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  • NEWS

    E-sports looking to forge an Olympic future at Asian Games

    Published on 29/08/2018

    » JAKARTA: E-sports events are contested at the Asian Games for the first time in Indonesia, with players and advocates hoping it will show skeptics that video gaming belongs on sports' biggest stage.

  • LIFE

    Taiwan's real to reel

    Life, Published on 29/08/2018

    » A protest doc, a lesbian Taoist mother, a portrait of a dissident group, a woman who will become a teacher when she's dead -- these are some of the titles to be shown at the "Taiwan Documentary Film Festival In Bangkok 2018", which begins tomorrow at SF CentralWorld.

  • BUSINESS

    Giving wings to the elusive aerotropolis

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 29/08/2018

    » John D Kasarda is the director of the Center of Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, president and chief executive of Aerotropolis Business Concepts LLC, president of the Aerotropolis Institute of China and editor-in-chief of Logistics, an international scholarly journal. He has also published more than 100 articles and 10 books on airport cities, aviation infrastructure, urban economic development and competitiveness.

  • LIFE

    See you at the tent

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 29/08/2018

    » The great white tent -- home of Elle Fashion Week -- returns for its 20th year. Starting today, CentralWorld will resume its role as one of Bangkok's major stomping grounds as 14 shows from 18 designers run through Sept 2. This year sees old legends, established brands, as well as up-and-coming names.

  • OPINION

    Is Aussie political madness catching?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 29/08/2018

    » I happened to be in Canberra last Friday, speaking to a room full of journalists at the National Press Club, when the news came in, halfway through lunch, that Australia had a new prime minister. The moderator pointed out that the year is already two-thirds gone and it is "only three prime ministers till Christmas" -- and the China Daily's headline read "Australia changes its prime minister again, again, again, again, again".

  • TECH

    Pocophone F1

    Life, AKIN, Published on 29/08/2018

    » Pocophone F1 deploys a 20MP sensor featuring Super Pixel technology that combines the information of four pixels into one large 1.8µm pixel. The rear and front cameras are supported by AI features for photos. It features the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform, up to 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 storage and a long-lasting 4000mAh battery.

  • THAILAND

    Mid-career recognition

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 29/08/2018

    » Respect is earned, although in Thailand respect often comes with age. To motivate artists on the rise, the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, initiated the title Silpathorn Artist in 2003 to honour mid-career artists — those who've contributed to their respective fields for a number of years but still not 'masters'. The Silpathorn Award focuses on contemporary disciplines — fashion, architecture, literature, music, film, performing art and visual art — and recipients, who are between 30 to 50, represent the youthful, progressive energy in the Thai creative scene. An exhibition showing their bodies of work, from design sketches to a film screening, is ongoing at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center until Sept 9.

  • TECH

    Liberal fascism is destroying social media

    Life, James Hein, Published on 29/08/2018

    » In general I try to keep out of politics but the issue of what is currently occurring on the most popular social media platforms is a critical one to consider, for everyone. I've briefly touched on this subject in an earlier article.

  • THAILAND

    Work to begin on China-sourced sub

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 29/08/2018

    » China will begin building a 13.5-billion-baht submarine ordered by the Thai navy on Sept 4, according to a navy source.

  • WORLD

    Trump warns tech giants, stepping up attacks claiming 'bias'

    AFP, Published on 29/08/2018

    » WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on big tech firms Tuesday, warning Facebook, Google and Twitter to be "careful," hours after slamming what he called "rigged" internet search results.

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