voting system that can see someone with 0.5% of the vote get a Senate seat due to redistribution rules. The discussion was around how difficult it would be to set up an electronic voting system.

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    At the NBTC, 'Heads must roll'

    Business, Published on 13/08/2014

    » The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is another regulatory body that has recently come under fire amid all the changes and restructuring proposed by the military regime.

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    Top 10 ICT trends for 2014

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 16/12/2013

    » Thailand's information and communications technology (ICT) market will grow slightly less than expected this year on the ongoing political conflict and high-level of household debt.

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    TrueVisions scores with TPL rights

    Business, Saengwit Kewaleewongsatorn, Published on 21/08/2013

    » TrueVisions, the pay-TV operator, has won the broadcast rights to football's Toyota Thai Premier League (TPL) for another three seasons from 2014-16 at a cost of 1.8 billion baht.

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    A Cyberocracy of Dunces

    Business, Published on 13/02/2013

    » Cybercrime has emerged as a critical threat to the modern world. But legislation to control it has lagged far behind the technology.

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    Zocial unveils monitoring tool for Bangkok election

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 28/02/2013

    » Zocial Inc, the Thai-owned social network analytical service provider, has launched to measure the popularity of Bangkok governor candidates for next Sunday's election.

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    Real-life use of 3G

    Business, Wanda Sloan, Published on 12/10/2012

    » If you just returned from a long trip to outer space, then you may not know there's a big election campaign under way in the US. Or just how heavily ``smart devices'' are involved.

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