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    Making a game of walking

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 06/07/2016

    » Step aside the past hits like Temple Run, Subway Surfers and Despicable Me: Minion Rush! Now gamers have Steppy Pants, new walking-simulator game as their latest favourite, if not addiction, which has become a blast only a month after its launch. It is now ranked the second most popular free application on the App Store as of this week.

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    Brave new world

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 02/05/2018

    » While virtual reality has been known to gamers for more than a decade, efforts have been made to apply the technology to a wider variety of sectors. This also includes a group of Thai inventors who created VR applications illustrating advantages that go beyond gaming.

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    Going for a ride

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 24/08/2016

    » One of the national symbols of Thailand, the tuk-tuk will also soon serve people around the world in a new arcade racing game.

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    Pokemon 'no go' talks set

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 30/08/2016

    » The first round of negotiations between the telecom regulator and representatives of Pokemon Go developer Niantic over the removal of sensitive locations from the game's scope will take place next Tuesday in Bangkok.

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    AI-aided hope on the horizon

    Life, James Hein, Published on 13/02/2019

    » Despite some of my criticisms in the past there are some excellent examples of emerging artificial intelligence technologies. I've mentioned some of these from the medical world in earlier articles but a new one caught my eye this week, figuring out in which hotel a picture was taken. No, not to help people remember where holiday snaps were taken but to track down human trafficking where pics of women are taken to sell them for sex. The three groups behind this identification technology are from George Washington University, Temple University and Adobe, all in the US. Like many AI systems a large amount of source data is used and to help with this more than a million images have been collected from 50,000 hotels worldwide. Using all the room elements in backgrounds a neural network is being trained to identify a hotel chain and then a location.

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    Swing when you're winning

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 28/09/2018

    » When a tremendous amount of hype precedes the release of a game -- or anything, really -- people get nervous. Are expectations too high? Is all the excitement for nothing? So when Spider-Man was announced, I reminded myself to be cautious. It seemed that it was on the track though: Insomniac, developers of the game, recognised the responsibility they had (because they had the power, wink wink) to the character and to fans; the early footage of the game was amazing (another wink wink); and last month at the PlayStation Experience Southeast Asia, I was able to play the game for a good 15 minutes and left even more amped up for its release. But now that the game is out, does it live up to the hype? It most definitely does.

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    Apple chief Cook unveils app design centre in India

    AFP, Published on 18/05/2016

    » MUMBAI - Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced Wednesday a new app design centre in India as he kicked off his first visit to the Asian giant seeking to tap into its roll-out of 4G networks.

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    TED crowd gets taste of virtual reality future

    AFP, Published on 18/02/2016

    » VANCOUVER - Clad in virtual reality headgear and computerized vests, intrepid explorers at the annual TED event headed Wednesday into a temple adventure reminiscent of a scene from "Indiana Jones" -- and billed as a major entertainment breakthrough.

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    Consumer tech show spotlights gadgets for healthy living

    AFP, Published on 09/01/2015

    » LAS VEGAS - From bracelets that measure body fat to robots that coach children through chemotherapy, the Consumer Electronics Show brimmed with gadgets promising prescriptions for healthier lives.

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    Facebook founder presses Indonesian leader on web access

    AFP, Published on 14/10/2014

    » JAKARTA - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pressed Indonesia's incoming leader Monday to improve Internet access in the sprawling archipelago saying that his social media network and other sites can help boost the economy.

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