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    Log out for life in the slow lane

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 05/10/2015

    » It's quite amazing how dependent we are on technology. The other day, the internet was down at the office, making life quite miserable for those working on a deadline. My emails were not coming through, I couldn't download pictures, and I couldn't use Google to check facts. Only the spinning icon seemed to be working.


    Handouts are bad idea

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/09/2015

    » Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak plans to give out 36 billion baht of our money to tambons nationwide to implement any project related to building or repairs in the area, and those in line with the sufficiency economy (Business, Sept 21).


    Smashing up beliefs no way to instil order

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 16/09/2015

    » If you ever wonder what the military wants to make of Thailand and its people, the answer lies in a phone-smashing video clip that went viral earlier this week.


    Get them registered

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/08/2015

    » The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), formed to ensure "the people's airwaves" were properly used, has created an unnecessary delay over SIM card registration. After last Friday's delayed but absolutely final deadline, the NBTC is seeking yet another three-month extension. It is really time to bring this business to a conclusion.


    Smart phone use is moderation

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 04/08/2015

    » A new copyright law is being put into effect today. Following its enforcement, Line users have received repeated messages from friends warning them to stop sending flower photos with greeting messages like "Happy Tuesday". The reason is that these photos are taken by someone and those who use it without permission might be subject to a fine of up to 400,000 baht or two years in prison.


    Rolling out broadband access is money well spent

    News, Bjorn Lomborg, Published on 27/07/2015

    » If you were setting global priorities, what would you choose? Chances are that you would go for high-profile issues like health, nutrition and education. Obviously, no-one is going to ignore pressing problems in these areas, but there are other targets which could make a real difference to people's lives. Perhaps surprisingly, one of these is broadband access.


    Drones don't have to be a nightmare

    News, Published on 19/06/2015

    » Unmanned aerial vehicles have populated both the imagination and nightmares of people around the world in recent years. In April, the United States navy announced an experimental programme called Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (Locust), which officials promise will "autonomously overwhelm an adversary" and thus "provide sailors and marines a decisive tactical advantage".


    On one issue, government is out of Line

    News, Saritdet Marukatat, Published on 08/06/2015

    » The military-dominated government has made one undisputed flop over the past year, but nobody seems to care about it.


    Crack down on drivers

    News, Published on 09/05/2015

    » I write this to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. With reference to the tragic crashes that resulted in several deaths in just a few days, which were basically caused by recklessness and drink driving, we need your help in making our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists in intensifying traffic-related law and law enforcement.


    Xiaomi sale nets B11bn

    Life, James Hein, Published on 22/04/2015

    » In a recent Asian sale the Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi sold more than 2 million phones and a range of other electronic devices including over 200,000 MI Bands (like a FitBit). Leveraging off new deals in India they did all of this and more in a 12 hour period. Xiaomi was also smart enough to apply localisation features and add software relevant to the local markets to their phones, something others have often failed to do well. The total received for the sale over the period was around 11 billion baht across India, Malaysia and Indonesia. 

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