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    Trials and tribulations of Bangkok taxis

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/03/2017

    » The cab driver pressed on the accelerator, driving fast and furiously until I felt enough was enough; I ordered him to pull over, gave him the fare and stepped out of the car. Picking up a local passenger like me from a shopping mall on Sukhumvit Road is not a way for him to make much money. I bet he drove straight back along the same road to pick up tourists.


    Easy on the eyes

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 20/03/2017

    » Despite its negative effects, especially on the eyes, smartphone addiction is not easy to quit. The digital devices and their light-emitting screens have become essential to our lives, so much so that saying goodbye to them is plainly impractical. But is it possible to continue using them every day without sacrificing our eye health?


    Driving a soft bargain

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/03/2017

    » The cabinet's approval of transport authorities' proposal to enhance the compulsory driving training course, by tripling the learning hours from five to 15 for would-be drivers, is a positive step forward.


    Fingerprint plan flawed

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/03/2017

    » The well-intentioned, indeed necessary military campaign to prevent bomb attacks in the deep South has taken a curious turn. The 4th Army for years has taken a variety of steps, some more effective than others, to stop separatist bombs. The most common terrorist-type bomb is one detonated from a distance by a mobile phone call.


    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.


    'Working out' a good policy

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/11/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's sweat may not be in vain. In making an effort to don an exercise outfit and working out at Government House last Wednesday, the premier has successfully included the need to keep fit on the public agenda.


    Samsung's woes continue

    Life, James Hein, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Where to start this week? Samsung's woes just keep on going. The latest versions caused fires within a day in a couple of cases, including a fire on a plane when the unit was off. The Korean giant has now recommended that all Note 7 users turn their phones off and not use them. This will mean a whole new replacement program of some kind. Not sure where this leaves Samsung though their S7 and S7 Edge units all seem to be fine and going well with customers. It will now be interesting to see what happens to the Note range and what the next version will look like. It has cost Samsung around US$2.3 billion, so far.


    Closing the ICT gap across Asia

    News, Shamshad Akhtar, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Advances in information and communication technology have been instrumental in shaping and leading socioeconomic transformations across Asia and the Pacific. One key to this transformation is the technology bundled around the "Internet of Things" (IoT), which enables billions of devices and appliances to connect over the internet for more accurate, real time data collection and analysis on an unparalleled scale.


    19 Signs You're a Thai '90s Kid

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/09/2016

    » Every generation has it quirks. Let's take a trip down memory lane.


    Breaking barriers to bank the poor

    News, Arup Chatterjee, Published on 14/09/2016

    » Giving the poor access to financial services is accepted wisdom. What isn't appreciated is how this is undermined by a lingering lack of trust in banks among the people most in need of their services.

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