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  • OPINION

    Recognising the limits of recognition protection

    Life, James Hein, Published on 06/12/2017

    » So how good is biometric protection really? In a recent TV series, I watched as the good guys artificially massaged the bad guy's heart to activate the biometric-fingerprint system on his phone. Many modern biometric systems require some evidence of life to work, so the old system of just severing a finger is no longer reliable.

  • OPINION

    China isn't quite ready to take over the world just yet

    News, Christopher Balding, Published on 05/12/2017

    » Almost daily, newspapers in the US, Europe and China release eye-catching headlines about China's technological advances and economic prowess. The accomplishments are real. But they're not necessarily evidence of Western failure or Chinese invincibility.

  • OPINION

    African economic growth rides on wireless rails

    News, Published on 14/11/2017

    » In Kenya, hundreds of thousands of people are rising out of poverty as mobile-money services turn subsistence farmers into business people. A similar dynamic drives Ethiopia, the fastest-growing economy in Africa, where the gross domestic product is forecast to climb 8% in 2019. Borrowing costs in Ghana plummeted almost 2.5 percentage points during the past 12 months amid an unprecedented gain in GDP that's been led by the growth of the telecom industry.

  • OPINION

    Time to say goodbye

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/10/2017

    » The nation awakens today to the realisation that the time has come to say goodbye to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX. This week, the five-day royal cremation rites will start on Wednesday and end on Sunday.

  • OPINION

    The walking dead

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Last month, Honolulu in Hawaii successfully made a significant legal move, labelling itself as the US major city to ban pedestrians from texting or viewing their mobiles or other digital devices when crossing the road. Effective in October, the distracted-walking law will pose penalties from US$15-35 (500-1,163 baht) and repeat offenders fined up to $99.

  • OPINION

    A chance to fix the NBTC

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/07/2017

    » The broadcast business has declared an emergency of sorts over the future of the industry's regulators. The terms for executives in charge of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) expire on Oct 6. Realistically, there is not enough time to appoint a new board.

  • OPINION

    Moving to the goal of a circular economy

    News, Published on 14/07/2017

    » Asian nations can lead the global transition towards a circular economy, a regenerative system of production and consumption. There are promising developments in the region -- many governments and companies have already demonstrated their political consensus, economic dynamism, and industrial innovation as they move towards this goal.

  • OPINION

    China's cashless revolution is likely to spread afar

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 20/07/2017

    » On a recent trip to Shenzhen, in southern China, I came across a subway busker with two tip jars. The first was a cardboard box filled with coins and bills; the second was a small QR code taped to the box that allowed passersby to leave a tip by smartphone. On one level, this was simply smart business: Chinese made around $5.5 trillion in e-payment transactions last year. But it also offered a glimpse of the future.

  • OPINION

    China's anti-addiction drive may ruin video games

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 11/07/2017

    » Shareholders of Tencent Holdings Ltd, the world's biggest video game company, panicked last week. People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, singled out Honour of Kings, Tencent's biggest game, for an unusually high-profile criticism.

  • OPINION

    Upgrading to the Samsung S8

    Life, James Hein, Published on 05/07/2017

    » So, I finally went for the smartphone upgrade and ordered a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The Chinese phones are not quite there in terms of feature set, and the prices on them keep rising. The next article will cover some of the issues I faced moving from my current S5, and the wonders of the new phone as I discover them. After that, the next question will be "Do I get the docking station and VR kit or not?".

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