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    Biometrics is the future of identity authentication

    News, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As expected, Apple recently introduced a handful of new features, with the launch of iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Alongside the fancy Liquid Retina and Super Retina screens, and speedier A12 bionic processor, the trio of new iPhones interestingly dropped one of iPhone's iconic fixtures, the home button.


    Building peace requires pragmatism and patience

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 24/09/2018

    » Doors are slamming all over the Western world; we shall not see them opened again in our life. This sentiment -- borrowing and adapting a remark attributed to British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey on the eve of World War I (his phrase had lamps going out in Europe) -- seems to me at least as defensible as Grey's prophecy.


    Free your mind and the rest will follow

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Last week I came across an interesting news item about a small temple in Chiang Mai having come up with a cool idea to get visitors to ponder their lives. It has erected many large timetables around the premises, each detailing the number of days people at each age have left to live if they are to die at 75, the average lifespan for Thais.


    Battle for 5G is failing

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/08/2018

    » Almost from the moment they seized power, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and allies in the National Council for Peace and Order have spent time and treasure promoting their vision of the future. The two top meme titles are "Thailand 4.0" and "Digital Thailand". As defined, both are excellent and worthy goals. Lack of planning, absent government supervision and poor performance make both elusive.


    A circular economy is key to tackling e-waste crisis

    Oped, Prom Vikitsreth, Published on 10/07/2018

    » One of the topics that has dominated the news cycle this month is the discovery of the gargantuan amount of illegally imported electronic waste (e-waste) stored at recycling plants across the country. To make that matter more dramatic, and somewhat more attention-grabbing, many of those plants were found to be owned by Chinese businessmen through the service of Thai “nominees”. With China deciding to ban all waste imports, questions were raised about whether Thailand would be one of the inevitable destinations for this waste.


    Riled at poor BTS service

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/06/2018

    » After almost four days of rush-hour delays, the BTS Skytrain operator managed to "assure" passengers on Thursday that a solution to the problem had been found.


    Get e-waste under control

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/06/2018

    » The fast-emerging scandal of the dumping of electronic waste illustrates just how far behind, and how out of touch authorities are in battling corruption. Of course the e-waste story involves flaunting of the law. But it shows just how simple it is to ignore laws, bypass regulations and fool government. The days of furtive corruption involving suitcases full of cash are gone. Some call the new-style corruption more sophisticated but it is actually more thuggish.


    Opportunity e-wasted

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/06/2018

    » As if plastics were not threatening enough to the environment, officials have finally woken up to the danger of the most dangerous of all the common pollutants. After years of turning their heads, police and government now are discovering the great environmental disaster from discarded electronics.


    Cloud tech is no castle in the sky

    Life, James Hein, Published on 06/06/2018

    » So, who has the best cloud? Gartner has been looking into that for you and the results are in. Amazon's Web Services and Microsoft Azure are the top two with a combination of maturity, ability to execute and a completeness of vision. As cloud technologies have evolved people are no longer looking for simply some rented space for data storage but are demanding more functionality. They also want stable availability, good security along with great performance. Of the eight vendors examined, IBM and Oracle finished at the bottom showing that just having a long history doesn't necessarily keep you near the top.


    Data security a foreign concept

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 22/04/2018

    » You'd think that just about the worst thing that could happen in today's charged smartphone-internet intersection is the theft of many thousands of the most important identification documents and personal details of mobile phone owners. But you'd be wrong.

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