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    The problem with censoring social media

    Life, James Hein, Published on 27/03/2019

    » In the aftermath of a recent violent event, there are calls to apply greater censorship to commentary on all social-media platforms. Those living in some Asian nations and elsewhere will already be used to the concept of censorship. That does not mean that others should follow this trend but instead should actively resist, as the ability to freely debate and exchange ideas was the original reason the internet was brought into being. The biggest problem with censorship is perspective. Consider two nation states with completely different cultures and perspectives. Which one and who gets to decide what is a valid opinion when the two are so different? This is the danger that now faces a number of Western nations, and apart from the US, where rights are enshrined in the Constitution, there is little protection. If you live in such a nation, let others know that freedom of speech and debate is a much better option than the alternatives.

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    Higher functioning for start-ups

    Life, AKIN, Published on 31/08/2016

    » The IBM Watson Business Case Competition was recently launched in Thailand for the first time to encourage the talent to get creative and leverage technology to add value and competitiveness to financial technology.

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    Virtual reality makes travel come true

    Life, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 18/05/2016

    » While today we can plan a trip a 1,000km afar with just a click away, for some, seeing the world can only be an unimaginable dream. With the Dream Adventures initiative, Expedia has turned the travel dreams of children with cancer into a reality.

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    Microsoft to port to Linux

    Life, James Hein, Published on 16/03/2016

    » As covered in an earlier article Microsoft is not porting Android but they are porting to Linux. According to a recent announcement Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be available for Linux users to use by the middle of 2017. The Microsoft marketing perspective is that the Linux version will "enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud" in addition to providing customers "even more flexibility in their data solution".

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    Riding against the mobile wave

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 25/11/2015

    » Mobile phones and health seem, on the surface, unrelated. But as the use of phones continues to increase, especially with the coming of 4G and 5G technology, not only does this boost the number of mobile devices, but also the cell sites, or base stations used to connect them to telephone networks. The rising number of cell sites have caused people to worry about the dangers of the radio frequency they emit.

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    Bringing smartphones into focus

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 24/12/2014

    » Technology can make things more accessible. And thanks to a recent research project by the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Nectec), it can also make things more visible by turning your smartphone and tablet's built-in camera into a microscope.

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    Technology tackles a killer

    Business, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 15/05/2013

    » Each year, millions of Thais suffer from liver disease, with liver cancer ranking as the most common cause of death in adult men.

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    Measurement device maker eyes Asia

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 24/04/2013

    » Agilent Technologies Inc, the world's leading electronic measurement instrument maker, is shifting its focus to Southeast Asia to capitalise on growing opportunities in life sciences.

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    TOT mulls early end to concession

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 25/03/2013

    » TOT Plc may end its mobile concession contract with Advanced Info Service (AIS) this year, two years before the expiration date, to enable the state telecom to earn a final sum of 40 billion baht from the mobile leader.

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