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    Interactive vehicles to boost traffic safety and convenience

    Database, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 12/05/2010

    » Sudden breakdowns of vehicles often cause road accidents and affect other motorists. But driving in the future could become safer and more pleasant as drivers benefit from a communication system enabling vehicles to communicate with each other.

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    Difficulties of info on the move

    Database, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 12/05/2010

    » The difficulty in communication between moving vehicles is the rapid changing of their locations. It is thus a challenge to acquire routing for transmitting information or directions to the target. For example, information on a road accident should be spread to the approaching vehicles, not those are in front of it. Moreover, communicating outdoor conditions is also faced with intervened frequency and disruption by high buildings, leading to inefficient data transmission. Choosing the appropriate signal channels (such as DSRC, Wi-Fi, or cellular network) is essential.

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    Mobile phones offer hope to 'bottom of the pyramid'

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 12/05/2010

    » ISLAMABAD : Sriganesh Lokanathan, senior research manager at LIRNEasia, spoke of the need to address the agricultural sector in South Asia which makes up a large share of the labour pool but a low share of GDP.

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    Forum discusses ways to break cycle of poverty

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 12/05/2010

    » ISLAMABAD : Islamabad was home to the expert meeting on mobile 2.0 applications and conditions, jointly hosted by think-tank LIRNEasia and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. In this forum academics, operators and regulators from the telecommunication, IT and financial sectors gathered together to share their research and experience on how a new generation of mobile applications can benefit the poor at the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) from micro-finance, agricultural, public transport or even social networking.

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    Microsoft offers special price PCs to boost sales

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 12/05/2010

    » Political instability has led Microsoft Thailand to reduce its business projection while pushing its cloud strategy to sustain revenue. The company is also preparing to offer special price PCs to boost consumer sales.

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    MyGamma launched in Thailand

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 12/05/2010

    » ISLAMABAD : Assistant Professor Dr Puree Sirasoonthorn from Thammasat University's faculty of economics spoke of her research on mobile social networking at the bottom of the pyramid. MyGamma, a mobile social networking community, is run by a Singapore company called Buzz City. It has 4-5 million users worldwide and entered Thailand in 2005 to focus on those in the lower to middle income groups and is accessible through all the major Thai telcos. In Thailand, MyGamma has 200,000 users as of July 2009.

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    India points the way

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 12/05/2010

    » ISLAMABAD : Rohan Samarajiva, standing in for Professor Subhash Bhatnagar who was unable to attend because of visa issues, spoke of research done on m-government.

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    When your Mac won't recognise your iPhone

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 12/05/2010

    » I have been running my new 2.66Ghz MacBook Pro for the past couple of weeks. I will report next time on day-to-day use and its performance. While I took great care to transfer the data and install applications, mostly by downloading from new, it was not all plain sailing. The software I use for the weekly podcast let me down and I am still looking at that. As a short-term remedy, I wrote parts of the feed myself.

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    Some are more neutral than others in spectrum sector

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 12/05/2010

    » Neutrality. It is easy to preach it but sometimes in order to be neutral, one must take sides. Nowhere is this paradox more true than in the mess that is spectrum regulation in the mobile telecommunications sector.

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    We've come a long way, baby - or not

    Database, Gotfried. K, Published on 12/05/2010

    » The protests on the streets of Bangkok these days are a reminder that, taken as a whole, mankind has come a long way in the past hundred years - yet not everyone has been able to enjoy the trip, nor have all benefited from the enormous sacrifices required for industrialisation and participation in the modern world. It has increasingly become a world of haves and have-nots and the disparity has been fuelled, in large part, by science and technology.

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