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  • OPINION

    Time for a Seoul-Tokyo peace pact

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/08/2019

    » I love kimchi and I love ramen. I love the bushido way of life and Japanese humility, and I love South Koreans' resilience and devotion to education that helped them lift their country from poverty after World War II to become an Asian economic powerhouse. And in my opinion, both South Koreans and Japanese are among the nicest people in the world.

  • BUSINESS

    Smartphone supremacy

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Up until three years ago, Gaurav Singh Chauhan used to sell 15 or 20 Micromax mobile phones in a day. Now he considers himself lucky if he can sell one unit a month of the Indian-made handsets.

  • TECH

    Human override here to stay

    Life, James Hein, Published on 10/04/2019

    » Computers are useful tools and they will emotionlessly churn through thousands of operations in the blink of an eye to produce whatever results they were programmed to do. Most of the time the results are welcomed. When it comes to malware the results generate a different reaction, and then there are those spaces in the middle. The situation surrounding the Boeing 737 Max MCAS aircraft and the recent crash is an excellent example. The latest analysis would seem to indicate that the computer engineers made some choices that have had unintended consequences. In this case overriding the wishes of the pilots by assuming the plane was crashing, when it wasn't, and not allowing the human pilots to correct the computer's decisions.

  • TECH

    Will fold-out phones start a new revolution?

    Life, James Hein, Published on 27/02/2019

    » Lower cost Google phones will be arriving this year. There will be mid-range offerings somewhere in the 4,700-22,000 baht range and another below that as a low-range product. The target is emerging markets that are fairly well saturated with other brands, both Korean and Chinese. The Google Pixel is the high-end product and is supposed to have the best camera, for now, but they are not cheap. The new range will round out the lower end of the market.

  • BUSINESS

    Beyond digital payment

    Asia focus, Published on 04/02/2019

    » The way we pay for things has evolved rapidly in recent years. Even carrying a physical wallet containing cash and cards is no longer essential when a smartphone or biometric recognition can be used to complete a transaction.

  • BUSINESS

    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

  • LIFE

    Okay phone, so-so camera

    Life, Komsan John Jandamit, Published on 09/01/2019

    » Samsung A series, with the "A" standing for "Alpha", is a line-up of phones that Samsung categorises as an upper mid-range Android phone. This series has been producing a good enough performance and above average photos. But does the latest A follow this description? No, not really.

  • BUSINESS

    Screen grab

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/12/2018

    » How many people these days watch TV with one eye on the big screen and the other on their smartphone? Quite a lot, but reaching this "multiscreening" audience effectively is a growing challenge for marketers.

  • TECH

    Next-gen Wi-Fi technologies on the way

    Life, James Hein, Published on 07/11/2018

    » The fixed line versus Wi-Fi debate continues to be a popular one. And with technologies like Wi-Gig and Wi-Fi 6 in the pipeline, the debate will only intensify. Current Wi-Fi technologies work inside the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands; they also have user-friendly version numbers now. Wi-Fi 4 came out in 2009 under the name 802.11n, Wi-Fi 5 arrived in 2014 as 802.11ac and Wi-Fi 6 is due in 2019 as 802.11.ax. In the near future, you'll see these numbers start to appear on your devices, but not every manufacturer will bother to use the new designations. Wi-Fi numbers 1-3 represent even older, now mostly unused versions.

  • TECH

    All-round tablet for work and play

    Life, Komsan John Jandamit, Published on 24/10/2018

    » It's not often that a 4G-ready tablet comes equipped with high quality surround sound. So if you like to immerse yourself in your favourite apps on-the-go, this is the tablet for you.

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