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  • TECH

    Seamless synchronicity

    Life, James Hein, Published on 11/09/2019

    » As I was walking to work thinking about this week's column, I did a quick self-inventory. I was listening to On Liberty by John Stuart Mill through my noise cancelling headphones. The audio was being sent by Bluetooth from my Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone that I was also using to play a location-based game, Ingress. This was being fed my position by satellite and receiving information from the internet via my phone's data connection. Occasionally I would pull down the notification tab to see what was on for the day and who had tried to contact me via a number of social-media services.

  • LIFE

    Beam me up!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 23/08/2019

    » Interest in extraterrestrial things (and beings) make a comeback to the Thai collective consciousness, thanks to asteroid 2006 QQ23 flying by and a viral video in which a local man, who claims to be a medium of Pluto God, warns humanity of 2020 doomsday in an alien tongue. This got us thinking about the local interest in UFOs and aliens, and how Thailand is linked to alien stories in a way that you may not be aware of. We aren't saying we believe in Pluto God or trying to convince you one way or another but there are many pieces of evidence (of varying degrees of credibility) of alleged alien visits to the Land Of Smiles and they are too fascinating not to share.

  • BUSINESS

    Year of turbulence

    Asia focus, Published on 31/12/2018

    » Two unpredictable men with weird haircuts and access to nuclear weapons had a friendly chat in Singapore -- and that was just one of the many noteworthy stories of 2018. Elsewhere in Asia, we witnessed some surprising political developments (Malaysia) and not-so-surprising ones (Cambodia), along with what seemed to be a disturbingly high number of natural disasters. Many see the latter as a manifestation of the growing impact of climate change, and it's a debate that is bound to intensify in the year ahead. Below, Asia Focus looks back on the eventful year now ending.

  • OPINION

    China is blowing an opportunity with Meng's arrest

    News, Published on 21/12/2018

    » China is blowing the geopolitical opportunity of a lifetime. There has probably never been a better moment to undo America's greatest strategic advantage by dividing the US from its global network of democratic allies, many of which are horrified by President Trump's rhetoric and policies and deeply worried about Washington's staying power. Yet, Beijing is doing its best to remind that democratic world that it has far more to fear from a hegemonic China than from an erratic America.

  • EASY NEWS

    Tablets still a distant dream

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 01/05/2012

    » The new school term is about to start and one thing primary students will not have is their promised tablet computers. The education minister still says they will get them, but, at best, they will be two months late.

  • BUSINESS

    Best of both worlds

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Smart manufacturing does not always involve robots replacing people. Instead, robots should be viewed as enablers instead of disruptors, with productivity and efficiency enhanced by automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • BUSINESS

    'I am confident about 2017'

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 09/01/2017

    » The military government brought in Somkid Jatusripitak to lead the regime's economic team in 2015, as the country was struggling with internal politics and global economic downturn.

  • LIFE

    All I want for Christmas is.....

    Life, Published on 23/12/2016

    » Our editors and writers pick the most exclusive and best items on their wishlist or for gifting loved ones this holiday season.

  • TECH

    Here comes your new mate

    Life, Komsan John Jandamit, Published on 27/01/2016

    » Huawei is the first to show off and market their top-of-the-line phone in 2016, the Mate 8. Will it be able to compete in a market that already has so many great phones? Will this golden glittery phone be worth your money? Let's find out.

  • TECH

    Computing genetic manipulation

    Life, James Hein, Published on 20/05/2015

    » What is the next big thing? Microsoft and some others would like you to believe it is all things cloudy. The problems with that are factors like communication channels between continents, security of information, the reliability of a server somewhere else versus on-site and the army of hackers trying to get into all that information just sitting there. If you have seen the intro to CSI: Cyber you will know what I mean. Another group want it to be virtual reality glasses for all, but as the Google Glass demonstrated, people walking around with even small glasses were not appreciated. At least the VR goggles will mostly be at home. This technology still has quite a way to go.

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