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  • OPINION

    Can you spot the difference in the latest iPhone?

    Life, James Hein, Published on 02/10/2013

    » Reports on the iPhone 5S keep coming in and they're quite mixed, with even a few Apple lovers seemingly jaded by the lack of obvious improvements. My favourite so far is a rather professional-looking clip of a man who's holding two phones, one in each hand, and he keeps getting confused as to which is the new model.

  • OPINION

    Turn down the volume before it's too late

    News, Published on 29/09/2013

    » Fed up with the noise pollution making life a misery in his Pattaya home and despairing of finding tranquility elsewhere in Thailand, a stressed-out writer recently jetted off to Myanmar in search of peace and quiet.

  • OPINION

    110-inch TV is proof size does matter

    Life, James Hein, Published on 18/09/2013

    » One of the best things about being involved in this industry is the continuous stream of new goodies I get to look at. The IFA gadget show was held recently in Berlin with the usual range of new devices on display. A Cliff's Notes-type synopsis follows.

  • OPINION

    Hidden 'treasure' in mobile phones is worth millions

    News, Published on 19/08/2013

    » Would you throw gold, silver or other precious metals into the trash? Probably not intentionally. But if you have thrown away an old mobile phone, not realising that it contains a host of recyclable metals, you are not alone; the average US citizen disposes of a mobile phone every two years, with only one out of 10 dismantled and recycled.

  • OPINION

    When burglars get bolder

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 16/08/2013

    » Daily robberies are reported on TV news showing CCTV footage of crimes at convenience stores and gold shops. We can see how bad guys with their covered faces can easily get away with gold ornaments or money from the cash register.

  • OPINION

    The land of fewer smiles

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/08/2013

    » Thailand is nicknamed the Land of Smiles and Thai people are known for being friendly, polite and kind. However, this seems to be a thing of the past. In recent years, I have had many uncomfortable moments with Thais who are not so well-mannered and kind.

  • OPINION

    Families are earning more, but living apart

    News, Published on 31/07/2013

    » Over the past two decades, Thailand has pursued an ambitious development policy, which has lifted millions out of poverty and improved the overall standard of living.

  • OPINION

    A circus of cruelty

    News, Published on 27/07/2013

    » A crocodile trainer at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo had a close call when he put his head in the animal's mouth. While I am happy he was not seriously hurt, I have little sympathy for him and even less for the zoo.

  • OPINION

    Take your eyes off the prize to see what really matters

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/07/2013

    » Like many people, I need my smartphone to keep up with the goings-on. And by saying "need", I mean the kind of intense desire an alcoholic succumbs to when a tempting glass of whiskey flaunts itself within reach.

  • OPINION

    Making the most of things

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 11/07/2013

    » How many years will your mobile phone, notebook computer or even tablet last? The life cycle of those gadgets has become shorter and shorter. Take the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy as examples, new generations of both smartphones are introduced every year.

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