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  • LEARNING

    The vocabulary of political conflict

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/12/2010

    » The ongoing political conflict has been a daily topic in the Bangkok Post for the past several years and there is a whole set of vocabulary that we have seen again and again.

  • LEARNING

    ditch

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/12/2010

    » a long narrow open channel dug into the ground usually at the side of a road or field, which is used especially for supplying or removing water, or for dividing land คูน้ำ

  • TECH

    The Game Layer

    Mylife, Adrian Hodges, Published on 27/12/2010

    » Throughout human history games and game play have been a huge part of social development. In the last 30 years since the advent of personal computing we have seen the exponential spread of gaming consoles, platforms, and handheld devices. With the spread of Internet access alongside faster connections and speedier hardware the spread of gaming has reached all corners of our day-to-day lives. Powerful smart phones, or 'super phones' and other devices are now offering users permanent 'always-on' connections. Processor speeds and graphic chip expansion is allowing access to immersive gaming and play worlds as never before. We can now play games on the bus or train, in the car and on the move. Social networks such as Facebook offer access to a range of gaming 'apps'. The gaming company Zynga is leading the way - producing games for Facebook and MySpace. Founded only three years ago Zynga now has 1300 employees worldwide and a shadow share market valuation of approximately $5 billion. Tapping into the human desire for play and games is proving to be an emerging next step in the spread of the Web and global connectivity. Alongside this new wave is evolving research into the use of games and gaming in the realm of learning.

  • TECH

    French smartphone users get holiday gift -- their phones

    AFP, Published on 27/12/2010

    » Some French smartphone users are getting an unexpected holiday gift this year -- their handsets -- as a tax hike allows them to get out of their service contracts and keep their subsidised phone.

  • LEARNING

    Bioplastics public-private venture

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 27/12/2010

    » Just when Map Ta Phut pollution seems to spell the end of heavy industry in Thailand, environmentally friendly bioplastics may resuscitate the industry.

  • LEARNING

    The Green Peafowl, an endangered bird

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 27/12/2010

    » The beautiful photos of this majestic bird may lure you to forest or nearest zoo in search of its rare beauty.

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