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  • TECH

    Babysitter on the Go

    Brunch, Published on 09/05/2010

    » Sitting snugly between the netbook and portable media player shelves at retailers are portable DVD players (PDPs), which are growing in popularity.

  • LEARNING

    Who knows what the future brings?

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 16/05/2010

    » I was interested to read the news of well known fortune teller Mor Krit's sentencing to six months in prison for making a very, very wrong prediction. It's a story far bigger in the Thai press than in the English one.

  • TECH

    Staying in Touch

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 16/05/2010

    » Politics aside, the Thai smartphone market is still seeing red. RIM will desperately be trying to hold off Apple's resurgence in the next few months as its main competitor rolls out the much-anticipated new operating system for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - OS 4. The new BlackBerry Storm 2 is RIM's second attempt at an iPhone killer, after the widely acknowledged failure of the original Storm that attempted to cash in on the winning aspect of iPhones - their sensitive touchable screen. But is it up to the task?

  • LEARNING

    Breaking News!

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 23/05/2010

    » Back in 1989 I was a journalist working for a daily newspaper in Australia, and one of the very last assignments I had before embarking on my trip to Thailand was one of the toughest. Through a few contacts, and my reputation for being a fair journalist (this was a long time ago, remember), I interviewed a group of paedophiles who met once a week in an anonymous suburban house.

  • LEARNING

    Edible kitty litter, Viagra & Odourless cat's urine

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 30/05/2010

    » One of the first things I become expert at whenever I visit the United States is its television. I have no choice in the matter. Over here in the States I'm awake when I'm asleep in Bangkok, and jetlag thus hits me like a Northeastern truck driver on methamphetamines.

  • TECH

    Tablet talk

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 30/05/2010

    » Aimed at the higher end of the ultra portable business market, the HP EliteBook 2730p makes a stylish addition to any boardroom table or teacher's desk.

  • LEARNING

    The dark side of Thailand

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 28/03/2010

    » There is an ad on Thai TV at the moment for a product that whitens your armpits. That's right. Your armpits. That's all; nothing else. You think I'm joking, but I'm not. It's an ad for a roll-on deodorant, but the main thing is not that you smell nice. Rather, your underarms will be white.

  • TECH

    Pocketable portablity

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 28/03/2010

    » Afresh entry from the Fujitsu camp in the ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) class of notebook is the LifeBook UH900. Fujitsu, with its LifeBook U series, and Sony, with its Vaio P series, among others, seem committed to the UMPC class.

  • LEARNING

    A Gem of a story

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 04/04/2010

    » The recent decision to close down Sanam Luang for renovations has sent me on a trip down memory lane, reminding me of a day when I went there deliberately to get ripped off. Sanam Luang is the last remaining large tract of land in central Bangkok that hasn't been cemented over to make way for shophouses selling car parts or cheap cloth which, upon coming into contact with an errant cigarette, quickly introduces you to the perils of self-immolation.

  • LEARNING

    Hooray for... Hancock park

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 25/04/2010

    » You know, back when I was living in Bangkok I was a pretty modest kind of guy. I know that sounds like I've been living here in Los Angeles for an eternity, as opposed to 14 nights, but I can tell you I've changed.

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