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    Leaning in to lead

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 03/06/2019

    » An extremely exuberant executive appears before me in a cream-coloured tweed jacket and neon-pink pants. She is petite but her upbeat and outspoken manner commands the spotlight instantly. A gleaming smile and frequent laughter mark a down-to-earth personality.

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    Blockchain meets education

    Business, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining favour for its exemplary cybersecurity capabilities. Blockchain-enabled security development has become a paramount goal in industries such as finance and banking, supply chain and logistics, and healthcare. Beyond cryptocurrency and other existing use cases, blockchain can also make a huge difference in the lives of students.

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    That special human 'thing' will always beat AI

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 19/12/2016

    » This year's news about what artificial intelligence can do in the arts has been both exciting and scary. Neural networks have learned to paint like masters and compose sophisticated music. Those of us in creative endeavours might be as endangered by technological advances as blue-collar workers are often said to be -- though we are protected by certain limitations that technology is never likely to overcome.

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    From humble beginnings to app pioneer

    Business, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 17/11/2018

    » Jin-woo Lee, an employee of South Korean search giant Naver Corp, the parent company of Line, was the first person to bring Line messaging to Thailand seven years ago, before the 3G network was even launched in the country. He had come a long way.

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    MiVue 786 Wi-Fi

    Life, AKIN, Published on 19/09/2018

    » MiVue 786 dash cam's 140-degree wide-angle can record videos in 1080p Full HD at 30fps, transmit them over Wi-Fi and even broadcast them on Facebook if you want. It comes with pre-installed Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. It has a height of 2.07 inches, a width of 3.46 inches and a depth of 1.26 inches. The dash cam uses a mini USB charger that connects to the car lighter port.

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    The cyber whodunnit and the global blame game

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 21/12/2017

    » The US government has officially attributed to North Korea the WannaCry ransomware attack, which encrypted hundreds of thousands of computer drives around the world in May, 2017. And yet as with a series of other highly public cyberattack attributions, little evidence for the claim was made public. It's time for the cybersecurity world to follow the advice of the Rand Corporation and set up an unbiased international consortium that would seek to attribute attacks based on a common set of rules.

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    Apple Music to premiere new show

    Business, Published on 05/08/2017

    » Will Smith gate-crashing a wedding party or John Legend and Alicia Keys serenading a woman at a launderette are just some of the reasons Apple Inc hopes viewers will pay for Apple Music as it launches new show Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

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    Citi's Asean chief still bullish on region

    Business, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 18/12/2015

    » While economic conditions going into 2016 continue to look difficult, medium-term prospects for Asean remain strong, according to Michael Zink, head of Asean for Citi.

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    X-Men: Apocalypse doesn't mark the spot

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 20/05/2016

    » Despite being directed by the man who gave us the original X-Men and X2, a star-studded cast, and two beloved prequels, X-Men: Apocalypse manages to disappoint. In its attempt to both provide a satisfying ending for the X-Men: First Class trilogy as well as set up the new generation of X-Men (for future movies), the film has neglected pacing, plot and action, becoming in the process an incoherent mishmash of soulless special effects and A-list actors. As likeable as the new X-Men are, I doubt many will be looking forward to any of their future films, if this is the kind of stories we can expect.

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    Netflix tunes in

    Asia focus, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Tracking the evolution of the entertainment industry worldwide, Hollywood investors and telecommunications giants alike are joining the rush to bring video streaming to emerging Asia where spotty internet speeds, underdeveloped payment systems and piracy all pose obstacles to growth.

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